Trevassack Holidays

Helston, Cornwall
+44 (0)1326 702326
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£104 - £369
per night
£728 - £2583
per week

Three eco-friendly, fully accessible timber-clad lodges and three cabins on a private, beautiful lake - a Sawday's Community Champion


6 places


Sleeping from 5 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£104 - £369 per night

£728 - £2583 per week

The Experience

Everyone can get out and about here, whatever level you’re at: learn to kayak, wild swim, paddleboard and sail. For those less mobile there are hoists, ramps and wide pontoons to get you into or onto specially adapted equipment, so nobody has to miss out on the fun. The cabins and lodges are self-catering and kitchens are sparkling and well-equipped (in the lodges they are fully useable by those in wheelchairs), but there’s a good café on site with a decked terrace for breakfast or lunch, dining in the evening by appointment.

Each lodge and cabin has a hot tub and good views of the lake – one is lakeside. Large private terraces are screened off by wooden fencing so you’ll feel quite private and there are grassy areas for sunbathing or picnics. Bedrooms are calm, spacious and clutter-free with underfloor heating and neutral colours.

You’re close to The Ship Inn in Mawgan for a good pub meal and Gear Farm, 3 miles, has excellent pasties. 

This place is one of our Sawday’s Community Champions – not-for-profit organisations receiving subsidised Sawday’s membership as recognition for their support of causes and communities.

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We think you'll love

  • Having breakfast on your private lakeside terrace and watching wild swimmers in the distance
  • All the activities on the site and further afield
  • Going down to the café on a sunny morning for a delicious breakfast on the terrace
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You should know

  • The double beds in the cabins are at one end of the living room so not very private
  • There will be other guests around in the lodges and cabins, plus members of the public at the water sports centre
  • Daily activities on the water run from spring to autumn but you can book sessions ahead in the winter months


  • 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 £104
Weekly price
from £728
3 Houses for 6
From £1043 bedrooms
3 Cabins for 5
From £1041 bedroom


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights for the cabins, 3 nights for the lodges.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


What an inspiring place... This clutch of accessible wooden-clad lodges and cabins sits on a hillside overlooking a lake — once an abandoned quarry, now a bustling watersports centre where guests can hire kayaks, paddlebaords or join open water swimming lessons. There's a wonderful cafe jutting out over the lake too, and a brilliant team to look after you.

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The neighbourhood

There's masses to do onsite including 2-hour sessions for children with team games in the water and other fun. The learning centre has accessible wet rooms and changing rooms. Walkers can join the Coast Path in Poldhu and walk south to Lizard or north to Porthleven (5 miles). Bonython Estate Gardens (accessible) are just down the road and there are plenty of brilliant beaches nearby for picnics.

Local points of interest from Jakie Jewell

  • The National Seal Sanctuary is a haven for injured and orphaned seal pups set on the picturesque Helford Estuary in the lovely village of Gweek.
  • The Penrose estate is a large area of parkland between Porthleven and Helston. The rolling parkland of the estate stretches down to, and includes a section of coast from Gunwalloe to Porthleven.
  • Set in Helston's historic Market House and Drill Hall is a surprisingly large (and interesting) museum. Formerly known as the Helston Folk Museum it is home to one of the biggest social history collections in the South West.
  • National Trust owned Tudor and Stuart Grade 1 mansion complete with Elizabethan stables. Surrounded by formal gardens (c.1500), orchards, bluebell woods and extensive estate.
  • Trevarno is a historic Cornish Estate near Helston, Cornwall. Explore its magnificent gardens and grounds, organic skincare and handmade soaps workshops.
  • The Helford River is a large estuary that nestles snugly between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and marine ecology and is a popular tourist destination.


Jakie Jewell

Jakie (passionate about sustainability and access to nature for all) is CEO of Trevassack Holidays run by a not-for-profit charity, Children's Sailing Trust. She's poured her heart and soul into this project and is absolutely brilliant with guests. Their entire site is disabled-friendly, with wheelchair access throughout and additional equipment available for those who need it, free of charge.