No matter where you live, Spring always evokes a truly heart warming feeling as flowers emerge taking advantage of the first warm rays of sun. The sleepy little hamlet of Trelash North Cornwall, just happens to be surrounded by an abundance of nature’s beauty.
In Trelash North Cornwall my sister and her children breed sheep in fields close to The Cottage. After just a short stroll down a country lane, where daffodils and primroses polka-dot the hedges, your ears are greeted with the smile provoking sounds of lambs crying and their mothers bleating. If you stop at the field gate and remain quiet (sheep instinctively move away from loud noises), hopefully, you will soon be rewarded with the sight of new born lambs bouncing and frolicking, enjoying every minute of their exploration and play.
Sheep of all ages seem to love jumping and will follow their leader (usually the eldest of the flock). One unusual sight can be when sheep are moved from one field to another through an opened gate. As the flock (a minimum of 5 sheep) reach the open space where the gate once blocked their way, they can reward you with an amazing site of synchronised flying sheep! Each one jumping at least a meter high over the place where the gate was, just a moment before….
This exuberance really is infectious and makes one want to experience more wonderful natural Spring scenes whilst staying at The Cottage. Visiting Trelash North Cornwall in the Spring means less crowded roads, being able to stroll along almost deserted beaches and on particularly sunny days being able to enjoy some really beautiful locations.
A Few Recommendations:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
A visit here in February / March is rewarded with the sight of the first pink flush of magnolia flowers as the Champion Magnolia campelli trees come into bloom. Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Pencarrow House & Gardens, Bodmin, Cornwall
You can benefit from a visit to Pencarrow as early as the Snowdrops peek their heads above ground at the beginning of the year, followed soon after in March when their fabulous display of camellias and rhododendrons are showing off their beautiful blooms. Then again in late spring (May /June) to capture the sight and fragrance of English bluebells and wild garlic; probably one the South-West’s best display. With a variety of walks from woodland to formal gardening, incorporating great features like a genuine Iron age hill fort and an ice-house, there is a wide range of garden experiences – and of course, there’s always the Georgian mansion to explore. Visit Pencarrow House and Gardens
Cotehele House, Gardens and Mill, Saltash, Cornwall
A personal favourite; Cotehele House, mainly built c1485-1627. Today this wonderfully preserved Tudor house with its granite and slate-stone walls and the atmospheric labyrinthine rooms show off intricate tapestries, original furniture and armour. The gardens have been developed since the sixteenth century with 12 different areas to explore including a wild valley garden, orchards and ponds with Spring bulbs including daffodils and crocuses, camellias and magnolia trees are all giving their best performance usually in March. The Gardens are open all year round 10.00am till dusk. Visit Cotehele House and Gardens
Boconnoc Spring Flower Show, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
One of the earliest flower shows in the gardening calendar is Cornwall’s Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc Gardens. The event showcases the very best of Cornish gardens and produce. There are hundreds of trade stands, stalls, gardening experts on hand, and show gardens to explore – it’s even dog-friendly! This year, the dates are Saturday the 1st and Sunday 2nd April. Visit Boconnoc Flower Show
Trelash North Cornwall
All these and many more wonderful sights can be enjoyed within a 40 minute drive from The Cottage in Trelash North Cornwall. For more activities and things to do in North Cornwall throughout the year visit the Out and About page on Luxury Cornwall Holiday Cottages website