Looe Music Festival 2017 has a great line up this year: The Happy Mondays, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Undertones and Lulu to name a few. Moor2Sea cottages are only 25 minutes away, so come and stay in luxury and relax after dancing on the beach, a mass sing-along in Cornish or just enjoying the fun atmosphere and free activities. (dates: 29th September -1st October)
The nearby Port Eliot Festival has just finished, however there are many other glorious events and experiences to enjoy over August. The amazing Pentillie Estate (Delicious film location with Dawn French and Emilia Fox) hosts an amazing array of outdoor theatre peformances, the PenGrille BBQ festival and a delightful Ladies lunch. Only 15 minutes drive from Moor2Sea cottages in Tideford.
Hello Hello Hello
It’s been a long chilly winter but Moor2Sea Cornwall’s opening those patio doors, sweeping away the leaves and taking our breakfast al fresco.
As a busy family it’s rare to have time in the mornings to take in the beautiful scenery that surrounds us. However, with Seaton beach a short drive away there’s no better way to unwind after a hectic day at work/school, than a stroll along the seafront. Not only for the fresh sea air and breathtaking sunset views, but also to let our crazy cocker spaniel run his little legs off.
With a wealth of other beaches in close proximity, there’s no excuse not to take in that fresh Cornish air. Whether it’s for a quick 20 minute stroll or a longer ramble along the coastal path’s.
Feel free to contact us for any more information on local beaches.
Moor 2 Sea Here Soon,
Love Ruth & Family x
There’s no doubt Country2Coast cycling is good for your health and well being, but when it comes to the meandering the cornish countryside and coastal roads you’ll get so lost in the endless beauty of the scenery it barely feels like exercise at all. Cycling is really popular here, despite the odd few hills, and provides excellent opportunities for exploring both countryside and coast on the same outing. On our most recent trip this weekend we were continuously reminded of how picturesque our surroundings are with fields of flax adding a splash of blue to green. Impressive viaducts, pretty bright coloured village cottages and a beautiful sea filled with sailing boats, as well as a great number of athletic sea swimmers – not to be mistaken for seals. Cycling through Kingsand and Cawsand early this morning, reminds us just how lucky we are to have such beautiful scenery right on our doorstep. A truly delightful morning ride.
Added to which, at the moment Moor2sea is about more than simply providing luxury accomodation for its guests from all over the world, it is also accommodating in its gardens a couple of White and Tawny Owls. They regularly swoop through the gardens and fields here, much to everyones delight. A number of guest, who are keen photographers, were able to catch a stunning shot of the White Barn Owl mid flight. Many guests are more than happy to capture and share images of both the countryside as well as the coast, including this beautiful picture of the slowly melting sunset over Mayflower Marina in Plymouth.
Moor 2 Sea Here Soon,
Love Ruth & Family x
Blooming Marvellous Flowers in Cornwall
Summer has finally arrived at Moor2Sea Cornwall!
Two weeks of uninterrupted sun meant the BBQ’s were working overtime, drinks were flowing and the ice-cream draw was emptied. With temperatures hotter than LA, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the rich and famous descend to Costa del Tideford to soak up some summer rays.
We may currently be experiencing a drizzly spell but I’m staying positive and looking at the sliver lining…the Moor2Sea Cornwall gardens! The combination of warmth and summer showers has meant the flora and fauna nestled sleepily in the hedgerows has burst into colour and tripled in size. The country lanes and coastal paths surrounding Moor2Sea Cornwall are a riot of colour. The fields have a look of Monet about them, with delicate blue Flax flowers and sunshine yellow blooms of Rapeseed.
A walk with Joe, our Cocker Spaniel, in the early morning sunshine is a delight. With a wide variety of flowers and endless fields for us both to explore the routine speed-walk, that often takes 15 minutes, has begun to take considerably longer, with us often discovering new paths and trails along the way.
