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Published on 11/08/2017 14:05

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Perran View 65

Are you still thinking about getting away? This property has just become available and is on special offer.

Perran View Holiday Village is a lovely family holiday park situated in the hamlet of Trevellas. Offering great facilities and entertainment in the peak season, it is only a few minutes' drive to the beach, being located mid-way between the seaside resorts of Perranporth and St Agnes.

 Number 65 is a comfortably furnished house located in the centre of the site, so only a two minute walk to the swimming pool and other facilities. Arranged over two floors, downstairs is an open plan lounge / kitchen /diner, with the equipped kitchen / diner including an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, counter top freezer, and a dining table with six chairs.Two leather sofas provide a comfortable place to relax and watch the TV or aDVDin the lounge. Also downstairs is a twin bedroom with two 3' beds.  On special offer at £825 for a seven night stay, for up to 6 people this is too good to be missed!

This Weeks Last Minute Offers

Published on 08/08/2017 16:43

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Blue Bay

A spacious, bright and luxurious boutique modern house overlooking Perranporth. Blue Bay is an exceptional reverse level property, enjoying spectacular views down across the village to the beach and sea through huge windows. A wonderfully comfortable retreat, Blue Bay is only 15 minutes' downhill walk to Perranporth's beach, shops and cafes.  Reduced from £2150 to £1995 this property accommodates up to 8 people.

Click HERE for more information and how to book.

Droskyn Corner

Situated in a small cul-de-sac a five-minute downhill walk to the popular beach and village of Perranporth, Droskyn Corner is a lovely property for a couple or family with a baby. One small dog is welcome. Newly refurbished, wood style flooring is laid throughout, and heating is via electric radiators in each room. The property is attached to the owner's house, but completely self-contained with a separate entrance.  Reduced to only £595 for the week

Click HERE for more information and how to book


Please note all bookings are subject to a £10 booking fee and a refundable security deposit.

Surfing in Perranporth

Published on 04/08/2017 16:03

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With 3 miles of rolling Atlantic Ocean it's hard to resist the surf in Perranporth.  Whether you a hardened sufer, who braves the sea whatever the weather on your handmade customised board, a visitor trying the waves for the first time or enjoying the waves on your boogie board, we have something in Perranporth that will cater for all! 

Piran Surf

Located in the heart of Perranporth this famiy run business offers wet suit, body board and sufboard hire.

Their lessons start with 20 minutes of theory in the classroom on safety,rips and equipment. Then surfing for 2 hours with a fully qualified instructor with the aim to have you standing up by the time the instructor leaves you 2 hrs later. After this you can keep your surfboard and wetsuit for the rest of the day as they believe practice makes perfect. The cost is £30.00 per person.  CONTACT them for more information on age limits, any restrictions and to book.


Bathsheba Surf (Perranporth Surf School)

Bathsheba is located at the end end of Perranporth's high street, near to the coop. They offer all types of surfboard and wetsuit hire hire , but are also Perranporth's longest established surf school, they cater for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, from ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it’s your first lesson, or you’re looking at improving your skills, you can be assured that their Surfing England qualified instructors will provide a safe surfing environment and quality instruction. Lessons start at £30.00 per person.

They are conveniently situated on the beach throughout summer, so you couldn't be any closer to the waves, ensuring your experience of learning to surf is unique and memorable! CONTACT them for more information and how to book. 

Ticket to Ride Surf School

Located at the entrance to Seiners hotel and bar this surf school offers wetsuit and board hire and various types of surf lessons including stag and hen do's

With excellent equipment, changing room facilities, stocked surf shop and small surf groups – you’re all set for a great surf lesson experience from start to finish. You’ll see your surfing improve in no time at all, as they always aim to tailor their surf lessons to the group or individual specific surfing needs. Lessons start from £20 per person depending on the type of lesson.

Check out their surf lessons and book your lesson via the website today. If you have any question, feel free to give the team a call on 01872 888 480

Please remember that we want everyone to enjoy their time in the sea, but always adhere to the rules of beach safety and look out for the flags and lifeguard warnings.  



Last minute Offers

Published on 01/08/2017 15:01

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Last Minute Accommodation Offers
View from Droskyn Castle

Two properties currently available for the week commencing the 5th August - Don't miss out!

Lazy Brook

Part of a lovely terrace of properties set back from the road in a peaceful location, Lazybrook is a well presented one bedroom ground floor apartment with its own outside seating area overlooking the brook, situated within the lovely communal gardens belonging to the terrace. Perfect for a peaceful break and out of the hustle and bustle of the main village, but only a short walk away. Only £635 for a weeks stay. 

