New Garden to Explore

New Garden to Explore

We found a lovely new garden to explore near St Austell called Pinetum, it has 10 separate gardens a woodland walk and a pond with Canada geese over 30 acres.

The gardens have such a variety of trees and flowers even a wedding cake tree something I’ve never heard of before but it was so pretty I have put a picture of it below plus a few more as there was so much to see.

Debbie and Martin


Easters holidays here again, can you believe it

Up till now we have kept busy with the usual decorating and maintenance, if it stands still long enough it will be painted, new fencing around the garden, new flooring put in Sharmalyn House, balcony maintenance, not an easy job when it’s on the second floor finding workman who aren’t afraid of heights but thankfully we did.

We have had some really lovely weather and some not so nice, one week it’s overcoats the next its sandals, but we did have a sunny day to visit Trewithen gardens on Thursday, you can see from the photos how lovely the flowers are again this year.

No shortage of gardens and many other things to see and do during the Easter holidays.

We hope to see you here.


Debbie and Martin


Almost half term already

All of a sudden its half term again next week, thankfully the weather has improved and we have lovely sunny weather, still only about 13c but so much better than the snow we had a few weeks ago, not something we tend to get down here in Cornwall so when it came all was at a standstill in no time as no one had remembered to grit the roads, Martin got stuck twice and had to turn back and  stay at Yellow Sands over night, I was lucky and managed to get back very slowly just before the roads became impassable.

But now we have the daffodils, snow drops and iris out in force so we know spring is here and its time to get the paint brushes out and the builders in and get the whole place ready for the 2019 season .

We hope to see you then.

Debbie and Martin



From this to this

Happy New Year

Can you believe another years gone by and we are again deciding on resolutions we wont keep for very long no matter how hard we try, after all we are only human.

Spring is almost here the daffs have started to show them selves and I can’t  wait to see the first little yellow head to burst out.

We hope you all have a happy and healthy 2019  and look forward to seeing you at Yellow Sands again.

Happy New Year from Debbie and Martin


Us Walking the Camel Trail





Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all the guests who stayed with us throughout the year  a very Merry Christmas.

Its going to be good walking weather here for the holidays according to the BBC weather man, on Christmas day it should be 11c with light cloud and on Boxing day 10c with sunny intervals, just perfect for walking off all that over indulgence, what a good excuse to indulge more.

We are full for Christmas and this year one family is celebrating their 25th Christmas at Yellow Sands – how time flies!

One of our other guests came as a child and now comes with her husband and own child,  long may it continue.

Merry Christmas from

Martin and Debbie





Whats new

Its been quiet here for a few weeks so we have had a chance to have a break and do a few jobs, see the picture of the new fence around the garden area below, very posh.

The Christmas Food festival starts on 7th December and then it will be Christmas time. We are full for Christmas but we do have some vacancies for the new Year, from 29th December on, term’s from £70 per night based on 2 people, minimum 3 night stay, so why not come and join us to welcome 2019 in style.


All all of a sudden its autumn, out with the warmer cloths and looking forward to mushrooms, walking in the leaves As you can see from the photo of our lawn we have both in abundance.

Its also time to plant your spring bulbs, I’ve put in daffodils, tulips, iris, snow drop and some odd bulbs left over from last year, I don’t know what they are so, hopefully, it will be a nice colourful surprise..


We look forward to seeing you for an autumn break soon

Debbie and Martin


Thanks to our guests for some lovely reviews


Sharmalyn House

Excellent, well furnished and clean on arrival

Harlyn Bay, Yellow Sands, Padstow, PL288SE, United Kingdom

Date of Stay

29 Jul 2018

We have regularly stayed t this location. The property is excellent and fully meets our needs. It is always clean and tidy on arrival and is well maintained. It meets all our family needs. The property list is accurate in all respects and the owners provide excellent service. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. The property is located in a key position to explore other parts of the North Cornwall coast and is within 30 minutes of Boscastle in the north and Newquay in the south. Padstow is within 1.5 miles and offers many attractions and restaurants for all tastes. The south coast is also accessible within reasonable travelling times.

Apartment 4

Beautiful view over Harlyn Bay

 Left on Aug 22, 2017 for a stay in Aug 2017

First time at Apartment 4 Yellow Sands – great location for the beach and for getting into Padstow. Views were amazing from the apartment and there was plenty of room to move around. Very clean and everything required for self catering was there. We had great holiday would recommend this apartment.

Apartment 7

Fantastic location for a family

A fantastic property in an ideal location. What a view from the large lounge window.
Spotlessly clean and everything you need. A garden to sit out in and path to the beach. Close enough to Padstow for shops but secluded enough for peace and quiet. We all loved it. Will definitely be back next year.

Thank you all once again for your very kind words.

Debbie and Martin