The Return of Captain Poldark

Poldark is back for season number three but it’s Cornwall that continues to steal the show.

Poldark has returned to our screens for a brand-new season and once again viewers have been left spellbound by the rugged beauty of Cornwall.

Season three of the BBC drama has welcomed back viewers in their droves (5.5 million to be a little more precise) all gripped by the brooding plot lines that engulf the show’s chief protagonist, Capt. Ross Poldark, played by heartthrob, Aiden Turner.

With its impressive costumes and dramatic locations, this historical drama continues to throw the spotlight on the magnificent Cornish coast, bringing to life both its rich mining heritage and smuggling past.

The heroic and tumultuous escapades of Ross; his turbulent love affair with his scullery maid turned wife, Demelza, and his ongoing feud with the avaricious George Warleggan, is set to dominate our Sunday evenings throughout the summer.


If you’ve found yourself falling for Kernow and would like to experience some of this spectacular landscape first-hand, why not have a look at our long list of Cornish holiday cottages.

Whether it’s a family break, couple’s retreat, friends’ reunion or solo escape, Toad Hall Cottages can help find your perfect Cornish location and all for an ‘andsome price. It’s also worth mentioning that many of our holiday cottages are dog-friendly, so you can bring along your four-legged companion.

Place yourself in the heart of ancient Cornwall and follow in the fictitious footsteps (and hoofprints) of Ross Poldark when you book a cottage holiday with Toad Hall.


Here’s a Poldark location guide to help whet your appetite even further

Park Head, near Porthcothan: The stage for many of Ross Poldark’s horseback scenes, the wild flowers on the headland contrasted by views of towering sea stacks and rocky cliffs.

Predannack Wollas, The Lizard: Shaped by the Atlantic, The Lizard is famous for its white beaches and turquoise sea as captured in all three seasons of the Poldark story.

Charlestown near St Austell: A late Georgian working port where the tall ships docked and the barrels rolled, still adored for its Grade II listed harbour.


Porthgwarra: A secluded cove found in the heart of St Aubyn Estate, its crystal clear waters chosen for Ross’ iconic swimming scene, gazed upon by Demelza from the clifftops.

Bodmin Moor & St Breward: The setting for Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, and backdrop for his wild and rugged character.

Botallack to Levant: The locations of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill and Ross Poldark’s venture, Wheal Leisure.

Padstow: Inspired by the ebb and flow of the Camel Estuary and the spectacular Tregirls beach, chosen as the location for Poldark’s fictional Nampara Cove.


St Agnes Head: The cliff edge engine house used to portray the Poldark family estate and mining heritage.

Gunwalloe: The land unrolls gently into this sandy cove, scene of the nighttime wrecking saga that landed Ross in the dock and facing grave charges.

Kynance Cove: Doubling as Poldark’s beloved Nampara, Kynance is a tranquil cove full of channels and caves.