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.

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.