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 ›

What’s On October

As the first weeks of autumn creep by and the 1st October looms we have a quick look at some of the things on in the county over the next month.   1st October Half a days walking tour over Bodmin Moor – Bedruthan Hotel Learn about the history of the moor, see wild flowers …read more ›

For the Animal in you

  From the sea to the hills, the sky to the towns there is always wildlife to be seen in Cornwall. From the everyday to the exotic this wonderful county is home to a wide variety of animals on land, sea and sky. For a free viewing of our native wildlife, walk along any coast …read more ›

What’s on in September

  As the summer traffic subsides and the days start getting shorter we look to September to see what’s on and enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Cornwall still seems jammed packed full of things happening, here a few to tantalise: 2-3rd September – Miracle Theatre, Trebah Gardens You can still catch Miracle Theatre’s …read more ›

Thrilling Theatre in Cornwall

Cornwall is renowned for its theatrical talents, and there are many amateur and professional groups treading the light fantastic all over Cornwall. From gardens to woods, theatres to town halls there is a plethora of tales being told over the summer months with a wide range of backdrops for all ages and tastes. If it’s …read more ›