Stories of 2019 #60: Cornwall’s Hound Hotels

With summer just around the corner (hopefully, who knows with the UK), it is the time to start organising your staycation with friends, family and pups! We love Cornwall and always go with dogs in tow. With tons of walks, plenty of cafes selling cream teas and pubs serving up the finest of Cornish scrumpy’s – Cornwall is the best spot for you and your furry friends. So, grab a slice of Cornish luxury with these four pawfect hotels!

The Seafood Restaurant – Padstow

Opened in  1975, with red-checked tablecloths and candles in Verdicchio wine bottles. to today, where Rick Stein has become renowned for his imaginative shellfish and seafood cooking. The pilgrimage to Padstow for the Seafood Restaurant is on any food lovers bucket list. Your pooch can even taste the exquisite cuisine with all the organic dog treats on offer. Stay in the Master bedroom and have your own private Terrace overlooking beautiful estuary views – the perfect sun spot to rest your paws.

Pet privileges: A chalky’s blanket, dog toys, organic treats and a rick stein jute bag on arrival.

Experience nearby: Head over the water to the island of rock. the haunt of holidaying royals and celebrity stars.

Eat-up owners: You’ll be spoilt for choice at Rick Stein’s restaurant. Go simple and order the fruits de mer; seafood left in the shell, served on ice. A real taste of the seaside.

Book it: Double rooms from £120 including breakfast. Extra charges for dogs; £30 first night and £5 for any additional night stays.

The Artists Residence – Penzance

Tucked away on Chapel Street, this Georgian building is bursting with eccentric seaside charm the minute you step inside. With 22 rooms all uniquely designed by local artists from Jo Peel to Sinead Geary, you will want to visit this hotel until you have seen them all. you can Cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove or chill out on the hammocks in the fairy-lit garden. but best of all, Situated only a stone’s throw away from all the Cornish delights, this seaside retreat provides the coolest bolthole for you and Fido to explore cornwall.

Pet privileges: Dog beds, bowls and Lily’s Kitchen dog treats.

Experience nearby: Dive into the jubilee pool – Penzance’s Lido, sandwiched between the promenade and the harbour. By far the best spot in town on a summers day.

Eat-up owners: At the hotels Cornish Barn restaurant tuck into the black treacle beef brisket with, of course, all the trimmings. Washed down with bottomless prosecco, mimosas and bloody mary’s. We don’t mind if we do!

Book it: Double rooms from £84 including breakfast. Extra charges for dogs, £20 per night.

Talland Bay Hotel – Killigarth

Dating back to the 16th century this boutique property offers eclectic interiors and pine-fringed lawns stretching down to the sea. making this hotel a truly special place to escape to.  Sea-view or garden suite, you and your canine companion can walk the sandy shores on your doorstep or completely relax and settle down with the hotels luxury pamper packs – for you and your pooch. Set yourself up for a day of exploring with an english breakfast full of locally sourced produce and even the dogs can woof down their own Kittow’s butchers’ sausage. Delicious!

Pet privileges: Bespoke Talland Bay dog biscuits, all-day pet menus and pamper packs for pooches.

Experience nearby: The South West Coastal Path from Somerset to Dorset. Where else can you walk along 630 miles of superb coastline. Who will tire first – you or the dog?

Eat-up owners: Cornish strawberries with elderflower marshmallows, tonka bean meringue and honeycomb. Whilst the pups enjoy freshly cooked chicken.

Book it: Rooms from £160 per night including breakfast. Extra charges for dogs, £12.50 per night.

Talland Bay Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel – Helston

Perched upon the cliffs, this luxury hotel boasts sweeping views over the national trust’s Lizard Peninsula. By day this is a dog walker’s paradise, where you and your four-legged friend can spend the day wandering through the banks of wildflowers and quaint fishing harbours, or you can dip your paws in the sea on secluded white sand beaches. At night retire to the dedicated doggy lounge to watch the sunset, where you’ll find Edwardian décor and a glowing warmth that only comes with a family run hotel. Keep your puppy-dog eyes peeled for seals or two.

Pet privileges: Luxury Vispring dog beds, doggy towels and delicious canine cocktails.

Experience nearby: Take the short stroll into Helston and enjoy a pint of local Spingo ale in the 600-year-old Blue Anchor pub to get a real taste of Helston’s history first-hand. Dogs welcome but must be kept on lead.

Eat-up owners: At the Atlantic View restaurant tick into the pancetta crusted pork lion with cider poached apples, peas and beans.

Book it: Double rooms from £100 including breakfast. Extra charges for dogs, £9 per night.

Mullion Cove Hotel

Stories of adventure #40: York’s National Railway Museum

Another weekend is done and dusted. How do they go so quick when the week can go so slow… But I have had such a lovely weekend with my parents, spending the weekend exploring the beautiful city of York. The reason for our visit was my dad. It was his birthday last weekend and when we went to Edinburgh last year on the train, he saw a sign for the National Railway Museum and has always wanted to go ever since. So, just to show that dreams do come true we got back on the train and made a special visit to the museum.

To mine and my mums surprise the National Railway Museum was actually really good. From seeing the Mallard to the Royal carriages that Queen Victoria rode in, to the Eurostar – there was so much to see. Personally, I preferred the Royal carriages and I loved seeing how the inside of their carriages looked with opulent lampshades and plush sofas, as well as tiny little baths and narrow double beds.

Here are a few photos of our time at the museum.

St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

During this snow apocalypse (thank you to the beast from the east) we are currently having, I find myself slipping off into a daydream of summer adventures.

We all need something to look forward to and this beautiful spot in Marazion, Cornwall is the perfect place in either spring or summer. You may have seen images of this historic castle perched on top of a hill out in the ocean and people wandering up a causeway through the sea! Basically walking on water…

So, if you want a fun day out to look forward too I suggest this gem.

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Blogmas day 8: Peggy Porschen Cakes

Blogmas day 8: Peggy Porschen Cakes

I entered a bloggers paradise here at Peggy Porschen Cakes! And there was even a blogger perched on the steps under the beautiful doorway with her professional photographer snapping away.

This explosion of pink against the dark London road is an instant uplift especially on the wet cloudy day like ours! You can always rely on the English weather not to let you down ha ha.

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Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Shopping in London

Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Shopping in London

I love London and at Christmas, I love it even more if that is possible because of all the decorations and the atmosphere that London itself has around this time of year. I must say my favorite places to visit at Christmas is Selfridges and Carnaby street they just have the best decorations.

Throughout December Selfridges has tons of stuff going on to celebrate the time of year. Everything from Santa in the store, Christmas choir, and DJs, a party parade, breakfast with Santa and they have a whole floor dedicated to Christmas where you can even buy personalised Christmas crackers!! Only at Selfridges!

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Blogmas Day 4: My 2017 Photo Album

Blogmas Day 4: My 2017 Photo Album

I thought I would share with you a bunch of my favorite photographs from 2017! I tell you what it has been a year and a half but I do not want to let any spoilers slip as I have a look back on 2017 later, full of the exciting time, the hard times and what I want in the future. So my little Christmas readers you will have to wait!

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Blogmas Day 3: The Ultimate Christmas Market Bucket List

Blogmas Day 3: The Ultimate Christmas Market Bucket List

If you have not seen my previous blog posts or my vlogs online you will not know I love love love a Christmas market!! They are the ultimate festive day and I am all for the festive feels. So I thought why not put together a list of the top 10 Christmas markets that I have either been too or are on my Christmas market bucket list!

Here it goes!

 

 

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