The Cottage at Halzephron House

Helston, Cornwall
+44 (0)7584 652802
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£181 - £284
per night
£1264 - £1986
per week

A delightful coastal cottage with far-reaching ocean views from almost every room, two gardens and a short hop to beach and Coast Path


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£181 - £284 per night

£1264 - £1986 per week

The Experience

This has to be one of the most spectacular spots on Cornwall’s south coast, with sweeping views over green fields down to the sea and the little coves that dot the coastline – walkers, peace-seekers and nature lovers will be bowled over. The sitting room has a huge picture window so on a stormy, blustery day you’ll be very happy to play a game or read a book by the fire while the drama goes on outside. The kitchen is plenty big enough for all and you’re left a little welcome pack.

On warm days you can loll in the gardens from which you can see all the way to Porthleven in one direction and to Church Cove in the other. Immediately outside the door is a neat gravel and grass area with a picnic table and a separate lawn at the front for children or dogs to let off steam. You can join the Coast Path here too or head to many beaches, cafés and pubs on foot.

Bedrooms are sweet and simple, one up above the sitting room on a mezzanine.

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We think you'll love

  • Joining the coastal path from just beyond the garden for miles of spectacular walking in both directions
  • Picking up some fresh fish in Porthleven and cooking up a feast in the lovely cottage kitchen
  • Heading home after a day out on the beach and lighting up the firepit for an evening under the stars
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You should know

  • The three bedrooms share two bathrooms
  • There will be other guests on site but there's a huge amount of space
  • The third bedroom on the mezzanine has no door so not really suitable for anybody wanting to go to bed before everybody else


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from £181
Weekly price
from £1264
1 Cottage for 6
From £1814 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Fridays and Mondays
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 5-minute walk.


This is Cornwall's remote southernmost tip, the wild Lizard Peninsula. Walkers will be in heaven - the coast path at the end of the garden will take you for miles in either direction, and some of the Lizard's best beaches are a short hike. A hugely comfortable cottage, the friendliest owners and a brilliant pub a minute's walk. I loved it.

Florence, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The road leads to Church Cove (NT) so there's no through traffic. The hamlet of Gunwalloe is just a few minutes' walk down the hill, where the busy village pub The Halzephron Inn serves good food. Porthleven is foodie heaven: try mussels and jugs of cider from The Mussel Shoal on the quay, great fish and chips, and Kota for award-winning seafood. The café at Poldhu serves legendary hot chocolate.

Local points of interest from Sean & Alex Jensen

  • Perfect for the outdoors, the beach, the coast path, surfing, fishing and boating, the area is also packed with gardens and sculpture parks. Golf at Mullion Golf Club, surfing lessons at Poldhu beach and horse-riding at Newton stables are all close by.
  • It's just a short drive away to see Britain’s most southerly, Lizard Point. You can see the Lighthouse, eat at Polpeor cafe, spot seals or for those seeking more thrills, book a day out coasteering or sea kayaking.
  • Across to the Helford River, the Ferryboat Inn serves fabulous food, and the sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah are worth a visit. Closer still are the stunning Bonython Garden.
  • St Ives is a must-see destination, packed with galleries, shops, places to eat as well as beautiful beaches and The Tate. Get there early to avoid the traffic or use the shuttles. Or stop at Penzance and the picture perfect Michael’s Mount on the way.
  • For Game of Throne and Poldark fans, Halzephron sits between many filming locations. Dwight Eny's, St Winwalloe on Church Cove and Dollar Cove; scene of many a shipwreck and still a favourite hunting spot for treasure from the 1676 Spanish galleon.
  • Visit Kynance Cove at low tide to see the double sided beach. There's a National Trust café and incredible rock formations, and is frequently voted one of the best beaches in the world.


Sean & Alex Jensen

Alex and Sean hadn't planned on moving here – their focus was on North Devon but they couldn't find what they were looking for. Being close to the coast was the most important thing for them and as soon as they saw this place they fell in love with it. They are regulars at the local pub, and Sean is learning Cornish and recently wrote a poem in Cornish for a village event.