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Blooming Marvellous Flowers in Cornwall

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.

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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.

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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

Dog Walks Always End in the Pub

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Joe Knows This Lane Leads to Home

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.

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The View Over the Paddock from Hendre’s Decking

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!

 

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The Man of the House and his All Time Favourite Toy

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.

 

 

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Mouth-Watering Chilli Crab Claws at The Rod & Line

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

Moor2Sea Cornwall 1 Year On

A Fantastic First Year at Moor2Sea Cornwall

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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.

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Rick Stein Cookery School, Padstow

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Whitsand Bay

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The View, Whitsand Bay

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.

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Eden Project

 

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.

 

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Adrenalin Quarry, Liskeard

 

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.