WE’RE BASED IN GWEEK, A FRIENDLY WATERSIDE VILLAGE AT THE HEAD OF THE HELFORD RIVER IN CORNWALL
The Helford River is a large estuary set snugly between Falmouth Bay and The Lizard Peninsula. And it’s at the head of the Helford River that you’ll find the pretty village of Gweek – home to our two treehouses, Skapya and Kalmynsi.
Gweek has been our home since 2014 when we moved here to be closer to our family. The small village was once a thriving port, exporting tin and copper and importing coal and timber. Today, Gweek is a little quieter and a much undiscovered gem in Cornwall.
Gweek is surrounded by woodland and rolling countryside, so the walks here are excellent. There’s a friendly community too with, a great dog-friendly local pub – The Black Swan, a lovely cafe, Café at the Boatyard and a well-stocked village shop, Gweek Stores. And because Gweek is on the Helford Estuary, you can easily kayak, paddle-board or take a boat up the river.
Gweek also hosts the Cornish Seal Sanctuary – a highlight of any trip to this part of Cornwall.
“The location is secluded and idyllic whilst being a short drive to must-see spots such as the Lizard and Kynance Cove.”
Stay with us and discover the unspoilt Cornish beauty of Gweek, the Helford River and wider Lizard Penninsula.
Skaypa Treehouse takes escapism to a different level. Not only do you have vast Cornish skies overhead as you look up from your private balcony (set 4 metres above the ground), but you also have a canopy of mature oak, beech and ash trees before you, swaying in the breeze. This peaceful spot – set 30 metres away from Kalmynsi Treehouse – places you eye-level with the trees and brings woodpeckers, chiffchaffs, owls and bats into view at dawn and dusk.
All is calm at Kalmynsi Treehouse, as you’d expect from a treehouse named after the Cornish word for ‘calm’. Hand-built from the finest cedar and rooted into the earth as naturally as if it had grown on its own, Kalmynsi is a beautiful, quiet space. Here, two of you (and your pet pooch) can hunker down by the log burner, with the vintage record player turning, enjoying some deep R&R.