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 ›

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 ›

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 ›