Escape to Cornwall this Spring

Spring in Cornwall

Sea thrift in bloom on the north coast. Taken on one of our walks at the start of May 2015.

Finally, after what has felt like months of darkness, the evenings are gradually getting lighter again, which can only mean one thing…spring is just around the corner.

And what’s more, with Easter being earlier this year, we’ve got plenty of space in April for the perfect spring break on the Roseland Peninsula.

Let’s be honest, Cornwall is a great place to be all year round, so what makes visiting in spring so special? There’s a few things that ‘spring’ to mind…

1. Visiting in spring is the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the best the Cornwall has to offer, in weather that tends to be good more often than not, before all the summer crowds arrive. Think beaches all to yourself, clear roads and more space to breathe than in the busier summer months.

2. All the amazing gardens start to come into bloom and it’s a feast for the eyes and the senses. There’s plenty to explore close by and at the end of April the historic Tregothnan Estate are throwing the doors open for the weekend to the usually private gardens. Also close to home is Caerhays Castle where you’ll find a stunning selection of magnolias.

3. On the same weekend, April 16 and 17, there is also the annual Porthleven Food Festival. A lovely day out from Roundhouse Barns, Porthleven is quietly gaining a superb reputation for great food in a perfect setting. It’s a good day trip from us but worth it if you like discovering new places.

4. Spring is a great time to explore the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding Roundhouse Barns. Dodge the April showers discovering the Fal Estuary where it’s easy to get around with a Fal Mussel Card – Cornwall’s answer to the Oyster Card and your perfect company for enjoying the network of ferries linking Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro.

5. This spring also sees the Truro Festival make a welcome return. Inspired and created by the artistic endeavour of people from within and around Truro, the festival is brimming with events to entertain and entice.

The great thing about coming to stay with us is there’s always something to do if you want to do it. However if you don’t want to be busy every day you can kick back, relax and unwind in our beautiful cottages. All you need to do is pop the champagne in the fridge, tuck into a homemade scone and the rest will look after itself.

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