100 reasons to visit Cornwall #3: Breakfasts, Beds and Spring is Sprung!

It’s been all about the guests this week. It’s always about the guests of course, but this week it seems all the more so. It’s getting busier and as usual, we give thought to those two important elements: Bed and…Breakfast! So far, we seem to be getting it right – guests sleep well in our super comfy beds and are suitably sated and set up for the day with our generous breakfasts. Result.

One relaxing and comfortable room

+ one super comfy bed

+ delicious, wholesome and hearty breakfasts (note the home-made baked beans – this week’s introduction)

= happy and contented guests!

David and Ricarda Oxley from North Yorkshire – enjoying their Cornish break

With regard to breakfasts, I can’t get enough of the orange marmalade I made this year for guests’ brekkies – I missed the window of opportunity for Seville oranges this year from our reliable grocers in town: Stokes, and so I went for good old fashioned navels. They have produced a fabulous marmalade – thick and tasty without too much bitterness. I think I’m converted, and so far, the guests seem to enjoy it too.

Tasty home-made marmalade

Our home – made Granola always goes down a treat too. Guests staying this bank – holiday weekend remarked that it was ‘the best granola’ they had ‘ever tasted’. The recipe was requested and handed over – Lyonesse Granola shall be enjoyed for ever more in another of the homes of our lovely guests.

Our home-made Granola, fresh fruit and Cornish yoghurt – a healthy alternative, or addition, to a cooked breakfast.

And what about Falmouth. And Cornwall? We can do our best with what we have to offer but Falmouth and Cornwall have to do their bit too. Our guests this week have been wowed by the loveliness of our town and county – despite the changeable and sometimes inclement weather. Day trips out to St Michael’s Mount, Glendurgan Gardens, Trellisick Gardens, Kynance Cove and St. Ives have been thoroughly enjoyed by our guests this past week.

We too have been out and about, fitting in some fresh air and sunshine when we’re not looking after our guests: we stayed local this weekend, enjoying walks around Mawnan Smith and The Helford. This is a beautiful time of year for flora and fauna – wildlife is in abundance.

Views from the coast path across towards Helford

Views on our walk on the Helford this weekend

Walking from Mawnan Church towards Durgan and Helford Passage

Inland through woodland at Carwinion: Bluebells and Wild Garlic are in full bloom

Finally, I can’t wait for some little guests to come and stay as this weekend I also finished making this lovely cot size patchwork quilt:

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