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"As we approached our cottage at Helsbury Park on a gloriously sunny afternoon, the view was breathtaking. My children squealed with delight as they spotted the ponies in front of the lake. My dogs howled in anticipation as they spotted the miles of open fields to roam and woodland to explore. On entering our cottage we were immediately at ease with the pristine cleanliness and the quality of comfort. My girls quickly rushed to put on their swimming costumes, eager to display their new found talents in underwater swimming, while I took my dogs for a ramble in the woodland.
After a long and tiring day we all transferred into our pyjamas, stoked up the fire and settled on the deliciously comfortable sofas to watch a film with the smell of a pot of chilli simmering in the kitchen. The following day we awoke to dense fog, turning into drizzle, hiding the beautiful view we had only just become accustomed to.We were disappointed and our plans for a busy day on the beach rapidly disappeared. After a stroll with the dogs and a dip in the pool we made our way to Padstow for a mooch in the local shops. Whilst there, we managed to secure a table at The Seafood restaurant which was a delight and it took our minds off the gloomy weather.
Once we had returned to the cottage the temperature had dropped and the rain set in. Again we transferred to our pyjamas and stoked up the fire. Very few holidays do you pray for bad weather but at Helsbury Park the worse the weather got the more relaxing and cosy our cottage became. With a swimming pool to tire the girls and acres of land to tire the dogs, this was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had in a long time!"
Nov 22, 2011
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"A very thorough standard of cleanliness and housekeeping standards to all properties, which is credit to the efforts of the team."
"Helsbury Park is an accommodation gem offering superb quality standards throughout. Guests are able to enjoy the excellent leisure facilities and access to the accompanying extensive pasture land. A real highlight is the dog friendly holiday experience, which has been very carefully considered to offer outstanding service in this field."
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Cornwall has one of the finest reputations for food and drink in the whole of the UK which it celebrates in a feast of food festivals. For many, our celebrated harvest of the sea is at the heart of the festivals with Newlyn, Newquay and Falmouth Oyster Festivals showcasing the freshest fish and shelfish caught from around our coast, with cookery demonstrations from top local chefs and samples to tempt the taste buds.
Celebrate all things fishy on August Bank Holiday Monday in one of Cornwall's most distinctive and original fishing ports. Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest of its kind in the country where you will find a huge fish display, six cooking demos from top local chefs, two fish auctions, a lobster workshop and the Big Fish Filleting Challenge. You can buy fish fresh, cooked or smoked from the best of Cornish seafood merchants.
Newquay Fish Festival runs from 9th to 11th September and grows in popularity each year with more and more to see and sample. Try delicious fish dishes, watch local chefs rustle up amazing food from local produce, purchase a range of Cornish food and produce. The Chefs are the characters of the Festival using their flamboyant demonstrations to show off their culinary skills - and you get to eat the results!! As well as live cookery, smoked fish, a pilchard BBQ, on site fish sales, crab sandwiches, oysters, fish filleting demos and all sorts of other ‘fishy' will be on offer. There will also be Cornish a range of food and craft stalls as well as family fun and entertainment over the weekend at The Harbour, Newquay's hidden gem.
The imposing city of Truro is the venue for Cornwall Food & Drink Festival which draws thousands of visitors to the event which takes place from 23rd to 25th September. The festival is the biggest celebration of Cornish food and drink in the county attracting artisan producers from chocolate to chutney; bakery to butchery; ice cream to clotted cream; or pasties to paella - whatever your fancy, this festival has got it licked, with the finest quality produce from all over Cornwall. If that’s not enough, come and see at least a dozen of the county’s top chefs in action and learn new tricks and hot tips from selected food experts. Kids can get creative in the Funky Food Zone and, new for this year, the festival fun goes on after sunset with some special treats for true food lovers.
The first weekend in October sees the Boscastle Food, Arts & Crafts Festival with eight fabulous Cornish Chefs demonstrating over the weekend, including high rising stars such as Nathan Outlaw, proud owner of 2 Michelin Stars from the St Enodoc Hotel, Andy Appleton from Fifteen Cornwall, winner of this year's desert course for the Great British Menu, three chefs from outstanding restaurants in Padtow including Paul Ainsworth from Number 6, Paul Harwood from Rick Stein’s St.Petroc’s Bistro and Adrian Oliver from Margot’s, also Phil Thomas from Rosewarne Manor and Aaron Janes from Silks Bistro at Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel. A host of stalls will be selling and sampling Cornish food and drink and original arts and crafts in the huge marquees in this picturesque harbour side village.
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"We drove practically non-stop for 13 hours from South Germany to get to Helsbury Park for our first visit. We arrived, unpacked the car and went out for a dog-walk down the valley. Literally within minutes of arrival, after a pretty exhausting journey, we were agreeing that it was worth every mile and that we would definitely be coming back in the future!
We had a fantastic fortnight at Helsbury Park. Over the years, we have stayed many times all over Cornwall, but in terms of accommodation and location, we have never had it so good.
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place to stay. As I wrote in our feedback form: We loved it, our teenage boys loved it (and that's an achievement in itself!) and of course, our bearded collie Talisker loved it.
OK, the weather wasn't wonderful, but that certainly didn't stop us having a fantastic time, because Marhayes was so comfortable, the grounds so lovely to walk in - and the weather often improved as we drove the short distance to the north coast.
We had a magical experience one morning at Helsbury down towards the river: we were stopped in our tracks by the sight of a fox close by, ears pricked, intently watching some small animal in the grass, leaping into the air and diving after its breakfast."
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Gill Goddard sent us these lovely shots of her dogs after having a "brilliant week" at Helsbury, she said: "Just a quick not to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Broadview last week. The bungalow is lovely and all the improvements you have made since we were there 5 years ago are amazing - especially that fantastic wet room. Apart from the weather, the week was really lovely and we had every comfort possible. We hope to come back again one day as it is definitely the very best place for dogs - our 2 had a great time and are still sleeping it off!!!! Thanks again for the wonderful cottage."