Cornwall Living 2018

Holiday with the experts

‘Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think,’ said painter Robert Henri.

Helpful Holidays, the award-winning West Country cottage experts, have a fabulous selection of Cornish coastal cottages to escape to this summer, to gaze, dream and have fun with the family.

From magnificent big houses for family gatherings, to cosy little fishermen’s cottages for two, it’s not too late to select your perfect seaside cottage from Helpful Holidays’ hand-picked selection of 250 holiday homes in Cornwall.

At Bonny Alva, a stunning house in St Austell Bay, you may not want to wander far from the stunning views of sea and sky, except, perhaps, down to the golden Porthpean beach below, with its rockpools and safe bathing waters. Close to the South West Coast Path – perfect for cliff-top walks that’ll put the roses in your cheeks – the house has spectacular views over the golf course and out to sea, where magnificent tall ships sail by.

Sleeping nine plus pets, across four bedrooms, the house also has a glass-edged verandah for sublime sea-view sundowners, whilst the interior is equipped with every comfort you could ask for. You can even opt for professional caterers to complete your relaxing break.

Sandpipers is another superb waterside holiday home in the picturesque estuary village of Feock, where yachts bob on sheltered waters and you can launch your dinghy from the beach. For adrenaline seekers, there are sailing, windsurfing and canoeing lessons, or you can venture across to the beautiful and timeless Roseland Peninsula on the iconic King Harry ferry. Sandpipers also accommodates nine across four bedrooms and welcomes pets, too!

The Helpful Holidays team inspect every cottage, from the cutlery drawer to the squishiness of the cushions, and ask themselves ‘would we love to stay here?’. Each cottage in their portfolio has passed the rigorous Helpful Holidays happiness-test and the team are delighted to fill in any extra little details to help you choose your perfect place.

For more details of these and Helpful Holidays’ complete collection of 700 holiday homes across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, visit or call 01647 434320.

If you are interested in letting a holiday home, Helpful Holidays’ experienced property managers will be pleased to help.