Poldark’s Cornwall continue our successful Poldark Holiday Packages – Come with us to see the official Poldark’s Cornwall.
Poldark’s Cornwall continue our famous 3, 4 or 7 night themed Poldark Holiday options in Cornwall including Bed & Breakfast, Dinner options, tours, optional period costume activities and taking in the best that Cornwall has to offer in terms of spectacular scenery, historic houses and gardens, in the company of Poldark expert, broadcaster, writer and all-round entertainer: Karen Colam. We are also able to arrange activities such as horse riding on Poldark’s Hendrawna Beach, Poldark picnics, Sea Safaris, and learning the art of the perfect pasty from Choak’s of Falmouth. We may even catch a bit of film crew spotting (when available) – Come with us to see the official Poldark’s Cornwall. Book now to avoid disappointment for the busiest Poldark weeks!
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 other show stopping experiences. There will be free time to soak up the atmosphere and book additional local activities. Dinner is included at the Seiners on your arrival night and you will be issued with a Poldark Pass local discount card on arrival for use at the Hotel and other local restaurants. Limited free parking is available at the hotel and there is a range of other large car parks within a few metres walk.
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, as well as 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.
Perhaps a walk across the beach to Winston Graham’s memorial bench on the site of his writing chalet, might be the perfect way to start your Poldark odyssey.
19.00: welcome drink with Karen Colam and Al la carte Dinner (included)
Exclusive visit to NAMPARA, Bodmin Moor & Jail, Lanhydrock & Charlestown.
09.30: Departing from Perranporth Beach Car Park
We travel first to Bodmin Jail for a glimpse at the gruesome realities of the ancient penal system and the history of some of those who fell foul of its harsh penalties. This is the site of the jail in which Ross Poldark spent the night before his trial. We may 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 shared 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 at Lanhydrock (free entrance for National Trust and Royal Oak members). Lanhydrock is the largest of the National Trust properties in Cornwall. 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 or Royal Oak members can enter the house and the gardens as well as the park. It is an impressive historic house, the home of the Agar-Robartes family who suffered the tragedies of the Great War. A real life ‘Downton Abbey” experience.
We end our day with a quick visit to the historic Charlestown Harbour where most of the maritime scenes of Poldark have been filmed.
We will aim to arrive back in Perranporth around 18.00 for you to enjoy the relaxation of your hotel and dine here at your leisure, or in one of the fine eateries within a short distance. Often, the Seiners Arms is the venue for live Cornish folk music on a Tuesday evening.
(Should you wish to indulge in some Poldark “cosplay” whilst you are visiting us we can arrange for you to hire costumes and we will do complimentary photo shoots in any chosen locations on our tour. If you wish to arrange for a private Poldark themed costume dinner for your party please talk to us about your requirements and we will be happy to create something magical in an appropriate location for you)
Poldark tour of West Cornwall locations including the 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 taking in views of Illogan and Sir Francis Bassett ‘s huge mining empire. At St Michael’s Mount we will stop for photos and coffee at the beautiful Godolphin Arms before driving via Penzance towards our first visit Poldark film location of the day; the pretty fishing inlet of Penberth Cove. This has featured in many scenes, with Sam and Drake’s cottage, some famous stepping stones and a stream that is so much shallower than it looks when Drake takes his bath there! We will then visit Porthcurno and look down on the stunning beaches featured as parts of Hendrawna Beach and where Ross had his vision of Demelza and himself whilst awaiting trial.
Whilst we are here we will visit the magical Minack Theatre (nominal entrance fee applies) and its story of a remarkable woman who made its creation, her life’s work. A short drive takes us to:
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. Then we cross from the south coast, across a few miles of rough moorland to the historic:
Tin Coast and a lunch stop for a traditional Cornish pasty 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 may stop off at Levant mine to see the building used as Tressiders Rolling Mill before returning to Perranporth.
We aim to get you back to your hotel for around 6.00pm but this is a long day and it can be a bit later. We suggest a relaxed evening!
Poldark Tour of North Coast locations, including Holywell Beach, Trerice Manor, Padstow & 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 round the village shows you the site of the real Wheal Leisure mine and the location of Graham’s writing chalet before heading north east to:
Holywell Beach where so much of the current production of Poldark has been filmed. With the iconic Gull Rock to its western tip, Holywell has had its fair share of star studded filming! Ross and Demelza, Drake and Morwenna, Dwight and Caroline have all had emotionally charged romantic scenes here. This is even where Demelza and Hugh had their secret “assignation”. The Holy Well of St Cuthbert that gives the beach its name is nestled in a cliff here and has an important role to play in the latter books. Then it’s on to the beautiful Tudor mansion of Trerice near Newquay:
Trerice Manor (free entrance for National Trust and Royal Oak members). Trerice inspired Winston Graham’s “Trenwith” and Poldark’s Cornwall hosted their popular 2017 Poldark Banquet here. A relatively small country house with a unique charm and homeliness, the barn restaurant here serves stunning cakes and great coffee.
No visit to Cornwall’s north coast is complete without a visit to the fishing port of Padstow. This is also where Prideaux Place is situated overlooking its own deer park and the Camel estuary. As private home of the Prideaux-Brune family, the house is not always open to the public but it holds a special place in Poldark history as the place where Winston Graham finished writing the twelfth and last book “Bella Poldark”. As such its family was woven by Winston into the story. Padstow and its surrounding area is home to several famous award-winning chefs and their restaurants including; Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and of course Rick Stein, with Jamie Oliver’s “Fifteen, Cornwall” being only a short drive down the coast. We will visit Padstow for a little shopping time before driving west to end our Poldark adventure where so many of the heart-wrenching scenes have been filmed. For those not wishing to visit Padstow, alternatives such as Stepper Point, Bedruthan Steps or Port Isaac can be discussed. Nothing is ever set in stone! We end our day with a visit to:
St Agnes Head: The stunning granite clifftop that has provided many of the many emotionally charged moments in the TV saga such as the final farewell to Juila or Ross’s arrest. It is now one of the most famous clifftops in the world and commands a panoramic view from Trevose Head in the north to Godrevy lighthouse and beyond, in the south. On the way back to Perranporth we will see the real “Stippy Stappy” Lane which Prudie threatened to kick Jud down.
We aim as always to get you back to the hotel for around 6.00 and for those leaving us in the morning this will be Karen’s final farewell for now.
Check Out by 10.00 (late check out available on request to the hotel)
OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY (Fridays Only): Miners and Pasties Day . Poldark Tour of South Coast Locations. Inc: Poldark Mine, Gunwalloe and the “Church of The Storms” and Pasty School with Choak’s of Falmouth.
Price (per person): £195, including entry and underground mine tour and your own handmade pasty for tea.
If you should wish to stay on at the hotel for an extra night please check for availability when booking. For those traveling onwards in the evening we are happy to assist in arranging transport for you if necessary.
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)
Please note entry to National Trust or privately owned Properties is not included and we recommend membership to the National Trust or Royal Oak (for our visitors form the USA) would be the most economical and flexible way to enjoy many of these.
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.