It is nearly Spring and everything is in bud…looking out onto the field from the Coach-House all you can see is a sea of yellow daffodils.
Spend Easter in Cornwall and work off all those Easter eggs by exploring our wonderful beaches. There are over 300 beaches in Cornwall for you to explore whilst holidaying at Lanyon Manor, some of the best are in close proximity of your holiday accommodation, for example the glorious beaches of Porthmeor & Carbis Bay near St. Ives and the huge stretches of golden sand at Godrevy and Portreath on the North Cornish coast.
Come and stay this Easter, we have a special HALF PRICE Easter Offer on all breaks, plus you will receive a fabulous Easter hamper full of Cornish goodies and Easter egg hunting fun for the children…adults can join in too!
Mother’s Day…what could you do for your brilliant mum? Well we have an idea…we would like to offer Mum’s a chance to celebrate their special day…but with a twist. Lanyon can accommodate up to 12 people, and Coswyn barn up to 14 – so we have decided to offer a special break for three generations of mums. Yes 3 generations…or more! So all the mums and family can celebrate their special day together in style.
Get mums and mums of mums together!
We have also teamed up with Simply Cornish Hampers, to offer each mum a hamper bursting with wonderful Cornish goodies including Camel Vally Brut and much more, a beautiful fleece picnic blanket from the Atlantic Blanket Company…and finally, to remember the occasion, we will arrange for the family to have a family photograph taken by professional award winning photographer Khalile Siddiqui.
We have Ann from Ann’s Pasties here, we are learning about the many variety of ways a pasty can be made starting with the pastry, the filling, the seasoning and most controversial of all the crimping!
Rolling the pastry with a sepecial pastry roller…
Adding the seasoning to the meat and then to the final layer which is potatoe…some say it should be onion.
…and finally the contoversial crimping…top or side crimp? I always thought it was the side crimp because when the miners were down the mine they had very dirty hands and held the pasty by the side crimp then threw it away because it was all dirty.
The rules of the competition for the World Pasty Championship at the Eden Poject state that all pasties must have side crimping.
Our foodie theme continues, we have ‘The Food Travel Company’ staying and today they are using Coswyn Barn kitchen for a photo shoot whilst they make Cornish Pasties. These are not just any old pasties, these pasties are going to the Eden Project to be entered into the World Pasty Championships.
The championships at Eden is all about celebrating the pasty and a chance for bakers in Cornwall and beyond to show off their talents.
I will keep you posted on progress, at the moment they are making the pasty pastry and prepping the vegetables.
Spring is on it’s way you can see it, everything is in bud and dad, Geoffrey – really enjoys spring…this love of spring must come from his farming days.
Tiger and Bear went to the beach yesterday – it really was a beautiful day. We sat for a little while watching the surfers, then we walk towards Godrevy lighthouse to see the seals on their private beach.
Lanyon have teamed up with Seagrass Restaurant in St Ives to bring you our very own Chef Classes. The Cookery Masterclass is ideal for those passionate about food and want to learn some of the techniques and ‘tricks of the trade’ from a professional chef in the comfort of your holiday accommodation – Lanyon Manor or Coswyn Barn.
On the 10th of December last year, Laura Dixon from The Guardian and four other foodie friends took part in our Chef Challenge cook off fun and one team was crowned “Cornish Chef champion“. The cooking was under careful scrutiny from Lee Groves and he really put them to the test. We filmed the fun, see what happened on the day.
But don’t just take our word for it find out what Laura Dixon had to say of her experience, you can read all about it on on the Guardian website
The choice is yours choose either the Cookery Masterclass or if you woud like to challenge your friends choose the Chef Challenge.
Prices for both classes start from £65 per head plus cost of ingredients. Group sizes 4 – 6. For more information please contact us.
So if you are single why not get away from it all?
Get your other single friends together and spend a 3 night break in Cornwall. And whilst your loved up friends sit in packed expensive restaurants you will be enjoying yourself in Cornwall on an adventure short break.
The 3 night break includes accommodation in Coswyn Barn or Lanyon Manor, archery, cycling, fish and chips at Rick Steins and a half hour massage in the comfort of your accommodation, *all for only £220 each!
Celebrate being single…
Oh and your loved up friends – they will be so jealous.
How does 3 nights accommodation in a beautiful property in Cornwall sound? What if we added into the deal archery, cycling, fish and chips at Rick Steins and a half hour massage in the comfort of your accommodation.
All will be arranged especially for you, all you will need to do is come to Cornwall and enjoy yourself!
Let me guess…at the top of the list is get fit! Am I right?
Well to help you get motivated we at Lanyon Holiday Cottages have put together our own fun fitness plan like no other.
Arrive at Lanyon Holiday Cottages and relax! Relax by an open fire or wood burner, what a perfect start – I said it was like no other.
Day One. Power walk along an empty beach, feel alive soak up the sea air and during the afternoon have an hour of fun trying your hand at archery with your family and friends. Who has the better aim? After such a fun filled time you can take the rest of the day off.
Day Two. Get on your bike! Your bike hire in Wadebridge has been organisd – now you are ready to cycle to Padstow for lunch, enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Camel Valley along the way. The cycle is very easy, suitable for beginners and children. And lunch well that’s also been arranged – fish and chips with a cup of tea at Rick Steins. A little indulgence after all that cycling won’t hurt!
And finally after all your fun and hard work it is time to enjoy a relaxing half and hour massage in the comfort of your holiday accommodation.
With all that fresh air, exercise, fun, pampering and of course relaxing you will feel motivated and ready to take on the New Year in style.
The 3 nights accommodation, bike hire, archery, fish and chips at Rick Steins and a half hour massage is only *£184 per person.
What are you waiting for? Book now offer is available Jan – March (excluding Easter and school holidays)
Caroline Quentin is presenting another travelogue, and this time it’s in Cornwall, “a place of epic landscapes and dramatic coastlines” where “the cliffs surrender to the mighty Atlantic”.
The series is all about getting a picture of Cornish life by speaking to locals such as fishermen, shopkeepers, holiday accommodation owners and lifeboat crews “telling the stories of community and friendship, hard graft and fresh endeavours, traditional livelihoods and ingenious money-making schemes”.
The superb ariel footage show Cornwall off beautifully demonstrating why Cornwall is such a thriving sea-side holiday destination anytime of year and why we are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of the country.