watergate bay

hApPY nEw YEaR!

hope you all had a fun-filled evening. ours was pretty quite to be fair. we are currently at coombe mill, which i’m sure you know already! fiona and nick set up a little gathering by the bbq shed, a shed with a bbq grill inside so you can bbq all year round, how epic is that?! i really really want one however it is the size of our whole garden so maybe not. there were snacks and some bottles of boozy plonk to swig at and just before 8 o’clock nick lit and set off a lantern for matilda mae. once tildas lantern was safely on its way nick launched a display of fireworks for us all to welcome the new year.

rooster attentions were elsewhere, he had made a new friend, her name is amelia, just like his great-grandmother, nanny minnie. they played for quite some time together all evening in fact, and by the end of the evening she was quite casually inviting him over for a sleep over and that he should bring enough clothes for a few days! ha ha ha

it was late already for rooster and at 10pm we headed back to our cottage. for us the evening continued cosied up in front of the fire whilst supping prossecco and red wine whilst watching hootenany. rock n roll!

for new years day we had booked in advance to have a new years day meal at fifteen cornwall, down at watergate bay. we had been worried by the weather warning the day before that we wouldn’t make it, but looking out the window, yes it was raining, a heavy drizzle, but nothing like the severe warnings that we had seen the previous night. so after a lazy morning was dressed, we got in the car and made our way over to our new years day treat.

and what a treat it was, i would definatley go back it was de.li.cious. the staff were great, the service impeccable, the food fantastic and the view mesmermerizing.

and i ate…

on the left campanelle of longhorn rib ragu and horseradish gremolata. on the right vanilla panna cotta, poached plums and cantuccini. they looked like this, i can’t even begin to explain how blooming good they both tasted.


we ate our lunch watching the tide come in over watergate bay, it was beautiful.


  1. January 1, 2014 / 22:43

    What a view! We are definitely going back to Coombe Mill this year so we will put this on our ‘to-do’ list. Thanks for the tip x

    • January 2, 2014 / 19:20

      The food was outrageous! So so good. You must prebook though it’s very popular x

  2. January 2, 2014 / 20:24

    we were at Sands this summer just arounfd the corner. A stunning place. Happy New years

    • January 2, 2014 / 22:40

      Even on a cold day with storms beckoning the surfers were still out! Bonkers! Happy New Year x

  3. January 2, 2014 / 22:11

    They used to do a £20 Feb winter lunch special that a few of us try to do mid week while the kids are at school each year. It is the most wonderful view and feels like a real occasion to be there. What a treat on New Year’s Day and a great way to miss the horrid weather we had and watch it through the window, glad it has cheered up again since and how lucky were we with fireworks, stars and lanterns the night before!

    • January 2, 2014 / 22:42

      Wish I could nip in for lunch, really fab place. Love the buoys as lights!
      Thanks for a wonderful stay Fiona, we have loved every moment x

  4. January 2, 2014 / 23:01

    Glad Pix and Will looked after you at Watergate Hotel 🙂 (our chums and local gym) xxx

    • January 3, 2014 / 08:50

      we didn’t got to the hotel, but i’m sure they would have looked after us if we had x

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