Our Guests: What our guests have said about Helsbury...
"What a wonderful week we’ve all had at Helsbury Park – just perfect for us and your fields and excellent facilities made for an outstanding, super dog orientated holiday!"
"Marhayes and Helsbury Park exceeded my expectations by a long way, it does what it says on the tin and more! We had a very enjoyable week, the setting was amazing, comfortable and well equipped."
"The accommodation excelled our expectations in every way (the master bed, I must say is by far the most comfortable I have experienced whilst on holiday). Westhayes is a real home from home – only with a slightly better view!!!"
"Really enjoyed our first stay at Helsbury Park, the pool is excellent very clever design and was used every day… we will definitely be coming back."
"This is our seventh year and eighth stay at Helsbury Park and yet again it has been a fantastic holiday! Thank you."
"We had a brilliant holiday with plenty to do on site and locally for us, our teenagers and, of course, the dogs. Would highly recommend Shona Moon as well."
"Really enjoyed our holiday –setting really lovely – dog walks great – swimming pool brilliant – hope to see you again in the future."
"Now after visiting Helsbury Park we have had to ‘rethink’ the phrase ‘dog friendly’. Other establishments purporting to be ‘dog friendly’ we now realize are merely dog tolerant (in varying degrees) ... Helsbury Park turns that attitude on its head. Facilities for both 2 legs and 4 legs are second to none."
"Loved to see our dogs running free on your land, swimming in the stream they had a lovely holiday."
"This is our 5th visit and we’ve had a lovely week again. Although not big swimmers we both enjoyed the pool – very exclusive and lovely showers too."
"Dave & Leza you have done a beautiful transformation, the accommodation & facilities are out of this world, whenever we visit Helsbury Park we know we are in Heaven."
"We had a fantastic holiday. We have only recently rescued our Chocolate Lab and it was great to see her have such a lovely time. You must be very proud of Helsbury Park. We look forward to returning!!"
"Once again a fabulous holiday made even better this year by the new excellent pool & facilities & unseasonal sunny weather. The bed was the most comfortable we have slept in. We will definitely be back. Many thanks."
"What a superb location to holiday with our two Springer Spaniels.
Helsbury Park is so much more than it promises to be - but rent a
here at your peril, because you won't be able to choose anywhere else that
comes close to what's on offer. The scenery and walks are breathtaking, and
all the little special extras for our extra special canine friends are just
lovely - a frisbee, dog shampoo, luxury external kennels, lots of doggy bowls
to choose from - Wow, I often wonder if I am on holiday or the dogs have
taken us away with them."
"What an amazing facility [the pool] to add to an already perfect place - thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"We had an amazing time; in fact
we all agreed that it was the best holiday we've ever had. The new
gorgeous; a good size and just the right temperature, but most impressive of
all is the view from the pool of the surrounding countryside. You're really
setting the standard for dog-friendly holidays!"
"We all absolutely loved the pool!
Total private luxury and we went in every day. Fantastic design with a great
view too, well done Helsbury Park!"
"We've just returned from a week in
Westhayes and I wanted to thank you for such a lovely cottage. Thank you
for making such a lovely cottage available to dog owners. We've spent the
last 3 years trying to find somewhere that is home from home but that also
takes dogs. At last, we have and I know we will be back. It really was home
from home and the attention to detail was really worth the effort. We wanted
for nothing, including superb views and we look forward to returning again to
dog friendly cottages, hopefully
"We stayed at
Marhayes last week and I just wanted to say a huge thank you as we had
the most incredible week - not only were we lucky with the weather, but we
had truly the best surroundings. Marhayes is gorgeous - you really thought
of everything! -and the view in the morning made it easier for all of us to
get out of our super-comfy beds!"
"We stayed in
Marhayes during October half term. We were 6 adults and 5 children aged
8-12. Helsbury was the perfect place to spend a week. The properties are
finished to an exceptional level. It is stylishly designed with great
facilities and all that a family needs (even snooker, table tennis and table
footy). The web site mentioned that it was a great place for
dog lovers. We don't have dogs but as we always say 'having boys is like
having dogs, they need lots of food, exercise and fresh air!' The walks
around Helsbury are beautiful and just the right distance to wear them out.
We spent time surfing at Polzeath, visited the Eden Project and Tintagel,
but we were just as happy flying kites, playing football or walking around
the grounds of Helsbury. A wonderful; half term break for all the family!"
