1.4 miles W of Helford

Apple Loft

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This beautiful homestay, nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside in the grounds of Tremayne House, is a lovingly restored, traditional semi-detached cottage offering a warm welcome to couples wishing to escape the everyday. Step inside and you'll find an upside-down approach, with the cosy bedroom downstairs and the living space upstairs, and country modern interiors that includes warm woods, natural colours and gorgeous, tactile furnishings. Perfectly positioned near Helford on the Lizard Peninsula, Apple Loft is the perfect base from which to explore the west of Cornwall, whether it's the epic natural scenery of the glorious coastline or the pretty villages and towns that await to be discovered.


The fabulous living space lies upstairs to make the most of the stunning vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, and with windows either side of the cottage, this is a wonderfully bright, airy space in which to relax.

With simple white walls, wonderful oak wooden floors and a flickering wood burner at its heart, this is a lovely space to unwind, with a beautiful and oh-so comfy velvet sofa to curl up together on, plus a 43" Smart TV for catching up with a box set or two or watching your favourite films.


The cleverly designed kitchen with white cabinets and marble worktop comes fully equipped with everything you could need to rustle up feasts, whether its freshly caught seafood or locally made produce from nearby Gear Farm pasty and farm shop. There's an oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, Smeg retro fridge and freezer plus a washer dyer and all the other essentials.

The super-romantic dining table and chairs lies clustered by the wood burner, for intimate meals à deux or head outside to the courtyard to eat on warmer days.


Situated on the ground floor, the delightful bedroom boasts an Enchanted House king size bed, swathed in Cologne & Cotton bedding, sumptuous throws and Oka cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep and long, lazy lie ins. In addition, there's a chest of drawers and hanging space, plus step through the front door and you're in the pretty courtyard garden, perfect for morning coffee and breakfast.


Situated en suite to the bedroom, there's a large walk-in shower with rainfall head and separate handheld shower. A heated rail ensures towels are always kept warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Apple Loft has a pretty courtyard garden to the front of the house with a table, chairs, and parasol plus a small barbeque for alfresco dining.


Please note that Apple Loft is semi-detached to Tremayne Farmhouse, our retreat for eight. There are three properties within the grounds of Tremayne, as well as the owner's own home.


There is private, off road parking.

Babies and children

This is one of our adults only retreats.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


Apple Loft has Superfast WiFi, so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

With so many places to explore in the area, you'll discover an array of sights to see and things to do. If you're an unashamed foodie, The Shipwrights Arms is a cosy thatched gem just a one-and-a-half-mile stroll away from the property or uncover The Prince of Wales, a quintessential 16th century pub in Newtown. Take a stroll to the idyllic Helford River to dine on the water's edge or explore the local coves nearby, it certainly is an area of natural beauty!

If you're looking to get back to nature, venture to Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens to experience breath-taking displays of local flora. As the most southernly point and designated Area of Natural Beauty, The Lizard is awash with stunning scenery along its coastline including Kynance Cove, Lizard Point and Mullion Cove. The pretty fishing villages of Coverack and Cadgwith are must-visits to immerse yourself in the local Cornish culture. Grab a delicious local bite at Fat Apples Café or venture to Gear Farm for must-have organic produce to rustle up your evening dishes.

Further along the coast you'll find the quirky town of Falmouth, with a bustling harbour this university town offers unique shops, Maritime Museum and an abundance of excellent eateries. You'll even find the quaint Gyllyngvase Beach with restaurant for perfect ocean vistas, Falmouth certainly does have it all! Fancy sailing further afield, you can catch the ferry or drive to St Mawes and the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. For incredible food, head to nearby Trengilly Wartha, an award-winning pub, whilst The Potager is a fabulous café surrounded by gardens.

Oh-so-pretty, this darling cottage close to the dreamy Helford River in south Cornwall is a gorgeously grown-up romantic escape for two, perfectly positioned for exploring the stunning Lizard peninsula.

At a glance

From £627 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 | 1 Bedroom | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Courtyard Garden

Pet-free property

Short drive to beaches

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Apple Loft:

Apple loft is in a wonderful spot of Cornwall and an ideal place to explore the area. Alison is a wonderful, thoughtful and generous host. Alison’s recommendations for days out, local businesses to try were brilliant, thank you.

A fantastic property, really stylish, cosy and comfortable. Alison is a wonderful host, extending such a warm welcome and so proud of her creation. The whole booking process is painless and very professionally handled. Thank you all!

A beautiful retreat, presented to a high standard in a deliciously quiet location. A warm welcome and helpful Host who made our stay special. Thank you.

The Apple Loft is an idyllic place, which feels far from the chaotic world, down tiny lanes, with walks across fields and to the pub by the river. Yet it is well equipped with all an appealing, fresh modernity. The apple-green refridgerator is a fun detail!

'Thank you for your hospitality, tremendous brownies and champagne- what a fabulous place to stay. The courtyard is a lovely little private sanctuary to enjoy some lovely sunshine om our last day. Really not wanting to leave. Our thanks to you, what a beautiful home this is'- October 2021

'What a gorgeous property and location for the second leg of our honeymoon! Thank you Alison for all the sweet touches such as champagne on ice and brownies which were delicious. All the recommendations were so handy particulary in todays current climate where lots are booked up. We had an incredible stay and will truly recommend to others' - September 2021

'What a lovely and peaceful haven, away from the rat race that is London. The weather was great too! Great to explore this bit of Cornwall, then to return to return to the calm of the Apple Loft, a comfy bed and a fab shower. Thanks Alison for your hospitality and welcome essentials - milk and brownies!' September 2021

'An amazing place! The Apple Loft is perfect for time away to relax and enjoy real luxury. Every detail of the cottage has been carefully considered and the bed is possibly the most comfortable I have ever experienced! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beaches, villages and coastal walks. We had a wonderful welcome from Alison - a jewel in the Cornish countryside! - August 2021

'This was a treat for my lad's birthday - and I was the one spoilt!!! By jaw dropping scenery as we walked the most magnificent coastline. Australia has met its match!!! And the most gorgeous setting to rest our weary bones. It has been such a lovely time - the kindness and generosity went beyond - never have I had pasties and a blanket delivered to a pub by my hosts. Yes would not have me shiver my way through the final - guest services extended to the marquee at the local pub. We will be back with our Aussie family and friends - this idyllic setting we so want to share with them.' - July 2021

' What a wonderful bolthole! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful accomodation. Thank you Alison for your help and warm welcome - we hope to return!' - July 2021

'Thank you for accomodating us at short notice at Apple Loft. We landed on our feet at a place which feels idyllically far from home and is yet so well equipped. We especialy loved the apple green Smeg refridgerator!' - July 2021

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