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Why is the Helford so special?

Little boat on the HelfordThe Helford River really does offer something for everyone (or almost everyone, given that some would absurdly prefer to spend their time on a shopping spree in a major city). If you’re taking a family holiday then there’s plenty to see and do. Bring the bucket and spade and take some time to discover the quiet coves, or head out onto the water and experience the magic of its creeks. And if the weather isn’t conducive to the beach, you’ll find stacks of places within easy reach to keep children occupied.

Those looking for a rewarding weekend break (romantic, relaxing, or otherwise) will also find it difficult to find somewhere better.

If you’ve a passion for plants and flowers then the area is home to some of the most celebrated sub-tropical gardens in the world. If you’re fascinated by the natural world then you’ll not only be visiting a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but also a Marine Conservation Area rich in flora and fauna. And if it’s all about resting up and doing little then there’s some exceptional scenery to act as a backdrop to your repose.Helford Passage from the ferry

The Helford is undoubtedly the perfect antidote to the increasingly fast pace of modern life.

And what of Helford Hotels itself?

Well, the site is the creation of someone who has lived by the river for most of their life; who has spent countless hours exploring the Helford and the surrounding countryside; and who, quite frankly, considers himself extremely fortunate to call it home and raise a family in the area.

However, one question that does crop up regularly is why the site provides links to services such as LateRooms, Cottages4You and similar. The answer is twofold.

Old cottage at the top of Helford CreekFirst, all of these provide the user with independent feedback from former guests and invariably provide an instant availability check. Secondly, the site itself has taken hundreds of hours to research and compile. While the express intention was never to create a commercial guide, by doing so we can at least meet running costs through us being the last referring site (we receive a small commission in many cases, but nothing for others). And if we don’t? No problem.

Most of all, we simply hope that you find it both interesting and useful, and perhaps bookmark us and check back the next time you feel the need to return to the area and recharge your batteries.

We hope to see you soon.