To many Cornish folk, fairings are as much a part of the local food heritage as pasties and clotted cream. In this blog post, we share our tried and tested recipe for these delicious Cornish biscuits.
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!
As the buzz of the festive period wears off, we have the chance to plan the year ahead. There is plenty to look forward to this year, so we've collected a few dates worth putting in your diary. If we're missed a great event, let us know in the comments below! Have a great year!
If you fancy feeling festive then North Cornwall and Devon have plenty to offer you! Carols and concerts, steam trains and shopping, magic and Morris dancing, and even a barbecue! What will you be getting up to? Let us know in the comments if we've missed a great event!
One of our favourite parts of the festive season is watching the local towns decorate their streets and get into the Christmas spirit. To kick off your yule, why not head to one of the events that celebrate the switching on of Christmas lights? Here are 10 such events in North Cornwall and Devon for 2017 in chronological order. If we've missed one, let us know in the comments below.
It's here again, and even earlier this year! October half-term in the North Cornwall / Devon offers a wonderfully diverse mix of entertainment. Alongside the usual Halloween activities, you will also find everything from classical concerts to supersonic cars, bobbing apples to swimming dogs! There's scary, silly, soggy and sozzled! If we've missed an event, let us know in the comments below.
It’s no coincidence that some of the nation’s top restaurants have emerged in Cornwall, and recently Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant in Port Isaac was named by the Michelin Guide as the best in the UK. With such amazing local produce on offer to chefs, it’s hardly surprising. At Tamar Valley Cottages we’re a big fan of ‘eating local’ and seasonal produce so here’s a round-up of our 8 favourite edibles for autumn.
The nights are getting longer and the kids are back at school with the summer holidays feeling like a distant memory. Don’t worry – this autumn, the region is cooking up a fantastic array of events to look forward to within reach of North Cornwall. With Halloween and Bonfire Night, there will be many seasonal treats in store, but here are 10 other events and festivals to put in your diary.
As a region known for its rural economy, you'd expect the South-West to offer some great farmers' markets. You wouldn't be wrong. In the North Cornwall and Devon area, we've pulled out eight that are worth a look for anyone seeking out great local produce and handmade gifts. If we've missed your favourite, let us know in the comments below. Markets in alphabetical order.
Local visitor attractions always put on their own events for the school holidays, but May half-term promises to be fantastic this year, with over a dozen events due to take place in the region. Two food festivals, two steam rallies, choir concerts, flowers and fayres - there'll be something for everyone! If we've missed something, let us know in the comments below.
If you're lucky enough to be in North Cornwall this May Bank holiday (and not at work!) then you have some great options within reach. Whether you want to let down your hair and dance through the streets, or quietly investigate ancient books, there is something for everyone in our 9 Great May Day events round-up. If we've missed an event, let us know on social media or in the comments below.
It wasn’t so long ago that the only place in the country (or even the world) where you could buy clotted cream was the West Country. These days of course, companies are shipping the beautiful stuff to supermarkets nationwide. However, if you’re ever in short supply, did you realise you can make it at home? In this blog post, we reveal 2 super easy ways of making clotted cream.
The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and as usual the area has come up trumps when it comes to springtime events. From circus antics to ancient antiques, concerts to craft days, and chocolate eggs galore, North Cornwall and Devon have something the whole family can enjoy. Have we missed your Easter event? Let us know on social media or the comments below.
Well, the festive season is nearly at an end. Stave off the January blues by having a look to see what 2017 has in store for us, in and around North Cornwall. Some brilliant events are lined up!
Gourmet handmade dog treats are a growing trend among dog-owners. Indeed, all dogs staying in our cottages are treated to a pack of goodies from the excellent Klassy Canine Bakery in Devon. However, did you know how easy it is to make your own? In this post, we share a wonderfully simple recipe for some Christmas dog treats. Great for spoiling your four-legged friend this festive season or for giving to fellow dog-lovers.