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30 Mar 2016
Keith Riley

The Alverton

The Alverton is a 50 bedroom hotel and award-winning wedding venue, in the cathedral city of Truro. Built in 1830 and located within 11 acres of gardens, the grade II listed building was once a convent for the Sisters of the Epiphany order, and former home to the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, William… Read more

18 Mar 2016
Atlantic House

Steelwork nears completion at North Cornwall beachfront development

Work to return the former site of a much-loved hotel in New Polzeath to its former glory is continuing to gather pace as the steelwork nears completion on site. £4 million has been invested by the owners of Atlantic House to create nine luxury apartments, available on a fractional basis, along with 12 hotel rooms,… Read more

17 Mar 2016
James Ram/Chetwode Ram Associates LTD 2015

Refurbishment for Fowey boutique hotel

An 11 bedroom Cornish boutique hotel has undergone a refresh and refurbishment following a change in ownership last autumn. The Old Quay House Hotel in Fowey was acquired by South African investment group Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, in September 2015, and updates were made to its bedrooms and communal areas over the… Read more

10 Mar 2016
James Ram

Polo on the Beach to be staged every two years

The organisers of the iconic Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay have announced that the 2016 event scheduled for 9 to 11 September 2016 will not be taking place.  This will allow the organising team to focus on delivering a truly spectacular tenth event in 2017, with the event staged every two years on a permanent… Read more

07 Mar 2016

Gardening scheme launches fundraising campaign

A Cornish scheme that uses gardening to support people with learning disabilities has launched a campaign to raise funds for a new fruit cage. People and Gardens is a Cornish community interest company based at Watering Lane Nursery, near Pentewan. Staff are launching a Crowdfunder campaign on 9 March 2016 to raise the £1,500 required to fund a… Read more

08 Feb 2016
James Ram

Gold at South West Tourism Awards crowns a record year for Cornish farmstay

A Cornish farmstay holiday business has capped a record year in 2015 by winning gold at the South West Tourism Awards. The Hawkey family, owners of The Olde House in Chapel Amble, north Cornwall, have invested over £350,000 in improvements to their 30 cottages in the past two years. Since then, occupancy at The Olde… Read more

25 Jan 2016
Sam Morgan Moore

Experience spring lambing on Cornish farmstay

A Cornish farmstay holiday provider is to offer lambing experience activities during February and March, with guests invited to experience lambing first-hand. The Olde House in Chapel Amble, near Wadebridge, is giving visitors the opportunity to meet the newborns throughout February and March, and perhaps even witness lambs being born during half-term week in the ‘Lucky… Read more

18 Jan 2016
James Ram

New for 2016: the Group Tour

In 2016, Wadebridge-based Cornish Cycle Tours launches self-guided group tours for up to 25 cyclists keen to explore Cornwall by bike. Cornish Cycle Tours offers bespoke group packages all year round and the new Group Tour is designed to appeal to those looking for an active large group holiday, cycle club training or a team-building experience. There… Read more

09 Dec 2015

Record attendance at this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow welcomed record numbers to this year’s winter festival with more than 50,000 visitors across the four days, from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December. Now in its eighth year, the free-to-attend event has steadily grown to become one of the most popular food festivals in the south west. Over half of visitors travelled to… Read more

27 Nov 2015

Padstow prepares for four day winter festival

Final preparations are under way for the eighth annual Padstow Christmas Festival, which takes place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2015. The free-to-attend event, which was awarded tourism event of the year in this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, has become the largest food festival in Cornwall. 45,000 visitors are anticipated over the four… Read more