Little Alta

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Eco-Conscious Gem
  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Dogs 2
  • Eco Conscious
  • Hot tub
  • Video

Follow the winding verdant green lanes through south Cornwall and arrive at the tranquil natural oasis of Little Alta, an extra-special home where halcyon holiday days are re-captured and lasting memories are made. Set in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high above the Southwest Coastal Footpath and the shimmering creeks and inlets of the Helford River, the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula, Little Alta sits apart from Alta, as a separate, stylish annexe. Lead onto the seaward south facing terrace and immerse yourself in the glorious 1.5 acres of established Cornish garden complete with a large lawn, six seater Jacuzzi and sunken fire pit. The 180 degree unrivalled views sweep from Polweveral creek, across fields to the peninsula and the shimmering sea in the distance. From your holiday door, the unspoilt magic of Cornwall awaits with Port Navas and Helford Passage a short drive away and the larger maritime town of Falmouth just waiting to be explored, just a 10 minute drive to the beaches of Maenporth, Swanpool and Gyllyngvase which are dog-friendly part of the year. Alta is also available for larger parties, see Alta and Alta (Sleeps 8).

We had the most wonderful week staying at this stunning property. Could not have asked for more, the gardens are stunning and the views are incredible. Very well equipped and full of fun things to do. We will definitely go back.

Step Inside

Little Alta is a beautiful timber clad annexe and is nestled in a rolling 1.5 acres of stunning garden. Tucked away behind the electric wooden gates, the home is set to impress on arrival as the unique location and serenity are revealed. Sitting away from the main house of Alta, this cosy annexe boasts an open-plan living space, for a holiday of ease. Complete with a wood-burner and inviting sofa, this hideaway offers comfy furnishings for a snuggly night in with your loved one by your side. The kitchen area leaves plenty of space for a serving a romantic breakfast or an evening sundowner, within the countryside calm. As you gaze into the bedroom, feel the flow of light sweep around the room, where the windows look across the vibrant greenery of the garden. The carefully-chosen furnishings bring comfort and amenity to the forefront, amongst unique artwork and other inviting interiors. Perfectly occupying a king-sized bed, this charming retreats offers a romantic getaway within the rural bliss of south Cornwall; an ideal place to unwind from the stresses of ordinary life. 

On Your Doorstep

The envy of any budding botanist, the garden at Alta is simply magical. Blooming camellias, tall fir trees, Cornish botanicals and a rewilded area combine to create a natural playground. Pathways and pockets of garden lead down past the sunken fire pit to the large flat lawn where a couples' cricket tournament are the order of a sunny day. From the annexe, step out to soak up the 180 degree views and immerse yourself in the fresh air, from sunup to sunset. For the ultimate luxury, the six seater Jacuzzi has been perfectly placed to gaze down across the garden the river views beyond and, with zero light pollution, you can stargaze into the evening from your bubbling bliss. If you can bear to leave the holiday zen for a few hours then step out into one of counties most beautiful corners. The Helford river is known the world over for its sheltered waters and nautical appeal as boats of all sizes anchor overnight before heading out across Falmouth Bay. If watersports are on the agenda then kayak or paddleboard up hidden creeks teeming with birdlife or wild swim in all seasons at Polweveral creek. In under 15 minutes drive from Alta are a collection of quieter beaches including Grebe and Bosohan, both wonderful spots for a picnic and dog-friendly too. The larger sandy shores of Maenporth, Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches are just a 10 minute drive away offering azure clear waters and tempting cafes and restaurants including Port Navas yacht club, Hooked on the Rocks at Swanpool and Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe, right on the beach! A popular spot for walkers, photographers and coastal adventurers is Kynance Cove, a 25 minute drive away. This picture-perfect spot has been listed amongst the top 10 beaches in the world - well worth a visit.

Additional Information
  • There are 2 steps up to the garden annex
  • King bed, garden views, dressing table
  • Large walk in shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment
  • Kettle and toaster 
Living and Dining
  • Comfortable seating for four
  • TV
  • Log burner
  • Dining table with seating for four
Other Features
  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Baby friendly - what's included 
  • Outside dining table and chairs
  • 6 seater Jacuzzi with beautiful views - Please note that the water in the hot tub will be changed for each new guest arrival and therefore may take a few hours to come back up to temperature.
  • Water is sourced from a bore hole (helping to mitigate the water usage for the hot tub)
  • Sunken fire pit with built in seating
  • Weber gas BBQ
  • Up to 2 dogs welcomed, the garden is secured with a main gate, walled and hedged boundary
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgates x 2
  • Private electric gated parking
Good To Know
  • The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed by the property owner. Please note that a full midstay clean is not available during 2 week bookings however fresh towels and linen will be provided.
  • Welcome gift includes: Baker Tom scones, milk, Smuggler's tea, Smuggler's ground coffee, Boddington's jam, Rodda's clotted cream, Cornish shortbread, 1 dozen eggs, Trewithen butter, Vicky's bread, flowers and more.
What to Expect


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