Spring comes early to the South-West, and our grounds come alive with camellia and rhododendron.  Crocuses and primroses poke up through the early morning frosts, daffodils burst into flower along our drive and in the orchard, and bluebells can be found at the foot of our mature trees.  It’s a wonderful time of year to visit the numerous gardens in the West Country, and the cliff-tops and moors are bursting with wild-flowers too.

Over the Easter holidays, all cottages are decorated with seasonal treats, and there are plenty of great Easter themed events nearby.  Easter Craft Fairs are organised throughout the region and of course huge Egg Hunts at local National Trust properties and elsewhere will keep the young ones entertained for hours.

With miles of stunning beaches and a famously mild climate, it’s no secret that Cornwall makes a fantastic summer holiday. Each of our cottages has its own patio and sturdy wooden furniture for you to dine al fresco or to enjoy the long evenings with a glass of wine and a book. Alternatively, have a barbeque outside your cottage or at one of several barbeque areas throughout the grounds.

Numerous festivals and farming shows are held through the summer months, including the Royal Cornwall Show outside Wadebridge, and in early September the famous Bude Jazz Festival takes place. Take a picnic and sit by a Dartmoor stream, lounge on a sandy beach, or grab your board and learn to surf – in the long sunny days of summer there’s something for everyone.

In autumn our grounds are awash with oranges and golden browns, and our hedgerows are heavy with berries. This far south, early Autumn often offers plenty of sunshine, yet the beaches and attractions are much quieter.

Autumn is also the season of food and drink festivals, including the ever popular Bude For Food, Newquay Fish Festival and Truro’s Great Cornish Food Festival. The local market towns of Holsworthy and Launceston hold their traditional annual carnivals, and there are countless Halloween and Bonfire Night events around the region. In November, some towns including Launceston hold their Christmas market so you can stock up well in advance!

Our winters are usually relatively mild with just the occasional dusting of festive snow, so feel free to wrap up with a scarf and wander the empty beaches to witness the spectacular crashing Atlantic, or take an exhilarating walk on the frosty moors. A good pint or well-earned hot-chocolate awaits you in many a cosy pub with a roaring log-fire. Over Christmas, all our cottages are carefully adorned with tasteful decorations so you can feel comfortable and festive in your home-from-home.

Cornish towns including Padstow celebrate with their Christmas festivals and markets, and everywhere is decorated with the festive illuminations. Whether you’re looking for some cosy carols in an ancient church, or a lively shin-dig with brandy and mince pies, there are plenty of Christmas and New Year events to keep you entertained.