Farmhouse at Calamansac

Near Port Navas

Sleeps up to 8. No dogs.

Calamansac Farmhouse

The Helford isn’t actually a river, per se, but actually a drowned river valley (a ria). And located more-or-less halfway between its mouth and its head is a relatively broad expanse of water where the sea gives way to a more estuary-like environment.

Here, set in unspoiled countryside, one finds this 18th century farmhouse from which the views are some of the most delightful to be found anywhere in the UK- look straight across the river and you’ll see the place made famous by the fictional trysts of Lady Dona St. Columb and Gallic privateer Jean Aubrey: Frenchman’s Creek.

To the right lies Groyne Point where the river divides into two (Polwheveral Creek and the route to Gweek), and to the left the open sea. Indeed, the sessile oak woods above the former are considered to be one of the largest in Europe, and date back to the reign of Henry VIII.

Boasting four bedrooms and capable of sleeping up to 8, this period property is situated at the end of a private lane just a mile from the exquisite waterside hamlet of Port Navas.

Local shops are to be found in the nearby villages of Mawnan Smith and Constantine, both of which are less than ten minutes away by car via some traditional Cornish lanes.

 

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