Blog Archive

Our Top Six Favourite West Country Restaurants

We’ve selected six of our favourite restaurants within a comfortable driving distance of Boconnoc.

Memories of the Dairy House

We meet Peter Brown and his family, who lived in the Dairy House in the 1940's.

Can wedding flowers be grown sustainably?

MEET THE SUPPLIER: THE GARDEN GATE FLOWER COMPANY We chat to one of our lovely suppliers about her passion for sustainable floristry.

A new take on a Cornish holiday

Cornwall is a beautiful part of the UK and often the first choice for a staycation...

Why everyone loves a winter wedding

The arrival of a wedding invitation is always exciting, but even more so when it’s for the rarer winter wedding, and even better if it means a weekend in the Cornish countryside celebrating at the Boconnoc Estate.

How to plan an exclusive hire wedding at Boconnoc

So, you come to Cornwall, take a tour of Boconnoc, fall in love with it...

What makes Boconnoc accommodation unique in Cornwall?

A Weekend of Weddings: Boconnoc Estate’s 3-Day Celebration Extravaganza

Your dream Cornish wedding awaits.

Crafting an Enchanting Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Discover the art of crafting enchanting outdoor wedding ceremonies at Boconnoc. We offer insights into planning a magical and memorable celebration amidst nature's beauty.

Unwind and Recharge: The Tranquility of a Cornwall Stay

Embracing the Unique Nature of a Country Estate Wedding

Meet the wedding supplier: FEGO Food Co

We chat to Fego Food Co about food provenance, sourcing local and creating delicious food with meaning.

Meet Clinical Aromatherapist Kit Clancy

Ahead of our Aromatherapy workshop at Boconnoc we spoke to Kit Clancy about her passion for natural remedies and holistic wellbeing

International Women’s Day 2023

This International Women's Day we chat to the lovely Georgia from our office team.

Rest & Restoration

With Kate from Cocoon Luxury Retreats

Inside the Boconnoc Steam Fair

Welcoming the Steam Fair home to Boconnoc 

Apple harvesting

With some very special guests

From Plant to Plate

Meet our Head Gardener Stuart  

Creative calm

Boconnoc's welcoming new art space

Re-connecting with nature at Boconnoc

How wildlife can improve our mental health and connect us with nature and each other

Our favourite activities at Boconnoc

Inspiration for your Cornish adventure 

Top ten things to do in Cornwall this August

Beaches, festivals, food, wine and more

Tales from a Summertime Kitchen Garden

Reconnecting with ourselves and our food

Community Jubilee celebrations

A sunshine filled community Jubilee celebration

Come and explore the sounds of Boconnoc…

On the 20th and 21st June 2022 we will be hosting a nature walks series with ecologist and bird specialist, Robbie Phillips.

Elms planted for the Queen’s Green Canopy

In time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Boconnoc Estate planted 28 Elm Trees to mark The Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Five of the Best Seaside Restaurants in Cornwall

Wild surf, turquoise seas, and stunning views

Making a House a Home: An interview with Sarah Fortescue

Transforming the catering kitchen

Paws & Stay Lunch

We’ve signed up with Paws and Stay to promote perfect places to stay for dogs and their humans


Six great walks in South Cornwall

Winter Weddings

Swoon-worthy inspiration for your winter wedding

Sustainable Christmas Ideas

A few ideas to have a thoroughly festive time this Christmas 

A Nest of Gentle Makers Retreat

A restorative and creative retreat in a beautiful location

Festive breaks at Boconnoc

Whether its a Christmas gathering, a relaxation break or a festive shopping trip extravaganza, use Boconnoc as your base

Things to do in Cornwall in Autumn

Crunchy leaves, long autumnal walks, fresh air and wild swimming dips, there are many reasons to visit Cornwall in the autumn 

Intimate Wedding at Boconnoc

L and R’s beautiful day with close family and friends


Hear all about her latest project at Boconnoc

How to plan your intimate wedding

Part 2. Advice from three of our favourite wedding suppliers 

Small is beautiful – how to plan your intimate wedding

Part 1. Advice from three of our favourite wedding suppliers 

The Art of Winter Food Storage

Shoots of hope for wedding couples

Acorn planting this Autumn

Kitchen Garden Notes at Boconnoc

What’s happening in the garden this Autumn.

