There are endless reasons why Cornwall is amazing, from our spectacular beaches and delicious eateries, to the stunning walks that envelop our coast; but the true magic lies within spring’s arrival… 

Cornwall’s southerly position means we experience the glorious effects of spring far before the rest of the country, with the magnolias here at Caerhays Castle and Spring Gardens already flowering and the rest of our breathtaking flora following suit. If you haven’t already experienced the magic of Cornwall in spring, continue reading as we reveal several reasons why a staycation this season will be your most unforgettable adventure yet. 

Spring flora

An exquisite array of spring flowers are beginning to bloom here in Cornwall. Snowdrops and bluebells mark the fields of Cornwall’s forest walks and drops of sun-like daffodils appear alongside the coastline, beautifully contrasting the deep blue hues of our ocean; all an unmissable display that Spring is on her way. Whilst you are here, keep an eye out for the remarkable exhibit of pink thrift encasing the headland. All this beauty is included in your stay, as well as admission to the Caerhays garden, meaning you can marvel at the new growth with us, both in the grounds and surrounding areas. 

Explore the coastal path and woodland walks

With all our properties located near the renowned South West Coast Path and close to the breathtaking Roseland Peninsula, your options to explore stunning seaside villages like Mevagissey and St Mawes are boundless. For days where the sea becomes stormy, take shelter within the number of enchanting woodland walks nearby, experience the mesmerising sculptures inside the infamous Lost Gardens of Heligan or feed the squirrels at Tehidy Woods. There is always an adventure to be had here, no matter the weather. 

Serene escape

The perfect time to bathe in the unspoilt haven of Cornish tranquility is during the months prior to summer. With our beaches empty and peaceful it is easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy the serenity of our quiet coastlines. Experience days of uninterrupted bliss, combing through rock pools at St Mawes with the little ones or scampering along Porthluney with your pup; it can almost feel like you are the only person in the world. 

Events and festivals 

As the sunshine emerges and warmth fills the air, local events begin to take place; bringing people together and sharing a love for food, Cornish culture and entertainment. In the coming months there are a number of must-attend events taking place in the area, including performances at Hall for Cornwall and festivals for the foodies out there, such as The Porthleven Food Festival and the St Ives Food and Drink Festival.

Spring fauna 

Much like the gorgeous emerging flora, our wildlife is also awakening for brighter evenings and longer days. During your visit, keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for wonderful bird song, seals enjoying a well-deserved break on the local beaches, dolphins exploring the bays and bees buzzing excitedly over the new influx of pollen. Remember, to leave only footsteps and take only photographs. 

Water activities

Cornwall is famous for its countless number of water-sport activities. Regardless whether you choose to paddle-board down at Porthluney, learn to surf at one of the many surf schools on the north coast, or explore Falmouth by boat; there are memories to be made for the whole family.

We are beyond delighted to be welcoming you this year. Whether it’s a romantic weekend away at The Fish Sheds, waking to the sound and sight of waves lapping the shoreline, or a mini-getaway to your own private corner of Caerhays Castle in The Rabbit Warren, enjoying your morning coffee overlooking the grounds and Porthluney Bay; we hope you experience the Caerhays Holidays magic in our little slice of Cornish paradise.