Cornwall Hideaways have partnered with Philleigh Way cookery school to provide guests with a proper Cornish experience – all the requisite techniques and know-how needed to make an authentic Cornish Pasty.
The Hideaways Holidays Group (made up of regional brands including Cornwall, Dorset, Cotswolds, Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire and the Isle of Wight) offers guests the chance to immerse themselves more fully – and uniquely – in local life through their Rural Skills programme.
In the case of Dorset Hideaways, for example, that means the chance to experience fossil hunting. For Cotswolds Hideaways, there’s an opportunity to learn all about dry stone walling. And for Cornwall Hideaways, it’s Cornish pasty making – and more.
Cornwall Hideaways have teamed up with Philleigh Way cookery school in Truro to offer guests a stay-and-learn experience with a 10% discount on all the classes the school offers, from pizza making to Indian cookery and fermentation. But, well, when in Cornwall…
The Cornish Pasty classes take place on 23rd September, 26th October, 23rd November & 14th December and cost £55pp or £50 when booked alongside a stay with Cornwall Hideaways.
Participants will learn about the history of this humble classic – and how to crimp their own, cooked from a local family recipe. And if that’s not appealing enough, the two-and-a-half-hour class also includes a traditional Cornish Cream tea. The course can also be tailored for vegetarians.
“Cornwall is fantastic 12 months a year!! But honestly, Autumn/winter is incredible,” says Philliegh Way founder Rupert Cooper. “Wintery walks on the beach or blazing hot sun with a wintery chill. Plus, the seafood is the best this time of year…. nothing better than pasty, oysters and might of Doom. I urge you to experience Cornwall in the winter, and make sure you check out Philleigh Way if you do!”
Some nearby cottages to book now:
The Nook is a charming and romantic one-bedroom cottage, ideally located in beautiful Malpas. The Nook has been furnished and equipped with your relaxation in mind with local art adorning the walls. Seven nights from £514 (£37pp/per night).
The Threshing Barn is One of two delightful cottages within the beautiful grounds of Cusgarne House and is a restored 19th-century building in the tranquil village of Cusgarne, just 15 minutes drive from the coast. Seven nights from £601 (£22pp/per night).
Bridge Cottage offers beaches and sailing on your doorstep. This four-bedroom detached cottage is perfectly located and beautifully appointed for your Cornish seaside holiday. It’s situated on the edge of the Restronguet Creek in the charming hamlet of Penpol and is just a stroll down to the creek. Short breaks from £727 (£23pp/per night) or seven nights from £967 (£18pp/per night)
About the cooking school
The Philleigh Way Cornish Cookery School in Truro offers a range of classes from £55pp. Cornwall Hideaways (cornwallhideaways.co.uk) offer self-catering breaks from £18pp/per night, and guests can claim a 10 per cent discount off bookings made with the Philleigh Way Cornish Cookery School. The “Pasties and Cream” class costs £55pp before the discount and takes place on 26th October, 23rd November.
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