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Fabulous Weather

Grr when will the weathermen get it right? We were supposed to have heavy thunderstorms today – well we had one yesterday at 8pm and that was it. Its been glorious again today. Went to the beach with the boys and was sorely tempted to go for a swim but… Read more

Fine Weather at last

Phew… suffering a bit from a heatwave down here! Its been around 16c for the past week and its all set to continue.The dogs are moulting like crazy and I have an urge to do the summer bedding in pots outside the house. I won’t though as you never know… Read more


Storms Over for now!

Phew it’s definately been quite breezy down here for the last week and there is no doubt some places have suffered from the high spring tides, gusting winds and crashing waves but oh boy do the press like to make a drama out of it all You would think that… Read more

Record number of grey seals

Our usual colony of grey seals who come ashore to breed on a small beach near Towan started arriving in mid November and last week I counted a record number of 27 hauled up at low tide. – Last year the maximum was 16 and then after the local paper… Read more


Whats flowering this month?

Here are the first three Camellia to flower at Trewithen garden this year. A hybrid (Camellia ‘Yoimachi’), a japonica (Camellia japonica ‘Yuki Haki’) and a williamsii (Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’) all in flower in mid January! Also in flower is Daphne bhoula ‘Darjeeling’ Originally from the Himalayas, this plant… Read more

New ceilings complete

Phew! what a few weeks we have had, ceilings down in The Carthouse and The Dairy, plumbing redone, new sound insulation put in and now at last the painting has started. Furniture comes back on Thursday and the first guests to enjoy the newly soundproofed and decorated cottages arrive on… Read more


Green Woodpeckers, house martins and sparrows, its been a noisy summer!

The Green Woodpeckers keep appearing on the grass by Cockle Cottage, staying a while and then heading off to do some tree knocking!. The House Martins are nesting next door at Commerrans Farm – my what noisy birds they are swooping and screeching all day in search of flies. The… Read more

Dolphins and Basking Sharks in Falmouth Bay

Last week the first basking sharks were sighted in Falmouth Bay and yesterday the dolphins were following the St Mawes Ferry across to Falmouth. It’s worth a trip on the ferry just to see these beautiful friendly creatures. The whole of the Roseland  seems to be overrun with large numbers… Read more


Swallows at last …..

Hooray at last we have seen the swallows return, four on our walk around Messack on Wednesday and two in the fields at Percuil yesterday evening.  Last year it was April 17th when we saw them so they are only about a week late. Now it really feels like spring… Read more

Cornwall bathed in sunshine this Easter

Ok, so the temperature has only been around 8C but the sun has been shining all day and there is certainly no sign of any of the snow that everyone else has had.  Just taken the dogs for a lovely walk at St Anthonys Head and looked across to St… Read more


Inspections, Inspections, Inspections

Phew,  three hours today with the inspector from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, two hours last week with the Quality Inspector for the B&B and the same a few weeks back for the Self Catering. Pleased to say we have retained our Five Stars and Gold Awards and the Breakfast… Read more

Glorious Weekend

Hooray!! Two sunny days in a row,  OK so it’s not much more than 6C but it’s so nice to see the sun. The dawn chorus was the loudest it’s been for weeks and down the lane towards Turnaware we had a yellowhammer and a cirl bunting both trying to… Read more


Baby Grey Seals spotted at last

We were beginning to get worried that there were no seal pups this year but finally we have spotted two pups along with the dozen or so adults that winter near Killigerran Head. They are already looking grey rather than fluffy white so must have been born before Christmas. You… Read more

Fine Weather

Shhh don’t tell everyone but we have just had a fortnight of amazing weather – crisp mornings, had our first mini frost this morning, sunny skies and an autumnal glow everywhere.  Just the weather for a spot of coastal walking on deserted paths and beaches, followed by a retreat to… Read more


Grey Seals are back on the Roseland

After seeing a couple of youngish grey seals a few times now down the lane at Turnaware we headed off at the weekend to the coastal footpath to see if the usual seal colony had arrived. They usually pup  at a small shingle beach  between Killigerran Head and Towan Beach…. Read more

Dolphins in Gerrans Bay

What a wonderful sight as I walked along the coastal path to Porthbean beach – a pair of bottlenose dolphins – they seemed to be catching flat fish on the bottom and then bringing them up to toss them in the air before eating them – it certainly looked very… Read more