Helston Cottages

Helston and the Lizard Peninsula are two hidden holiday gems that offer a unique blend of natural beauty and fascinating history. This small market town is known for its charming streets, historic architecture, and lively events, including the famous Furry Dance, held every May. The Lizard Peninsula, located just a short drive away, is a rugged and wild landscape of towering cliffs, hidden coves, and sweeping beaches. Explore the stunning Kynance Cove, take a walk along the South West Coast Path, or visit the iconic Lizard Lighthouse. The area is also home to the National Trust-owned Gunwalloe Church Cove, where Poldark was filmed, and the historic fishing village of Cadgwith. With the largest selection of Cornish holiday cottages, we have something for everyone. From affordable to luxurious, from dog-friendly to child-friendly for large families and groups of friends wanting to celebrate to cosy Cornish hideaways perfect for two. For a break from the ordinary discover the comfort of one of our Helston cottages.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Helston

This charming town is known for its history, culture, and picturesque surroundings. Experience the unique and vibrant Flora Day celebration, usually held in early May. This ancient festival involves traditional dances, and parades, with the whole town coming alive with music and colour. If you're looking for some great hiking opportunities then head up to Launceston. The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is close by, offering opportunities for hiking, cycling, and enjoying the spectacular Cornish nature. Check out our Launceston cottages for more inspiration. With a wide selection of Cornwall self-catering cottages, we have the ideal holiday home for you.

Here are the top 5 things to see and do from our cottages in Helston:

Family-friendly Flambards Theme Park

This amusement park offers a mix of thrilling rides, entertainment, and historical exhibitions. From roller coasters to Victorian-era streets and interactive exhibits, Flambards is a great family-friendly destination.

Explore The Lizard Peninsula

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Lizard Peninsula, known for its rugged coastline, picturesque villages, and unique flora and fauna. Don't miss Kynance Cove, a beautiful beach with turquoise waters and dramatic cliffs.

Tour the Helston Museum

Learn about the history and heritage of Helston and its surrounding area at the Helston Museum. The museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts, from local crafts and costumes to historic tools and machinery.

Discover nearby Porthleven

Just a short distance from Helston, Porthleven is a picturesque fishing village known for its vibrant arts scene and beautiful harbour. Stroll along the quayside, admire the art galleries, and enjoy fresh seafood at one of the village's renowned restaurants.

The Blue Anchor Inn - not to be missed!

This historic pub is a must-visit for those interested in traditional Cornish culture. It is said to be one of the oldest inns in Britain, and it even has its own brewery. Enjoy a pint of real ale and soak in the ambience of centuries gone by.

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