Recently we helped Pete and Ellie from theplastictide.com who are measuring the amount of plastic washed up on the beaches. Four or five of us collected nearly 10 kilograms in less than two hours, on Hemmick beach, despite this beach being the cleanest I’ve seen it for sixty years. Most of what we found was small shards of […]
Pentewan’s Ale and Cider festival goes from strength to strength. The village has hosted a Gala for many years. In 2013 the Ship Inn began idea of something with a real ale and cider theme. There will be lots of the usual bands and entertainment in addition to a big range of drinks for all […]
This year Scubafest Cornwall promises to be bigger and better. Keen surfers join in. Down at Pentewan Sands they are hosting a weekend of entertainment. As well as live bands, games, quiz, disco, karaoke, and fancy dress, there will be lots going on for divers ranging from the absolute beginner, to those touching on the tech. […]
Visitors to Cornwall are often surprised by the narrow high-sided roads – once bridleways for foot or horse traffic. This B&Q Lorry driver had a shock in Jan 2017. Anyone who knows Pentewan, which is accessed by a narrow bridge or steep winding hill will know how impossible this photograph is. He was stuck for […]
Hundreds of fish washed up on Pentewan beach last weekend. Mevagissey fisherman have always fished for mackerel and herring. As the fish swim in large shoals and they all got too near the shore together. A strong wind and rough seas will have blown them ashore. Choice pickings for the grill!
Whilst the rest of November England is shivering, whilst the parades in London are smothered in rain, and the north is under snow, Pentewan enjoys bright sunshine – you can sit in front of the Ship Inn – outside and sun yourself – hot sun and totally sheltered – amazing! And coming back after a […]
We have been letting out this cozy cottage for all the time we’ve owned it, though it was used as a holiday cottage before we bought it. It’s been constantly improved. Our policy is to plough visitors’ fees into the Cornish economy. Major changes have included the windows, doors, plasterwork, cupboards, kitchen and bathrooms. The chimney was completely […]
We’ve just had someone to stay who said “We just wanted to thank you for an extremely enjoyable stay in your cottage last week, but can you tell us what the mattress was, it was so wonderfully comfortable that we want to buy one exactly the same.” Well the answer is the double bed has a […]
Don’t miss the new Cornish Poldark 8-part series, starting BBC One 8 March. It’s filmed in Charlestown Harbour, the nextdoor harbour to Pentewan, as well as Poldark, Levant and Wheal Mines, Lands End, the Lizard, and Constantine Bay near Padstow. I saw some ship battles filmed out to sea last summer. It’s the late 1700s. Ross […]
Lovely spring lambs – nice field! Who’s that? It’s all so exciting!