Category Archives: Beaches

6 Tips for your Post-Lockdown Holiday in Cornwall

It’s finally approaching – 4th of July!  We really can’t wait to welcome guests back to Tamar Valley Cottages.  Needless to say, you will notice a few changes.  In this post, we offer 6 tips for making the most of your first holiday post-lockdown. 1)  Look after your health and safety First and foremost, no […]

What’s On Guide – North Cornwall – Christmas & New Year 2019 – 2020

It’s Christmas!  As you can imagine, most tourist attractions (including National Trust properties) have events and celebrations lined up, but here are some extra events in and around North Cornwall for you to consider, in date order.  Have a wonderful time! Mulled Wine & Mince Pie TrainFriday 20th December, 20196:30pm to 8:30pmBodmin & Wenford RailwayPL31 […]

What’s On Guide – North Cornwall & Devon – May Half Term 2019

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 […]

2019 Blue Flag Beaches in Cornwall and Devon: The Full List

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, […]

A Brief Guide to Bude, North Cornwall

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 […]

5 Reasons to Avoid Cornwall

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.   Too many beaches We know what it’s like in some places in the UK and even […]

Poldark Series 4 – our favourite filming locations (so far!)

Poldark Series 4 – our favourite filming locations (so far!) 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 […]

What’s On Guide – Easter 2018 in North Cornwall

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 […]

12 Fascinating Facts about Bude, Cornwall

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! 1)  […]

Top 5 Cafés with a View in North Cornwall

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 […]