Click HERE for more information and how to book.

Droskyn Castle 9

Superbly positioned directly above the golden sands of Perranporth beach with magnificent coastal views far out to sea. Once a majestic Edwardian hotel where Graham Winston (Poldark author) met his wife at a dance and also believed to be originally a castle. This impressive building has been converted into fourteen superb apartments within its imposing and unusual exterior. A five-minute down hill walk to the town and beach. On Special offer with a 10% discount Only £770 for a weeks stay.  

Click HERE for more information and how to book

Please note all bookings are subject to a £10 booking fee and a refundable security deposit.

Perranporth is the place to be!

Published on 14/07/2017 16:20

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Well what can we say! Perranporth is the up and coming resort for the South West of the Country. We are so proud that our sleepy Cornish village is now one of the best places to be for amazing live entertainment.  

In the last month, we have seen stars like Tom Jones, John Newman, Louisa Johnson and Billy Ocean perform on the beach at "Bands in the Sands" and "Tunes in the Dunes" events hosted by the infamous Watering Hole, the only pub on the beach in the whole of the country.

Wednesday night "The One Show" filmed their evening episode on Perranporth Beach, presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker played host to the star of the Cornish set drama, Doc Martin, Martin Clunes, following which the chart-topping pop-rockers the Kooks, played into the evening. A fantastic atmosphere surrounded the team on the glorious July evening, whilst the beach was blanketed with families enjoying the early summer warmth.

This weekend we see the annual Beach cricket, a family fun event, involving teams from local businesses and clubs taking on each other in a six a side cricket match. The fun starts at 11am on Sunday and all proceeds go the “The Brain Tumour Charity and Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust”.  A large area will be cordoned off, but beware of low flying balls!

Next week we see the fantastic Carnival and Carnival week! The Carnival Prince and Princess, will be crowned at the first Duck Race of the season which is next Wednesday19th July. Carnival Floats will parade around the town and local businesses will enter the fancy dress competition, so if you are joining us for a holiday, please don’t think we are all mad!  The voluntary theme this year - "A Life on the Ocean Wave" - should give everyone plenty of scope!

As one of our Carnival Week activities there will be a Tug-of-War competition on the beach, in front of the Watering Hole. Starting at 1pmon Sunday 23rd July, teams of 8 will flex their muscles to compete to pull each other over the line, there will be prizes for winners and runners up! (A small entrance fee will be payable on the day). Get down there to cheer them on.

Tonight "Seasick Steve" will be making his debut appearance in Perranporth, he will be on stage at Bands in the Sands” from 9.15pm and is supported by “Moriarty” and the "Flamin Infidels".

If you're thinking of coming down to join in any of the fun and need accommodation, check out the last minute offers at Duchy Holidays.

All this on top of our fantastic eateries, pubs, shops, boutiques and top icecream parlours! Perranporth is the place to visit this summer.  Stay posted for more upcoming events. 

Photo credit - The Watering Hole


Magical Mystery Tours

Published on 10/07/2017 00:00

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Had enough of driving after your long journey down to Cornwall, but fancy a day out travelling around the county enjoying some of the local attractions?  Magical Mystery coach tours offer a ranch of day trips, including a Doc Martin Tour and The infamous Poldark Tour amongst others.

If you are interested in taking advantage of a fantastic day out on your holiday, pop into see us at Tourist information and we can book your trip and arrange pick up.  Tickets for each tour cost £25 per person, to book you pay us 10% and the remainder is paid to the coach driver on the day. This tours fill up very quickly, so don't miss out!!


Dog Friendly Properties In and Around Perranporth

Published on 04/07/2017 16:03

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Dogs are welcome at many holiday cottages, flats and boltholes in Cornwall, we’ve picked a few of our favourites to help you plan your ideal holiday break for 2017 and 2018 by the coast.

If you can’t bear to be parted from your pooch during your Cornish break, check out these dog friendly holiday properties in and near Perranporth in North Cornwall. 

Seacroft, Bolingey

Your four-legged friend will have the run of the garden at this lovely countryside retreat in Bolingey, just one mile from Perranporth. The five bedroom Seacroft is a cottage style house with french doors opening onto decking and a large lawned garden in this picturesque rural hamlet. This property is great for lazy summer days and exploring the local footpaths.

