Sitting on the northern side of the Lizard Peninsula is the town of Helston, Cornwall. A place steeped in culture and legend, Cornwall is a fantastic destination for a family get-away, or a romantic trip for couples. Visit before summer takes hold and see the Furry Dance, unique to Helston, where men, women and children come together to celebrate one of Britain’s oldest traditions, with music provided by the established Helston Town Band. When it comes to fine food with cosy atmospheres, Helston has plenty, such as The May Tree Restaurant. Alternatively, visit Kynance Cove Café for cream teas before gorgeous, sprawling landscapes – after taking a dip in the sea, of course! For the kids, there’s the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, sure to win the hearts of all, or, for amusement park-style excitement, The Flambards Experience.
A fresh, home-made pie welcomes guests to Tregadjack Farmhouse, a luxurious country cottage near Helston surrounded by gorgeous gardens in Tregathenan. Inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams, antique furnishings and contemporary fittings fill this gorgeous, pet-friendly rural property in Cornwall.
St Corantyn Cottage lies on the gorgeous Bonython Estate and enjoys the seclusion of 20 acres of beautiful grounds near Helston in Cornwall. The light-filled, elegant country cottage near Helston offers an open fire and multiple outdoor relaxation spaces as well as gorgeous rural views.
For a truly quirky holiday home with stunning ocean views, stay at Lizard Lighthouse on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain. This large Cornwall holiday cottage near Helston stands in a remote cliff top location with spectacular coastal walks.
Bishop Rock is a cosy seaside cottage located within Lizard Lighthouse which boasts panoramic views over the ocean from atop the cliffs. The unique property near Lizard Village promises modern comforts and subtle décor as well as direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.
Bishop Rock is a former Cornish lighthouse keeper’s cottage located within the Lizard Lighthouse grounds boasting panoramic ocean views from its clifftop location. The unique much modernized comfortable property near Helston provides direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.
Nestled on the grounds of the magnificent Bonython Estate just south of Helston in Cornwall sits Mews Cottage, a delightful child-friendly cottage renovated to a five-star standard that comfortably accommodates up to six guests, with private courtyard and three bedrooms, two with en-suite shower.
Bonython Farmhouse is a large luxury cottage on Bonython Estate which boasts one of ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ including a hidden valley and lakes. The pet-friendly cottage near Helston and the ocean boasts woodburning stoves plus a perfect blend of rural charm and modern design.
Tregadjack Barn is a small and private, secluded cottage with two beautiful gardens near the town of Helston, Cornwall, offering beautiful long views along the rolling tree-covered countryside to the sea at Mounts Bay, The two-bedroom, pet-friendly oasis welcomes guests with a homemade fish pie!
A refurbished traditional cottage on Cornwall's west coast. Set in the iconic harbour village of Porthleven, the area has become famous for storm-watching enthusiasts where the ocean has been known to put on a few dramatic displays during the colder seasons.
Godrevy enjoys unrivalled views from its location atop the cliffs on the southernmost point of mainland Britain. The pet-friendly, seaside cottage in the Lizard Lighthouse offers modern comforts and spectacular views plus access to coastal walking paths and the beautiful beaches of Cornwall.
Longships boasts spectacular views over the ocean from its position within Lizard Lighthouse near Lizard Village in Cornwall. The two-bedroom seaside cottage offers modern comforts, subtle decorations and ample grounds for children and pets to explore on a truly unique coastal holiday.
The Crag is a truly unique secluded, seaside cottage near Housel Bay near Helston with spectacular ocean views from its cliff top position. It offers an open fire, luxury fittings, an expansive patio, space for children, artistic design features and access to sandy beaches on the Cornish coastline.
Kynanace Bay House is an impressive Victorian cottage sitting above beaches near Lizard in Cornwall. The grand coastal cottage promises expansive ocean views and a sea breeze, as well as beautiful grounds & an interior boasting Art Nouveau décor, light and airy spaces, seclusion & a cosy log fire.
Spring Water Barn is a luxurious romantic cottage set on 20 acres of beautiful grounds on the Bonython Estate. Set near Helston in Cornwall, the sophisticated cottage offers stunning gardens and private outdoor spaces, as well as contemporary style, a wood-burning stove, exposed beams and serenity.
- Crackington Haven
- Harlyn Bay
- Lamorna Cove
- Mawgan Porth
- Praa Sands
- St Agnes
- St Austell
- St Columb Major
- St. Ives
- St. Just
Back in 1201, Helston was a port, and over centuries, has evolved a fascinating mix of monuments and architecture. An example would be the Blue Anchor pub, where monks would rest after their long travels – before it became a tavern, of course. Now, the Blue Anchor is perhaps the country’s oldest private brewery, and the ideal place to taste the local tipple. To find out more about Helston’s enthralling past, there’s always the Helston Folk Museum, itself dating back to 1837.
Of course, Helston is close to other fantastic towns such as the beautiful Porthleven, making it an ideal place for a rented holiday cottage. Porthleven is home to the Coronation Park and Boating Lake, perfect for a relaxing afternoon on the water. Pack a picnic and wander through Penrose Estate’s surrounding natural life, or rent a surfboard and hit the coast. When you’re done for the day, return to your charming Helston cottage, and soon enough, you’ll know why author Daniel Defoe sang the praises of this marvellous town even back in 1725.