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Christmas markets in and around the Rame Peninsula

Tis nearly the season to eat, drink and be merry.  This can only mean one thing; Christmas is on the way and so are some fantastic local markets to buy lots of bespoke and handcrafted gifts for your family and friends! 

Christmas Market at Maker Heights 

26th November 12pm – 5pm 

Mark your calendar for the second annual holiday Makers Market. 30+ stalls local craft people, artists, jewellery makers, potters, bakers as well as vintage & handmade clothing, one-of-a-kind textiles, holiday decorations.  

Warming seasonal cocktails by the Garrison Gallery and delightful festive food by On The Hoof. 

A Cornish Yuletide Mount Edgcumbe 

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 4 to 7pm 

Join for a magical ‘Cornish Yuletide’ evening at The Barrow Centre Mount Edgcumbe and enjoy Christmas shopping with live music and entertainment …..artisan food and gifts ideas all made locally and ethically….the perfect Christmas shopping evening. 

Please note this is an advanced booking ticketed event. Click here to book your ticket now. 

Royal William Yard 

Just across the river from Mount Edgcumbe, a trip on the Cremyll ferry will take you to Royal William yard which is hosting a variety of Christmas themed markets.  

Festive Good Food & Craft Market 

Sunday 5th November, 10am-3pm | Sunday 3rd, 10th and 17th December, 10am-3pm | Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th December, 5-9pm 

A huge array of stalls offering festive wares and unique gifts. With Christmas lights, a choir and children’s crafts adding to the atmosphere – this is the place to visit to get into the Christmas spirit. The Hook & Line will also be there with its fresh fish market – and if you wish, you can take your catch to the restaurant to be prepared. 

Native Makers Festive markets 

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th November | Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th December 

Run by Real Ideas, these makers markets will be full of festive wares to inspire and explore. The markets include space for over 40 artists and makers across four areas. 

 

Why book a holiday in Cornwall this February half-term?

Longer, lighter days, Daffodils starting to open their buds and long stretches of the beach to yourself. Just a few reasons to visit Cornwall in February! If this isn’t enough, check out the fantastic events coming up for the whole family to enjoy:
Cotehele House  – An atmospheric Tudor house – part of The National Trust

4th-26th February 2023

Little Gardener’s Family Trail – become a Little Gardener and complete activities such as sowing seeds, smelling herbs, watching birds and finding your very own nature treasures.
Eden Project – Doodletastic adventures with Tom Gates
11th-19th February 2023  
The Eden Project have partnered up with the team behind Tom Gates, the popular book and TV series by author and illustrator Liz Pichon, to host an amazing half-term programme bursting with EPIC creativity, colour, FUN and imagination.  Eden’s ice-skating rink is also open until 19th February. Kids go free!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Sweet Dreams and Hibernation
11th-19th February 2023
Get into bed with nature this half term, as Heligan celebrate the season of rest, recuperation and hibernation. With family-friendly activities like the ‘Who sleeps in a bed like this?’ trail, you can enjoy crafts and games in the ‘Counting Sheep’ tent and learn more about the regenerative power of slumber.

The season of short stays

Looking to book a Cornish getaway? Well look no further than the Rame Peninsula. We have a variety of cottages that offer three-night stays out of season.

Day 1 – Arrival

Be sure to book a table at The Devonport before your arrival, situated on The Cleave perched above Kingsand Beach with stunning views across Plymouth Sound.  Head chef Jerome mixes his French heritage with the best Cornish produce, fishing daily with local fisherman to bring in a fresh catch.

Day 2 –

Grab a delicious coffee from The Stores in Kingsand then head for a walk along the South West Coast path and through the deer park at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. The Farriers, a family run café serving locally sourced breakfast and lunches is situated in the Stables to the side of Mount Edgcumbe House, a fantastic setting to grab a bite to eat for lunch.

On the way back, why not try a cocktail from The Garrison Gallery, located in the Barrack block at Maker Heights it’s a truly unique venue. The cocktails are incredible and certainly the best around! Also check out Patchwork Studios next door for comedy, live music and spoken word events.

Day 3-

The Canteen is renowned for its mouth-watering breakfasts with a view, sit outside and enjoy views across the whole of the peninsula below.

to Whitsand Bay for a beach walk that stretches three miles along the coast.

Don’t leave the Rame Peninsula without walking along Whitsand Bay’s three-mile beach. Check the tides are low and head to the cliff, the walk down can be a little challenging for certain beaches. For people with children or elderly the easiest path is Tregantle. Zinns coffee & cake is a hot drink truck regularly found at the top of Tregantle beach offering incredible hot drinks and cakes.  A well-deserved treat after a long walk.

Day 4 – Departure

Don’t forget to grab a bottle of Kingsand Gin to take home with you. Organic Cornish gin with natural coastal botanicals, a souvenir to remember this special place, Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner.

A locals guide to visit Cornwall on a budget

After the hellish past few years starting with Covid, energy prices rising, cancelled/ delayed flights, we think everyone deserves a holiday more than ever. Here’s a locals guide on a typical week of activities for all the family fun on a budget in the Rame Peninsula.

When looking for the best deals online, it is more cost effective to book directly on our website, saving you any booking fees.

Another option is to team up with some family friends to split the cost of your travel and

accommodation costs.

Self-catering accommodation offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please and to set your own holiday timetable. This flexibility can also help you to budget as you can choose to nip back to your holiday home for lunch after a morning of exploring or make a packed lunch before you set off. All of our holiday cottages are well equipped with your own kitchen so you can save money on food.

 

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How to celebrate the Jubilee in Cawsand and Kingsand

How to celebrate the Jubilee in Cawsand and Kingsand

The whole of the UK is starting to get ready to celebrate one of the most significant events to happen to us all for a long time. The Platinum Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth. People all around the UK are not only looking forward to an extra Bank Holiday but also the chance to celebrate one of the things that sets us apart from other countries in the world. Our Royal family.

Here in Kingsand and Cawsand, we, like so many other towns and villages around the country, have put together our own Jubilee celebrations for those who live in the town or are just visiting for the long weekend to join in.

So, if you will be in the area over the weekend, then here are some of the main things that you can look forward to seeing or doing.  Read More

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Property of the Week – Calm Cottage

Here at Forgotten Corner, we are incredibly proud of the amazing variety of holiday cottages on our website. All of the cottages are available at the highest standard, and they provide you with a fantastic place to stay whilst you are in the Cawsand and Kingsand area.

Every week we want to take the opportunity to showcase one of the properties that we feature on our website, hopefully, to inspire you to book your next holiday in Cornwall in this fantastic location.

This week we have Calm Cottage located in the heart of Kingsand.

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Find Your Perfect Wedding Venue in Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner

Nowadays, a couple who wish to make their union official will find there are many options available regarding locations and venues, but none quite as special as the romantic shores of Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner.

Although it’s important to find a practical location to host the event, it’s also fantastic to find a location that offers a sense of community, natural beauty, and a sense of something special. This is one of the main reasons that couples choose the beautiful and historic county of Cornwall to get married.

One of the best-kept secrets of Cornwall is the peninsula known as the Forgotten Corner which offers a wide selection of beaches, farmland, and tidal creeks. The Forgotten Corner incorporates several Cornish villages, including Cawsand, Kingsand, Millbrook and Cremyll.

As well as offering several luxurious venues and historic churches, there are also plenty of options available for those wanting to get married outdoors.

If you have considered a wedding in Cornwall but are unsure of where to start, why not consider some of the following fantastic wedding venues available.

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