Sunday 21 August 2011

Chysauster and a Cornish Cream Tea

Chysauster Ancient Village

Have just enjoyed a nice day out at Chysauster Ancient Village - out in the Penwith countryside between St Ives and Penzance.

The remains of an Iron Age village - inhabited over 2000 years ago - with the remains of stone-walled homesteads.

Also a beautiful setting with views over the countryside towards Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount.

Chysauster Ancient Village - Homestead

On the way back we stopped at Green Pig Farm - a recently opened Tea Room and Gardens on the B3311 road between St Ives and Penzance. Really pleased that we did.

Green Pig Farm - Tea Room and Gardens
A beautifully served traditional cream tea  with lots of Strawberry Jam and Roddas Cornish Clotted Cream. Will definitely be going back.

Green Pig Farm - Cornish Cream Tea


  1. We visited Chysauster three weeks ago, followed by Lamorna and the Merry Maidens, on a day where the weather was not as good as your photos show! See my Cornwall post and photos on

  2. Hi Lorna and thanks for your comment. Its so beautiful out there - next planned trip for us is Men-an-Tol probably. Like your blog.

  3. This looks really lovely - on my list of places to visit. I picked up a little guide to Cornwall's ancient monuments on holiday last year, and I'd love to spend a week or two exploring them all.

  4. Hi Claire - there are lots of ancient sites to see.

    Some of them are listed on a website that I built a while ago - Ancestral Realms: