Hocus pocus and historic houses, bees and bric-a-brack - this October half-term has a variety of events lined up in North Cornwall to keep the whole family amused. Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments below!
With the Summer School holidays already on us, we thought we would gather a few highlights from the countless events in the area. Most visitor attractions are holding their own events, and local libraries are also running different activities for children, but here are a few extra activities that could be worth a look!
Have you stayed with us before, with your four-legged friend? If so, we hope you'll be in a position to enter our new competition! Read more to find out how.
Visitors to our cottages are often familiar with the newest pup in the Tamar Valley Cottages family. Charlotte is a happy little character who is full of life and love. But we soon realised, there was something not quite right...
With the May School holidays fast approaching, we thought we would gather as many of the events in and around North Cornwall and Devon to help you plan your activities for the school holidays. This year, there's everything from funfairs to traction engines, dog shows to open gardens. Have we missed out an event? Let us know in the comments below - and have a great holiday!
Once again, the South West has excelled in this year's Blue Flag awards with 32 beaches in the entire region scooping the accolade, out of just 71 nationwide. Cornwall & Devon have been awarded 21 Blue Flags between them, and Devon has had a stellar year with 14 award-winning beaches. To see the full list, read more.
Cornwall is proud of its history and unique customs. In this blog post, we investigate just a few customs that take place around Easter time. Dollies, dogs and cockles!
It's a joy for we dog-owners to find more and more eateries opening their doors to our four-legged friends. Bude is developing a reputation for great places to eat, so for this blog post we've collected 5 of our favourite spots - including pubs, a cafe and a restaurant - that will welcome all members of your family! If we've missed your favourite, let us know in the comments below!
We are delighted to announce a new furry member of the Tamar Valley Cottages family - meet Miss Charlotte Wright, an adorable bundle of puppy energy. She will be keeping you informed of her life here in North Cornwall - so read on!
Since the Victorian era, Bude has been a popular destination for visitors from across the country. These days, Bude offers an almost bewildering array of attractions to suit everyone. We all have our favourites, and it would be impossible to list every option (although VisitBude does an excellent job on its website), but here are a few highlights that you can’t miss! (If we've missed something worth mentioning, let us know in the comments below!)
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!
If you're lucky enough to be staying with in North Cornwall for Bonfire Night, you'll have a good choice of bonfires or firework displays to choose from. It’s one of our favourite nights of the year and there’s nowhere better to enjoy Bonfire Night than right here in Cornwall. If you’ve brought your dogs with you, don’t worry – while occasionally a few fireworks are let off in private gardens in the parish, Tamar Valley Cottages tends to be a very quiet and peaceful way to escape the celebrations!
It's October half-term already! If you're lucky enough to be spending the week in the North Cornwall area, there is a great selection of local events to keep you and your family amused. Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments below. Have a great holiday!
We know our county is a popular destination for holidaymakers, and everyone that stays with us seems to have a wonderful time exploring - yet we really feel we should bring to your attention 5 reasons for avoiding Cornwall.