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?

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 –

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 –

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 –

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!

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.


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.

Cornwall on the Box

Cornwall’s famous coastline has been spotted in many British TV dramas and films, and we are fortunate to be well located for you to be able to visit a large majority of them!

The 1996 historical drama 'Poldark' was filmed in a number of locations around Cornwall, as was the later TV series, which was set mostly around the Helston area. The popular BBC drama 'Jonathan Creek', starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin, was filmed at Rinsey Head, which is located off the main A394 road between Helston and Penzance.

'Hornblower', the series based on C. S. Forester's ten fictional Napoleonic war era novels about a Royal Navy Officer, Horatio Hornblower, featured extensive scenes at Falmouth and St Mawes, both about one and a half hours south west of Ryelands.  Love the series? Why not pay a visit to Pendennis Castle, an imposing fortress built by Henry VIII, which was also used as a location for the series. 

As far as TV dramas go, one of the most well-known series that was filmed in Cornwall is the much loved 'Doc Martin'. Starring Martin Clunes, the show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn, and filmed on location in Port Issac, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn at Roscarrock Manor Farm.

Also partly filmed in Port Issac was the welsh detective drama series Hinterland, which came to Cornwall in 2015, and also visited Polzeath, a small seaside resort on the headland opposite Padstow.

Most recently, our very own Tamar Valley featured in the Sky 1 show 'Delicious', featuring Dawn French, which was filmed on location at Pentillie Castle in the Tamar Valley!

Love your Cornish television dramas? Come to Ryelands and enjoy the beautiful scenery that you have enjoyed 'on the box' in real life! We can't wait to see you.