Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

FLORA DAY HELSTON

8th May 2014 - book early for Flora Day 2014 - Week still available

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The Studio is ideal for a couple or small family who wish for peace and quiet, off the beaten track and away from it all. There is plenty of outside space so in the summer months sharing is not usually any problem.

The studio sleeps a couple, 4 friends sharing or a family of 4. But can sleep an extra baby in a cot or an extra child on a futon and sleeping bag (supplied on request) if you do not mind being a bit cramped – this does not usually matter as most families find lots to do so are only back to sleep. Any number over 4 however will cost an extra £40 per week.

The accommodation consists of a large studio room, with a King size bed for couples of for the parents if you come with children. There is a double sofabed that folds out for two more to sleep– friends sharing can argue about who has the king size bed! The shower room has a toilet, wash-hand basin and shower cubicle. Therefore the open plan lounge/sleeping area is furnished with a double sofabed, colour television, video cassette recorder and DVD player, stereo cd player, and a range of videos and paperbacks. The Kitchenette has a fridge/freezer, small electric cooker, microwave, jug kettle, microwave and toaster.

The flat has its own front door, own full central heating and water heating. The windows overlook the magnificent view. It is equipped with crockery and cutlery for 5, duvet covers, bed linen and towels are all supplied.

For your convenience, there is an iron & ironing board, as well as a vacuum cleaner. There is no telephone in the studio, but most mobile phones get a good reception.

Please book well in advance , special rates apply.

We are 4 miles from Helston and usually everything for miles around is booked well in advance for this week.

Flora day is a unique Cornish festival/celebration said to have its roots in pagan festivals for welcoming in the spring and new life see: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/cornwall/flora.html; http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk/

For pictures: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/cornwall/floraday.html

A personal View of Flora Day: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~helstonhistory/floradaypersonal.htm

History: http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~helstonhistory/floradayhistorypage.htm

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We now offer ecco holidays in a Mongolian Yurt. For information and bookings please contact us or see our advert for the Yurt on here..

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Praa Sands 8 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 34 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Internet access ( Ethernet or wireless) However this is slow compared to urban places so do not expect fast speeds.

Dogs and other pets are welcome at £10, they have to be sociable as we have two dogs. The only rule is you clean up after them.

Many family/surfing beaches enforce a dog ban on the beach from Easter Sunday until September 30th but there are enough beaches within the area that dogs are allowed on all year see:

http://www.thecornishcoast.co.uk

http://www.cornishlight.co.uk/dog-friendly-beaches.htm

Cycling and surfing

Cycles can be hired by the hour, day or the week nearby, andwe can supply body boards at your own risk, so you do not have to pack your own.

Riding

There are several local riding stables, list supplied on request. You are also welcome to bring a horse or pony for a DIY riding holiday as there are many wonderful rides in the area. We would offer the share of my pony's field for anyone who wanted to bring their horse to ride around here. This would of course be extra, ask for details.

Further details outdoors

Porkellis while an un-spoilt farming village has much of interest within easy distance. It is situated in the world heritage area of mining, http://www.worldheritagecornwall.com/mines/porkellis-moor.htm, There is a local pub called the Star Inn which is children and people friendly and is a free house so serves good real ale, http://www.thingstodoincornwall.co.uk/far_west/pubs_2.html

Porkellis is not on the coast but is ideally situated for exploring the lovely Peninsular of the Lizard and all the West Cornwall beaches and visiting the many tourist attractions of Cornwall. Porthleven harbour is our nearest fishing port. It is a very big harbour as it was originally a harbour where local tin was shipped to all parts of the world. Now it is a lovely fishing harbour with lovely picturesque pubs such as the Ship Inn that also does wonderful family meals, many acclaimed restaurants and lovely views ( I can supply pictures of Porthleven via email if requested) Poldark Mine, http://www.poldark-mine.co.uk/ is just down the road within walking distance if you like walking. Flambards Theme Park http://www.flambards.co.uk/ is only a 10 minute car drive away.

