Our base at Smugglers Cottage of Tolverne is ideally situated for every level of yachts person. Just north of King Harry Ferry on the River Fal, Smugglers offers quick and easy access to the Carrick Roads and the Falmouth Bay. Perfect for day sailing with the Helford Passage, Falmouth, St Mawes and Mylor Yacht Harbour just a short sail away, there are few places better to spend time on the water. A few days can be easily spent staying local to our base yet further afield to the east lies Fowey, Plymouth, Yealm and Salcombe. And to the west Penzance and Newlyn are on route to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.
Smugglers Cottage itself dates back to the 15th century and was built as a ferryman's home as this part of the river was an important crossing point between Truro and the Roseland Peninsula. The Southwest played a critical role in the build-up to the D-day landings of 1944 and this particular corner of Cornwall was host to thousands of American soldiers, sailors and airmen destined for the beaches of Normandy. Tolverne along with Turnaware and Trebah were the embarkation points for the US troops. A road, beach and slipway which were built for for this, which still define the sites character today. In the build up to D-Day General Eisenhower visited the cottage to address and ralley thousands of troops.
Kernow Charters has only relocated to Smugglers Cottage in May 2014, and we are setting up and developing a mini marina of our own from this stunning site. Please visit our website www.smugglersmoorings.co.uk to find out more on what we have to offer and our future plans for Smugglers Cottage.