The Colours of Autumn

The Boconnoc Estate in Autumn

Viv’s Story

Viv, who is approaching his 90th birthday, shares memories of his time on the estate.

Dog Friendly Stays

Dog friendly stays at Boconnoc.

Boconnoc’s water-powered Sawmill

One of the last remaining few in the country 

Outdoor Kitchen at Boconnoc

Cooking over fire, immersed in nature

Produce Boxes

Precious bounty from our kitchen garden

Off Grid Stays

A new addition to our accommodation collection for summer 2020

Wild romance woodland wedding

A wildly romantic magical woodland paradise set at the heart of an English country estate

Woodland Walks

Join us every Sunday in August 

Restorative Autumn Staycations

Bookings are now open for autumn stays in our cottages and Boconnoc House

Trefrawl Farm

A little insight into one of our local farms

Meditation with Horizon Inspired

We speak to Joey for an insight into the world of meditation

Supporting our local producers

Yoga with Annie Kelly

Describing her journey into yoga

A seasonal guide to weddings at Boconnoc

What to expect at different times of the year

Kitchen Garden Notes

A May update from the Kitchen Garden

Beekeeping with Peter Hunt

The fascinating world of bees

Recipe by Tia Tamblyn – ‘Croque Fourrage’

A delicious recipe created from nature’s bounty

A distinctly Cornish gin

A few questions for Lantic Gin

Wedding planning in lockdown

What you want to know right now about your wedding plans

Self-massage with Tia Tamblyn

An enlightening insight into the benefits of self-massage 

Our favourite places in Lostwithiel

From antiques and lifestyle stores, to exciting eateries and eclectic emporiums; there is so much variety in this historic town.  

Real Wedding | Georgia + Jack

A beautifully blush August wedding

Getting fired up over food

Women cooking over fire

Real Wedding | Bethan + Peter

A stunning Georgian Bath House ceremony

Magnificient Magnolias

Garden historian Min Wood tells us about the many varieties at Boconnoc

Luxury Yoga Retreat | Felicity Wood

A tranquil spring weekend retreat 

Wedding Venue Open House

Wonderful suppliers, beautiful styling and exciting plans

Meet the supplier | Simon Nickell

Renowned for his dramatic floral installations and an eye for colour and detail

Meet the supplier | Lester Gethings

Planning exquisite wedding celebrations for over 13 years

Meet the supplier | Peboryon

Passionate about creating memorable cakes 

Meet the supplier | The Buffalo Bar

A travelling bar like no other

Meet the supplier | Jenny Wren Wedding Planner

Perfectly planned weddings that leave people talking for years to come

Meet the supplier | The Garden Gate Flower Company

 Seasonal English garden flowers grown with passion  

Yoga Brunch

A heavenly countryside retreat in November

Private Hire

Gather your family and friends for a luxury break

Motorsport Carnival

Get closer to the action at Cornwall’s only spectator stage rally.

The Boconnoc Steam Fair

Three action-packed days of buzzing crowds and vintage vehicles

The Kandour Quartet | July 2018

Four talented musicians delight with magical performance

The Steam Fair at Boconnoc

One of the South West’s biggest steam festivals returns to Boconnoc

Endurance GB Ride

The South West’s premier Cornish ride

Wild Wine Club | May 2018

A magical evening of delicious food and wine in unexpected locations

Wild Wine Club at Boconnoc

A unique dining experience in unexpected locations

Spring Flower Show 2018

A wonderful weekend filled with plants, flowers, gardens and sunshine

Boconnoc Wedding Venue Open House

We are delighted to be opening the doors of Boconnoc on Saturday 27 January 10am – 3pm for an Open House Wedding Event

A big thank you

To all the brilliant photographers

Sustainable Travel: Inside Boconnoc’s Eco-Friendly Offerings

In many ways, Boconnoc is a seamless part of the Cornish countryside

Six Great Walks in South Cornwall

With rolling hills, rocky cliffs, and mile upon mile of spectacular coastline

Inside the Award-Winning Camel Valley Vineyard

Cornwall is fast becoming renowned for its ever-expanding list of award-winning wine producers.

Woodland Walks in Cornwall

Woodland walks in Cornwall are always magical experiences

10 Top Things to Do in Fowey

Few stretches of South Cornwall