All new for 2013 is our extensive terrace. Replacing the outdoor pool with a decking area directly overlooking the beach seemed to us to be the way forward this year.
Now nearly finished (May 2nd) the stunning views now available from both inside our residents cocktail bar and outside on the terrace itself have proved to us we have made the right decisions. The sunsets have always been breath taking and now you can have the pleasure of enjoying them even more with a sundowner or bar snakc at one of our outside tables.
This terrace will be available exclusively for our guests use and we look forward to your feedback over the coming season.
We hope you have all had a chance to enter our new Facebook competition to win 2 nights bed and breakfast in 2013.
Peter Batchelor reaches a milestone birthday this Summer and we thought it would be a nice way to celebrate (amongst many others).
If you haven't had a chance to enter yet we intend to run it for a little longer. Sharing the page gives you an extra entry and if any of your friends want to send us a friendship request we will of course be happy to welcome them to our page .
We have now almost completed the refurbishment of our public bar and look forward to everyones comments. The free Wi-Fi is now also extended to here.
So, good luck and don't forget to 'like' our page on Facebook!
Ponsmere Hotel - Cornwall's family hotel on the beach.
So, Summer 2013 is nearly upon us and we are busy doing more refurbs ready for the opening of the hotel on March 18th. Some of you may think we start at Easter but as we have always welcomed many coach parties from all over the U.K. this means our season is actually quite a long one!
Our public bar (Sunset bar for those who know us) is at this moment in time being painted and refurbed along with a super more updated menu for both residents of the hotel and visitors who drop by to enjoy the stunning views. We are also extending the Wi-Fi to this venue.
The hotel itself has not been left behind and as well as decorating certain areas we have also extended our facilities in other ways. But, we don't want to dwell on all this too much. What we hope to do this year is to make it an even more special one so that our many guests have the best possible vacation.
If you haven't booked your holiday yet then why not call us or email as our reception staff are ready and waiting to deal with all your enquiries.
Also, not to forget our function rooms available for that special occasion, find us on Facebook at Ponsmere Functions.
So, we look forward to welcoming you to our family hotel in Cornwall.
Easter Family Breaks
It has long been the tradition of the hotel to host a fun family Easter break. We like to think it is the one place in Cornwall that can offer you that little bit extra.
Of course the weather here in the U.K. is something that always has to be taken into consideration and no parent wants to be running around having to spend a fortune if the rain decides to fall.
With our indoor pool and jacuzzi, a full entertainment programme for both kids and adults, our free Wi-Fi, buffet style dining and t.v's in every room we think we may have just got it all covered.
Many of you last year joined us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Trip Advisor. If you haven't done so yet why not take 5 minutes now to follow us and keep up with our latest offers.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
It is that time of year yet again when we celebrate Scotlands favourite son.
Robbie or 'Rabbie' Burns suppers will be held the world over on this day the 25th January. Traditionally including a super of Haggis, Tatties and Neeps followed by a dram of whisky with renditions of a Robbie Burns poem. Favourites include Tam 'O' Shanter, A Red Red Rose, Ae Fond Kiss and Address to a Haggis. There are of course many many more to choose from.
Of course those of us who do not remember the poems will still be singing his very famous Auld Lang Syne at the end of 2013!
So, we wish you a very happy Burns night from us all here.
After the success of our very first Psychic fayre last year we are pleased to welcome everyone back for this years event on the 2nd and 3rd of March followed by a workshop on the 4th March.
Many well known faces in the Psychic world will be appearing and there are free talks and demonstrations as well as evening entertainment on the Saturday.
We look forward to welcoming you all yet again this year for what is set to be an even busier event and will aim to ensure you have a very enjoyable few days with us here at the Ponsmere hotel.
Saturday and Sunday is our Mind, Body and Spirit fayre between 10am and 5pm with our Workshop day on Monday the 4th between 9am and 6pm.
Details of all events and prices for tickets can be found at www.pyschicfayre.com
See you there!
