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New BBC One programme kicks off in St Ives

15th July 11

We all love to talk about the weather, so much so that the BBC One have now produced a primetime TV series celebrating the remarkable climate of our weather-rich islands. The series began on Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall, where resident presenters Carol Kirkwood, Alexander Armstrong and Chris Hollins tried to unravel the mysterious world of British weather with help from the veteran Bill Giles. As well as taking a microscopic view of Cornwall’s unique weather, the programme looked at basking sharks and followed an enticing trail of plankton, courtesy of the Gulf Stream and whether the weather was a crucial factor in the success of the D Day Landings.

If this has given you a taste for the St Ives microclimate then what better way to enjoy it than from the Cottage Hotel; based in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Bay and only a five minute journey into St Ives itself. Only 300 yards from the golden sandy beach, this 80 room hotel has a large ballroom, two bars, games room & TV lounge. The restaurant, sun lounge and many bedrooms have unforgettable views of the bay.

Why not make the friendly Cottage Hotel your base from which to enjoy some great days out such as the famous Eden Project, Heligan Gardens and the Tate Gallery.

For more information on the Cottage Hotel or any other of the 19 hotels in the Leisureplex group click here

For more information on the BBC’s Great British Weather click here

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