stepping back in time in Cornwall

Boscastle

Last week we braved the elements and visited the dramatic coastal fishing port and village of Boscastle Boscastle is just 30 minutes North of Butterwell Farm, situated on the North Cornwall Coast just North of Tintagel.  And visiting both Boscastle and Tintagel in one day is a great combination.  Boscastle lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding…

Seals off the Cornish Coast

Cornish Sea Life

One of the fantastic things about being in Cornwall is that you are never far from the sea! There are a few high points in the County where we can see both coasts ….on a clear day! The River Camel that flows through Butterwell is tidal to just a few miles downstream, approximately eight miles…

Top tourist attraction in Cornwall

Eden Project

Last week we enjoyed another brilliant visit to the Eden Project, Cornwall What a great place to visit at any time of the year.  This was my third visit to the Eden Project and I am always so impressed by what’s on offer there.  With over 8000 reviews on TripAdvisor it is clearly one of the top…

Cornwall surf lessons

Polzeath

Surfing at Polzeath beach, just 25 minutes from Butterwell Farm As the temperature starts to drop in Cornwall and leaves turn to mulch under foot we’re reminiscing about the incredibly mild autumn we’ve had and the extended time we’ve had to enjoy sunny and dry walks on the beach. Only a few weeks ago we…

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The Japanese Garden, St Mawgan

Our recent visit to The Japanese Garden in St Mawgan near Newquay Whilst everyone else was buying their Halloween costumes we decided to visit The Japanese Garden on the last day of October, and coincidently, the last day of their season as they are now closed until 1st March 2017.   The Japanese Garden in…

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Bodmin Moor

A great day out in Cornwall walking on Bodmin Moor We had some fantastic weather in Cornwall last month and we made the most of it by getting out and about as much as possible. Cornwall is a walkers paradise with the south west coastal path, Bodmin Moor and everywhere in between.  It’s always great…

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail

An all-weather spooky and fascinating experience! Located just a stones throw from the Camel Trail, Bodmin Jail is a unique tourist attraction offering a real and engaging insight into Cornish penal life over the centuries.  Recently featured in BBC’s Poldark drama. Originally built in 1779, and bought by its current owners in 2004, the jail…

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Lanhydrock

I recently visited the beautiful estate of Lanhydrock – a stunning National Trust property near Bodmin Lanhydrock is a beautiful late Victorian country house with gardens and a wooded estate.  Only a 15-minute drive from Butterwell Farm, Lanhydrock has plenty to offer for all ages.  There is the main event – a true discovery of both sides of…

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Dairyland Farm Park

An all-weather family fun destination near Newquay!   I recently had a friend and her three year old (going on ten year old!) son Charlie, come to stay with us and it was the first opportunity I had had to really investigate local attractions suitable for families with young children.  It also happened to rain…