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

    Wheal Metal Lodge

    Poldown, near Helston, Cornwall

    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 - Rural Location
    Handy for visiting both the tranquil coves of the south coast, and rugged beaches of the north. Penzance with a wealth of activities and restaurants is nearby.
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    10 13 reviews

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

    Merriview

    Balwest, near Marazion, Cornwall

    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
    With stunning coastal and rural views, this holiday property is in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful area.
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    8.6 7 reviews

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  • Ruan Minor, near Helston, Cornwall
    Ruan Minor, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Skyber Cottage

    Ruan Minor, near Helston, Cornwall

    Ruan Minor, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: 30209
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Skyber Cottage lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers ideal accommodation to discover the area.
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    9 3 reviews

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  • St Keverne, near Helston, Cornwall
    St Keverne, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Parc An Grouse Barns - Manacle View

    St Keverne, near Helston, Cornwall

    St Keverne, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: UKC1963
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfect for a small family holiday or couples looking for a relaxing peaceful location with easy access to the South West Coastal Path.
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    7.5 2 reviews

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    Parc An Grouse Barns - Sunny Corner
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  • Near Helston, Cornwall
    Near Helston, Cornwall×

    Barngoose

    Near Helston, Cornwall

    Near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: 23356
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Perfect for exploring the Lizard Peninsula, the Flambards Experience at Helston, or visit Trebah and Glendurgan one of many hidden gardens.
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    9 3 reviews

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

    Polwin Cottage

    Newtown, near Helston, Cornwall

    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
    This beautiful cottage is ideally located in the pretty village of Newtown, ensuring enjoyment of this stunning, picturesque area of Cornwall
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    7.1 9 reviews

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

    Grambla Cottage

    Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall

    Coverack, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: W43666
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This semi-detached holiday cottage is situated in an AONB. Perfect for bird and wildife enthusiasts.
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    9.5 17 reviews

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  • Cadgwith, Cornwall
    Cadgwith, Cornwall×

    Old Dolphin Cottage

    Cadgwith, Cornwall

    Cadgwith, Cornwall

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    Ref: E5168
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile
    An absolute gem! Time seems to have stood still at this truly delightful 500-year old thatched cottage, one of the most photographed in Cornwall
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    8.5 12 reviews

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

    Gwedna Barns - Swallows Barn

    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: TE2
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This contemporary property is perfect for an active holiday, with walking, watersports, horse riding and golf within easy reach.
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    9.2 14 reviews

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    Gwedna Barns - The Stable
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    Gwedna Barns - The Long Barn
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  • Porkellis, near Helston, Cornwall
    Porkellis, near Helston, Cornwall×

    Skiber An Gwenely

    Porkellis, near Helston, Cornwall

    Porkellis, near Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: 25687
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Boasting its own hot tub and sauna, this detached property, within easy reach of the coast, is a great all-year-round base.
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    9.7 20 reviews

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  • Garras, near Helston, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
    Garras, near Helston, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall×

    Burnoon Barn

    Garras, near Helston, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

    Garras, near Helston, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

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    Ref: E1002
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A leafy ‘no through’ lane leads to this restored barn, set in its own 0
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    9.7 6 reviews

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

    Gwedna Barns - The Stable

    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

    Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall

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    Ref: TE1
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With a cosy wood-burning stove, this property is perfect for couples who want to explore all that Cornwall has to offer.
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    9.3 9 reviews

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    Gwedna Barns - Swallows Barn
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    Gwedna Barns - The Long Barn
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