Category Archives: Plants

Great Vegetarian and Vegan Places to Eat – North Cornwall

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, no doubt you will appreciate the gradual rise in establishments that offer suitable food in and around North Cornwall.  We’re not talking a tired vegetable bake or sloppy risotto, but creative and delicious meat-free options – read on! For this blog post, we’ve collected some of our favourite places […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Spring Gardens around North Cornwall and Devon

It’s nearly that wonderful season again!  Snowdrops are already cautiously poking their heads up, and even daffodils are beginning to ease open.  Springtime is a truly special time of year for the South-West.  We’ve collected a few fantastic spring garden experiences to celebrate the beautiful flora of Cornwall and Devon.  If we’ve missed one, let […]

5 Reasons to Visit Cornwall in the Autumn

The hustle and bustle of the summer season is soon over.  So what is it exactly that draws visitors to our wonderful region between September and November?  Here are 5 great reasons for visiting Cornwall and Devon this autumn. Nature OK – so every season here has its charm, but autumn can be one of […]