Friday, 29 July 2011

Head south for sailing and spectacular displays in August

Two of the biggest sailing events in Cornwall take place this month and, with lots to see and do on and off the water, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Witness the buzz and excitement of hundreds of sailing boats racing - starting with the Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week (6th – 14th August) and continuing with the Fowey Royal Regatta (14th – 20th August). With plenty of places to watch the spectacle, they are a must see with races taking place daily.

As well as sailing, there is a lively programme of shore side events in both Falmouth and Fowey including carnivals and parades, live bands, entertainment including themed parties, the Animal Mountain Bike Display and spectacular fireworks.

The highlight of both events is an amazing display by the Red Arrows. Taking to the skies above each town, they are a sight to behold darting and somersaulting over the harbours cheered on by crowds on land and sea.

For those seeking self-catering accommodation during Falmouth Week, Cornwall's Cottages are offering Stargazers, a luxurious house that sleeps 10 in St Mawes. With stunning views out to the bay, this property is perfect for watching the sailing in St Mawes and has easy access to Falmouth either by car or passenger ferry. A week’s stay from Sunday 7th August is £3499.

For more information please visit Cornwall's Cottages or call 01872 264441.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Late availability deals for this weekend (starting 22 July 2011)

Breathtaking sea views don't come at a premium at these self-catering properties

Waking up to a view of the beautiful briny sea may be the stuff that dreams are made of, but they are all the more realised in Cornwall.

Thinking excessive prices? Think again. Take a look at the following properties for top quality accommodation with some of the best sea views for less:

Tantallon, St Just in Roseland is available for £1599.20 (was £1999) from Friday 22 July – Friday 29 July 2011.

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of St Just Creek and the Carrick Roads from Tantallon, located on the edge of the sleepy village of St Just in Roseland. Sleeping up to 7, the interior is immaculately presented, there is a spacious enclosed garden with patio and deck areas and it is located a few minutes drive from St Mawes. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome.

The Sea House, Falmouth is available for £836.10 (was £929) from Friday 22 July – Friday 29 July 2011.

Located right on the water front and with two balconies hanging over the water, this modern ground floor apartment is perfect for taking in the wonderful seascape of Falmouth harbour and beyond. Sleeping 4, there are sea views from all rooms and there is a small guest-only communal garden overlooking the water. The town is a few minutes walk away with a fine choice of shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions.

The Watch House, St Mawes is available for £979.30 (was £1399) from Saturday 23 July – Saturday 30 July 2011.

Set in the heart of the picturesque village of St Mawes with views of the harbour and bay from every room, this contemporary apartment is a wonderful place to relax. Sleeping up to 6 in three bedrooms, it is very well equipped and has WiFi and large flat screen TV with DVD player. The beach is a stones throw away and the quay is close for passenger boats to Falmouth, Truro and Place Manor.

For more information please visit
or call 01872 264441.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Watch House Restaurant, St Mawes

The Watch House Restaurant in St Mawes has undergone a complete refit and re-opened in June to glowing reviews...

"We found the restaurant to be first class and think for the quality of the food the prices were excellent. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy but the friendly staff were able to find us a table and the whole dining experience was first class, the food was amazing." Mrs Davis, July 2011

"The Old Watch House in St Mawes which you had a rather low opinion of has been refurbished and reopened under new management a few weeks ago as 'The Watch House' along with the take-away 'Watch Out'. Mains are £8-15. The food was very nice, definitely a cut above standard pub fare but not overly fussy, and good value for the quality. Having eaten there once we just booked again without bothering to try anywhere else. The place itself has been nicely done, simple but effective d├ęcor etc. It has been booked solid for the first couple of weeks, and was also when we were there were there at the end of June, so ringing in advance is advised." Dr Packham, July 2011

Our own review in our Essential Guide to the Roseland Peninsula has also had this amendment...

"The newly refurbished Watch House restaurant opened in early June 2011. Completely different in every way from the previous incarnation, the restaurant offers informal surroundings in which to enjoy some fabulous local produce. Gone is the dated interior of the old restaurant and in its place a modern design, possibly a bit too stark in its early stages, but we are sure that pictures will be appearing on the walls soon! The bonus is now the first floor restaurant which offers great views over the harbour. Expect modern British cuisine and fair prices and we reckon probably this is the best all round place to eat in St Mawes at the moment. The takeaway has also been refurbished and offers proper, fresh fish & chips instead of the frozen offerings previously sold! An all round vast improvement and we would thoroughly recommend it!

For more information please visit their own website...