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High quality cosy quirky cottage with hot tub in idyllic hamlet nr Helford.

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2, parking, charming garden & hot tub, log burner, nr Helford, Cornwall

The mouth of the Helford River can be seen as you approach the hamlet of Tregarne, reminding you just how close you are to the coast - Porthallow Cove is a short walk across the fields and Helford is three miles away. For those in search of peace, look no further than The Withy, where you can relax in the hot tub, lounge on the private terrace or chill on the lawn with a novel. This delightful annexe, attached to the Owners' home, is accessed by a porch opening into the sumptuously furnished bedroom (kingsize). From here, a step up then down leads through a hall into the kitchen/diner and the shower-room, also on the ground floor. The cosy first floor sitting-room has a television and warming wood-burner to add to your comfort. Decorated with style and flair, a tasteful mix of old and new, in keeping with an era of days gone by. The Withy also benefits from broadband. Complimentary homemade bread. For the more adventurous, why not learn how to bake artisan bread during your stay.

Homemade artisan bread & Introductory Bread Course: The owner runs a small artisan bakery from a studio kitchen at the farmhouse. Fresh bread is baked most days and is complimentary. Come and learn how to make bread the traditional way by participating in a half day Introductory Bread Course which teaches you all the basics required to make delicious bread. You will never buy a loaf from the supermarket again once you have made this bread yourself! The course costs £60 for two.

New for 2012: A top of the range Villeroy & Boch hot tub on its own deck in the garden for sole use of The Withy. And a new bathroom too.

More Details

Robert Coates & Hope O'Neill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018


Saint Keverne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , King Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Accommodation: Ground Floor. Porch. Bedroom with double bed (5') leading to kitchen/dinner with electric cooker, microwave, SMEG fridge/freezer and washing machine. Shower room with shower, wash-basin and separate WC. First Floor. Sitting room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Facilities: Inclusive electricity, full oil-fired central heating, logs for wood-burner. Broadband. Duvets & towels provided. Miscellaneous: Private parking for 2 cars. Garden furniture and barbecue. Shop 2m. Pub 1.5m. Regret no children under 16. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Arrive / depart Saturday.


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High quality cosy quirky cottage with hot tub in idyllic hamlet nr Helford.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner has just left the withy, the cottage was lovely. It's in a good location, short drive to different places. Rob was very welcoming. We had fresh home made bread and cakes waiting for us which hope made. The hot tub was lovely, looking up at the stars and just so relaxing. Would definitely return in the future. Thank you rob and hope from Sam and Alice

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first part of our honeymoon at The Withy and it could not have been more perfect! Comfortable, well equipped, peaceful, and Hope's bread arriving every other day or so was a real treat. The hot tub was wonderful - lovely to sip wine and watch the stars come out and count the bats !!! Can't wait to go back again next year.

The Newly Weds

West Sussex

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you are returning again. Thank you so much for your charming review. Many thanks, Hope
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Perfect cottage (& perfect hot tub!!!)

  • 5 of 5

we are just returning from our week long stay at the Withy in pretty & tranquil Tregarne. This is a lovely cottage for a couple and really fits the bill when you picture a nice cornish cottage in a sleepy hamlet. It is finished to a very good standard, they have just put in a gorgeous new bathroom and wooden floor kitchen (with super cool smeg fridge, which colour matches perfectly to the "blue eggs" you can purchase just up the lane). It also has a fabulous new villeroy and boche hot tub. Even in early march this was an absolute delight...we spend hours in the tub sipping wine- it really is a treat.

Hope and Rob are the most welcoming of couples, from the second we arrived we were made to feel welcome, with treats in the fridge and yummy home made ginger cakes. They were both so helpful whenever you needed them. We enjoyed a great bread making class with Hope and still have so so much yummy bread!!! Hope runs a bread business from their cottage and the lovely bread and cinemon buns were a real treat to sample (delivered to you on baking days!).

The are is so nice, very unspoilt with lots of craggy coves and walks. Their is a wealth of info in the cottage about restaurants/ villages etc etc. All you need is there. The area is very nice off season too, most places are still open and its nice a quiet and even more peaceful then normal for you to enjoy the lizard area. We had some fab prawns from the fish man who visits the hamlet on a wednesday and also enjoyed a great meal in the Greenhouse nearby in St keverne. There are great fish and chips available also in the village on a friday as well as a couple of pubs, shop and post office.

