Haelarcher Helicopter Glamping

A welcoming ‘home-from-home’ Cornish stay with a delicious farmhouse breakfast, beautiful sea views, and a comfy bed in an ex-Royal Navy helicopter!
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: Private external
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

The UK’s southernmost village, The Lizard is one of Cornwall’s most beautiful locations. Here, glorious sandy bays and quaint fishing harbours are bordered by rare rock formations, intriguing caves, and magnificent flora and fauna that includes the vibrant Cornish Heather.

The Lizard is also home to Haelarcher Farmhouse, a historic retreat with panoramic sea views… and an ex-Royal Navy helicopter that’s perfect for a uniquely memorable glamping break!

Owners Caroline and Mike converted their Westland Lynx ZD566 to provide the ultimate in quirky comfort, whilst striving to retain its outstanding original features. As such, they’ve kept the cockpit fully intact – ideal if you’ve always dreamed of ‘piloting’ your very own craft!

There’s a comfy double bed on board, too, with bedding and towels provided, and a handy kettle to help with that all-important in-flight catering. And while headroom is limited inside, a hard-top gazebo adds a touch of style… not to mention a little extra standing space.

You’ll also have a picnic table to aid lazy conversation in the sunshine, with private toilet and shower facilities just a few steps away.

What else? A hearty breakfast is served in the farmhouse each morning, home-prepared by Caroline herself. There’s plenty of choice, with all dietary requirements carefully catered for, and bread freshly baked at the farmhouse each day… just irresistible.

(Don’t be surprised if you see different flags fluttering in the breeze outside the farmhouse when you arrive for breakfast – Caroline and Mike will sometimes welcome overseas guests by flying their country’s flag!)

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At a glance

  • An ex-Royal Navy Westland Lynx ZD566 helicopter, cosily converted to sleep 2 guests.
  • The helicopter is parked on the grounds of Haelarcher Farmhouse, a friendly and welcoming B&B in The Lizard, Cornwall.
  • There’s a comfy double bed and hot drink-making facilities on board the helicopter, with a hard-top gazebo providing extra standing space. Private toilet and shower facilities are housed just a few steps away.
  • A hearty home-prepared breakfast is served in the farmhouse each morning, with delicious fresh-baked bread.
  • Walk the South West Coast Path to Lizard Point or Kynance Cove, or simply explore the local pubs and shops.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Double bed with bedding, kettle, tea and coffee, gazebo, picnic bench, private toilet and shower facilities with towels provided. Freshly-prepared breakfast served in the farmhouse each morning.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, beaches, watersports, snorkelling, historic sites, pubs, shops, restaurants

More information

If you’re tackling the nearby South West Coast Path, you could head for Kynance Cove, a tidal beach famous for its turquoise sea, white sand, and rock stacks, or Lizard Point; an atmospheric setting to watch seals, dolphins, and if you’re lucky, the occasional whale.

Pay a friendly visit to Cadgwith, with its picturesque thatched cottages and fishermen hauling their boats along the beach, and Church Cove, perfect for rock-pooling in crystal-clear water, before stopping in the local pub for a well-deserved drink.

That said, with plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants in easy walking distance, you won’t have to travel too far to relax and enjoy your time in Cornwall. And with such a wonderful welcome, and so much to see and do, you may find yourselves arranging another flying visit to Haelarcher Helicopter Glamping very soon!

Things to note

Check in from 4pm, check out by 10:30am. Headroom on board the helicopter is extremely limited, so please take care!

Where you'll be staying

The Lizard, Cornwall

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