How to make your very own elderflower cordial. In early June the Cornish countryside is brimming with beautiful, colourful wildflowers. One of the most fragrant is the elderflower, which can be found growing wild on trees all over our beautiful county. It’s many delicate white blooms are not only pretty, they can be picked and transformed into a delicous and refreshing drink.
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
What better way to explore the local marine life than a spot of rock pooling? Every child (and lots of adults) favourite beach past time. Here are some hints and tips to help you get the most out of your expeditions.
We love dogs and our dog friendly accommodation is perfect. Walking is one of the very best ways to discover the beauty and the variety of the Cornish landscape, at all times of year.
Many Cornish Beaches have seasonal restrictions banning dogs, usually from Easter Day until 1st October, with signs at the entrance to the beach. Some ban during the day but allow dogs in the early morning (before 7 or 8 depending) and late evening (usually after 7) - the sign will specify. And most beaches are dog friendly out of season. However, the beaches below allow dogs at any time (to the best of our knowledge). Have fun with your four legged friends on the beautiful beaches.
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!
There are lots of fabulous walking options around Coombe Farm, whether it be the local roads, the award winning South-West Coastal Path or Bodmin Moor.
We finally explored The Strangles Beach in February and it was amazing. Such a beautiful, rugged and wild expanse of coastline. It is one of those places we have been meaning to go to for ages, but the tide was never doing what is needs to do doing. The tide should be low to make the most of your visit.
Summerleaze Beach has a unique appeal as it has the River Neet with it’s bobbing sailing boats and the impressive breakwater making the beach popular with families and surfers. It provides a very sheltered environment for swimming or boarding. There are beach huts available to rent which give it a very English feel. Ella and William love a game of hide and seek in the well established sand dunes. There is a large car park nearby, and beach lifeguards in summer. Dogs are allowed on Summerleaze Beach all year, though they must be on leads May-September.
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.