Tuesday, 30 August 2011

The Week Ahead w/c 29.8.11

What’s On

This Sunday there will be live jazz, as usual, accompanying the lunchtime carvery. Beautiful views, great sounds and delicious food make for a great family Sunday lunch.

This Week’s Weather

Tuesday: Top Temp. 15° -White cloud

Wednesday: Top Temp. 18° - Sunny intervals

Thursday: Top Temp. 20° - Sunny

Friday: Top Temp. 20° - Sunny intervals

Saturday: Top Temp. 19° - White cloud

This Week’s Surf Report - Porthmeor at 12 noon

Tuesday: 1.5 ft – E Wind 7 mph

Wednesday: 0.5 ft – E Wind 20 mph

Thursday: 1 ft – ESE Wind 13 mph

Friday: 1 ft – SW Wind 7 mph

Saturday: 4 ft – SSW Wind 17 mph

Sunday: 3 ft – SW Wind 14 mph

Average water temperature is 16°

Thursday, 25 August 2011

We're proud to sponsor the St Ives September Festival

Tregenna Castle Hotel is once again sponsoring the St Ives September Festival. The popular arts festival is to take place from 10th to 24th September and will feature art, music, film, drama, literature, comedy and dance events running throughout the fortnight.

This year’s big musical attractions include performances by Seth Lakeman, Adrian Edmondson with his band the Bad Shepherds and Barbara Dickson with Sean Taylor.

Sheila Barker, General Manager of Tregenna Castle Hotel, is happy to support the event for another year:

“Tregenna Castle Hotel is pleased to support the St Ives September Festival because it is such an important fixture on the town’s calendar. Locals and visitors alike love this celebration of the arts and it remains a real favourite for all. As one of the town’s largest employers, it is especially important for Tregenna to support this community event.”

Festival Committee member Allen Greenall is delighted that Tregenna is once again sponsoring the festival.

“The festival is growing every year and relies on support from local businesses like Tregenna Castle Hotel to make it bigger and better. There is an enormous range of events throughout the fortnight and we’re expecting a record number of visitors this year.”

The opening day will see a carnival style atmosphere throughout the coastal town as dancers, musicians, shanty singers and entertainers perform in the pubs and streets.

There will also be a record breaking attempt in St Ives bay. Two years ago the bay saw the largest collection of luggers since the First World War and the record could well be broken this year.

In addition to performances, the festival features a vast variety of interesting events over the fortnight such as workshops, open studios, exhibitions, walks and talks.

The whole events listing can be found at www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk and there are still tickets available.

For more information on the accommodation available at Tregenna Castle Hotel throughout the festival please contact us.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Free Falconry Display on Wednesday

On Wednesday night the falcons will be taking to the air to give a stunning aerial display of skill, speed and beauty.

This free event takes place in the Castle grounds and is perfect for all ages. From 6 - 7.30 pm visitors can see falcons, owls and hawks flying freely over the estate. There will also be a chance to get close to the birds of prey.

This is a wonderful experience, do join us.

Monday, 22 August 2011

The Week Ahead - w/c 22nd August

We’ve got two excellent events this week, a dramatic performance in the grounds by Miracle Theatre and a riveting aerial display by the falcons. There’s not long left of the school holidays so come and see us this week for some family fun.

What’s On

Tuesday night sees Miracle Theatre performing The Death of Sherlock Holmes in our grounds - a fantastic location for a mystery. It will be an evening of fun for all ages. Call us for details and don’t forget your blankets!

Wednesday night brings another free falconry display on the estate at 6pm. All are welcome for this exciting flight demonstration and up close experience.

This Week’s Weather

Monday: Top Temp. 17° - Sunny intervals

Tuesday: Top Temp. 17° -Sunny intervals

Wednesday: Top Temp. 17° - Heavy rain shower

Thursday: Top Temp. 18° - Light rain shower

Friday: Top Temp. 16° - Thundery shower

This Week’s Surf Report - Porthmeor at 12 noon

Monday: 4.5 ft – ENE Wind 3 mph

Tuesday: 3 ft – WNW Wind 11 mph

Wednesday: 3.5 ft – SW Wind 19 mph

Thursday: 3.5 ft – SSW Wind 18 mph

Friday: 4 ft – WSW Wind 4 mph

Saturday: 3.5 ft – WNW Wind 18 mph

Sunday: 3.5 ft – W Wind 4 mph

Average water temperature is 16°

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Rescheduled Miracle Theatre Performance

We're delighted that Miracle Theatre is to perform The Death of Sherlock Holmes in our grounds on Tuesday 23rd August - the performance that was recently postponed.

This open air performance promises to be a memorable affair with the high energy theatre taking place in front of the stunning backdrop of St Ives Bay.

The life of the famous detective is at threat and the play sees Holmes investigating a trail of rare botanical specimens and paranormal happenings from Baker Street to the Swiss Alps via a séance. Tregenna’s 72 acre estate is the perfect setting for such a mysterious period thriller.

The play begins at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome. To make the most of the evening the audience is encouraged to bring chairs or rugs and warm clothes.

Our Brasserie will be offering a variety of refreshments to suit all weathers including cold drinks and mugs of hot chocolate.

The theatre tickets for adults cost £12, for concessions £10 and for children £6. To book your tickets, please visit the Hall for Cornwall website www.hallforcornwall.co.uk or call Tregenna Castle Hotel on 01736 795254.

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Week Ahead

This week’s weather improves towards the weekend but temperatures are still good. The surf is looking changeable but still offering the chance for a good session.

