1. Explore (our favourite) Roseland Peninsula and visit Melinsey Mill Cafe!
We love Autumn and lovely fresh walks through Cornwall's picturesque valleys... and what we love even more is stopping somewhere cosy (the quirkier the better!) for a nice cuppa and a yummy homemade cake, mmmmm.... You do too? Read on...
Tucked away in one of Cornwall's hidden valleys, you will discover Melinsey Mill
. This local family business is run from a restored 16th Century water mill. Melinsey is a one off, a wonderfully Cornish mixture of eccentricity and charm. When you walk around the pond you pass by Rick Hancocks willow works, from a life size fisherman to a hanging spider. travel through a jug, cup and teapot living willow archway, stumble across a mermaid and keep your eyes peeled for the face in the tree. Tables and chairs are situated around the pond for outside eating. If the weather should be unkind, there is room in the mill to sit with a small wood burning stove or a couple of rustic shelters outside to seek refuge from the weather. Bliss!
2. Actually walk through St. Ives' Fore Street!
If you've visited Cornwall's most popular town in the summer, you'll know what we're talking about here... The good news is, this time of the year St Ives is just as lovely, all the shops are still open and you get to keep your personal space to yourself! Happy days!
3. Feast Nights!
Ahh, don't we just love these gatherings! Perfect way to unwind after a busy summer with some lovely freshly cooked food, live folk music, surrounded by happy people! One of our favourite places is Nancarrow Farm
. The farm is an atmospheric venue: arrive to the sights and smells of aged Nancarrow beef smouldering on the courtyard fire pit, the wood burner gently warming the oak barn, and candlelight flickering along the length of communal tables. The barns provide the backdrop for a warm welcome, a seasonal tipple and something tasty from the grills. You are welcome to take a stroll around the farm and gardens while local folk musicians and wood smoke fill the courtyard air. After an hour mingling and exploring the surroundings, you will take your seat for the feast. The chefs embrace these events as a chance to show what they can do with the harvest from our fields, kitchen garden, hedgerows and larder. Each feast is unique, but expect a menu inspired by farmhouse cookery and rural communities from all over the world.
4. Taking your Pooch to the Beach!
While there are plenty of beaches that welcome dogs all year round, others have a seasonal dog ban. But after 1 October, dogs are allowed back onto many of the beaches, giving you much more freedom when you’re planning where to go.
5. Theatre in the Woods!
Watch Rogue Theathre's
Dead of Night Dance: a Halloween celebration in the heart of the woods at Tehidy near Camborne 20th to 31st Oct three times a Day 2
pm Day Dance, 5pm Dusk Dance and 8pm Dark Dance With all new dead good stories to tickle your ribs, thrill your spirits and chill your bones! Spirits of all ages welcome.