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Stylish, contemporary cottage for two close to the sea, beaches and village pub

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Open plan living/dining/kitchen, bedroom, en suite shower room, garden, parking

The Old Ration Shop is a cottage for two. White and bright, stylish and contemporary with Farrow and Ball colours, designer fabrics and a good mix of old and modern complemented with original art, plus all the mod cons for a comfortable year round holiday. Views are of farmland, cliffs and sea glimpses beyond. The South West coastal path is nearby (approximately 7 minutes walk) offering beautiful walks in both directions passing fabulous beaches and overlooking the bluest of seas. The Halzephron Inn, the perfect place to watch the sunset, is a short stroll away with views over Mounts Bay and Fishing Cove.

The Old Ration Shop is arranged over two floors and is attached on one side to the owners cottage. There is a private enclosed Mediterranean style garden.

More Details

Property Manager
Amanda Turner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Old Ration Shop, we absolutely adored it. It was so kind of you to leave us easter treats and scones too, such a nice touch. I hope to visit again in the future.
Apr 2014
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Helston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The modern en suite wet room has a white suite with basin, toilet and powerful electric shower, the floor has travertine marble tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Stylish, contemporary cottage for two close to the sea, beaches and village pub
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for a romantic getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

What an a absolutely perfect little cottage this was to spend a few nights in, unwind and de-stress from everyday life?! Perfectly placed for exploring the stunning beaches and coves along this coast and stunning walks along coastal paths too. The local pub was friendly and welcoming too and I can particularly recommend the 'mulled cider'! Will definitely be back again next year

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ebertswil Switzerland

Cornish holiday bliss.

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully presented cottage offered us all we could have wished for. An ideal retreat for two , but within easy reach of the sea, supermarkets, and not least, a good pub with excellent food and sea views. The cottage is easily accessible by car from Helston or Penzance, with parking close to the front (or was it the back?) door. In side it is simply decorated but with every mod con available.

Amanda and her husband were welcoming and helpful.

If we could have picked it up and taken it away we would have done. As that is not possible I suspect we will return again as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage in a rural area close to the see

  • 5 of 5

The old ration shop is a stylish cottage, which is lovely decorated in a rural, quiet area. The property was clean and well equiped. There is a own garten place to sit. The owners are friendly and helpful. We were wellcomed with selfmade scones and marmelade.

The cottage is close to the see (about 1/2 mile) and some beaches. The coastpath is also a few hundred meters away, where we did several amazing walking-tours. Close by the property there is a good gastro-pub (Halzephron Inn), where we have got good food and bear. The next bigger town with supermarkets is about 3 miles away.

The Old Ration Shop is an ideal starting-point for excursions and to discover the beautiful province of southwest Cornwall (for example St. Ives, Porthcumo beach and Minack open air theatre, Land's End and Lizard Island).

We enjoyed our stay at The Old Ration Shop very much and can recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate and well equipped holiday cottage in a great location. Ideal for a peaceful relaxing break.

The coastal path is within a few minutes walk from the cottage and we took advantage of this to walk direct from the cottage to both Mullion & Porthleven.

Also right on the dooorstep for all the other walks, fantastic beaches and villages on the Lizard, particularly Kynance Cove & Coverack. Great seafood restaurant at The Lifeboat House, Coverack.

Amanda & Ian are lovely hosts. We loved the cream tea on arrival and the half dozen eggs with brilliant yellow yolks, made fantastic scrambled eggs.

Lovely cottage to come back to at the the end of a day in the fresh Cornish air.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you to stay at The Old Ration Shop, and thank you for your kind words.
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Paradise in Porthleven

  • 5 of 5

Perfect hideaway in a peaceful location. Luxuriously decorated cottage that catered for our every need. The hosts provided everything for a comfortable stay, the outdoor space was more than adequate for enjoying a quiet well deserved glass of wine! We only wish we'd stayed long enough to meet the hens! A place to return to again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we're really happy you had an enjoyable stay.
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Long Weekend in Gunwalloe

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Old Ration Shop for a long weekend in February. The property was spotlessly clean and very well equipped and has a lovely "beach house" feel with painted wooden floors throughout. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and upstairs the sitting room was cosy. We had our own garden cleverly screened from the owners, with mature olive tree and table and chairs. A wonderful spot for a glass of wine on a summer evening - or even a February evening! Within a 10 minute walk is the local pub which is a great place to sit and watch the sunset, as well as serving good pub grub. Also within 10 minutes walk is the coastal path and a lovely long sandy beach(Fishing Cove) from where you can - as we did - walk to Porthleven for lunch. At the end of the road is Church Cove - another great beach - and a golf course. What more could you want, sun and sand for the girls and golf for the boys!

Amanda and Ian were very welcoming and knowledgable about the area and suggested many walks and places to visit. They were very discreet and most of the time we were never aware of them next door.

Such a shame we were only there for a short time. Will definitely be back for a longer stay in the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
71 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
The Halzephron Inn
Nearest Ferry
124 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mullion Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
169 Kilometres
M5 junction with A30 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
The Halzephron Inn
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Gunwalloe Fishing Cove
Car: recommended

Gunwalloe is a small former fishing village located on the Lizard Peninsular on the coast between Porthleven and Mullion. It's a haven for walkers, surfers, bird watchers and beachcombers. This area has much to offer. Beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing villages and spectacular scenery. Cornwall has many beautiful gardens notably Heligan and The Eden Project, both an hour away. Falmouth is our closest large town (20 minutes) with it's Maritime history and museum. St Ives, home of Tate Modern and numerous galleries and restaurants is 40 minutes away. Our local beach Church Cove has appeared in several TV dramas, the most recent being the BBC's adaptation of the Cornish classic Poldark. The Old Ration Shop is well positioned to explore most of Cornwall.


Rates & Availability

Helston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $63.92

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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