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Safari, Perranporth

If long walks along the beach and coast are your thing, you and your dog will love Safari in Perranporth. This four bedroom, detached holiday home boasts a front and rear gardens where you can relax and enjoy fine views of the village and distant sea views. It’s only a ten-minute walk to the beach where you are free to roam along three miles of golden sand.

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Treth Cottage, Perranporth

With its enclosed garden and proximity to Perranporth beach, Treth Cottage is perfect for dog lovers. This three bedroom property oozes with character and is a fantastic bolthole for a couple or small family with one dog. Here you’ll be spoilt for choice for fine walks along the beach and coast.

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Bryanack, St Agnes

If you’re used to settling down on the sofa with your dog on a Sunday evening to watch Poldark, you will recognise the distinctly Cornish scenery surrounding Bryanack. Located between Chapel Porth and St Agnes, this three bedroom house is surrounded by rolling green countryside and backed by St Agnes Beacon, which is the highest hill for miles around. The fantastic walking opportunities in countryside, along the cliff path or on the beach make this a perfect holiday retreat for dog lovers.

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Droskyn Castle 8, Perranporth

Dog owners beware! The stunning sea views from Droskyn Castle 8 will get your dog begging for walks at all times of the day. Situated on top of a cliff with views along Perranporth Beach, this two bedroom apartment is one of 14 in this former Edwardian hotel built in the style of a castle. As well as the long sandy beach and dunes to explore, the South West Coast Path passes outside the front door making it a great base for walks along the dramatic coast towards St Agnes.

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Woodland Retreat, Perrancombe

This idyllic hideaway is located in a secluded valley two miles from both Perranporth and St Agnes. Woodland Retreat is one of 30 individual bungalows set in a secluded, wooded area in a private country park. The two bedroom bungalow is perfect for a family of four or a couple with a dog who want a quiet haven where dogs are welcome.

Book now >

These are just a few of our dog-friendly holiday properties that are available in the Perranporth area of North Cornwall. We also have properties in St Agnes and Newquay. To find one to suit your needs, please perform a filtered search in our property section or call 01872 572971 and we can advise on the perfect property for you, your family and your dog.

Tom Jones Bands In The Sands

Published on 23/06/2017 15:03

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Tom Jones is in the village!

Perranporth is waiting in anticipation for the appearance of Sir Tom Jones playing at Bands In The Sands on Perranporth Beach tonight, what an honour! We heard him earlier his morning doing his sound checks and it was amazing not to mention surreal.

The Bands In the Sands are hosted by The Watering Hole and so far have hosted many big names including Billy Ocean, The Levellers and this year hosts acts including The Stranglers and Seasick Steve.  

For a sleepy Cornish village it is bringing a new level of excitement not to mention extra visitors and revenue. 

His arrival comes just a year after playing an acclaimed headline slot at the Eden Sessions, Sir Tom Jones returns to Cornwall to play Bands in the Sands. 

Next week we see the Perranporth's annual music festival "Tunes In The Dunes" more information and details on this will follow in the next blog. 

In the meantime we are sure wherever you are in Perranporth you will hear Sir Tom's distinctive tones.  Have fun everyone 

Six very different ways to treat Dad on Fathers Day

Published on 16/06/2017 14:11

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Go seafaring and enjoy a free pint

Dads are welcome to dive into the Shipwreck and Heritage Museum for free as well as the Inner Harbour of Charlestown to explore Kajsamoor, the Tall Ship, alongside a warm welcome and a complimentary pint at Loveday's, the on-site restaurant which will have roast dinner family sharing platters on offer.

The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the museum are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe, a sure-fire win for inquisitive dads, intrepid explorers and curious families.





The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history dating back to 1715 and one of the largest underwater diving equipment collections in the country, including various suits used for treasure seeking and naval purposes.

There are countless items from a bygone age as well as artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. The many and varied exhibitions reflect village life in Charlestown, its history, shipwrecks and the once thriving China Clay industry.

To book a roast dinner at Loveday's, call 01726 67618 and to plan a visit to the Museum or the Harbour, visit and

READ MORE: 17 brilliant thing you can't miss in Cornwall this June

Be a pirate for the day - free

Captains and scallywags set sail for Pirate's Quest, Newquay this Father's Day for a swashbucklin' offer. For the Father's Day weekend, Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, dads go free.





Visitors will be transported back almost 300 years, where they'll begin their adventure on board a Pirate Hunter's Ship called the Royal Anne – a vessel that left England in 1721 with the intention of sailing to the Caribbean, but wrecked off the South Coast of Cornwall.

