Poldark 2015 filmed near our 5 star gold luxury cottage Cornwall Holiday Cottages

Poldark 2015 Cornwall

Are you ready for what has been described by some as a “racy” new adaptation of the swashbuckling 18th century Cornish drama, Poldark?

Set in the same period as The Cottage, Trelash was built, this new adaptation of the fictional stories by Winston Graham will capture the hearts and minds of all those who love Cornwall, and hopefully convert a few others as this new BBC period drama is sure to be shown all over the world.

The story of this Cornish drama begins when Ross Poldark, a British Army officer, returns home to his beloved Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War when he discovers life has changed dramatically while he has been away, resulting in a series with hardship, intrigue and romance in equal measure.

Ross is heartbroken to learn that his fiancée, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is about to marry his cousin, Francis Poldark. Having not heard from him for so long, Elizabeth believed that Ross had been killed in the war. Ross is then distraught to hear of his father’s death and the loss of the family wealth. In an attempt to restore his fortunes Ross reopens one of the family’s tin mines. After several years he marries Demelza Carne, his maid, and is gradually reconciled to the loss of Elizabeth’s love. By then, Elizabeth has become a widow and marries George Warleggan, Ross’s arch-enemy……..

How can you possibly miss his heart wrenching drama?

It would appear from the trailers and news reviews that viewers are in for a real treat. With a chest baring Aidan Turner portraying the handsome, heart-torn Ross Poldark and fabulous scenic views of Cornwall in awe inspiring magnificence with rich rolling heaths, crashing waves and dramatic cliff scenes we will be glued to our TV screens for the 8-weekly episodes starting this Sunday, March 8th at 9.00pm on the BBC

Filming took place during the summer of 2014 in a number of locations across South West England, but primarily in Cornwall. Locations closest to our luxury self catering holiday cottages in Trelash, The Cottage and 5 star Meadowview Cottage, include our wonderful Bodmin Moor and Charlestown Harbour.

Bodmin Moor

Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages Roughtor, second highest point in Cornwall 10 mins from our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages, luxury cottages Cornwall

Roughtor, second highest point in Cornwall 10 mins from our luxury Cornwall holiday cottages

A large part of the filming took place on Bodmin moor. In particular in the little village of St Breward, nestled in the rugged moor and boasts the highest church in Cornwall at 700ft!, Here a cottage is used for exterior shots of Nampara, Poldark’s home and other miner’s cottages in and around the village were also used in the filming. Look out for scenes of a duel shot on the Moor at sunrise and fabulous shots of the cast on horseback. Whilst staying at The Cottage or 5 star Meadowview Cottage, you can easily reach St Breward within 30-40 minutes. Step back in time as you seek out the various filming locations, visit the church or walk the surround moors. Then treat yourself to a well earned pub lunch or dinner at the fabulous old ‘The Old Inn.”

Another location, a little further afield, is the stunning seaport of Charlestown Harbour, near St Austell. Famous for its collection of resident tall-ships and traditional Cornish architecture, Charlestown, a Grade II listed harbour, has regularly been the backdrop for filming over the years, including Dr Who, The Three Musketeers, Alice in Wonderland and The Eagle Has Landed.   Charlestown is still a working port and is a fascinating place to visit. Whilst here treat yourself to lunch at the Rashleigh Arms, a traditional pub with a popular restaurant.

Happy viewing!

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A few minutes drive from our Luxury dog friendly and holiday friendly Holiday Cottages in Cornwall will take you to our local fishing harbours to watch the catch of the day being brought in like Port Isaac Cornwall

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw Moves to Port Isaac

Two Michelin star fining dining Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, which has been located for the past 5 years at The St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, North Cornwall is on the move.

This fine dining restaurant is relocating to the fishing village of Port Isaac on the North Cornwall coast, also well known for its association with the Doc Martin TV show. The restaurant will be opening in Spring 2015 This move is great news for guests staying at Meadowview Cottage, our luxury holiday home in Trelash, as this fabulous restaurant in now only a 30 minute drive away.

