Monday, December 27, 2010

We have availability for the New Year period.  Just email or ring if you are interested in coming down. 
I wonder if we will ever have echiums here again?  They all look very sad after the cold weather, well, mainly dead!  I am still hopeful for  a few, and we have some in the polytunnel, which look OK, but will poke right through the roof when they flower!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WEATHER OUTLOOK: Thursday to Saturday

Mostly dry Thursday with some sunshine. but a cold northerly breeze. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, dry with some sunshine and lighter winds, but remaining very cold and frosty.

So, that looks OK for our guests over Christmas.  currently, very beautiful, sunny, cold, still no snow here.  Are we the only place in the UK without snow?  It is to the west of us, as well as loads to the east, just not here!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We still have availability over the New Year period.  I guess people who are considering going away over New Year are waiting to see what the weather looks like, so last mintue bookings will be absolutely fine!  there is only the tiniest amount of snow (well, more like hail if you look closely at it, and I think it has all gone now anyway!) here, so no problem with the roads at present.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

no snow here sadly!  I love snow, and know that lots of people who do not have plenty!

Please think of Sky, our lovely blue merle collie, she is not very well at present, hopping around on three legs and it may be something nasty, will know soon.  She is enjoying herself, playing ball a little,  but is clearly in pain without pain relief.  She is 15, so I know she will not be here forever, but it is still very difficult.

Monday, November 01, 2010

We are now fully booked for Christmas, but do have availability over the New Year, from 29th December onwards. No special prices or events, come to escape the New Year frenzy or to celebrate it, or, who knows, to storm watch!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We have some availability during the coming week, half term week.  We have been getting some amazing sunsets recently and beautiful skies.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Three nights for the price of two

Spring and Autumn breaks

From the beginning of October until the week before Easter (excluding Christmas and New Year) we will be offering a three night break with evening meals included for the reduced price of £245 per double/twin en-suite room or £225 for the room with private bathroom. 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. Any additional nights will be charged at the normal rate. Two or more of these breaks can be taken in succession. The break must be booked in advance.

Friday, September 10, 2010

We have availability this weekend and into next week

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Walking the dogs on the sunny, peaceful clifftops a short while ago, someone who lives locally commented - 'you can tell the summer is over' - 'yes', I replied, 'the weather is gorgeous'.  This seems to happen each year recently, beautiful until the schools break up, then not so good during much ot July and August, then beautiful as soon as September arrives.

We have availability, we have good weather and a good forecast for the next few days!

Hope to see you.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August Bank Holiday now fully booked!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We have a cancellation over the August Bank Holiday.  So, if you are thinking of visiting Cornwall this weekend, but think everywhere will be booked up, give us a ring, or email, the room is available on Saturday and Sunday, and there is availability into September as well.
We look forward to hearing from you.  Merlin looks forward to your visit too, he needs a reminder that he is a cat, not a dog!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

We are very busy through most of August, but do have a room available from Tuesday 10th, until Friday 13th and the odd one here and there, eg the following week for a few days and over the Bank Holiday.  Early in September we have plenty of availability.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

A few recipes, at last!

I promised several recipes on my MH Facebook page, ages ago!

Spice crusted tofu with maple syrup and lemon glaze, adapted from Rose Elliot's  'Veggie Chic'.

1 pack firm tofu, cut into oblongs (sort of fish finger size!)
i tbsp paprika, mixed with 3 tsps cumin, 3 tsps coriander powder, and a tsp salt

coat the tofu in the spices, place in hot olive oil in pan, turn and cook for a few moments.

Add  three tbsp maple syrup and two tbsps lemon juice mixed.  Allow to evaporate, spooning the sauce over the cooking tofu.  Serve with  toasted pinenuts and raosted potatoes and other seasonal vegetables.

Chocolate sorbet, from 'Vegan cooking' by Nicola Graimes

mix 16fl oz water with 3 tbsps maple syrup, 4 oz sugar and 3 oz cocoa powder.  Bring to a simmer, mix, add 2 oz plain chocolate until melted.

cool.  Freeze for two hours or place in an icecream maker.  if not in icecream maker, place in food processor and mix thoroughly.  freeze fully.  serve with red fruits, Swedish Glace, etc.  Om, nom, nom!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

this post is actually added on 15th July!  Blogger does not want to let me do a new post for some reason.

anyway, we have some availability later in July if you are thinking of coming to Cornwall.  We are getting quite booked up for August, but have some gaps, but the best time is later this month.  Hope to see you!
when i first saw people doing this at Trebarwith Strand a few years ago, I thought they were mad.  Then I thought I'd take a photo and then was mentally egging them on to jump!  It is a local right of passage I think and probalby quite safe really!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

so relieved to have my computer back and working!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

What is it about Bank Holidays? We have a cancellation for this coming weekend due to illness, so, if you can make it down, you will be very welcome! We will be going to the Bristol Veggie Fayre on the Sunday, so will not be available for evening meals that day, but could give you a lift if you want to go...

Friday, May 14, 2010

We do have some availability this weekend.  The thrift is out, the cliff tops are quiet, except for the birds singing, the weather for the weekend looks OK for Saturday, less good Sunday.  But we have had some poor forecasts recenlty, but then had good weather, so, who knows!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

We have a cancellation for this weekend, if you can get down, I will offer the en-suite room at the room with private bathroom rate, for two nights, tonight and Sunday. that would be a total of £108 for the two ngihts, bed and breakfast.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We still have one room available for the 1st May Bank Holiday, and plenty of availability before and after.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The forecast for tomorrow (7th April) and Thursday has those yellow round things pictured and we have availability!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

There are now just three weeks left to take advantage of our 'three for two' offer before the autumn. Finishing on April 1st, we are offering three nights bed and breakfast for the price of two, as long as evening meals ar taken, £245 for a couple in an en-suite room, or £225 in the room with private bathroom. This is a saving of £64 or £54. See the website for details

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How lucky am I?  I spent today and most of yesterday, and I hope quite a lot of tomorrow, making cards and walking the dogs along our beautiful paths and clifftops!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Might anyone be interested in helping us with our garden at Michael House? We are seeking someone/couple, to help, eg a weekend or longer, either the same people regularly, or different people, to help us get the garden up and running properly. Experience valuable but not essential, heavy work might be involved. The deal - around 4 hours of work a day, in return, bed and breakfast and lots of time to walk and enjoy the area!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Vegan meals out

we have had several meals out recently, at local (ish)pubs. We have told them ahead that we are vegan, and the following pubs have really done well:

The Rising Sun at Altarnun, excellent meal there today, this has to be the best meal of all we have had, and no fussing about what we could eat, automatic separate vegetables, even a dessert that was not just a fruit salad!

the Maltsters at Chapel Amble, carefully arranged, good food

the pub at St. Teath, whose name escapes me just now! Excellent pre-Christmas meal with chestnutty and aubergine thingy.

Not so good have been the following two comments from places who shall remain nameless:

Asked if any cakes were suitable for vegans in a cafe we love, a while ago - 'no, they all contain chocolate'. Eh? They didn't, aside from the irrelevancy of that comment!

Asked if the soup was suitable for vegans, the kindly guy in a very busy cafeteria style place we like in central Cornwall (which I shall be contacting with a bit of info) went and checked with the chef and came back and told us - 'no, the only thing suitable for vegans today is the Cajun chicken salad'!