‘More Tesla than Poldark’

Cornish Lithium, a new company, is drilling boreholes . The company believes lithium is absorbed by hot waters deep underground in Cornwall and can be extracted in vast qualities to feed the demand for lithium batteries. Hard rock mining as well – perhaps 10,000 tonnes a year. Cornwall has been the source of valuable minerals for 5000 years. Tin mine shafts going back to 3000 BC have been found in Pentewan Valley. Cornwall was the chief source of tin to… Read More »‘More Tesla than Poldark’

G7 Summit in St Ives

For 11-13 June 2021 world leaders including Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Yoshihide Suga descend on Carbis Bay outside St Ives. It will be Joe Biden’s first visit to the UK as President of the United States. For that week, there will be heightened security. 5,000 police will be on duty. Many roads will be closed including some at Falmouth, where the world’s media are staying, and Newquay airport. St Ives is an idyllic spot,… Read More »G7 Summit in St Ives

Tall Ships

Visit us as tall ships return to Falmouth waters in August 2021 Mark your calendar as tall ships return to Falmouth waters! Falmouth has been selected as the Race Start Partner for the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race! A fleet of tall ships from around the world will arrive in the historic port of Falmouth in the days leading up to the 19th August as part of the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021. They will be moored in the Carrick… Read More »Tall Ships

Profusion of flowers

This is just one of the cottages in Pentewan – a profusion of flowers.  Here is someone who manages to create a wonderful display every year.  Look out for this, near the Ship Inn, on the way to collect your morning paper.

Horses on the beach

Explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.  Discover this secret beach, one of many along the Roseland Peninsular.  The roads are narrow and there’s a walk from the car park and steep hills, but it is worth the effort to view an outstanding unspoilt coastline which stretches all the way to the Manacles – the rocks off the Lizard.   Thanks to the National Trust, this coast has been preserved for future generations.  Sheltered from the East wind, you will find… Read More »Horses on the beach

Get away from the crowds

October in Cornwall – find a quiet spot. You’ll not find it crowded on the coast paths. We can recommend beaches free of crowds. The Old Inn Pentewan is situated in a quiet valley with few passing the cottage. If you want more life, go to Mevagissey or Charlestown where bars and eating places are open. Or stay nearby. Pentewan Ship Inn has an outside beer garden and good food. Book now for October at the Old Inn – our… Read More »Get away from the crowds


Cornwall is September is especially good, and the OLD INN at Pentewan is just the place. What’s more to like than coming back after a walk in the sunshine to a cosy evening by the fire? In this place of outstanding natural beauty, this part of Cornwall is the best for walks to secluded coves. The gardens of Heligan are only a mile or so away, as is Charlestown Harbour, and Daphne du Maurier’s own countryside just beyond. Take a… Read More »AUTUMN BREAKS

48,000 Airbnb listings don’t even have a smoke detector

We do! We are inspected annually by Visit England. Our desire is to guarantee you a good standard of accommodation for your stay. It’s not only us who think that, but our AA inspectors working for Visit England. Being a cosy terraced 18th century cottage you might not expect 5 star quality, but over the years the cottage has been modernised whilst retaining its olde-worlde charm. Awarded 100% for cleanliness last year, whilst we don’t have en-suite rooms, we have… Read More »48,000 Airbnb listings don’t even have a smoke detector