Information on the House
Kitchen and Utilities
For instructions on how to use the main oven, the combined oven and microwave, the induction hob and the dishwasher see notes included in the welcome pack.
There is a washing machine and second fridge in the utility room.
There are two televisions with Blu-Ray DVD – one in the sitting room and one in the kitchen.
Operating details can be found in your welcome pack.
The heating has been set to come on at certain times to suit the season.
The thermostat for the heating is in the hallway above the shoe bench.
Telephone and Wi-Fi
The phone will take incoming calls and allow local outgoing calls.
Wi-fi is available. The Wi-Fi password is on the key on the top of the router on the desk in the sitting room. Pull out the key to see the code.
Mobile reception in and around the house is poor and you may have to go up the road to the lifeboat station to get reception.
Refuse and Recycling
The dustbins are in the wooden shed about 75 metres up the road on the right just before the two granite posts. There are bin bags under the kitchen sink. The refuse collection is on a Wednesday.
There are recycling bins on the Helston road outside Lizard village.
Things to be careful of
Cobbles in the internal courtyard and outside the front door plus the path up to the garden can be slippery when wet
Similarly the slipway in the cove is very slippery when wet.
There are steep drops from the garden to the house at the side of the house and there are steep grassy banks at the front of the garden facing the sea. We recommend supervision of children at all times when they are in the garden.
Information on the Locality
In Lizard village, half a mile away and a 20 minute walk, there is a newsagent, a combined butcher and greengrocer C & E Retallack, several gift shops, cafes, 2 pubs as well a great fish and chip shop.
The market town of Helston is 10 miles and 20 minute drive away and has a Sainsbury’s, a Tesco, Lidl and the Co-operative Food Store. You will pass Sainsburys on the way from Helston to The Cellars. The Tesco is a 24 hour store.
There are several banks in Helston. There is a free cash machine in Lizard post office and at Hatton’s Spar Shop, Mullion, plus at other local post offices.
If you want to go on longer walks around the peninsula there is the option of using local taxi services in St Keverne 01326 280235.
Fish and crabs can be bought fresh from Cadgwith Cove as it is a working fishing village (except for the weekend).
There is a service every Sunday at the Church on the road up from The Cellars.
Appointments: Call between 9am and 12 noon.
Emergencies: Telephone Mullion Surgery on 240212 anytime day or night (not the Lizard Surgery).
Home Visits: Telephone Mullion Surgery before 11am.
Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) in Truro, TR1 3LJ – 01872 250000 or West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance, TR18 2PF – 01736 874000.
There is a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Helston Community Hospital open from 08:00-20:00 hrs, 7 days a week including Public Holidays – 01326 435800.
NHS Dental helpline in Cornwall – 01872 35437
Nearest pharmacy is Boots, Churchtown, Mullion Tel 01326 240 238
Kynance Garage – 01326 290368
Falmouth Coastguard 01326 317575 or ring 999 and ask for the coastguard service.
Emergencies & When You Leave
Ring Asha Wagtaff, our housekeeper – telephone number in welcome pack.
If you cannot contact Asha, please contact us – contact details in welcome pack.
If you lock yourself out of the house, Asha has a spare set of keys. You may wish to use the safe box to put the keys in when you go out.
In the event of a fire obviously ring 999 but a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket can be found in the kitchen. If an electric fire, please turn off the electrics in tall cupboard in utility room before using water extinguisher.
Electrical trip switches if needed, are in the tall cupboard in the utility room.
When You Leave
Do let us know if you have any breakages or accidental damage so we can ensure items can be replaced etc. Obviously the odd glass or crockery broken will not be charged for.
Please do sign the visitors’ book before you go. If you feel there is anything that would make your stay even better please can you fill in the notebook provided or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org rather than put these things in the visitors book.
Finally please lock all the windows and doors and put the keys back in the safebox.