Poldark’s Cornwall proudly introduce the Poldark Packages – Come with us to see the official Poldark’s Cornwall.
Poldark’s Cornwall proudly introduce the “Midweek 4 night Poldark Package” including Bed, Breakfast & Dinner, tours, talks, optional costume night and a range of activities that can be booked locally including horse riding on Poldark’s Hendrawna Beach, Poldark picnics, film crew spotting (when available), and discounts on Poldark merchandise through our forthcoming shop. – Come with us to see the official Poldark’s Cornwall.
Staying at The Seiners Arms on Perranporth beach, you will open the curtains every morning on the very view that inspired Winston Graham to create the stories and the characters that you love. Comprehensive and fully guided tours of all major locations used in the current BBC production of Poldark starring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson. Many locations also used in the original 1970’s series starring Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees and the inspirational places that author Winston Graham used for his Poldark novels. Taking in some of Cornwall’s showstoppers! There will be free time to soak up the atmosphere and book additional local activities. Every evening there will be something Poldark themed to engage with over a glass of wine or a pint of Poldark Ale. Limited free parking is available at the hotel and there is a large pay and display car park immediately adjacent to the beach too.
Availability at the Seiners Arms is limited due to the immense popularity of the venue. Late bookings may be need to be relocated to another hotel or guest house nearby but will still be eligible for the full package of tours, activities and dinner at the Seiners Arms. We will confirm your room at the time of booking.
A midweek break in Poldark’s Cornwall. 4 night stay: Monday to Friday.
Check-in: from 14.00. Free time to settle in, walk on the beach or explore Perranporth.
18.00: Welcome drink in the bar with a short Poldark overview in The Rocks function room.
19.00: Al la carte Dinner (and not too late a night, as tomorrow will be busy!)
EXCLUSIVE Poldark Tour of NAMPARA, Bodmin Jail, Bodmin Moor and Lanhydrock.
09.30: Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park
We travel first to Bodmin Jail which is fast becoming the premier “must see” for visitors to Poldark’s Cornwall. The site of the jail in which Ross spent the night before his trial is within the grounds and the tour around the inside of the jail is a chilling reminder of the injustices of many a trial in the history of Cornwall. We will stop for coffee here before taking a scenic cross country trip northwards to Bodmin Moor.
We have EXCLUSIVE permission to accompany you to Nampara, stand where Ross and Dwight share a glass of canary to toast Julia’s christening. Look out from the doorway of Nampara over Ross and Demelza’s garden and walk the farmyard where Demelza was washed under the pump to rid her of “crawlers”! And where Ross admired her whilst eating an apple. See some of the actual livestock that starred alongside Aidan and Eleanor! Nearby you can see the original cottage that Dr Enys resided in and was frequently visited by the ill-fated Keren Daniels. All set with the imposing granite backdrop of Bodmin Moor’s Roughtor and its highest peak curiously named: Brown Willy.
Lunch stop at Blisland Inn
After lunch we will visit the largest of the National Trust properties in Cornwall; Lanhydrock. This grand property was the setting for Sir Francis Basset’s “Tehidy” in the original tv adaptation and it was also used in Twelfth Night starring Helena Bonham Carter. National Trust members can enter the house and the gardens as well as the park. Guests who wish to visit the house may do so at an additional charge or you may prefer to walk the woods or take a well-earned rest in the main café near to the car park. We will all meet at the café, then back to Perranporth for an estimated return around 17.30.
17.30-19.00: Free time.
19.00: Al la carte Dinner followed by live music from Cornish folk band DALLA with traditional Cornish dancing and singing.
Poldark Tour of all West Cornwall film locations, including Botallack mines.
09.30: Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park
We begin our day with a drive westwards through the heart of Cornwall’s mining country past Mounts Bay and the spectacular tidal island of St Michael’s Mount and on towards Lands End. Heading off the beaten track we will first visit the pretty fishing inlet of Penberth Cove. This has featured in many scenes from series two and it’s worth spending a while seeing all the little nooks and crannies that you will know so well without even realising it! We will then visit Porthcurno and perhaps take a walk along the coast path to Pedn Vounder where the beach has been frequently used in Poldark as parts of Hendrawna Beach and where Ross had his vision of Demelza and himself whilst awaiting trial. Optional Coffee stop at the extrordinary Minack Theatre for those who may not have been here before, or otherwise at the Porthgwarra Café.
At Porthgwarra (the NAMPARA Cove of the series) we will see the tunnel where Ross kept his boat, the crystal-clear waters where Demelza watched Ross swim and where the pilchard harvest was taken in. A shortish walk to the rocky outcrop of Gwennap Head showcases where countless scenes have been shot and from here you can see Lands End and take in some breathtaking views.
Lunch stop in St Just
Driving past Botallack Manor which featured in the original Poldark tv adaptation as Ross Poldark’s home Nampara we arrive at the amazing heritage site of Botallack. The mines here feature as Grambler, the perilously sited and ill fated mine belonging to Francis Poldark and Wheal Leisure and Wheal Grace. This place is hallowed ground to Poldark fans and the newly opened Count House coffee shop has a short film about the area and its use in the series. Having walked right down to the twin engine and winding houses of Crowns mines we will stop in here for a well-earned cuppa.
On the return journey we will stop off at Levant mine to see the building used as Tressiders Rolling Mill before returning to Perranporth for an estimated return around 17.30.
