Cornwall – what’s going on in August and September?

This summer there really is something for everyone going on in our beautiful part of the world!  Love music, books, nature, food and fashion?  How about watching some great theatre under the giant umbrella that is Sterts Theatre, Cornwall’s unique amphitheatre, on the edge of Bodmin Moor? http://www.sterts.co.uk

It is the last chance to visit The Butterfly Count at Cotehele, until 5 August, to see how many varieties of butterfly you can spot.  Booking not needed – pick up your count sheet and explore the gardens and mill!  You will find an array of events taking place at Cotehele throughout August and September. – well worth a visit and so close to Ryelands!

The world famous British Firework Championships are also coming back to Plymouth’s waterfront on 8 and 9 August, bringing sparkle and drama to Plymouth Hoe –http://www.britishfireworks.co.uk

Make the most of the hot British summer and grab your blanket and popcorn ready to watch a movie under the stars at Mount Edgcumbe (Torpoint, Cornwall) or Tinside Lido (Plymouth) or in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard.  A variety of film classics and family favourites can be enjoyed at the Open Air Cinema.  We at Ryelands saw ‘Dirty Dancing’ and it was spectacular on the big screen!  Check availability and book –  https://plymouthartscentre.org/whats-on/open-air-cinema-2018/.

Make the most of the beautiful Cornish weather and enjoy one of Tamar Trail’s recommended walks that lead you through the woods to breathtaking views of the Tamar Valley and a landscape shaped by the area’s mining heritage.  A trail map can be downloaded on their website – http://www.tamartrails.co.uk/walking/.

Looking for more activities to fill your beautiful long Cornish Summer days?  Why not pop over to the Visit Cornwall website to find out what else is happening close to Ryelands and the rest of the county! https://www.visitcornwall.com

June and July Events in and Around Saltash

Ryelands B&B is ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, explorers of Dartmoor with its miles of rugged moorland and magnificent granite tors or those just wishing to get away from it all and relax.  June and July are big months in Cornwall for outdoor events, thanks to the (mostly) glorious weather we are blessed with!

Plymouth is hosting Flavour Fest from 1st–3rd June 2018, which is the south west’s largest food and drink festival held at the city centre Piazza.

For those of you who love a good agricultural show, it’s the Royal Cornwall Show on 7th-9th June 2018! Held near Wadebridge every year, it’s a great day out for animal lovers, foodies and those looking for some retail therapy and well worth a look if you are in the area.

Enjoy a regatta? The Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival is happening on 9th and 10th June 2018. The 183rd Saltash Regatta held close to Ryelands B&B, is one of the most colourful events held in Cornwall and, certainly for South East Cornwall, and is the most popular annual regatta! 

If music is more your thing, why not head to the Polperro Music Festival from the 16th-18th June 2018 and enjoy their arts and crafts fair, village carnival and bonfire – as well as plenty of music, obviously!

An upcoming event that we can highly recommend is Mevagissey Feast Week which is being held from 24th-30th June 2018, which celebrates the feast of St. Peter (as it has done since 1754).  There are numerous events going on throughout Feast Week, including a carnival parade, fete, musical concerts, fireworks and a raft race. 

This summer, there really is something for everyone going on in our beautiful part of the world! Love music, books, nature, food and fashion? The Great British Summer Festival – a day of music and entertainment, food, workshops and shopping is happening at Mount Edgecumbe House and Barrow Centre on the 22nd July 2018.

And don’t forget that the Port Eliot festival (held on the private estate of the Earl of St Germans, near Saltash) is happening from the 26th to the 29th July 2018.

There’s always something to see down here in sunny Cornwall – don’t just take our word for it! Visit Cornwall have a great ‘what’s on’ page – find it here: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on

Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Ryelands

If you’ve booked to stay with us at Ryelands during the Easter break then you’re in for an egg-citing treat with our Easter Egg Hunt!

The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs around the accommodation and we need your help to solve the clues and find the eggs!

Let Julie know you want to join in the hunt, and off you go in search of a delicious treat.

Available complimentary during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and can be played by all guests for a bit of fun!  We look forward to welcoming you to Ryelands, this Easter.

For more details, or to book your Easter break to Ryelands please contact Julie on 07771 963926 or email enquiries@ryelandsbandb.co.uk.

Romantic Ways to Spend Valentines in and around Cornwall

Cornwall is a truly beautiful county providing a holiday destination for families, adrenalin junkies and foodies from across the country. It’s one of Britain’s favourite romantic holiday destinations and a perfect location for a romantic weekend away with your loved one this Valentines.

You and your loved one could wake up together on Valentine’s morning and enjoy a home-cooked breakfast in one of our beautifully appointed rooms overlooking the Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty that boasts a stunning landscape of peace and tranquillity.

