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“Total Bliss!!”
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Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.
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Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.
A warm and friendly welcome to Bishops Quay. No worry, easy care carpet, 1 or 2 good dogs can come. Dry logs are always provided for the lovely open fire, as many as you need. BQ has Sky + Sports tv.
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Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.
A warm and friendly welcome to Bishops Quay. No worry, easy care carpet, 1 or 2 good dogs can come.
Dry logs are always provided for the lovely open fire, as many as you need. BQ has Sky + Sports tv.
Good Wifi, exclusively yours, + house landline. Bose Wave Music System now with ipod connect kit.
Generous dining table; seating for 10 + place settings to match, glasses, cutlery, crockery for 12+.
KT, the pretty BQ rowing boat, ready for you. You can use her for 4 hours either side of high water.
Evening scene from the balcony, the sun stays longest on Bishops Quay, well after 9pm in June/July.
Kate's Happy Helford Hens live in the meadows along the lane and provide golden yolked eggs.
Everything you could ask for, all modern equipment, dishwasher, cookery books, warm and cheerful.
The wrap-around kitchen leads off the living room and through to the extra bedroom suite, if taken.
The large extra bedroom has its own comfortable ensuite + over bath shower. Balcony, books tv + dvd.
Door to the balcony, writing desk and chair, king size bed, glorious views of quay, harbour, boats.
A gorgeous wooden, king size sleigh bed, a relaxing, private atmosphere; surely a room to remember.
Romantic James Galway roses from the house garden, sit sweetly on Granny's old dressing table.
Sunny bathroom with shower over the bath, warm and cosy, BQ has CH available 24/7 all year around.
The front twin bedroom looks out across the water. Light proof curtains, generous duvets + books.
Birds, boats, bedroom view - all rooms look out over the water, woods, and wildlife, river activity.
Children's bunk bedroom upstairs, black out blind, thick lined curtains. Next to master bedroom
Sitting out in the sun, maybe watching the family kayak, canoe, row, sail and motor around the creek
The jetty seen from the Ladies Garden, private to guests, KT the BQ rowing dinghy, motor bass boat.
Our fishing vessel, 33', New Harmony, works from the quay, bringing back lobsters, monkfish etc
Here's a floor plan to allow you to check out the rooms. Taking the extra bedroom increases fee
The Cornwall Crafts Exhibition at Trelowarren is very nearby. Many lovely galleries to visit locally
Exhilarating beach walks within ten minutes drive from Bishops Quay, the skies and light are great.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Helston, Cornwall, England

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Cowling20...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Total Bliss!!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Having just spent our second Christmas/New Year's at Bishops Quay I cannot rate it highly enough. The attention to detail and comfort combined with Kate and Ben's warm hospitality makes BIshops Quay a unique holiday destination. The interiors are comfortable and were decorated for the holidays to lovely effect and when the rains drove us indoors we did not mind retreating there to enjoy the fire and river views. The bonus of being able to view local scenery from one of their boats added to the specialness of our holiday. Bishops Quay is a wonderful place and we hope to return many times in the years to come. In short our holiday engendered feelings of total bliss!!

Traveling group: Young Children
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Carol J
East Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A wonderful hideaway on the Helford River”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We have just enjoyed a wonderful 9 day stay at a hideaway on the Helford River. 'Bishops Quay' was a fantastic place to stay - very homely, warm and comfortable and attention to detail was first class. The location was great, easy driving distance to Gardens, Beaches with a spectacular coastline and of course the river with an abundance of wildlife. Thank you Ben and Kate for your kind hospitality and we look forward to a return visit next year, it really was 'home from home' and we loved it.

