Hi, we’re Rich and Hellen, the husband and wife team behind Cornish Vistas.
Growing up in different parts of the world (Rich is from the southwest, Hellen was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada), both of us have always loved natural landscapes and places. Our dream was to create a place that would enable people to enjoy the outdoor life that we so love, in a place that we call home.
In February 2020 we moved into Pampaluna, a farmstead on the outskirts of the village of Mabe in south Cornwall near Falmouth. We set about transforming it into Cornish Vistas, a small holiday cottage complex housing two 1850s labourers cottages and a converted pig barn. By the middle of 2020 we’d renovated 2 of the cottages throughout, turned the outside of the buildings from pink to white, and have begun to transform the grounds. We also invited animals back onto the land for the first time in more than 30 years, by providing space for neighbouring cows and sheep.
We live onsite and manage the place ourselves having taken up the roles of housekeeper, cleaner, decorator, gardener and caretaker. This also means we’re always on hand to help if needed during your stay.
Our mission is to make sure that you have the most comfortable stay possible, and to help you discover the best of Cornwall.
Home is at the centre of our vision for Cornish Vistas. This is our home, and we also want it to feel like yours during your stay with us!
Why Cornish Vistas?
This image above was taken from the roof of Little Avalon shortly after we moved in. Across the farmland on the right hand side you can see the ocean in Falmouth bay, and on the left hand side you can see some of the granite quarry face at Carnsew.
Mining, fishing, and farming form the historical backbone of Cornish life, and we felt that, nestled in this landscape surrounded by all three, that the site should be called Cornish Vistas.
The name Cornish Vistas is also a nod to the fact that we’re a great base for exploring Cornwall. So if you want to get a taste of traditional Cornish life in a peaceful setting, but with the convenience of being within touching distance of some of Cornwalls best beaches and attractions, we know you’ll find your perfect Cornish Vista with us!