Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Art at Michael House

We shall shortly be saying farewell to most of the work of Barbara Karn, which we will be replacing with some lovely watercolours of the local area. We have enjoyed having the fun and stylish pictures by Barbara on display, and will be sorry to see them leave the house, but have always wanted to keep our art work fresh and changing. You can still buy Barbara's work from us for the next few weeks, or go to her website, which is listed in our links page.

The new pictures will be original watercolours, mostly of familiar local scenes, all one offs and very affordable. They are painted by Wendy Parkyn, a local artist from Wadebridge.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Trebarwith Strand 19.03.07

Trebarwith Strand 19.03.07.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Hi to anyone reading this!

We are offering some special Spring breaks.

Spring and early summer are beautiful in Cornwall. It tends to be peaceful before the summer, and the flowers along the cliff tops are lovely in spring. From the 21st April until the 30th June 2007, we will be offering a three night break with evening meals included for the reduced price of £225 per double/twin en-suite room or £205 for the standard room. This is the equivalent of three nights accommodation for the price of two, plus three course evening meals for two people each night.

This break can be taken on any days of the week, must be inclusive of evening meals and cannot be taken with any other offers, eg 6 for 5 or 10% reduction on five nights or over. Any additional nights will be charged at the normal rate.

Do contact me if you would like to book or have any further queries about these breaks.

best wishes,


Friday, March 02, 2007

More images of the walk from Rocky Valley to Boscastle, Cornwall.

Simon let the dogs through the special dog stile, then held it for me to get through. I wish!

The Devils Blow Hole above Boscastle. We stood looking for it when headed towards Boscastle, but, although we must have been standing right next to it, only saw it when we were coming back! You can just see the smoke-like vapour.


Yesterday we had beautiful weather, it was Simon's birthday, and we decided to go for another longish walk. We went from Rocky Valley, (between Tintagel and Boscastle) to Boscastle, had tea and cake and walked back again the same way. It was a wonderful walk, not nearly as arduous as the walk from Port Isaac, but plenty long enough for an afternoon, especially going both ways. The weather was perfect and, although we have had plenty of rain, the paths were not too wet, except in one extra muddy place, where the dogs were able to top up their muddy legs and tummies.
Boscastle is in the throes of work to the sewerage and flood defence systems and is quite busy with machinery once more.
We spotted the blow hole in the cliff top on the walk back, not far from the folly above Boscastle, which looks as though it is giving off smoke at high tide.
So, are the labyrinth images in the rock along Rocky Valley from the Bronze Age or created a couple of hundred years ago as some people believe?
I will show some more photos on a separate entry, as I seem to be rubbish at combining pictures and wording in any sensible order!