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Caerhays Events 2017

Posted on: January 24th 2017 by Josh Williams

Caerhays Events 2017 Wedding Open Day 2017; Meet the staff at the Vean and Caerhays for our annual Wedding open day. Gardens Open 2017; Our Gardens open to the public again every day of the week from 20th February 2017 until the 18th June 2017 RHS Recommended Lecture – Caerhays Bred Magnolias; At Caerhays – […]

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Whats on at Museums in Cornwall

Posted on: January 23rd 2017 by Josh Williams

What’s on at Museums in Cornwall this February Half Term

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Hollywood comes to Caerhays

Posted on: September 29th 2016 by Josh Williams

Hollywood took over the Caerhays Estate in Cornwall to shoot one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. Cult director Tim Burton spent three months filming on the estate with Hollywood stars Rupert Everett, Chris O’Dowd and former Bond girl Eva Green. She takes the title role in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar […]

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Fair View wins 5 Star, Gold Award for 2016

Posted on: June 22nd 2016 by Josh Williams
Fair View wins 5 Star, Gold Award for 2016

Fair View in Porthleven has again been awarded a Visit England 5 Star rating with a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. For more information see the following link: Fair View

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Caerhays Summer Events

Posted on: June 21st 2016 by Josh Williams

Squashbox Theatre Presents We are delighted to welcome Squashbox Theatre back to Caerhays this year. Thursday 11th August 2016 at 4.30 pm. All welcome, tickets available through the Estate Office. This is event is FREE, but you will need to reserve your places, please call. Miracle Theatre Open Air Theatre ‘The Magnificent Three’ at Caerhays […]

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Caerhays Castle Gardens wins the Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year Award 2016

Posted on: May 5th 2016 by Josh Williams
Caerhays Castle Gardens wins the Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year Award 2016

Caerhays Castle Gardens wins the Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year Award 2016 sponsored by Christies. Award presented to Caerhays on Tuesday 5th April 2016. Charles Williams, Caerhays Estate: “We were honoured and indeed surprised to have received this prestigious award from the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s.” Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman, commented: […]

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Caerhays Events and News

Posted on: January 12th 2016 by Josh Williams

WHAT’S COMING UP SOON… Wedding Open Day at Caerhays Sunday 21st February 2016 The Vean Writing Retreat with Vanessa Matthews Book your place now Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March 2016 Cookery Retreat Weekend at The Vean Book your place now Friday 11th to Sunday 13th March 2016 RHS Recommended Lecture – Magnolia Mania […]

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The Definitive Cornwall Summer Guide

Posted on: August 25th 2015 by Josh Williams

Throughout this year, we have compiled numerous useful guides and information designed to help you get the very most out of your break in Cornwall. In this article, we try to bring together as much of that as we can to give you the definitive guide to building the most memorable and enjoyable Cornwall experience […]

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Top Cycling routes from Porthleven

Posted on: July 27th 2015 by Josh Williams

When staying at one of our beautiful holiday cottages in Porthleven, many guests like to experience the surrounding areas by bicycle. There are routes for any level of experience, whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just starting out. In this short guide, we will explore the three top cycling routes from Porthleven. Top Cycling […]

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July Offers

Posted on: July 8th 2015 by Josh Williams
July Offers

July 10 % off selected weeks in The Engine House, The Old Cart House, The Rabbit Warren. In Porthleven we have the following weeks available in two fantastic properties. Ocean View is a spacious retreat with the most spectacular, unobstructed sea views. You can watch the waves breaking on the beach, sunsets over the open […]

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The Best Harbours to Visit in Cornwall

Posted on: June 24th 2015 by Josh Williams
The Best Harbours to Visit in Cornwall

Cornwall is a county with an astonishing and far-reaching maritime heritage. It therefore will come as no surprise to many that it is also home to many of Britain’s most historic and beautiful harbours. Next time you come to stay with us in a Niche Retreat, consider a day out to some of these amazing […]

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Top 15 Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Posted on: June 25th 2015 by Josh Williams
Top 15 Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall

