The Best Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve in Cornwall

December 16th, 2019

With preparations for Christmas festivities well under way, households all over the country are looking forward to relaxing holidays where they can indulge in great food, drinks and spend some quality time together. Some families might even be looking forward to packing up, and heading south, for a fantastic, festive celebration, Cornish style! Although time is ticking on, slightly faster than the less organised amongst us might like, there is still time to book one of our holiday cottages in Cornwall for New Year!


How to Spend New Year’s in Cornwall

December 05th, 2018

Stuck for something to do this New Year’s? Treat yourself to a five-star cottage in Cornwall for a fantastic holiday with family and friends, welcoming in the new year in style! Cornwall is a fantastic location, with lots to do throughout the year, and New Year’s Eve is no different. Below we take a look at some of the best events happening in towns and cities near our holiday cottages:



Discover the History of Poldark

August 10th, 2017

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro holds one of the world’s most-renowned mineral collections, however, this year it is home to something a little different! Sunday night (August 6th, 2017), saw the end of the third series of Poldark grace our screen. Composed of nine episodes, the series has been running on BBC one since 2015 and is based on the first two Poldark novels by Winston Graham. For those fans of the show, the news that it has been renewed for a fourth series will have delighted you. However, having to wait until 2018 for your next fix may not!


Set in the late 18th century, the story follows Ross Poldark, an ex-soldier who had arrived back to a very different life to the one he had left behind. With a stunning Cornish backdrop, the first series captivated watchers across the UK and, thanks to its romance and drama, became a firm favourite in households everywhere.


Now, two years on since its first episode, the third series has just finished. The brooding period drama has paused, with Poldark struggling to find the balance between his attempt to be a hero and his duty as a husband to Demelza. If you’re an avid watcher, who is desperately wishing the next series would start again, don’t worry! We may have something that is just for you.


With the English summer being dominated by storms, you might seem apprehensive about booking your next trip to Cornwall. Whatever the weather, the Cornish landscape is sure to take your breath away, and with the filming for the show taking place on the rugged beaches and breathtaking coastline you’ll be sure to spot some of your favourite locations.


Our luxury Falmouth resort, set in Truro is also conveniently close to the Royal Truro Museum, which is currently home to the Poldark exhibition. Running until February 2018, visitors can step back in time to the 18th century to look at the vast array of historical objects that are on display. Combined with stills from the show, the exhibition is one no Poldark fan should miss.


If you’re worried about this exhibition not satisfying you with your Poldark fix, you shouldn’t! The entire exhibition has been made possible thanks to the television company that produces the show, Mamouth Screen. In addition to that, the son of the author of the original novels, Andrew Graham has had a helping hand in making the exhibition happen.


Andrew Graham said; “I want visitors to the museum to see an authentic blend of historical objects from the 1800’s but with a twist. I also wanted to acknowledge my father’s unique relationship with the museum, where he left many of his original notebooks, showing his novels written in long hand, as well as the typewriter on which he wrote to his many fans”.

Fantastic Christmas and New Year offers at The Valley!

December 21st, 2016

Make the most of Cornwall’s mild winter climate and enjoy an unforgettable Christmas holiday on the beautiful Cornish beaches, walking through rolling landscapes or simply relaxing in a waterfront cafe in one the many picturesque fishing villages, all within easy reach from The Valley accommodation.


Fantastic festivals in Cornwall this year

February 19th, 2016

Cornwall is known for its glorious world class beaches, pristine ocean, delicious local cuisine and its gorgeous natural landscapes, but what people tend to forget is its thriving arts and music scene. In 2016 there are a host of fantastic festivals happening in the county, with something for everyone from hard partying weekends such as The Masked Ball and Boardmasters for the youngsters to more family friendly events such as the Tropical Pressure festival. (more…)

Visit these five beautiful Cornish fishing villages on your Cornish holidays

January 27th, 2016

With its shores nestled on the majestic Atlantic Ocean, fishing has always been central to the Cornish economy with many villages and coves flourishing from the trade. Visiting any number of the fantastic fishing villages throughout Cornwall is the best way to see the history that the county and the fishing trade share. (more…)

Enjoy these five Cornish Festivals in 2016

January 18th, 2016

Cornwall really has something for everyone, from its rolling green hills to its vibrant art scenes, it truly has something to offer for all tastes. Cornwall is also home to a variety of festivals throughout the year that incorporate food, music, literature, arts and crafts, extreme sports and seasonal fun. (more…)

Enjoy these secret coves on your Cornish holiday

January 08th, 2016

Cornwall’s coastline is renowned for its exquisite natural scenery and no more so than its golden sandy beaches. Did you know Cornwall still has a large variety of secret coastal coves that have the ability to transport you back in time to the age when pirates and smuggling was still rife on the Cornish shores? (more…)

Enjoy The St. Ives Feast And Hurling The Silver Ball Event This February

December 22nd, 2015

The St Ives Feast is an ancient tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, and offers a rare chance to watch the game of Hurling the Silver Ball, a centuries-old form of rugby.
These days, Cornish Hurling has all but disappeared, although it is still played once a year in St Ives and St Columb Major, near Newquay. (more…)

Five Museums To Visit This Winter In Cornwall

December 14th, 2015

When we think of Cornwall many things jump in to our minds, rolling blue Atlantic swells, golden beaches, delicious locally sourced food, wildlife and lush green landscapes. What people don’t associate Cornwall with is its museums. (more…)