A real LIVE pirate from the infamous Republic of Pirates will rescue visitors from the sinking Royal Anne, escorting them through a secret passageway, and then acting as a guide through several detailed sets and scenes – a chance to explore the mystical caves and murky streets of 18th century Cornwall, and discover the truth about real pirates.

Enter voucher code 'PIRATEDAD' when booking online to get your one adult free. Terms and conditions apply.

A real man's afternoon tea

Treat your dad this Father's Day to a Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth – the perfect location for a day to remember.

The stylish, waterfront escape is the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. You'll be able to enjoy the finest feast, with panoramic views over Falmouth harbour and out to castle-topped headlands.




Finish your afternoon by trying the very own Working Boat Brew from The Working Boat pub – a nod to the 300-year-old workers' and locals' tavern for the ultimate Father's Day afternoon.

The menu includes a hand-raised pork pie, Scotch quail's egg, cheeses, pickled onions, mini steak and stilton sandwich, beer and bacon scones with cream cheese and homemade chutney, chocolate stout cake and coffee mocha truffles.

Gentleman's Afternoon Tea is priced at £20 per person, pre-order only. For more information or to book visit or call 01326 312440.

READ MORE: 33 Cornish attractions you have to take your kids to

Full steam ahead

Not just one day but two to celebrate Fathers' Weekend at Lappa Valley Steam Railway at St Newlyn East on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.




Situated just outside Newquay, Lappa Valley has three unique railways to explore along with a great range of family friendly activities, offering a fantastic day of adventure, all included in the price of one ticket.

Lappa Valley is open daily from 10am. Visit for full details.

Spa deals at Retallack Resort

Buy a two-month full membership at ESYA Health Club including two Personal Training sessions for only £50, saving over £100.

T&Cs - For men only. Must be used consecutively within the next six months.




Book an Elemis Freestyle Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage with Hot Basalt Stones at ESYA Spa for 25 minutes for £40.

Or upgrade to an Elemis Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage - 1 hourr 20 minutes for £95 and receive a FREE Elemis men's gift bag (includes one full size product).

Both offers include the use of facilities and unlimited herbal teas. These offers can be purchased as a gift voucher. Valid on June 18 only.

To book either deal they can call 01637 882430.

There are also a number of deals for dads at Carbis Bay hotel, spa and restaurant.

READ MORE: 15 amazing things to look forward to in Cornwall in the next five years

A subscription for coffee fanatics

The perfect gift for coffee lovers, the subscriber will regularly receive renowned Cornish coffee company Origin's roaster's pick of coffees. They'll experience a range of countries of origin, processing methods and flavour profiles; demonstrating the very best in speciality coffee.




Three, six and 12-month subscriptions available. Prices from £26.

You can also book latte art so you can make those perfect patterns on your cuppa and home filter brewing courses.

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Half Term Ideas

Published on 23/05/2017 16:29

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May Half Term in Cornwall

A snapshot of some of the great things to do in Cornwall at May Half Term.

Eden Project, St Austell

27 May - 4 June 

Game On

Celebration of game playing returns this year, bigger and better than ever. From retro classics and traditional playground favourites, to the latest tech, there's something to get all members of the family competing, debating and having fun! Watch out on the website for regular updates here

Camel Creek, Wadebridge

Heroes Week

Throughout the May Half term, they will be celebrating the Heroes that continue to make our lives safer in aid of our Charity of the Year: Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Heroes from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services Personnel will descend on the Park as guests will have the chance to get up close and learn what it’s like in the day of a hero.

Watch out for regular updates on the website here

Flambards, Helston

27 May - 4 June

Circus Skills

Flambards Theme Park, Helston, Cornwall is a great family fun day out with plenty of great things to do! There is even plenty to enjoy even on those rainy days.  During May half term there is the chance have a go at Circus Skills - more information will be available on the website here very soon!

Newquay Zoo, Newquay

27 May - 4 June

Jungle Mayhem

There is always plenty to do at Newquay Zoo, and this Half term there will be Jungle Mayhem - check the website for more information and updates here

National Trust venues throughout Cornwall

There is plenty to do at many of the National Trust venues through out Cornwall during May Half Term, from Murder Mystery, Flower trails, 50 Things to do, Nature trails and interesting exhibitions to see - Check their website for more information about what's going on in Cornwall here

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin

1 - 4 June

Tornado is the first and only steam locomotive to be built in Britain this century and the first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain since 1960 when British Railways ceased construction of steam engines. There is now the opportunity to take a ride on this historical train - check the website for prices and timetable for this one off event.

