$306 / night
Total guests, Nights

Cottage on The Helford River, Cornwall. Huge garden, private, beautiful views. – Home 225851 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Cottage on The Helford River, Cornwall. Huge garden, private, beautiful views. – Home 225851

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Tree Tops is a self-catering cottage set in two acres of secluded gardens overlooking the picturesque Cornish village of Port Navas on the Helford River. The cottage comprises two bedrooms, one with a double, a single and a blow up single, the other with two single-beds and an electrically-operated airbed. A well-appointed kitchen including a pantry and scullery, and a bathroom. The cosy sitting room has a wonderful view of the village and creek. All accommodation is on one level.

The large garden is a private, peaceful escape from the world. Great for barbecues, games on the lawn, or just sitting around with the family and a picnic, admiring the wonderful view of the valley and Helford River. As it is elevated above the village lane, it is a safe playground for children and pets.

Port Navas Yacht Club, which has a bar and restaurant, is a five minute walk away.

Guests can visit the many nearby attractions of South Cornwall, such as Falmouth, Helston, Lands End and the villages and coves on the Lizard Peninsula. Boats can be hired locally to explore the creeks, beaches and pubs on the Helford River. Owners of dinghies can keep them at Tree Tops and launch them from the nearby slipway, or rent a pontoon space from the Port Navas Yacht Club.

There are so many places to visit on land and on water that guests will never run out of new excursions to enjoy each day of their stay. With its beautiful gardens set back from and above the village, stunning views and short walk to the Yacht Club, Tree Tops is the ideal venue for your holiday.

Some comments from previous guests :

"The best place we have ever been to for a family holiday" Mike. Hemyock. Devon. June 2020

A few reviews:

"What a simply wonderful place. Very comfortable and very clean. Would love to come again in the summer to appreciate the view." Sandra and Jon, Taunton. Feb 2020

"The best place for a family holiday I have ever been to." Mike. Devon. June 2017

"A wonderful, magical little place by the river, we had a lovely few days at Treetops and even in the March winter/spring weather.

'We have enjoyed peace and tranquility in such beautiful surroundings and leave Tree Tops feeling recharged and rejuvenated! What a delightful cottage - so very comfy and cosy....loved every minute' Terry and Margaret, June 2016.

'Charming cottage in idyllic setting. Very well equipped and comfortable. Have enjoyed the rabbits in the garden, and a pheasant came calling too. Had an early morning call, usually at about 5.45, from a crow who thought it was a good idea to "knock" on the bedroom window!

This is my first time in Cornwall and there is lots to do and see from here and even the narrow lanes were not an issue after a day or so.

Would definitely recommend Tree Tops for a relaxing break'.

Sue, Vi, and Alan. May 2016.

Tree Tops has a magic all of its own - once seen always remembered. We have shared it for a few days and loved every minute. If you know of a better holiday let, you are fortunate indeed'. Sue and Colin, September 2016

"Just to say a big thank you. We had a wonderful stay at Tree Tops. A stunning location, lovely cottage and the weather was very kind to us. We had a lovely relaxing break - just the job!" HC, West Midlands, April 2015.

"What a gem of a place. Fabulous garden and views. A most charming cottage. Thank you!". MT, West Sussex, April 2015.

"The cottage is quite lovely, much character. The setting is superb, the garden a delight. Highly recommended." GK, Weston, March 2015

"A perfect location for exploring Cornwall." MB, Devizes, May 2014.

"Thank you very much, we had a great stay!" GG, April 2013.

"Wonderful location, beautiful grounds & a cute cottage, recipe for a great holiday. The dog exhausted himself with walks and ball play, his best holiday ever. Would definitely come again" MF & Family, Alderley Edge, April 2013.

"We've had a great time! Lazy days, pubs, beaches, more pubs, food, more food etc. etc. Hope to be back again soon." RB & Family, October 2012.

"Our first visit and a delight! The house is delightfully 'lived in' and has great character. The garden is perfect for wandering and watching. An excellent week - we shall return!" NR, Selsey, September 2012.

"'Tree Tops' has been wonderful yet again! Thank you - see you next year." EW & Family, Taunton, August 2012.

