Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Woodland Walk

The Woodland Walk has been brought back to life thanks to a lot of hard work by the Gardening team here at Tregenna. The Woodland Walk takes you through our 72 acre grounds. On the way you can see woodpeckers, rabbits, foxes, squirrels and badgers. The Estate is truly blessed with an abundance of wildlife.
The walk was originally created in the 1920s and has been painstakingly brought back to life by our dedicated grounds team. Cross the woodland valley by bridge and stroll down to St Ives past the waterfall with its stream side planting cascading down to the well where it disappears and makes its way to the stunning Porthminster Beach. You will see many interesting species of tree and plants on your way with colourful rhododendrons in abundance.
The grounds are open to visitors so if you want to take the walk just pop up to the Castle, maybe you'll fancy a cup of tea and a sandwich after and we have some of the best in St Ives - come and see for yourself.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Great Hotel Deals

Quiet time of the year for Hotel so as ever we are putting out some great offers for those who want a peaceful Cornish break. Why not take advantage of one of our great offers - it's actually possible to stay at the Hotel for £24.75 a night per person B&B if you book our £99 package for two people two nights. See whats on offer here.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Celebrity Guest

Gok Wan has been staying at the Hotel which has been very exciting for all of the staff. He's here with his crew filming the ever great "fasion fix" for Channel 4.

All the staff are trying there best to make sure that he enjoys his visit, the chef is under strict orders not to overdress the salad. Boom boom.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Richards Wooden Trousers

Just a picture to show off gardener Richard's new wooden trousers. Wooden trousers are available upon request for Castle guests, please ask at reception (offer subject to availability!).

Friday, 9 January 2009


It's the staff party this weekend and a chance to reward all of the hard work the team have done over the past year. Tickets are available from reception everyone can bring a guest; the do is at the rugby club. The tickets also come with four vouchers for drinks (booze tokens!). It should be a great night I'll be polishing my Cuban dancing shoes specially for the evening. So no excuses to not be there - it's a well deserved night off for the Castle and a small pat on the back for some big performances by the staff.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Happy Tigers.

Apparently it's not just the Snowy Owl who is enjoying the cold weather in Cornwall over the last few days. The Siberian Tigers at Dartmoor Zoological park are also rather pleased as covered by the BBC here. Whilst I'm very happy for the wildlife I'm also rather pleased that the weather should be returning to the usual mild Cornish winter over the weekend, my usually redundant ice scraper had to be found this morning and I'll be glad to make it redundant again soon...

Wednesday, 7 January 2009


Anyone concerned locally about the felling of the trees on the estate alongside Trelyon Avenue should be reassured that this is part of an ongoing woodland management plan which will improve the Estates many acres of woodlands for many years. It is also the case that these particular trees were considered dangerous and must be removed by order of PDC.

The problem is created over a long period following these trees originally being planted too close together. This leads to tall and spindly trees with insufficient root balls to guarantee stability, particularly the case with Beech trees.

The sick Beech, Sycamore, and Turkey Oaks have been replaced by Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Larch trees and wild flowering Cherry which should ensure that the woodlands are vibrant and interesting to future generations of Guests and local people who enjoy the estate grounds.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Snowy Owl in Cornwall

Much excitement down the road in Zennor with the rare sighting of a snowy owl in the UK. The very beautiful bird is usually found in very cold countries like Russia so I wonder what it makes of the mild Cornish winter? The story even made the national press and you can read more in the Times.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Lets Get Physical!

It's that time of year again folks. Personally I'm 10% greater than I was last year - it's this extra stone that's settled on my waist over the festive season. Time to hit the gym, membership renewed and trainers dusted down; I'll be watching Rocky tonight for inspiration and in the gym for half seven busting a gut for five minutes of gentle running machine action.
So with some great deals on offer at Drifters our Hotel gym why not join me. If you join up in by the 15th you can get a full year for £299. Whats more you get the use of the indoor (refurbished) and the outdoor pool , tennis, squash, spa, sauna, gym induction and 10 free rounds of golf! Or if you just want a taster to check your commitment you can get a credit crunch busting two month deal for £55 or pay monthly for just £35.
Call now 01736 795254 option 3 and ask for Luke; it's time to shape up!