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Liked best: Everything exceeded our expectations
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Phillip15...
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A magical home from home!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

Our pre-Christmas family holiday could not have been better, the welcome, home made cakes, the accommodation, so full of character with everything you would need and finally the setting, the water, the boats,and the wildlife. Magical!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Dec 21, 2012
Thank you so much, it was fun having the house filled with pre Christmas guests enjoying being together as a family, you certainly made the most of your time here with outings and walks. We hope to see you again very soon.
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Barnielyn...
knutsford
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our Favourite Place in Cornwall.”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We have been visiting this wonderful riverside house for ten years along with Barney,our Cocker spaniel. Kate and Ben have always made us I feel very welcome from the moment we arrive, with a delicious homemade cake and biscuits and tea at the ready. There is also fresh eggs from Kate's happy chickens, which Barnie and I say hello to, when we go for our morning stroll in the lovely surrounding fields and lanes . Kate's home made jam is a real treat and this year the runner beans were lovely. It's all these touches and more, which make Bishops Quay special and where you feel at home and totally relaxed.
The location is peaceful with no noise except the wild life, we love to sit and watch nature go by, in this tranquil place. Although there are many Cornish venues to visit, our favorite place is sitting on the balcony watching the tides come and go, no matter what time of year, and we have experienced all seasons. We saw dolphins come up the river this year, photos to prove it! and the bird life is always wonderful.

The house has great character and is very comfortable. You feel part of the family history with the nautical themes and history , pictures and stories all around you, particularly the family archive which Kate so generously shares with guests. In the autumn and spring the house is warm and cosy and we can sit in front of a wonderful fire or look out of the windows and watch the river, fascinating and enchanting in all seasons.
. The walks around the Helford area and the nearby creeks are just magical. Access to many sections of both the north and south Cornish coastal path are only a short drive away. There are so many beautiful coves and beaches,as well as lots of dog friendly beaches.
The food in the area is delicious such as the local crab sandwiches from the Cafe at Helford and freshly caught local fish sold close by . There are supermarkets within easy reach but the local fresh fish and veg are so good there's no need to visit them.There is an organic farm within walking distance and a great village store close by.

We have visited this wonderful place sometimes twice a year and never fail to be impressed by the location and the welcome we get from Kate and Ben, it is like our second home. We have traveled widely over the years and returned to a number of locations but none call us back as strongly and frequently as BQ.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Couples
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Elizabeth...
Virginia Water
1 review
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“Heavenly Bishops Quay”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Myself, parents and other members of our family have stayed at Bishops Quay every year, sometimes more than once, for the last 14 years. I cannot recommend it enough. The house is cosy and welcoming, the hosts are the nicest people I know, the setting is quiet and beautiful, but never boring with wonderful views. There is so much to do and see in the area. I would highly recommend this as beautiful place to stay whilst exploring a wonderful part of England.

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Liked best: Wonderful welcome, every comfort provided and the view
Liked least: Cannot fault anything
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 65+
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Catherine...
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“The best holiday cottage on the Helford river”
Reviewed September 23, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The house has the most beautiful view on the river. It is very peaceful, the only sounds are the cries of the birds on the water, or the occasional hum of the fishing boats putting to sea. The Kirby family live next door, and are always on hand if you need them, but they are completely unobtrusive. The house is extremely comfortable and is more like a home than a rented house. It has good beds and bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and a beautifully cosy sitting room with a real coal fire to take the chill off Cornish evenings. You have direct access to the river, and you can rent boats or kayaks to take up the river for picnics. You can even buy fresh fish on the quay when the catch comes in. The house is full of fresh flowers from Mrs Kirby's garden, she will bake you a delicious welcome cake for your arrival and leave fresh eggs from her hens. The house is in quiet countryside, but there is good food shopping in Mawgan, and a great local restaurant and fitness club/spa at nearby Trelowaren. It is an idyllic place, and we have been holidaying there with our teenage children and friends for five years.

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Liked best: The comfort of the house, the friendliness of the landlady, the wonderful view and river access
Liked least: Cornish weather is unpredictable!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Vivien B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic Sanctuary”
Reviewed September 23, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

It's now 15 years since we first went to Bishop's Quay and it still casts the same magical spell as it did on our first visit. This time we were celebrating our Ruby anniversary and Kate's welcoming surprises were appreciated so deeply and were a reflection of the fabulous hospitality that is always a feature of the holiday. Kate and Ben go about their daily lives in such a way that it is easy to forget that they live nearby and in such a beautiful spot privacy and peace are easy to find if required. If you or your family like boating then this is just the job - an Arthur Ransome location. The accommodation is extremely comfortable, has so much character and everything is provided even down to fresh flowers in every room. This is a very,very special place.

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Liked best: Beautiful loaction
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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