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.
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.
Wow - what an amazing summer we have lined up for 2017! There is usually a great range of events throughout July and August but this year looks to be particularly promising. Carnivals, music festivals, concerts, model trains, cider, ice-cream, and agricultural shows galore - there really is something for everyone. What tickles your fancy? If we've forgotten an event, let us know in the comments. Have a great summer!
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.
Here in the rural upper reaches of the Tamar Valley we are very proud of our distinctive wildlife. Last year we were pleased to be part of an initiative from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project through which we borrowed a bat detector. The results were more than a little surprising!
It's nearly that wonderful season again! Snowdrops are already cautiously poking their heads up, and even daffodils are beginning to ease open. Springtime is a truly special time of year for the South-West. We've collected a few fantastic spring garden experiences to celebrate the beautiful flora of Cornwall and Devon. If we've missed one, let us know on social media or in 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!
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.
Any garden lover knows that the South West is full of great gardens to explore, from manicured lawns to expansive parkland. However, one of the biggest highlights of the calendar is usually entirely natural – bluebells. Here we have compiled 8 fantastic spots for seeing bluebells – 4 free, and 4 that charge an entrance fee. As always, let us know in the comments if we have missed your favourite.
We feel hugely privileged to be located in the upper Tamar Valley as you can probably tell from our name. It’s hard to imagine that the gentle river at the bottom of our hill is the same that is spanned by the Brunel bridge at Plymouth. This remarkably unspoilt area is still completely new to many of our visitors so are our 5 top reasons for visiting the Tamar Valley.
Easter is a fantastic time to be around North Cornwall. Not only do you get the benefits of the stunning springtime scenery, but you can also make the most of the numerous Easter events due to take place. We can't possibly list them all, but here is a selection of our favourites. If we've missed one, let us know in the comments below!
Our guests love our gardens and grounds, but when they're looking for even more floral beauty, there are some great attractions in the area. All the gardens in the South-West that are open are showing off their finest springtime flowers this season, and there are some truly breath-taking spots. Of course, major gardens like Heligan and the Eden Project can all pull their weight when it comes to fantastic flora, but here are our Top 5 springtime garden experiences that you might otherwise miss. Have we left out your favourite? Leave it in the comments below.
If you're lucky enough to be spending spring half-term in North Cornwall, there are plenty of events to keep your entertained - (If you're still looking for a place to stay, two of our boutique cottages, Treneglos and Penhale, are still available). From sheep to snowdrops, trains to choppers, read more to see our round-up of our favourite events - if we've missed one, let us know in the comments below. We will keep this page updated as more local events are announced.