“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger Caras (photographer and writer)

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” —Roger Caras (photographer and writer)

We just wanted to let our regular guests know that sadly we lost our older Labrador Charlie in February. He was thirteen and half. Charlie arrived at Spring Cottage just a few weeks after we did back in 2003 as an eight week old bundle of fluff and mischief! He was here to greet our first B&B guests in 2004 and became a favourite with visitors who came with doggy treats on their return visits and even sent him Christmas cards. He was a sensitive soul who seemed to know which guests were a little wary of dogs and he’d make himself scarce when they were here. Our other Labrador, Jack, has been rather out of sorts since Charlie left us. Sleeping a lot, generally being a bit quiet, though still accepting cuddles off as many guests as he can! We’ve decided to adopt an unwanted dog to keep him company, it just feels the right thing to do and we think Charlie would approve – he loved other dogs. Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.” – Erica Jong...
Special offer for 3 or more nights

Special offer for 3 or more nights

As a thank you for booking us direct, guests who book 3 or more B&B nights via our own web site www.springcottage.co.uk during 2017 receive 5% off the total cost of their stay. Why is booking direct important?…. *Online travel agents such as Booking.com and Laterooms.com charge us very high commission fees. The more direct bookings we receive, the lower we can keep our rates for everyone. *Good for the locals! By booking direct, all of the money you spend on your accommodation gets spent in Cornwall. *Better communication. Cut out the risk of miscommunication from a third party – book us direct. *We don’t release all our dates to online travel agents, so for the most accurate availability, always visit our own web...
Room two’s new en suite

Room two’s new en suite

We’re really pleased to present the new shower room for room two.  Despite its compact proportions, our plumber, Dave, made an excellent job.  He insulated the walls, installed under floor heating, expertly re-tiled the whole room and with clever re arrangement of the loo and sink, managed to give the bedroom a built in wardrobe. Room two is our small double with 4’6″ bed.  The bedroom has a french door to the garden. www.springcottage.co.uk near Truro...
A day at Philleigh Way cookery school

A day at Philleigh Way cookery school

My Christmas present this year was an  introduction to bread making at the Philleigh Way cookery school. The course was excellent, and I came home with a white loaf, a sour dough, a soda bread and a focaccia. Philleigh Way run several different courses from cake making to pastie making.  Check out their web site: Philleighway.co.uk Philleigh Way cookery school is located on the Roseland Peninsular, about a 25 minute drive from Spring Cottage. George our teacher…and the bread I...
An afternoon at Padstow seafood school

An afternoon at Padstow seafood school

Last week I spent an interesting afternoon in Rick Stein’s seafood school watching demonstrations for B&B owners.   Despite cooking breakfasts for years now, I thought a refresher course might be a good idea and I came away with a few nice ideas I’ll be putting into practice at Spring Cottage.  We were even shown how to smoke our own salmon, though I think this may be pushing my culinary skills a bit too far!   The school kitchen was great, fitted with Falcon ranges and tv screens showing the food preparation in close up.   Padstow is approximately 40 minute drive from from Spring Cottage....
Spring is Springing early!

Spring is Springing early!

Spring is always early in Cornwall, but this year, after one of the mildest winters on record, it’s even earlier!  One of our favourite Spring Gardens is Caerhays on the beautiful Roseland Peninsular.  Caerhays has a huge collection on Camelias and is the home of a plant heritage national collection of Magnolias with over 600 species!  Caerhays estate is about a 25 minute drive from Spring...