Stunning Views

Put on your walking boots and head off to enjoy a romantic exploration of the Tamar Valley, that will lead you through woods to breathtaking views, or stroll along nearby coastal areas.  Polperro Harbour and Peak Rock offer amazing views and relaxing sounds of the waves.  A potential location for a romantic proposal perhaps?! Saltash Town Council has compiled some fantastic countryside walks within the local area of Ryelands.

A Cosy Pub

If spending time together with a glass of wine, a pint of real ale and a plate of delicious food is your bag, snuggling up at one of Cornwall’s cosy pubs is the perfect way to spend your February 14th.

There’s plenty of local pubs and restaurants to choose from, whether you decide to spend your Valentine’s Day in and around Saltash or by visiting one of the nearby counties.​

Extra Special Romantic Experience

Following a day of exploration, a little bit of shopping and lunch in a cosy pub, it’s time to get dressed up for a romantic evening!

The Eden Project is offering a limited number of couples the chance to enjoy an intimate dining experience in the Rainforest Biome this Valentine’s, including bubbly, canapes, a three-course meal, and entertainment. Dates include Saturday 10, Wednesday 14 and Saturday 17 February 2018.

Nearby Plymouth is only a 20-minute drive from Ryelands and the National Marine Aquarium could ensure love is in the air (or should I say love is in the water) for your Valentine’s getaway.  In 2017 the Aquarium opened its doors to couples for a special romantic meal in front of their Atlantic Ocean exhibit surrounded by sharks and rays.  Dates to ‘dine under the sea’ in 2018 are yet to be released but would be worth keeping an eye out for this unique experience! 

The Artillery Tower in Plymouth is in a 15th-century tower overlooking the sea.  This Michelin-rated restaurant focuses on sourcing the best local produce, combined with proper cooking, and a relaxed informal service. And the wood-burning stove and exposed stone walls create the perfect romantic atmosphere for your special Valentine’s.

Start your love affair with Cornwall and Devon today!  Book a romantic Valentine’s getaway for you and your loved one to Ryelands and make the most of Valentine’s with your loved one.  

www.ryelandsbandb.co.uk/book-now.

 

Ryelands Winter Special Offers

Take advantage of our Winter Special Offers and stay in the magical Cornish countryside this Christmas, at Ryelands B&B.  Our winter discounts are available on rooms throughout November, December and January and even better, we offer a 10% discount if you book directly with us via our website at www.ryelandsbandb.co.uk.

Christmas in Cornwall

Ryelands is located overlooking the Tamar Valley, on one side of the valley is Devon, the other Cornwall, and the valley extends north from the broad estuary at Plymouth to the intricate, deeply incised river that meanders just below Launceston and Tavistock. Ryelands B&B is positioned on the border of the two counties near to Saltash, known as the ‘Gateway to Cornwall’. The Tamar Valley borders Dartmoor National Park to the east and the Kit Hill area to the west. As many our guests state in their reviews, we really are in the perfect location!

Illuminate 2017

There’s plenty of Christmas cheer going on in and around us this winter; Mayflower 400 UK commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing from Plymouth to America, carrying the pilgrims who founded the modern United States. On Friday 24th November 2017, the run-up to this significant moment in history will be commemorated with Illuminate – a light festival for Plymouth.

Plymouth will see Royal William Yard illuminated by design, art and inspiration inspired by the values of Mayflower 400; freedom, humanity, imagination and future. This four day is worth attending if you’re staying with us at Ryelands.

Saltash Christmas Festival

On 2nd December 2017, the community of Saltash will be celebrating all things Christmas by transforming Fore Street into a pedestrian haven with snow in the air and stilt walkers on the ground.  Well worth a visit to pick up a range of locally made Christmas gifts for your loved ones.

Saltash Waterside Christmas

Join our friendly local community for a great Christmas event in Saltash on 2nd December, with carols around the Christmas Tree and the Brunel Bridge all floodlit. Father Christmas will be in attendance and a spectacular of Fireworks at 6 pm!

Plymouth Christmas Market

Visit the Plymouth Christmas Market to sample an array of local produce from 30 November to 21 December. The beautiful log cabin style stalls will be selling unique hand-crafted gifts from the South West and further afield, will be festooned in fairy lights offering warming drinks, a Bavarian bar with heated seats, and festive food to keep visitors going – perfect for those chilly, late night shopping trips.

Take Advantage of our Winter Discounts

There’s a huge array of events, activities and festivities taking place in and around Cornwall this winter – it’s an opportunity, for a relaxing winter break, not to be missed!  Find out about more events and activities taking place in and around Saltash, on Visit Cornwall. We look forward to welcoming you to Ryelands B&B where you can be assured that you’ll be taken good care of.  Guests love to sit and enjoy our home-cooked breakfast on a lovely, crisp winter morning, with a hot cup of tea or coffee while overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty.

View our website for availability and to book your Cornwall adventure.

Ryelands – The Picturesque Location for Photoshoots and Filming

We are spoilt for choice for picturesque locations here in stunning Cornwall. Cornwall has been home to many TV and film productions including Sky 1’s drama series Delicious, starring Dawn French, BBC’s Poldark, ITV’s Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes as well as many more TV favourites.

