We’re delighted to welcome Richard Dryden to the team. He joins us with an extensive knowledge of the Cornwall property scene, having worked as an estate agent in various towns across the county for many years. Before joining us, Richard spent almost a decade selling properties throughout Helston and the Lizard. He is a true expert in this market, having been an integral part of one of Helston’s most established firms.
Richard is excited to be back in Falmouth however he is still very much in love with this part of Cornwall.
Laskowski & Co, with our knowledge of this geographical area and the addition of Richard to our team, would be delighted to hear from owners considering selling in Helston and throughout the Lizard. With 9 residential sales specialists, we can provide a thorough and professional service, ensuring the best possible results are achieved, and the stresses and strains are taken away.
We asked Richard to introduce us to some of his highlights of this distinct and often remote part of Cornwall…
Helston is a lovely town with a proud heritage reflected in its buildings and attractions. You can explore some of the local stories and characters in more detail at the on Market Place, or by exploring some of the older streets and points of interest in the . There’s less hustle and bustle than Falmouth or Truro here, a slower pace of life – but there’s a lovely community feel, lots of amenities, good schools and plenty for families to do.
The town celebrates one of Cornwall’s oldest traditions each year in early May with when the whole of Helston closes for a day of dancing and celebration to welcome the spring.
For the foodies
The old school building on Penrose Road has been converted into artists studios and, tucked away in there, you’ll also find the wonderful , serving honest food using the best ingredients. From breakfast rarebits to classic film nights there’s always great food and interesting happenings here.
Families will love on Meneage Street for a proper American handmade burger, shakes and fries experience.
There’s some great country pubs off the beaten track out towards the Lizard and the Helford, too. , sat right on the shore of the Helford River, is a personal favourite. There are some great restaurants in Porthleven also!
Gateway to possibility
Helston is also a great location because it’s the gateway to so much possibility. If town living isn’t your thing then you’ve got villages and hamlets including Porthleven, Breage, Ashton, Rinsey and Perranuthnoe heading towards Penzance; places like Mullion, Ruan Minor, Lizard Village and Cadgwith down on the Lizard and easy access to Gweek, Constantine, Manaccan and other gems round the Helford too.
Whether you prefer a pretty coastal spot or a countryside setting, drive in any direction and there are lots of options for a quieter, more rural lifestyle.
Remote coastal gems
There really are places here where in the off season you can still walk the coast path and explore deserted coves.
I love the walk from Porthleven to Rinsey, swimming out to sea (being careful of local warnings, of course), looking back towards and seeing nothing in terms of modern living – no shops, just coast and the occasional engine house!
To explore selling or buying a property in the area, contact Richard on 01326 318813 / [email protected]