Cornwall Discovery Tour: Poldark 2021

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : July and September
Start: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
End: Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall, England
Cornwall Discovery Tour: Poldark: 7 nights based at Chy Morvah, St Ives, Cornwall

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

We can’t promise you Ross and Demelza, but you’ll discover the fascinating industrial and cultural heritage that features in the novels and BBC series Poldark. This tour showcases the best Cornish scenery and visits numerous filming locations of both the 70s TV series and the more recent BBC drama. Head underground at Geevor Tin Mine and to the cliffside at Botallack with its Crown Engine House. Predannack Wollas was used as a location for clifftop horse rides and Charlestown for harbour scenes.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Visit locations featured in the Poldark novels and BBC TV series
  • Explore the dramatic Cornish coast on the trail of Ross and Demelza
  • Discover the fascinating industrial and cultural heritage of Cornwall

Pick Up Location & TIme

Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Chy Morvah
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • Full-day excursions with all transport on touring days in a good-quality, comfortable mini-coach
  • Most admissions to places of interest that form part of your holiday

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient)
  • Admissions to National Trust and English Heritage properties (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Explore places of interest, beauty, heritage and wonder. Enjoy active guided sightseeing on relaxed-pace trips to revel in the history, landscapes, architecture and culture of your chosen destination. Our knowledgeable leaders will provide fascinating detail to bring it all to life. Travel between locations by mini-coach or public transport following a carefully planned itinerary.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Transport between locations
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. (D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 2Godolphin, Gunwalloe & Predannack Wollas

Today we visit the National Trust property and gardens of Godolphin which was a film location for the 1970s series. We shall then walk along to Gunwalloe, a National Trust site of archaeological importance surrounded by dunes, beaches, a Medieval church and a reedbed rich in wildlife. Later, we will explore Predannack Wollas, the location of many of Poldark’s clifftop horse rides – stirring stuff! (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 3The Tin Coast

We head underground today to Geevor Tin Mine which is the largest preserved mine site in the country and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. We then move on to Levant Mine which sits high up on the exposed cliffs of the ‘Tin Coast’. At its heart is the restored 1840s beam engine running on steam. We end the day at Botallack another National Trust property and filming location. Here the Crown Engine Houses stand perilously on the cliffside above the wild seas! (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 5Tehidy Country Park, Gwennap Pit & East Pool Mine

This morning we travel to Tehidy Country Park, associated with the wealthy tin-mining Basset family since the 11th century. Then it’s on to Gwennap Pit, an open-air amphitheatre with fantastic acoustics, previously used by preacher and founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Later, we shall travel on to East Pool Mine and its wonderful heritage discovery centre. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 6The Coast of Charlestown & Truro

We have a wonderful seaside theme today on our visit to Charlestown, used as a harbour film location due to its unspoilt working late-Georgian port. We’ll then head across land to Truro to explore. In the afternoon we shall take a boat and look back at the land from the sea just as Poldark would have done when he returned from war. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 7Portreath, St Agnes Head & Winston Graham

We start off at the pretty harbour of Portreath and perhaps stay in the 21st century to admire any surfers enjoying the giant waves. Then it’s off to the glorious St Agnes Head which is perhaps better known as Wheal Coates Mine! We end our tour with where it all began; Perranporth, the home of author Winston Graham. This busy village is surrounded by the quintessential Cornish countryside that no doubt inspired the great Poldark novels. We visit the small Perranzabuloe Museum of which Winston Graham was President. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Chy Morvah

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: July 17 $2,400 $2,680
2021: September 18 $2,400 $2,680

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

During your Discovery Tour you’ll have the opportunity to visit many fascinating places. The following is our provisional programme, and your leader may adjust it at their discretion, taking into account factors such as weather, local opening times, or other events. This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

Most admissions to places of interest are not included. Please allow up to £10 per day for admissions to all the places of interest we will be visiting. The full adult price is given but there are usually good reductions for parties and seniors. If you are a member of the National Trust, English Heritage or similar, remember to bring your card for free admission to their properties. Please bring cash as card machines are not always available at all venues.

Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is St Ives, however you may find the journey to St Erth on the main line more convenient.

By Taxi:
St Ives station is only ½ mile from Chy Morvah, but it is rather a steep uphill walk. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Ace Cars. As a guide price, it cost £4 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Ace Cars*
Tel: +44 (0) 1736 797799
Email: [email protected]
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Chy Morvah Manager.
*Ace Cars is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
Head to Cornwall via the A30. At a large roundabout take the A3074 signposted to St Ives (2nd Exit). You will now come to 2 small roundabouts, go straight across the first and take a right at the second heading towards the village of Lelant. Pass through Lelant and Carbis Bay on the same road.

Pass Tescos and the Treganna Castle hotel on your left hand side, then as you approach St Ives take the left fork which heads slightly up hill, following signs to visitor parking and the leisure centre. Follow the road and turn left up the steep hill. Almost immediately the road turns left again but instead of following the road around to the left you need to turn off the road and head directly up the hill on Porthminster Terrace.

Chy Morvah is right in front of you at the top of the hill. To reach the car park drive left past the front of Chy Morvah and turn immediately right behind the back of the building. The car park is on the right 15 yards along the lane called Bishops road.

Hotel Descriptions
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Chy Morvah

Sea, sand and (hopefully) sun await at Cornwall’s Chy Morvah. This coastal bolthole, whose name means ‘House by the Sea’ in Cornish, basks in the famously lovely light of this artist-retreat town on the north coast of one of England’s most desirable holiday destinations. Those artists may have come to paint the sea and sky but you can simply admire it from the house’s privileged position. The building has been designed to maximise the effect of its elevated location, with stunning sea views and vistas of sandy beaches, while the bustling harbour and array of cafés and artists galleries are just a short cobbled street walk away. As well as 38 bedrooms, there is a large main lounge with panoramic views across St Ives Bay and a dining room that boasts similar mouth-watering views. To keep you entertained there’s a garden in which to enjoy the hazy pinky glow that falls on this seaside sanctuary every evening. Beyond the house, the Cornish Coast is the gateway to exploring the area, with easy access to St Michael’s Mount, the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, the beaches and cliffs of north Cornwall and the rugged cliffs of Land’s End. There’s even the option of an evening adventure to the Minack Theatre.

Address: Chy Morvah, Bishops Road, The Belyars, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DB

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the adjacent Lanyons House. With 38 bright and airy bedrooms, Chy Morvah has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Simply but smartly furnished they let the view through the window do the talking.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive gardens with sea views, heated outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling the coast, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the pretty gardens beneath the large mature trees and looking out over the sea. Take a turn in the heated outdoor pool if you still have the energy, or simply relax on the sundeck adjacent to it. Indoors, kick back in one of the lounges. The small bar with its seaside paraphernalia is well-stocked and welcoming while light floods the dining room through panoramic windows.

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