Cornish Autumn Holiday

Cornish Autumn Holiday

Summer is now well and truly over and done with, but what could be better than an atmospheric Cornish Autumn holiday in the seaside village of #Porthleven, south west #Cornwall. Here at The Gables Self-Catering, we are centrally located and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the picturesque harbour. Alternatively, Walk through misty woods […]

holiday in porthleven

holiday in porthleven

Why not come to #Cornwall and have a holiday in Porthleven early next year? Come and stay in our centrally located, two bedroom #self-catering #holiday apartment at The Gables, #Porthleven. Spring is a great time to come and visit Cornwall before it becomes too busy. There are some beautiful walks to be had and in […]

Cornish South West Coast Path

Cornish South West Coast Path

If you are coming on holiday, the Cornish South West Coast Path has much to recommend it, especially around the #Porthleven area where the scenery is outstanding. The weather has been so hot and sunny that the cliffs are not as green and lush as usual, but the cliff flowers are still stunning. The pink […]

Restaurants in Porthleven

Restaurants in Porthleven

There is a very good variety of cafes and restaurants in #Porthleven, #Cornwall, from fine-dining to family orientated, cheaper meals and takeaways. Most of the restaurants in Porthleven are situated close the picturesque harbour which provides a wonderful backdrop for you meal. During the daytime, Nauti But Ice, a cafe on the harbourside offers small […]

Helston Flora Day 2018

Helston Flora Day 2018

Helston Flora Day 2018 was a brilliant, colourful affair. I’d like to say the day started off bright and sunny, but it dawned grey and dull. Never mind, the day kicked off with the 7 o’clock dance through the town. There are stalls lining the streets – although sadly not as many as there used […]

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

It is already January and time to be thinking about your next Porthleven self catering holiday. Spring will soon be here, bringing with it better weather and a wealth of flowers, especially on the cliffs and the hedgerows. Spring Flowers Wild flowers bloom much earlier in Cornwall than in most of the rest of the […]

Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

We had an amazing evening on 21st December at the Winter Solstice Celebrations, aka #Montol, in Penzance. We started the evening off with a lovely meal at the ancient Admiral Benbow pub in Chapel Street, #Penzance. This public house is the oldest in Penzance and reputedly has an old smuggling tunnel leading down to the […]

West Cornwall’s Ancient Sites

West Cornwall’s Ancient Sites

West Cornwall’s Ancient sites are many and varied and range from stone circles which date from between 2500BC and 1600BC, to Neolithic burial chambers and courtyard houses. In the Iron Age, many people lived in round huts as had their predecessors, but in West Penwith a different type of house appeared about 500BC and lasted […]

Porthleven Royal Visit of Charles and Camilla

Porthleven Royal Visit of Charles and Camilla

I was privileged to witness the Porthleven royal visit of Charles and Camilla this morning. The streets of #Porthleven were lined with locals, tourists and very excited school children. Even our Harbourmaster, Phil, was togged up smartly for the occasion. Charles and Camilla Although I am not a royalist in any way, shape or form, […]

Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands

Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands

For a great day out in west Cornwall, what better than to visit Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands. I went to look around Pengersick Castle grounds today, while on a walk in the Praa Sands area, and the gardens have now been extensively restored. It was a sunny but windy day and the gardens were […]