Mellinzeath Holiday Rental Cottage
Holiday Cottage to Rent Helford River in Cornwall
Sitting room and fireplace
Sitting room of holiday property to rent in Cornwall
Mellinzeath Kitchen, rent property on Helford River
Mellinzeath Kitchen open plan
Mellinzeath bedroom
Mellinzeath Bathroom
Holiday home in Cornwall near a stream
Mellinzeath by Christine Patrick Sept 2014
Mellinzeath Holiday Rental Cottage thumbnail
Holiday Cottage to Rent Helford River in Cornwall thumbnail
Sitting room and fireplace thumbnail
Sitting room of holiday property to rent in Cornwall thumbnail
Mellinzeath Kitchen, rent property on Helford River thumbnail
Mellinzeath Kitchen open plan thumbnail
Mellinzeath bedroom thumbnail
Mellinzeath Bathroom thumbnail
Holiday home in Cornwall near a stream thumbnail
Mellinzeath by Christine Patrick Sept 2014 thumbnail

Mellinzeath Farmhouse, Helford

At a Glance

Sleeps: 4-5

Changeover: Saturday

Price per week: £407-£669

Dogs allowed: Yes

Check availability & book
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Perfect for a family
  • Close to the picturesque Helford River, Helston and Falmouth
  • Surrounded by countryside
  • Dog Friendly
  • Fireplace
The House

Mellinzeath has a sitting room combined with kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. The second bedroom has a small, high bunk for a third child. The timber kitchen is basic but has built in cooker and hob, fridge, fitted table and benches. Downstairs the floors are the original rough granite or slate and the upstairs bedrooms both have wide timber floorboards, both with rugs. There are large open wood fires for heat and electric radiators upstairs. The refitted bathroom is in an outside wing with a roll top bath on splendid feet, and a secondary hip bath for the adventurous. The water is heated by electric immersion. Free wood and mains electricity. No TV reception, no washing machine, no freezer.

The house is thatched. In the floor is set a worn millstone; there are two fireplaces, a bread oven, a winding stair to a high trussed romantic roof. The bathroom, in an extension alongside, has an arched door and medieval windows reused from an older house. Outside, there are stone walls, a granite barn, spring and shallow streams for children to play in.

The adjoining barn has been rebuilt as a wood store on the ground floor and for play, contemplation or camping on the first floor with good lighting and shutters.

 

History

Mellinzeath was once the farmhouse of the miller in this wooded valley which has a thousand years of recorded history. Thought to have been rebuilt after a fire in 1665, it has been little altered since – a really forgotten although renovated house. It retains its original size, thick granite walls and many features.

 

Surrounding Area

We think the valley is quite extraordinarily lovely, with a tiny meadow, streams of fast rushing water, total seclusion and privacy, shelter from the wind, facing south with meadow, hillside and fifteen acres of woodland to explore.

You can walk round the hillsides – and also to a good pub. This is perhaps our most popular house, but you need a spirit of adventure. Although many visitors never leave the house, garden, water and woods, Mellinzeath is in the prime Helford River area, close to every facility of Falmouth, the Helford Estuary and Lizard Peninsula.

 

Access

You are met in the village and led to the car park in the farmyard. You and your luggage are both delivered and picked up from the house, other times it’s a 660 metre walk from your car. It is for the more adventurous, with fewer facilities than most, but loved by children, young couples, honeymooners, grandparents and those seeking quiet. Bring Wellies. Ideal for dogs.