Dinyan (Enigma)Helford River
- Sleeps: 8
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 4
- Pets: welcome
- Electric Car Point
The Helford River is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the creekside upon which Dinyan sits is designated a site of special scientific interest. A shoreline made up of creeks and sandy coves lined with ancient woodland remains relatively unchanged thanks largely to the National Trust, and public footpaths and public rights of way make it accessible for all to enjoy.
A short walk down the lane under dappled light leads to Port Navas, a hamlet comprised mainly of stone cottages set on the quayside. Port Navas has a cheery yacht club at the edge of the creek serving great food, although booking ahead is essential as space there is very limited. Enjoy the Helford River from the water by hiring a boat from Sailaway St Anthony, or the nearby Helford River Boats (boats can be delivered to and moored at the yacht club). Then set off to discover the magic of the Helford from the water.
Just two miles from the property you’ll find Constantine, a pretty village with all the essentials on hand. The hidden gem that is Constantine Stores – a spirits and rare wine store with the largest collection in the South West – can also be found in the village.
A thriving food scene continues to evolve in the vibrant harbourside town of Falmouth, just a short drive away, where you’ll find a superb collection of independent restaurants and offerings from award-winning chefs, such as Rick Stein and Michael Caines.
The dramatic North Coast of Cornwall, around forty-five minutes by car, is home to the waves that make Cornwall such a mecca for surfers, and you’ll find surf schools offering tuition for all the family. The scale of the cliffs and the beaches are awe-inspiring and certainly in contrast to the tranquility of the Helford, and there viewers of Poldark will also find many familiar scenes.
The Lizard Peninsula is just over thirty minutes by car, with its very own dramatic cliffs and crashing waves. And with great walks for families and dogs, and plenty of stunning beaches, the area around the UK’s most southerly point is a must-see destination.