Penglaz

Penglaz

On Friday night, 26th June, we went to Penzance, about 12 miles west of #Porthleven, to see Penglaz at the #Mazey Eve celebrations on the promenade. Each year, #Penzance holds the Golowan Festial – or the Festival of St John. It is a week long mid-summer festival, the highlight of which is considered to be […]

June Holiday

June Holiday

Why not come and stay at #Gables Self Catering and take your June holiday in #Porthleven this year. The flowers are stunning at the moment and although the bluebells are now past their best, they are replaced along the cliffs by a wonderful array of foxgloves and pink campion. Driving through the Cornish lanes, you […]

Padstow Obby Oss Celebrations

Padstow Obby Oss Celebrations

Come to #Cornwall and experience the madness and mayhem of the Padstow Obby Oss festival. The celebrations start on May Eve, at midnight of 30th April/1st May when townspeople gather outside the Golden Lion to sing the Night Song. By the morning of 1st May, the town has been transformed and bedecked with greenery and […]

Poldark

Poldark

With all the recent Poldark frenzy, Cornwall became a very popular place to visit over the Easter break, especially in the Botallack area at The Crowns, the site for Ross Poldark’s Wheal Leisure mine. I am thoroughly enjoying the series and like looking out for the filming locations to see which places I recognise. Cornwall […]

Porthleven Harbour Market

Porthleven Harbour Market

It is lovely to see all the stalls displaying their wares at Porthleven Harbour Market today. The market is open three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and is a great place to shop for that extra special or unusual gift. You can buy a variety of goods from bespoke wooden furniture, chopping […]

Film Nights in Porthleven at Kota Kai

Film Nights in Porthleven at Kota Kai

Kota Kai, one of our favourite restaurants in #Porthleven, hosts a film nights on Tuesday evenings out of the main school holiday season. Now that the Easter break is here, they are showing an extra film on Tuesday at 1pm – the wonderful Paddington Bear. Having seen the film myself, I can definitely recommend it […]

Porthleven Food Festival 2015

Porthleven Food Festival 2015

  Porthleven Food Festival kicks-off on Friday evening, 24th April and ends late on Sunday 26th April. The main day is Saturday when there will be lots to do and see all around the harbour, with cooking displays, stalls selling local and international foods, several music stages and impromptu street performances as well as films […]

Porthleven Harbour

Porthleven Harbour

Are you thinking of your holiday for 2015 yet? Well, Porthleven is a great place to stay, and the harbour is the focal point of the village, with quaint Cornish pubs, shops and restaurants. The Gables self catering apartment is centrally located, close to local amenities and only a 3 minute walk from Porthleven harbour. […]

Stormy Porthleven

Stormy Porthleven

The sea at Porthleven is really dramatic with the strong winds we are having, but even when the weather isn’t too good, Porthleven is still a great place to be. We had family staying at Christmas and they were really disappointed that the weather was good and they couldn’t see the rough seas. Crazy or […]