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Cycling the Camel Trail.

29 Mar

The Camel Trail follows the old railway line from Padstow to Wadebridge, Bodmin and beyond and provides an 18 mile traffic free, smooth surfaced and level cycle way. The views are spectacular as it hugs the estuary before going inland through a beautifully wooded route to Bodmin. You can easily stop for coffee or snacks […]

Pilot Gigs

07 Mar

Gigs were originally built at the end of the 18thCentury in Cornwall to take the pilot out to the sailing ships. The boats needed to be fast and which ever reached the anchored ship first was rewarded. When a new gig was built it was tested against others and this is how gig racing was […]

Plaster, paint and polish.

12 Feb

Every January we tackle a list of maintenance jobs ranging from structural repairs to decoration and of course, safety checks. This involves lists, lots of lists and helpful and willing tradesmen. We are just about finished for this year and are very pleased the way the top bedroom in Apartment One is looking. A new […]

Go Snow

02 Feb

It’s been an eventful week in Cornwall as a (slightly) unexpected dollop of snow hit the area on Thursday afternoon with a speed and heaviness which surprised everyone. You may have caught the news with tales of the drivers stuck on Bodmin Moor and many spending the night at Jamaica Inn. All true but what you […]

Come Fly with Me

22 Nov

Flights from Newquay Airport to Gatwick are switching to Heathrow from April 2019 and there will be 4 flights a day, seven days a week. Flybe also has a service to several parts of the UK including Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. An excellent opportunity to pop down to Cornwall for a short […]

Padstow Museum

08 Oct

Padstow Museum opened on Monday 8thOctober 2018 in its new home at Station House, Padstow PL28 8DA (in the Railway car park).The opening hours are from 10.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week and there is no charge as they rely on donations. The new site also means there is 100% disabled access. The Museum […]

Prideaux Place

04 Sep

Prideaux Place is a beautiful Grade 1 Elizabethan manor house overlooking Padstow. The house provides an engaging mix of different periods and places and includes a newly refurbished museum. Tours of the house are available from 1.30pm to 4pm and do not need to be booked. In addition to the appeal of the house itself […]

Poldark Locations

14 Jun

With the new series of Poldark underway you may recognize various places in Cornwall where the series was filmed. If you fancy seeing these scenic locations here are seven of the key places to visit: Charlestown Harbour (Near St Austell) Poldark Tin Mine (near Helston) Church Cove, Gunwalloe Porthgwarra (near the Minack) St Agnes Head […]

Wild Flowers

10 May

Despite some rather variable weather of late ranging from sun to mist to gales to rain and back to sun again, Cornwall in the late spring and early summer is a wonderful time to visit. Over the May Bank holiday an unusual but immovable sea mist blew onto the North Cornish coast and so our […]