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Holiday House In Quiet Village, Half A Mile From Helford River, 4 Bed, 3 Bath

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Near Helford, beaches and SW Coast Path. Sorry - no dogs

Unusually for a holiday let, it has full central heating and an open log fire and it is therefore ideal for breaks throughout the year. Meadowbank offers a rare and peaceful haven overlooking the ancient village church. The south facing terrace and garden offers a sunny and relaxing addition to the house. The thatched village pub is a short distance down the hill and is well worth a visit, for such an old building it is ironically named 'The New Inn'.

Francis Carne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Francis Carne

Meadowbank has belonged to the family for many years but has only recently been available for rent. The owner grew up locally and despite having to work 'up-country' has spent almost all his holidays in this special corner of Cornwall. The rest of the family needed no persuasion to love it also. This is their only holiday property and is used frequently giving it a high level of attention and comfort.

Francis Carne purchased this house in 1995


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Holiday House In Quiet Village, Half A Mile From Helford River, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Delightful tranquality

  • 4 of 5

On arrival there was a tea tray (with a proper teapot!) all laid out for us, which was very welcome, along with biscuits! Little bunches of flowers from the garden had been thoughtfully left in several places in the house . A chilled bottle in the fridge.... all these things made for a most delightful stay. The cottage is in a very quiet location and is spacious and extremely well equipped. The only real downside is the entrance - no sign on the gate so you are not entirely certain that you are at the right place initially, and the driveway is very tight to get into and out of, especially if, like us, you have a long estate car. That aside, it's wonderful - go!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfection in every way

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here every October half-term for the past three years and every time have found this home wonderful. It has everything you could want, is always immaculately clean and warm. It is truly a five star property in a wonderful location suitable for families and adult couples alike. It is so peaceful yet there is so much to do in the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing week in this lovely village-peace and tranquility. Property clean, comfortable and spacious, with all the home comforts we could want. Picturesque location, a short drive from several beautiful beaches and many places of interest. A great break for families and nature lovers. Well recommended

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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absolute peace

  • 5 of 5

We return to Meadowbank at least three times during the year and and are always delighted by the accommodation being situated in our favourite area of the Helford river in Cornwall. Our accommodation is immaculately presented and very comfortably furnished - beds are immaculately clean and the kitchen is very spacious with every kitchen aid supplied. Washing machine and dishwasher are very useful kitchen accessories and the warmth of the central heating is always a welcome during our winter month visits. Meadowbank is without doubt a five star holiday self catering establishment.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Wooded footpaths lead from the village down ancient routes where 10 minutes walking will bring you to the water's edge at Carne and St. Anthony is a further stroll along the wooded lane. It is about 15 to 20 minutes walk down to Helford. From Helford the section of the South West Coastal Path along the estuary to the sea should not be missed.

The wider sandy beaches on the west coast near Mullion are about a 15 minute drive. The North Coast beaches Nr St Ives are about a 45 minute drive.


Truro Station is about a 45 minute drive.

Airport near Newquay about 1 hour's drive.


Helford Village is half a mile.

Town of Helston 9 Miles.

Falmouth 25 miles.

Truro 30 miles.

Further Details:

The small and picturesque village of Manaccan nestles in one of Cornwall's quietest and most unspoilt corners. A cluster of houses surround an ancient church with a bistro-cafe enhancing the little community. The village occupies a sunny and elevated position between the south side of the Helford River and the little creek that runs from the sea up to Carne. Tennis courts can be rented at a very reasonable rate at the top of the village and boats of all shapes and sizes are available for hire at St. Anthony and Helford. (It's best to book early for these during July and August). The village shop recently closed but there are shops in Helford and Newtown and also supermarkets in the town of Helston which is about 9 miles away. Fresh fish and organic produce including the very best Cornish Pasties can be found at Gear Farm shop, about 3 miles away near St Martin.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Shorter rentals for long weekends etc. are available away from the peak season. Please contact the owners for details.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is currently a Friday (but this might change for 2015. It is more flexible out of the peak season.
To allow for cleaning etc. guests are asked to vacate by 10.00am and not arrive before 4.00pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Manaccan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • One en-suite shower room with Shower, WC and Basin. A family bathroom with Bath, WC and Basin and a third room with Shower, WC and Basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Double (with en-suite) Bedroom 2 Twin Bedroom 3 Twin Bedroom 4 Single (Large room but single bed).
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: There is a very pretty garden and room for two to three cars to park on the driveway. There are tables and chairs for eating and sitting outside, a barbecue is also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided in the rental and is changed on a Friday. Towels are not provided. Other: Through the kitchen there is a back door to the conservatory which overlooks the garden. This can be used as a dining room or an extra sitting/playroom/garden room. There is a door into the garden.

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