Lamorran House Italianate gardens are a must for garden visitors seeking a truly palm filled, sub tropical garden with a style of its own – flamboyant, dramatic, occasionally OTT but never boring – a garden with real soul.
Explore West Cornwall
Explore West Cornwall with local tips and seasonal snaps in my blogs. Follow the changing seasons as we visit the secluded hidden coves and beaches.
Enjoy visiting the beautiful fishing villages and harbour towns and the wild pagan lanscape of the Penwith moors.
These balmy late summer days are just perfect to walk along the tranquil coastal footpaths and soak up the sun on the empty beaches
Bonython Gardens with its 18th century walled gardens, tranquil lakes and dramatic sweeps of parkland is almost a hidden gem amongst the Great Gardens of Cornwall.
We visited Trengwainton gardens this August and found a garden for all season, with a rich depth of planting evolving within the old estate walls.
There is certain mellowness about those dusky evenings, when the winter storms are spent and the summer sea laps languidly against ancient harbour walls. Here in west Cornwall we are spoilt with so many lovely sheltered harbours to visit for a seafood supper and we recently made our way around Mounts Bay to renew our […]
We took a look at some of the ages of art yesterday in our local churches, by visiting the 15th century Frescoes in Breage church and the Penzance and Newlyn school paintings in St Hilary. Each are well worth a detour if you are looking for a different interest on your holiday in Cornwall. We’ve […]
Spring brings the fabulous swathes of bluebells to the National Trust’s Godolphin estates ancient woodlands. And there is a fabulous walk to the summit of Godolphin Hill with West Penwiths streched panoramically below.
The stannery town of Penzance is more of solid, middle of the road, type of dowager, in comparison to the fashionable thirty something of St Ives. Yet explore and you will find a rewarding companion in the sleepy granite streets. Streets that still echo with memories a whisper of the Medieval town, the shades of the seafaring pirates and smugglers
When a fabulously bright and sunny day dawns in wintertime, the Cornish have a special name for it: – “A day lent from summer” and those balmy sun filled days are perfect for walking in Cornwall
The perfect arc of golden sands of Porthminster beach marks the true gateway to St Ives. A beautiufl beach just below the railway station and a short stroll from the bustling harbour and town.