We sincerely wish you a truly happy Christmas and New Year. Our thanks to all of you who have so often put your positive comments on Trip Advisor. We do so appreciate all the friends we have made over the years.
We will be spending Christmas with our families before re-opening the hotel for our annual New Years party. One that lasts for three days no less!
We hope to see you in 2013 and again, may we take the chance to add the best of Christmas Wishes from all the staff here
Lynne and Peter Batchelor
(Chritsmas Poem by Cornish Poet Clive Blake)
We are heading fast towards xmas but we still have another wedding party to cater for before the 25th.
As we are sure you all know we don't open for xmas anymore. With very busy Summer seasons and many functions that keep us busy all year round we feel we have definitely earnt a little down time with our families at this special time.
We are at present revamping our website and this will continue into 2013 but we will keep the site live and hope you continue to post your positive comments on Trip Advisor for us too
This blog will be updated again before xmas day and we look forward to wishing you an amazing one!
We have been having a short sabatical after a very busy season of 2012. After the main season as over it wasn't an immediate stop as you may think. We have since had a large wedding to cater for, our annual Cornish Euchre convention as well as other smaller functions. Add to this. putting preperations in place for our 3 day New Year break and you may realise we have not been exactly relaxing! It has long since been proven that many (ourselves included) don't want to be worrying about having to get baby sitters, paying double taxi fares, entrance into entertainment venus or bars, going out in the freezing cold or hosting your own party and having all the hassle of mess and washing up etc. on New Years day.
Arriving at the Ponsmere Hotel and being able to totaly relax and prepare for the best party ever without having to lift a finger (except to partake of one of our fine wines or beers) is just the perfect way to see in 2013. Don't forget out beauty parlour and hairdressers are on hand and will do their best to accomodate your needs too.
We still have offers on some rooms and all details can be had by emailing or calling us.
So, why not let us help you make this New Years Eve the start of a perfect 2013.
Annual Presentation Dinner
We were really pleased to yet again host the annual presentation dinner last Saturday Two hundred and sixty people including parents, teachers and youngsters enjoyed a three course meal in our dining room and then later joined us in the residents lounge for drinks and in many cases games of pool (just a little break from the cricket!).
It was mentioned by many of the staff here how well presented and, more importantly how well mannered all the youngsters were and it was a pleasure to welcome them to the hotel.
This event has been held here for many years and we are only sorry that we could not get any photographs this time but as you can imagine it was a little busy with everyone employed at the hotel involved.
So, congratulations to all those who were presented with various trophies and we look forward to another successful evening next year here at the Ponsmere Hotel.
With the end of Summer 2012 only a mere few weeks away you still have time to join us for one of our annual festivals.
Sadly it is to be the last of our country ones as the organisers have decided the time has come to retire so it is with a tinge of sadness that everyone will be attending this time. The good news is however that it will be the biggest and best yet, with many big names on the country music scene performing as well as much laughter, dancing and fun.
Following close on it's heels is the Lowender Peran annual celebrations. This has again become one of the biggest and best in Cornwall and last year set new records for ticket sales. We always enjoy having so many staying with us for the complete four days and of course everyone gets to enjoy not only the spectacular views over 3 miles of glorious beach but all the facilities of the hotel as well.
All contacts for information on either of these events are on our front page but please should you have any enquiries give us a call and our reception staff will be happy to help.
See you there!
Well it has been an amazing Summer with lots of families choosing the Ponsmere for their annual family holiday. The children this year have been amazing. So polite and courteous and a pleasure to meet. All you parents should give yourselves a massive pat on the back for raising these kids so wonderfully. At a time when many youngsters get bad press we just felt the need to pass this on.
So, just now the hotel corridors are quiet, the bunk beds are empty and we are welcoming many regular coach parties back down to our beautiful village of Perranporth. September is always a lovely month and the sun is set to shine as is often the case after the kids are back at their desks!
Still to come is our Country festival (final one) and of course our very famous Lowender Perran festival which was sold out last year. We have many offers on between these events and before our final half term celebrations in October.
