Old Mill Cottage

Helston, South Coast

  • Cosy cottage for two located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can book this property from:

  • £466 per week
  • £67 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This cosy little cottage for two is found in the Cornish village of Gweek which sits at the head of the Helford River, about 3.5 miles from the market town of Helston. An ideal spot from which to explore the glorious Lizard Peninsula with its many quaint fishing villages clustered around picturesque harbours and creeks. It is a stunningly beautiful area at any time of the year and as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much to discover here.

Old Mill Cottage is stylishly finished and situated close to the centre of the village with a good pub 5 minutes walk away. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is close by and if you fancy some fun why not try out Cornwall Segway at Goonhilly Satellite Station. Trebah Gardens near Falmouth is well worth a visit and be sure to take a trip to Kynance Cove to marvel at the glorious views from the cliff-tops on the walk down.

Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine.
Living/Dining Room: LED TV/DVD, dining table and chairs, feature fireplace, French doors to terrace.
Bedroom: Twin beds (3’ - can be zipped to form 6' super king bed, please request at time of booking), bedside unit, chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Shower cubicle with electric shower, basin, WC.

Five steps up to paved terrace with bistro set. Private parking available for 2 cars 20 meters away, just over the road from the property. 

Pets Welcome: Up to 2 dogs are welcome. £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity and heating included in the rent, underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Cot and highchair available, please bring your own bedding.
Shop: 0.3 ml Pub: 0.3 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies.


It has been a perfect break staying in Old Mill Cottage. A lovely place in a beautiful setting. Great weather, lovely beaches - Gunwalloe is fantastic! Thank you Maddie & Patrick - will definitely be returning!

Sue & G

The cottage was perfect - well located to discover Cornwall. Well-equipped in a very cute village. We really enjoyed staying there. A good address to keep!

Valerie Kromm, F

We enjoyed our stay in Old Mill Cottage so much that we are looking forward to returning sometime in the future to explore more of this lovely part of Cornwall. The cottage is very comfortable and peaceful and has everything we needed. Patrick the owner of the cottage was very helpful with information on the surrounding area. A great place to stay for exploring this part of Cornwall.

Previous Customer

We had a wonderful time at Old Mill Cottage. The little garden was wonderful, lots of beautiful hydragea and really private. Maddie was really helpful when we had problems with the WiFi and she did literally everything that so that we could get access to the internet. We can only recommend this lovely cottage: the location, a great bed and really fluffy towels. Gweek is a great place to start excursions to lots of interesting places in Cornwall - the Lizard, St. Ives, St. Michael's Mount and the coast in general. Thank you very much!

Eva Amann, G

We have had a lovely week in a very beautiful part of the world. A great place to stay - loved the peace. Thank you.

Previous Customer

We have had a wonderful relaxing two weeks here and could stay happily two weeks more. The cottage has everything we needed. The peace and tranquility was perfect. Thank you to Patrick - you made us feel very welcome. We love Cornwall and I'm sure we'll be back.

Previous Customer

We have had a wonderful time, beautiful place to stay. The cottage is perfect and fish & chips on the green, excellent. Hope to be returning soon!

Previous Customer


Helford is an idyllic little village set on the Helford River, just south of Falmouth. The area is blessed with stunning scenery – beautiful countryside, glorious walks following the meandering river and a plethora of quiet little coves and bays along the coast.

The whole region is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a number of picturesque villages and hamlets dotted throughout the landscape. Whether you stay in Helford village, Maenporth, Gweek, Coverack, Manaccan, Flushing or Porthallow, each has its own charm and character, with thatched and white-washed cottages a real feature. Why not explore all of them, sampling the quintessentially English village pubs along the way!

Helford is situated on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula, with Lizard Point a must-see attraction. Other great days out in the area include the Seal Sanctuary, the sub-tropical paradise of Trebah Gardens and firm family favourite, Flambards. The nearby towns of Porthleven and Helston offer restaurants, supermarkets and pubs and, of course, the harbour town of Falmouth is just up the coast, providing for all your shopping needs, excursions and more.