Halzephron Cottage

Helston, Cornwall
+44 (0)1326 240517

Cosy cottage with ocean views and a pub just a five-minute hop; walk the coastal path, spot seals in the cove below and dolphins in the bay


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This whitewashed cottage sits on top of a hill only yards from the coast, with sea views from almost every room and nothing but the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs. It’s set next to owners Lucy and Roger in the main house but has been cleverly designed to feel very private.

Laze away the days on comfy couches next to the wood-burner in the sitting room: TV, books and stunning sunset views. Sit out in your little garden at the side of the house and ask your hosts about the secret garden by the sea – and the amphitheatre, which guests love for yoga with the ocean as an inspiring backdrop.

Head straight out the door and onto the coastal path; there are three stunning beaches within a 10-minute walk of the cottage – the closest, at Fishing Cove, is five minutes and is wonderful for dog walking and watching the sun go down. At the end of the lane there’s parking at Church Cove and Dollar Coves – useful for surfers and families with young ones. Amble five minutes down the road – or a little further along the beach – to Halzephron Inn for locally caught crab and seafood chowder. You can walk or drive to Porthleven for more restaurants and shops.

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We think you'll love

  • Joining the coastal path at the end of the garden
  • Walking to the most amazing pub
  • Hunkering down in the cosy sitting room by the huge wood-burning stove
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You should know

  • There are B&B guests and other self-catering guests on site
  • The front garden is next to the owners’ garden


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm Friday
Check out
By 9am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
1 Cottage for 6
From £1435 beds3 bedrooms


A big thank you again for having us in your beautiful cottage last week. We had such a happy few days there in that lovely sunshine…. not long enough but gorgeous nonetheless. I’m sitting here back in Berkshire where it’s already very dark at 5pm now the clocks have gone back… and wishing I was still down there by the sea. Anyway, a big thank you again - and for the extra sheets for Phoebe, delicious cake and prosecco - all much appreciated. Hope we might return one day.

Jules, Reading

It's rare you get to stay quite so close to the ocean, with the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs. Pull on your boots and head straight for the coastal path which skirts the bottom of the garden, head North-West up the coastal path towards Porthleven, keeping an eye out for bird and seals along the way. After soaking up the fishing port life and sampling a traditional pasty, retreat back to the cosy sofas of Halzpehron Cottage, warm up in front of the wood-burning stove and fantasise of what pub grub you'll have for dinner, with the ocean never out of sight!

Tessa, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Walks include a 20-minute evening stroll past the amphitheatre for the sunset then to the local pub and back (don't forget a torch) or the longer walk along the coastal path all the way to Porthleven (1.5 hours), stopping at Loe Pool to check out the wildlife and National Trust Penrose - walk back or get a cab if you’re feeling extravagant.

Local points of interest from Lucy Thorp

  • This is an area geared up to outdoor activity, and guests tend to spend their time on the beach, walking the coastal path, fishing, boating, rock-pooling, playing golf (Mullion Golf Club is a ten minute walk) and visiting local sights.
  • Lizard Point (Britain’s most southerly and unspoilt, unlike Land's End) is a short drive away as is the Helford River (Ferryboat Inn serves fabulous food)and it’s sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah. Closer still are the stunning Bonython Gardens
  • The unmissable Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens have a collection of international work including James Turrell, Richard Long and Tim Shaw. The planting is glorious too and the cool cafe, gallery, nursery and excellent shop worth a visit in their own right.
  • You can book a massage treatment at the Cabin with local therapist Fiona Lockhart. Or unite the body, mind and spirit with an individual yoga session led by Tanya Strike in the amphitheatre.
  • For Poldark's fans Halzephron sits between three locations. Dwight Eny's house beside us, St Winwalloe Church on Church Cove and the scene of many a shipwreck at Dollar Cove. Still a favoured detectorists spot for treasure from the 1676 Spanish galleon.
  • Visit Kynance Cove at low tide to see the double sided beach (not possible at high tide). There's a National Trust café and incredible rock formations, and is frequently voted one of the best beaches in the world. St Michael’s Mount remains picture perfect


Lucy Thorp

Roger is a film maker and installation artist and Lucy manages their three holiday cottages, cabins and the bed and breakfast. They are creators of the online Olive Network – for the selfless community. Very much part of the local community they can arrange surfing lessons, fishing and boat trips, book you a massage treatment or even arrange a personal yoga session on the lawn with ocean views.