Return to the Carribean at Pirate's Quest, Newquay

27 May - 4 June

Pirate Hunters have been tipped off that the pirate crew are in Cornwall, so it's time to locate Blackbeard's Ship and head back to the safety of the Caribbean. Find out more here

Minack Theatre, Storytelling - Porthcurno

The Last Droll Teller - 29th May 10.30-11.30

In the Bellows - 29th May 12.00-15.00

The Two Wizards - 31 May - 10.30-11.30

Theatre Skills workshop - 31 May - 12.00-14.00

Stones & Bones - 2 June - 10.30-11.30

For more information about the Minack, ticket prices and other events during Whitsun check the website here

If you know of any other events going on during Whitsun Half term please let us know below.

Geevor Tin Mine

28 May - 2 June

Put your hard hat on and go exploring, maybe with our popular Geevor Quiz (there is a prize to be won!). We have a few surprises in store for you and:

Sunday: 12.30pm -Talk in the Dry with ex-miner Silvenus

Monday = Poldark Day (11.30am – 3.00pm) with hand drilling and an opportunity to dress up

Tuesday = Cornish Day: Cornish music with Jan, miners’ talks (12pm and 2pm)

Be a Miner for a day on Wednesday! with a tin vanning demonstration at 11.30am, hands-on activities and competitions (12.30pm – 3pm)

Let’s Rock It on Thursday! with a variety of Mineral Games and Geevor Games (11.30am – 3.00pm) 

Friday: Storytelling with David M. and Kibble Filling Challenge (11.30am – 3.00pm) with a fabulous prize to be won by the Winner of the Day

Awesome Adventurers’ New PlayZone, The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth 

27 May – 4 June

Go on an awesome adventure this May half-term at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Inspired by the heroic voyages of exploration by ships such as Captain Bligh’s HMS Bounty the museum’s brand new playzone opens for May half-term.

Join the crew of HMS Adventure to explore the Pacific Islands. Dress up in character and go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas.

And that’s not all. There’s lots more adventures to be had with an additional fun filled schedule of fabulous entertainment and activities including:

1.The incredible voyage of the Mystery
Monday 29th | Wednesday 31st | Friday 2nd
3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

Experience a truly spellbinding performance of a real Cornish adventure story, brought to life by actor Philippo Fiori. Fun, exciting and uplifting, children and adults alike will captivated by the incredible, true story of seven brave Cornish fisherman who try to sail their little fishing boat Mystery to the goldfields of Australia. Each short performance takes places amongst the historic boats in the Museum’s main hall.

2. Clive Pig The Storyteller! – their very own travelling talesman
Tues 30th May, Thursday 1st June
3 x performances a day: 11:30, 12:30, 2:30

3. Children’s drop-in ‘make and take’ craft activities
Daily: 27th May – 4th June
Times: 12-3:15

Family-friendly craft activities inspired by our new Awesome Adventures playzone. Can you make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure? A compass badge to find your way home? A sword or flintlock pistol to fight of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates? A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder?

Something different to make everyday.

4. Awesome adventures Trail

Can you help the botanist from HMS Adventure discover what sorts of wildlife are living on our pacific island? Some of the creatures are hidden around the museum, will you be able to find them all in time?

And of course there are all the usual family favourites: 15 galleries over four floors, jump aboard the boats, climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower, watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop, go under water in the Tidal Zone, hear ocean adventures + survival stories, learn to sail miniature boats on our waterfront boat pool.

All activities are free with your museum ticket. Find out more here

Land's End Landmark

27 May - 4 June

Celebrate nature from creepy-crawlies to screech owls at Land’s End this half-term

Everything’s set for a ‘Wonderfully Wild’ half-term at Land’s End this month as the landmark attraction puts the natural world centre-stage.

The highlight of the week-long wildlife celebration is the visit of a parliament of owls from the Screech Owl Sanctuary in St Columb which visitors can meet and stroke.

Children and their parents can then take part in their very own bio-blitz, counting and recording all the different species of animals, birds and creepy-crawlies they find around Land’s End.

Kids will be able to join in some wildlife crafts and make their very own insect home using recycled bottles to keep in their gardens and monitor for bug life.

There will also be visits and talks from the RSPB and Cornwall Wildlife Trust throughout the week.

The Wonderfully Wild half-term events will take place from May 27 until June 4, with the owls visiting from May 29 to June 1, 11am-4pm each day.

All attractions, shops and food outlets at Land’s End will open daily from 10am throughout half-term.