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How We Make The Perfect Hanging Baskets

Within the grounds of Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages we have 18 acres of well tended gardens and woodlands.  We are also very keen on our hanging basket and this year for the very first time Ed is trying out a new way of planting these so here is his step by step guide to Crylla Valley’s hanging baskets.   The […]

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Cornwall Shines in the Summer Sunshine

With the forecast for a hot and sunny spell, now is the time for that much needed break and Cornwall’s beaches has to be the place to visit.  With six beaches being awarded international Blue Flag status in 2012 no wonder they are rated among the best in the world.  Cornwall has the mildest and […]

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Triple Attraction on a Single Family Day Out

Less than 30 minutes away from us here at Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages, situated just off the A38 at the A384 Dart Bridge Junction sits the triple attraction of South Devon Railway, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterfly Farm.  A joint admission ticket is available or choose the one that is of most interest to you. The […]

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Try being A Keeper at The Monkey Sanctuary Looe, we did!

During the open season The Monkey Sanctuary offers a Keeper for the Day Experience for those who have always wanted to know what it is like to be a primate Keeper.  Working closely with the experienced members of the Primate Welfare Team, the experience gives a great ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the keeper’s roles […]

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Wembury Point and The Mewstone

Venture out from your ‘home from home’ at Crylla Valley Cottages, to head in the direction of the South Hams (Devon) and seek out the coastal path at Wembury Point.   The rugged coastline between Wembury beach and Wembury Point is full of little secluded bays, breathtaking scenery, unforgettable views and wildlife.       […]

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Day Trip to Buckfast Abbey

Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages are situated in SE Cornwall’s Tamar Valley which is recognized as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and is easily accessible using the A38 which runs through the counties of Devon and Cornwall. A number of well-known attractions can be found by using this main artery through South West Devon and […]

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The Royal Cornwall Show

Crylla Valley Holliday Cottages are only about 40 -50 minutes away from the Royal showground at Wadebridge if you do visit us in June then this would make an ideal day out for all the family.  This year’s show was blessed with 3 glorious days of sun shine with the average temperature reaching 20C The […]

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Do you know what makes the perfect cream tea?

The world’s oldest producer of clotted cream, Rodda’s Cornish Clottted Cream, which was founded in 1890, recently commissioned a study to find out what makes the prefect cream tea. There has been a difference of opinion for many generations whether it should be jam first or cream, whipped 0r clotted cream.  The Devon way is […]

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Wild Futures at Crylla Valley

  A big thank you to Paul and Gianna from Wild Futures who visited Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages and held a workshop for our younger guests during the May bank holiday week. The children were given the opportunity to get involved by making various items such as book marks and hedgehogs using recycled materials and […]

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Letterboxing on Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park in Devon is located less than 10 miles from Crylla Valley Cottages. Dartmoor is an area of outstanding natural beauty and visitors and locals alike enjoy the benefits and activities available to them across this rugged land. A very popular activity with lovers of Dartmoor, is Letterboxing.  Letterboxing is an outdoor activity, […]

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South West top UK league for blue flag beaches

If it is a beach holiday you’re looking for, you won’t do better than choosing a holiday in Devon and Cornwall, and that’s official!  The South West have had 23 beaches awarded the coveted blue flag status be leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.   The Charity has also awarded 27 Westcountry beaches the new Seaside Award, which replaced the QualityCoast Award […]

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Day trip to Looe in Cornwall

A family day trip to Looe will normally begin in West Looe, where you will find a large car park for visitors. In the warmer months, you will find Pedalo boats and an amusement arcade around the car park, as well as a children’s park and a collection of shops. Even crossing the bridge which […]

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Family Friendly Walk with a Pub

We started off this walk at Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve to give Rex and Woody a run and a quick game with the ball and Frisbee!   Picturesque setting between the Tamar and the Lynher estuaries perfect for a family walk.          We then set off down farm Lane towards St Stephen’s founded early in […]

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Gateway To Cornwall

The Cornish Celtic Cross is to be official opened by TV Personalities Richard and Judy who will be the guests of honour at the official opening of the Cornish Cross on Friday 10th May.   The celebrity couple will make a short speech and unveil a memorial plaque at the Saltash landmark. The cross was designed by Sculptor, Simon […]

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Cornwalls Celtic Cross Arrives at Saltash

The Cornish Celtic Cross arrived this weekend to a cold, misty welcome.  It travelled from Newquay Airport via Exeter A30 and back down to Saltash on the A38 as the more direct route of Liskeard and the Glynn Valley was to narrow for the giant cross to travel through. The cross is sited in Saltash adjacent to the Tamar […]

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Rex and Woody Explore Cawsand Woodland Walk

Here we are, Rex and my little brother Woody all set to continue our adventures in 2013.  I know we have told you about Kingsand and Cawsand before, but this is a different walk in Cawsand that you can do and is suitable for all.   Woody’s first time here so he was very excited and didn’t know where […]

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Here’s away you can really enjoy Christmas

Cornwall and Devon may seem the perfect summer holiday destination but why not spend Christmas and the New Year here as well.  There are always plenty of attractions and activities and here we aim to share just a few of the many ideas so you can make the most of your break. Crylla holiday cottages are based just over the border from Devon, ideally situated for […]

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Christmas Fayre and Santa at Mount Edgcumbe

  There are many different Christmas festivities going on in and around Cornwall and Devon.  The Christmas Fayre at Mount Edgcumbe promises to be better than ever this year  with something for everyone.  It is run across two days Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December starting at 10am both days. Demonstrations from leading West Country […]

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Place to Visit; Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Crylla Valley Holiday Cottages are uniquely located for you to explore both Devon and Cornwall; with lots of places on our doorstep you don’t have to go far to see what makes the South West so special.  Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park in Cornwall  is one of those special places that are well worth going to visit. Mount Edgcumbe is […]

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