WELCOME TO BISHOPS QUAY

Bishops Quay, on the Helford River, in Cornwall, is a flexible holiday house that can comfortably sleep six adults and two children, or, just as happily, a couple, as are many of our guests. Bishops Quay is fully dog friendly, they can have a great time walking in the river meadows, along the private lane.

With waterfront balconies, a pretty, private, creek side garden, wonderful panoramic river views from every room, this historic, quirky quayside cottage/house is unique, individual and idyllic. A motor bass boat, a rowing boat and a sailing dinghy are provided for your use, also kayaks and canoes, buoyancy aids too. Watching the river birds is always fascinating, as is the coming and going of the tide.

To view prices and availability, see the chart on our availability page or telephone 01326 221 297.

Right on the riverfront, with up to three loos, two bathrooms and a cloakroom, a dining table that seats a houseful, a Smart TV, Superfast Broadband and many other little things that make a house a home, this has been a much loved, enjoyed and returned to retreat for over a quarter of a century. Prices will reflect numbers in your party; so do contact us with your plans. We are open to discussion over rental rates when the dates are very near.

Bishops Quay, has been most favourably featured in Coast, Country Living and Cornwall Life magazines. This unique and characterful property has been visited and approved by Sawday’s and Holiday Lettings.

Bishops Quay is spacious, private, and quiet. Logs, dry, from our land, are provided for the open fire, as many as you need, all year around. Balconies and a pretty waterside garden are for warm days and the long, sunny, late evenings. All set 1/4 mile away from the road, down a private track, with only river traffic and wildlife to catch your eye.

Our Visitors’ Book is full to bursting with happy memories and thanks from successful holidays taken over the years. Many guests return over and over. We are proud that Bishops Quay is clearly much loved. The house can be booked by contact with us through this site, or to use credit cards or Paypal, do come through TripAdvisor showing many, all five star, reviews.

We found Perfection!

We had no idea that Bishops Quay would be as perfect as it has turned out to be. A last minute booking over Bank holiday week should have been a compromise but we found PERFECTION! Whilst here we celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed a family holiday before our daughter goes off to Uni. On arrival we were delighted with the home bakes, fresh eggs and a warm welcome from Kate. All of us have enjoyed staying here and the local area. The peace and quiet makes a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of our usual lives.

G, N, H & L September 2017

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G, N, H & L September 2017

We had no idea that Bishops Quay would be as perfect as it has turned out to be. A last minute booking over Bank holiday week should have been a compromise but we found PERFECTION! Whilst here we celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary and enjoyed a family holiday before our daughter goes off to Uni. On arrival we were delighted with the home bakes, fresh eggs and a warm welcome from Kate. All of us have enjoyed staying here and the local area. The peace and quiet makes a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of our usual lives.

Beautiful Birthday Week

Thank you for another wonderful stay! A beautiful autumnal birthday week enjoying the river, the sounds of the birds, and eating the freshest fish!

J.R. and F.L. November 2017

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J.R. and F.L. November 2017

Thank you for another wonderful stay! A beautiful autumnal birthday week enjoying the river, the sounds of the birds, and eating the freshest fish!

A Privilege to Stay Here

Wow! What an amazing location and what a lovely house. It’s such a privilege to stay here, looking out over the Estuary, without another building in sight. Just herons, sandpipers, curlews, wagtails and oyster catchers to enjoy the view with. The kids (and the adults) loved kayaking, rowing and generally messing around on the water. All with the help and hospitality of our very generous hosts.

B, S, L ,L, D October 2017

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B, S, L ,L, D October 2017

Wow! What an amazing location and what a lovely house. It’s such a privilege to stay here, looking out over the Estuary, without another building in sight. Just herons, sandpipers, curlews, wagtails and oyster catchers to enjoy the view with. The kids (and the adults) loved kayaking, rowing and generally messing around on the water. All with the help and hospitality of our very generous hosts.

Exploring the River

We loved our stay. The house is cosy even in the storms, and it is lovely being so close to the water! We went out in the kayaks every day, which was fab! The motorboat was great fun and it was nice to explore the river in it. We even managed a quick swim without wetsuits! Holly the dog particularly enjoyed jumping in with us. A lovely comfortable home – thank you.

F, D, V, L, M January 2018

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F, D, V, L, M January 2018

We loved our stay. The house is cosy even in the storms, and it is lovely being so close to the water! We went out in the kayaks every day, which was fab! The motorboat was great fun and it was nice to explore the river in it. We even managed a quick swim without wetsuits! Holly the dog particularly enjoyed jumping in with us. A lovely comfortable home – thank you.

Relaxed, Chilled and Recharged

Returning 11 years after we were last here – very little has changed. Even Kate’s Fish Pie was as we remembered it. This time coming with friends made a different holiday. Canoes at high tide and generally having a good old fashioned holiday has made this our best holiday for some time. No planes to catch, no delays, no getting up early. We know Cornwall well but this place is just superb. Relaxed, chilled and recharged we now face short hop back to Devon – we’ll be back!

A, J,W,A & J A,L & S

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A, J,W,A & J A,L & S

Returning 11 years after we were last here – very little has changed. Even Kate’s Fish Pie was as we remembered it. This time coming with friends made a different holiday. Canoes at high tide and generally having a good old fashioned holiday has made this our best holiday for some time. No planes to catch, no delays, no getting up early. We know Cornwall well but this place is just superb. Relaxed, chilled and recharged we now face short hop back to Devon – we’ll be back!

Sundowners on the Balcony

Thank you once more for a wonderful stay, and for all the little extras which are much appreciated… Super weather for sundowners on the balcony – again. We’ve loved every minute.

 

T. W.and S.

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T. W.and S.

Thank you once more for a wonderful stay, and for all the little extras which are much appreciated… Super weather for sundowners on the balcony – again. We’ve loved every minute.  

Peaceful Interlude

Thank you for making us so welcome. A beautiful peaceful interlude & unwind.

N, C, T, G, A, G, R, H November 2017

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N, C, T, G, A, G, R, H November 2017

Thank you for making us so welcome. A beautiful peaceful interlude & unwind.

A Terrific Week

Despite reading and re reading the description of BQ on the internet, nothing quite prepared us for the reality of this unique and stunningly beautiful location. We’ve adored the location, the wildlife, and tranquillity. We’ve had some lovely outings on the river in the kayaks, motorboat and rowing boat. We would very much love to come back

S, N, S, A, I, G August 2017

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S, N, S, A, I, G August 2017

Despite reading and re reading the description of BQ on the internet, nothing quite prepared us for the reality of this unique and stunningly beautiful location. We’ve adored the location, the wildlife, and tranquillity. We’ve had some lovely outings on the river in the kayaks, motorboat and rowing boat. We would very much love to come back