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Sleeps 3
Property type Cottage
Tariff band £259.00 - £649.00 p/wk
Changeover day Friday
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Min # of nights 3
Size 1 sqm
Pets allowed 2
Pet friendly
Arrival time 17:00
Departure time 10:00

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Nestled next to Ruby farmhouse up a short, tree lined drive is Dingley Cottage, a superbly equipped little bolthole with its own private courtyard garden. Child and dog friendly, there are fields to run off some steam and a communal play area to generally entertain. The vibrant resort of Falmouth, picturesque Helston, the glorious Helford River and the Lizard peninsula are all within easy reach.

Dingley Cottage is approached around the side of the main farmhouse and has a sweet little courtyard garden, the cottage itself has a bright and airy feel, the kitchen diner is fully equipped, the lounge sports a door onto the outside seating area, there are plenty of character features, with exposed stonework, and some exposed roof rafters. To the front of the main farmhouse is a communal child's play area that is shared with the other 2 cottages, Ruby Farm cottage and Kernyk cottage.

Porkellis is a superb place to stay with stunning access to the bustling port of Falmouth, with it's vibrant atmosphere, Helford River, one of the most beautiful tidal creeks in the country made famous by Daphne Du Maurier's classic novel Frenchman's Creek, and onwards to the untamed beauty and splendour of the Lizard peninsula.

Also available on this site are Ruby Farm Cottage (sleeps 5) and Kernyk Cottage (sleeps 4).

Ground floor: The front door leads into the open plan kitchen dining room which is fully equipped and tastefully decorated, there are a set of stairs leading up to the single bedroom and a small number of steps leading into the lounge which has a french windows leading to the garden, a further door leads into the main double bedroom with en-suite shower room both of which borrow light through high level windows from the lounge.
First floor: Stairs (with no handrail) open directly into spacious, double aspect single bedroom (shares double en-suite shower room).
Exterior: Parking for 1 car to the front of the property, further parking is available on request. A private courtyard patio area with table, chairs and barbecue. There is a communal playground area. Guests may walk their dogs around some of the fields on the farm.

Facilities & Services
The property has gas central heating. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is a gas oven and hob, a microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer. Hairdryer for guest use. There is a combined washing machine and tumble dryer. The lounge area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV with an integrated DVD player, CD & Radio. There is an iron & ironing board. WiFi is available at the property however it is through a satellite and therefore has a download limit (great for emails, not so good for streaming films).

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional £25 per dog per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is off road parking for 1 car. There is a cot and stair gate available. There is a barbecue.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday
Short breaks are available during the quieter months of the year.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.

​With easy access to Falmouth, attractions such as The National Maritime Museum Falmouth, Rick Steins Fish and Chips on Discovery Quay, Pendennis Castle and even St Mawes Castle via a 20 minute foot ferry, are all within reach. Falmouth is one of Cornwall's most popular places to visit because of its unique mix of attractions, water sports, beaches, history and place to eat. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Pendennis Castle are both high on visitors' lists of places to visit and the views from Pendennis on a fine day a truly magical. Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall with its spectacular deep water natural harbour offering a haven for both cruisers and racers. Many events are held through the summer culminating in the famous Falmouth Regatta Week and associated shore side events. The beaches at Gyllingvase & Swanpool are coarse sand and are wonderfully sunny south facing spots. You can ride the ferry to beautiful St Mawes for the day or take a delightful trip around the estuary stopping off at either Trelissick Gardens or Smugglers Cottage for a cream tea! There are plenty of places to eat & drink in Falmouth and recently Rick Stein has opened his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar at Discovery Quay adding to the superb mix across the town.

Helston was originally a thriving port, however as the river silted up over the years, this ceased to be. Where the river joins the sea, is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake. The market town has a mixture of Georgian & Victorian architecture. On Coinagehall Street is the Blue Anchor, originally a rest house for monks, which became a tavern in the 15th century. This is possibly the oldest brewery in the country selling the strong local brew, Spingo. Helston is the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula and to the Helford River, which has some beautiful villages, namely St Anthony in Meneage & Helford Village.

Porthleven is approximate 3.5 miles southwest of Helston. This charming fishing harbour also has world class surf break.

A little further along the coast, towards Penzance is Praa Sands, which has a mile of sandy beach.

North Helford covers the area from Maenporth to Helston and includes places such as Mawnan Smith, Helford Passage, Constantine & Gweek. The area has many delights such as Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Goonhilly Earth and Satellite Station and The Ferry Boat Inn.

Daphne du Maurier wrote her only romantic novel Frenchmans Creek about the River Helford, and who can blame her, the views really are beautiful. Glendurgan Gardens run by the National Trust hold a 176 year old laurel maze and the 'Giants Stride' swing most popular with children. St Anthony-in-Meneage holds a lovely little church primarily of medieval architecture. Maenporth beach tucked away on the westerly edge of Falmouth Bay boast spectacular views, well worth a visit.


  • Pet friendly
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • TV

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Seasonal weekly tariff overview

# Min stay Start date End date Price
3 nights 03 Jul 2020 23 Jul 2020 £499
3 nights 24 Jul 2020 27 Aug 2020 £649
3 nights 28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 £409
3 nights 04 Sep 2020 17 Sep 2020 £369
3 nights 18 Sep 2020 24 Sep 2020 £349
3 nights 25 Sep 2020 22 Oct 2020 £309
3 nights 23 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020 £419
3 nights 30 Oct 2020 17 Dec 2020 £259
3 nights 18 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £509

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