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Filming & Photoshoots at Ryelands B & B

The beautiful Ryelands estate would make the perfect venue for a photoshoot or filming location.  Located in Carkeel near Saltash, Cornwall, Ryelands is bursting with open space and overlooking the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was recently refurbished to an extremely high standard.  This unique setting is a wonderful escape from the busy outside world and is located less than 30 minutes from Plymouth and within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall. Situated to the south of the Tamar Valley and looking out over its stunning scenery, Ryelands dates back to the 1920s. 

Ryelands with its idyllic backdrop is the perfect venue for a wide range of photoshoots, TV and film. The house and grounds are available throughout the year.  For availability and further details contact us here.

Ryelands Welcomes the ‘Cornwall Reports’ Team

Last month, Ryelands were proud to host the 'Cornwall Reports' team to our newly refurbished Bed & Breakfast! It was great to see what goes on 'behind the scenes' when recording a local news bulletin, and to meet the presenter, Graham Smith.  If you missed the video on Facebook, here's another chance to see Ryelands on screen!

 

July and August Events In And Around Saltash

This summer, there really is something for everyone going on in our beautiful part of the world! Love music, books, nature, food and fashion? Don’t forget that the Port Eliot festival (held on the private estate of the Earl of St Germans, near Saltash) is happening from the 27th to the 30th July 2017 – want more information? Click here: http://porteliotfestival.com

The Great British Summer Festival – a weekend of music and entertainment, food, workshops and shopping – is happening at Mount Edgecumbe House and Barrow Centre on the 22nd and 23rd July: http://www.missivyevents.co.uk/

The world famous British Firework Championships are also coming back to Plymouth’s waterfront on the 9th and 10th August, bringing sparkle and drama to Plymouth Hoe – http://www.britishfireworks.co.uk

Looking for more activities to fill your beautiful long Cornish Summer days? Why not pop over to the visit Cornwall website to find out what else is happening close to Ryelands Bed & Breakfast, and the rest of the county! https://www.visitcornwall.com

Published Author Comes to Stay!

Published Author Comes to Stay at Ryelands B&B

Here at Ryelands B&B, we love meeting our guests and learning a little more about them as we introduce them to the property and its facilities, or chat a little whilst they enjoy a leisurely breakfast! We’ve been lucky enough to have had many fabulous guests to stay since we opened in May, each with their own unique reasons for visiting this beautiful part of the world!

We were very excited, a few weeks ago, to welcome the author Leona Thomas to our Bed & Breakfast. Leona’s father, Leonard H. Thomas, served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and kept a diary about his experiences aboard HMS Ulster Queen in the Russian Arctic Convoy. Leona has collated and edited these diaries to create ‘Through Ice and Fire: A Russian Arctic Convoy Diary 1942’ – a book that really brings to life the hardship and reality of life at sea on an anti-aircraft ship in dangerous times and inhospitable conditions.

Leona was kind enough to share a copy of her book with us, so we can confirm that ‘Through Ice and Fire’ is an incredibly poignant insight into our history, and highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the first-hand experiences of our service personnel in World War 2. If you are interested in reading Leona’s book, you can find it here.

Cornwall – what’s going on in June and July?

For those of you who love a good agricultural show, it’s the Royal Cornwall Show (8th-10th June 2017) this week! Held near Wadebridge every year, it’s a great day out for animal lovers, foodies and those looking for some retail therapy and well worth a look if you are in the area this week.

June and July are big months in Cornwall for outdoor events, thanks to the (mostly) glorious weather we are blessed with! Enjoy a regatta? The Looe Lugger Regatta is happening this week too (from the 9th–11th June).  Saltash Regatta, held close to Ryelands B&B, will be on from the 17th–18th June.  If music is more your thing, why not head to the Polperro Music Festival (from the 10th-18th June) and enjoy their arts and crafts fair, village carnival and bonfire – as well as plenty of music, obviously!

Two upcoming events that we can highly recommend are Mevagissey Feast Week (25th June-1st July), which celebrates the feast of St. Peter (as it has done since 1754).  There are numerous events going on throughout Feast Week, including a carnival parade, fete, musical concerts, fireworks and a raft race.  For more information, head over to the Mevagissey Feast Week Facebook Page (look up @MevaFeastWeek) for the latest information and a link to their downloadable event guide.

We also highly recommend Port Eliot Festival (27th-30th July) in St. Germans.  The event is an eclectic and fun-filled festival bringing together food, art, fashion, workshops and wellbeing, as well as music (everything from Brass bands to ‘Synth-Pop’!).  For more information about the festival, please head over to their website: http://porteliotfestival.com/

There’s always something to see down here in sunny Cornwall – don’t just take our word for it! Visit Cornwall have a great ‘what’s on’ page – find it here: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on