- carrot in a pasty, now common, used to be the sign of an inferior pasty
- the largest Cornish pasty ever made was 32 feet long
- superstitious Cornish fisherman refuse to take a Pasty on board their boat, fearing bad luck
- it is said that the Devil himself wouldn’t cross the Tamar River into Cornwall for fear of being turned into a pasty, as anything and everything can be put in a pasty.
Winter in Cornwall is pretty good. It’s a quieter time to year to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer: sun, sea, sand, scallops and Santa! Here are some of our recommendations, in no particular order…
In Cornish, Allantide is “Kalan Gwav”, meaning first day of winter, centres around juicy red apples. People gave big, shiny (highly polished) red apples to friends and family to bring good luck. Local Allan apple markets were commonly held before the big day.
With 80% of Cornwall surrounded by sea, Cornwall boasts the most coastline in Britain, coming in at a whopping 476km. With it’s beaches being rated amoung some of the best in the world, there is a great variety of types of beaches. Of course you can’t really go wrong wherever you go, but do check the tides. Here are our thoughts on what our local beaches are each best for.
So, I suppose the first thing to do is to wish you a very “Pask Lowen”, which is Cornish for Happy Easter. Hopefully you will get lots of “Oys Pask”, yes, you guessed it, Easter Eggs!
Did you know?!
Here are 5 reasons why is it so great to holiday at Coombe Farm Cottages, and this does not even include any of the fabulous nearby attractions.
There are tonnes of brilliant things to do here in lovely Cornwall. It is hard to just pick a few, but inspired by our half-term plans, here are a selection of options for some top half term fun!