Friday, October 18, 2013

Michael House Vegan Guest House

I am delighted to announce, that, as from the beginning of November 2013, Michael House will be a vegan guest house.  As we have not offered any dairy products this year, and all our evening meals are vegan, it only means stopping serving eggs for breakfast, but the shift feels far more fundamental than that.  A final move to align our hearts with our actions.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend

We have one room available over the Bank Holiday, hope to see you!

Thursday, August 01, 2013


We have some availability between 3rd and 10th August. Hope to see you!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Availability this weekend.

Due to a cancellation, we have some availability over this coming weekend.  Give me a ring if you ar interested in staying. 01840 770592.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hartland Quay

Today we spent some time exploring Hartland Quay. So thrilled that there are still such amazing places within an hour of here that we can yet discover!

We had planned to visit Clovelly with a friend, but the weather was horrible, so we thought a sheltered garden, owned by the same family as owns Clovelly village, would be more fun. The garden is amazing, and has beautiful cliff top walks as well, and the sun soon came out.

Monday, April 29, 2013

May Bank Holiday

The sun is out, it is chilly, but clear and beautiful.  We have some availability over the May Bank Holiday.  If you are interested in a break in Cornwall, give me a ring, 01840 770 592, or email,  Hope to see you!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter availability

hi all, we have some availability over Easter still. We have had none of the wintery weather some places have experienced, have had some rain, now a nice day outside. Hope to see you.

a younger Velvet, trying to fit in the cat basket.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Vegan cookery workshops

Vegan Cookery Workshops, 2013

At Michael House, Vegan and Vegetarian guest house

Near Tintagel, on the beautiful north Cornwall coast

Do you prepare vegan food, for yourself or others? Or are you curious about vegan food? These workshops may give you some added inspiration! 2 days, includes two lunches and 1 dinner, £50.00 per person, plus accommodation if needed at normal rates. Minimum 2 people, maximum, 5. Lots of recipes and ideas to take away. Hands on, we will prepare at least 10 dishes, and then we will eat them! See over for examples of what we may prepare.

Just Desserts – well, almost - 23rd and 24th March

Introduction to vegan cooking

13th and 14th April

Vegan Christmas

23rd and 24th November

and 7th and 8th December

All workshops, 11am – 4pm, plus dinner on the Saturday

11am – 2pm on the Sunday

I am always happy to offer workshops to fit your dates and requirements if possible, just let me know what you need and we will see if we can make it work

01840 770 592

Examples of what we may prepare:

Carrot and coconut soup

Quinoa filled peppers with capers, toasted almonds and rich

tomato sauce

Nut roast

Chocolate pots, see recipe below

Bakewell tart

Spice crusted tofu with lemon and maple syrup, courtesy Rose Elliot

Roasted vegetables with minted cous-cous

Pancakes, sweet and/or savoury

Chocolate and pecan tart – ‘Another dinner is possible’

Apple tart

Walnut pate en-croute, Christmas workshop only, Rose Elliot

French onion soup

Mushroom, puy lentil and walnut pate

Chocolate cupcakes –‘Vegan Cupcakes take over the world’


Chocolate pots

Rose Elliot, ‘Vegan Feasts’

100g/3.5oz vegan dark chocolate, broken into pieces

250ml/8floz soya cream

1 tbsp rum, cointreau, or another liqueur, or none!

Grated chocolate to decorate

Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water, mix in the cream and alcohol if using. Put into little cups or pots. Chill, serve with nuts, orange zest, chocolate etc sprinkled over. So delicious, so simple!

Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a £25.00 deposit

per person. Please discuss any particular areas you would

like included in your workshop.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Vegan Cookery Workshops, start of 2013

Vegan Cookery Workshops, Spring 2013

Following the success of the workshops before Christmas, we are offering the following in early 2013;

Introduction to vegan cooking – 25th – 27th January and 1st – 3rd March

For those new to vegan cooking or seeking additional ideas who often cook vegan meals for themselves or others. The programme will be as follows:

• Arrive on Friday evening, eat supper with other guests

• Breakfast Saturday morning, as normal

• Start around 11am, hands on preparation of a simple vegan lunch. Eat that. Then, plan and make a vegan meal for supper. Finish around four.

• Supper we have cooked together served as normal in evening at agreed time

• Sunday, after breakfast, work together on simple lunch. Finish in early afternoon.

Cost, inclusive of accommodation, full board, two nights, £160 per person, based on two sharing. No problem if partner non participatory, they will pay £68 bed and breakfast (£34.00 per night), plus any meals they have. £40 single supplement. £50.00 for non residents, includes supper on the Saturday, simple lunches. Minimum 2 people, maximum, 5.

Just desserts – well, almost - 8th-10th February

Vegan desserts so often get forgotten, and I am on a mission to improve what is available! The format will be the same as above, there will of course be a main course prepared, but the focus of this workshop will be on producing interesting, decadent desserts. Costs and other details, as above.

I am always happy to offer workshops to fit your dates and requirements if at all possible, just let me know what you need and we will see if we can make it possible.

Autumn and Spring breaks

Three nights for the price of two, with evening meals, - £262, double or twin en-suite room, or £246, room with private bathroom. This is a saving of £68 or £60. Applies from the beginning of October until the week before Easter, excluding Christmas and the New Year. It applies to double or twin occupancy of rooms only. More than one of these offers can be taken in succession. It is only offered with the inclusion of three course evening meals. 5% or other reductions do not apply.