Riverside Family Holidays in Cornwall
As springtime nears, our thoughts go to warmer weather, new buds on trees, and saying goodbye to those winter blues. While the UK pound decides what to do, many are choosing to stay in the UK for a break this spring time to enjoy unexplored natural landscapes on home soil.
Cornwall is one of the leading holiday destinations in the UK, and spring is the perfect time to visit the region to enjoy its plentiful beautiful natural vistas, miles of coastline and uncrowded golden sand beaches.
To help you plan your stay at one of our classic cottages in Cornwall this Easter, here are a few reasons why you should visit Cornwall during the spring:
Whether it’s a brisk walk along the coastline, or a climb up and down the soft sand dunes, there are plenty of places to enjoy a scenic walk in Cornwall. You can look out for the newly bloomed Cornish daffodils in the fields and hedgerows, and breathe in the fresh salty air while watching the waves roll in.
Many of our cottages in Cornwall are dog-friendly so you can bring your furry friend along to enjoy miles of walking paths in Cornwall.
Some of the best walking trails include St Ives to Land’s End where you can watch the waves crash against the granite cliffs, or Fowey to Gribben Head where you can enjoy vistas of the tranquil Fowey River. The serene woodlands and rivers in Cotehele near Saltash and Mount Edgcumbe near Torpoint, are the perfect places to spot the local wildlife and get closer to nature.
Beach walks are a firm favourite, and some of the best ones include Crantock near Newquay with its sand dunes and tidal river, and the coastal walk from Harlyn Bay to Padstow, passing the Camel Estuary.
There’s no better way to end a long walk than with a pint of the local ale or cider and some home-cooked food at a local pub.
Cornwall is bursting with restaurants, pubs, cafes and food trucks, and there is something to suit everyone. Fresh produce from local farms regularly makes its way to the kitchens of Cornish pubs and dining venues, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh and diverse seafood caught in local waters.
For a hearty meal in a traditional Cornish pub, visit The Crown Inn near Bodmin, a 12th century dog-friendly pub with a beer garden, delicious food, free Wi-Fi. If you want to try the local seafood, head to Trawlers on the Quay in Looe; a waterfront restaurant with seasonal locally-sourced dishes and views of the harbour.
No visit to Cornwall is complete without a enjoying a traditional Cream Tea (jam first, remember), and a great place to enjoy this is the Camel Trail Tea Garden. Set in an apple orchard, on the bike trail halfway between Wadebridge and Bodmin, this is the perfect place to stop off during a bike ride or walk and savour freshly-made scones and tea.
Spring time is the best time to visit Cornwall if you love flower and fauna. The daffodils and snowdrops are already beginning to make an appearance, and it won’t be long before the bluebells spread over the slopes and woodlands.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan near St Austell is a fantastic place to learn about Cornwall’s wildlife and see many species of native plants and flowers. You can take a guided tour with a gardener and discover the different species, or enjoy a tranquil walk with family or friends, before stopping off to enjoy refreshments in the cafe.