Poldark 2015 Cornwall

Poldark 2015 Cornwall Filming for BBC period drama near 5 star luxury cottageWith news reports, and sneak feature previews giving us glimpses of the actor Aidan Turner baring his torso in the lead role of the heart throb, handsome Ross Poldark, it looks as if the ladies are in for a real treat during the 8 weekly episodes.   Move over Mr Darcy……

On Sunday 8th March, 2015 the BBC introduces a brand new period drama and new adaptation of Poldark. Based on fictional stories by Winston Graham, the original series in the 1970’s had 15 million viewers hooked, and went on to be shown in 40 countries around the world.

The story of this swashbuckling 18th century Cornish drama begins with the Ross Poldark, a British Army officer, returning home to Cornwall from the American Revolutionary War.  Heartbroken at the news that his fiancée, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is about to marry his cousin, Francis Poldark, having believed him to be dead, Ross also learns of his father’s death and the loss of the family wealth. In an attempt to restore his fortunes Ross reopens one of the family’s tin mines. After several years he marries Demelza, his servant girl, and is gradually reconciled to the loss of Elizabeth’s love. By then, Elizabeth becomes a widow and marries George Warleggan, Ross’s arch-enemy.

However racy and compelling the script, or handsome and beautiful the actors, it is the wild and stunning Cornish landscape that will probably steal the show. We are promised shots of our wonderful Cornish county in awe inspiring magnificence with wonderful rolling heaths, waves crashing to the shore and dramatic cliff top scenery. All the ingredients for yet another brilliant BBC period drama.

During the summer 2014, the actors and crew were travelling the length and breadth of Cornwall to their filming locations. Those closest to Meadowview Cottage, our luxury 5-star holiday cottage in Trelash, North Cornwall, include Bodmin Moor and Charlestown near St Austell.

Bodmin Moor

 

Roughtor second highest point in Cornwall, 10 mins from Meadowview cottage, our luxury cottage Cornwall

Roughtor second highest point in Cornwall, 10 mins from Meadowview cottage, our luxury cottage Cornwall

During the summer 2014, the actors and crew were travelling the length and breadth of Cornwall to their filming locations. Those closest to Meadowview Cottage, our luxury 5-star holiday cottage in Trelash, North Cornwall, include Bodmin Moor and Charlestown near St Austell.

The cast and crew found themselves on Bodmin Moor for a large part of their time in Cornwall. Scenes featuring the exterior of Ross Poldark’s cottage, Nampara, were shot in the little village of St Breward is nestled in the dramatic Bodmin moor. Other scenes capturing the cast on horseback, a duel at sunrise and scenes outside other miner’s cottages in the village also feature strongly.   Whilst staying at Meadowview Cottage, you can easily reach St Breward within 30-40 minutes. Explore the village, location spotting, visit the St Breward Church, claimed to be the highest church in Cornwall at 700ft or take a walk over the moors. Then treat yourself to a well earned pub lunch or dinner at the fabulous old ‘The Old Inn.

A little further afield, but well worth a day trip is the filming location of the stunning working seaport of Charlestown, near St Austell. This Grade II listed harbour, famous for its berth of resident tall-ships and quaint, historical, Cornish buildings, has been a filming location over the years for films including Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Three Musketeers, The Eagle Has Landed and an episode of Dr Who.   A visit to the Rashleigh Arms, a traditional pub with a popular restaurant is the perfect place to stop for lunch during a day’s sightseeing.

Happy viewing!