|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Set behind electric gates in a private cul de sac, the property is quiet and secluded, and commands a truly stunning location within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The coastal path is situated at the bottom of the garden, leading on to miles of incredible walks and you are a 10 minute drive into the bustling town of Falmouth, or 10 minutes the other way to the Helford passage. Whether you choose to relax in the garden and watch the sail boats cross from St Mawes and the dolphins frolic across the bay or venture out to the many local attractions, you will find that this area of Cornwall has everything you would look for in a holiday.
The house sleeps up to 12 people in 6 double bedrooms comfortably. There are panoramic views from each of the main rooms and bedrooms and there is a large south facing slate terrace outside, with a lovely sloping grass lawn facing out to sea. There are two en-suite bedrooms, with a further family bathroom and a downstairs shower room. The open plan sitting/dining room has a wood burning stove, a large TV with DVD player, comfortable sofas and a dining table for up to 8 people. The kitchen has another big dining table, a large Lacanche stove, dishwasher, big fridge and freezer and a separate utility area with washing machine and dryer. There is a table tennis table, lots of books and games, a trampoline and table, chairs and a BBQ for fine weather dining. There is also parking for several cars. The house works particularly well for two families wishing to holiday together.
There are over 20 beautiful gardens to visit in easy reach, water sports on the nearby beaches and coves. The Eden Project and the beaches of the north and south coast are all within a short drive. There are several golf courses very close by and a great choice of restaurants and good pubs including the Ferryboat Inn at the Helford Passage which you can walk to via the coastal path. This is a fabulous holiday home for all of the family.
There is also a private beach which can be accessed at the bottom of the garden. The path down to it is very steep and is traversed at your own risk but it is a lovely mix of sand and shingle and is perfect for rock pooling or swimming from, tide dependent.
We have put a lot of thought and work into making our vacation house as comfortable as possible and we do hope that you will enjoy your stay. Please note that this is our family's much loved private, holiday home, we are not a rental agency or a travel agent.
We were a party of ten, with seven of the group being Portuguese, who had never experienced Cornwall before. The first sight of the location and those incredible views of the coastline blew everyone away, simply breath taking!
The layout of the house was perfect for our purpose and was clean and beautifully furnished. It didn't take long to sort ourselves into rooms and enjoy a gin and tonic before sunset.
The week was spent with a balance between trips out to various tourist spots, eg: Minack Theatre, Lands End, Fish & Chips in St Ives, The Eden Project, the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes for lunch at The Idle Rocks and lazing around the house, walking the coastal path into Maenporth Beach for lunch at The Cove and more G&T's!
Out of all the trips The Eden Project stood out as a great experience and The Idle Rocks is a real treat.
We had some fantastic meals and ten people around the kitchen table, with five different conversations going on, is what makes for a brilliant holiday atmosphere.
We would certainly recommend this property in the knowledge that it would be hard not to have a superb holiday.
A truly wonderful house in a beautiful setting. The house is immaculate, fitted with luxury white goods and every type of cooking utensil/china etc. you could possible want.
The garden is very secluded with an easy walkway down to the very beautiful private beach. The house is on the coastal path which is a real bonus.
We had 10 adults staying in the house and everyone had a great bedroom and facilities and enjoyed their stay.
I would recommend this house, the owners are very pleasant and helpful. 10/10. A five star house in a five star setting.
It was with some financial trepidation that we booked this rather expensive holiday home for a week. We needn't have worried, it exceeded our expectations and have to say that it is full value for money. The 6 bedrooms are spacious and 4 of them have a sea view. And there we have the most stunning feature of this property, the view. It's awesome. You could easily kid yourself that you are on a Greek Island looking over the Mediterranean Sea.
Our weather was mixed with hot days at the start and the end and in between a little bit wet and blustery. The beach at Maenporth was excellent and we were able to hire out kayaks and paddle boards fairly cheaply, it's only a 10 minute walk down the Coastal Path. On the wet days we went to Lands End and the Seal Sanctuary and at Helford Passage we were able to hire out a motor boat which the kids loved. We even got a day scuba diving in at Porthkerris.
What Was Good? The size of the house (there were 10 of us) especially the dining kitchen where we spent most evenings taking it in turn to cook. The lounge with its comfy chairs looking out over sea, the outside furniture with barbeque, the private beach (low tide only) with just a mere 174 steps down were also up there with the best.
What Was Not So Good? Very little. We had an issue with the hot water system for a short period, but that was addressed and a spare part for one of the boilers has been ordered. Perhaps some 'extended family' size pans would be good too, we struggled a bit in that area.
