The Abbey with its walled garden, courtyard and 16th Century period features, allows you to discover true comfort and provides a relaxing, casual yet elegant atmosphere for you to enjoy the finest aspects in West Cornwall.
This award winning hotel, owned by 60's supermodel Jean Shrimpton for over 30 years and has been featured in Vogue, The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Guide and on Channel 4.
Our lovely Breakfast Chef Brian has been making wonderful cakes for years and they are proving a very popular accompaniment to a pot of tea in front of the roaring fire in our Drawing Room. As well as his infamous Apple & Cinnamon and Carrot cakes, Brian is also known for Cornish Cream Tea’s as well as his tempting Lemon Drizzle Cake.
I’ve tried them all but can’t quite decide on my favourite, perhaps I need to try another piece of Lemon Drizzle Cake to be sure!
We were delighted to be featured in the latest edition of Country & Townhouse magazine. It’s a fantastic publication and we’re thrilled to be included. I’ve posted a few shots of the magazine and some information about it below.
Country & Town House is the only monthly luxury
magazine to target the increasing number of affluent “double lifers”
who enjoy the very best of country and city living. Country & Town
House celebrates British living and luxury, covering the finest houses,
interiors and antiques, arts and events, food and travel, fashion and
style as well as relevant features and interviews.
Fun, fresh and informative, the magazine will bring
you the very best of both worlds every month. Contributors include Adam
Edwards, Alice B-B, Jo Craven, Daisy Finer, James Delingpole, Jessica
Fellowes, Juliet Kinsman, Marcus Scriven, Rachel Johnson, Stephen Bayley
and Thomasina Miers.
In order to celebrate our fantastic new promotion where is you book for 3 nights or more, you receive a complementary day trip to The Isles of Scilly, I thought I’d post up this video just in case people had forgotten jut how magical the Islands are.
May Day (or
‘Obby ‘Oss Day as it is known) is the biggest day in Padstow’s
calendar. It is not unusual to see 30,000 people crammed into this
little town on the day when Padstonians from all over the world return
to their roots. The origins of the Obby Oss are numerous. Some say the
celebration has its roots in pagan times, others that it’s a rain maker,
a fertility symbol, a deterrent to a possible landing by the French
some centuries ago or perhaps a welcome to the summer.
spend the night decorating the town’s streets with flags, flowers and
greenery complete with a maypole and the following morning two “osses”,
one red and one blue emerge from their stables. The “osses”, swirling
and dancing proceed through Padstow’s streets taunted by a Teazer, who
leads the dance with theatrical movements. The accompanying retinue are
dressed all in white with their costumes decorated with ribbons and
sprays of cowslips and bluebells. As the procession moves around the
town, dancers perform a traditional gyrating dance to the sound of
musicians and drummers. Last, but not least, are the followers, young
and old who join the procession every year singing of the traditional
How can you take part?
very busy and car parks and streets in the old town are closed to
traffic. Advice is to get there early. There is a field at the top of
the town near the Tesco supermarket where a park and ride service is
available. You can also park in the village of Rock across the estuary
and take the regular ferry across to Padstow.
Did you know?
‘Obby ‘Oss is the inspiration for the song “Padstow” by folk group
Steeleye Span. Cowslips, bluebells, sycamore twigs and forget-me-nots
are used to decorate the streets
Info: May Day takes place annually on 1st May (2nd May if the 1st falls on a Sunday).
Olivers supply a variety of exquisite marinated olives and other Mediterranean food products. Delicious large juicy olives freshly marinated using their own recipes, supplying a variety of olives from stuffed garlic or chilli to a mix of green and kalamata with citrus marinade. They also do dolmades, red pepper bells stuffed with feta cheese or pickled garlic.
We were fortunate to be mentioned in a recent article in The Times about a new film that was shot in West Cornwall called Summer in February. It is an English drama romance, adapted from Jonathan Smith’s novel of the same name.
The article is below and I have also included the trailer.
Dominic Cooper (The Devil’s Double) stars as AJ (Later Sir Alfred)
Munnings, with Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Florence Carter-Wood and
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Gilbert Evans, in SUMMER IN FEBRUARY,
based on Jonathan Smith’s novel about love and loss among a bohemian
colony of artists which flourished in the wild coastal region of
Cornwall before the First World War.
A snapshop of the diversity of Cornwall’s magnificent gardens in Spring,
from the world famous to the hidden gems, whether you’re a serious
horticulturalist, specialist gardener or enthusiastic amateur Cornwall’s
lush vegetation and colour give garden lovers a feast for the eyes.
For those who aren’t aware of it, the Minack Theatre is one of Cornwall’s finest attractions - an open-air theatre cut into the cliff itself, whose season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings. Their Sub-Tropical gardens have also become an established
favourite, especially for those with a taste for the exotic.
The succulent plants thrive on the open cliffside providing
an added dash of colour to the Minack all year round.
Coming up in May not only will there be plays and musicals, but performances by famous singers and songwriters such as Nerina Pallot, Midge Ure and KT Tunstall. For further details and information on booking tickets click here or call 01736 810 181