Nature’s larder: discover food foraging in Cornwall

With the right guidance, it’s possible to unearth a wealth of natural and surprisingly delicious edible plants all around us. For those in the know, food foraging can open up a whole new world of tastes and recipe ideas, and what better place to learn than Cornwall?

Food foraging in Cornwall is a great way to spend an afternoon, giving you a chance to explore some of the beautiful Cornish countryside and learn about edible plants at the same time.

Food Foraging in Cornwall

Food Foraging in Cornwall

Local food forager and wild food guide Rachel Lambert is a fountain of knowledge on food foraging in Cornwall and can show you a large variety of edible plants, pointers on how to identify them, which parts to eat and even suggest recipes.

Rachel is hosting food foraging walks in Cornwall from here at Gwel an Mor this October and November, and having been on one ourselves, we can safely say you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find! These food foraging walks are open to our residents here at Gwel an Mor as well as members of the public.

Not only can you see some of our beautiful woodland and countryside, Rachel will share her secrets of food foraging and edible plants. We guarantee you’ll never look at the hedgerows the same way again!

Please note that our food foraging walks in Cornwall are carried out completely under Rachel’s guidance. We would never recommend picking and eating plants without the guidance of an expert in food foraging, as this could be dangerous.

Click here for more information on food foraging in Cornwall. To book one of our food foraging walks in Cornwall, please call us on 01209 842354.

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Hot tub heaven: Lodges with hot tubs, Cornwall

When it comes to self catering holiday must-haves, lodges with hot tubs in Cornwall must come pretty close to the top.

According to a survey quoted in the Telegraph this month, one in ten homes in the country now has a hot tub. It seems unlikely, but whether this statistic is true or not, the need for lodges with hot tubs in Cornwall is keener than ever.

And it’s not hard to understand why, there can’t be many things more relaxing than sinking up to your neck into a warm, bubbling hot tub on your lodge’s own open-air private deck under the stars.

Lodges with hot tubs, Cornwall at Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort

Lodges with hot tubs, Cornwall at Gwel an Mor Luxury Resort

Lodges with hot tubs are also the perfect place to catch up after a long day’s holidaying, with no television to distract and a little too much watery peril to risk using the mobile phone. There’s no limit to when you can indulge at a lodge with a hot tub in Cornwall; a dip in the depths of winter is just as enjoyable as a soak in summer, morning, noon, or starry night.

And then there’s the health benefits; spending time in your lodge hot tub is known to alleviate the symptoms of a bad back and even arthritis.

Lodges in Cornwall with hot tubs are in short supply but at Gwel an Mor, we think we have the perfect set up. Each of our five star VIP, VIP Deluxe and Residence eco-lodges has its own private hot tub tucked away on a spacious deck, bubbling away and ready whenever you are.

For more information about our lodges with hot tubs, Cornwall, click here: http://www.gwelanmor.com/accommodation.html

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Cornwall breaks, September style

For many Cornwall natives, late summer and early autumn is the part of the year they look forward to most.

The days are still long and light, the weather is still warm and best of all, the hustle and bustle of the busy summer holidays have given way to a less hectic, more relaxing vibe.

A holiday in September is a great choice for anyone looking for a late summer break in Cornwall, with its balmy temperatures and plentiful space on the beaches. Cornwall breaks in September are all about slowing down and making time for some serious R&R.

There is also a host of local events taking place in September in Cornwall, including Newquay Fish Festival, the World Bellyboard Championships at Chapel Porth, near St Agnes and Cornwall Food and Drink Festival in Truro. Festivities in September in Cornwall often have a ‘foodie’ theme, with the emphasis on gathering in the harvest and celebrating traditional methods of food production and cookery.

Gwel an Mor's luxury lodges are an ideal escape for a September break in Cornwall.

Gwel an Mor’s luxury lodges are an ideal escape for a September break in Cornwall.

The luxury holiday lodges at Gwel an Mor are an ideal base for Cornwall holidays in September, complete with spectacular sea views, bubbling hot tubs and private decking areas and all the finishing touches you could wish for from your home from home. There’s even a log burner so you can enjoy those September evenings well into the night.

Each lodge has been designed to make relaxation the top priority, so your September break in Cornwall can be a real escape from the norm. And with September late deals in Cornwall like ours, why wait? www.gwelanmor.com/holiday-offers.html

For more information about our accommodation, click here: www.gwelanmor.com/accommodation

To check availability, please call us on 01209 842354 or click here: www.gwelanmor.com/book-form

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Get away from it all with last minute holidays in Cornwall

These days we all seem to live such busy lives that it can be hard to plan in a holiday in Cornwall the way we once did.

Ever-changing schedules and commitments may mean that you can’t plan your holiday until it’s just around the corner, and that’s where last minute holidays in Cornwall come in.

The beauty of last minute holidays in Cornwall is that you can just book and go; hop in the car or on the train and you’re there. Unlike going abroad, booking a last minute break in Cornwall doesn’t have to mean lots of complicated travel plans.