The restaurant will now be situated in a spacious, modern building currently known as The Edge, Port Isaac and will complement the one Michelin star Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen already in Port Isaac.

Here in North Cornwall we feel particularly fortunate to have such wonderful fine dining on our doorstep. One great reason why renting a luxury holiday home in this part of Cornwall makes good sense.

Nathan Outlaw’s third restaurant in North Cornwall, Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel, Rock will remain open for hotel guests and non-residents.


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Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge 2013. A great day's entertainment for all the family

Royals, RAF, Rosettes, and Retail Therapy at The Royal Cornwall Show

One of Cornwall’s main events attracts visitors from throughout the South West and beyond.  The Royal Cornwall Show, one of the UK’s largest agricultural shows, dates back to 1827 and has been held at Wadebridge in North Cornwall since 1960. Today the show attracts over 120,000 visitors over three days making it one of Cornwall’s major tourist attractions.

Traditionally held at the beginning of June, the 2013 event will take place on the 6, 7, 8 June. The Show Ground as we locals refer to it, is only a 30-minute drive from our Luxury Holiday Cottages in Cornwall.  Best of all the show provides a great day’s entertainment for all the family from only £38.50 for 2 adults and 2 children over 4 years (car parking and children under 4 are free).

One of the biggest draws for visitors to the show is the entertainment and this year it is reported this will be happening on a grand scale.

  • The Princess Royal will be visiting the show on the first day.
  • The fabulous RAF Falcons parachute display team will be putting on a daily show.
  • Events in the arena will include: Show jumping, the fast and furious inter-hunt relay, grand parades of cattle, sheep, goats and horses, dog shows and the massed hounds of local hunts.
  • Some of the best cattle, sheep, horses and dogs in the West Country will be judged, and rosettes presented to the lucky winners.
  • Gulliver’s Carnival a brand new show from the Stampede Stunt Company, will be putting on a circus themed show in the main arena of fast paced, all action trick riding, watched over by a stilt-walking ringmaster.
  • The Kangaroos Kids; Australian Matt Coulter and his son Sam will be entertaining us with quad bikes that defy the laws of gravity.
  • On Friday and Saturday the Central Band of the RAF will be marching and playing to entertain the crowds.
  • Retail therapy will be provided by over 1,000 quality trade stands.
  • The Flower tent hosts one of the country’s top regional flower shows. It is an absolute must for anyone interested in flowers and gardening.
  • Two music stages and the Cornwall Festival of Dance will be a great attraction for the younger generation.
  • You can see blacksmiths hammering in competition, view the expertise of the arts and crafts exhibits and enjoy the sights and sounds of the steam and vintage fair.
  • In fact there are too many attractions at list, but a great fun element will be Titan the Robot who will be strutting and singing his songs on all three days of the show. Part of his routine will be to chat to his very surprised audience.

For more information on the availability of our holiday cottages visit our Luxury Holiday Cottages pages. For more prices and opening times of the Show visit http://royalcornwallshow.org/index.php/tickets-a-show-dates

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Old mining engine house in the Tamar Valley located on one of the many bike trails

Brand New Trail Centre Opened

This week a brand new trail centre opened at Gulworthy, near Tavistock situated in the Tamar Valley, just 40 minutes from our luxury holiday cottages in Trelash, North Cornwall.  

The trail centre is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides  over 25km of pathways through this picturesque valley.  Other facilities include a café where you can watch live webcams of the Tamar Valley’s wildlife.  The centre also provides the opportunity to try your hand at Tree Surfing, Tree Jumping, Zip-wire, canoeing the Tamar, Archery, Bush Craft and Rope Courses….

The trails, which are open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists, follow the old mineral tramways and railways which used to serve the copper mines. Whilst on the trails you will be able to explore the remains of the old mines.

There is even a family trail and an Arts Trail, so everyone can have fun.

Gulworthy is only a 24 mile journey from our luxury holiday cottages in Trelash.  For more information call 01822 833409, email info@tamartrails.co.uk or visit http://www.tamartrails.co.uk

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