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Location

Set amid farmland and at the end of a long private drive, we are just outside the historic market town of Helston, home of the world famous Flora dance.

Helston is the gateway to the Lizard, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty filled with beaches, coves, creeks and fishing villages.

Our staff know the Lizard really well. They can tell you about the best beaches at the right tides, where you can swim, surf, snorkel or just laze around. Boats can be hired from the Helford River, and the Mullion 18-hole golf course is less than 15 minutes’ drive away, situated in a glorious clifftop location. Make the very most of our fantastic setting.

If you prefer to explore on two legs, we can recommend some great walks, including a spectacular route to the South West Coast Path from our own front door.

Images courtesy of Visit Cornwall

Lizard Peninsula (12 miles)

The Lizard Point is the most southerly point in Britain. The dramatic scenery around the Peninsula means that it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you wish to explore the area, be sure to go to some of the small pretty coves and beaches such as Cadgwith, Kynance Cove and Poldhu Cove.

Minack Theatre (24 miles)

The Minack Theatre is an open-air theatre built into the cliffs at Porthcurno, with stunning views and the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop. Open daily and showing performances from March to October.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary (3 miles)

Set in the picturesque Helford Estuary by the village of Gweek. The Sanctuary first opened in 1958 and since then has grown to a size where they are able to rescue over 40 pups each season. There are lots of different animals to see from sea lions to penguins and even ponies!

National Maritime Museum Cornwall (10 miles)

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is in the lively Events Square in Falmouth. The museum’s exhibitions are presented over three floors in 12 different galleries; there are various interactive and educational activities throughout the building.

St Michael’s Mount (10 miles)

St Michaels Mount is a unique small rocky island located off Marazion. You can reach the mount by walking across the causeway at low tide or by a small boat at high tide. It is possible to walk around the National Trust gardens and right up to the medieval castle at the top.

Tate St Ives (16 miles)

Tate St Ives offers introductions to international, modern and contemporary art, including work from the Tate collection. It also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and sculpture garden.

Trebah (9 miles)

Trebah Garden is described as ‘The Garden of Dreams’. First established in the 1840s, it is a superb old Cornish garden with 25 acres of sub-tropical plants running from the 18th century house through the water gardens and down to Polwigwidden Cove, the private beach. The cove sits on the Helford River, which has long been recognised for its scenic beauty and botanical importance.

Glendurgan Garden (9 miles)

You may also like to visit Glendurgan Gardens which is a National Trust garden next door to Trebah. There is a lovely walk down Glendurgan Beach which has beautiful views over the Helford River. These gardens are also a popular spot for children who enjoy playing in the maze and ‘Giant’s Stride’.

Mullion Golf Course (6 miles)

Just a few miles from the most Southerly point on the British mainland, Mullion Golf Course epitomises the best of playing golf in Cornwall. The far reaching views from the Towans above the cliffs are magnificent. Lamorna and Mousehole can be seen across the ever changing seas of Mounts Bay and the familiar sight of St Michael’s Mount is viewed from a different angle from the cliff top tees. The fine scenery and views continue down to the links holes running towards the beach and Gunwalloe church.

Porthleven (2 miles)

The harbour village is not far from Nansloe; either a 5 minute drive or a walk through the countryside and down to Loe Pool, which is the largest fresh water lake in Cornwall. From here, you can follow the coast path into the village. This working harbour is the most southerly port in mainland Britain and has many individual shops and galleries for you to enjoy.

Falmouth (10 miles)

The nautical town of Falmouth basks on the shoreline of the third largest natural harbour in the world and is the gateway to many beautiful rivers and creeks. There is plenty to keep you occupied, including the individual shops along the cobbled streets, Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle, and the pleasure boats that ferry across the Fal River to the picturesque village of St Mawes. The famous Oyster Festival takes place in October each year with demonstrations from celebrity and local chefs.

St Ives (16 miles)

Leave out the hassle of trying to find a car park in the ever-busy St Ives and instead park your car at Lelant Saltings station and take the scenic three-mile train ride. When you arrive in St Ives, it’s a five minute walk into the town. There are lots of independent shops, art galleries, cafés and restaurants along the cobbled streets. On the harbour front in St Ives is a fine golden sandy beach and views across to Gwithian Towans.

Truro (17 miles)

Situated halfway along the length of Cornwall, the city of Truro is a beautiful place with lots of history. There are plenty of high street and family owned shops to keep you busy. On certain days the farmer’s market visits Lemon Quay with all sorts of homemade food, from cakes to chutneys. One of the most interesting buildings is the Royal Cornwall Museum, which houses a varied collection telling the story of Truro and Cornwall.