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Summer is on its way

May 25, 2018 No Comments

We’ve been making the most of the fabulous weather to give our property photography a refresh. Our holiday home owners have been investing and upgrading their holiday homes and we are excited about sharing these changes with you.

Here are a few of our favourites…

One of our most striking properties Ridifarne at Helford Passage has always been a popular choice with guests, you can see why with views like this from the patio…

Strawberries and cream in the sun at The Foreshore anyone? Pure luxury…

If you’re looking for water access within walking distance to an award winning pub, look no further than Weir Point Stables which is just up the creek from The Pandora Inn; paddle, walk or swim to dinner (if you’re brave).

We often get asked for holiday cottages ‘on the beach’ and the Rose Cottages at Durgan are just a hop skip and a jump from the water!

The garden at Treviades Melyn looking lovely in the spring sun, the perfect spot for a group getaway.

 

Falmouth Week

February 6, 2016 No Comments

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Falmouth Week: it’s kind of a big deal round these parts. You could say it’s the jewel in Falmouth’s summer. Half sailing regatta, half a celebration of summer, the week sees both locals and visitors alike letting their hair down with an array of family friendly events during the day and a variety of opportunities to get your glad rags on and paint the town red in the evening. Attracting over 100,000 visitors (80,000 more than your average summer week), the event is a massive boost for Falmouth and a fine reason to book a Cornish holiday cottage in the centre of Fal Town. In fact, some of you have already begun booking!

 
While a lot of sailing regattas can feel quite cliquey to those not in the boating community, Falmouth week is as inclusive as they come. There’s a carnival that weaves its way through the town to the beat of samba drums, fireworks and a gravity defying appearance from the Red Arrows. The atmosphere is almost Mediterranean.

 

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The roots of Falmouth Week go all the way back to 1837 and it has now become the biggest sailing event in the South West. 450 yachts race over eight days on the picturesque waters of the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. Keel boats, dinghies and traditional craft all have their own classes, with the larger yachts engaged in the 25 mile champagne race – no prizes for guessing what the winners get.

 
With all those boats in the water, the River Fal blooms with the swaying colours of sails. There are loads of great vantage points for watching the races. From Flushing to Tremayne Quay, each race has its viewpoints. Keep your eyes on our blog nearer the time for our list of spectator spots. It’s also immensely important to scope out the best places to watch the Red Arrows deliver their dazzling display above the glittering Falmouth waters.

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The Moor and the Events Square become centre points for the daytime festivities. Local musicians play throughout the week and Falmouth Art Gallery setting up workshops and interactive exhibits. Climbing walls are set up and days are given over to scientific experimentation. Whatever your family’s interests, there’s something to get stuck into.

 
Last year’s week was one of the best yet – partly thanks to the Outlaw Food and Drink Festival, who brought a much needed foodie focus. There’s street food from some of Cornwall’s finest vendors, so make sure you grab some free samples.

 
As the sun sets each evening, the Events Square comes alive with jive dancing, Caribbean nights and performances from 80s and 90s pop bands. Each ticketed event comes with its own implied fancy dress theme, making the streets of Falmouth buzz with a bizarre mixture of 50s wear, grass skirts and 90s fashion.

 
It’s a great time to visit Cornwall and experience Falmouth at its best. The beaches, bike trails and quaint villages are all still there, only Falmouth Week adds some extra fizz to your holiday.

Durgan Regatta

August 22, 2014 No Comments

Durgan.Helford.Cornwall-8 Durgan.Helford.Cornwall-11The Hamlet of Durgan is getting ready for their regatta this Sunday. The bunting is out and it’s sure to be fun for all the family (and even your dog) if you’re in the area.

We have 4 cottages in Durgan, see them here.

Port Navas Regatta – 2014

July 28, 2014 No Comments

Port navas regatta - helford river - cornwall - 260714Growing up in the Helford River area I always attended Port Navas Regatta as a child, but I had not been for several years, as generally on a Saturday I am very busy; such is the life for someone who works in the holiday trade. This year I was determined to get back there and I was delighted to find that nothing had really changed.

This wonderful regatta is about family and neighbours, it is about appreciating the beautiful setting of Port Navas creek and about having fun in the most charming way. Bunting and vintage flags adorn the houses and boats on the creek. Children and adults line the banks of the quay, crabbing and cheering the participants of the Father & Son rowing race on. Dogs mingle about hoping for the odd crust to drop. The heat is challenging but there’s plenty of ice-cream and cool drinks to thirst your quench. Friends, old and new, sit chatting, enjoying a Cornish cream tea. Mrs Green of Calamansac looks slightly embarrassed about her impressive haul won on the Tombola stall. I have no such luck, but I leave with a big smile on my face, that not everything changes, particularly those things that were perfect then and now.

See Port Navas cottages

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The Tempest by Miracle Theatre

July 19, 2014 No Comments

photo 1 We went along to see Miracle Theatre’s latest touring production of The Tempest. We caught up with it in Falmouth in Gyllyngdune Gardens (near Princess Pavillions). It was brilliant, as two people who don’t know much about Shakespeare plays we found it really enjoyable. A ‘shaken and stirred’ version of the play, it always amazes me when such a small set and so few actors can keep you entertained for hours.

The production is touring the south west this summer and there’s plenty of opportunities to catch up with it. I am already planning on taking my family at the end of August.

For more information visit the Miracle Theatre website.

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Summer reading

June 18, 2014 No Comments

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Most of our cottages have a selection of books for you to sink your teeth into while down on your holiday!

 

What’s your favourite book at the moment?