Aug 6, 2008

Helsbury Frisbees...

Every dog who comes to Helsbury Park get's their very own frisbee, which they can play with while they're here and take home and play with as a lasting memory, alternatively they can do what our dog Solly does and chew it pieces in about 10 minutes!

Aug 5, 2008

Fledglings stay rent free...

We've been keeping an eye on a couple of nests in our log stores with the help of our guests, last week Claire Fisher noticed that the baby birds had finally got big enough to fly and have indeed left the nest, some great photos here...

Butterflies on site

Molly Fisher recently stayed with us and kindly did some nature detecting by identifying the different species of butterfly we have on site, she saw the following species: Large White, Small Copper, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral. There may be a few more as well so we'll keep an eye out. Thanks Molly!

Helsbury Park Dog Photo Competition 2008/09 Entry 6

Karen Arevalo stayed with us recently and left us this message: "Thank you so much for the week we spent at Broadview. Judging by the weather since I think we were very lucky as it was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed are week at Helsbury and the lovely beaches. I have attached some photos of Maggie who loved every minute of it."

Stannon Circle & Moor Walk

We took a lovely walk on Bodmin Moor a few Sundays ago, in reasonable sunshine we headed up to the stone circle at Stannon in the shadow of Roughtor. The stone circle itself is a good example and well worth a look. On the way back to Helsbury across the moor we passed the only remaining engine house on the north of the moor and a wonderful example of an ancient clapper bridge.

New Barbecues...

Rather than keep throwing away the metal versions we've decided to go for something more permanent, these fantastic barbecues are not only solid but also easy to clean [get the hint?]. We hope there's still a few more sunny evenings to enjoy them.

Eden Seed

If you needed an excuse to visit the Eden Project again, then here it is. This marvellous new sculpture is in the education centre, its actually been cut from a single piece of granite found in a local quarry here on the moor.

The perfect place to Hide...

We've recently installed a hide in the woods to allow you to keep an eye on the local wildlife, its positioned in a great spot where we've already seen deer drinking, kingfishers and dippers.

5 Stars Again...

Great news, we've recently had our inspection from Visit Britain and have been awarded five stars for the 5th year in succession. The standards are very high and we're very pleased that our ongoing investment in the cottages has paid off. We've also been awarded 'pet friendly' status as well.

Spectacular summer hedgerows

The hedgerows burst into life this summer and were a riot of colour, this view of our drive gives you a feel for the spectacular welcome you get when you come on to the site here at Helsbury.

Our new bike shed...

Our new bike shed is strictly not for smoking behind, its a great addition to our on site facilities and provides our guests with use of bikes so they can leave the car behind and enjoy a ride up to the coast or along the Camel Trail which is only a few miles away.