Gillan near Helford
Lindford House Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
A Bit About Us and the Area
We would like to welcome you to South Cornwall, where we have enjoyed regular family holidays for over 30 years, eventually making our home here in the Spring of 1997. We now live in a typical 19th Century former Blacksmith’s cottage, where the original working forge and adjacent barn have been converted into beautifully appointed, self contained, holiday properties. The Old Forge and Meadow Barn have their own gardens and stand in our own mature two acre garden, which is surrounded by moorland and fields, just 1 mile from the picturesque fishing village of Coverack.
All the properties on our web site are privately owned, well appointed and personally inspected by Lindford House Holiday Cottages. We can assure our guests that during their stay there will always be someone available to deal with any problems that may arise to ensure that guests have a comfortable and trouble free holiday.
The Lizard Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the warmest place in mainland Britain, enjoying the full benefit of the Gulf Stream. The South West Coastal Path winds its way around the Peninsula providing exceptionally beautiful walks and much of the area is owned by the National Trust who ensure that it remains preserved and unspoilt.
Coverack, once a notorious smugglers haunt, is one of the most beautiful of Cornwall’s fishing villages with its small harbour nestling in the south side of the bay. It has a sand and pebble beach and a windsurfing school, where tuition is available. There is a pub, general store, two gift shops, fish and chip restaurant, cafes and an ice cream parlour.
The busy village of Mullion boasts a golf course, pubs, shops, art galleries, cafes, a Chocolate Factory with visitor attractions and a quaint harbour.
The historic town of Helston (famous for its Floral Dance) is the home of Flambards Theme Park which offers indoor and outdoor activities. On the outskirts of the town is the Penrose Estate with woodland walks around Loe Pool to the popular fishing village of Porthleven with its attractive harbour-side shops and restaurants. There is a long sandy beach and coastal walks in both directions from the harbour.
The softer, greener landscape of the Helford River with its creeks and inlets, provides another face of this beautiful region. The charming coves of Gillan and Flushing offer safe bathing and sailing tuition and boat hire is available at nearby St Anthony. There are superb cliff walks over National Trust land to the tiny fishing village of Porthallow with its shingle beach and Five Pilchards Pub. Visit the picturesque Helford village, with its thatched cottages and Shipwrights Arms situated right on the riverside. A short walk from the pub takes you to a tiny foot ferry which will transport you across to the Helford Passage where you can eat at the famous Ferry Boat Inn.
The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek is close by and there are beautiful tropical gardens at nearby Trebah and Glendurgan. Falmouth, with its beautiful natural harbour is well worth a visit as there are many shops, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants, plus The Maritime Museum and the historic Pendennis Castle built by Henry VIII.
All the holiday properties on our web site are privately owned, well appointed and personally inspected by
Philip & Linda Askew Lindford House Holiday Cottages Ltd who act as letting agents.