Alfresco Eating in Cornwall

Alfresco eating is the in thing at the moment – pop up outdoor restaurants, mobile food trucks and food fiestas are ten aplenty throughout the warmer months offering a wide variety of flavours and cuisines. From beach to field, town to festival there is alfresco food all across Cornwall. Here are a few of our …read more ›

Beautiful Beaches of Cornwall

We have an abundance of beautiful beaches here in Cornwall (over 400 in fact!), from the rugged cliff faced north coast to the calm waters of the south there is a beach for every mood, activity and age! There are beaches only accessible by boat or cliff top scramble, there are beaches with promenades, ice …read more ›

A visit to Bosvathick Lodge

Amongst our Forgotten Houses gems is Bosvathick Lodge; a wonderful cottage with wood burner, garden and treehouse built in 1884 for the princely sum of £210. It is the lodge to the estate house of Bosvathick; a fascinating historic house and gardens now open to the public.   The lodge itself is charming and quaint  and …read more ›

Cornish Easter Treats

    Its Easter time again, when the daffodils are in full bloom, the sunny days seem warmer and the chocolate eggs are plentiful. As the county fills up with visitors from afar and the smell of BBQ’s start to fill the air there is an array of activities and places to visit over the …read more ›

Cornwall’s Tales of Old

Cornwall is full of tales of old, from sea shanties and mermaid tales to smuggler legends and mining myths – there is a wonderful array of stories and superstitions still told today. Here are some wonderful little superstitions and tales of old from the Cornwall Guide website:   King Arthur Raven A man who shot …read more ›

Spring Seasonal Recipes

This month we say good bye to the humble Brussels sprout and hello to fresh greens as spring creeps in and the world begins to bloom. Hearty meals make way for fresh new flavours as the season for new year fruit and veg starts to creep in.  There’s an array of wonderful produce coming into …read more ›

National Trust in Cornwall

The National Trust is just wonderful; the array of properties, land and gardens they have is both fascinating and breathtaking and with National Trust membership, you can enjoy all their sites (and free parking!) all year round.   Cornwall is lucky enough to have an array of National Trust properties to visit whilst on holiday …read more ›

St Yse and Boscastle Walking Week

Cornwall is known for its wonderful walks, there’s a ramble for every age and ability; from coast to countryside, town to Tor. If you like walking in groups, meeting new people and learning about the surrounding flora and fauna then a walking festival is what you need!    For full cottage details visit http://www.forgottenhouses.co.uk/properties/st-yse-cottage-trethevey-tintagel/   Stay …read more ›

Valentine’s Day in Cornwall

As Valentine’s Day draws closer why not take a last minute break to one of our cosy houses and enjoy a rural retreat away with Forgotten Houses. Cornwall is such a romantic place with its dramatic coastlines, cosy pubs and sweeping beaches to be enjoyed all year round. The week of the 14th February sees romance …read more ›

Walking Festivals in Cornwall & Devon

  Cornwall is full of endless walks; you can walk the entire coastline, walk from coast to coast or enjoy numerous seaside or countryside paths. Many of our lovely visitors to Forgotten Houses are often walking enthusiasts, from Sunday strollers to hard core hikers they come for the surrounding countryside, walks to the sea and …read more ›

Winter R&R with Forgotten Houses

This week saw “Blue Monday”, supposedly the most depressing day of the year where people are at their poorest after Christmas, the weather is at its worst and moral is typically low (most new year’s diets are broken by this point too!) so what better way to lift the mood with some suggestions for winter …read more ›

Holiday Cottages for 2 to 15!

As we easy ourselves gently into the new year after what seems a lifetime of excess food and family, we thought we’d make the shock of getting back to normal a little easier with a few of our dreamy holiday cottages, because there’s nothing nicer than booking an escape away in the dark days of …read more ›

Win a Cornish Hamper!

If you’re snuggling up by a fire in Josiah’s House, returning from a winter walk to Badgers or wistfully looking out to sea at Quay House wondering what tastes of Cornwall to bring back for loved ones; then look no further than a lovely Cornish hamper. Available in many farm shops, cafes and coffee shops …read more ›

Open Fires for Winter Warmth

  As the leaves fall and the nights turn cold, we search for comfort in all things warm from woolly socks and slow cooked stews to cosy blankets and roaring fires. This Autumn has seen the concept of Hyyge , a Danish concept summed up as “cosy” (there is no direct translation) become more and …read more ›

Autumn Fruits and Recipes

These next few weeks see the last of nature’s fruits before mid Autumn sets in and the leaves fall. Sloe berries are currently in abundance and there is still time to pick and prepare ready for some delicacies. Freeze berries on baking trays then add to spirits, along with sugar to make wonderful tipples for …read more ›