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

So Much Rain

I honestly can’t remember it raining so much in Cornwall.

I tried to go to Yellow Sands today but unfortunately the Harlyn road and the overflow car park for the  beach are too flooded to pass, one car tried but didn’t make it. I turned round and tried to get to St Merryn and  come into Harlyn that way but the bridge by the fishing lake was  also flooded and the bridge was closed off. At this point I decided to go home be fore I got stuck and could’n make it but I did stop and take some photos on the way.

Harlyn Road a bit wet



Come relax a bit

The madness of the school holidays is now over and its back to a more sedate pace. Martin and I had a day out at Trebah Gardens, Mawnan Smith Near Falmouth, a  beautiful tropical garden with nooks and crannies to explore and allsorts of plants, water gardens and falls, even a weeping Japanese tree who’s autumn foliage smells of burnt sugar and Gunnear with leaves as big as Martin. They have a small amphitheatre where they put on various plays  and live music from May to September, I didn’t know that, I will keep an eye out for a list of next years events. Its well worth a visit, the cake’s not bad either.