Cornwall’s beaches have been ranked as some of the best in the UK

February 17th, 2016

Here at The Valley we know how wonderful our beaches are, from the golden sand to the perfect Atlantic rollers that draw the surfers all year round to this magical county. But now it’s official, with three beaches in St Ives being ranked in the top 10 of some of the best throughout the British Isles, making Cornwall the county with the most winning beaches. (more…)

Look at these fantastic reasons to visit Cornwall

January 28th, 2016

We may be a bit biased, but we love Cornwall! Nestled in the South West of England, the region picks up the best weather throughout the UK due to the Gulf Stream running past the county. It’s home to fantastic beaches, friendly and interesting locals, delicious fresh seafood, scrumptious local produce like cider and clotted cream and some of the most beautiful landscapes you can see. (more…)

Tales from the ‘dark side’ at The Valley this Halloween

October 25th, 2014

Children and ‘well behaved adults’ staying at The Valley this half term will be treated to a very special storytelling experience after dark on Halloween.  John Brolly will be bringing the spirit of Halloween alive with tales from the ‘dark side’ in his own eclectic and interactive style against an outdoor backdrop of campfires, hot chocolate and marshmallows!

Aside from being commonly mistaken for a certain ex-prime minister, John Brolly has been a storyteller, actor, and director since the late 1980’s. Originating from London, John’s career in community & youth theatre, storytelling and entertaining has taken him around the world and he has a number of film and television credits to his name including taking a leading role in BBC2’s BAFTA winning satirical comedy series ‘Doubletake’.

John currently performs at venues throughout Cornwall with his critically acclaimed shows ‘The Tempest in a Teacup’, ‘Lost Worlds’, ‘Long Legged Beasties’, and ‘Out of the Box’ entertaining, engaging, and amazing children of all ages.

Our top tips on how to capture those amazing autumn images on camera

October 14th, 2014

Great news for all you snap-happy visitors to our boutique cottages- Cornwall is a simply superb destination to capture awe-inspiring images through the lens of a camera. You might have noticed that because of the lower than average temperatures in late August leaves have begun to change in colour in early September as opposed to the usual early October. The amalgamation of splendid sunshine and a striking countryside of reds, oranges, yellows and browns means there’s no better time to go for a walk with your camera while staying in and around the beautiful Cornish countryside.