"Beautiful tranquil setting with amazing garden. Felt part of the village. Everyone very friendly." JP & Family, New Vienna, July 2012.

"What a lovely, lovely house and grounds. I recommend a visit to The Shipwrights Arms in Helford. Goodbye to this unspoilt part of Cornwall, and I wish other visitors a happy holiday." SF & Family, Battle, July 2012.

"Great to stay in a house that hasn't been 'made over'. The setting and grounds are beautiful. Great area for visiting gardens. Too much to see in one week!" PH, Shrewsbury, June 2012.

There are four permanent beds and two blow up beds.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 2: 3 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

My phone number is in the Welcome File. Just call me if you have any questions. Ben


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Ben M.
Calendar last updated:
19 Jun 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Russian





Very Good
19 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 9 Apr 2019

My daughter and our two dogs arrived on a damp Christmas Eve but were instantly cheered up on entering the lovely warm cottage with a lovely fire blazing and complimentary bottle of wine! Fantastic lo… More

“Wonderful holiday cottage above Port Navas Creek”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

We had a really lovely week in this charming holiday cottage just a few minutes walk from Port Navas - a blink-and-you-miss-it village, just a few miles by from Helford Passage and within easy reach o… More

“Excellent time at Treetops”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2016

We had a fantastic time at Treetops. The garden is so beautiful and our children absolutely loved it. Great location to beaches and Trebah gardens is a must. It is stunning and only a few miles away. … More

“A tranquil week”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2016

Four of us stayed for a week. Treetops is as described, the kitchen and bathroom are a little dated but the two bedrooms and the lounge are spacious and comfortable and there is plenty of room outside… More

“Wonderful, warm and welcoming!”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2013

We fell in love with Tree Tops as soon as we drove up the drive and saw the light on in the front porch. A hidden hideaway in a beautiful location. The cottage was warm and cosy - the communication fr… More

“Peace and tranquility”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2013

This cottage is very secluded but not isolated.The interior is well preserved and kept very clean.All mod-cons are provided as are linen and towels both very good quality.The cottage benefits from exc… More


Reviewed 17 Sep 2013

A return visit to the peace and seclusion of Treetops. Yet again the unique charm and comfort folded itself around us and welcomed us to this very special corner of Cornwall. The lovely and extensive … More

“The perfect getaway”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2013

We chose Tree Tops because we needed to be close to Falmouth for our son's graduation ceremony and wanted to bring our dogs for a few days' holiday. The owner was extremely helpful througho… More

“Beautiful Retreat”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2013

We had excellent service from the owner ,he was very helpful in all aspects of the booking and enquiries we made. Tree Tops had everything we needed for our stay. We found it very peaceful and tranquil with only the sound of the Owls hooting to each other of a night when going to sleep it was lovely. We brought Bria the German wire haired pointer and Molly the Otterhound with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the big open space behind the cottage to roam and scent around. There was plenty room to erect their cages in the hall so they felt settled and at home. The views from Tree Tops looking down into Port Navas are beautiful . There are plenty of places to go to for a drink and something to eat , The Yacht Club serves excellent food and local ale and is only 5 mins walk from the cottage. There is also an award winning Inn at Nancenoy,Constantine who do lovely meals and are very busy.And that's just a 10 min drive up the road. It's also well worth a visit to Helford Passage which has a good pub and food. We found that talking to the locals was a beneficial way of finding all the good places to go to and experience . There are many gardens to explore nearby and are all dog friendly as is nearly everywhere in Cornwall we found. Always plenty water bowls out for thirsty dogs. Tree tops was central for us for going out for the day and we only touched the tip of the iceberg as far as places to see. If needing supplies for our stay we always passed a village shop or farm shop on our way back. We loved the peace and serenity of Tree Tops and have fallen in love with the cottage and Port Navas and the friendly Cornish people. It was well worth the drive down from Cumbria. We will be most defiantly be making a return visit in the future for another wonderful holiday at Tree Tops. Many thanks to the owner of Tree Tops for letting us have a fantastic holiday in their family cottage.

“Just how a holiday cottage should be”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2013

We loved it, every inch of it. Tree Tops is a simple, homely holiday cottage with its old-fashioned mod cons still in place - the pantry with its slate shelves, the scullery, the large and airy bedro… More

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