Phew! Busy Times at Chark Farm

Lots of happenings at Chark and around about this summer

We are finally drawing breath after what seems a long busy period! 

Mesyow Chy has been full with guests since March with hardly a break, and bookings continue on until later in November. With such wonderful summer weather (a proper English summer) everyone had a great time, the beaches were amazing, all without the hassle of flying to find the sun. We managed a few trips to the coast ourselves, and I have to say that watching the sun go down over the sea at a west facing Cornwall beach takes some beating.

We also seem to have been involved with an endless stream of events, including Lostwithiel Carnival week in July for which Clive was logistics manager - a hectic time leading up to the week and then every day during the week.  Then we had a family time for Clive's mother's birthday in August with all the family down for a week. That was lovely as we rarely have everyone home at the same time. In early September Becky organised and ran the Lanlivery Vintage Rally horse show, at a new venue in the St Austell direction. She had plenty of lovely helpers but Mum and Dad got roped in as well. It was a really successful day, better than we could have hoped for, especially as the weather leading up to it, including the night before, was atrocious. However the day dawned calm and dry, it was very well attended and the weather held off until shortly before it all finished. Got soaking wet clearing up but that did not matter. Then the next weekend it was Lanlivery Vintage Rally held at the top of the farm, partly on Chark and partly on neighbouring fields. First one for three years. With such a gap it was hard to get it all going again and some regular volunteers had gone away, but we all pulled together and it was a good weekend. The Saturday was fine and sunny, there was a large entry of vintage vehicles, and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Sunday was rather grey with some light rain over lunchtime but spirits were not dampened. We honoured the late Queen with flags at half mast and a 2 minute silence on both days, ending with a gun salute from the Searchers Wild West troupe. Becky and her partner Chris worked wonders running the ring events - something they had never done before but stepped up to the job amazingly (I think they enjoyed it too!)

It does feel Autumnal now, but the leaves are still on the trees, and everywhere still looks green. I am trying to make myself sit down and update things(!) I will shortly put availability for next year up on the site. We do open all year, including Christmas and New Year so if you feel the need to get away for a break we are flexible all through the low season until Easter. Just book online online or give us a call or a message and we look forward to seeing you.