Delicious film locations
There’s a second helping of irresitible Sky Original Production Delicious, on the menu this festive season. Sky One’s highest-rating drama series since 2011 picks up a year after Leo’s death. Business is booming at the Penrose Hotel but life isn’t set to run smoothly for Gina (Dawn French) and Sam (Emilia Fox), and other members of the all-star cast including Iain Glen, Franco Nero, Tanya Reynolds and Sheila Hancock. Filmed in and around the beautiful South East Cornwall, locations include..
Most of the hotel scenes for the fictional Penrose Hotel, were shot at the award-winning boutique bed and breakfast, Pentillie Castle. You’ll find it nestled on the Cornish banks of the River Tamar with breathtaking views of its beautiful surroundings. It has nine luxury en-suite bedrooms and within its impressive 2000 acre estate there’s a kitchen garden, Victorian bathing hut and American Gardens, all of which saw some, shall we say, racy, moments when the cameras rolled in series one. What will series two bring?
We’re not surprised that beautiful Port Eliot caught the eye of the Delicious location managers. Situated on the site of a former monastery, the Grade 1 listed house within a Grade 1 listed park and garden creates a unique sense of history. There’s landscaping designed by Sir Humphrey Repton, a beautiful Orangery dating back to the Georgian period and awe-inspiring artwork.
From April through to June, Port Eliot House and Gardens opens to the public or why not rub shoulders with celebs, fashionistas and the well-loved of the literature world at the celebrated Port Eliot Festival, 26th to 29th July 2018.
Small by nature but vast in beauty, the pretty village of Calstock in the Tamar Valley is dominated by a magnificent railway viaduct which balances 120 feet above the Tamar River and straddles the Cornwall and Devon boarder. Visit by train via the Tamar Valley Line which starts out in Plymouth and stops off at Calstock en-route to Gunnislake. From Calstock it is an enjoyable walk down river to the National Trust's Cotehele House and Gardens.