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Overview of Old Carpentry Shop, Romantic Helford Farm Cottage

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1 bedroom, WiFi

Old Carpentry Shop, Romantic Helford Farm Cottage

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPoldark Mine7 min drive
    Popular LocationPotager Garden9 min drive
    Popular LocationFlambards11 min drive
    AirportNewquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall)56 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Old Carpentry Shop, Romantic Helford Farm Cottage

Adults-only cottage in Helston
The Carpentry Shop is a stunning cottage, located at the centre of a working beef and arable farm above the Helford River.

It’s perfect for social distancing, with our four compass point neighbours being between 1000 and 2000 metres away.

During lockdown we can accept bookings for military personnel, essential key workers such as medics and anyone subject to domestic abuse. Convenient for RNAS Culdrose accommodation and Royal Cornwall Treliske Hospital.

Our cottage offers an escape from the world, where you can actually see the constellations, watch barn owls and hear birds sing.

It’s known as the Carpentry Shop as quite simply it’s where all the farm carpentry work was carried out for many years after it ceased to be used as a cottage. There was however a thatched cottage on the site until just after WWII and most of the stonework, one of the windows and an internal door was salvaged from the original cottage.

The large master bedroom situated on the upper floor is designed for couples and friends. For additional guests there is a double sofa bed in the living room that sleeps an extra two people if required.

Measuring a spacious 5x4m into the eaves, it boasts a traditional king size brass bed, incredibly comfortable mattress, goose down duvet, exquisite Irish linen and for all romantics, at the foot of the bed rests an indulgent slipper bath with adjoining ice bucket and stand.

There is an ensuite washroom with twin wash basins, toilet and bidet.

The bedroom windows from both the bedroom and washroom overlook our grass tennis court, guest lawn, BBQ area, stable block and surrounding fields. Guests are welcome to play tennis (weather permitting), croquet, boules and explore the farm and woodland.

The bedroom is incredibly light, with a total of four windows, two facing South, two facing North. Guests please note the bedroom has restricted headroom into the eaves and the windows are top opening roof windows.

Sitting Room and Kitchen:

The open plan sitting room and kitchen are located on the ground floor.

There is a double leather sofa (sofa bed) and four people can be seated easily. With the sofa bed, the cottage can sleep four guests.

The wood burning stove sits in a slate hearth, providing a romantic backdrop as you relax on the sofa.

There are three ground floor windows, two South facing and one West facing, flooding the room with natural light. The door is a stable type door. During warmer weather it can be nice to leave the top half open.

If requested with 96 hours notice we provide a courtesy dongle for Wifi. More fun is a cupboard that contains a wide selection of games including cards, scrabble, trivial pursuit, backgammon, chess, draughs and ludo.

The television is wall mounted and accepts an HDMI cable.

The extending dining table seats four. There is also a private external table so you can eat al fresco. This table faces East / West so you can catch the sun throughout the day.

The luxury kitchen is perfectly equipped so that guests want for nothing. In addition to a host of cooking utensils, there’s a real Italian espresso machine, Duralit toaster, cafetière, as well as top of the range fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. It has a backdrop of four especially commissioned glass Italian still life splash backs that exude quality.

We do not accept pets under any circumstances. Please do not ask. We tried but sadly too many owners showing too little respect.
This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, microwaves, dishwashers and espresso makers. Bathrooms include a bath and bidets.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Freezer
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath
  • Bidet

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • Games


  • Washing machine


  • No pets allowed


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Old Carpentry Shop Cottage
Old Carpentry Shop, Romantic Helford Farm Cottage Cottage
Old Carpentry Shop, Romantic Helford Farm Cottage Helston

About this area


This cottage is located in Helston. Mullion Cove Harbour and Penjerrick are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Poldark Mine and Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Ready for a night out? Consider Tolmen Centre and Performance Centre.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Poldark Mine - 7 min drive
  • Potager Garden - 9 min drive
  • Stithians Lake - 9 min drive
  • Flambards - 11 min drive
  • The Loe - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Penryn Station - 14 min drive
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 55 min drive


  • The May Tree - 7 min drive
  • The Waymarker - 7 min drive
  • Boo Koos - 8 min drive
  • Giuseppe's - 8 min drive
  • The Blue Anchor Inn - 8 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Cosy Cornish Carpenter's Shop
I visited William's farm in late spring and the pathway up was magical - a veritable Cornish tropicana! I had to keep stopping the car to look at all the beautiful flowers and plants. You arrive to a big courtyard, where there is a main house and barns and then the carpenter's shop, where we stayed. The kitchen and living room had everything you might need, but upstairs is the real showpiece - the standalone bath at the bottom of the bed. After a day of walking and exploring it was such a joy to jump in a giant hot bath under a pitched roof. We woke up in the morning and went walking on his land, talked to the horses and chickens. For me it was a perfect stay - if you don't like hard beds, this bed might be tricky. And there is no WiFi. But neither of these things were a bother at all for me.