Saturday, September 22, 2007

St Nectan's Glen (for sale?)

Rumour has it that St Nectan's Glen is up for sale. I say rumour because of all the posts I've seen so far no one has yet circulated the actually buyer's prospectus for the sale. Even so it is said that the strongest offers so far are from a proposed theme park and even a religious group that plans to return the site to exclusively christian use. Now these might be mere scare stories designed to hurry others with a lot of spare cash to make a bid and save the Glen for future generations - pagans included. For those who don't know it the Glen is a much loved north cornwall beauty spot. It is also a site often visited by pagans and the location for many a heathen rite and handfasting.

The asking price is likely to be high - some say as much as 1.5 million pounds which would probably put it beyond the resources of most pagan organisations. But perhaps there is an institutional buyer, the local council or the national trust who might be lobbeyed to step in and save the place for the public. Although I don't come from Cornwall I'm sure I am amongst many who would really be sorry if the present arrangements came to an end.

mogg morgan
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Tourist Site in North Cornwall For Sale

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Advert ref: 1051DM


Asking price: £1,250,000

Sales revenue: Undisclosed

Net profit: Undisclosed

Fixtures value: Undisclosed

Stock value: Undisclosed


A unique tourist attraction with 2 Bed House/Tea Garden dating from 6th Century and 15 acres of grounds with valley/stream and 60' Waterfall,
Listed site and one of the most sacred sties in Cornwall with interest and appeal to all.
Near very famous resort and the North Cornish Coast, this site can either be continued or developed and lends itself to become a holiday destination in its own right with perhaps development of the ample land available all with stunning views and surrounding wildlife.


Years established: 25 years under current owner
Employees: Husband and Wife owners only
Trading hours: 10.30am to 6pm
Property: Freehold

Living accomodation
2 Bedroom House, the cellar of which dates from the 6th century and is a Shrine to a Saint who worshipped there.

Set in an idyllic valley with path though woods alongside stream leading to House/Tea Garden and Waterfall.

Expansion potential
Development of lodges/houses overlooking woods/stream. There is a seperate 3 acre and 1.5 acre meadows which can also be utilised.

Competition / Market
Nearby major Cornish resort attracts visitors from all over the world and this attraction is without doubt a worthy addition and part of the charm of this ancient area.

Support & training
A complete handover will be given and all assistance to the purchaser.

Reasons for selling
Retirement of owners

Financing available
We are able to offer advice to business purchasers and have excellent contacts for business fianance


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Songs of Witchcraft & Magic

Price: £14.00 (£13.00 plus £1.00 p&p)/Cheques made payable to 'The Museum of Witchcraft'
The Museum of Witchcraft
The Harbour
PL35 0HD
Or purchase online from:

Unlike the previous excellent CD emanating from Boscastle's amazing museum, this one is not locally produced but is in fact a compilation of many wonderful tracks from previously issued albums and artists. For example the ever famous Thomas the Rhymer is here included in the version of Both Shine As One by Ron Taylor & Jeff Gillett. Or the Song Alison Gross, made famous for me at least by 1970s folk rockers Steeleye Span is here included in the very fine version of Last Leaves by Malinky Greentrax. So this is a great compilation and you're gonna kick yourself if you don't buy it. Includes a lovely CD cover, lyrics and photographs from the museum whose work all profits will help support. [Mogg Morgan]