Callestock News

7 ways to make the most of your Spring short break in Cornwall
30Nov
2018

7 ways to make the most of your Spring short break in Cornwall

The days are getting longer, the Spring flowers are beginning to appear in the hedgerows, and the weather is beginning to get milder. Time for a short break, just to keep you going until the Summer... but if you're not sure what you can do in the early months of the year in Cornwall, we can help.

Nick's Boozy Christmas Cake
21Nov
2018

Nick's Boozy Christmas Cake

It's not just Liz who can create wonders in the kitchen.... when he's not working on the farm, Nick is a dab hand with a mixing bowl and a set of scales. This month, we'd love to see your Christmas cake creations, so here is our favourite recipe for you to try. Get baking early and keep your cake moist with regular feeds of brandy...

Our Christmas gift to Falmouth RNLI
21Nov
2018

Our Christmas gift to Falmouth RNLI

We gave our Christmas donation to Falmouth RNLI this year - such a worthy cause helping to keep us all safe in the seas in and around the cornish coastline. Nick and I felt extremely privileged to be given a fantastic guided tour around the station and the two lifeboats.

Where to watch fireworks in Cornwall
24Oct
2018

Where to watch fireworks in Cornwall

Get your oos and your aahhs ready this November for a night of spectacular skies in Cornwall. Fireworks are always a treat, but when their sparks and explosions are reflected in the ocean, they're particularly memorable.

Liz's Yummy Pumpkin Soup
22Oct
2018

Liz's Yummy Pumpkin Soup

Our resident Monty Don, Ben, has been putting his green fingers to work this Autumn growing a healthy crop of pumpkins in the vegetable patch. This warming spicy soup is perfect for cold November nights, served with crusty bread and a swirl of tasty Rodda's double cream mixed in.

Christmas shopping breaks in Cornwall
19Oct
2018

Christmas shopping breaks in Cornwall

You may think this year has flown by, but the supermarket shelves are already lined with selection boxes, festive biscuits, mince pies and chocolate Santas. You might not be Christmas-ready, but now is the perfect time to plan your festive shopping trip. Cornwall's Christmas markets get better every year, attracting thousands to their fantastic stalls and entertainment - the ideal last minute break for two to blow away the cobwebs.

Down on the farm - Autumn 2018
30Sep
2018

Down on the farm - Autumn 2018

Life at Callestock revolves around the countryside, the wildlife, and the weather. This time of year is fantastic for the animals - there's a feast of crunchy green grass for the cows, the trees and bushes are heavy with berries for the wild birds, and Sandy loves helping me pick the fresh veg from the patch in the garden.

Storm watching breaks in Cornwall
29Sep
2018

Storm watching breaks in Cornwall

We've had some pretty dramatic storms already this year, producing incredible waves. But the power of nature can't be overstated - stay safe and watch the ever-changing seas from the comfort of a warm pub, with a hot chocolate and a slice of something naughty.

Liz's Cornish Apple Cake
19Sep
2018

Liz's Cornish Apple Cake

A delicious classic apple cake that will become a firm family favourite at first bite. Looks fabulous, tastes incredible, and is particularly indulgent served warm with Cornish clotted cream.

Autumn short breaks 2018
31Aug
2018

Autumn short breaks 2018

The crowds have gone home, the kids are back at school, and peace has returned to Cornwall. Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy everything the county has to offer, from the deserted beaches to the award-winning restaurants and lush gardens.