A tip for anyone booking this accommodation. Order a Tesco delivery to arrive an hour or so after you do. We did this and it worked perfectly. The nearest big supermarket is an Asda in Falmouth, around 5 miles away but there is a Spar in the village 1.5 miles away. We had small children so didn't go the pubs, choosing to spend our time in the house (which probably saved us several hundred pounds).
In conclusion........ we all said that we'd love to live in this house were it not for the typically Cornish narrow roads.
This was a Family holiday to celebrate my Husband's 70th birthday so our ages consisted of very young to more senior adults. The house was everything that we could have wished for with beautiful and spacious accommodation with plenty of activities for the younger members to keep them occupied and amused.
The sea views from the rooms were truly stunning even on days when the weather wasn't particularly kind and one could quite happily enjoy the vista whilst having a glass of wine.
The location of the house was ideal for exploring the scenic and wonderful coastline and sampling the excellent restaurants nearby such as The Ferry Boat Inn overlooking the Helford River and The Cove Restaurant with its splendid view of Maenporth Beach.
We hope to return to this lovely home for a longer period next year when we can visit the places we were unable to fit in to our seven days at Kinvara.
We had 4 adults and 5 kids staying and it was a very comfy and lovely house. It had everything that we needed, including stacks of DVD's to watch, stocked pantry, a selection of wetsuits (although we had our own) table tennis in the garage and a private beach....oh, and a bottle of bubbly greeting us in the fridge. The kids loved "coasteering" and "Gully Jumping" into the water. We were there during Falmouth week and had sailing and red arrows displays each day. Would love to have stayed longer.
Kinvara definitely deserves 5 stars. The description of 180 degree views of the sea doesn't prepare you for the absolutely stunning views in all weathers which took our breath away.
Prior to arrival we were provided with clear instructions for accessing the property and the facilities were excellent clean and well maintained. Although the house was exceptionally spacious it felt like a home and was children friendly with plenty of games and other activities provided.
We stayed here to celebrate a special birthday and retirement and shared a very happy time with family and friends. Kinvara made it an all the more special occasion.
We would recommend it as a fantastic place to stay with all the surrounding places to visit, such as the Eden Project, St Ives, catching the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes.
Maenporth Beach is within easy walking distance of the house. There is a café there serving sandwiches and cakes and a very safe bay for children to swim and paddle. There is also one of the best restaurants in the area just next to the beach which serves wonderful lunches and dinners.
Swanpool Beach is a short drive away and there is a very good sailing/water sport activity centre there allowing you to rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards etc and also book sailing/canoeing lessons for all ages or activity days for the children.
Falmouth has a multi-screen cinema, a bowling alley and a great swimming pool/gym complex for rainy days. Pendennis Castle is well worth a visit as is the Maritime Museum. You can book a sea trip with Orca sea safaris to tour the harbour and nearby bays, often seeing seals and sea-birds and if you are lucky dolphins and basking sharks. You can also take organised boat trips up the River Fal, over to St Mawes or the Helford Passage from the harbour in Falmouth. In addition, there are lots of nice shops, art galleries and cafes/restaurants in the town making it a fun place to wander.
Gardens – Within a very short distance there are the beautiful sub-tropical gardens of Trebah, Glendurgan and Carwinion (which does serve the best cream tea in the world!)
Coastal walks - The Coastal Path passes right at the bottom of the garden. You can walk either left towards Maenporth and Swanpool beaches and into Falmouth or right towards the Helford Passage and, if you are keen walker an hour and 30mins of breath taking coastal views, to the Ferryboat Inn, a wonderful foodie pub set on a sand/shingle beach with a ferry across the Helford Passage. Here you can also hire boats to potter around the creeks leading off the Helford Passage, which is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. There are also lots of rock pools accessible from the coastal path for kids to explore at low-tide.
Surfing – can be done mainly on the North coast beaches, nearest of which are about 45minute drive away. We particularly like Gwithian beach with its fantastic National Trust café and its beautiful light house. You can easily hire wetsuits etc and organise lessons. Newquay beaches are also within the 45minute drive time.
Horse riding – there is a lovely riding school at Bosvathick Farm near Constantine just a few miles away.
Historic mines - Poldark Mine is a fun day out for the kids. Take a tour of the mine and then pan for real gems!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Bank Transfer: with the 30% deposit on Booking. 70% due 4 weeks before arrival with £700 security deposit which will be returned 2 weeks after departure.