Can you believe it? - We're halfway through Series 4 already. Despite the narrative that includes Poldark's work in London, we're delighted to see homage paid to the glorious landscapes of Cornwall once again. In this blog post, we've cherry-picked our 5 favourite locations of the series so far. Have we missed your favourite spot? Let us know in the comments below!
The announcement of the year's Blue Flag winners is always highly anticipated, and this year the South-West has done it again, scooping more Blue Flags than any other region of the UK. To read the full list of winners in Cornwall and Devon, read more.
If these Beasts from the East will finally allow us a springtime, it might just about be time to celebrate Easter! As usual, local attractions (such as National Trust properties) are all holding some sort of Easter egg hunt or themed events, but here are a few ideas that you might otherwise have missed. Did we miss a great event? Let us know in the comments below!
Over a couple of centuries, Bude has turned from a barren 'furzey down' to a thriving, award-winning coastal resort. Many of you will already be familiar with its charms, but how many of these 12 fascinating Bude facts did you already know? If you know any others, let us know in the comments below!
Locally, it's not hard to find somewhere that can serve you a tasty cream tea or a cup of decent coffee - but are there places where you can enjoy a view of Cornwall at the same time? You bet! In this blog post, we've collected 5 great cafés where you are also treated to a stunning Cornish vista. I'm sure there are more - if we've missed one, let us know in the comments below!
In a county as picturesque as Cornwall, it's not easy to pick out the best photo opportunities... but we like a challenge! Of course, many of our chosen spots make for a great walk to blow off those cobwebs or shed those Christmas calories, but this list is really for the photographers amongst you. So charge your batteries, find that memory card, and explore our 8 fantastic photo opportunities in North Cornwall:
Autumn is a great time to explore Cornwall with your family, so here are 6 great reasons why you might want to consider spending your October half-term holiday with us at Tamar Valley Cottages.
Recently, two national newspapers have chosen their favourite beaches in the country and happily, they are on the North Cornish coast. However, they’re about as different as they could be. Here are our thoughts on their choices, and how to choose the right beach for you.
As we now enter summer, more and more of us will be donning our bathers and heading into the bracing bite of the Atlantic. Thankfully, accidents are relatively rare, but one particular hazard remains a constant threat and sadly has taken many lives - the rip current, often known as a riptide or undertow. In this blog post, we describe what a rip current is, how to spot it, and how to escape it.
May 2017 - Once again, the South-West has excelled itself in 2017's Blue Flag awards, with nearly 1 in 5 of the nation's cleanest beaches being located in the region. Cornwall and Devon alone account for 18 of the awards but it's not just about clean water - Blue Flags are only awarded to beaches with the highest standards of water quality, safety, and beach facilities. So which beaches have made it onto the newly announced 2017 list? Read more to find out!
Love is in the air! With its stunning coastline, moors and ancient forests, North Cornwall is a great place to woo your significant other. To celebrate Valentine's day, in this post we've collected 5 of our favourite romantic spots in the area for you to enjoy. (Don't worry - they also make great attractions for single visitors and full families!) Have we missed your favourite? Let us know on social media or add it to the comments below.
The hustle and bustle of the summer season is soon over. So what is it exactly that draws visitors to our wonderful region between September and November? Here are 5 great reasons for visiting Cornwall and Devon this autumn.
Updated 2018: Series 4 of Poldark is kicking off to much excitement. As usual, we will be adding to our comprehensive list of the main shooting locations so this post will now covers Series 1 - 4, so read more to discover Poldark's Cornwall.
Most of Cornwall’s beautiful beaches are dog-friendly to some extent over the winter months, but there are still plenty of great spots that allow dogs year round even in the peak of summer. We’ve rounded up our 5 favourite beaches in North Cornwall that always allow dogs. If we’ve missed your top recommendation, add it in the comment section below.
The season for holidays is nearly upon us! If you’ve managed to book somewhere like Tamar Valley Cottages that welcomes dogs, your four-legged friend will be looking forward to a break as much as you! We’ve compiled a handy mini-guide for taking your dog on holiday including some useful info on beach etiquette and walks on Dartmoor. Some of it may be stating the obvious, but it's good to have a list. If you have a tip we’ve missed, please leave it in the comments below.