Keeping on top of the garden and lawns has also been a decidedly longer process than expected. All be it a very pleasurable one. The cottage gardens are in full bloom moving from the Snowdrops and Bluebells of May, to the sweet smelling Jasmin, Rosemary and Lavender of June. On the flip side the grass just keeps on growing, and growing, and growing…thankfully Phil’s assigned to that job, so that’s one less thing i have to worry about! Or is it?
Moor 2 Sea Here Soon,
Love Ruth & Family x
Dog Walks Always End in the Pub
Cutcrew Lane and the surrounding areas are overflowing with wild flowers, from Bluebells to Buttercups, Foxgloves to Honeysuckle, it’s a delight to the nose, as well as the eyes, and makes dog walks a treat for both owner and animal.
The Gardens of Moor2Sea Cornwall are maturing well and bursting with colour, there’s something new coming into flower almost daily. The sunshine and light spring showers in recent weeks have meant the grass is also growing in abundance, which makes us wonder whether we continue spending hours on the lawn mower or opt for what is definitely my favourite option…a goat!
As a family of dog-lovers we also have our own bundle of fluff called Joe. He’s a 4 year old Working Cocker Spaniel, with a never-ending supply of energy, ready to be walked day or night, come rain or shine. With a beautiful round trip walk on our door-step, and the half way stop off being our award winning local pub, The Rod and Line, its impossible to refuse him a walk.
The Rod and Line has been named in the ‘Top 10 Pubs in Britain‘ by The Guardian, and appears in the ‘25 Pubs You Must Drink in Before You Die‘ by BuzzFeed. The food is outstanding, and there are regular top quality local bands drawing in people from far and wide, as well as your regular Tideford locals.
There’s still some availability in the cottages over the run-up to June, so don’t hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.
Moor 2 Sea Here Soon,
Love Ruth & Family x
Moor 2 Do in Cornwall
There is always Moor 2 Do in Cornwall and May is such a beautiful time of year to discover all it has to offer. Our guest’s have enjoyed endless memorable days out, embracing great local experiences and traditions.
Just a 30 minute drive north and you can be gliding through the trees on a zip-wire, challenging yourself on an obstacle course 50ft in the air, or taking a leap of faith from a platform in the sky, all found at the Tamar Trails Centre.
This wonderful venue also consists of a number of trails for mountain bikers, runners or dog walkers, with varying lengths and intensities, a family fun day out is guaranteed.
Moor 2 Do in Cornwall:
Lostfest (15th May): This eclectic mix of events held annually in Lostwithiel is home to over 100 arts, crafts, food stall and demonstrations, accompanied by all day street music performed by various local bands. (30 minute drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall)
Fal River Festival (30th May – 5th June): Celebrating life on the river Fal, this is a community festival encompassing 150 events including a fish festival, gig racing, swimming, wildlife walks and lots more. (50 minute drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall)
Bude & Stratton Folk Festival (27th – 30th May): Held in the picturesque surroundings of Bude, this small, friendly, welcoming district of North Cornwall opens it’s arms to hundreds of visitors for the final May bank holiday, showcasing musical artists new and old. (1 hour drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall)
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival (11th-12th June): This festival is just on our doorstep and hosts a huge variety of events such as Gig racing, local bands, street entertainers and children rides. Market stalls will be displaying some of the freshest local produce, both food and drinks, and there will also be the opportunity to browse market stalls exhibiting Cornish silver, leather and wood crafts. (15 minute drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall)
However, if all you want is to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the cornish countryside then there’s no better place than the Moor2Sea Cornwall cottages. The natural beauty of our surroundings can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own garden with a glass of summer punch, some delicious BBQ food and your nearest and dearest all in one place.
May Bank Holiday in Cornwall
A May Bank Holiday in Cornwall has something for everyone. This year we have the famous Love Festival of the Sea on the 1st of May, celebrating 150 years of the RNLI in Looe. This will include air-sea rescue and helicopter displays, fishing trips crabbing competitions and many delicious cooking demonstrations, involving wonderful local cornish seafood.
