Cornish Easter Traditions

    By Louise Conway / 20 January 2021 / Family Fun / Cornish Food & Drink / Cornish News /
    Cornish Easter Traditions

    So, I suppose the first thing to do is to wish you a very “Pask Lowen”, which is Cornish for Happy Easter. Hopefully you will get lots of “Oys Pask”, yes, you guessed it, Easter Eggs!

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    Dog Friendly Beaches - these beaches are dog friendly all year

    By Louise Conway / 30 December 2020 / Family Fun / Active & Outdoors / Places to Visit /
    Dog Friendly Beaches - these beaches are dog friendly all year

    Many Cornish Beaches have seasonal restrictions banning dogs, usually from Easter Day or March until 1st October, with signs like the one below at the entrance to the beach. Some ban during the day but allow dogs in the early morning (before 7 or 8 depending) and late evening (usually after 7) - the sign will specify. And most beaches are dog friendly out of season.

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    Top 5 December Activities

    By Louise Conway / 06 November 2020 / Family Fun / Cornish Food & Drink / Around the farm / Active & Outdoors / Places to Visit /
    Top 5 December Activities

    Winter in Cornwall is pretty good. It’s a quieter time to year to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer: sun, sea, sand, scallops and Santa! Here are some of our recommendations, in no particular order…

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    The Eden Project - A Winter Visit

    By Louise Conway / 03 November 2020 / Family Fun / Cornish Food & Drink / Active & Outdoors / Places to Visit /
    The Eden Project - A Winter Visit

    Then it was time to dash back for the 4pm re-opening of the rainforest biome for the “show”… Eden’s website describes this new event as a “Walk Through the Enchanted Rainforest: A Theatre of Christmas Memories: a unique combination of live performance, installations, soundscapes and beautiful lighting brought to you by our talented friends at WildWorks theatre company”. Going in at twilight to explore as it gradually gets darker is truly magical (the darker the better) and a unique experience, to be highly recommended.

    This visit was in 2014.

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    Allantide, the Cornish Halloween and it's Traditions

    By Louise Conway / 30 October 2020 / Family Fun / Cornish Food & Drink /
    Allantide, the Cornish Halloween and it's Traditions

    In Cornish, Allantide is “Kalan Gwav”, meaning first day of winter, centres around juicy red apples. People gave big, shiny (highly polished) red apples to friends and family to bring good luck. Local Allan apple markets were commonly held before the big day.

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    Autumn 2020 Short Break Prices

    By Louise Conway / 12 October 2020 /
    Autumn 2020 Short Break Prices

    Find out prices for a short (or long) break in stunning and remote Cornwall to end 2020 on a high.

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    Our New Superfast Wi-Fi Guest Network

    By Louise Conway / 10 October 2020 / Around the farm /
    Our New Superfast Wi-Fi Guest Network

    Find out more about all things techie with the low down on our super fast Wi-Fi network, bringing fantastic signal to all the cottages.

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    Our Shearer, Matt Smith’s, Attempt at Sheep Shearing World Record

    By Louise Conway / 27 July 2020 /
    Our Shearer, Matt Smith’s, Attempt at Sheep Shearing World Record

    On 27th July 2016, Matt Smith, aged 30, made a world record bid. Born in New Zealand from a long line of sheep shearers (his brothers are also champion shearers), he now is based just up the road from Coombe Farm. This epic effort, was the first attempt of it’s type in the Northern Hemisphere.

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    Cornish Castles – Four Fine Fortresses

    By Louise Conway / 27 June 2020 /
    Cornish Castles – Four Fine Fortresses

    The castle is a magical day out. Everyone has heard of Tintagel Castle, and it’s mythical links to King Arthur. It’s cliff top location is dramatic, and spans from the mainland out to the Island, and includes Merlin’s Cave down at the foot of the cliffs. This unique castle brings the past to life, and also combines striking views, captivating ruins and a yummy seaside café.

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    The Revised (Pandemic Friendly) Cottage Inventory List!

    By Louise Conway / 22 June 2020 /
    The Revised (Pandemic Friendly) Cottage Inventory List!

    So, after careful (and sad) review of the inventory in light of recent events, this is what the cottages now contain. We have put this list together to help guests with what they do and don’t need to pack. Do get in touch if you have any questions.

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