Callestock News

Liz's St Piran's Pancake Recipe
01Mar
2019

Liz's St Piran's Pancake Recipe

St Piran's Day is one of our favourite days of the year - the national day of Cornwall, celebrating the patron saint of tin miners and Cornwall. There are parades, Cornish folk music and an excuse to indulge in some traditional Cornish food and drink. Served with pancakes. Obviously.

7 Natural Wonders to Appreciate in Cornwall this March
25Feb
2019

7 Natural Wonders to Appreciate in Cornwall this March

The bright yellow daffodils, the little purple and white crocus flowers, the powder pink magnolia - all in full bloom throughout Cornwall as we look forward to March. The sun is shining today and the sky is a bright blue so what better time to share some of the spectacular sights of the season, highlighting seven of our favourite natural wonders to see at this time of year.

Name a calf at Callestock
24Feb
2019

Name a calf at Callestock

One of our favourite times of year is Spring, when the lush green meadows become home to the pregnant cows, and we count down to calving season. But before the new calves arrive, we need your help....

Wonderful Walks and Perfect Pubs
30Jan
2019

Wonderful Walks and Perfect Pubs

They often go hand-in-hand - a bracing walk through the beautiful rugged Cornish countryside followed by a pie and a pint in front of a roaring fire. There are hundreds of village and coastal pubs to choose from, so Nick and I have tested some of the very best (in the interests of customer research, of course...) and share our favourites here.

Valentines' Breaks in Cornwall
21Jan
2019

Valentines' Breaks in Cornwall

Surprise your loved one with an extra special stay at Callestock Courtyard in Cornwall. Blissfully tucked away in the lush green countryside, your converted barn (or brand new luxury Vean property) offers the ideal romantic hideaway.

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.