May 29, 2012

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 7

Bridget Davey sent us these stunning shots of their beagles, she said : "Here are a couple of the photos we took during our holiday at Helsbury Park. Like you can see, the Porthos and Lucy Beagle loved every second of it, we did as well. Porthos loves the beach and he loved to jump into the waves. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at Helsbury and we are already looking forward to come back next year."

May 28, 2012

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 6

Halima and Donald Gunn had a really lovely time here at Helsbury recently, their favourite place was Trebarwith Strand which is one of our best all year dog friendly beaches.

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 5

Rita and Norman Hindle bought their dogs to Helsbury recently and sent these lovely photos, looks like a busy week! Rita said: "Thank you so much for our great time at Helsbury this is our Lovely boxer Millie she had a blast."

May 25, 2012

Late Availability in June...

We've had a couple of last minute cancellations for June, both are in Marhayes, let us know if you are interested. Here's the latest availability.

May 22, 2012

The Dog Listener...

Shona Moon was back over last week and got a rave review from one of our regualr guests, Carla Berryman: "We asked Shona to come and see us during our most recent holiday at Westhayes, to help us with the integration of our new puppy, Buzz and our existing six year old dog Murphy. Shona started by assessing the temperament of each dog and then offered technique and tips to help keep a calm household!  Shona's advice was invaluable. She offered ways of helping each dog to relax but tailored to take into account some leg pain Murphy was having then. After showing me how to go about some of the techniques on Murphy, it was pretty obvious Murphy was happy with Shona when he curled up at her feet within ten minutes! I've continued the techniques Shona taught me and can highly recommend her."

Give Shona a call on 01208 812 677 if you'd like to use her skills while you are here at Helsbury.

Visitors Book 014

"Just loved our holiday and sad to be leaving. But will be back, could not find a better place to bring our dog and ourselves. Love it here. Thank you so much for excellent facilities. We'll be in touch to book again soon."
Mr & Mrs Hindle

May 8, 2012


ITV are putting out a dog whistle to the 8 million UK dog owners and their pooches – from Labradoodles to Lurchers, perfectly preened to superbly scruffy, everything in between and beyond. We want to include dogs of all types – mongrels, rare breeds, cross-breeds, whatever! All shapes and sizes are welcome but it’s not lovely looks alone that will crown our furry favourite because personality and star quality will need to shine through too!

Prized pets will go head-to-head through a series of special modelling challenges and feature weekly eliminations by our panel of judges who will analyse the hounds’ hottest headshots and eliminate the weakest performer, ultimately leading to one lucky dog being crowned the country's Top Dog Model and possibly becoming the new face of a major brand.

We will be holding our first auditions in EARLY JUNE, so any help you can provide us in spreading the word about our search for potential pooches and their owners would be very much appreciated.

I’d be most grateful if you could circulate this flyer (attached) to colleagues and other establishments in the dog friendly world, clients, friends and family etc… we really want to get the word about the amazing opportunity to as many dog owners as possible… should you have any other outlets – eg. newsletters, publications, mailing lists please feel free to circulate. It would also be great if you would be happy to print a copy of this out and display it in your place of business.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more information or if indeed you would like an application form yourself, please email

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 4

Sarah Hunter sent this stunning photo of her dogs at Pencarrow, which is a lovely dog friendly estate near Helsbury. This is Toby and Tilly enjoying a relaxing moment at Pencarrow House - one of their favourite days out.

May 3, 2012

Helsbury Park Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 3

Shirley & Clive Stinchcombe stayed with us recently and sent these lovely shots of their two dogs, Shirley said: "Thought we would send you a few snaps of our dogs Jack & Archie for you to add to your collection! We had a great time in February and will be back."

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 2

Gillian Flack sent this great shot of here dogs enjoying the river walk at Helsbury. She said: "Just a note to thank you very much for the lovely holiday we have just spent at Helsbury Park. Our first visit and we were very impressed. The standard of the cottage and cleanliness were extremely good, and the grounds absolutely superb, great for the dogs, they honestly looked as if they had permanent smiles on their faces !! The pool complex looked good in the pictures but in reality surpassed our expectations."

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2013 Entry 1

We're off and running again! Rob Elliott sent these lovely shots of their dog, he said: "Thank you for a wonderful stay in Marhayes cottage.  We have just returned and downloaded some photos from our visit which we would like to share with you for the dog photo competition.  The first two photos were taken inside your cottage after a exciting day out, the third photo was taken at Daymer Bay and we saw some sun that day and the last photo was taken in your field by the river. Many thanks again for a wonderful time."