5 reasons to book your spring stay!
As Cornwall awakes from its winter hibernation, spring brings a hive of activity.
1. Foodie Festivals
Cornwall is well known throughout the country for the wonderful food we produce - whether it's from land and sea, or grown and gathered. One of the first foodie festivals, just down the road from us, that is a must attend, is the Porthleven Food & Music Festival. Taking place at the end of April over a three day period, the harbour village of Porthleven hosts an exciting array of all things delicious, from street food, chef demonstrations and local produce stalls to live music, kids entertainment and 'after dark' parties.
2. Gorgeous Gardens
We're very lucky with our location in Cornwall, not only does it stay pretty mild, but we also get the added bonus of seeing the first of the spring flowers - and we do love our sunshine bright daffodils! It's a great time to visit a few of the local gardens throughout April and May, and we are pretty spoilt for choice. A few of our favourites include Trengwainton, St Michael's Mount, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Trebah and Glendurgan.
3. Awesome Activities
The great outdoors is a big part of the Cornish lifestyle, and, believe it or not, water sports rank pretty highly. If you want to try out something new, why not try your hand at kitesurfing or paddleboarding in Mount's Bay with Lawrence from Ocean High. Or, maybe you want to give one of our favourite pastimes a go and head down to Sennen and learn how to surf with the team from Smart Surf School.
4. Exciting Events
Helston Flora Day brings the market town alive with dances through the street, ushering in springtime and a prosperous harvest. the streets are lined with bluebells, gorse and laurel and begins bright and early at 7am with the Hal-an-Tow.
If Chamber Music is your interest, then the IMS Prussia Cove Spring Concert Series will definitely be for you. Venues around west Cornwall will host musicians from around the world, including young stars on the brink of their professional careers, as well as an opportunity to hear their inspiring professors in concert.
5. Wonderful Walks
You are never too far from the coast in Cornwall and we are particularly spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking walks. Just metres from our doorstep is the South West Coast Path, and whichever way you head, we can promise you spectacular views, beautiful beaches and maybe even a few pubs along the way. We would highly recommend a stroll from Marazion to Perranuthnoe after a relaxing Sunday lunch, but if you are feeling particularly adventurous head down to the wild west coast and take on Penzance to Porthcurno - tough, but rewarding!