Monday, 30 June 2014

Meet the Ednovean horses

Our "babies" are all grown up now!

It was such a hot idle Sunday afternoon and the Ednovean horses had nothing better to do than stroll around and enjoy the sunshine yesterday. "Well - maybe just a little fresh water to sip perhaps!"

It occurred to me that I haven't recorded their progress very much lately, so I ambled around with the camera and asked them to pose with their best side. The trio above are Toffee, Archie and Magic who are now five which we bred on the farm

It's never long before one starts to act the fool

Charles used to ride Toffee's father Leonard


Toffee enjoying the sunshine

Last years foal lizzie and we're pretty sure she's Toffee's
daughter. she's still looking for her forever home btw

Sophie - Lizzie's mum

Danilon our spanish stallion

Well that's as far as i got yesterday - our guests always ask "Do we have a horse?" and we have to admit "Err yes"
"ooh how many" is usually the next question
"Oh about eight" we mumble
"Goodness" our guests say "What do you do with them - are they yours?"
and the answer should be "wait on them on hot afternoons when most sensible people have gone to the beach!" Still they've grown into fine chaps now I think and their winter feed is safely packed in bales ready for them when the temperature drops and they take to their stables - to be waited on of course - in the short at the end of the year. those days when we dream of balmy summer afternoons when the bees hummed and the butterflies flitted by in lazy warm sunshine.

Christmas lunch for horses saved from the farm

For Spud cat it was just too hot and so he found a shady spot to doze

And really that was Sunday!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Good morning from Perranuthnoe

A quick snap from our car park this morning looking across the bay

I couldn't' resist posting a couple of quick snaps this morning as the sea was just so blue and the sky just so clear.

Statuesque Phormium flowers

Perranuthnoe nestling in the valley below our fields

A boat laying off in the bay

Have a great Sunday and dream maybe a little of Cornwall!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Late availability Pink Room Bed and breakfast West Cornwall

Oh dear dear, we've held the Pink room for a guest since March and today he cancelled and so from being fully booked we now have the Pink room, or to put it another way one third of our rooms, available for three weeks in August. Such a shame for other guest who have wanted to book that period too.

It's a gorgeous romantic room too looking down through the Parterre to the sea with a stunning stylish bathroom and of course our secluded gardens has so many intimate corners or spacious lawns to lounge away the day.

The stylish en suite bathroom with central roll top bath

The sunset from our garden

The view across Mounts Bay from Ednovean Farm

So would you like to stay with us in august? As a delightful guest said who left this morning "We felt we were your personal guests" and I couldn't ask for a higher compliment - here's all the info about the room:-

"Our pretty Pink rom has been welcoming guests at Ednovean Farm for twenty three years now - full of character with exposed stone walls many feet thick softened in places by hand embroidered silk hangings and broad window sill framing a view across our courtyard Parterre and out towards St Michael's Mount. The hand carved four poster bed was assembled in the room is snuggly dressed with quilts and faux fur throws in winter and crisp white cotton for warm summer nights. We provide a comforting range of teas and coffee with complimentary cornish spring water and a flat screen TV equipped with a DVD player so that you can choose a film from our extensive library in our Guest sitting room.
The fifteen foot bathroom has to b another highlight of this room with a deep bateau bath set at its centre flanked by double sinks backed by marble mosaic tiles with a hand painted Gingham wall at one end. I've source locally hand made soaps and herbal toiletries and we provide bathrobes and slippers to help to make this a special retreat"

Find us at for reservation or phone 01736 711883 


We have found a nice couple for our lovely room from 16th until the 23rd and so now we have the 9th to the 16th and the 23rd until the 30th still free or we could divide this into three or four day breaks.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Summer days in a cornish garden my story in pictures

The entrance to the Italian Gardens now softened by
golden oat grass

Hectic days with vibrant new growth

Cottage garden poppies and formal box hedges in the courtyards now

The soft colours of dusk

The courtyard gate framing the Mount

June days and our home is wrapped within its garden cocoon

A wild corner below the Italian gardens where the serpentine bank helps
the change of level

A quite bench to watch the sun setting

The figs that edge the courtyards ripening in the sunshine

Some of the older branches have been trimmed from the date palms

A shady table and chairs tucked under the kitchen steps

or a sunny spot in the Italian gardens

A gravel path that flanks the top of the Italian garden
after a major rework

Yesterday's drizzle after weeks of drought

Spud cat and gardneing tools int eh garden room

but memories of amazing June days of endless sunshine

We had such days of glorious sunshine that the time swept passed in a blur and so a long overdue post devoted to pictures of the moods of our garden developing in the June heat wave. We finally braved reducing the hedge on one side of the Italian gardens by half letting the light flood back into the gravel broder which breathed a sigh of relief. But my! dragging the branches out to the bonfire was a labour of love in the heat!

Finally the high has moved away fro now letting the garden renew with much needed rain and the tool sti unused in the garden room.........for now!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Early morning sunshine in our courtyard garden

There is something very special about being out and about in the courtyard
as the house slumbers on and the sunshine of the new day spreads tendrils
of light into the shadowy corners

Each morning recently we've peeked out of the dor and been rewarded with a perfectly clear blue sky - such a treat after our long hard winter. It is as though we have been transported away fro a sunny Mediterranean holiday taking our home with us.

The rose that always gives her big pink blowsey blooms at this time of the year fills the courtyard with her delicate scent and it is even better this year as I remembered to water her with a can of water and Epsom salts in the Autumn - a strange but valuable rose growers tip.

A single rose floating above the Parterre (OK I didn't tie the new
 growth in!)

The start of the day

Clambering over the garden room

and delicately blushing in the pink light of the sunset

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Summer days at last

Summer days in Perranuthnoe

At last a long spell of gloriously warm weather and our hay is cut and neatly stacked ready for the winter - but that is enough mention of the "W" word for now as the garden is bathed in sunshine and the cats lounge idly in the shade. Well maybe I wish I was a cat as work continues to keep the garden sleek for our guests to enjoy and the new growth becomes more and more verdant.

Spud Cat setting off at first light for a hunting expedition

First light on the courtyard steps

A sleepy Louis-Cat snuggling down for the night -
such a busy day!

Sometimes we are in bed before the sun sets these days after a full day that usually finishes with the watering of the courtyard plants in my collection of Terracotta pots but the other day i took a quick snap of the house as the shadows crept towards it across the lawn.

The last golden rays of the evening

Find us at

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Thinking of Breakfast

A quick snap of one of my breakfasts before it departed to the table this

So how do you like to start the day? Taking time over a long leisurely breakfast or racing out of the door with a slice of toast. Maybe the full English or in Cornwall, "Cornish" breakfast is a holiday treat or a weekend ritual - either way it is just a little treat and well.....almost calorie free after all!

This is my Ednovean version- a couple of slices of smoked bacon, the best sausage I can buy, with tomatoes mushrooms and free range eggs of course. All preceded by stewed fruits, muesli, cereals and organic yogurts and accompanied by fresh orange juice, lots of toast and tea or coffee to make a little  holiday treat to start the day in Cornwall!

Find us at

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I thought I saw a rabbit...........

Spud cat had that sinking feeling

Well here's a quick blog post about Spuds new rabbiting plan- I think he may have to rethink his strategy! (but it was fun to watch)

P.S. the rabbit escaped

Love from Spud Cat xx