Completely Refurbished New England Style, 3 Double / 1 single bed, 2 Bathroom
About Tutte Watson
Hi my name is Tutte, I am one of three siblings and I look after the holiday lettings side of this property for my parents who have been holidaying in Helford for twenty years. They have spent three years carefully doing up this house to make it a gorgeous home-from-home that is as wonderful in the Summer as it is the Winter. They now love to come to Helford with the grandchildren as it is a fantastic place to get together as a family. We all think that the peacefulness of Helford makes it the perfect village to escape from it all and have a refreshing break, even if you're only able to do a long weekend!
Why Tutte Watson chose Helford
This is our family holiday home and isn't just a holiday rental. The feedback we've had is that this feels like a luxurious home-from-home and not a characterless place to stay that just gets let out in the Summer. We hope you agree and if you have any questions then please don't hesitate to ask.
What makes this Bungalow unique
This house is down a private drive so is very peaceful but at the same time is in the heart of the village - just a few minutes walk to the pub, the village store and the foot-ferry. Parking in Helford is challenging, especially in peak season, and only residents or people staying in the village can drive through it but this house has parking on-site for three cars.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Babes in arms (cot available), and the over 7s.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Peaceful stay in a home from home
This is the first property we have truly felt like we were at home. The house has been decorated beautifully and we loved all the little touches. A gorgeous view from the garden and baby rabbits munching away in the garden first thing in the morning. We look forward to returning!
We had a great week in Helsford, April Cottage is lovely and had everything we needed.
Wonderful family escape
We spent our second Easter at April cottage with our three children (6, 4, baby) and my parents. Once again we had a fabulous time and enjoyed getting away from it all. The kids loved it with nearby Flambards theme park, Poldhu beach, and steam railway, while the adults loved the chocolate factory and cider barn! Theres a great gastropub at the end of the street in the Shipright Arms while the Holy Mackerel cafe across the fjord does a nice lunch. For the more active there are plenty of walks through unspoiled country, though it can be particularly hilly in places, so be prepared! The cottage itself is very well presented and equipped, with a lovely outlook from the back garden over the bay. We would recommend a stay to anyone.
This was the perfect relaxing holiday away from it all. My husband and I used the cottage as a base to explore the area and particularly enjoyed St Ives, Mousehole, the ferry to St Mawes, and walks around Lizard and Porthcurno. The drive into Helford at the end of each day added to the lovely sense of seclusion and luck at being able to stay in such a special place.
We agree with all the previous comments about the beautiful location, the stylish décor and attention to detail. We also loved the attitude of the family in sharing the experience of their home and the way they made us feel like trusted friends. This came across in all the communication, in the amazingly-detailed directions and tips on things to do, and the many thoughtful touches. I can’t imagine a better experience. Thank you to Mimi, Tutte and Stewart for all your help before and during our stay, and for allowing us the use of your beautiful cottage – it was a real home-from-home and we look forward to staying again sometime!
Lovely house in a beautiful spot
We spent a week here with our daughter, son-in-law and their children aged 7 and 10. We found the house very comfortable and well equipped, everything we could possibly need was found in a cupboard somewhere, or even in the garage! It makes a change not to find locked rooms or cupboards, it made it seem like a real lived-in home. The village of Helston is a real gem, very attractive without being over prettified. The pub is just great, the kids went down onto the little jetty 'crabbing' while we had our aperitifs. There are 3 gardens to go and look at across the ferry to Helford Passage, two of them NT.
A truly beautiful and beautifully appointed vacation home. Wonderful!
Had a lovely week’s stay at April cottage while hiking the coastal path from St Ives to the Lizard. Belford and April cottage are a bit tricky to access but absolutely worth the effort!
Thank you so much for a lovely review and we’re so glad you found it worth the effort to get there. We definitely agree with you!
The hamlet of Helford offers absolute tranquility. It is literally at the end of the road to the sea! You can make the most of this peace by enjoying the surrounding countryside and coasts. For entertainment there is a pub with large terrace overlooking the Helford Estuary, a tea shop in the converted church and a wonderful local store (that stocks everything including fresh bread, croissants and ice-cream). Sailors can join the Helford River Sailing Club for a week or daysail dinghies from Helford Point or St Anthony's Bay or moor your own dinghy at Steve Potter's pontoon, which is accessible at all states of the tide. The rocks are wonderful for crabbing. April Cottage is just 50 metres from the Coastal Path or why not take a short walk through the bluebell woods to Frenchman's Creek or explore Penarvon Cove. There are many lovely beaches just a short drive away. The foot Ferry from Helford Point (3 minutes walk) takes you across the river to the Ferryboat Inn for a delicious lunch or walk along to Glendurgan or Trebah Gardens. We often walk in a circle round Helford and include the Kestle Barton Art Gallery and garden. You can visit sub tropical gardens, take the King Harry Ferry to the Roseland Peninsula see the Maritime Museum in Falmouth and then take ferry to St Mawes for lunch/afternnon tea at the famous Tresanton Hotel. The Ship Inn at Mawgan is well worth booking for an evening meal, run by husband and wife team Ali and Greg, some of their amazing food can also be bought at the local shop. We are big fans but so are most of Cornwall so book early! The South Cafe has just reopened in Manaccan, just up the road. St Ives is of course well worth a trip and you can park and ride and get the train into the town. The Porthminster Beach Cafe near the station is another of our favourite places to eat - you need to book at busy times. Trevaskis Farm has high quality Pick Your Own and a restaurant with the biggest choice of deserts we've ever seen! Fresh fish can be bought from Kernowsashini Farm just 4 miles away, or the Cornish Shellfish company in Gweek. There is a seal sanctuary near Helston and don't forget the Floral Dance if you are there in early May. Go down the Poldark Mine near Redruth (tin mining capital of Cornwall in18C), or go to Roskillys Farm and watch the cows being milked and maybe have a wood fired pizza. See the Lizard Lighthouse Centre and Marconi Wireless Station or visit Porthleven harbour - Rick Stein has just opened a restaurant there and we can recommend the husband and wife run SeaDrift cafe. There is the Mynack Open Air Theatre we recommend going via Mousehole the picturesque harbour and small town. The interesting Tremenheere Sculpture Garden is also in that direction. West Cornwall is also rich in Neolithic and Bronze Age Heritage sites. You can use our two-man Gemini sit on canoe - just launch it by the pub - and explore the creeks and banks of the Helford River. Golfers can enjoy Mullion Golf Course, a fabulous cliff top and links course or you can just relax and enjoy the many different agapanthus in the secluded garden at April Cottage.
BT Superfast Broadband, BT box with sports channels, large TV plus TV points in the bedrooms and kitchen, Vodafone Sure signal (mobile reception is patching in Cornwall!), and Sonos Music System.