With Poldark fever hitting peak levels again this weekend with the start of season 4, we’ve been having a look at the top 5 filming locations within an hour of our door! Cornwall has got a long history of featuring in TV and films over the years and when you start to explore the dramatic scenery, sweeping bays and picturesque harbour villages, it is easy to see why.
We’re lucky to be tucked away in North Cornwall where the rugged coastline and our close proximity to Port Isaac, home to ITV’s Doc Martin, and Tintagel Castle, means that we quite often find ourselves playing a crucial role in the productions; providing bed and board for the cast and crew! You too can walk in their footsteps with a stay with us, whilst also venturing out to explore real-life filming locations!
Now, back to Poldark and here are our top five filming locations within 1 hour of our door!
Just a 35-minute drive from St Moritz is St Breward and Bodmin Moor. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage Nampara were shot here along with capturing the cast on horseback. Bodmin Moor’s wild and rugged beauty make it the perfect backdrop to Poldark’s passionate and family dramas, it’s also a great place to explore and for a picnic! Check out too one of our coastal self-catering villas which is names after Ross Poldark home! More info on this here
Padstow and Tregirls beach are just 30 minutes from our door and feature throughout the programme. The Camel estuary of course is right outside our window! If you pick a Sea View Suite for your stay you can spend ours watching the tide and colours change, even throughout the winter. The wide sandy beach of Porthcothan feature as Nampara Cove in Poldark and is just 40 minutes away.
Just a 45-minute drive from us is Park Head clifftops which offers spectacular views across to the towering sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps. This is reportedly one of the stand out north cornwall features which captured the imagination of the location scouts for Poldark, so keep an eye out for Ross on horseback galloping across the headland!
Holywell Bay’s sweeping wide beach and high sand dunes have become synonymous with Poldark and is 55 minutes from our door and so just falls into the under and hour travel time! The Poldark film crew have often been spotted filming here over the years and our sources tell us that they were spotted during the filming of season 4, so keep an eye out for Holywell over the next few weeks!
Finally, Charlestown, which is 50 minutes from St Moritz. Famed for its collection of ships and its traditional appearance Poldark’s producers used the harbour as a stand in for the county’s city of Truro. Again, the crew have spent many days filming within the Cornish harbour and so keep an eye out as you enjoy season 4.
Poldark Episode 1, Season 4 will air on Sunday 10th June at 9pm on BBC1.