Cornwall takes centre stage in the BBC’s new drama, Poldark, bringing to life Winston Graham’s popular saga. The series follows the turbulent life of Ross Poldark, who returns from the American War of Independence to find his sweetheart betrothed to his cousin, his father dead and his inherited land and mines in ruins.
Filmed across the county, each episode takes full advantage of the region’s spectacular scenery and is enough to whet anyone’s appetite for a Cornish adventure. Luckily, discovering Poldark country couldn’t be easier. Our Cornish holiday cottages make the perfect base from which to plot your own epic journey. As well as discovernig a fascinating history that includes mining, smuggling and pirates, you might also find yourself climbing through the rainforest canopy at the Eden Project, reaching the end of the line at Lands’ End or discovering any number of ancient towns and villages.
To get you started, here’s a list of proerties that are perfect for playing Adventure HQ:
These great holiday cottages located close to mysterious Bodmin Moor offer wonderful period features. The Lodge, with its beamed ceilings, stone fireplace, Gothic windows and arches provides a cosy retreat, perfect for families. The Stable with stone walls and beamed ceilings is ideal for a couple or small family. Sharing a large garden with private access to the River Loveny, both houses are perfect for stunning moorland walks and offer easy access to everything the county has to offer.
This beautiful eighteenth century stone cottage, built around the time when Poldark is set and close to the bustling town of Wadebridge, retains many original features with beamed ceilings and traditional stone fireplaces. The brilliant gardens are surrounded by picturesque countryside, offering the perfect opportunity to explore this glorious part of North Cornwall. Nearby Padstow, home to Rick Stein’s delicious array of seafood restaurants, is the gateway to some magical coastline and several sandy beaches that featured in the TV series. Now with 20% off April and May weeks!
Perfect for couples, Nightingale Cottage offers contemporary furnishings in a traditional stone Cornish cottage. Newly renovated, the cottage provides a delightful open-plan living room and a cosy bedroom with feature wood burner. A decked area to the front of the cottage offers a great space for al fresco dining, while nearby Looe and picturesque Polperro are perfect for those wanting to eat out. The cottage is ideally located to explore the county with easy access to the main roads that lead deeper into Cornwall. Book by the 17th April 2015 to recieve 10% off!
Less than a fifteen minute walk from the world famous Eden Project, 3 Prideaux Cottages is a charming period cottage. Retaining many remarkable features, guests love the stone built fireplace and beautiful beamed ceilings. There’s a large garden, perfect for family fun and barbeques, while the surrounding countryside is heaven for walkers. Only a short drive away is Charlestown, home to a Grade II listed harbour and the setting of many of the scenes of Truro in the Poldark series.
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