Within half-an-Hour from our Porthleven retreats Loe Bar Beach Loe Bar beach is a half mile shingle bank which separates the Loe, the largest natural fresh water lake in Cornwall, from the sea. Loe Bar was originally the mouth of the River Cober which led to a harbour in Helston. However, by the 13th century […]

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CINEMA ON THE BEACH

Posted on: June 23rd 2015 by Josh Williams +Read the full story

Caerhays Summer Fete

Posted on: June 18th 2015 by Josh Williams +Read the full story

Niche Retreats’ Guide to Poldark Filming Locations

Posted on: May 28th 2015 by Josh Williams

The Poldark literary stories took inspiration from our very own Truro, so it was fitting that Cornwall was chosen to host the filming locations for the televised series. Below is a list of the destinations which are all accessible from our Porthleven Cottages and Caerhay’s Castle properties. Enjoy your holiday spotting and reliving Poldark moments… […]

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Things to do on May Bank Holiday in Cornwall

Posted on: May 14th 2015 by Josh Williams

It seems at this time of year there is always another holiday around the corner. After the excitement of May Day, and all the great activities going on in Cornwall, you might think there could be little to top it – you’d be wrong. The weekend starting May 29th is the May Bank Holiday, and […]

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May offers and Short Breaks

Posted on: April 20th 2015 by Josh Williams

We would like to share with you our latest offers and short breaks. All available to book online or call us.  Westward has a short break available in May @ £746.00 from 11th May.  Mounts Bay and Chapel Down have 15% off for available weeks in May.  Coach House has 20% off available weeks in May. […]

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The Best of South Cornwall

Posted on: April 16th 2015 by Josh Williams

This summer, choose Cornwall as your holiday destination: whether you are a large party wanting to explore the south coast or a couple searching for a romantic break, Cornwall has so much to offer. To help you enjoy your stay, we have compiled a list of top Cornish spots that are just a short drive […]

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Best Beaches near Porthleven

Posted on: April 7th 2015 by Josh Williams

No traditional British holiday would truly be complete without a trip to the seaside. If you’re staying in a Niche Retreat in Porthleven, then you’ll be delighted to hear that the area is complemented with some of the most fantastic beaches in the whole county. Being a peninsula, Cornwall of course has many, many miles […]

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Porthleven Food and Music Festival

Posted on: March 18th 2015 by Josh Williams

This April sees Porthleven host the annual, thriving, Porthleven Food and Music Festival. As a not-for-profit initiative, the festival has humble objectives: to get the whole community excited about food culture and learning about the benefits of locally sourced produce. Established just seven years ago, the Food and Music Festival has earned the support of […]

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Porthleven: The Perfect Spot for Easter

Posted on: March 2nd 2015 by Josh Williams

Easter Holidays are just around the corner, which means if you haven’t booked your Easter break in Cornwall yet, now is a good time to do it! Easter is like a mini “peak season” before the great summer tide, so it’s understandable that a place as beautiful and alluring as Cornwall is quickly booked up. […]

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Dog Friendly Places

Posted on: February 23rd 2015 by Josh Williams

  Hope everybody had a great half term. However if you are thinking of a break now the schools are back and want to bring your pet then have a look on our website. We have a dog friendly section which is easy to use and takes you straight to the pet properties. Great to […]

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Top Rated Porthleven Holidays

Posted on: February 18th 2015 by Josh Williams

Porthleven is renowned for its visual splendor due to its status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a double harbor split by a granite pier there are plenty of activities for budding nature lovers, surfers or those in need of pure relaxation. The Porthleven Beach The beach in Porthleven is a prized area […]

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5 Things To Do This Half Term

Posted on: February 9th 2015 by Josh Williams

Half Term is fast approaching and we would like to share a few recommendations to keep the kids entertained. Any or all of the below are great days out for the family: 1.Maritime Museum, a new Viking Voyager Exhibition, displays, activities, workshops  and family activity trails. 2. Coast 2 Coast Karting, an eight corner track […]

