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Autumn in Cornwall can be wonderful, much less crowded than the summer months but the weather can still be lovely.  We were so lucky for our half term break at Seashells last week - this is the view from the sofa when we arrived last Sunday, and the sun carried on shining on us for most of the week. We couldn't help but go straight out for a walk on the beach...the tide was out and we got almost ...

The coast path around Porthtowan is spectacular, with striking views of the abandoned engine houses that are a legacy of the area's rich tin and copper mining history. The iconic Towanroath engine house and St Agnes head were used as a setting for Poldark, and there is even a carefully restored engine house in the middle of Porthtowan, now an unusual and spectacular holiday home. Safely marked an...