A real holiday – the perfect treat

The Riverside is a delightful, comfortable, well equipped 6 bedroomed property in idyllic Helford. When you arrive you will find the house ready for you, your beds made up with freshly laundered sheets, white towels and fragrant toiletries in all the bathrooms, flowers in the rooms, a Welcome Pack:- 

Your holiday has started!

And, ahead of you there is the prospect of exploring Cornwall, simply chilling around Helford or using the boats on the river (available April to October). During your stay a member of our team will come in to do light cleaning and make the beds (except on their day off which is currently Sunday); they will also give you clean bath towels half way through your week. (We do however, ask that you bring your own beach towels). One of the best things about staying at the Riverside – there is none of that frantic cleaning at the end of the holiday, you just pack your bags and go home feeling refreshed!

All our charming rooms provide a level of comfort well above that normally associated with holiday accommodation. The sitting room, with its large fully opening cottage windows, looks over our terrace and the village beyond. Here, you can relax in front of the open fire, watch the television, dvd, do a jigsaw or play one of our board games. The kitchen and dining room have been knocked into one glorious room - all our guests have loved this aspect of The Riverside. The kitchen is well equipped and has an Aga and an electric cooker (We should mention here that keeping the kitchen clean/tidy is your responsibility). There are 2 fridges, a freezer and a Miele dishwasher. If you are still in stand-by "work mode" there is also a phone (with an honesty box) and wifi. On a practical note, the house has a separate laundry room with a washing machine and a drier for your use.

If you are down for a special occasion and would like some meals cooked, we can give you the names of some people who may be able to cater for you.

Relax, explore and potter about on the river.

The house is set within pretty terraced gardens and the front terrace, with its fabulous, 14 foot table (made from reclaimed wood, from the old wooden roads in Bali) is the perfect spot from which to watch the world go by. Alternatively, you can utilise the secluded garden area above the buildings, which catches the sun from early morning until late in the day. If you can tear yourself away, there are plenty of places to visit, whether you love beaches, golfing, sailing, fishing, diving, walking, or anything else you want to do.

And finally:- 
Animals are not allowed at The Riverside. Smoking is not permitted in the buildings.
Changeover day is usually a Friday. Guests are asked to arrive after 16.00 and leave The Riverside by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure.

Come and stay for a few days, a week or more

View from the hill above Helford

View from the hill above Helford

  • Exclusive use of The Riverside

  • Available on a self catered basis

  • Includes use of the Cygnus 19 and its tender (a rowing boat)

  • All bedrooms with their own bathrooms

  • Freshly laundered sheets and towels

  • Bed-making and light cleaning service

  • Short or long breaks

  • And all that this glorious part of Cornwall has to offer!

  • See our floorplan

Pretty Bedrooms

We have 6 pretty, double/twin bedrooms (+ two small bunk rooms). When you arrive you will find your beds made up with freshly laundered sheets, white towels and fragrant toiletries in all the bathrooms, flowers in the rooms.

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Relax with Your Loved Ones

The Dining Room at Helford

The Riverside is a lovely spot to unwind and spend time with your friends and family. Discover the many delightful places to go and visit, (the local area has some yummy restaurants and eateries). Or, simply relax over a bottle of wine in your gorgeous home-from-home.


Places to Go – Things to See

Cornwall is a stunning place to explore. The Lizard Peninsula's beaches, coves, spectacular stretches of dramatic coastline, enchanting harbours, thriving fishing communities and picture book villages, all combine to make the area truly memorable for everyone who visits.

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