"What an idyllic place! Doggie
heaven. A fantastic place to chill out, dogs don't want to go home"
"Thanks! It would be nice if we didn't have to go home after such heaven.
Fantastic place to stay, spotlessly clean and well appointed."
absorbed us and 5 dogs. Daymer Beach is
dogtastic! Owners really
helpful in our of need, hope to be back
"As newly weds we wanted to spend Christmas together totally
chilled. It was wonderful, now we want to do this every year. Fantastic
weather, dry, cold and sunny, fantastic walks and lovely
cottage with truly lovely views.
We will be back."
"We've never holidayed in the UK before but due to pressures of our
Ridgeback not linking kennels
we thought we would try it. What a lovely surprise! Weather has been
excellent all week, all the beaches have been great, will definitely be back
"Had a lovely Xmas with all
our family [in 3 properties]. Had lovely weather. 3 dogs loved the beach, it
was my happiest Christmas ever. Thanks very much."
"The 4 of us could not want for anything more. Superb location to explore,
Daymer Bay by far best beach for dogs. Paddock ideal for dogs to burn
off some energy. The also loved paddling in the stream and herding the
"We've just had a great time, the sun has shone and although it has been
windy down by the river its calm
and beautiful. Very comfortable for us and the dogs. So much to do, we shall
be back for more comfort and luxury."
"Wow, fab time had by all. First hols we have been on where everyone chilled
out and at home in just a few hours of arrival. The weather was on our side
too. Definitely be back for more with rest of family."
"Dog heaven! A fantastic week
enjoyed by us all - especially the dogs - who enjoyed the freedom of the
meadow, the river and Daymer Bay.
Wonderful location. Thank you."
"Just thought I would do you a quick note to say how delighted we were with
our stay at the Farmhouse last week. Your website is very informative and I
really thought you just doing a really good marketing job but when I got
there I was overwhelmed by the attention to detail, the
location, the accommodation and
the little touches. We have been holidaying in this country for the last
20 years taking our two Goldies with us and have stayed in various places.
We are always promised dog friendly accommodation but as long
as we are happy to keep them only in the kitchen, hardly dog friendly! Our
boys are part of our family and very few restrictions are placed on them at
home. I have to say that they were able to continue without those
restrictions on holiday and I never felt that I had to watch them
constantly. Well done for providing home from home for humans and heaven for
our canine friends!!!!"
"A wonderful week at Helsbury with glorious weather. The river walk is something else.
Accommodation is superb."
"For the third year running we have had a fantastic holiday, so peaceful and
relaxing. The dogs adore playing in the river and chasing through the
woods and fields.
"Accommodation spotless and what a relaxing setting. The children had a
great time exploring. Dogs enjoyed playing in the river and bouncing through
the fields. It is dog heaven."
"Beautiful accommodation in a
stunning location, There's so much to do that we couldn't lie in, Daymer is
a must-do for dog owners, Lola was in heaven chasing the other dogs into the
sea - the outside tap has seen a lot of action this week!"
"A fantastic week of walks, pubs, walks and more pubs. If you're a real ale
fan then you will be in heaven. Helsbury Park was just brilliant, Port
William at Trebarwith was the
best food we had and it's a really dog friendly beach. Many thanks for a
great holiday, we go home very relaxed."
Absolute paradise for us, what a beautiful setting. The dogs have loved every moment and thank you for such a
dog friendly holiday. Thanks
for the lovely welcome , the flowers, wine and fruit is a lovely touch when
"Had a wonderful week! The dogs, all 3 of them, went home totally shattered.
Our Springer thought Christmas had come early and the Doberman loved the
beaches! Daymer bay is a must for dogs that love to run."
"Stayed last year
and couldn't wait to come back here again. The
accommodation is exceptional,
cooking with the Aga is a dream. Dogs loved the hills and the dunes, and
being let off the lead in the woods and by the river. One month would not be
enough! Can we live here please?"
"Couldn't wait to come back for the wonderful
cottages, fresh air, lots
of exercise for our Labrador. The camel trail was fantastic. All in all
another perfect holiday."
"Our third visit to Helsbury was just as wonderful as our first! Our first
stay at the opulent farmhouse lived up to all expectations. The living space is enormous yet we managed to
submerge ourselves in these indulgences without guilt. We spent more time at
Helsbury - who could want for more with the wonderful walks, lazy days
reading and relaxing - the weather was fabulous."
