The Area

Officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the historic Lizard landscape offers the chance to discover rare flora and fauna, ancient standing stones and quiet winding lanes where you can walk, cycle or horse ride.

The tiny hamlet of Roskorwell is located half a mile above the little fishing cove of Porthallow. Our cottage is just a pleasant ten minutes walk down to the village with it’s ‘Porthallow Arts’ gallery and famous Five Pilchards Inn. A little further on up the hill is the welcoming Fat Apples cafe, a village meeting point and where you can enjoy delicious homemade food!

Tuition for water-sports is available and boats may be hired to explore the beautiful creeks of Du Maurier’s beloved Helford River. There are many local attractions to interest all ages, from the Satellite Earth Station and nature reserve at Goonhilly, to The National Seal Sanctuary in Gweek and the Flambards Theme Park in Helston.

The Helston ‘Flora day’, usually on May 8th, is an the ancient pageant of Hal-an-Tow and four dances performed throughout the day to celebration the arrival of spring. School children dressed in white and adults in evening dress, dance in and out of shops decorated with bowers of Lily of the valley, to the famous Floral (Furry) Dance played by the Brass Band, spectacular!

A full range of leaflets, guides and maps are available at the cottage. Happy exploring!

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