About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall

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An autumn walk to Trenow Cove

Trenow CoveAs one of the first gales of autumn tossed the country with its half spent force, we stole a few minutes for an afternoon walk from Perranuthnoe along the bridle path towards Trenow Cove. The low Cornish banks are laced with bronzed brackens now but somehow this year it looks a celebration of the countryside after our long warm Autumn. Even the garlands of berries seem to look forward towards the winter as a final legacy of our gorgeous summer. Continue reading “An autumn walk to Trenow Cove” »

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Ednovean’s moods for all seasons

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Evening light on a dressing table

As I trawled through our photo albums today looking for inspiration, it occurred to me that Ednovean Farm did indeed have a mood for all seasons. Changing her outfit like a capricious woman according to her mood, with a character that floats from playfully Mediterranean in the summer to warm and cosily British in the winter. I thought I’d write a short blog today to share a few of my favorite images from the year.

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Our September Garden Diary for Ednovean Farm

Evening garden sunshineEach month I write a diary update about the Ednovean Farm garden that has given our bed and breakfast guests so much pleasure throughout the year. It only seems like yesterday (and where have you heard that before!) that I nervously wrote out first wordpress update about our garden. The month has flown by, soothed along its way with fabulous weather and a warm air flow from the Continent. Continue reading “Our September Garden Diary for Ednovean Farm” »

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Autumn breaks, fiery sunsets and village chat

St Michael's Mount at sunsetAs September draws on, the mind wanders towards autumn and perhaps the prospect on one last short break before the “C” word is mentioned The soft autumn sunshine is perfect here in Cornwall for exploring the coastal path with is secret coves and trawling the waters edge with only the sea birds for company. For the days ahead when Cornwall can still hint of summer and the frost seldom forms, we have a special offer of Autumn and Winter three day break reductions. Also this week I’ve shared my favorite sunset photos taken from Ednovean farm and a little bit of news from Perranuthnoe. Continue reading “Autumn breaks, fiery sunsets and village chat” »

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A secluded Cornish Cove

Walking from Ednovean Farm to a secluded cove

 

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Looking back toward Perranuthnoe beach from our cliff walk

With last days of summer still stretching before us we treated ourselves to an outing to a secluded Cornish cove. For the first time this year, with rucksacks packed, we walked out across Ednovean Farm’s easterly footpath towards Trebarvah before dropping down through the dusty lane between two farmsteads. We paused for a moment to admire Perranuthnoe’s own beach laying far below us now, to our right, with golden sands exposed by the retreating spring tides. Continue reading “A secluded Cornish Cove” »

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August in the Ednovean Farm Garden

old copper ednovean farmI can’t believe we’ve reached August already as the year has sped passed us and with August, time for another roundup about the Ednovean Gardens. With the imperceptible turn of the year the sleek black blackberries glow in the hedgerows and the corn deepens from green to gold in the fields, moving with an idle rustle in the breeze and the garden reaches its zenith.

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Great places to eat close to Ednovean Farm West Cornwall

Kitchen_A05Welcome to our little black book of great places to eat that are close to Ednovean Farm.

One of the first questions I’m asked by our Bed and Breakfast guests is “Can you recommend a good restaurant for tonight” and as I mentioned yesterday I can often write the “tale of seven restaurants” by the time I’ve secured a brilliant table for our new guests.

So here are a few suggestions for your notebook before your stay, starting with the ones within walking distance of Ednovean Farm on Perranuthnoe and then out and about in West Cornwall.

 

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Pink Room

The romantic pink bedroom for luxury bed and breakfast

  The romantic nostalgic Pink bedroom is a lovely bedroom for Bed and Breakfast guests yet at the heart of the former barn. Here the exposed stone walls are softened by a silk hand-embroidered wall hanging that complements the mahogany … Continue reading

Blue Room

luxury bed and breakfast with sea views

  The spacious, double en suite, Blue bedroom is a real favorite with our regular¬†guests room with its muted relaxed decor and pretty French walnut bed, under a canopy ceiling, lit by a sparkling chandelier. The ¬†private terrace has stunning … Continue reading