Chycarne Farm Cottages

Balwest Ashton, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9TE

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

We offer a warm welcome and affordable holiday at Chycarne, a traditional Cornish farm, built in the 17th century and situated in a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty and World Heritage Site.

South facing and set in six acres of grounds with truly magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside and beyond to Mounts Bay from the Lizard to Penzance.

Nestling on the side of Tregonning Hill, Chycarne Farm is a unique and beautiful retreat from the rest of the world. Each season has something to offer here. Being so far south, the warm sun and mild climate produce sub-tropical vegetation. Wild flowers grow in profusion along the stone wall hedges in Spring and Summer. In the Autumn and Winter the heathers, gorse and bracken form a carpet of colour on the hillsides. Surrounded by peaceful gardens and paddocks, where you can sit and relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere and views.

We hope that you will visit us at Chycarne Farm and have a wonderful holiday in beautiful Cornwall.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

2 acres

Some sloping pitches

Levelling blocks required

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Postcode:
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Lat 50.120945 / Lon -5.364506
OS field ref:
SW597298
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Helston, Penzance
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Peaceful CL with glorious views

A peaceful, large field with lovely far reaching views - but very sloping, needing a lot of blocks to level the van. Very little arrival information, and with holiday cottage cars parked, can be awkward to do the sharp right turn off the road into the location— Grass kept nicely short and good to have laundry facilities available for the CL. Good location for Porthleven , Helston, The Lizard etc. Beautifully quiet and peaceful.

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Unfortunately not totally as described on this description.

I know my title doesn’t sound very flattering but I do feel I need to leave an honest review for this location. I spent seven nights here in July. The site was booked for a family as the description and photo’s showed a play area / apparatus that my grandchildren could play on when not out and about. Unfortunately the pictures are quite out of date as the only “play” area available is the largish grassed field and a solitary goal post frame, not the wooden climbing frame as pictured. As has been stated in other reviews, the roads leading to the site are very narrow and passing oncoming traffic whilst towing was sometimes tricky, but saying that it is cornwall after all. Upon arriving at the site from the Ashton direction, you have to make a rather tight turn into the initial entrance. This would not have been such an issue had it not been for the fact that a car had been parked in such a way that made turning very awkward. Finding the owners for information and to pay wasn’t immediately obvious, but not overly difficult either. After our initial arrival, you are required to navigate a quite narrow lane up to the field of pitches. This has a very tight curve with a stone wall to your right and a floral border to the left hiding a wooden fence. Anyone with a large unit would find this troublesome without destroying the border itself. Access then takes you onto the site which is rather more sloping than described. It isn’t impossible to level up, but does require quite a lot in the way of blocks for the corner steadies. The grassed pitches are well kept and spacious. When pitched, you are treated to an absolutely stunning view with St Michael's Mount visible in the distance. The EHU connection is 10 amp, and is quite easily tripped, even using a low wattage kettle and toaster. Also in the description, extra persons are now charged at £2 pppn, and although the WIFI is visible on devices, trying to actually use it once connected was impossible even with equipment that bill boost a signal strength. The information for the laundry facilities was non existent but as we have a portable washing machine, was no bother. It would just have been nice to have had the information on arrival. The adjacent field for exercising dogs is fantastic with plenty of space for your dogs to run freely as the hedgerow around the perimeter is discretely fenced. All in all, this is is a really lovely site to explore the area from, but I feel the description on the CMHC site needs updating to reflect certain changes.
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Wonderful Views but very sloping

Wonderful views but very sloping site, be prepared to take levelling wedges, possible 12 in requirement. Roads narrow and access tight if you have a largish caravan. It was wet when we arrived and without 4 wheel drive I wouldn't have got onto the site. Electrics 10 amp and wifi unreliable. I sound critical but it is a wonderful base site for touring Cornwall with the additional advantage of a good pub close by. Colin M
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Long walk to bus stop

This site has the most beautiful views across the bay towards Newyn, however the pitches are quite sloping. As we have a Motorhome we prefer to use buses, these were frequent but it was quite a trek to and from the bus stop, about 25 minutes up hill on the way back and on a narrow lane. We hired a car in the end. This would not stop be from returning though.
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So peaceful

We stayed for a fortnight in Sept, what a beautiful view and so quiet well away from noisy roads. Lots to do and not too far to travel would recommend this site.

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