Other local events over the May bank holiday in Cornwall:
Trevithick Day (Sat 30th April): An annual celebration displaying an impressive range of vintage steam powered vehicles roaring through the streets of Cambourne.
Obby Oss Day (Mon 2nd May): A world renowned festival with over 30,000 expected to descend on the little town, there’ll be singing, dancing, fireworks and plenty of traditional cornish food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy.
Transat Bakerly Yacht Race (Mon 2nd May): For all those water-sports loving/speed fanatics, the world famous transatlantic race will start at approximately 2.30pm from Plymouth Sound. Additional festivities accompanying this exciting race include a Jazz Festival, air and firework display ( 9:15pm), street entertainment, food, competitions and prizes.
English National Surfing Championships (Sat 30th April – Mon 2nd May): Watch the next generation of young surfers battle to knock established competitors off the top spots for national titles. This annual event at Watergate Bay is a firmly established competition on the English surfing calendar, with 14 divisions including Open, Longboard, Masters, Veterans , Ladies and Juniors.
Also coming soon….
Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippet Tea Party (Sat 7th May): A family event, also enjoyed by our four legged friends. Last year over 700 people attended with hundreds of dogs. There’ll be classes for dogs to enter such as ‘Dog who most resembles owner’, as well as afternoon tea, canapés, treasure hunts and musical entertainment. Only a 10 minute drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall the Port Eliot estate is easily accessible and we’d be delighted to welcome dogs and their well behaved owners. The Dog Festival is being held in support of the incredible charity Children’s Hospice South West.
A Fantastic First Year at Moor2Sea Cornwall
We have been delighted to meet so many lovely people from the UK, Europe, America and Australia, with all guests commenting on how much they’ve enjoyed staying in our luxury cottages. With numerous beaches, gardens, restaurants and moorland only minutes away there’s never a dull moment at Moor2Sea Cornwall. It’s been a spectacular year in which the lawns have greened, flower beds have bloomed and the Top Gear Trio (our 3 Gloucester old spot pigs) have run wild – occasionally quite literally.
Food and drink venues have been on the top of the list for our guests, who have raved over the local pub The Rod and Line, loaded their BBQ’s with high quality meat from Paul Brays butchers (Tideford) and fine dined at the many wonderful restaurants in the area including The View, The Blue Plate and River Cottage (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s restaurant). There’s also an assortment of cookery schools in the area, such as the famous Rick Stein’s Cookery School in Padstow, that dedicate a whole day to cooking some mouth-watering dishes with fresh local produce.
The beautiful beaches of Whitsand Bay, which makes up part of the South West Costal Path, have been enjoyed by the majority of our Moor2Sea Cornwall guests, whilst others were drawn to the meandering rivers along the Tamar Valley and the rugged open moorlands of Bodmin and Dartmoor. Families have driven, cycled and walked their way around this area of natural beauty, with plenty to do come rain or shine. Adrenalin quarry always proves a popular attraction for the children, with zip-lines, a giant-swing and coasteering adventures.
Music and Literary Festivals, such as Port Eliot Festival, Boardmasters, Run to the Sun, and the famous Eden Sessions, form a significant part of the Cornish Calendar. There’s also Looe Music Festival, a music event on our doorstep featuring the likes of Bryan Ferry, Seth Lakeman and Joules Holland.
Many of Cornwall’s gardens, such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trewithen Gardens and The Eden project. These offer a variety of styles from woodland gardens to landscaped parklands and everything in-between. The historic houses of the National Trust have also proved to be key attractions – especially Cothele House and Gardens, Mount Edgcumbe and Antony House (the latest setting for the film Alice In Wonderland). There have also been a number of TV programmes filmed nearby such as Poldark (Charlestown) and Doc Martin (Port Isaac), which attract visitors from all over Europe.
All in all a great first year in which this family business has learnt a great deal and have had a lot of fun meeting interesting people from across the globe. We look forward to our second year at Moor2Sea Cornwall, as we aim to continue to develop and enhance our guests holiday experience in Cornwall, ensuring lifetime holiday memories for all.
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