Dec 21, 2010

Helsbury Dog Photo Competition 2011 Entry 27

Wow, we're up to 27! Sharon Wigfull sent these superb images of her lovely Setters who were here in November, the weather was lovely and Sharon said: "Just like to say thank you on behalf of our setters for a fantastic holiday. Despite it being November the pictures show what great weather we had. The beaches are fantastic for surfers or dogs what ever time of year. We will certainly be back for our 3rd visit next year!"

Dec 9, 2010

Helsbury Dog Walk Map

We've been meaning to do this one for a while, it's a map of the key tracks which you can use for walking your dog here at Helsbury. In truth you can take your dog anywhere on site but these are the areas we tend to maintain as tracks throughout the year. It shows which areas are gated and roughly the best areas to walk. The map represents about 3 miles of tracks which are available here on site, as a guide to get down to river and back would take 20-30 minutes, if you take a full loop of the park then you'd be looking at 45-60 minutes of walking. Or you can do what I do which is to try and go a different way each day, there's at least 6 variants so ideal for a week's stay!

You can download it from here, it's a pdf, Helsbury Dog Walk Map

Dec 8, 2010

Changes for 2011...

As you will have noticed, we're going to be letting the Farmhouse from March of next year which means we've made some changes to the way Helsbury works for 2011. The key changes are around the pool, once you arrive on site we'll give you a briefing on using the facilities in the pool including the cover, the coin-operated sauna and the new button access system. This means the pool will be available at any time of the day and night, which we hope will please our guests.

The second major change is that we're making our office building available to all guests so they can access the internet to catch up on work or email in peace. Internet access in remote areas like Helsbury is not great but we have a 3mb broadband connection and a wireless hub which should be enough to allow guests to keep up to date.

Dec 7, 2010

FREE iPhone App for Helsbury...

We've just launched an iphone app to support our communication strategy for Helsbury Park. It's aimed at anyone who's looking to come, is already booked or is here on site. The Helsbury app has a live availability feed as well as overviews of all the cottages and facilities on site. It also has mapping, emergency info and links to our blog, web site and facebook page.

You can find it here on iTunes as a free download. We'd love to get your feedback on how it works and ideas for other things you'd like to see on it.