Category Archives: Devon

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 […]

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 […]

Seven Spectacular Fireworks Events in North Cornwall & Devon – 2019

If you’re in North Cornwall at the end of October, there are some wonderful bonfire and firework events – including silent events for four-legged friends and those of a nervous disposition.  Have we missed any great events?  Let us know in the comments below!​ Launceston Coronation Park- Fireworks DisplayFriday November 17:00pm Coronation Park, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 […]

What’s On Guide – Summer 2019 – North Cornwall / Devon

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! Horse […]

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, […]

Luxury Handmade Soap for Sale – Discount prices!

Recently we sampled some soaps from the Clovelly Soap Company and wow – we were blown away!  Beautiful fragrances and rich moisturising lather, we knew we had found a new supplier for our cottages.  We were so impressed, we bought in stock to offer our guests and their friends at massively discounted prices.  Interested?  Read […]

The Gentle Geography of the River Tamar

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!    […]

The Heritage and History of the Tamar Valley

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. We’re offered a tantalising glimpse into the area’s ancient history on sites such as Kit Hill […]

What’s On Guide – North Cornwall, Summer Holidays 2018

Summer has most definitely arrived!  As usual, local attractions will all be putting on special events throughout the school holidays to keep you and your family amused.  However, we’ve collected a few events in the North Cornwall / Devon areathat might otherwise escape your attention.  Have we missed anything?  Let us know in the comments […]

2018 Blue Flag Beaches in Cornwall and Devon: The Full List

The announcement of the year’s Blue Flag winners is always highly anticipated, and this year the South-West has done it again, scooping more Blue Flags than any other region of the UK.  To read the full list of winners in Cornwall and Devon, read more. Firstly, please note that although the criteria to be a […]