Bank Holiday brings the sun out

The weather has turned for the better down here in Cornwall.  We have had blue skies since Saturday and it looks here to stay (hopefully!).

I was pleased to met someone today who reads the blog and is staying in the cottages this week…it is always nice to know we have readers!  I should explain that the blogs have been a bit sporadic the last few weeks as Richard and I have moved into a house (from the temporary caravan we were in).  Turns our peak holiday season is not the best time to move, but we are in now and things are slowly returning to normal.

For the last few months there have been just two donkeys at Tregongeeves; Bob and Blossom have had a little holiday at River Valley.  They will be returning this week, so there will be once again four donkeys in the front paddock.  Judith has had yet more bad luck with Tom, her horse, he had now developed a cough which cut short a ride last week, hopefully he will be fighting fit again soon.  Thankfully Judith has been helped out this week lots with willing egg collectors and Splodge feeders!

Last week Richard took a trip to the St Austell Brewery for a tour.  He has been wanting to go for a while, and it certainly did not disappoint.  The inside tour is perfect for a rainy day, informing you on how the beer is made with an interesting and funny tour, followed by a little bit of tasting afterwards! (I think there may have been a bit more than a little tasting going on!!)

Tregongeeves is situated perfectly to reach so many nice places to eat.  The Polgooth is nearest pub, in the village.  It is within walking distance, although there is a big hill to contend with, however eat and drink enough and you will not notice.  A short drive away in Gorran is the Barley Sheaf, a newly opened family run pub (a favourite of Judith’s at the moment), or why not try the Kings Arms at Tregony – great home cooked food.

Tomorrow Judith is cooking pasties for us all.  They really are an experience.  I have started starving myself already as Judith is unable to make small pasties, only very, very large ones!  Whilst visiting you have to experience a ‘real pasty’.  According to locals Rowe’s is the best pasty maker, which you can get hold of in St Austell town.

If you fancy a short break in Cornwall this Autumn, don’t forget you could pop down to River Valley Holiday Park.  Our 5 star caravan and camping site is well equipped with in door swimming pool, bike hire and children’s play area.  Prices start from £30 a night (minimum of three nights).  Give Alison or Richard a call for more information on 01726 73533

Coronavirus Update – 24th March

We wanted to give you a quick update if you’ve booked with us or are wanting to in the coming months.

At the moment we are closed until the end of April and will continue to monitor the situations.  This is to ensure we can do our bit in helping to stop the spread of the virus – now is a time to stay at home and spend time with family there.  If you have a holiday booked with us or have any questions then please do give us a call or send us an email to

 Whilst now isn’t the time for you to come to Cornwall, it’ll still be here when we get through this – we’ll see you again.

Take care and stay healthy

Judith and Family.