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Its Easter again

Easter is here, we have reopened and the bluebells are out in force to welcome everyone back to Yellow Sands.

As usual during the early part of the year we have been busy with spring cleaning, painting and replacing bedding, curtains and carpets so we are all ready for your visit.

Thankfully all the restaurants and attractions are open with no restrictions this year and looking forward to a busy year.

We hope to see you here too.

 

 

 

Martin and Debbie

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

A happy and healthy new year to everyone, I know we said it last year but this year has to see the end of Covid and back to some normality for us all.

We look forward to seeing you all back at Yellow Sands in 2022

 

Best wishes

Martin and Debbie

 

A busy year in Cornwall

Its been an extremely  busy year in Cornwall, as people couldn’t go abroad they came here instead and hopefully they all had a good time.  Most of Cornwall’s accommodation was booked up to the middle of November trying to fit in all the people who couldn’t come  earlier in the year but for the last few weeks we have been resting up ready for the Christmas rush.

The weather has been very confusing for the plants as we have new and old leaves and blossom on our cherry tree all at the same time, the catkins are already growing on the trees in Cardinham woods and the daffs and iris are beginning to break the soil with green shoots to cheer us through January.

We hope you have all stayed safe during this strange time and look forward to seeing you all in Cornwall again next year.

Debbie and Martin

 

Catkins in Cardinham Woods
Cardinham Woods
New and old leaves and blossom

 

 

 

May Day Once Again

Unfortunately May Day is cancelled again this year so no Obby Oss  will be out on the streets of Padstow singing ” summer is a  coming today” we have other signs to reassure us though, the House Martins are back and nesting under the eves at Yellow Sands, keeping the bug population down, the blossom is out on my apple tree and the blue bells are glorious.

The gardens are open all over Cornwall , we visited Pinetum gardens the other day, the gardens is so colourful and the tea and cake is very good.

 

The Padstow Obby Oss

 

 

 

 

Five coastal walks to do this spring

Visit Cornwall have put together an excellent guide for spring walks on the  Coastal Path

Five walks with breath-taking views chosen from our friends at The South West Coast Path. Breathe in the freshness of the sea, listen to the waves breaking on the shoreline and take in the panoramic views of outstanding natural beauty along the Cornish coastline.

Boscastle and Pentargon Waterfall (1.7 miles)

The Coast Path runs between a stone hedge, covered in the lichen sea ivory, and the open maritime grassland topping the cliffs, home to colourful wild flowers such as Dyer’s Greenweed and Saw-wort.

Rosemullion Head Circular (4 miles)

A circular walk with spectacular views of Rosemullion Head, secluded coves and the beautiful Helford estuary, where wild garlic and bluebells grow in abundance along its banks at this time of the year.

Pencarrow Head and Pont Pill (4 miles)

A mixture of stunning coastline and hidden creeks on this walk to the east of Fowey. Look out for the orchids in the spring, visit the church where Daphne du Maurier got married and, if you’re feeling energetic, take the path down to Lantic Beach.

Kelsey Head and Holywell (5.3 miles)

Kelsey Head is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a wide range of habitats, the most extensive being the sand dune system and the maritime grassland. Watch out for seals around The Chick and check out the prehistoric cliff castle on the headland.

Lamorna and St Loy (5.6 miles)

From magical Lamorna Cove this walk follows the South West Coast Path to St Loy’s where in the spring the stunted oak and sycamore coastal woodland is bright with wildflowers. Going back, enjoy walking through ancient fields passing stone crosses and standing stones.

More walks in Cornwall

 

Reopening Yellow Sands, Hooray

Its so good to be able to open up again on 12th April, we are currently spring cleaning and soon to start painting and getting every thing ready for the big day. We have been replacing internal doors in Sharmalyn and wardrobe doors in apartment 6 so far.

Even the weather has cheered up its been bright and sunny here sine Friday  so after we have done our office work we will have a walk in the sunshine, we walked along the coastal path at Bedruthan steps the other day it was lovely to see the spring flowers.

We don’t have very many vacancies left as booking has been manic, you can find our current vacancies on the calendar.

We hope to see everyone back again during the year ahead.

Stay Safe

Debbie and Martin

 

 

We hope you are all safe and well

We hope you are all keeping safe and well and busy at home, we have spent more time watching the birds in the garden and they have certainly  kept us amused and amazed at the amount we have. We even have a pair of thrushes that come for water but don’t eat oddly enough, the goldfinches eat continually with 4 on the feeder at any one time, we have some Siskin, blue tits, great tits and Chaffinch who manage to bully them off occasionally and a timid  Robin. We are having a bit of a problem with a lady blackbird who thinks all the food is hers and tries to chase everyone away, she cant manage it but seems to have fun trying.

We might be  closed to guests at the moment but we are  still here to take bookings as usual, now that the deposits are in and the provisional bookings confirmed we know what we have available,  you can either call us, email us or check our calendar for availability.

 

We hope to see you sometime in 2021.

 

Take Care

 

Debbie and Martin

 

 

Merry Christmas to all our guests

We would just like to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas, especially to those who had wanted to be at Yellow Sands but are unable to travel due to the restrictions.

It is far better to have a scaled down Christmas this year and everyone safe and well for next year.

My step father and Martin’s mum and dad have had their first vaccine and will have the second at the beginning of January so the light is beginning to shine at the end of the tunnel, by this time next year most of us will be vaccinated and life will be back to normal and the stress of cooking for 14 people on Christmas day will be our main concern.

We hope you get the presents you want and a relaxing and peaceful Christmas.

Debbie and Martin

Padstow Harbour at Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

What are you doing in lockdown

Well the season turned out ok in the end, our last guests left on Saturday 7th and we have closed up Yellow Sands for the lockdown, we have people hoping to come back in December when we can all travel again.

We would normally be on holiday ourselves now but as we can’t we are going to paint at home instead, its a bit over due so should keep us busy for a few days.

With the good news on the vaccine we are looking forward to getting back to near normal next year but the garden and the house have benefitted from the lockdowns so every cloud has a silver lining.

I hope you are all staying safe at home and doing something useful too.

See you soon

Debbie and Martin

 

 

 

It’s been an odd season but we made it.

Its been an odd season but we made it through thanks to diligent cleaning and hand sanitisers.

Yellow Sands and Cornwall in general has been full to bursting since July 4th when we opened for business. Restaurant’s, cafe’s,  attractions and gardens have adapted and visitors have had a near normal experience. Even the weather wasn’t too bad so people have been swimming, surfing and  relaxing on the beach without the bother of a flight.

Thankfully we are still busy till the end of October and even some bookings in November and of course we have our usual guests coming for Christmas and New Year .

We might have had an odd start to the year but it turned out ok in the end.

Stay safe

Debbie and Martin

A Day at Harlyn Bay Beach with social distancing