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Award-Winning Cornwall Holiday Spots

Posted on: February 4th 2015 by Josh Williams

Cornwall is undoubtedly one of Britain’s great treasure chests. There are countless locations in the historic county for anyone to enjoy, which makes it quite hard to choose when visiting. Fortunately, the county of Cornwall also holds an annual Tourist Awards, which honors the very best the county has to offer in a number of […]

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Romance in Cornwall

Posted on: January 15th 2015 by Josh Williams
Romance in Cornwall

A romantic getaway in Porthleven It’s that loving time of year again when we think of spending quality time with that special someone. Now Cornwall might not come immediately to mind for a romantic getaway but Porthleven is an idyllic romantic retreat in Cornwall. There are so many things to going on that you’ll have […]

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Best Views In and Around Porthleven

Posted on: January 5th 2015 by Josh Williams

It would be very easy for us to say that you needn’t even leave your Niche Retreat if you want to enjoy good views in Porthleven, since they are superbly situated at great sea-view locations. However, there is in fact a whole wealth of stunning vistas and other Cornish beauty for you to enjoy outside […]

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2015 New Year Breaks

Posted on: January 28th 2015 by Josh Williams

If and when you are planning a break in the early part of 2015 then Cornwall should be at the top of list. Cornwall has something to offer no matter the season and Niche Retreats can offer short break rates and under occupancy discounts. The beauty and promise of spring are already on offer with […]

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New Year in Cornwall & Luxury Self Catering Cornwall

Posted on: December 16th 2014 by Josh Williams
New Year in Cornwall & Luxury Self Catering Cornwall

Now spending the New Year in Cornwall might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your New Year celebrations but perhaps it’s time to do something a little different (and special) this festive season. Something memorable and exciting that will have you talking for many years to come and look back […]

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Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Posted on: January 28th 2015 by Josh Williams

As always this time of year is a busy time. It takes many elves to get our properties prepared for the festivities. There isn’t much we can do about the weather however we can bring some Christmas cheer by decorating your retreat with a tree and making sure you have a little treat on arrival. After […]

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A Porthleven Winter: What To Do

Posted on: December 1st 2014 by Josh Williams
A Porthleven Winter: What To Do

Porthleven is known primarily as a summer holiday destination, but that doesn’t mean it’s a winter write off. There are plenty of good reasons to visit the picturesque harbour village this winter. First and foremost, of course, is the stellar luxury self catering Cornwall available at Niche Retreats. So what else is there? Winter is […]

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Best Eateries in Porthleven

Posted on: November 24th 2014 by Josh Williams
Best Eateries in Porthleven

Described by some as a “foodie village,” Porthleven has come to see the opening of many fantastic eateries in the past several years and beyond. With choices surprisingly (for a village of this size) ranging in the dozens, it can be hard to know where to choose. Here we explore some of the top accolade-winning […]

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Retreats in Cornwall – How about a Cornish Christmas?

Posted on: November 24th 2014 by Josh Williams
Retreats in Cornwall – How about a Cornish Christmas?

Christmas in Cornish is ‘Nadelik’ and many of the traditions we now celebrate with during the festive season throughout the UK actually come from places like Cornwall in the early 19th Century. Getting away for the Yuletide is what many of us consider at this time of year. Leaving the stress and fuss behind and […]

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Book launch Salt of the Earth

Posted on: November 7th 2014 by Josh Williams

David and Jan Penprase will be launching their third  book of portraits. A  beautiful book of images photographed in a net loft will launch today in Newlyn at the Fishermen’s Mission from 5pm till 9pm. Most importantly all proceeds will go to the Fishermen’s Mission and everybody involved in this project has donated their time for free. […]

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4 Ways to Experience Cornwall’s Heritage

Posted on: November 7th 2014 by Josh Williams

If you need a change from the stunning sea views from your Niche Retreat in Porthleven, then maybe you could consider exploring some of the historical and heritage offerings of Cornwall. Heritage sites in Cornwall include everything from sites of ancient antiquity to beautifully preserved castles and ancient houses and fascinating museums. Cornwall’s sites of […]

