Halzephron House

Helston, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast


Bang on the coastal path: foodie hosts, zany art-filled rooms, views to St Michael's Mount... stroll to beaches, golf and gastropub

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The coastal path runs through the grounds of this former smugglers’ house and the view is to die for – you can see St Michael’s Mount on a clear day. Be greeted by homemade treats and coffee: lovely Lucy and Roger are foodies as well as designers.

A contemporary and quirky suite awaits you, throw open the drawing room door and there’s a big private deck overlooking the garden where you can soak up the stunning sunsets. Then drift off in a big antique French bed to the sound of the waves.

The handsome house sits on 4 acres of lawns and wildflower meadow and has a ‘secret’ cliff top garden and amphitheatre. You can walk to three amazing beaches, a 13th-century church, a golf course and a gastropub.

This is a landscape for creatives, begging to be painted, sketched and described. You’ll be in good company, the guest book flows with the words of actors, musicians and authors including AA Milne and Conan Doyle. Your hosts will happily tell you more house secrets over breakfast at the sunny communal table. 

Cosy double bedroom at Halzephron House in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • Spotting wildlife – the house is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and peregrine falcons, kestrels and buzzards are regular visitors, you might even see a seal or dolphin on a clear day
  • The sweeping ocean views and glorious sunsets
  • The grounds
Fresh flowers sitting on the dressing table

Home truths

  • It’s more of scramble than a walk down to the nearby Cove
  • This area can get crowded in summer

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-6pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pub 0.25 miles. Continental/Cornish breakfast in the drawing room: enquire with owner.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £130
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available, £30-£45 per person per night. Self-catering cottage available - and 2 cabins on Canopy & Stars.
1 Suite for 2
From £130

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Location

The neighbourhood

The coastal path runs along the edge of the gardens and beautiful beaches abound: Gunwalloe Fishing Cove beach (a five-minute walk from the grounds) stretches all the way to Porthleven and a ten-minute walk takes you to Dollar Cove - dog-friendly and perfect for surfing. Dine at the Halzephron Inn, a four-minute walk away and pick up local produce from the Mawgan Village Stores, a ten-minute drive away. Sainsburys and Tesco can be found in Helston, also a ten-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Lucy Thorp

  • Seek out our 'secret' cliff top garden or our amphitheater with their ocean views. Spot a chough, raven, seal or dolphin from the wildflower meadow. Visit Church Cove and the ancient St Winwalloe, first entry in Domesday Book. Match the Poldark locations.
  • Walk to Porthleven, just over an hour, passing the beautiful Loe Pool and the Penrose Estate on the way, look out for migrating birds from the hides around the lake. Try and spot the unique Loe Trout or even sword Excalibur, rumoured to be hidden here.
  • Guests tend to spend their time on the beach, walking the coastal path, fishing, boating, rock-pooling, golfing (Mullion Golf Club is a 10-minute walk) or visiting local sights. Lizard Point (Britain’s most southerly) is a short drive as is Kynance Cove.
  • Watch the sun set directly in front of your private drawing room or from the deck outside. Bring your board and surf at one of the beaches at the bottom of our lane or take a lesson at Poldhu Cove, the next one over. Drive to the Helford and hire a kayak.
  • You can book a massage treatment with local therapist Fiona Lockhart. Or unite the body, mind and spirit with an individual yoga session led by Tanya Strike on the lawn with the ocean as the backdrop. Walk the coastal path direct from our garden.
  • Take a stroll to the friendly Halzephron Inn, 5-minute walk away for delicious food and ale. Walk from Church Cove over the headland to Poldhu Beach Cafe for a coffee and cake or pizza and beer. Take a surf lesson from Dan Joel, highly recommended.

Introducing

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 - the ‘antidote to short-termism’. 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.