Cornwall in late summer

Late summer in Cornwall always fills me with excitement.

There is a distinct change in everything as the farmers start to harvest.  Plans change from assuming it’s going to be a beach day to considering the best things to do if the weather isn’t good.  And that’s a crucial part, since often the weather in late summer is amazing and the sea is the warmest.  True, the evenings start to pull in and we know it’s important not to forget a woolly or a blanket and maybe we start to appreciate everything a teensy bit more; the sun while it shines during the day and also the glorious sun sets in the evening.  At Lower Barns, one of our favourite things is to sit on the deck and watch as it lowers in the sky, throwing off it’s amazing colours.

And there is never a dull moment on the entertainment front in late summer.  I would highly recommend checking out this website with a full and fantastic itinerary to choose from in September.

Lower Barns is well placed in mid, south Cornwall to tour around Cornwall and discover the different character of north, south, east and west, each with different customs, accents and ideas.     

Personally, some of our favourites would be a trip to the Minack Theatre, making sure to have some time on Porthcurno Beach.  A rainy afternoon or evening would be spent at Hall for Cornwall in Truro or Princess Pavilions in Falmouth.  We would definitely have dinner in the Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project to enjoy not only their amazing menu but to soak up the atmosphere and take a wander around as darkness sets in (great when it’s raining outside).  I would have a guided tour at Lanhydrock and book in at Philleigh Way Cookery School (something we do quite often).  Since Poldark is about to start filming series 3, while series 2 starts showing on Sunday 4th September, I would be very tempted to visit the film locations and also take a mining tour to discover more about Cornwall’s history and heritage.  I would want to take a mooch around Lostwithiel’s Antique and Collectors Market and be equally tempted to try a watercolour workshop at Trelissick.

Saying all that, there is always a temptation to overload the schedule and sometimes it’s just best to take things as they come, chill out, enjoy a soak in the late afternoon sun in the hot tub on the deck (Nook and Cranny will have their own, in their private gardens come September), stay out of the car and off the roads, enjoy the moment and feel energy levels rise and rekindle.  We are always happy to provide a delicious picnic that you can enjoy without having to go anywhere.  Each room has a detailed pack of all the places we recommend of things to do and places to eat (endless list of deliciousness), so you can choose when you’re here.

If you fancy a long weekend away or a weekday getaway to stay and play, call on 01726 844881 to book yourself in.  Choose the room that works best for you on

Love Janie x

Sunset, Coast, Cornwall,

Crashing at the cliffs

Waves crashing agains the cliff edge

Tall Ship in the harbour at Charlestown

Eden, Biomes

Food and wine at Falmouth

fishing at Fowey

Boats in Fowey harbour at early evening Coast path sign to Gorran

Gwithian Beach

Lanhydrock Estate

boats in the harbour at Mevagissey

Pencarrow Head near Fowey