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Thatched Cottage set in the heart of a quiet Cornish Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Thatched Cottage in Ruan Minor, Ideally Situated For Coastal Walks, Sandy Coves, Gardens and local attractions.

Trying to keep the character of this 18th century thatched labourers dwelling, Anna's Cottage is tastefully furnished with antique furniture, yet well supplied with modern conveniences including WiFi.

Upstairs there is one double room with an antique brass bed, and one single bedroom. A safety gate at the top of the stairs ensures your child's safety.

There is also a double sofa bed in the large lounge. In addition the large lounge has a mezzanine sleeping platform (single).So although ideally suited to sleep three, six can be accommodated.

The downstairs bathroom features an "L" shaped bath with electric shower and a separate toilet enclosure.

The second bathroom with shower, basin and WC can act as an en-suite for those sleeping in the sofa bed and sleeping platform.

The small beamed lounge has a fan electric fire in addition to the night storage heater. The large flat screen freeview TV also has a DVD player attached. There are an assortment of books available, please feel free to swap.

The large lounge (originally "The Old Carpenters Shop") has a vaulted ceiling with skylight and wood burning stove. This room is accessed by its own porch or from a sunroom at the rear of the kitchen, and has a dining area.

The kitchen is well equipped with hob, oven, microwave and toaster to heat food.

To cool it there are separate freezer and fridge.

The dishwasher will take care of the washing up.

An adjoining cuboard houses the washing machine along with the hot water tank, ironing board and clother airer.

An extension is at the rear of the kitchen; this is the sunroom with glass roof.

The dining table and chairs allows for indoor eating but with a stable door leading to the garden, the outside furniture allows for "Al Fresco" dining. The charcoal Barbecue is available to char the odd sausage or burger.

The small garden with a quince tree and various shrubs is fully enclosed allowing your pet and/or children to remain safely within the boundaries.

There is exclusive off road parking next to the cottage.

With fresh flowers and a welcoming cream tea, many visitors return every year where Anna's Cottage is home from home.

More Details

Mrs Anna Fowles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Mrs Anna Fowles

I live in Mullion, Cornwall with my husband David. We have lived here for over 30 years as David served with the Royal Navy at the nearby RNAS Culdrose.

With David retired, we both wanted to stay in Cornwall as we love the area.

Mrs Anna Fowles purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Mrs Anna Fowles chose Helston

We loved the idea of being able to look after a building that has stood for over 250 years. Being thatched just added to the attraction. We have recently acquired and renovated the attached "Old Carpenters Shop" which may be even older than the Cottage.

The local area is so diverse. If the wind is from the West, there are East facing beaches. If the wind is from The East, there are West facing beaches. You can hire boats from Falmouth and Helford. There is the coastal path where you can imagine yourselves as Ross and Demelza Poldark. There is horse riding. There is Golf.

What makes this cottage unique

Going down to the local pub in Cadgwith on a Friday evening is not to be missed. The local fishermen "The Cadgwith Singers" entertain. If the weather is good, they will be singing on the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our third stay at the cottage and it's as warm, clean and comfortable as ever. This is the place where you can totally relax. The cream tea was very welcome and made a perfect start to a lovely holiday.

J, R, C & M (the dog). Apr 2014

We love the cottage & the cream tea was a lovely idea as it saved cooking! We walked every day so surely burned off the callories! Fave walks were from the left of the church to Carlean Cove & along the coast to Cadgwith. All of the walks on the Lizard, Church Cove and our absolutely favourite was around Helford Village. It is simply beautiful and the pub overlooking the river is like a picture postcard. (the beer is fab too!). Coverack is also a must and if you have time, St Ives & The Minnack at Porthcurno. Last but not least is Cadgwith Cove itself - the jewel in the crown. We love it all & so will you.

P.S. Have to go home cos the dog needs a rest.

C & G (E the Lurcher). Sep 2014

This is our 3rd visit to your lovely cottage. It was as much fun as our 1st two visits. Such a beautiful cottage with much care and attention. Thank you so much. We can't wait to come back.

T & P Feb 2015
Apr 2015
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Helston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Situated next to large lounge.
  • Downstairs cottage bathroom with "L" shaped bath/shower, separate WC. Second bathroom with shower, Basin and WC next to large lounge and can act as en-suite for those sleeping there.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms plus double sofa bed in the lounge, plus single mezzanine sleeping platform in the large lounge.) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 19th century double bed (modern mattress). Bedroom 2 with single bed. Double Sofa bed in the large lounge. (The sofa in the small lounge is also a sofa bed, please let us know which one you wish to use). Single mezzanine sleeping platform in the large lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Electricity provided in rental price Linen and towels are included, changed weekly.


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Thatched Cottage set in the heart of a quiet Cornish Village
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

Quaint, Quirky little cottage that gives you a massive hug :)))

  • 5 of 5

A stunning little cottage that we can't wait to stay in again. A beautiful little hamlet with a lovely walk down to the beach which our golden retriever loved. We love Cornwall and now we have found our perfect little get away. Thankyou Anna for sharing your home with us :))))

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Estelle we enjoyed having you!
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Very pretty little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Good location for visiting the Lizard and nice village location close to The beautiful Cadgwith cove.Cottage is well appointed a little small for 4 adults but we still really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are extending the cottage to include the attached building which will be converted to a living room with sofa bed. It will also have its own toilet and shower room. Hopefully this will make the cottage more comfortable and roomier for guests. Anna.
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Great holiday in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage. Well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay and are thinking of coming back

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matthew for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again. Anna
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Beautiful cottage, beautiful location,

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful cottage, too much clutter and not enough storage space for a family of four, attention to detail is needed we found a broken glass in the cupboard and a dirty viniger bottle . Drapes in the sun room where full of dead flies .Overall had a lovely in stay ruin minor/cadwith.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is situated in pretty village within walking distance of Cadgwith cove and the South West coastal path . The cottage is very clean and cosy with a pretty garden to sit and relax in.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again. Anna
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A dream home

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful cottage, in a stunning location. We genuinely did not want to leave !!! The cottage is superbly kitted out with everything we needed for a relaxing week. Three generations of my family fell in love with the place, can't wait to come back again !! Thank you Anna !

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott and family for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again. Anna
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cadgwith Cove Inn
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Plymouth to Roscoff (France)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
House Bay hotel, The Lizard
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kennack Sands
Car: recommended


Only half a mile from the coastal footpath and the village of Cadgwith with its popular fisherman's Pub.

Kynance cove (West coast) and Kennack Sands (East coast) are both 5 minutes drive away.


Nearest airport is at Newquay. Approximately 60 minutes away.

The number 37 bus fron Helston stops near the house.


The hamlet of Ruan Minor is 10 miles south of the market town of Helston, on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula.

The larger villages of Mullion and The Lizard with several pubs, shops and facilities are both 5 miles away. (Mullion to the West, The Lizard to the South).

Further Details:

Ruan Minor village with its creeper clad Church has a Post Office and General Store.

Cadgwith at 1/2 mile away has a very popular pub and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please telephone/email or visit our website for booking details.
A 25% deposit is normally required on booking, with the balance payable on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Customers are requested to arrive no earlier than 3pm and are requested to vacate the property no later than 10am on the day of their departure. Normal changeover day is a Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices include all bedding, towels, electricity, heating, flowers and a full cream tea on arrival. We also supply basics such as tea towels/sponges/cleaning products etc.
For breaks of 2 weeks we are happy to supply clean bedding/towels/etc for your 2nd and subsequent weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.