Stay in Poldark Country
St Breward: The cottage used as Nampara, Poldark’s home as well as some of the miner’s cottages were located near this village. The actors also filmed some of the other scenes, including a duel, when the sun appeared en cue with dramatic timing.
Stay at: Hallegenna Riding Stables and Cottages. Explore the moors from this base in St Breward at the edge of the moor and the place where Action Horse Riding who provided the horses for the film stayed during filming.www.hallagenna.co.uk
Botallack to Levant: There is beauty and rich mining heritage along this stretch of west Cornwall coast linking Botallack (just north of St Just) and Levant. Levant Mine playing was the setting for Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack depicted Wheal Leisure.
Stay at: Boswedden House is a beautiful retreat, with wonderful facilities and breathtaking location boswedden.org.uk, Alternatively enjoy the former coaching house which is The Commercial Hotel in the heart of St Just. www.commercial-hotel.co.uk
Porthgwarra: This cove with its crystal clear waters was where the little beach cafe stayed open until 4am serving pasties to the cast and crew.
Stay at: Porthgwarra cottages right on the cove are available to rent through St Aubyn estates www.staubynestatesholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages
Gunwalloe: the beach at Church Cove here was where the shipwreck scenes were filmed, appropriately as it is next to Dollar Cove, site of many famous shipwrecks and named for the silver coins which are still said to wash up on the beach.
Stay at: Mullion Cove Hotel. Cast and crew stayed here during the filming of this scene, and it is an enjoyable coastal walk from Gunwalloe. www.mullion–cove.co.uk
Charlestown: This historic port, a berth for tallships is also seen in the TV series and in many other films including the Three Musketeers and The Eagle Has Landed.
Stay at: The Rashleigh Arms. A traditional pub with newly refurbished rooms and a popular restaurant. www.rashleigharms.co.uk
Porthcothan: The crew filmed around the Padstow area, and many will recognise views over the Camel Estuary. Porthcothan is used to portray Nampara Cove.
Stay at: The cast stayed at the Treglos Hotel and the Retallack Resort and Spa while filming near here, although there are plenty of wonderful places to stay. www.tregloshotel.com, www.retallackresort.co.uk
St Agnes Head: With it’s world famous engine houses set on dramatic coastline, this area was a natural choice for the BBC location scout (who hails from Penzance). This area doubles as Nampara Valley during the series.
Stay at: The Driftwood Spars is at the heart of beautiful St Agnes and offers four star accommodation in a beautiful traditional pub. It also has it’s own brewery. www.driftwoodspars.co.uk