Helford nearby is also very nice and the walk down to the 5 pilchards pub inporthallow is lovely, we walked through fields of daffodils.

The bed at the Withy is extremely comfy and there is loads of kitchen equipment if you want to cook in (proper good qualit stuff...not the normal cheap stuff you often find).

We are only a few hours into our journey home and already missing the Withy!

Thanks Rob and Hope for making our stay so nice!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a fab time. It was a pleasure having you to stay. Thanks so much for the great review, we are chuffed. Many thanks, Hope & Rob
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  • 5 of 5

I had no hesitation about renting The Withy from the word go. I knew it would be lovely from the photographs and from talking to Hope.

Well, it was lovelier than I imagined.

From the first moment to the last we had a wonderful time. It was warm, welcoming, comfortable. Nothing was missing, nothing was lacking. We stayed just a few nights in August 2010 and then having to leave earlier than we thought, my in law's stayed for the last night and have every intention of coming back. It is more than perfect for a couple and we are very excited about the Hot Tub and the new beautiful property Nansbara.

And, by the way, Hope's bread is worth the walk from John O'Groats.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful home from home

  • 5 of 5

The Withy is superb. Small, but perfectly formed and very cosy. The owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped (including Smeg fridge!), the bedroom is comfortable and attractively decorated, and the living area has a wood burning stove which would be fantastic on colder evenings.

The hamlet itself is tiny and peaceful, and the surrounding area is beautiful. It’s remote enough to feel like you’ve escaped, but close enough to centres like Helford, St Keverne and Lizard not to feel totally cut off. Great walking, lovely beaches and far more to see and do than you could ever manage in a week.

The owners are very welcoming – happy to talk when you want to, and to give you space when you don’t. You may even get to taste their lovely homemade bread (or learn how to bake it.)

The fact that the kitchen is so well equipped and that there’s wireless internet makes this a great place to stay – peaceful and remote enough to feel you’re living a rural dream without having to sacrifice the conveniences of modern life. We could have stayed for weeks.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful spot in lovely Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

It took me quite a while to write a comment about our WONDERFUL time at Hope's and Rob's place but good things need their time. So here is what I would like to say about our heavenly week in Tregarne. First it was quite an adventure to find the hamlet. Our navigation system gave up at a certain point so we were highly thankful for the detailed description Hope had sent us in advance.

When we reached the cottage we fell in love instantly. Rob welcomed us and showed us around. He titled the cottage "quirky" and he made a point. The place is cosy, charming, furnished and equipped with love and care and there's absolutely nothing we would've missed. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming, helpful and friendly, we felt wonderful. The region around Tregarne is beautiful, there is so much to discover! And don't you miss a breadbaking-class with Hope in the most beautiful bakery I've ever been to. Thanks a Million to Hope and Rob, we'll see each other again for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Maren & Olli, we loved having you. And I had a lot of fun teaching you how to bake bread. Great news that you might return. Many thanks, Hope & Rob
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Ferry
81 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
110 Miles
Exeter - M5
Car: necessary

The Withy is located in the peaceful and tranquil hamlet of Tregarne, ideally situated to explore the Lizard peninsula and West Cornwall. There is wonderful walking with the coastal path about a mile away. From the door you can walk to Porthallow, Gillan, Helford & St. Anthony. The coastline is dramatic which varies between rugged coves, sandy beaches, peaceful creeks & sailing waters of the Helford River, made famous by Daphne du Maurier. There are many glorious gardens including Trebah, some of them National Trust such as Glendurgan, the Seal Sanctuary, Goonhilly Earth Station, picturesque villages of Helford, Coverack, Cadgwith, Mullion and many more. The spectacular Kynance Cove is a must to visit. Lizard Point is the most southerly point of England and the lighthouse has recently re-opened for visitors. The major towns of Helston, Porthleven & Falmouth are all within easy reaching distance. There are many nice pubs and restaurants wherever you happen to be.

Other Activities: National Trust gardens, Seal Sanctuary, coastal path, Goonhilly Earth Station, Roskilly's Farm, boat trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short Breaks are bookable for the weeks indicated. The minimum stay is 3 nights
Prices for Short Breaks are worked out as follows:
3 days - 70% of weekly price, 4 days - 75% of weekly price, 5 days - 80% of weekly price, 6 days - 90% of weekly price.
To book, please telephone or e-mail us. A 50% non-refundable deposit will confirm your reservation with balance due six weeks before arrival.

50% non refundable deposit confirms a reservation with the balance due six weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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