Nov 30, 2011

2012 Calendar now LIVE!

OK, it's been live for some time now which is why we've had so many bookings already, but we've shut down our 2011 bookings now so it's all systems go for 2012!

Nov 28, 2011

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2012 Entry 18

There are times when we get feedback which just blows us away, and this is one of those times, some lovely photos and a poem no less!!

Helsbury Park – a piece of Doggie Heaven,
We are used to lovely place as we live on the coast in Devon!
But at Helsbury Park, WOW, what can we say,
It had everything and more for us to do each and every day!

We’d be up bright and early - first ones at the door,
Out through the paddock, eager to explore!
Running through the meadow, roaming the woods, splashing in the river,
Mum taking lots of photos, something about a ‘competition winner’?

Back to the cottage for a drink and some cookie treats – a gift from Leza and Dave,                     
We both agreed that they were yummy and now our definite fave!
Off out to the beaches to frolic in the sand and sea,
Daymer Bay and Rock were amazing and Padstow had plenty to do and see!

Sleepy and content by the fire while the girls went to the pool for a swim,
Either Mum preparing dinner or we all dined out at the local Inn!
Every day an adventure, even better than the one before,
We loved every minute and wanted to stay for more!

Then sadly, we watched Mum pack our things away,
Our holiday had come to an end, a very very sad day!
But now we are happy and full of celebrations,
We’re coming back next year – hurray – love Esmee & Lyra the Dalmatians!!

The humans loved it too and walked around Helsbury with smiles on their faces,
For doggies and their owners it really is the very best of places!

Nov 23, 2011

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2012 Entry 17

Jayne Robinson sent this lovely shot of Stanley waiting to go for his morning walk, looks like the humans are taking a bit long to get ready! Jayne sent us this lovely review:

"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

My Personal Sanctuary Comes to Helsbury!

We're really thrilled to announce our tie up with My Personal Sanctuary (MPS) to provide a whole range of organic spa treatments in the comfort of your cottage. The lovely folks at MPS are keen to answer any questions or queries about their services and are itching to get on site to show you what they can do. It's a lovely enhancement to our overall offer and we hope you get a chance to enjoy it.

Read more about it on our web site or go straight to the MPS web site to find out more. And do let us know your feedback on this service.

Nov 18, 2011

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Nov 14, 2011

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2012 Entry 16

Janice and Andy Koy came back again this year with their lovely rescue greyhounds Kane and Nikita, Janice said: "We've just come home from a lovely week at Helsbury. Thanks for having us again. Here's a picture of Kane and Nikita on Little Tor and one of Niki after a hard day's fun!"

Nov 7, 2011

Visitors Book 012

We get as lot of lovely comments, but not many of them come hand written so it's nice to see that the art form still exists, here's a lovely letter we received recently. Click on it to see it full size.