Posted 5 June 2018 by Beverley Fuller
Poldark's returning! The new series is apparently scheduled for early summer so quiver in your cornfields, whatever the weather outside this county is getting hot, hot, hot! If you were in Cornwall last autumn you might even have spotted the film crews, but nothing ever looks the same on screen so here's our quick guide to Roseland locations you might just recognise.
Turnaware Point has appeared as the scene of some covert French landings. A great choice - I find it a really atmospheric place. It makes a lovely walk along the Coast Path, though you can also drive to within easy strolling distance or take a boat trip for great views inland, which is partly why Turnaware Bar is a popular spot for sailors to moor up for a picnic. I don't recommend swimming there, as currents can be strong in the estuary, but I love walking along the shingle and there are no restrictions on dogs.
The most recognisable Poldark location on the Roseland - well, just close enough to claim it as our own - is historic Charlestown. The charming village and pretty Grade II listed harbour, with its old-world feel, doubles as both Falmouth and Truro. In fact it's very popular with location scouts and has appeared in Mansfield Park, Moll Flanders and Dr Who, among others. It's a lovely place to visit, with quaint buildings, gorgeous views out to sea and a resident collection of tallships. And if you wonder why its name doesn't sound very Cornish, it was originally West Polmear but was renamed for the wealthy 18th century businessman who built the harbour into a commercial success.
What a good thing our Roseland cottages have TV and wi-fi facilities so you can watch the series in real time or on catch-up. I bet you'll find some of the books in our cottages, too - so come on, lose yourself in the swashbuckling saga and soak up the Poldark atmosphere in style!