Hello! This week I’m a bit late with my blog but please understand it is half-term and I have even less free time than normal. But Winter half-term means good things too! We are well into February, the shortest month of the year, longer days, finally, much more sunshine, at least in Cornwall, snow drops, crocuses and daffodils everywhere which means only one thing, spring is around the corner and preparation for the new season is well under way. I didn’t realise how much we are smitten by The Old Parsonage, how much I miss our guests and the hustle and bustle of a full house – the good news is it is not long now to wait for the first arrivals!

About a year ago we started testing toiletries for the B&B. We had three criteria – going Cornish, eco-friendly packaging and organic but affordable (some of the organic stuff is so expensive that it makes my eyes water). We tested a few different companies from the South – West and one day we received a packet of testers from Trevarno Organic and that was it! I instantly fell in love in the lemon grass hand wash! It reminded me of our amazing holidays in Koh Lanta (Thailand) a few years back.

Sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Some of them can take us back to our childhood, others will remind us of people important to us and some of them will help bring back memories of fantastic holidays which Trevarno did for us.  So we are delighted to say that we can offer our guests Organic Trevarno skincare products. This year you can enjoy Lemongrass hand wash and shower gel and vanilla & bergamot shampoo.

Organic Trevarno was established in 1998 on the beautiful Trevarno country estate in the South of Cornwall where Trevarno’s celebrated gardens were inspiration for the skincare collection. Since then they have been awarded the first beauty company to meet The Organic Farmers & Growers strict standards to gain formal Organic Certification which made them a favourite amongst the influential beauty editors. All of the organic skincare formulations contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients, all traceable to source. They do not use animal derivatives in any of the products and their products are not and have never been tested on animals. They support sustainable farming practices and continually seek out the best organic ingredients to produce natural products without the use of parabens, detergents, phthalates, synthetic fragrance oils or artificial colours. So you can see why we love them and hopefully you will too! This is link to the online shop as they have much more in their range than hand wash, shower gel and shampoo

We think here are a few key things which come together to make your stay with us unforgettable,  comfortable beds for a good night sleep, soft bathrobes, big towels, beautiful toiletries to help you relax, delicious homemade breakfast cooked with locally sourced produce to get ready for a new day of exploring! And there is us – We will try to make you smile, relax and feel like home. It is a promise!

Happy half-term people!

Big Love!

Izzi, Tim and the “Monsters”