Bunk and Bake Weekend in Cornwall

Voyage No. Start date End date Start port End port Days Price
BE050419 Fri 5 April (15.00) Sun 7 April (10.00) Charlestown Charlestown 3 £120 Book voyage »

Please note: all of Bessie Ellen’s bookings are now handled by Nikki’s own agency, VentureSail Holidays. By clicking ‘Book voyage’ you will be taken to a VentureSail booking form in order to secure your berths.


This spring, Nikki and Oona from Oona’s Cakes will be running a weekend baking course on board Bessie Ellen whilst she is moored in the historic Charlestown Harbour. So, if you are keen for a Cornish getaway come on down and get baking with us!

Course tuition will include:

Sourdough Rye, including a take home starter.

Basic white dough mix for bread, flatbread and pizza

Cornish Pasty making demonstration.

Shortbread biscuits

Drying, pressing and sugaring edible flowers

Clever kitchen tips and cheats

Dream Cake:  A guest favourite never- fail cake recipe

Accommodation will be provided on board but if you would prefer a more private option then we can highly recommend  The Pier House Hotel  just a short stroll away and not too pricey. Please note, rooms here are not included in the price of your course. Breakfast, lunch and Saturday dinner is all included.

We apologies but the course is not suitable for Coeliac or Gluten free diets.

After each day’s demo’s and activities, there will be time for walks along the Cornish coast at your leisure.

  • Bunk and bake Oonas presentation
  • Bessie Ellen Porto to Bristol sailing
  • Bunk and bake biscuits

Voyage Description

Bessie Ellen will be moored in Charlestown Harbour for the weekend so this weekend break does not involve any sailing.


As Bessie Ellen will be moored in the harbour the chances of sighting wildlife are reduced. However, the Cornish coast is home to fantastic bird and marine life so, keep eyes peeled, you never know if a friendly seal might pop up to say hello!

If you would like more information about our voyages, then please do give us a call on 01872 487288.

Useful Information

How to get there:

By Rail: St. Austell Station, Cornwall. From here you will need to book a taxi to Charlestown, about a 10 minute journey.

Fly to Cornwall: Regular flights run between London and Cornwall Airport Newquay. On arrival you will need to hire a car or book a taxi to take you across to Charlestown, approx. a 40 minute journey.

Should you choose to drive, there is parking space in Charlestown.

Please note that you will need to arrange your own travel insurance, which covers you for the duration of your voyage. We recommend Topsail Insurance, which offers single policies from about £20.

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Where to Stay:

On board Bessie Ellen or the Pier House Hotel.


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