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Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK

Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.
1 of 24Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Helston, Cornwall, England
From the house, garden and spacious balcony you can spend time nature watching. There are occasional passing craft to be seen out on the water, also our fishing boat leaves and returns to the quay during neap tides, bringing home a fresh catch. Nearby beaches, welcoming pubs and glorious gardens are waiting...If you need to be in touch with home and work, the internet access provided is fibre broadband, fast and reliable+ landline. Bishops Quay has a new Samsung smart tv. A well stocked library of books, magazines, maps and local information will help you get the most out of your stay. The kayaks, canoes, motor boat, sailing dinghy and rowing boat are all waiting and ready to take you off on an adventure. Even in the late autumn, winter and early spring we still offer the motor bass boat, kayaks and canoes. we will help you plan outings... Read more
Listing #HL70573
About the Owner
Kate K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

I'm rubbish at leaving reviews as I rarely have the inclination, even if my opinion of the rental/location is outstanding. However, feel it would be remiss of me not to comment on Bishops Quay. This is truly a slice of Heaven with vast amounts of...More

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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2017

Wow, thank you Toby, it was good of you to take the time and trouble to post this for us, it was a pleasure to meet you all here - yes please do come back again! Kate

Reviewed September 12, 2016

We loved Bishops Quay. It was perfect for our family (especially our two labradors!). The house itself is very homely, with lots of little extras. The views from the bedrooms/dining table are exceptional- truly beautiful. We really enjoyed walking in after a long drive to...More

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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Thank you for your kindness in posting this helpful review, much appreciated.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at Bishops Quay. The setting is beautiful, bird life abounds. Our teenage children loved kayaking and taking out the rowing boat from the quay. A great place to unwind and a good location for exploring the...More

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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for leaving happy comments.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The tv is a new Samsung smart tvThe house is supplied with as much dry wood, from our own land, that you require.The fibre broadband delivers up to a maximum of 16.5Mbps download and up to 2.6Mbps upload, as good as can had here and very fast indeed. We live alongside not overlooking, and are available to help and to ensure all is well with the house.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Bunk
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
To discuss short breaks, flexible dates, reductions for couples only, holidays and any other questions do carry on this conversation.. If it is close to the date that you are interested in, we can often come to an agreement over prices/dates to suit us both. Don't be afraid to ask. A special price for late deals can often be arranged.This includes rates for the extra bedroom suite.The rates for short breaks can always be discussed. For a weekend, the rate is a minimum of £350. During the high summer and school holiday weeks we will give preference to bookings that include the use of the large extra bedroom suite. This is available throughout the year.To book the extra bedroom a further payment for more than 4 guests is added. This is shown on the rates.

The kayaks and canoes are available all year around. The wooden rowing boat and the sailing dinghy are put away and refitted after the October half terms and are launched again for Easter. There is a motor bass boat available all...
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About the neighbourhood
Locally there are many attractions all within a short drive- The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, The Penlee Gallery in Penzance, the Tate at St. Ives with the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

However it is the gardens that most guests love, those at Trebah, Trevarno, Glendurgan. Trelissick, Carwinion and Trengwainton are all repeatedly mentioned as successful trips out.

The special beaches of Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Kennack and Mullion are all less than 25 minutes drive away.

The galleries in Marazion with the trip out to St. Michaels Mount is popular, we have supplied the house with plenty of local information to help you to choose your destinations. That is, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the house itself!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newquay International Airport: 37.0 km
Railway: Truro: 37.0 km
We find it easiest to use Truro Railway station which is under three quarters of an hour drive away from Bishops Quay - 24 miles 37 km. Cars can be hired - the supplier Hertz have cars there -https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/index
Newquay Airport is about one hour twenty minutes away that is 43 miles, 68km. Again Hertz hire cars are available from there.
The port of Falmouth is under half an hour away by road. For further info please contact us.

Meneage Taxis provide a local service, they frequently come to the house. http://www.meneagetaxis.co.uk/ 01326 560 530 or 07773 817156
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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