Of course the weather plays its part too, and although Cornwall is fabulous in any weather, having the sunshine undoubtedly makes a huge difference. When we’re lucky enough to have the weather on our side, taking to the water is one of the best ways to see the county, and cool down at the same time! Take some inspiration for your last minute holiday in Cornwall with this video from Visit Cornwall:

At Gwel an Mor, each of our holiday lodges has its own dedicated parking space and our local train station is just a short taxi ride away, so getting to your last minute break in Cornwall couldn’t be easier.

Although there’s no guarantee of last minute availability in Cornwall, if you’re willing to wait there can often be some fantastic last minute holiday offers available. Then it’s just a matter of days until you can set off on your way to Cornwall for your last minute break, with its golden beaches, quaint fishing villages and woodland walks.

After all, what could be better than booking a last minute holiday in Cornwall and not having to wait for it to come around?

You and your family could be enjoying a last minute holiday in Cornwall

To see if Gwel an Mor currently has last minute availability, please click here:
http://www.gwelanmor.com/last-minute-deals

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Escape to luxury lodges in Cornwall with a contemporary edge

With such a dazzling array of holiday accommodation on offer in Cornwall, it can be hard to decide what kind of Cornish holiday home you want to escape to.

Luxury lodges in Cornwall come in many shapes and forms but we like to think we have your perfect luxury lodge wrapped up, whether you prefer traditional comfort and style or modern and contemporary chic. Our beautiful Scandinavian style luxury lodges have established themselves as firm favourites amongst our guests, and now we can offer a new type of luxury lodge holiday in Cornwall.

Luxury eco lodges at the Residence, Cornwall

The eco friendly luxury lodges at the Residence offer the perfect retreat for anyone looking for luxury lodges with a contemporary twist. With a clean designer look, spacious interiors and the ultimate in luxury touches, these modern lodges offer an alternative form of five star luxury holiday in Cornwall.

The luxury lodges at the Residence boast extensive outside decking with your own private hot tub, sun beds and a gas BBQ, an ultra modern log burner, mood lighting and underfloor heating. There’s even a plasma TV in the family bathroom and a permanent boiling water tap in the beautiful designer kitchen.

Contemporary luxury lodge interior

Just as in the rest of our luxury lodges, you’ll also find wifi throughout, Freeview television, stylish furniture and appliances plus stunning sea views of the Cornwall coast.

Not to mention all of the fantastic facilities on the doorstep of your luxury lodge, including fabulous dining in the Terrace Restaurant, wildlife experiences at Feadon Farm, indulgent treatments at the Wellbeing Spa and theClubhouse  pool, steam room and sauna.

Available for both week holidays and short breaks, you can find out more about these contemporary luxury lodges in Cornwall, here: http://www.gwelanmor.com/accommodation/place/residence-2- bed.html

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Looking for the best 5 star holiday park in England? You found us!

Hours of trawling through trip advisor reviews, forums and
countless websites in search of the best holiday park in the UK to take your next holiday at?

That all sounds like a lot of hard work to find the best holiday park in England to us, so stop right there, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax (relax; a key word we feel is essential for your holiday) in the knowledge that you have found the best luxury holiday park in the UK right here at this moment.  Luxury; another key word for your 2013 holiday in the UK.

5 star holiday parks in the UK  are not easy to find, we don’t just claim to be the best holiday park in Cornwall however, but the best holiday park in the UK in fact and we have nationally recognised awards that prove it.

Find out more about our host of awards won for being the best holiday park in the UK – http://www.gwelanmor.com/about-gwelanmor/awards.html

Chat live to our reservations team and ask them yourselves… http://www.gwelanmor.com/livehelp/index.php?LANGUAGE=enOr

Or just simply browse your way through our stunning website, complete with virtual tours and see for yourselfwhy Gwel an Mor is the best family holiday park in the UK.
www.gwelanmor.com

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Where is Santa in Cornwall?

As the month of December draws near, once again children from all over the world are becoming increasingly excited as the Christmas holiday approaches.  Their thoughts are turning to the presents they hope to receive and whether their behaviour throughout the year has made them deserving of these gifts they long for so much!
The most magical method of letting him know if they have been ‘naughty or nice’ is of course to see the big man himself, face to face in his grotto.

This year he has made his way from Lapland right down to Pastyland! That’s right Santa’s  in Cornwall accompanied by two of his trusty reindeer- Nadelik and Lowen (Merry and Christmas in Cornish).
But ‘where abouts is Santa in Cornwall…?!’ I hear you ask…

 

Perhaps trying his hand at surfing in Newquay? Enjoying a cream tea in a typically quaint Cornish tearoom? Or walking off all those mince pies along a coastal trail?
Nope…guess again. He is staying at the 5 Star luxury resort that is know as ‘Gwel an Mor’ situated in the small  fishing village of Portreath. He is spending the weekend of the 1st & 2nd of December 2012 in the best santa’s grotto in Cornwall yet, at the resort’s charming ‘Celebration of Christmas Event’ a local festivity not to be missed.