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Ice skating at Eden Project

Posted on: November 6th 2014 by Josh Williams

The ice ring is back for winter at the Eden Project. There will be reindeer, lantern parades, story telling, discos and beautiful decorations to light up those dark winter evenings. A magical experience where you will meet Father Christmas and you won’t leave empty handed. A great day out as a family Christmas treat for young […]

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New web design

Posted on: November 6th 2014 by Josh Williams

Very excited this morning as we just had a sneaky peak at our new style web design. The web site design will have new style elements and a fully revamped booking engine for seamless  booking transactions. It certainly puts a fresh face on things and it is a user friendly design for any devise. The essence of a […]

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Another happy customer!

Posted on: November 5th 2014 by Josh Williams

We are always delighted when guests take the time to tell us about their holiday. Let us share a comment from Suzanne; “We stayed at the Fish Shed last week. We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay. We are a family of campers so this was 5* luxury to us and […]

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November in Cornwall

Posted on: November 3rd 2014 by Josh Williams

November in Cornwall is quiet. The crowds have gone, however this is the time to enjoy taking a walk on Cornwall’s wonderful beaches. Our Niche Retreats have Porthleven holiday cottages and properties in the portfolio with Log Burners and the log basket will have been topped up for your arrival. Equally fantastic is getting around on […]

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Rick Stein is coming to Porthleven

Posted on: October 28th 2014 by Josh Williams
Rick Stein is coming to Porthleven

It’s been confirmed that Rick Stein will be opening a new restaurant in Porthleven next month, taking over Clay Quay restaurant. The restaurant is currently owned by Trevor Osborne, who with his family also own Porthleven Harbour.  Mr Stein comments: “We’ll add a few new dishes on the menu and the odd new painting – other than that we love […]

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5 ways to enjoy the English Riviera

Posted on: September 12th 2014 by Josh Williams
5 ways to enjoy the English Riviera

Cornwall, a county of diverse and captivating beauty, attracts a multitude of tourists each year. From the wilds of Bodmin Moor to the dramatic ocean waves crashing upon the rocks of the Lizard; from the bright lights and vibrant nightlife of Newquay to the relaxing seaside retreat of Porthleven, Cornwall can deliver enjoyment to any […]

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Places of interest near Porthleven

Posted on: August 14th 2014 by Josh Williams
Places of interest near Porthleven

One of the most breathtaking elements of Cornwall’s natural beauty is its immense coastline. The Cornish coast stretches around the county for about 422 miles, and features a huge array of rugged, windswept and daunting cliffs, as well as stacks, coves and bays. There are also many beautiful and historic towns along the coast of […]

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Exploring Cornwall from Porthleven

Posted on: July 7th 2014 by Josh Williams

Porthleven is a small but stunning port town perfectly situated on Cornwall’s coastline. It is home to a population of just over 3,000 people, and a harbour that while dating back centuries, still is an active fishing hub bringing in its load of delicious crab, lobster, crayfish and more. The town also boasts a wonderful […]

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Sunny summer days

Posted on: July 3rd 2014 by Josh Williams

The weather is perfect in Cornwall this week, sun is shining and the sky is blue. Roll on summer holidays

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Fair View awarded 5 Star Gold Award from Visit Britain

Posted on: June 20th 2014 by Josh Williams

We’re delighted to announce that Fair View has been awarded 5 Stars from Visit Britain! Only properties that display “exceptional quality” within VisitBritain’s Quality Assessment Scheme are awarded 5 Stars and we couldn’t be more chuffed. This prestigious accolade is a massive achievement for the team behind this stunning holiday cottage in Porthleven. The Visit […]

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Highlights

Posted on: November 20th 2014 by Josh Williams

Highlights   We are well into November 2014 and the year is coming to an end. Where has the year gone ?  This month gives us an opportunity to look ahead but also reflect on some of the highlights. Early this year we were braving the storms and all the problems it left in its […]

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