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Sharon Etzel and her family travelled all the way from Germany to be with us, she sent this lovely review of her holiday:

“We drove practically non-stop for 13 hours from South Germany to get to Helsbury Park for our first visit. We arrived, unpacked the car and went out for a dog-walk down the valley. Literally within minutes of arrival, after a pretty exhausting journey, we were agreeing that it was worth every mile and that we would definitely be coming back in the future!

We had a fantastic fortnight at Helsbury Park. Over the years, we have stayed many times all over Cornwall, but in terms of accommodation and location, we have never had it so good.

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place to stay. As I wrote in our feedback form: We loved it, our teenage boys loved it (and that’s an achievement in itself!) and of course, our bearded collie Talisker loved it.

OK, the weather wasn’t wonderful, but that certainly didn’t stop us having a fantastic time, because Marhayes was so comfortable, the grounds so lovely to walk in – and the weather often improved as we drove the short distance to the north coast.

We had a magical experience one morning at Helsbury down towards the river: we were stopped in our tracks by the sight of a fox close by, ears pricked, intently watching some small animal in the grass, leaping into the air and diving after its breakfast.”

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