Port Isaac

The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall’s most well known and popular holiday destinations. Port Isaac was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th century when it was an active harbour where stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded. Most of the old centre ofContinue reading “Port Isaac”

Lost gardens of Heligan

As a keen gardener I have wanted to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan for several years now and back in 2021 we finally made it! The gardens have a long and distinguished history with a manor house first being built on the site in the 1200s and acres of formal gardens being laid outContinue reading “Lost gardens of Heligan”

Colourful house at lizard

Feeling a bit droopy after being dragged away from Kynance Cove but I am immensely cheered up with the discovery of some colourful homesteads at Lizard. This stunning cerise joy is a vivid sight to behold! Especially when the sunlight hits it. Few things fill me with quite so much delight as a brightly colouredContinue reading “Colourful house at lizard”


The next (literal) port of call on our Cornish explorer is the beautiful little town of Charlestown. The little town has a wonderful, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. It was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh who was an entrepreneur and member of a local landowning family. It was builtContinue reading “Charlestown”

Perfect Polperro

Polperro – meaning Pyra’s cove is a large village, civil parish, and fishing harbour within the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall. It’s a steep walk down to this picture postcard perfect village but it’s well worth the effort. It’s idyllic appearance comes complete with tightly-packed ancient fishermen’s houses which survive almost untouched, a quaintContinue reading “Perfect Polperro”