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Situated in acres of private woodland with the pretty stream meandering along beside, this wooden-clad self-catering cottage near Helford exudes oodles of rustic country character. One of only two abodes nestled within a quiet valley setting, Clapper Bridge Cottage is a very special woodland hideaway you'll want to keep all to yourself.

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Perfect for couples or families longing to escape the hubbub of city life, Clapper Bridge Cottage is just ten minutes away from the picture perfect Helford river and golden stretches of sand and dramatic coastline which comprise Cornwall's 'Wild West'. The welcoming open-plan interiors at this charming self-catering cottage create a sense of space, whilst the magical woodland setting will delight those who covet seclusion and peacefulness.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are two sunny bedrooms at Clapper Bridge Cottage; throw open the double doors in the king size bedroom and enjoy the sound of nature as dappled sunlight streams in through the canopy of the trees above. The twin room has an en suite corner bath with overhead shower, whilst the king size room has an en suite shower room.


Explore the surrounding rich woodland, footpaths and stunning coastal scenery within which this gorgeous cottage is nestled. Approaching Clapper Bridge Cottage through winding country lanes and over a characterful clapper bridge, you find yourself in a haven of blissfully serene countryside. The private garden is skirted by a meandering river and a large decking area with riverside seating - the perfect place for lazing away a summer's afternoon. As dusk falls and twinkly stars pinprick the deep velvet sky, sit around the fire pit armed with marshmallows for toasting, and regale one another with campfire stories old and new. You might even spot a shooter!

For Relaxation

Sit a while and take in the sights and sounds of the Helford river or demonstrate your culinary skills in the kitchen making good use of the traditional Aga. The owners are a wealth of knowledge in terms of where to find locally-sourced produce including the catch of the day from their very own fishing boat! The nearby organic spa retreat will be the ideal place to have your knots and worries skilfully eased away (advance booking recommended).


There is ample off-road parking for two cars. The approach to the property is what we lovingly refer to as an ‘unmade lane’ and may prove difficult for low-slung cars.  An outside utility room with washer and dryer is available. When the river runs high, it may prove difficult to drive through the ford to park right next to the property, but alternative parking will be available nearby.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
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  • BedroomsDoubles: One king size bedroomTwins: One twin bedroom
  • BathroomsTwo en suites
  • FamilyIn-house babysitting (on prior request)Children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA BBQ is provided as well as a fire pit
  • PetsTwo dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsTwo TVs with DVD players, iPod dock and Bluetooth speaker, radioInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is 10am
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Style: Surf shack meets woodland hideaway; beautiful natural interior features such as reclaimed wooden floors, exposed brickwork, and beach shack-style cladding evoke a timeless charm at this spacious cottage.

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Our Take

Marketing Coordinator Charlotte says

The welcoming open-plan interiors and high ceilings create a great sense of space at Clapper; I adored this stylish luxury rustic cottage with its stripped wooden floors, gorgeous fabrics and oodles of charm. The owners even offered us the freshest catch of the day from their fishing boat, YUM!

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Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

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There is a great farm shop just a short distance from the property, selling everything from homemade marmalade to award-winning pasties, scrumptious cakes and lots more! Owner Ant is a fisherman and lands the freshest catches of the day from the Helford River (weather and tides permitting), so ensure you get your order in early. The cosy country kitchen complete with electric Aga makes for an authentic self-catering experience.

In-House Catering

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out 

Amelie's At The Smokehouse, Porthleven (20 minutes away) is well worth a visit. The New Yard Restaurant is also excellent and a mile's pleasant woodland walk away. Do ask the owners for their favourites and they will happily indulge you with their insider knowledge!

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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