The Helford River, Cornwall

Helford Hotels is an independent guide to accommodation around one of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.

From luxury hotels to boutique B&B’s, there will almost certainly be the perfect place to stay in one of its parishes: Mawnan, Constantine, Gweek, St Martin in Meneage, Mawgan, St Anthony and Manaccan.

Hotels around the Helford

Hotels and Inns.

From luxury country house hotels to rural inns, there’s plenty of great accommodation in the area.

Whether you fancy somewhere with fabulous leisure facilities or prefer a cosy inn popular with locals, you’ll almost certainly find what you’re seeking.

Start your search!..

Bed and Breakfasts around the Helford

Bed and Breakfasts.

Checking into a B&B doesn’t have to be for a short break.

There are plenty of excellent guest houses around the Helford where you’ll be happy to spend an entire holiday – from period properties to contemporary chic beachside homes.

You’ll see what we mean.

Coming soon… Our page for the Shipwrights Arms

Holiday Cottages. We’re going to update this part of the site soon. Sorry for any inconvenience!

A little light reading?…

Five Million Tides book cover

Published in 2019, Five Million Tides uncovers the remarkable history of the Helford River, from prehistory to the present.

Featuring a foreword by local resident Sir Tim Rice, the book covers a vast period of time and brings to life the extraordinary past importance of this ‘arcane sliver of water’.

Whether you know the river well, or are thinking about visiting for the first time, the book will add immeasurably to the ‘Helford experience’.

Chapters include those concerning its dark association with piracy and smuggling, early stone age inhabitants, religious monuments, and zenith as a wealthy trading centre during the Iron Age and Roman periods.

Five Million Tides: A Biography of the Helford River is available to purchase online from all good bookshops, and also at independent retailers in Cornwall.

Online at Foyles, Waterstones and Amazon

Dog Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

Dan the Dog

If you’re bringing a four-legged family member on holiday, then the Helford River area is the perfect destination.

Dogs are free to explore all of its little coves (with the exception of Ferryboat Beach in summer), and there are miles of walks on the doorstep, not least the South West Coast Path. Famous gardens such as Trebah welcome them on leads, too, as does the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. And if you’re hoping to cross the river on the foot ferry… no problem!

Most of the area’s main hotels accept pets, and are very happy to do so providing you state your intention to bring them in advance.

In fact, we reckon the Helford River is the most dog-friendly part of Cornwall.