Dec 31, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 22

Chantelle and Simon Smith sent these great shots of their dogs Beaker and Maoisy exploring Helsbury, Chantelle said: "We had a wonderful stay yet again at Helsbury in March. Beaker and Maisy loved returning and we couldn't have wished for a more perfect stay for our wedding and honeymoon. We can't wait to come back again."

Dec 29, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 21

We love this shot sent in by Carol Cox, especially the little fella in the middle. Carol grabbed a last minute break with us back in the Autumn and said: "I would just like to thank you for the week we had at Helsbury, it was what the doctor ordered."

Dec 27, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 20

The McDonald family sent these lovely pictures in from their holiday in Broadview...

Dec 5, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 19

Ian and Jenny Hastie hadn't been to Helsbury for a while, they said: "Jenny and I would like to say just how much we enjoyed our week at Helsbury, and we loved staying in Broadview. The dogs had an absolute ball exploring Helsbury and the beaches."

Nov 24, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 18

Jessica, the beagle x springer sent this lovely message with her photo: "It was my first trip to Helsbury Park with my family and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. We saw rabbits and deer on our walks around the fields and woods below our cottage. We explored a local beach and I even had a run alongside the bikes on the Camel Trail! At the end of each day I curled up by the wood burner exhausted – the best holiday I have been on!"

Nov 17, 2014

The Cornish Way to an Idylic Dog Walk

Travelling with your dog? Picking up and being responsible? Full marks BUT... seriously why are you parading poop around like a trophy! Not enough bins I hear you cry, well sod’s law states that there is never a bin when you need it, which is why the clever owners are investing in The Dicky Bag. The Dicky Bag is an award winning stylish neoprene bag that’s lightweight, airtight, washable and leak proof which can be attached to you or your dog and stores those nasty knotted plastic bags until you find a suitable bin. British invention, Patented design & Hand Made in Cornwall, The Dicky Bag is robust (original prototypes still going after 5 years). No more embarrassing moments, nasty niffs or disgusted looks; with The Dicky Bag poop bags are out of sight and out of mind. Dicky Bag, the civilised way to carry dog poop!

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 17

Gail Radley sent these shots of her dogs enjoying the river at Helsbury. She said: "Thank you for a lovely week at Broadview again.My exclusion from the outside world a rare treat!"

Nov 7, 2014

We Won!

Last night we picked up the Gold Award for Dog Friendly Accommodation at the prestigious Cornwall Tourism Awards. As ever it was a great night with stunning food and entertainment from rugby legend Phil Vickery.

Nov 4, 2014

Cornwall in Winter...

This is what Cornwall is all about in the Winter, wonderful crisp, sunny days, empty beaches, free car parks, easily available restaurant tables and stunning dog walks on every beach.
This was Widemouth Bay on the 1st November, click to enlarge, and we still have plenty of availability if you're looking to come! Check our web site for more details.

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition Entry 16

Rachel Hilton sent this photo of her very relaxed dog Sherlock, with the morning sun just rising. She said: "Just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful dog friendly place to stay. This week at Broadview has been wonderful and I shall be sad to leave tomorrow. We have both enjoyed staying here and the dogs have loved it too. We look forward to returning to Helsbury in the future."

Oct 27, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 15

Jo Corner sent these shots of some very happy dogs, Beaus and Ollie, on Daymer beach which you will all recognise and Seth doing a bit of birdwatching from the sun room in the farmhouse. Jo said that they had "a fantastic stay, I'm sure we'll have trouble getting the doggy's back in the car!"

8 legged dog spotted on Polzeath beach!

Ian Hastie sent this shot of what he describes as an "octocollie, which is a very rare type of border collie." We'll keep an eye out for any more sightings, in the meantime back to the dog photo competition ;o)

Oct 19, 2014

Visitor Book 017

"Just come back from our first wonderful week at Helsbury Park. Can't recommend it enough for dog owners. Upon arrival our two Springers were greeted with handmade dog treats and a toy to play with, along with 100 acres to sniff around. We humans weren't forgotten either, a lovely bottle of wine and flowers made this such a warm welcome. The property we hired was perfect, everything we needed was supplied, and everything was so comfortable, especially the beds where we often slept for 11 hours lol. The leisure facilities were wonderful, after a morning out exploring beautiful Cornish towns and countryside, it was lovely to come back and swim and spend time in the sauna. We loved it that much we are immediately booking for next year. Helsbury Park gets 10/10 from us!"
M Killen, Marhayes, October 2014

