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Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK

18 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
From the house, garden and spacious balcony you can spend time nature watching. There are occasional passing craft to be seen out on the water, also our fishing boat leaves and returns to the quay during neap tides, bringing home a fresh catch. Nearby beaches, welcoming pubs and glorious gardens are waiting...If you need to be in touch with home and work, the internet access provided is fibre broadband, fast and reliable+ landline. Bishops Quay has a new Samsung smart tv. A well stocked library of books, magazines, maps and local information will help you get the most out of your stay. The kayaks, canoes, motor boat, sailing dinghy and rowing boat are all waiting and ready to take you off on an adventure. Even in the late autumn, winter and early spring we still offer the motor bass boat,...From the house, garden and spacious balcony you can spend time nature watching. There are occasional passing craft to be seen out on the water, also our fishing boat leaves and returns to the quay during neap tides, bringing home a fresh catch. Nearby beaches, welcoming pubs and glorious gardens are waiting...If you need to be in touch with home and work, the internet access provided is fibre broadband, fast and reliable+ landline. Bishops Quay has a new Samsung smart tv. A well stocked library of books, magazines, maps and local information will help you get the most out of your stay. The kayaks, canoes, motor boat, sailing dinghy and rowing boat are all waiting and ready to take you off on an adventure. Even in the late autumn, winter and early spring we still offer the motor bass boat, kayaks and canoes. we will help you plan outings if required, advising on the tides and weather.Guests come for differing kinds of holidays; some prefer quiet contemplation of the creek and find the house to be a sanctuary and haven; writers, readers, artists, those in real need of a break from everyday life. These people find it restorative and restful to be here while others like to be more active, enjoying the walking, boats, beaches, angling; using the river in a more hands on way. A romantic, historic, waterfront house, settled beside one of the Helford River's wooded, green and quiet creeks. Bishops Quay is a small privately owned quay and harbour. Away from the world, down a winding lane, it is a uniquely picturesque riverfront retreat.More
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Kate K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2008
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I'm rubbish at leaving reviews as I rarely have the inclination, even if my opinion of the rental/location is outstanding. However, feel it would be remiss of me not to comment on Bishops Quay. This is truly a slice of Heaven with vast amounts of...More

Date of stay: February 2017
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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Wow, thank you Toby, it was good of you to take the time and trouble to post this for us, it was a pleasure to meet you all here - yes please do come back again! Kate

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We loved Bishops Quay. It was perfect for our family (especially our two labradors!). The house itself is very homely, with lots of little extras. The views from the bedrooms/dining table are exceptional- truly beautiful. We really enjoyed walking in after a long drive to...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thank you for your kindness in posting this helpful review, much appreciated.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at Bishops Quay. The setting is beautiful, bird life abounds. Our teenage children loved kayaking and taking out the rowing boat from the quay. A great place to unwind and a good location for exploring the...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for leaving happy comments.

Reviewed 5 December 2015

We have been coming to Bishop's Quay for holidays as a family and as a couple over the past 15 years. It continues to be one of the coziest, best equipped places we've come across. There is not one need uncatered for. The kitchen is...More

Date of stay: December 2015
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katharinekirby, VR Owner at Bishops Quay, Helford River, Cornwall UK, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Thank you so much! See you again one day xx

Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is a lovely, cosy house in a great location. It has breathtaking views throughout the day, but especially during the sunset. The house has all the comforts that one might need. All rooms have many decorative items, loads of books, games and vases of...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
Additional amenities & feature info
The tv is a new Samsung smart tvThe house is supplied with as much dry wood, from our own land, that you require.The fibre broadband delivers up to a maximum of 16.5Mbps download and up to 2.6Mbps upload, as good as can had here and very fast indeed. We live alongside not overlooking, and are available to help and to ensure all is well with the house.
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About the neighbourhood
Locally there are many attractions all within a short drive- The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, The Penlee Gallery in Penzance, the Tate at St. Ives with the Barbara Hepworth Museum. However it is the gardens that most guests love, those at Trebah, Trevarno, Glendurgan. Trelissick, Carwinion and Trengwainton are all repeatedly mentioned as successful trips out. The special beaches of Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Kennack and Mullion are all less than 25 minutes drive away. The galleries in Marazion with the trip out to St. Michaels Mount is popular, we have supplied the house with plenty of local information to help you to choose your destinations. That is, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the house itself!
How to get there
We find it easiest to use Truro Railway station which is under three quarters of an hour drive away from Bishops Quay - 24 miles 37 km. Cars can be hired - the supplier Hertz have cars there -https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/index Newquay Airport is about one hour twenty minutes away that is 43 miles, 68km. Again Hertz hire cars are available from there. The port of Falmouth is under half an hour away by road. For further info please contact us. Meneage Taxis provide a local service, they frequently come to the house. http://www.meneagetaxis.co.uk/ 01326 560 530 or 07773 817156
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