Category Archives: Dartmoor

What’s On Guide – Bude & Launceston – February half-term 2020

What an amazing array of activities this February half-term.  All the National Trust properties are offering fun-filled events, and there’s plenty of other highlights too – from battle reenactments, to blowing glass, to bird bingo!  Something for everyone.  Let us know if we’ve missed something. ​Live Lambing this February Half Term The Big SheepThe Big Sheep […]

10 Favourite Plants of Cornwall and Devon

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.​ Cornish […]

Devonshire dialect poem: ‘Piskies’ by T.P. Cameron Wilson

Two of the factors that make the West Country such a wonderful place to visit are the local dialect and the mysterious folklore.  This week, we’re sharing an old poem from a Victorian poet from Devon that combines the two.  “There’s piskies up to Dartymoor, an’ tidden gude yew zay there bain’t”! T.P. Cameron Wilson  […]

8 Amazing Autumn Edibles from Cornwall

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 […]

What’s On Guide: North Cornwall & Devon, Summer 2017

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? […]

6 Great Films Shot in Cornwall and Devon

To celebrate the forthcoming Oscars, we have collected 6 great films that have made the most of the Westcountry, listed roughly in order of critical reception.  There are hundreds of other films that feature the area in a few scenes, but here are those that go that bit further.  Have we missed your favourite?  Let […]

Things to do in North Cornwall and Devon in Late Winter

We all know that Christmas is a great time to be in Cornwall, but what if you have taken advantage of the bargain breaks available in January and February?  Don’t worry – even with the festive season over, there are plenty of great activities you can get up to.  Here are a few ideas – […]

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, […]