Oct 15, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 14

Claire Lloyd sent this review and photos: "This is our 8 year old labrador Dave who has visited Helsbury Park 4 times now (or is it 5?!) and absolutely loves it. This is our first stay in the Farmhouse, and it is a lovely place to stay. We love the grounds and the facilities at Helsbury, and our favourite places to visit are Daymer Bay, Padstow, Boscastle and the numerous small villages in the area. Dave had a major op on his leg last year so didn't make it in 2013, but made up for it this time and took in all the sights and smells Helsbury Park has to offer. Thanks Helsbury - we love staying with you and so do our family and friends!! Claire and Paul Lloyd and Dave the dog."

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Oct 7, 2014

We are a Finalist in the Cornwall Tourism Awards...

The finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15, sponsored by Hoseasons, have been announced, edging a diverse group of businesses closer to being named best in Cornwall. And amongst those, in the category for Dog Friendly Accommodation we are in the final 3. We will hear where we come on the 6th November and will be sure to let you know. Fingers crossed!

You can see all the finalists here:

Oct 1, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 13

Manette Crossman and her family including 2 black labs, Archie and Hector, came to Helsbury in the middle of the most splendid September on record and said: "We all really enjoyed our stay at Helsbury Park; the cottage was fantastic and most of all it was perfect for our two dogs. The first shot is of Archie enjoying playtime with his frisbee on the Helsbury fields below the cottages (the frisbee was very sturdy and managed to survive the week!), and the second one is Hector admiring the sea view at Trebarwith Strand, the beach near Tintagel where the dogs had great fun playing in the sea."

Sep 30, 2014

The pond is looking stunning...

Hats off to Andy, our groundsman, he has got the pond looking absolutely amazing! It really is an idyllic spot to relax, especially in the evenings when the sun is setting. Click on the image to see it larger.

Sep 25, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 12

Some classic shots from Julie Makin, who stayed in Broadview this Summer and is already looking forward to her next trip to Helsbury.


Sep 17, 2014

Late Availability...

We have a number of weeks still available in October including two in the Farmhouse, we are having a lovely run of weather with temperatures holding and plenty of sunshine. And of course from October 1st all the beaches are open to dogs across Cornwall so it's a great time to be down here! One of them is Crackington Haven which is a lovely spot on the coastal path just north of Helsbury, with a great pub and sunsets like this it takes some beating.

Sep 15, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 11

Some great shots from Jo Preston, lots of fun and doggie adventures were had by the whole pack at their recent stay at Broadview.

Sep 5, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 10

This amazing image was sent in by Sally Lane, her lovely dogs Sam and Sadie are having a great time with the surfers at Watergate Bay.

Sep 2, 2014

Stunning walk at Golitha...

We were working out that it has been 10 years since we were last at Golitha Falls on Bodmin Moor, we were there on Saturday and it was really magical. It is a short drive from Helsbury across the A30 over at Jamaica Inn. It is a wooded valley with a lovely footpath and a series of falls on the upper reaches of the River Fowey. Dogs are allowed off the leads and there were plenty enjoying the water when we were there. Afterwards we made the short trip around to Siblyback Reservoir where there is a lovely 2 mile walk and a cafe. Other attractions in the area include St Neot, the Minions and the Cheesewring. All in all a great day out.

Aug 27, 2014

Late Availability for Autumn 2014...

We still have a few cottage weeks available for this Autumn including two in the farmhouse which definitely doesn't happen very often. The Autumn is a great time to come with the roads quiet, empty beaches which will soon all be allowing dogs (we still have plenty that do even in the Summer season) and its easy to get into all the superb restaurants we have in the vicinity - it could not be a better time to come!

Check out our availability for 2014 here

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 9

Ellie Chivers sent this shot of her pack all ready to go one morning, they are Stanley, Moss, Ruby and Chimp. All looking very relaxed and enjoying the Helsbury life!

Aug 25, 2014

Helsbury Pool Stars in Photo Shoot...

We recently lent our pool to the lovely folks at Konfidence, the baby and children's swimwear specialist, for a photo shoot. Everyone had a great time and there were some stunning shots of their new collections of sun protection suits and swim jackets. Here's a few of the shots, you can find out more about Konfidence here on their web site.

Aug 24, 2014

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2015 Entry 8

Martin Quinn sent this very cosy looking shot of his dogs Roly and Roxy at Broadview enjoying the woodburner! They were drying off after a hard day on the beach.