Gordon Ramsay has found an oasis and decides to share it’s whereabouts.
A place called Rock in Cornwall. “It’s this tiny little fishing village that is breathtaking,” Ramsay gushed to T + L, describing a typical day in the microclimate. “At the end of the garden we go into the beach. The sand dunes are there, and we could be windsurfing one moment, swimming the next or literally sat there with an oyster knife at the end of the garden opening oysters.”
T+L Besides ultra fresh seafood, Rock is also home to thriving vineyards (hello, decadent wine) and an “intertwined” cuisine, but Ramsay was quick to note he wouldn’t ever try to profit of its greatness by opening up a restaurant. “That’s the last thing I’m gonna do there, cause I’ve got this oasis on my doorstep.”
We have added some more information for all of the amazing Gordon Ramsay fans who what to know a little more about his special place.
Cornish History – Stone Age to Present Day
The name Cornwall is most likely derived from the tribal name ‘Cornovii‘ which probably means the ‘horn people’ – the horn referring to their location at the end of the south-western peninsula. To this the Anglo-Saxons added ‘Wealas‘ meaning ‘foreigners’. This is also the derivation of the name of the country Wales.
Cornwall was first settled by hunter-gatherers in around 10,000 BC – the mid Stone Age. It is during the Bronze age that the early Cornish created most of the ancient stones and megalithic sites that are found through out the county.
It is towards the end of the Bronze Age that settlements become well defined and farming replaces hunting as the main provider of food. The Iron Age sees a further refinement of farming with the introduction of iron tools. This is the period in which trading begins.
During the early Stone Age period, there was little sign of human habitation in Cornwall, although there are signs of occasional visitors from elsewhere. The Mesolithic era – the Middle Stone Age from about 10,000 BC – was the end of the last glacial period when water levels began to rise. Hunter-gatherers begin to settle around the coastline of Cornwall and evidence can be found around the Lizard, for example, and on upland areas such as Bodmin Moor.