In our last blog post, we looked into the fascinating geography of our river valley. This week, we’re dipping our toes into the area’s rich cultural heritage. From raspberries to Romans, read on to learn about the Tamar’s history.
There’s no doubt about it – here at Tamar Valley Cottages we’re privileged to be positioned in one of England’s finest areas of unspoilt countryside. Word seems to be getting out that the Tamar is a wonderful place to visit – but how much did you know about the valley’s fascinating geography? Read on!
What a treat! This May half-term, we've found at least 18 brilliant events to keep us all amused. There's everything here from music, steam engines, dog shows, poetry, and food festivals. It's going to be tricky to decide what to do! If we've missed an event in the area, let us know in the comments below. Have fun!
Parts of Cornwall and Devon are known for their sub-tropical climate, and the West Country as a whole is home to some wonderful flowers and plants. For this blog post, we’ve tried to pick 10 of our favourites, including some slightly controversial inclusions. Did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments below.
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!
Half-term is upon us already! It's a great time to be in North Cornwall, with the first flowers beginning to emerge. As always, local attractions are laying on a range of great activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the week. Here is our selection of 14 fantastic events and activities - princesses and pancakes, rag-rugs, wrestling, bears and bric-a-brac - there's something for everyone!
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.
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.
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.
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.