Spring is a lovely time to visit Cornwall. The sun is out, places that closed for the winter are reopening, and everything feels refreshed and freshly-painted. Thanks to Cornwall’s temperate climate, the buds open and the flowers bloom earlier here than in the rest of the UK, and there are some lovely places near The Cornwall where you can really appreciate the spring.
One of our favourite springtime places is Kings Woods. Pick up the Pentewan Trail, a former railway line which is now a foot path and cycle trail that runs from St Austell to Mevagissey. The section near The Cornwall takes you through Kings Wood, a beautiful mixed woodland which is really starting to burst into life now. You can follow the trail down to the beach and harbour at Pentewan, or stride out to Mevagissey for a spot of lunch. If you branch off the trail, you can easily walk to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
To make the most of the spring sunshine, hire a bicycle from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire, and spend the day exploring the trail and finding lovely new places to stop. There’s a free car park at the hire shop where you can leave your car for the day, or for an extra charge, they can deliver the bicycles to the hotel for you.
And of course, while you’re down here, it would be a shame not to walk at last a short section of the South West Coast Path. Stretching a foot-blistering 630 miles from Minehead to Poole, some of the most stunning stretches can easily be reached from The Cornwall. White wild garlic flowers, deep pink red campion, and the purple of early bluebells combine to create a vibrant splash of colour along the clifftops – absolutely breathtaking.
This is also a great time to visit Cornwall’s gardens. The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the lesser known but beautiful Caerhays Estate Garden are all close to the hotel.
This spring and summer sees the return of our popular Garden Break. Guests can have two luxurious nights with us, which includes a pair of tickets to each of the gardens mentioned above. It’s just as well that the offer also includes a full Cornish breakfast, as you’ll need the energy to explore three such wonderful attractions! You’ll also get use of The Clearing Spa to unwind afterwards…
We are delighted to add Caerhays to our offer this year. A Grade II* listed garden, it is home to the National Magnolia Collection, and stretches over a magnificent 120 acres. It’s known for being one of Cornwall’s best spring gardens, so we suggest you book now to see it at its finest.
An added bonus is how lovely our estate is at this time of year. The blossom is out, the birds are singing…Every idyllic spring cliché is happening, and we love it! Guests are starting to venture on to the terrace with their gin and tonics, and it’s about time we got the croquet set out… Please contact us to find out more about what’s on at The Cornwall this spring, and we hope to see you here soon!