"Just wanted to write and thank you for our wonderful Christmas retreat
at Marhayes this year. Our
family live very hectic lives so to be able to come to Helsbury and totally
unwind with our children and enjoy the simple delights of the countryside
and then to snuggle up with a log fire was like heaven on earth. I think you
and your Mum 'do it just right' from the turkey tin and crackers to the
perfect luxury of the cottage, we simply couldn't ask for more. Thank you
"We've just spent the last week in
Westhayes. We really want to tell you how fab Helsbury Park is. We, and
our dog, thoroughly enjoyed our time there! In fact we've just logged on to
book our summer holiday with you
and are disappointed to find it fully booked!!!! Evidence that you have it
right. Thank you again. We'll be back!"
"we've enjoyed our stay here so much. It is warm, comfortable and so
inviting and we saw the views - they are beautiful! The dogs had a wonderful
time, discovering new smells and
walks. we've had a glorious time and feel very relaxed, we're already
planning a return visit and
"Wonderful - wonderful - wonderful. Such peace!"
"we've just returned from a most wonderful holiday after staying at
Marhayes for the first time. We
were particularly honoured to have been the first people (and dogs) to stay
in the new and improved Marhayes! The new
four poster bed was
almost too comfortable!"
"Thank you for keeping me up to
date with Helsbury. We had a fantastic week at Helsbury this Easter and have
told so many of our friends that it is without doubt the best place we've
ever stayed.........so much so that our friends want to spend Christmas at Helsbury with
"we've just spent a fantastic week at Helsbury with our five
Golden Retrievers. Thank you so much
for such a wonderful holiday. We thought it was going to be brilliant but it
exceeded all our expectations!!!!!!"
"Firstly, just to say that we all,
doggies included, had a super weeks holiday last week and can't
wait for our next visit in September."
"Unfortunately, I'm not having any luck finding anything that compares with
the facilities you offer at
"Just wanted to let you know we've just come back from a very enjoyable
stay at Helsbury Park. The weather was not great, but
Westhayes and the
views made up for the lack of
sunshine. We thoroughly enjoyed
walking around the park and our dog's
tail did not stop wagging."
"I would just like to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the
dog friendly most of all I think! I do
believe they were a bit disappointed when we got back home that the move to
Marhayes wasn't a permanent
"The cottage itself exceeded my
expectations, you know what it's like you get really excited beforehand, and
then things never appear in real life as the do in the
brochure, but I was very pleased to
find out that it was EXACTLY like it was in the brochure."
"Thank you once again, we'll be coming back, hopefully for a week next
Love receiving your newsletters
- it reminds us how wonderful it is there. We also love the attention you
pay to dog friendly and their needs, it is
just as important for our dogs to have a great time."
"Just a short note to say how much we all enjoyed our stay at Helsbury last week. The
accommodation and facilities were
first class and your grounds were all enjoyed immensely by us all (Lottie
our Chocolate Brown Labrador
particularly liked the river at the
bottom of the field)."
"We stayed in Westhayes at
Helsbury Park back in January of this year and absolutely loved it, it has
set a standard for us !!
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a blissful week at Helsbury! We all had a
fantastic time, the house is heavenly and the
woodlands are delightful. We all
left reluctantly this morning but Barney clearly didn't want to and we
eventually found him hiding under the chair in the
kitchen area! Thank you
again and if you'll allow us to return I'd love to
book again for next year."
"Have recently stayed at the
Marhayes cottage and found it absolutely wonderful. So many thoughtful
"Thanks for such a great newsletter;
we were just saying yesterday how much we look forward to returning in
September, so our appetites are even sharper now! The walks
section is really useful, and will help us to plan much more before we
arrive. Both the dog friendly look forward to
the underfloor heating!!"
"Thank you for having us, we feel honoured to stay here, it is like a little bit of heaven on earth."
"The most beautiful thing under the sun, is being under the sun and here at Helsbury."
"Excellent location, the largest and best equipped accommodation we've ever had."
"Absolutely excellent accommodation and wonderful views, we'll have no doubt about coming back."
"This was the best cottage we've stayed in by far. Spacious, comfortable and very clean, the
views were exceptional and
"Enjoyed a very comfortable week, in super
accommodation, in a wonderful part of
Cornwall. Loved every minute!"
"We couldn't have asked for anything more! Wonderful
cottage in beautiful surroundings, excellent restaurants - all really
"Lovely to spend time as a family in such a wonderful place. Would recommend it to anyone as a place to get away from it all."