The Area

Port Navas http://www.portnavas.com is a peaceful hamlet on the beautiful Helford River. It is an ideal base for exploring the Lizard Peninsula. This area is renowned for its excellent walking and for having some of the finest beaches on the south coast.

Motor boats can be hired from Helford Passage, less than two miles away if you want to explore Frenchman92s Creek (little changed since Daphne du Maurier made it famous), or the many other unspoilt creeks, quays, coves and beaches of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Between the cottage and village of Mawnan Smith (approximately 2 miles away) are two stunning gardens which are open to the public, Glendurgan, which is owned by the National Trust, and Trebah are both worthy of a visit.

Falmouth is not far away, where boat trips can be booked. Ferries run from there frequently to Flushing and to St. Mawes on the beautiful Roseland peninsular. Falmouth is steeped in maritime history and a trip to its Maritime Museum is a must for all ages. http://nmmc.co.uk. The town also boasts a spectacular castle, great beaches and good shops as well as a fine swimming pool and cinema.

The garden patio

The garden patio

Sailing, walking, golfing and horse riding are also available in the area for the more energetic, whilst for lovers of rare malt whisky a visit to Constantine Stores is a treat to be savoured.

Food lovers have a choice of award-winning pubs and restaurants in the area to choose from. A short walk from the cottage leads to the Port Navas Yacht Club. This licensed club welcomes visitors (temporary membership available) and serves good food from its position overlooking the creek. http://pnyc.co.uk

There is also a choice of village shops and pubs within 2 miles of the property.

Local views

Port Navas

Port Navas

 

Misty mornings over the river

Misty mornings over the river

 

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade