Adventure In Style

A new year awaits and a sense of curious excitement has filled us with inspiration to look ahead and make plans. Here at Sand & Stone we cherish adventure and new opportunities to learn, to be inspired and to make special connections with incredible people. With the intention of experiencing more fun, romance, creativity, and meaningful adventure, here’s our guide to some of our favourite events, all located near our beautiful Sand & Stone destinations.

Fall in love with…
Porthminster Beach Cafe

Celebrate incredible flavours and awaken the senses this Valentine’s Day at Porthminster’s award-winning seafood restaurant. Tucked into the sandy slopes of St Ives, this 1930’s style beach house has breath-taking views across the bay towards Godrevy Lighthouse. This is a beautiful location to watch the sunset whilst enjoying the restaurants renowned seafood. Specialising in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine, the menu brings together fresh and locally sourced produce to create dishes that sing of the sea. Perfectly situated near our St Ives proprieties, this promises to be an unforgettable dining experience.

14th – 17th February
Porthminster Beach, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2EB


A new high with…
Cheltenham Races

Experience four days of unforgettable sporting excellence at Cheltenham, the home of jump racing. Join the elite horses, jockeys, trainers and stylish crowds for this extraordinary journey into the world of horse racing. Famous for its exceptional hospitality, incredible atmosphere and unparalleled racing, you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy this prestigious event. Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, the racecourse is a short drive away from our properties in the Cotswolds.

10th – 13th March
Evesham Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH


Raise a glass with…
Brickhouse Vineyard

Enjoy the diverse notes of the Brickhouse wine tasting tour in the beautiful setting of the Devonshire countryside. Wander through rich and lush vineyards, whilst taking in the panoramic views of the surrounding fields, woodlands, ponds and organic gardens. Guided by Joanna and Matt, you will learn about the craft, process and passion it takes to make truly exceptional wine. Brickhouse Vineyard offers a relaxed and personal guide to wines from around the world and welcomes first timers alongside experts.

Brick House, Mamhead, Exeter, Devon, EX68GZ


Express yourself with…
St Ives School of Painting

Transform your Cornish break into an artist’s retreat with the St Ives School of Painting. For over 80 years this much loved school has been running a range of classes and workshops for complete beginners and established artists alike. From life drawing to watercolour painting, there is a dynamic and exciting schedule taught by practising artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to be inspired and to explore the beauty of this special seaside town through your own artistic practice.

Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NG


Run away with…
Giffords Circus

Journey into an unforgettable wonderland and discover the magic of the Giffords Circus. Since 2012, founders Nell and Toti have been conjuring up miracles and making magic from their village green circus that tours England each summer. Featuring a brilliant, bizarre and glamorous cast of gypsy musicians, tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, animals, magicians and many more, this is a one-of-a-kind circus that promises to mesmerise. Giffords circus travels across the UK from 3rd May through to 29th September.

 7th May – 18th May
Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL5 0YG


Into the wild with…
Wilderness Festival

Set in the secluded and stunning woodland of Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, the Wilderness experience begins the moment you step onto this idyllic land. With a unique programme of music, theatre, art, comedy and incredible dining opportunities, this boutique festival is renowned for its magical and creative atmosphere. From camping under the stars, to participating in workshops and debates, Wilderness transcends expectations to create an experience that both inspires and entertains.

30th July – 2nd August
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, OX7 3HL


The spirit of summer with…
St Ives September Festival

Since its inauguration in 1978 the St Ives September Festival has been an annual celebration of exceptional music, arts, crafts and the creative spirit that makes this community so special. The two-week programme is filled with live music, art classes, workshops, theatre, street entertainment and much more. The Cornish festival is a wonderful opportunity to meet the locals and experience the vibrant spirit of this seaside town.

12th – 26th September
Various locations, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26


Treasure hunt with…
Exeter Matford Antiques Fair

For collectors, vintage lovers and bargain hunters alike, the Exeter Matford Antiques & Collectors Fair is renowned for its huge variety and exceptional quality. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dig deep into the abundant offering of antiques, vintage clothing, textiles, furniture and much more. This is a regular Saturday event, in one of the UK’s most bustling and vibrant cities.

7th December
Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD