It was with great excitement that I stumbled across the Poldark set yesterday. Charlestown has been transformed into the port featured in the popular Poldark series. Rumor has it filming starts next week so we will obviously be there frequently just in case Ross Poldark needs any help at all – we want him to enjoy his Cornish stay. I will attempt to get some pictures for you (of the set not Ross!), inbetween looking at Ross! In all seriousness blog followers will know how much I love a good film set and we do get a few in Cornwall. I find it fascinating watching locations we know and love being transformed for films and watching how they disguise modern elements of where they are. Watch the second series of Poldark and see if you can see the Gribbins Head when they are in Charlestown or the little hut at the end of the harbour!
You might have noticed last week we missed a blog. Well it has been a long couple of weeks. Our youngest, 17 month old Bethany broke her leg. It has put an interesting spin on life. Trying to keep an outdoor loving active toddler still has proved impossible, despite being in a full leg cast she has learnt to walk again and is testing my nerves further by climbing on anything and everything. She is in cast until the beginning of October, so we are becoming more and more creative of how to keep her dry and vaguely clean – neither of which comes easily to us. Talking of blog frequency, I will be doing monthly blogs over the winter months.
Today is glorious. We have another two weeks of the season and it looks like we are set to go out on a bang in terms of great weather. Richard and I both love the Autumn. I think it is the excitement with young children that Christmas is on it’s way, the change in colours that surround the park and the fire that welcomes you when you get home that we love. Cornwall offers some amazing places to enjoy stunning views or warm fires after a brisk autumnal walk. Our favourites include:
- The Polgooth Inn, walkable from Little Winnick this traditional Cornish Pub has welcoming fires, a fantastic menu and is very dog and child friendly. If you want to experience a proper Cornish pub with a Cornish welcome to match then we highly recommend.
- Lenwinnick Lodge – nestled on the tops of the cliffs on the edge of Newquay this modern Lodge offers great food and drink with views to enjoy. Particularly good if the seas are rough.
- Sams on the Beach – Sam’s is a locally renown for fantastic food. Situated in the old lifeboat station you don’t get much closer to the water than this. Book to avoid disappointment
- The Duchy Nursery – Enjoy a stroll around the large nursery followed by lunch in front of the fire. A sign of how good the food is – it gets very busy – even in the Autumn so go early or late to avoid waiting for a table.
- The Hidden Hut – okay so this is outside, but if you go for a walk and wrap up warm why not enjoy a warm drink and delicious food from the Hut nestled into the hill just a short walk from the beach. Views and food don’t get much better.
- Caerhays Beach Cafe – this little cafe is right on the beach and offers delicious food and fantastic hot chocolates. Whilst researching
this blog I notice there have a Torch Light Procession in October looking for fairies…I will be booking tickets for that!
- Lanhydrock Cafe – talking of hot chocolates – this, in our humble opinion is one of the best and there is a roaring fire to enjoy too and a huge play area for the children as well.
I should just mention that Heligan is looking stunning at the moment – it is Harvest Festival, it starts today but we had a sneaky peak yesterday as they were getting ready for it – well worth a visit to appreciate the stunning displays.