Yes Father Christmas is in Cornwall for a whole weekend! Available to meet with his reindeer and other animals at the resorts wonderful farm (pre booking essential). He even has his sleigh with him (how else would he make it all the way here?-We all know how long the A30 can take!) ready for children and their parents to climb in for photographs of the day.

Each child will meet the nativity stable animals (a little different from the traditional ones but even more cute), pet the friendly reindeer brothers and receive a luxury gift from Santa himself.

As well as this there will Christmas decoration making and face painting, as well as an array of other Christmas themed craft activities.

Prefer traditional to tacky? Then this ones for you…the best Father Christmas grotto in Cornwall.  So book this date in your diary parents, give them an experience they will treasure for years and come and enjoy the day with us.

View more details on the Celebration of Christmas event, along with pre booking details, bookmark this page!

Hope to see you there, and remember to bring your Christmas wishlist!

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The Beauty of the Barn; venue for weddings in Cornwall

The popularity of barn venues for weddings in Cornwall has had a recent surge and for more and more couples wedding barn venues are becoming the top choice.

The beauty of barn venues for weddings, as more couples are discovering, is that you can create your own backdrop against a fairly neutral background in a party barn venue. A clash of colours with the bridesmaids dresses or floral wallpaper that is not to your taste is not a worry when you choose a barn venue for weddings or parties.

The neutral backdrop allows free reign to create your own unique setting in your wedding barn venue meaning you can make a huge impression with carefully positioned floral displays, table decorations, balloons, chair covers and more.

Wedding barn venues in Cornwall in particular also have the added benefit of invariably being set in the most beautiful rural scenery as barn venues for parties in Cornwall have usually been adapted from original farm buildings.

The unique charm and atmosphere our party barn venue in Cornwall offers is extremely hard to beat. It’s intimate and romantic feel is the perfect setting for your big day. If you are about to start looking for your wedding venue in Cornwall or are getting tired of seeing venues that just don’t match your expectations take a look at our barn venue for weddings. Cornwall is a beautiful location and our party barn venue gives you the freedom to let your imagination and creativity run wild!

Click here for more information on our barn venue for weddings and parties

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Spa Weekend in Cornwall; Bubble of Bliss

Work, deadlines, play dates…these constant pulls of daily life mean many people find it hard to sit still and truly relax. Indulgence is important however and now and then an escape from reality is essential, one of the best ways to do this is a spa pamper day & Cornwall is the natural place to do so.

We all know the luxury of the ‘holiday bubble’; that time when you’re satisfied in the knowledge you are temporarily detached from the hustle and bustle of your normal world, easily re-created on a spa break. Cornwall spa breaks have that extra appeal to one you may take in a large city.  Pamper breaks in Cornwall mean adopting a slower pace of life during your time here and city life will become a distant blur while you’re enjoying your pamper weekend in Cornwall.

The Cornish sea air, the quiet woodlands, the rugged coastlines, the sound of the waves, the sand beneath your toes…all of this and more makes Cornwall a naturally relaxing place, combined with the luxury of a spa weekend package, Cornwall is the obvious choice for sheer relaxation.

Our society now has gone from working to live to living to work and as a result many people find it hard to relax and take stock of their lives. Not knowing how to ‘stop and smell the roses’ anymore can be a flaw we are all guilty of at times and all it takes is a few days away, a spa weekend in Cornwall perhaps, to give you that opportunity.

Remember the balance between work and play is key to a happy and healthy lifestyle, time dedicated solely to you to unwind is essential to recharge those batteries, a pamper break in Cornwall could be just the ticket.

See details of our spa at our luxury holiday resort here.

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Your Wedding Venue in Cornwall, Your Style

 

South West wedding venues are a plenty, from hotels to manor houses, many of which already have their own unique style, a style which may not always coincide with yours…

Whether its floral wallpaper that is not to your taste, or curtain fabric that will clash with your colour scheme, finding a large wedding venue in Cornwall that can be flexible and  adapt to suit your individual requirements is not easy.

Sound familiar? What you want when looking through the best wedding venues in Cornwall for you, is a versatile blank canvas enabling you to get creative and put your personal stamp on the day.

The neutral backdrop of an elegant marquee lining allows you to do this and twinkling fairy lights and dramatic chandeliers add true sparkle to this stunning alternative wedding venue in Cornwall. All fitted within a charming wooden clad barn, means weather restrictions don’t need a second thought.

Our events barn at Gwel an Mor is the ultimate large wedding venue in Cornwall that  gives you the freedom to get imaginative and inject your own individual style into this wedding venue in Cornwall.

A theme makes a wedding more personal and unique themed weddings are becoming more popular as brides and grooms want to make a statement with their wedding day.

The options really are endless, we would love to hear your themed wedding ideas,  here are a few to get you going…

Vintage
Medieval
Shabby chick
Las Vegas style
Colour themed
Winter wonderland
Traditional Barn dance style
Beach themed
Rustic country style

For more ideas see – Top 30 Wedding Ideas

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