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 […]

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 […]

Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven

Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven

I’ve had some lovely walks to Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven recently and it made a very pleasant change to be looking at Loe Bar and Loe Pool from east to west instead of doing my usual walks in the woodland on the western side of the lake. The scenery always changes, depending upon […]

Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall

Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall

Although I am naturally drawn to the cliffs in #Cornwall, in the spring you can’t beat the Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall. It is now early April and the bluebells are coming through, leaving a beautiful scent wafting on the air as you walk past. Penrose A few years ago, the National Trust opened up more […]

Winter in Porthleven Cornwall

Winter in Porthleven Cornwall

I actually quite like winter in Porthleven Cornwall, and when things have quietened down and the temperature drops, I know it’s time to light the log burner in the kitchen and get nice and cosy. Even at this time of year, I still enjoy my walks, especially with the autumn colours in #Penrose woods, just […]

Helston Flora Day 2016

Helston Flora Day 2016

Helston Flora Day 2016 may have got off to a damp start, but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the Hal-an-Tow participants. The pageant was as rowdy and boisterous as ever, with the Spaniards being chased away by the Cornish, St Piran crossing the Irish Sea and Robin Hood and his Merry Men. […]

Porthleven History

Porthleven History

Porthleven is the most southerly port in the UK, but probably started its history in the 1600’s, when mining was the main industry in the area and houses were built up around the cove. There were a few silver lead mines nearby: Wheal Penrose and Wheal Rose to the east, plus Wheal Unity and Wheal […]

Helston Flora Day

Helston Flora Day

This Friday, 8th May, is Helston Flora Day, a really special day out for locals and visitors alike. The fair comes to town and the main streets of Helston are decorated with banners, greenery and flowers. The celebrations commence at 7am with the first dance, followed at 8.30 at St John’s Bridge by my favourite […]

Porthleven Walks 1

Porthleven Walks 1

Why not come and stay in our 2 bedroom self catering apartment at The Gables in Porthleven, Cornwall. We have vacancies this September and we do accept well behaved dogs, so come and stay with us and enjoy the wonderful walks nearby. There is a lovely harbour 2-3 minutes’ walk away from The Gables, where […]