May 172016
 

Photograph of the Bluebells at Milltown/Lantyan Woods near Valley Cottage B&B PortmellonOccasionally it’s nice to do something different than beachcombing, so last weekend we went to see the fabulous bluebells at Milltown/Lantyan Woods overlooking the Fowey river near Golant. Everywhere we looked they were spread out before us.

It was only 20 minutes away from us in Portmellon Cove and reminded us that there are a huge variety of walks in this area, it was really peaceful, we didn’t see a soul.

Apr 012016
 

Photograph of Portmellon Cove near Valley Cottage B&B PortmellonEaster has passed with it’s inclement weather and we are now looking forward to blue skies and sunshine!

What a great time to come and explore the deserted beaches and glorious coastal walking before it gets too busy.

 

The famous Lost Gardens of Heligan and lesser known Caerhays Castle are both within a few miles and will soon be full of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, so come on down for a visit.

Jan 272016
 

Photograph of rainbow over the cove at Valley Cottage B&B PortmellonEven in January, after a morning of rain, this is the spectacular view as you wind down to Portmellon Cove, colours of the sea and sky changing as you walk.

We are so fortunate living this close to the South Cornwall coast which has so much to offer, fabulous scenery, deserted beaches, all kinds of weather and flora and fauna ahead of most other parts of the country.

COME ON DOWN!! (We’d love to see you)

 

Jun 112015
 

Comes in many different formsPhotograph of black and white wooden noticeboard in the stairwell at Valley Cottage B&B Portmellon

We had two sisters from Switzerland staying with us, they were walking the coast path towards the Lizard and wanted to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan. They left behind a magazine and we spotted this saying, which we’re trying to adopt, so out came the old floorboards, blackboard paint and stencil brushes.

May 242015
 

Gorgeous wild flowersPhotograph of wild flowers above Vault beach near Valley Cottage B&B Portmellon

Took an hour off and escaped for a walk above Vault beach near Gorran Haven and saw all these wonderful wild flowers.

 

Photograph of mixed bunch of wild flowers in a decorated jug at Valley Cottage B&B Portmellon

Sue’s annual display

Every year Sue picks a bunch of Bluebells, Campions, Buttercups and “the white ones” for her traditional arrangement in this beautiful old jug.