In honour of Poldark’s much-anticipated return to TV screens this Autumn, boutique Cornish accommodation specialist Milly & Martha has launched a brand new ‘Poldark Trail’ across the county.
Milly & Martha's Poldark trail offers an easy-to-follow guide showcasing where to find filming hotspots across Cornwall, as well as what to do when you’re there. Created as a downloadable guide, the visual trail reveals where fans can find locations made famous by the BBC series, complete with descriptions, addresses and tips on what to do at each location.
The new Poldark Trail will be given as a printed guide to all guests at their Milly & Martha Cornish escape, and is also available for all to view/download from the Milly & Martha website here: www.millyandmartha.com/library/News/Poldark_Trail.pdf
“Poldark did wonders for showing off some of the county’s most beautiful hidden gems”, explains Martha Burnyeat, Co-Founder of Milly & Martha. “So often, visitors miss out on the more under-the-radar locations the county has to offer, so we wanted to produce a trail that would not only give Poldark fans the chance to see the landscapes and places made famous by the series, but also help them discover beautiful off the beaten track locations to get a feel for the real Cornwall.”
Milly & Martha’s new Poldark Trail covers 8 filming locations across the county, including:
- Porthgwarra Beach- Home to Ross Poldark’s famous swimming scene (as spied upon by Demelza), this beautiful beach with crystal waters is located between Land’s End and the fantastic Minnack Theatre on Cornwall’s south-westerly tip.
- St Agnes Head- Location of the series’ Nampara Valley, the rugged landscape of St Agnes and its cliff top engine houses perfectly represent Cornwall’s rich mining history. Explore the area with the St Agnes Head Lookout Loop, an easy coastal stroll through the heathland taking in the incredible sea views, before grabbing an ice cream at the Chapel Porth Café.
- Porthcothan Bay- The dune backed golden sands at Porthcothan Bay are used to depict the fictional Nampara Cove in the series; the perfect spot for broody moments looking out to sea (very Poldark-esque). Afterwards, head to nearby Padstow for a true taste of Cornwall with one of Rick Stein’s famous pasties.
- Poldark Mine- The series’ namesake itself, Poldark Tin Mine is the county’s only complete remaining tin mine. Here, you can really get a taste of what life in the tin mines was like with an underground tour, before heading to nearby Helston for a pint of Spingo- a locally renowned strong ale- brewed on site at the Blue Anchor Inn.
Milly & Martha offers a range of accommodation options across the county for those in search of a Poldark-themed escape. Highlights of properties in close proximity to Poldark hotspots include:
The Chace- Portreath (near St Agnes Head)
A wonderful home away from home sleeping up to 6 guests across 3 bedrooms, a short stroll from the golden sands of Portreath and just down the coast from St Agnes Head. Priced from £295 per week based on up to 6 sharing on a self-catering basis. www.millyandmartha.com/thechace
Nanquidno House- Sennen Cove (near Porthgwarra and Botallack)
A charming 3 bedroomed Cornish farmhouse sleeping up to 7 within walking distance of Sennen Cove, complete with stunning walled garden and its very own Bothy-for-two. Priced from £500 per week based on up to 7 sharing on a self-catering basis. www.millyandmartha.com/nanquidnohouse
Chy Gwel Enys- Mullion Cove (near Church Cove, Gunwalloe)
A spacious clifftop home for up to 10 guests in this stunning part of the Lizard Peninsula, set within an acre of land amidst a nature reserve and within walking distance of the sands of Mullion Cove. Priced from £800 per week based on up to 10 sharing on a self-catering basis. www.millyandmartha.com/chygwelenys
To view/ download Milly & Marta’s Poldark Trail, please visit www.millyandmartha.com/library/News/Poldark_Trail.pdf
To view or book any of the properties featured, please visit www.millyandmartha.com or call 07703 859 106.