Don’t forget the free falconry display this Wednesday!

What’s On

Free falconry display in our grounds on Wednesday at 6pm. All are welcome for this exciting flight demonstration and up close experience.

This Week’s Weather

Monday: Top Temp. 15° - Light rain

Tuesday: Top Temp. 18° - White cloud

Wednesday: Top Temp. 17° - Light rain

Thursday: Top Temp. 17° - Sunny

Friday: Top Temp. 19° - Sunny

This Week’s Surf Report - Porthmeor at 12 noon

Monday: 3.5 ft – SW Wind 12 mph

Tuesday: 5.5 ft – WSW Wind 12 mph

Wednesday: 3 ft – SSW Wind 5 mph

Thursday: 1.5 ft – NNW Wind 20 mph

Friday: 1 ft – SW Wind 10 mph

Saturday: 3.5 ft – SSW Wind 17 mph

Sunday: 4.5 ft – WSW Wind 10 mph

Average water temperature is 16°

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Tregenna SAND Castle Competitions

We are delighted to announce that the sand castle competitions raised over £230 for St.Ives Surf Life-Saving Club. Despite the drizzle, a great deal of fun was had by everyone involved and we were pleased that the Mayor of St.Ives could join us for the judging.

Our congratulations go to team "Crabsters" who managed to cling onto their sandcastle the longest in "Beat The Tide"! Sheila was pleased to award them their chocolate castle trophy, kindly donated by I Should Coco.

Rachael and her "new beach friend" won our "Best Castle Competition", and were awarded the pirate puppets and treasure chest kindly donated by Fabulous Kids.

For the photo albumn of the day, which is gauranteed to make you smile, visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

"Tregenna - Cornwall's Pride!"

This is a fascinating feature in the current issue of My Cornwall magazine outlining the history of Tregenna Castle. Railways, shipwrecks and rockstars each play a part in this informative feature, illustrated with photography kindly lent by St Ives Archive Trust.

Last month's super feedback

We want to share this amazing feedback with you. Thank you so much for your kind comments, we're just delighted that your holidays and weddings went so well. You were all a pleasure to have to stay!

"A Brilliant Day"
On our big day, everybody that was involved at the hotel could not be more helpful or happy and smiling which just made our day even better, and with the fabulous location and views, what a brilliant day. Thanks to all involved.

It was an amazing day on Sunday. Thank you so much! The food was delicious and the organisation superb!

"Amazing Wedding at Tregenna From Start To Finsh!"
I have to say that Tregenna as a wedding venue and the staff that work there are truly fantastic. We had 100 guests so we wanted to make sure that everyone that was staying there was happy and we had nothing but great feedback from our guests.
The wedding reception itself was amazing, it's so well organised, nothing is too much trouble and Alex and Will are credit to Tregenna, they really do run the show when it comes to weddings!
The food at the wedding reception was outstanding, and the evening buffet was great, lots to choose from and lots of food!
I can honestly say it was the best wedding I've ever been to in every aspect :-)
In terms of a review as a hotel guest (we stayed for 1 week prior to our wedding) the reception staff were very welcoming, the staff and food in the brasserie was lovely and the breakfast each day was great with lots to choose from.
We will definitely be back!

"Great Location and Views"
At short notice we got a great deal for 3 nights B&B, about £45pppn. Each room is individual and quirky, don't forget it’s a castle....great location and beach views. Great walks down to beach and into St Ives town, fab grounds with indoor and out door pools. Highly recommend...

"Choose Tregenna Castle"
Tregenna Castle was the venue for daughters wedding which was on the Saturday. The organisation from start to finish was stunning, food stunning, and nothing was too much trouble for the wedding planner Alex, she was excellent.The room was clean and had a wonderful view of St Ives bay.So anyone wishing to have a wedding there....DO IT!!!!!!!!! Also for a holiday in St Ives........choose Tregenna Castle.

“Stunning Location in Lovely St Ives”
The approach to this castle hotel is breathtaking...the exterior is beautiful and the hotel is set in huge grounds with a tropical garden, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pool etc. For the price, we weren’t expecting such lovely surroundings. Would definitely return.

The Week Ahead

What’s On
Free falconry display in our grounds on Wednesday at 6pm. All are welcome for this exciting flight demonstration and up close experience.

This Week’s Weather
Tuesday: Top Temp. 16° - Sunny intervals
Wednesday: Top Temp. 19° - Sunny intervals
Thursday: Top Temp. 18° - White cloud
Friday: Top Temp. 18° - Light rain
Saturday: Top Temp. 17° - White cloud

This Week’s Surf Report - Porthmeor at 12 noon
Tuesday: 4.5 ft - NNW Wind 12 mph
Wednesday: 1.5 ft – SW Wind 17 mph
Thursday: 7.5 ft – WSW Wind 22 mph
Friday: 6 ft – SW Wind 13 mph
Saturday: 4.5 ft – W Wind 20 mph
Sunday: 4.5 ft – N Wind 2 mph

Average water temperature is 16°

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Tregenna is '10 out of 10' says Daily Telegraph

Stop Press! The Assistant Editor of the Daily Telegraph stayed with us last weekend and sent us this amazing thank you note...

"We had such a fab time in St Ives. The hotel is terrific....and the food to die for. I left my compliments to the chef. I had sea food for both dinners and what a spread! The man is new, but a genius. And Ilona, the lady in the spa, was wonderful. Feeling relaxed and revived. Thank you so so much, i absolutely loved it. Gets ten out of ten in my book."

Ten out of ten! We are over the moon.