The Cottage

Daphne Cottage is a dog friendly, architect designed and lovingly hand built Cornish holiday cottage in the heart of the North Helford village of Mawnan Smith.  The cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, has superfast wi-fi, smart TVs, luxury bathroom fittings including a walk in rain shower and all mod cons in the kitchen.  In the bedrooms, there are wonderfully soft Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels which are included in your stay.

The cottage is powered by an air source heat pump which runs the hot water and underfloor heating throughout, and extra warmth and comfort is added by a state of the art Chesney log burner in the snug, for those colder nights.  Please note that although classed as a single storey house, there are 3 steps from the ‘upper deck’ to the ‘lower deck’.

Outside there is off street parking for 2 cars at the front and a secluded and totally enclosed garden at the back.  There is a large terrace with garden furniture, barbecue and parasol, with the rest of the garden either lawn or gravel.  The garden is dog proofed to Cocker Spaniel standards (i.e. quite well!) and secure for children to wander about in.

Daphne Cottage is configured as follows:

  • Master bedroom with king size (5′) double
  • Second bedroom with a 5′ double OR 2 x 2’6″ singles.  Note: the second bedroom bed(s) is 6′ long rather than the standard 6’6″.
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, separate bath with shower attachment, toilet and basin, all Lefroy Brooks taps and Burlington fittings
  • Snug area with Chesney log-burner, seating for four people, TV
  • Kitchen diner with table seating 6 and fully equipped

Master Bedroom

  • King size (5 foot) double bed with King of Cotton Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Smart TV in master bedroom: Freeview, Netflix, On Demand apps
  • Bath sheets, hand towels and flannels
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside tables
  • Bench seat
  • Patio doors on to terrace

Second Bedroom

  • King size (5′) double bed OR 2 x singles (2′ 6″) with King of Cotton Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Note: these beds are 6′ long rather than 6′ 6″
  • Bath sheets, hand towels and flannels
  • Chest of drawers
  • Bedside tables


  • Walk in shower with rain shower or hand shower options
  • Bath with shower attachment
  • Toilet
  • Basin
  • Lefroy Brooks taps and Burlington fittings throughout


  • SMEG larder fridge with ice compartment
  • Under-counter freezer (located in entrance hall)
  • Electric range cooker with two ovens, separate grill and five ring hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Lavazza coffee machine
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Hand mixer
  • Bluetooth speaker

Snug Area

  • Chesney log burner
  • 1 x sofa, 2 x armchairs
  • Smart TV: Freeview, FreeSat, Netflix, On Demand apps


  • Washing machine & tumble dryer (washer / dryer in one)
  • 2 x laundry baskets
  • Clothes airer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Henry hoover
  • Mop, buckets, brushes


  • Front drive with 5 bar gate and parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden terrace and The Boatshed patio
  • Weber charchol barbecue
  • 2 x outdoor sofas, 3 x stools and outside dining table