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Helston and the Lizard Peninsula

Helston stands to the north of the Lizard Peninsula and provides a great base for exploring south west Cornwall from your very own holiday cottage.

This is Cornwall''s second oldest town, its charter having been granted by King John in April, 1201. The town is commonly believed to have been a port until it was cut off from the sea in the 13th century. Cornwall''s largest freshwater lake, Loe Pool, now lies where the River Cober formerly met the sea.

Today Helston is probably most well-known for the annual Flora Day celebration that is held in early May. Thousands of people come to enjoy this ancient celebration that lasts from early morning until late at night. The event was made even more famous in 1975 by the Brighouse and Rastrick brass band''s recording of the Floral Dance.

There is plenty to do in and around Helston. The Helston Folk Museum, housed in the old butter market, hosts frequent art exhibitions as well as the permanent exhibits where you can find out about the history of the town and its notable inhabitants. Families are well catered for with Flambards theme park just outside the town and One2eleven, a brilliant indoor play area, only one mile away. The National Seal Sanctuary and Poldark mine are both just three miles from the town.

For those who enjoy the outdoors there are some lovely woodland walks on the Penrose Estate, and boating on the lake in the Coronation Park. Porthleven, a lovely traditional fishing harbour can easily be reached from Helston and slightly further down the coast you will find, Praa Sands, an excellent sandy beach for surfing. The Lizard and Kynance Cove is very interesting for the whole family to explore and easily reached by car.

Explore this fascinating area from your own self-catering accommodation; search for holiday cottages in Helston today.
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  • Breage, near Helston, Cornwall
    Breage, near Helston, Cornwall×

    The Barn

    Breage, near Helston, Cornwall

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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Barn lies in a peaceful, rural setting at the end of a long private drive, yet only 3 miles from the bustling...

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  • Breage, near Helston, Cornwall
    Breage, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Chywood Barn

    Breage, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: UKC401
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    If you want a rural retreat with absolute peace and tranquillity, this destination is ideal for you. Chywood Barn has...

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  • Four Lanes, near Camborne, Cornwall
    Four Lanes, near Camborne, Cornwall×

    Ash Tree Cottage

    Four Lanes, near Camborne, Cornwall

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    Ref: W8371
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Stunning views

    This converted granite cow barn with high ceilings and exposed beams, enjoys stunning sunsets...

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  • Balwest, near Marazion, Cornwall
    Balwest, near Marazion, Cornwall×

    Merriview

    Balwest, near Marazion, Cornwall

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    Ref: UKC624
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Nestling close to the base of Tregonning Hill and only 2 miles from the large sandy beach at Praa Sands, this...

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  • Ashton, near Marazion, Cornwall
    Ashton, near Marazion, Cornwall×

    Chy-An-Gwel

    Ashton, near Marazion, Cornwall

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Stunning views over Mount’s Bay

    With views over Mounts Bay to Penzance, Newlyn and Lamorna this bungalow is...

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  • Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall
    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall×

    Gwedna Barns - The Long Barn

    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire


    With views across open countryside from 2 acres of pretty lawned gardens, Gwedna Barns is set in a secluded,...

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  • Gunwalloe, near Helston,
    Gunwalloe, near Helston, ×

    Eglos Derry Farm Cottage

    Gunwalloe, near Helston,

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    Ref: E4597
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Wonderfully situated just 3 miles from the little village of Gunwalloe and the unspoilt sandy beach at Church Cove,...

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  • Newtown, near Helston, Cornwall
    Newtown, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Polwin Cottage

    Newtown, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: W43886
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Newtown is a small hamlet on the Lizard Peninsula, within easy reach of the beautiful Helford River creeks and...

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  • St Martin, near Helston, Cornwall
    St Martin, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Tregidden Farm - Jemima Cottage

    St Martin, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: G52
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Beautifully converted from a Victorian barn, these two cottages are situated off a quiet lane close to the hamlet...

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  • Poldown, near Helston, Cornwall
    Poldown, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Wheal Metal Lodge

    Poldown, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: 27248
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This detached, Scandinavian holiday lodge is ideally situated for visiting both the tranquil coves and creeks of...

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  • Near Helston, Cornwall
    Near Helston, Cornwall×

    Barngoose

    Near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: 23356
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling among the fields, in a rural hamlet, on the side of a wooded valley with far reaching views, this...

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  • Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall
    Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Trevothen Farm - The Barn

    Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: W43759
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    The perfect couples retreat, The Barn is one of three stunning holiday properties set on Trevothen Farm. It provides...

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