What a year 2012!

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.

Cart-House before:

 

Cart-Hosue after:

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.

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  • Kavey

    Can’t wait for you and Pete to get the LC Brewery going. Coming up to London any time soon? Let’s put in a date, and you guys can plan. I’m starting the new job shortly so no weekends down your way for a while for me. x

  • rachel humphries

    Set up a foraging experience Cornwall is such a rich landscape. It would be fabulous.

  • http://twitter.com/Kavey Kavita

    I’d probably look at running specific cookery classes… for example the large kitchens would be a lovely space for small groups to learn how to make jam and marmalade (or pickles and chutneys) or a bread making course or other one topic courses. :-)

  • Lanyon

    Thank you Rachel realy like that idea. There are so many great foods hiding in our hedgerows and I have always fancied myself a a Bear Grylls type!

  • Lanyon

    Thanks Kavey such a great idea – a one day experience and our guests will have a jam, marmalade or chutney or two to take away with them! Like it everytime they open their jar of homemade goodness they will think of us ;)

  • Lanyon

    LC Brewery – lets get planning!