So the weather isn’t great, but we don’t mind as the singer song writer Roger Miller once said ‘Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.’ Well I went for a walk in the rain this morning with the dogs Tiger and Bear and it was great.
We went to Tehidy woods, such a fab place to be and I find it even more enjoyable in the rain. The woods is huge, the tree’s protect you from the heavy rain and the damp wood smell and freshness that the rain brings is magical. I often get lost but that is part of the fun. (It is sign posted maybe I should pay attention.) It is a great place for everyone, young and old, you will discover camps built out of bits of wood and there is a great rope swing. Tiger and Bear don’t like me on the rope swing, they like to chase anything that flies, birds, kites and now me when I’m on a swing!
You can walk for miles and then to your delight find Polcrowjy Tea Room. I had a cup of tea and when it arrived I also had two little bowls of dog biscuits for Tiger and Bear. It’s the little things that really make a difference.
Had a lovely walk through Truro Piazza market yesterday morning, the food was looking fantastic. Hovering around the fresh fish stand the beautiful fresh mackerel brought back fond memories of the Food Travel weekend and our ‘All About Fish’ learning session by the brilliant Lee Groves from Seagrass St Ives.
The build up to our jam packed foodie weekend begins and we are delighted to be the hosts. Here is the plan for our first day all arranged by the brilliant Food Travel Company
12-4pm Our Four-Hour marathon ‘All About Fish’ session begins. We learn the A-Z of fish preparation & cooking while sampling our creations along the way. All under the guiding gills of fish fanatic Lee Groves, Head Chef of local St Ives favourite, Seagrass. The masterclass will be taking place in the fabulously spacious Coswyn Barn kitchen
4pm-7pm You Time. Downtime for our guests, an opportunity to wander the beautiful grounds at Lanyon or take a trip to the stunning beaches of the North Cornish Coast 12 minutes drive away or visit Trevaskis Farm and check out the local produce in their farm shop. Or immerse yourself in more foodie pleasures with some leisurely cheese tasting Cornish of course!
7pm Dinner. This will be a fish dish that was prepared during the lunch time ‘All About Fish’ session. After we have eaten all guests can spend the rest of the evening sharing food stories, best eats, recipes, favourite restaurant visits, food memories from home. Lovely!
What fish dish would you like to see prepared and cooked?
The Food Travel Company are coming to Cornwall for a three night, three day, Cornwall-based fish focused ‘Cook & Eat’ trip. Their base for the weekend will be our beautiful Coswyn Barn and elegant Lanyon Manor.
On the guest list we have Urvashi the Botanical Baker, former Great British Bake Off contestant who is also getting known for her Gujerati cuisine and Helen from Fuss Free Flavours known for her great recipes and digestible book reviews. Whilst perusing her blog I found a great book review for Fish Easy by Mitch Tonks, taking the fear out of fish. Perfect for our weekend.
From their perfect base in cornwall our fab foodie guests will be taking in the fishy fundamentals under the safe gills of expert fish guides. We will all be learning about fish and seafood, we will go to a beach to inspect a catch, cook up some tasty dishes, plus go on a day trip to the Rock Oyster Festival, and so much more. All arranged by the brilliant Food Travel Company.
More guests yet to be confirmed. I am so excited about all the delicious food I am going to be sampling. There is talk of desserts. So please help – what are the best puds to follow a fish course?
We are proud to announce we have a wedding license and five weddings…yes five booked. And many more enquiries. I stand corrected because I insisted the wedding market was not the market for us! What was I thinking?
I enjoy a wedding, don’t get me wrong weddings are very special but I never thought that we would be holding weddings at Lanyon. I now find myself looking forward to the next issue of Wed Magazine and looking forward to the next Wedding Fayre. For those that know me I know you are chuckling now.
But what about the bride and groom before their wedding, when they are known as ‘Stag’s’ and ‘Hen’s’? Not one to miss miss a party I have a fab plan. A plan for Sophisticated Hen and Stag breaks…the emphasis is on ‘sophisticated’
So what does sophisticated hen and stag weekend include?
Surfing or a half hour massage, walking on empty beaches, challenge your friends at acrhery. Eat great food…lot’s of great Cornish food, a hot-tub and out door heated swimming pool and relaxation, lots of relaxation.
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 now relax in front of a fire or in a wooden wood -fired hot tub under the stars with a glass of Cornish bubbly!
Perfect. Just Perfect and all from only *£261 per pserson.
*Price quoted is based on group sizes of 4, 12 or 14. Smaller groups welcome price will be quoted according to numbers.
Cornwall is a gastronomic delight and the best know restaurants have to be Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteeen in Watergate Bay. The must have menu items when enjoying yourself in Cornwall have to be the Cornish pasty, fish and chips…by the sea and for dessert a Cornish cream tea – jam first then cream…that is the Cornish way.
It doesn’t matter what you are looking for Cornwall can cater for you from dining in the great outdoors, to gourmet burgers and for real food lovers (who isn’t?) delicious michelin starred restaurants. But what if you could learn from a MasterChef?
Lee Groves, a 2010 semi-finalist in MasterChef: The Professionals, and head chef of Seagrass Restaurant in St Ives, has teamed up with us at Lanyon Holiday Cottages 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.
The 3 nights accommodation and Cookery MasterClass inc. all ingredients is only *£250 per person.
*Price quoted is based on group sizes of 12 or 14. Smaller groups welcome price will be quoted according to numbers.
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.
Sounds great! Here’s the plan:
Arrive at Lanyon Holiday Cottages and relax! Relax by an open fire or wood burner, I know it is May but a real fire is so relaxing.
Power walk or simply stroll along an empty beach, feel alive and soak up the sea air. 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 now relax with a half hour massage in the comfort of your holiday accommodation.
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!
With all that fresh air, exercise, fun, pampering and of course relaxing you will feel motivated and ready to take on the rest of the year in style.
The 3 nights accommodation, bike hire, archery, fish and chips at Rick Steins and a half hour massage is only *£235 per person. *Price quoted is based on group sizes of 4, 12 or 14. Smaller groups welcome price will be quoted according to numbers.
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.