Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to stay in a classical Cottage in Cornwall
While the summer months may be the most popular with British holidaymakers, it’s often argued that springtime really is the time to visit the southwest and enjoy your stay in a Cornish holiday cottage. Ask any Cornwall local and they will tell you in a heartbeat that spring is their favourite season of the year, bringing with it an extraordinary array of treasures that are simply beyond compare.
So if you’ve been thinking about heading down to this neck of the woods in 2016, here’s a quick look at just a few of the reasons why spring really is the perfect time to visit Cornwall:
First of all, it is worth remembering that the spring season starts in Cornwall considerably earlier than it does anywhere else in the UK. Blessed with a beautifully mild climate, Cornwall bursts into bloom several weeks before the rest of the country and is the perfect place to welcome the warmer months of the year. If extraordinary floral displays are your thing, you will be in your element, and with the right choice you can even get a cottage with a view over the sea and the beautiful blooming landscape.
There’s really nothing more adorable than seeing newborn lambs out and about, doing their thing across the green pastures of Cornwall. The spring is the perfect time of year to take in one of the sweetest and cutest spectacles you will ever see, not to mention the opportunity to head to one of the region’s farms or gardens where you can get up close and personal with these beautiful little babies.
The same also goes for catching a glimpse of the county’s world famous resident seal population. Spring is prime breeding and pupping season for gray seals, which in turn means this is the time of year when you are most likely to see them making an appearance in various spots across the Cornish coast. Suffice to say, it’s a spectacle seldom replicated anywhere else in the country.
More information here: https://www.cornwallsealgroup.co.uk/
More of the region’s premier food festivals and events take place during the spring than in any other seasons. There are outstanding beer festivals, wonderful seafood festivals and even the World Pasty Championship – yes, I can´t miss either – which takes place in March. As far as entertainment options for foodies go, it really is quite spectacular. See more info here: https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/world-pasty-championships
Last but not least, there’s something uniquely wonderful about the atmosphere in and around Cornwall at this time of year. The end of another punishing winter and the start of another glorious season seems to bathe the entire county in a glow of joy, optimism and rebirth. No matter where you go or what you do while you are there, you’ll find it is the kind of atmosphere you wish you could bottle and take home with you as a souvenir.