Hello from Cornwall

We hope you are all keeping well and safe and thank you for your lovely emails. 

The tourist board and government think we will be able to open in July and we are really looking forward to seeing every one back here again. 

We have a few vacancies in July and August  

Apartment 4  

From 4th to 11th July terms from £750 based on 2 people.

From 11th to 18th July terms from £785 based on 2 people. 

Apartment 5

From 4th to 11th July terms from £700 based on 2 people.

From 11th to 18th July terms from £750 based on 2 people. 

Apartment 6

From 24th to 31st July terms from £930 based on 2 people. 

And during August 

Apartment 4

From 29th August to 5th September terms from £790 based on 2 people. 

Apartment 6  

From 14th to 21st August terms from £980 based on 2 people. 

Apartment 7  

From 28th August to 4th September terms from £750 based on 2 people. 

Apartment 8 has various weeks available also. 

Please contact us if you wish to book we would love to see you back at Yellow Sands.


Debbie and Martin

Hello From Cornwall

Over the last few  months we have had some lovely emails form our band of regular guests, thank you  all.

We are safe and well down here, thankfully, and hope you all are too. We have had to disappoint a lot of  quests this year some poor people  who where booked in for  April re booked for June in the hope all would be well by then but alas we had to move them on again, some to as far as next year.

The tourist board thinks we will be able to reopen  in July so fingers crossed, if by some chance we are able to open before we will let you know.

All the flowers have gone unlooked at this year in the gardens and the animals in the zoo’s are getting lonely, the beach is empty, not long now till they all have  some company.

See you soon

Debbie and Martin





Rain stopped play

We hope you are all keeping safe and well, rain has stopped the outside painting and gardening here so we are having a few restful days and calling family members who are in lockdown alone, make a difference and call someone.

Thanks to the lovely weather we did have the apple tree is in full blossom and we have had our first roses.

The weatherman is forecasting dry weather again from this afternoon so we will be back to it very soon.

We have been receiving some very funny videos from friends to keep us laughing so I have put one below for you to have a laugh too.


Lockdown (Official Music Video) 😂

It's the video you've all been waiting for!Johnny's written and filmed a little ditty about life in lockdown 😂

Posted by Pirate FM on Friday, 24 April 2020


Debbie and Martin

Hello From Yellow Sands

We would like to send our best wishes to all our guests and hope you are all keeping well during these extraordinary times.  To everyone who has been in touch thank you for your kind words they are very appreciated – its been great to hear from you.

We are looking forward to when we are able to reopen and welcome everybody back to Yellow Sands when the restrictions are lifted.

Thankfully, due to the extremely good weather, Martin has been painting the outside of the apartments at Yellow Sands, its a bit like the Forth bridge so has been keeping him busy and its looking very  smart. I have been staining the decking and garden furniture at home, I will be able to put my roses  back out in the sun now, and sorted out an area of weed and bramble with some plants choking to stay alive in the middle, the poor Elder was jammed against the shed now it has light. I have put some pictures below.

We’ll be ready and waiting for you with a warm welcome.

In the meantime please stay home and stay safe. We hope to see you soon!

Best Wishes, 
Debbie and Martin

Spring at Last

It was such a lovely day today so we thought we would take a day off from spring cleaning and carpet cleaning at Yellow Sands and go and have lunch (locally made sausages, garlic mash, broccoli spears and kale, excellent food) and see the spring  flowers at the Lost Gardens of  Heligan.

Camellia’s, daffs, primroses all growing happily in the spring sunshine.  After all the wind and rain we have had this winter if was a welcome break.

In no time at all it will be  March and time to start welcoming everyone back to Yellow Sands for their well earned holidays.

We hope to see you soon.


Debbie and Martin


Happy New Year

Can’t believe its another new year let alone a new decade, I wonder if the 2020’s will be described as the roaring twenties like the 1920’s, let hope  so and for all the right reasons.

We are just going out to walk off a few mince pies with clotted cream, the odd pound has been put on over christmas!

We  wish all our guests a very happy and healthy New Year and look forward to seeing  you all again in 2020.

Debbie and Martin



Eden Project

We had a trip to the Eden Project today to see the christmas festival, they have ice skating, the Eden christmas orchestra and of course Santa’s grotto, details and times below plus you have to see artist Luke Jerram’s hauntingly beautiful work Gaia, suspended in the Mediterranean Biome. Photo below

The Festival of Christmas takes place from 30 November until 30 December 2019. We’re open every day of the holidays except for Christmas Day. We stay open late on selected evenings (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 30 November until 15 December, then daily 18–23 December and 27–30 December). Visit our opening times page for full details.

Here are details on individual timed activities:

Music performances

These take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 30 November until 15 December, then daily 18–23 December and 27–30 December. Christmas concerts in the Mediterranean Biome happen at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (ending at 7pm), while the brass band will play at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm outside in our gardens.

Christmas Jumper Swap Shop 

Our Christmas Jumper Swap Shop happens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 17 December, then daily 18–24 December and 27–30 December. It’s open 12pm-7.30pm (except for 24 and 26 December, when it’s open 12pm-3.30pm). Bring along your unwanted seasonal sweaters and exchange them for something new to you.

Gaia sculpture

Gaia will be suspended in the Mediterranean Biome until 5 January 2020.

Winter Tales

Join the Eden Storytellers for magical winter stories for all the family, inside the Mediterranean Biome daily at 12 noon and 3pm.

Father Christmas experience

Father Christmas sessions are bookable and take place during the day and some early evenings during weekends from November 30 to December 15. From December 18 to Christmas Eve there are sessions every day.

Ice skating

Find out more about when you can skate, including details of special sessions for different ages, on our ice skating page.


Join us for some winter crafts on the upper floor of the Core bulding:

  • 30 Nov–15 December: 12–5pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
  • 18–23 December: 12–5pm daily
  • 24 and 26 December: 11–3.30pm
  • 27-30 December: 12–5pm daily