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 https://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 ›

Whats on August

The beginning of August in Cornwall was traditionally marked this year with torrential downpours and colder temperatures but as the mid summer season hits and hopefully the weather improves, we look at what’s on in the county this month. From fairs to festivals, and food to fireworks Cornwall offers a wide range of spectacles to …read more ›

Falmouth Week – 5th to 14th August

There are many Cornish weeks celebrating the summer, packed full of carnivals, shows, entertainment and food, no more so than Falmouth Week. Held every year in August (5th-14th this year) it plays hosts to a plethora of activities both on land and sea.  Started in 1837 and originally a week long sailing Regatta of fleet …read more ›

Summer Wildlife in Cornwall

  We have been blessed this summer,  Cornwall’s usual mizzly June and July have been replaced with warm sunny days and the occasional shower meaning the county is looking lush and the flora is growing at a vast rate, gardens are full of bloom and it’s been one of the best growing seasons for many years. …read more ›

Secret Summer Spots in Cornwall

As the schools break up and the population of a Cornwall trebles with tourists, we look at where you can get a moments respite away from the holidaying crowds.   With busy roads and bustling beaches Cornwall’s serenity is somewhat harder to find during the summer months, so here are a few suggestions of some …read more ›

Finding History in Cornwall

History is around every corner in Cornwall and there’s something to see from every era – including castles and forts,stately homes and tin mines. History is most definitely family friendly throughout the county with many places offering child friendly activities and things to explore. There’s also plenty to find on walks, in local towns and …read more ›

Seasonal Summer Ingredients

Summer is finally here! Marked of course by the return of wetter weather as per every British summer, but with occasional sun comes an array of wonderful British produce and some tasty recipes to let these seasonal foods shine. Firstly we must talk about Cornish asparagus;  that  wonderful earthy, fresh and decadent vegetable treat. Serve …read more ›

Beautiful Bosvathick

  This week’s blog takes a turn down a beautiful tree lined drive to the country estate of Bosvathick House and Gardens. Situated near the north bank of the Helford River in Cornwall. Bosvathick’s grade II listed Georgian house sits within 10 acres of tranquil gardens and grounds. Built by the family in 1760s Bosvathick …read more ›

Summer Gardens

    As we officially welcome in the first days of summer and the daylight seems endless, our gardens are filled with summer swallows and late spring blooms. In anticipation for an ever hopeful long hot summer there are a number of things we can do in the garden to ensure it stays healthy in …read more ›

Half Term for Free!

  As the last school run for a week draws to a close, car journeys take twice as long and parents prepare for the onslaught of half term. We look at how you can entertain the little ones for a week on a very low budget. If a holiday to Cornwall or Devon is on …read more ›

Cornish Adventures

  Cornwall is a wonderful county to explore; with winding roads to drive, footpaths to ramble and beaches to explore. There are more excursions than sunny days in Cornwall offering a wide range of activities, adventures and memories all year round. From boat trips to wildlife walks, fishing to pasty making there is something to …read more ›

Forgotten houses

  Cornwall and Devon are steeped in wonderful history; you can’t turn a corner without a stately home or picturesque cottage popping into view. It’s what makes these counties so unique and often the main attraction for many tourists.   But what if you had a chance to stay in one of these magnificent houses? …read more ›

Helston Flora Day

  Tomorrow sees the return of the traditional Helston Flora Day. An ancient festival where the streets of Helston are adorned with flora and lined with people eager to see the annual procession through the town.   Believed to be pre-Christian and connected to pagan spring festivals  flora day celebrates the end of winter and …read more ›