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Helford is a quiet but stunning village. At one time, trading ships would bring French imports such as rum and lace into the village and stories of pirates and smugglers are woven into the history of this area. To discover more about this fascinating location browse our accommodation in Helford.
Why a Helford cottage?
Most famously, Frenchman's Creek, a secluded waterway, was once overrun by pirates and smugglers inspiring Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name. Frenchman's Creek can be reached by walking along a path from the village.
Helford has a car park where it is imperative to leave your vehicle as Helford has no through road. As such, a pedestrian ferry links the north and south banks of the Helford River, during the peak seasons.
The village has toilets, a shop/delicatessen, a pub and a cafe as well as Sailing Club.
Nearby Trelowarren House is a fine example of the spectacular residences of the area. Trelowarren House was once owned by the half-brother of William the Conqueror, but has been the property of the Vyvyan family since 1426.
Places to visit near Helford
Explore this amazing part of the country from one of our Helford holiday cottages.