Helsbury is well located for all the main attractions on the beautiful
north coast of Cornwall. From Boscastle, Tintagel & Trebarwith directly
north to Padstow further west. We also have the very famous Port Isaac [Port
Wenn in Doc Martin] and it's neighbour Port Gaverne which are great for
views of the coastline and wonderful for eating out. There are a range of
lovely resorts with dog friendly pubs, cafes, parking and stunning beaches,
we love to go to Crackington Haven, Polzeath, Rock and the ever poplar
Daymer Bay who all boast amazing walks, views, food and drinks.
St Breward & Other Surrounding Villages
The nearby village of St Breward is well served by The Old Inn: a superb pub with restaurant, family room, beamed
ceilings and open fires. There is an excellent shop, St Breward Stores, with friendly service and most of the everyday provisions you will need at very reasonable prices, as a guest at Helsbury you can even order online before you arrive using their new web site.
They provide a much appreciated grocery ordering and delivery service for our guests. There is also a post office which sells newspapers, offers an
internet connection and even delivers pizzas. St Breward is also home to the world famous Wenford Bridge pottery, which houses the Potters Barn
restaurant, perfect for relaxed dinners and lunches.
St Teath is a small village between Helsbury and the coast, lovely pub in the centre, The White Hart, and a shop. St
Mabyn is on the way to Wadebridge and also has a pub in the centre. Blisland's pub is on a lovely green and is famed for it's real ale, it is a
real treat on a summer day for lunch.
Camelford is a traditional market town and has a good range of amenities by Cornish standards. There is a fishmonger; an award winning Fish &
Chip shop; a hardware store, also stocks fishing tackle; a butchers; green grocers and Cornish Maids, a bakery and more importantly a pasty
shop. There are galleries and gift shops; an indoor heated swimming pool; library and museum. Camelford has a number of banks,
but they do have limited opening hours. The main car park is conveniently located opposite the Fish & Chip shop
by the bridge over the river Camel. The Coop, the museum and the pool all have their own car parks too. The main street can be a bottle-neck in summer traffic, so consider parking in the car park opposite the Museum (turn left opposite the Coop) and
walking down, it may be quicker. Camelford is also the location of our nearest health centre, chemist, dentist,
pet shop and vet in case of emergency.
As Wadebridge is on the way to our favourite beaches and Padstow it is often a convenient point to stop off and do a bit of shopping. With the
pedestrianisation of the main street it is also developing a little café culture, and being right on the Camel Trail Wadebridge is a great place to
stop off for a rest. Wadebridge has a Boots; a good selection of little independent retailers and a cinema, The Regal. There is a fishmonger,
butcher, baker (more excellent pasties), another good hardware shop, health-food store and an excellent selection of little galleries. Also a
grocer, a fishing tackle shop, cycle hire, all of the major banks with cashpoint machines and just out of town a large Tescos.
Bodmin has seen much improvement in recent years with a small pedestrianised area and a selection of small independent
retailers. It too has a butcher, baker, grocer and all of the major banks with cashpoints. Just out of town is a Morrisons and an Asda.