Category Archives: Gardens

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 – 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 […]

Woof! The first blog post from Miss Charlotte!

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! HELLO!  My name is Miss Charlotte Wright.  I was born on 5th […]

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 […]

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 & Devon – May half-term 2018

What a treat!  This May half-term, we’ve found at least 18 brilliant events to keep us all amused.  There’s everything here from music, steam engines, dog shows, poetry, and food festivals.  It’s going to be tricky to decide what to do!  If we’ve missed an event in the area, let us know in the comments […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s On in North Cornwall & Devon, February half-term 2018

Half-term is upon us already!  It’s a great time to be in North Cornwall, with the first flowers beginning to emerge.  As always, local attractions are laying on a range of great activities to keep you and your family entertained throughout the week.  Here is our selection of 14 fantastic events and activities – princesses […]