Cornish Holiday Essentials

Cornwall is a wonderful place to holiday in any season, and as we head into autumn and winter a getaway with Forgotten Houses is the perfect cosy way to spend a week whatever the weather. Speaking of weather Cornwall is renowned for its somewhat tempermental precipitation; it can be sunny and warm on one coast …read more ›

Autumnal Recipes

  Many hedgerows are filled with blackberries, elderberries, and the occasional sloe this time of year, apples are in abundance and the winter vegetables are coming into season.  This time of year is perfect for enjoying evenings in front of the fire after muddy walks in the countryside and many of our Forgotten Houses have …read more ›

Art galleries in Cornwall

Art is prolific across all corners and coasts of Cornwall, with beautiful scenery, dramatic cliffs and picturesque towns and villages there is much inspiration around the county to paint, sculpt and create. Nearly every town has at least one art gallery filled with local artist’s wares from ceramics and jewellery to glasswork and canvases and …read more ›

Icons of Cornwall

Cornwall has an abundance of coastline, beautiful vistas and an abundance of history. Ask any Cornish man or woman where is their favourite spot and each will give you a different answer, but what about the classic icons of Cornwall you must see your stay with Forgotten Houses? Here is a rundown of the top …read more ›

Cornish Summer Fun with Children

Summer is here and the sun is out, what more could you want? Perhaps a lovely family trip to Cornwall and some suggestions on how to entertain the children? Consider it done! This week’s blog is a roundup of things to do with the little ones, comes rain or shine. We can’t talk about summer …read more ›

Summer has begun in Cornwall

Summer solstice is upon us and the longest day of the year has passed marking the official start of summer, and of course a break in the blistering heat wave to mizzle again! The spring flora has vanished to make way for summer blooms; the roses are bursting into fragrant colour and the berries are …read more ›

TV and Film Spots in Cornwall

With stunning scenery and historic landmarks around every corner, Cornwall is fast becoming a go to location for film and TV Series. With the likes of Martin Clunes, Adian Turner, Pierce Brosnan and Brad Pitt gracing the south west to utilise the counties sweeping beaches, mining heritage and unique features there are many places to …read more ›

Port Issac and Forgotten Houses

Along the north coast of Cornwall, past Newquay and the popular villages of Padstow and Polzeath is the picturesque village of Port Issac. With its narrow winding streets, historic harbour and Cornish cottages, Port Issac is a popular destination for tourists and TV lovers of the hit series Doc Martin and Poldark.   Why not …read more ›

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 ›