What happened? Well we received our wedding license; entered a pasty competition at The Eden Project and went on a ‘Sea Food Safari’ all arranged by the brilliant Food Travel Company. Celebrated many birthdays and anniversaries. Met many brides to be; hens and stags (sophisticated ones) And if that wasn’t enough just before the year came to an end we collaborated with Art Eye
With a wedding license came a few projects and Dads to do list got larger, not only did he have his usual maintenance chores he also had a new BIG project. The Cart-House; a beautiful rustic venue perfect for parties, wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening do’s.
Then came the food. Food, glorious food…Cornwall is a gastronomic delight where better for the brilliant Food Travel Company to arrange two very different foodie breaks. The first break was all about the Cornish pasty. We all love a ‘em but do we know how to make a perfect pasty? We learnt form a pasty making pro and had a chance to perfect our pasties before entering the Eden Project World Championship Pasty Competition. Oh yeah this is serious stuff!
For more information and prices for this brilliant pasty break please visit Food Travel Company website
The second break was a Sea Food Safari; a four-day affair that included cooking classes with pro chef Lee Groves from Seagrass St Ives – fish and shellfish galour; a trip to the historic Newlyn Fish Market; a tour of the Rock Oyster Festival, and nonstop eating – all seafood of course!
Both breaks are perfect for brushing up on your culinary skills and a brilliant way to meet other like minded food fanatics. Our guests for the Safari included Rosa of Crumbs Magazine, Helen of Fuss Free Flavours, Kavey of Kavey Eats, but you don’t have to be a marvelous chef to enjoy the safari as Jon from The Good Cornwall Guide discovered.
For more information and prices please visit Food Travel Company website
During the summer school holidays we met many wonderful families, celebrated wedding anniversaries, and many birthdays. We were also very busy meeting many very excited young couples planning their wedding.
The year ended with a creative collaboration with Art Eye who were invited to create an installation of beautiful, apt and collectible locally-sourced art work. The project; to promote the concept of sustainable luxury by curating original art works into our already extensive collection whilst also integrating ‘functional art’ furniture pieces by Nicholas Langan into the existing array of up-cycled furniture. The beautifully shot photographs speak for themselves via The Art of Bespoke
We have many more exciting new projects on our to do list for 2013. Top of the list a fire pit, changing the current swimming pool to a natural pool filtered by a reed bed (this is in research phase) All our newly weds get to plant a tree at Lanyon.
My current wacky crazy idea is a micro brewery. I am in talks with the brilliant beer guru Pete from Pete Drinks. We are cooking up a plan. Other ideas are in the pipeline, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
These are just a few of our ideas…but what would you like to add to our list? If we like your idea and we use it, you will win a two night holiday for two in the Coach-House. Get your thinking caps on – we want unusual! Good Luck.