Category : Cornwall

2 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Clean beaches

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 […]

4 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on New “Poldark” BBC TV Series Based In Cornwall

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 […]

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Spring at Heligan

Lovely spring lambs – nice field!  Who’s that?  It’s all so exciting!      

4 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on We have wifi

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Australian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago. Not to be outdone by the Aussies, in the weeks that followed an American archaeologist […]

4 years, 9 months ago Comments Off on Spring events in Cornwall

Spring is a magical time of year to visit Cornwall.  Primroses in the hedgerows; camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons in the country house gardens. The air is fresh and the sky is blue. Hear the skylark on the coastal footpath walks.   Take in the sea views in this area of outstanding natural beauty. The pubs are […]

5 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on Reductions

There’s only a few weeks left – and we’ve reduced the prices! June, end of August and end of September – it’s still nice! Look on the Prices page Just grab a quick break in Cornwall and come back refreshed.   Ring us on 01937 580217 Easy

6 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Bank Holiday Fun at Heligan

Practically everyone knows about the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. They are only about a mile from our holiday cottage. The next May Bank Holiday weekend looks to be crazy fun place – be there! Some say the gardens at Heligan are more fun than the Eden Project – both were started by Tim […]

7 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Catch the mackerel

Today our visitors went out on kayaks.  They went out West towards Mevagissey, taking care not to be caught by the wind and making sure they had the strength to come back!  Arms were tired tonight.  It was good there was an incoming tide to help them hug the coastline.  They put the rods out and caught two mackerel – […]

7 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Pentewan beach is recommended

The Guardian recommends Pentewan beach in its survey of British beaches. The Marine Conservation Society has mapped, ranked and listed beaches in Britain. The Society campaigns to stop sewage pollution getting onto our beaches. Their site lists every UK bathing beach, but the Guardian only recommend beaches with the best water quality. Click on the […]

7 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on We have WiFi

Just arrived. Fantastic. Superfast Cornwall working with BT have installed a good internet connection to our cottage in Pentewan – the miracles of modern science.  Pentewan is now connected at 4.86mbps download, rather slower, at o.36 mbps upload.  Quite enough to do most things on from here.  Better than most mobiles, and the old copper-wired […]