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Snow in Rock, Cornwall

Looking down the beach with the sea to the left and snow on the sand to the right

It’s very unusual for it to snow in Rock, Cornwall but it does happen. The usual lack of snow is due to the proximity to the sea and the relatively warm Gulf Stream currents that originate in the Caribbean Sea. In St Minver we had around 3-4 inches of snow in about an hour on […]

More improvements to our holiday cottage in Cornwall and 2018 availability

Blue striped chair with cushion saying Rock

The downstairs furnishings in Glen Valley holiday cottage in Cornwall are now fully updated and we hope you agree it’s looking a cosy and comfortable place to stay. From the kitchen doors to the curtains and dining suite to the washer dryer, it’s all new, including a fresh coat of paint. The finishing touch to […]

Nathan Outlaw restaurant in Port Isaac Cornwall is the best restaurant in the UK

The Good Food Guide has just named Nathan Outlaw’s restaurant in Port Isaac, Cornwall as the best restaurant in the UK 2018. In fact, outside London North Cornwall does very well in the best restaurant list. Restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow, a few miles down the coast from Nathan Outlaw, comes in […]

Cornish Gin judged world’s best, where to pick up a bottle or glass in Rock

Front of Spar shop Rock Cornwall white with slate roof

Cornish gin win – Judges at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017 have awarded Tarquin’s Cornish Navy Seadog Gin Best of Class. Tarquin’s Cornish gin is distilled in small batches, the old-fashioned way, by the family owned, Southwestern Distillery, near Wadebridge in Cornwall. Being awarded Best of Class at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition […]

Big improvements to our holiday accommodation in Cornwall

We were working hard last weekend to make your stay at our holiday accommodation in Cornwall even better. Like most visitors you’ll probably be out exploring and experiencing Cornwall in the day but we want to make sure Glen Valley holiday cottage is the perfect place for you to wake up to in the morning and come […]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Polzeath holiday plans

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Polzeath holiday plans. It’s just been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning a holiday in Polzeath and Rock in Cornwall. Apparently Polzeath is where Prince Harry and his brother William holidayed as children and he clearly has a soft spot for the area. To Prince Harry Polzeath […]

Port Eliot Festival 2017, St. Germans, 27 – 30 July

The Port Eliot Festival organisers say ‘we’ll celebrate words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration, fun and all that is good in the world!’. If you fancy hanging out at a ’boutique’ and eccentric festival this summer, this could certainly be it. At Port Eliot Festival you and your family will be welcomed […]