Other attractions nearby include the National Maritime Museum – in Falmouth about 5 miles, National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Earth Station – both on the Lizard see map. Further a field are the Eden Project, Lands End, Newquay Zoo, Tintagel Castle, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Geevor Tin Mine, Blue Reef Aquarium and St. Michael's Mount to name but a few.

Further details

Travel and getting around.

To decrease your carbon footprint it is possible to holiday here without a car. You would get a train to Redruth and bus or taxi to Porkellis

You are welcome to stay around the smallholding and village and if you are fit it is possible to get around locally by bike, which can be rented locally.

This may be a welcome change for those who live in the town, but bear in mind while there is a pub within walking distance there is no where within 5 miles to buy food supplies or for other entertainment. Therefore if you wish to go further afield without difficulty, it is advisable for guests to have transport. There is a local bus service but it does not go to all routes and stops early evening there are many wonderful local places of interest to visit, by car, including the many local beaches. If you use a car the most carbon friendly option would be to come by train and hire one down here. At the very least, even bringing or hiring a car you have avoided flying and you will be in a wonderful rural UK location

New for 2009, eco holidays in a Mongolian Yurt. For information and pre bookings please contact us.

The West Country region

Porkellis while an un-spoilt farming village has much of interest within easy distance. It is situated in the world heritage area of mining, http://www.worldheritagecornwall.com/mines/porkellis-moor.htm, There is a local pub called the Star Inn which is children and people friendly and is a free house so serves good real ale, http://www.thingstodoincornwall.co.uk/far_west/pubs_2.html

Porkellis is not on the coast but is ideally situated for exploring the lovely Peninsular of the Lizard and all the West Cornwall beaches and visiting the many tourist attractions of Cornwall. Porthleven harbour is our nearest fishing port. It is a very big harbour as it was originally a harbour where local tin was shipped to all parts of the world. Now it is a lovely fishing harbour with lovely picturesque pubs such as the Ship Inn that also does wonderful family meals, many acclaimed restaurants and lovely views ( I can supply pictures of Porthleven via email if requested) Poldark Mine, http://www.poldark-mine.co.uk/ is just down the road within walking distance if you like walking. Flambards Theme Park http://www.flambards.co.uk/ is only a 10 minute car drive away.

Helston

Other attractions nearby include the National Maritime Museum – in Falmouth about 5 miles, National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Earth Station – both on the Lizard see map. Further a field are the Eden Project, Lands End, Newquay Zoo, Tintagel Castle, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Geevor Tin Mine, Blue Reef Aquarium and St. Michael’s Mount to name but a few.

Sports

Cycling - We are on the Lands End to John O'Groats cycle route, so there are many back lanes for cycling and bridal paths for mountain biking - we can supply a range of bicycles plus maps of routes for different age groups. The bikes are not new but are maintained and useful for the occasional family cycle

Water sports - Many water sports are offered at our local reservoir at Stithians Lake http://www.itsadventuresouthwest.co.uk/main/en/provider-12172.html http://www.itsadventuresouthwest.co.uk/main/EN/weblink-12172.cfm

Horse Riding and Trekking -

You are welcome to bring a horse or pony for a DIY riding holiday as there are many wonderful rides in the area. We can provide stabling and grazing but there would be an extra charge for this.

Otherwise riding can be found nearby at Wheal Buller, http://www.cornish-riding-holidays.co.uk/ , Newton equestrian, http://www.newtonequestrian-leisurecentre.co.uk/Chiverton riding stables who specialise in Riding for the Disabled, http://www.newrider.com/Riding_Schools/schooldetails.php/746.html

For those who like fishing - Porkellis is just down the road from the Stithians reservoir, which provides fishing http://www.chycor.co.uk/general/fishing/peninsla/peninsla.htm There is also a coarse fishery just a short walk down the village lanes at Middle Boswin: http://www.ukfisherman.com/venues_cornwall.htm http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/waterside/fishing.htm