Staying on the Lizard is new to me. I’ve been to other places in Cornwall, and over the years I have discovered great beaches and the perfect cafe for romantic meals or quick bites for kids. Landing somewhere new is always a little tricky, fun, but tricky.  Days can be spent finding the perfect village, cafe or beach. 
On the first day of our holiday we walked out of the barn and across the field, following the small stream down to the sea, we stumbled across the most picture perfect seaside village of Helford.  White washed, thatched cottages jostled for limelight along the streets, each with gardens overflowing with montana clematis, valerian, bluebells and cowparsley.  Boats bobbed on the gentle wave in the river estuary.
Walking through this idyllic setting we found the village pub the Shipwrights Arms.  We settled with a drink on the bottom terrace with views of the river.  A perfect spot for crabbing.  Charlie, Rufus and Dan cast lines out and within minutes Barry the Crab was hauled in.  Charlie did a little dance and made up a song for Barry… the boy was in love with crabbing.


We stayed at Avallen Barn, through the amazing holiday company Forever Cornwall.  Helford is a 10 minutes walk from the Barn through the most beautiful bluebell covered woodlands.

  • Jane George

    i have never been to Cornwall ever! i think this needs to change! lou this is sublime xx

  • Deborah Hamilton

    That place looks like a dream.

  • Oh I could while away an afternoon just looking at those photos Lou, let alone being there x

  • Ali Lamond

    Oh this is perfect. x

  • Katie

    It looks simply delightful, all those wonderful flowers and nature scenes.

  • the linen cloud

    Cornwall looks stunning … and the buttercup photo is just lovely … Bee xx

  • CJ

    It’s absolutely idyllic. That pub looks fantastic. Glad you had such a good time.

  • Laura

    Love, love, love that shot of the buttercup!

  • tinajo

    Very cozy pics! :-)

  • paisleysummer

    It sounds so idyllic. The Shipwrights Arms looks like a place I’d love to stop for a quiet drink! x

  • Oon

    Oooh, beautiful. Can hardly wait until our holiday in the UK starts.

  • Leanne Barnett

    It looks & sounds really beautiful

  • Karen

    It all looks so beautiful Lou, what a perfect holiday x

  • soozie foodie

    Fifth photo down….the white property is Riverside where I used to work. I love your pictures. They’ve really captured the beauty of Helford. Glad that you & your family had such a lovely holiday.

  • Just a little less

    Beautiful countryside and whitewashed buildings. Cornwall envy. Claire xo