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“A tranquil holiday destination”
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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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kathrine...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A tranquil holiday destination”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We have just returned from a week's idyllic stay at Bishops Quay. The house is in the most beautiful setting and is very quaint and eclectic. The owners did everything possible to make us feel welcome and our stay relaxing and special. Beautiful flowers were in every room, delicious cream tea, cake and homemade quiche all beautifully set out.
The children (aged from 1 to 9) absolutely loved the whole idyllic place and were delighted to feed the hens, go crabbing and best of all spend time on the river. Having use of the boats was an extra bonus to the holiday.
We can highly recommend Bishops quay for a holiday it is set in the most beautiful area of Cornwall, has excellent facilities and is perfect for a family holiday. Thank you to Kate and Ben for making it so special and welcoming us to such an idyllic spot. We would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: everything was perfect
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Victoria...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Blissfully relaxing!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had a really comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable week at Bishops Quay. The location on the estuary is outstanding and the house takes full advantage of this with wonderful views of the river from every window and a wide long balcony outside the sitting room. Kate was an absolute pleasure to deal with right from the start. We booked last minute as a couple with a young baby and she went out of her way to make sure we were all looked after and our young daughter had everything she needed - travel cot, high chair and even a buggy, books and toys! If we had realised quite how well equipped the house was and how thoughtfully she'd set things up then we could have left a few bags at home! We arrived to a delicious cream tea and everything else flowed from there. The house is set up in a generous, comfortable way and we enjoyed a blazing log fire each night after lovely days getting to know the local area and taking lots of pictures. Bliss!

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Cowling20...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Total Bliss!!”
Reviewed 24 January 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!!

Travelling 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 13 November 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 least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Phillip15...
London, United Kingdom
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“A magical home from home!”
Reviewed 17 December 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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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Dec 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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