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14 Sep 2015
James Ram

24 Australians tour Cornwall by bike

Cornish Cycle Tours this week welcomed a group of 24 Australian cyclists from Melbourne’s Whitehorse Club for a 177-mile tour of Cornwall. With an average age of 68, the young at heart cyclists are tackling legs of the county in a fortnight-long trip organised by founder of Wadebridge-based Cornish Cycle Tours, Lanyon Rowe. Their collective aim is… Read more


03 Sep 2015

Change of ownership for Fowey boutique hotel

A Cornish boutique hotel has been bought by a South African private equity fund. The Old Quay House Hotel in Fowey has been acquired by Fairtree Hospitality Real Estate Private Equity Fund, managed by Fairtree Capital. It is the fund’s first acquisition in the UK hospitality market. The 11 bedroom waterfront hotel will be managed… Read more


01 Sep 2015
Chris Campkin

Celebrity chefs confirmed for Padstow winter festival

A stellar line-up of the UK’s finest chefs will showcase their culinary talents at the eighth Padstow Christmas Festival, between Thursday 3 and Sunday 6 December 2015. Renowned for its celebrity chef demonstrations and traditional Christmas market, the festival has grown in popularity, drawing in more than 45,000 visitors over four days in 2014. British… Read more


19 Aug 2015
The Olde House

Cornish farm centenary: holiday cottages for £100

The Olde House is offering a Cornish farm cottage holiday for a flat rate of £100. The Olde House, a collection of 30 self-catering holiday cottages on a working farm near Cornish hotspots Polzeath and Padstow, celebrates 100 years as a family farm in 2015. To mark its centenary, owners the Hawkey family, launch a… Read more


19 Aug 2015
David Griffen Photography

Rum Fellows pop-up at The Avalon

The new beer garden at The Avalon is to host a rum pop-up this weekend. From 12 noon to 8pm, on Saturday 22 August, Olly Simpson from Rum Fellows will be joining the team at The Avalon to host a pop-up cocktail bar, serving a range of rum-based drinks alongside a selection of classic cocktails…. Read more


06 Aug 2015

Fractional apartments in demand

A beachfront development in New Polzeath has reported surging sales of its holiday homes. Owners of the Atlantic House in Cornwall have invested £4 million to create nine luxury apartments, alongside 14 hotel rooms, a restaurant and bar. Located 50 metres from Polzeath beach, the properties are available to buy now on a fractional shared… Read more


05 Aug 2015
Sarah Clarke

Leading junior surfers to compete at Watergate Bay

Rip Curl’s search to find the ultimate junior surfers is coming to Watergate Bay on 15 and 16 August. In the final leg of the Rip Curl GromSearch UK tour, Surfing Great Britain joins forces with the Australian surf brand to find the top two male and female ‘groms’, slang for young surfers. Two days… Read more


14 Jul 2015
Mike Evans

New head chef for Fowey boutique hotel

A Fowey boutique hotel has promoted Ryan Kellow to the new role of head chef. Previously sous chef, Ryan Kellow now heads up the kitchen at The Old Quay House Hotel following Ben Bass’s departure earlier in the year. Kellow had originally worked at the waterfront hotel under head chef Ashley Wright from 2012 to… Read more


09 Jul 2015
Beach fitness at Watergate Bay Cpl Tony Rogers

RAF beach training returns to Watergate Bay

Fitness trainers from RAF St Mawgan return to Watergate Bay on Saturday 18 July to run a free beach workout session. Civilians will be put through their paces with a series of gruelling military themed exercises. Now in its fifth year, the event is free to attend with voluntary donations being collected for RAF St… Read more


29 Jun 2015
Kirstin Prisk

Pony power triumphs at GWR Polo on the Beach

Cornwall’s Watergate Bay hosted record crowds for a three day festival of high goal polo, equine stunt displays and a sell-out beach party. GWR Polo on the Beach, the UK’s original beach polo festival, returned to Cornwall’s Watergate Bay from 26 to 28 June. The expanded event featured three polo matches starring some of Britain’s… Read more