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14 Oct

We have always enjoyed welcoming visitors to The Strand but after many years of running self-catering accommodation I have decided to take a step back at the end of the season. Apt 1 will close at the end of October 2021 and Apt 2 will close in early 2022. The website will continue to be […]

Historic Lifeboat Trips

24 Aug

You can have a voyage on the retired  historic Lifeboat “Anne Allen’ which was in service with the RNLI from 1932 – 1953 launching 120 times and saving 43 lives. Look on Facebook for details about the daily trips offered and on the link below for more about the Lifeboat: https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/2236/anne-allen  

Dog free beaches

06 Jul

A useful summary from The Packet of where you are not allowed to take dogs during the summer months in Cornwall: Yesterday saw an additional 31 beaches in Cornwall added to the list where dogs can no longer be taken during the main hours of the day. They are on top of the 12 Blue […]

Blue Flag Beaches

17 May

The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised guarantee of bathing water although that is only part of the criteria and it is worth stressing that a Blue Flag beach is not necessarily any better than other beaches. In fact, quite the opposite is true of many of Britain’s smaller, picturesque coves. The Blue Flag award […]

Lanhydrock House

10 May

Situated a couple of miles from Bodmin, Lanhydrock House is a magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate. The house remains closed but the grounds and garden are open along with the Park Cafe, Stables Tea-room, Cycle Hire and the Plant shop. The camellias are past their best but there is a […]

QR Codes

07 Apr

Last year the Government introduced an NHS QR code to be displayed in hospitality and other venues. This is part of the Test and Trace requirement and we have just been notified of an update on this for 2021. As an accommodation provider we are asked to gather names and contact details of all guests […]

Winter walking

10 Feb

Two recent walks along part of the Camel Trail make you realise how lucky we are to have such a well maintained, scenic and traffic free route at our disposal. It can get busy in summer but there are several options for starting further inland where it does tend to quieten off. Although not available at […]

‘Obby ‘Oss Celebrations

01 Feb

Cancelled for 2021 Ceremony and Celebration-Two ‘Osses – One tradition. Throughout the world communities carry out celebrations that are special to people in those places. They have often taken place for so long that the origins have become obscured. This is true of the Padstow May day celebrations which are not entirely unique, but have […]

Cornwall on TV

24 Jan

If you are missing Cornwall or fancy a bit of distraction you might enjoy these programmes: Cornwall: This Fishing Life began a new series on Monday 18th January at 9pm on BBC 2.  Devon and Cornwall, the Channel 4 series, returned on 16th January at 8pm on Channel 4. Also available on catch up: Rick Stein’s Cornwall on […]

Filming in Padstow

11 Nov

Last week we were notified that a company would be filming scenes from a production called ‘Bewitched’, which is a German language adaptation of a Rosamunde Pilcher book,  in Padstow this week. They have made many films in Cornwall over the last 15 years and German visitors regularly travel to Cornwall to visit the locations […]