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Pengenna Manor: A most marvellous affair

It seems to me that what one needs when organising an event – other than a robust ‘to-do’ list – is a cracking venue to hold such event. However it is really people that make a venue work for my money and such a person is a...

Proud to be a Lazy Cow....Cowshed Spa at St Moritz Hotel

Following an afternoon of delicious lunching and lounging around at the Seaside Brasserie at the St. Moritz Hotel I decided to relax and renew with a light dip in the pool and some time in the jacuzzi and steam room. Following a very...

GCG meets Alex Polizzi: The Hotel Inspector at the Meudon Hotel

When GCG was invited to The Meudon Hotel to review for Channel 5’s ‘The Hotel Inspector’ with the gorgeous Alex Polizzi – we were not just tempted, but overly excited. It was a chance to meet the owners, find out about the...

Garden State: Tregothnan Garden Tours

Tregothnan meaning “House at the head of the valley ” in Cornish is a rare local treasure combining a working estate utilising traditional skills and craftsmanship with beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an abundance of rare...

The Wild West of Cornwall

Feeling like the edge of world’s end the Wild West of Cornwall is host to some of the most dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches, and wonderful walks & drives. Home of many a creative artist, designer, film-maker and writer the magic of...

Eden Sessions 2012

As well as the fantastic Boardmasters, which does its bit to attract Radio 1 to Newquay, and Leopalooza, the best house party in a field, a year-on-year Cornish musical staple is the internationally renowned Eden Sessions, where tents...

Port Eliot Festival 2012: Competition

One of the best festivals to go to this summer is Port Eliot Festival. An evocative mix of music, poetry, film, dancing, fashion, food, and literacy set in the gorgeous grounds of Port Eliot House in St...

Gothic, romantic and wild: the Cornish North Coast exudes windswept charm.

But with a new myth or legend around every headland it’s no cliff top cliché. Expect sugared-sand beaches, cultural curiosities and elemental walks in this Top Ten of places to visit between the picturesque towns of Port Isaac and...

Fentafriddle: A view from a Bride-To-Be...

One day trawling the internet looking for hen-spiration I came across an incredible property in Trebarwith Strand, North Cornwall. I decided from the outset that I wasn't going to have one of "those" hen do's; you know the ones:...

Pentewan: Beaches, Adventurers, Foodies

Cornwall is a county brimming with many hidden treasures, secret coves and little hidey-holes... and Pentewan is most definitely one of them. Snuggled in the curve of Mevagissey Bay on the Cornish Riviera, Pentewan possesses all the...

A Pit-Stop Tour of Polzeath

Surf’s up, sandy beaches beckon and views come with a side order of gastronomic delights. Polzeath and its surrounds aren’t just for beach babes and surfer dudes; there are gems here for families, foodies and folk who simply want to...

Olympic Torch Lighting up Cornwall

Close your eyes and let the iconic ivory tinkling of Vangelis Chariots of Fire guide you across sandy expanses in slow motion. Seven years in the making, the Greatest Show on Earth is almost upon us, and as part of the official build up...

Portloe – Pilchards, Port and Coastal Paths

Untouched, undeveloped and bursting with clandestine antiquity and charm. Once famous for its pilchards Portloe, just by Veryan Bay, is now a destination for those looking for beguiling beauty and proper Cornish fodder. Park in the...

Boating on the Helford River

Our day started at 10am at Sailaway in St Anthony, where we were given life jackets, basic instructions and a nautical map of the...

Labyrinth: NoFit State at the Eden Project

Happy 10th Birthday Eden! To celebrate reaching double digits The Eden Project have invited NoFit State Circus to St Austell; a show that will take you on a magical and intoxicating tour of Eden’s mysterious biomes.
The three...

Leopallooza – Halcyon Nights

Ahhhh the sweet stench of chemical toilets at 8am in the morning, the trek across the campsite for clean water, the wonderfully incessant pounding of repetitive beats wherever you turn, the random convos at 3am with burnt out hippies...

A great Cornish institution: Skinner’s Brewery

It’s a man’s world: the smells, the beards, the brewing kit, the devout following. We’re talking ale, but not just any old ale, this is the finest Cask Ale in Cornwall, Mecca for CAMRA members and ... me: Skinner’s...

A Day in ... St Agnes.

St Agnes is a place with impact beyond its environs: everyone has their own opinion of it, be they Aggie residents or not. It’s cliquey; men with beards; a bit too cool for school; full of doctors; you have to be a pro to surf there...

A Day In ... St Ives

Consistently voted Britain’s best coastal town, St Ives has it all – miles of gorgeous beaches, great shops, finger-lickingly good places to eat and awesome cultural...

At home with Barbara Hepworth, St Ives

Walking into Barbara Hepworth’s former home and garden is little spooky: tools are poised for action, cats wander through with familiarity and smocks of shadowy hues hang waiting to be worn again. The monumental statues in the garden...