17.30-19.00: Free time and optional dressing up for:
19.00: Al la carte costume Dinner, served in Poldark style in The Rocks function room
Followed by (weather permitting) a walk to Winston Graham’s memorial bench or Droskyn Point for a costume photo shoot followed by a Poldark reading, highlights from the show and after dinner drinks in The Rocks.
(Period costume with no class distinctions is actively encouraged but formal dress or jeans and flip flops are equally acceptable, this is the beach after all! Contact us for costume advice or options)
Poldark tour to North Coast locations, including Holywell & St Agnes Head
09.30: Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park
We begin the day where Winston Graham began his epic saga of the Poldark family, looking out from Droskyn Point at the view of Perranporth that inspired his Hendrawna Sands. A brief exclusion around the village shows you the site of the real Wheal Leisure mine and the location of Graham’s writing chalet before heading west via Trevellas Porth which featured in the titles sequence to the 70’s series and where exists to this day a working tin smelting works and the only mine left in existence with extraction rights. On to St Agnes Head, where we left Ross and Demelza at the tragic end to series one. Now one of the most famous headlands in the world. A trip round St Agnes will highlight other notable locations such as “Stippy Stappy lane”.
Coffee stop at Driftwood Spars in Trevaunance Cove.
Heading back north we visit Holywell Bay where so many scenes have now been filmed. The iconic Gull Rock in the background. We have seen Ross, Demelza, Dwight and Caroline and the dastardly George Warleggan amongst those that have been filmed walking or riding on the sands here and we will show you the Holy Well that gives the beach its name and which features further in the later novels.
In the afternoon we head north swinging by for a look at the Elizabethan National Trust property, Trerice which was Winston Graham’s inspiration for Trenwith, the family home of the wealthier Poldark’s. Then up the dramatic coastal road taking in the sea stacks of Bedruthan Steps, which have provided many a backdrop for clifftop canters! We will stop for a walk on Porthcothan Beach which was used mainly in series one as Hendrawna Beach before going on further northeast and a visit to Stepper Point.
The tour finishes with a visit to Prideaux Place, also known as Place House. This is still the home of the Prideaux-Brune family who become key characters in the later novels. Prideaux Place is of vital significance to the Poldark novels and is also regularly used as a filming location, notably recently in several Rosamunde Pilcher adaptations. A last round up of the day over a cream tea (if you’ve got room!), then back to Perranporth for an estimated return around 17.30.
17.30-19.00 Free time.
19.00: A la carte dinner followed by the popular Seiners Arms quiz night, including a Poldark round to give you an unfair advantage!
Check Out by 10.00 (late check out available on request to the hotel)
Friday: Half day Poldark tour to Charlestown. £75 pp.
For those wishing to travel later by train or air we can offer a half day guided excursion to visit the historic port of Charlestown, where most of the maritime scenes of Poldark have been filmed, delivering you afterwards to either St Austell mainline train station or Cornwall Airport, Newquay, free of charge. Those travelling by car are also welcome to join the tour or follow us independently.
We will always try to accommodate your own preferences for places to visit , so don’t hesitate to define where you would like to see along the way or if you wish to give somewhere a miss.
***Standard booking is based on double occupancy of a room at The Seiners Arms***
£715.00 per person – Double occupancy (total = £1430.00) (including 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 3 days Poldark tours and evening activities, based on two people sharing a twin or double room)
£786.50 per person – Single occupancy (including 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 3 days Poldark tours and evening activities, based on single occupancy of a double room)
Travel & Transfer Information.
Hotel: The Seiners Arms, Beachfront, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0DP
Tel: 01872 573118
Tel: 01872 309866
Mob: 07859 803737
By car: Perranporth is easily reached by road by turning off the A30 approximately 2 miles west of Carland Cross roundabout onto the B3285.
Travel time from London is about 5 hours but allowances should be made at peak times.
By train: The nearest mainline rail station is Truro, which is served direct from most major cities and by Gatwick or Heathrow Express bus to Reading mainline station.
By bus: First bus company offers long distance services to Newquay or Truro from which local companies offer regular services to Beach Road, Perranporth. Alighting approximately 75 metres from The Seiners Arms.
By air: Flybe.com offer regular flights to Cornwall Airport Newquay, from many U.K. airports including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Dublin in Eire. Please check www.flybe.com for flight prices and availability. Onward transfers information to Perranporth via Coastline travel can be found at https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/the-airport/public-transport
For any further information or if you have and special access, mobility or dietary requirements please call us on 01872 309866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poldark’s Cornwall reserve the right to alter or change the programme of events and tours. Certain great estates and houses may be closed when you visit but rest assured we will supplement with somewhere else equally wonderful! The house used as NAMPARA in the series is a private home and a working farm, they always have a right to cancel a visit should something untoward happen. If this is the case we will contact you immediately with contingency plans or to offer a refund of that element of the tour.
Should there be no further availability on your chosen dates we will endeavour to find a comparable alternative date or accommodation, but we can offer no guarantee that the price may not be changed in line with our suppliers.
Poldark’s Cornwall offer full public liability indemnity against injury whilst on our tours but we encourage our guests to take out suitable travel cover in their own regard to offer them full insurance whilst holidaying in Cornwall.
If you have any questions regarding this Poldark holiday package, please contact us before making your booking.