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Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy


Purple Gecko Events present Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy – 18th March 2015

Tickets £4 in advance direct from Penstowe Manor or £5 plus booking fee via seetickets / Tickethive, doors 7pm, support tbc:)

Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy swapped the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Although he still occasionally does solo gigs, he now usually plays with a full band, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, percussion and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Mad Dog Mcrea


Purple Gecko Events presents Mad Dog Mcrea live at Penstowe Manor Bude, Friday 27th March 2015, doors open 7pm, advance tickets £12 (plus booking fee) via seeticket)

Jiggery folkery, hokery pokery………… Mad Dog Mcrea raise hands, lift feet and start parties wherever they play with their spellbinding recipe of folk, pop, rock, jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. Whisking up whistles, fiddles and mandolins to collide in a spectacular explosion of infectious fun, they demand you to dance.

Thanks to three storming gigs at Glastonbury 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their official video ‘Happy Bus’, regular radio play by esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and in no small part the utter dedication of their huge fan base – momentum is definitely gathering pace.

Mad Dog Mcrea’s name is firmly established on the live music scene, and they are in huge demand from festivals, live music venues and traffic wardens across the country.

They were named ‘Best Live Act’ at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and in the same awards in 2011 their last album ‘The Whirling Dervish’ scooped ‘Best Album of the Year’. A much-anticipated live studio album is underway, due for release later this year.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

The Mad Dog Mcrea line up:
Michael Mathieson – guitar/vocals
Dan Crimp – whistles & flutes
Graham Anderson – banjo/mandolin
Nicky Powell – fiddle
Jimi Galvin – bass
Pete Chart – drums

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Tankus The Henge


Purple Gecko Events presents Tankus The Henge!! – 15th May 2015

Tickets £6 advance via Seetickets or Tickethive, £8 door, doors open 7pm:))

The world of Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt.
A six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.

With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film and the pump and grind of the Tankus the Henge sound generating a groove that makes it impossible to stand still, their live show ebbs and flows like a small boat on a turbulent sea.

Any other band who billed themselves as “the most fantastic band in the world” would rightly quake in their boots at having to live up to such fanfare. Tankus the Henge defy you to contradict them!

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Come stay with us in the Premier Manor Lodge

Luxury Detached Lodge with hot tub

Luxury Detached Lodge with hot tub

The Premier Manor Lodge, part of our luxury range of accommodations, has now got its own hot tub complete with mood lighting and USB to attach your phone/tablet to play your own music whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the bubbles.   A detached lodge with three bedrooms arranged as a master double with its own en-suite shower room, a family room with a double and a single bed, and finally a twin bedded room, this accommodation is luxury personified.  With a fantastic kitchen equipped with dishwasher and washing machine, built  in coffee machine, integrated fridge/freezer and microwave, there is also mood lighting to help you create that culinary masterpiece even though you are on holiday and relaxing.   Underfloor heating for those chilly days or nights, and gas central heating throughout, a short break or a week in this lodge will be amazing whatever the time of year.  Having its own hot tub is the icing on the cake to make your stay absolutely fantastic.

Come book with us to enjoy this beautiful part of Cornwall and all that Penstowe Manor has to offer.

To make a reservation, please call the Reservations Team on 01288 321354.

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For Sale – Coombe 7 – new price £43,000 – enjoying fabulous views over the cornish Coombe Valley

This spacious detached property enjoys a great location on the park with open views to the front elevation and flat level access from the car park which is close by.    Located on the extremely popular Coombe area of the park, it is definitely a must see.  With two bedrooms, spacious open plan lounge with dining area and kitchen, bath with shower over and the added benefit of a conservatory, this property is well worth viewing and is very spacious and bright.   Price £43,000 Leasehold.  Restricted to holiday use only.  A great opportunity to own a piece of Cornwall.

For more information, contact Katie on 01288 321354 or email


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Brand New Eco Park – Now Open

Easter Sunday saw our Easter Egg Hunt and the opening of our new eco children’s play park.

Eco Park

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New for 2014! Gym and fitness!

£8.50 per day / £25 per week, over 16’s, gym open 7.30am – 9.30pm everyday.

Monthly local memberships fully available for the gym, fitness and swimming pool.

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Rarely available Freehold building plot with construction to damp course and over site concrete with all services connected. Permission to build 2 bedroom luxury holiday bungalow. (holiday restrictions apply). Self build or we can arrange full or part construction.

For more details contact Katie at Penstowe Leisure on 01288 321354.

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For Sale Drive 4, freehold semi detached chalet at £29,995

A two bedroom semi-detached chalet  with open plan lounge/diner/kitchen area with the added benefit of a recently refurbished shower room.  This chalet is well presented with uPvc windows and door.  Offered for sale with all fixtures, fittings and furnishings.  To arrange a viewing of this property please call 01288 321354




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Parklands Bungalow – Freehold – three bedrooms £79,999 ono

A traditionally built three bedroom bungalow with open plan lounge with dining area and kitchen, three good sized bedrooms and bathroom with bath with shower over.  Patio doors to lounge area.  Full gas central heating and Upvc double glazed throughout.  Patio area to rear elevation.  Parking available to front of property.  Priced to sell £79,999 freehold

For more information and to arrange a viewing, please contact Katie on 01288 321354 or email

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