So. if a nice sunny quiet 3 miles of golden sands and the best facilities in Perranporth on offer in any hotel are to your liking why not give us a call?
Our outdoor pool has had alot of usage this last week as the sun has been shining so brightly, however a couple of weeks ago this was not the case and we had a little cold weather and even some rain.
This did not stop our hardy pair from enjoying a very refreshing dip and swim. Holly is aged 10 and Connor aged 7 and they come with mum and dad who have been visiting the Ponsmere since 1978 travelling down from Leicester.
We think we could have two future Olympic champions on our hands and just remember you saw them here first!
We have been awaiting the arrival of our new ballroom seating for some time now as the colour we wanted was not available at the time. However it is now all in place and awaiting the arrival of our many Summer guests.
Here is a little preview for you and we know you will like it!
Nice and Comfy!
Those who have been taking advantage of our Family Supersaver weeks made sure the first one of this season went with a bang. If you read our last blog you will know that every Friday is fancy dress night and although we usually expect this to be busier over the school holidays, this year mums and dads got into the spirit a little earlier and a fantastic time was had by not only the guests but by the staff as well.
The week had already been a great one with many familiar faces from previous years returning, but Friday it culminated in a night of partying and dancing followed by a midnight barbecue cooked and hosted by our resident compere Tony King.
This week we are also very busy although we have a few offers still to be had on some rooms so come down and join us at the one place you can guarantee you will have fun no matter what the weather!
Whitsun week was one of the busiest we have ever had and we wish to apologise to those who we just could not fit in to the hotel.
Lots of kids had a great time whilst the adults chilled out..that is until the Friday when many participated in our fancy dress. This year the bar staff have made a tremendous effort and intend to out-do our guests this Summer, so make sure you come prepared.
Our staff have worked very hard and it shows as we now boast a new excellence badge from Trip Advisor on the left front page! Thankyou so much to all our guests who have taken the trouble to write positive comments and please know we truly appreciate every one of them and hope you keep them coming!
Darren, Abby,Sacha and Lorraine join in the fun!
Every year we try to update and refurbish as much of the hotel as is possible. This last season we have re designed our reception area and remodeled some of our en suite bathrooms. With an hotel this size we have an ever evolving project but we hope you agree with us that this time we have excelled ourselves!
Your comments on Facebook and Twitter are always read and appreciated and don't forget to put your positive thoughts into writing on Trip Advisor. If you haven't already registered it is easy to do and you can win badges for your reviews, not just on our establishment but on any others you may visit around the world.
So, we look forward to welcoming you to the best family hotel in Cornwall this year via our new reception area and remember, the reception may be new but the welcome is as warm as ever!
Friday 16th March was a day of celebration for many friends of the happy wedding couple who chose the Ponsmere as their wedding reception venue.
Nat and Kieran had decided on a small luncheon party followed by a night time celebration with many more friends and family. Having the choice of three different sizes of function rooms made the hotel the perfect venue to hold the event and we are pleased to say yet again, the day and night time were both a great success.
The luncheon party for 22 was held in our smaller function venue giving the intimate atmosphere the bride and groom desired and later when all the rest of the guests arrived, our ballroom was perfect to host a night of dancing and mingling whilst the disco and rock and roll band took over the stage providing excellent entertainment for all.
As always we want to wish Nat and Kieran the very happiest of marriages and hope we did a little to help make this the very best way to start!
Congratulations from all the staff here at the Ponsmere and your friends here in Perranporth .
March 5th is (if you didn't know) the national day of Cornwall named after one of it's patron saints who is also the patron saint of tinminers.
Here in Perranporth St. Piran is welcomed from the sea. Celebrations and processions are the events of the day as is the case all over Cornwall. Perranporth alone attracts over a 1000 visitors on this day annually.
For us here at the Ponsmere it hails the end of a very successful Psychic Fayre weekend with next year already booked in our diary. More news of this to follow later this week.
It also means Easter is only a few weeks away and we will soon be in the throngs of another busy Summer season.
So, happy St. Piran's Day (Gool Peran) to you all !
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