Category Archives: Christmas

A Christmas Break in the Upper Tamar Valley

Imagine spending this Christmas in a place where tranquility and rustic charm blend seamlessly with festive cheer. Tamar Valley Cottages in the Upper Tamar Valley offer just that—a unique self-catering holiday experience that promises both relaxation and merriment.​Set in the picturesque grounds of North Tamerton House, a former Victorian rectory, Tamar Valley Cottages are a […]

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 – December 2017, North Cornwall & Devon

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! Padstow Christmas Festival, CornwallThurs 7 Dec – […]

5 Christmas Craft workshops in North Cornwall

Ohh, it’s that time of year again!  What on earth are you going to get for so-and-so?  Do you join the throngs of shoppers on the high street, or do you shop online and hope the right gift arrives on time?  We have another idea.  How about you make something?  For those of us who […]

Christmas Light Switch On Events, North Cornwall & Devon 2017

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 […]

12 Cornish Christmas Customs

Cornwall is proud of its unique culture, and its historic ways of celebrating Christmas are no exception.  In this post, we feature 12 fun, interesting, or downright bizarre Cornish customs.  Do you know of another?  Let us know in the comments below.  We wish you all a Nadelik Lowen! 1) St. Stephen’s RevengeOn Feasten Monday […]

Christmas Carols in and around North Cornwall 2015

Wow!  Less than 2 weeks to Christmas Day.  If you’re not quite feeling in the Yuletide mood, what better way remedy than having a good old festive sing-song!  Of course, most churches in the area hold their own carol services, including the popular 9 Lessons and Carols;  however, we’ve rounded up a few other concerts […]

Delicious Festive Dog Treat Recipe

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 Carols in and around North Cornwall 2016

If you’re struggling to get into the Christmas spirit, what better than a hearty festive sing-song?  Of course, most churches are holding their own services in December so check out what your local church is offering.  We’ve pulled together a few extra options for those in search of carols.  If you have one we haven’t […]

What’s On Guide, North Cornwall & Devon – December 2016

Christmas events seem to happen earlier and earlier each year, so you’ve probably noticed a few events taking place already.  Don’t worry though – there are still plenty of events lined up for those of us who like to keep Christmas in December!  Most attractions are having their own celebration in one form or another, […]