Heavenly Heligan

Heavenly Heligan

Yesterday the sun was shining and Spring felt like it was Springing so I abandoned the laundry and cleaning and set off for The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It had been years since I’d visited so I felt I deserved a treat. I took our little rescue dog Angelo with me and we spent a good three hours exploring the jungle and then the beautifully restored walled gardens. Finished off with a cream tea in the very nice cafe. Rhododendrons were looking spectacular as were Magnolias. Things seem a little later this year what with the very long hard winter we have had. The garden and story behind it’s restoration were as magical as I had remembered and I promised myself I wouldn’t leave it so long before returning! The Lost Gardens of Heligan are only a 20 minute drive from Spring Cottage B&B. Spring Cottage B&B Truro is listed on B&B...
Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show

With Spring tentatively making a show, our garden loving Spring Cottage B&B guests may like to know that the Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show is being held at Boconnoc Estate on the 7th and 8th April. The CGS Spring Flower Show is firmly established as one of the most widely respected flower shows in the UK. It’s also known as one of the most friendly and inclusive shows and as such it attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over the country. Expect to see over 120 nurseries, brilliant horticultural trade stands and new for this year an Artisan Craft Marquee. Boconnoc is a about a 40 minute drive from Spring Cottage...
Minack Theatre is stunning

Minack Theatre is stunning

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. From above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather and below that, the sea of the Atlantic Ocean. The summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings. Day visitors can explore this world famous open-air theatre created from a cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade. The sub-tropical gardens have become an established favourite, especially for gardeners with a taste for the exotic. The succulent plants thrive on the open cliffside providing an added dash of colour to the Minack all year round. The Rowena Cade Visitor Centre tells the remarkable story of how a girl from Victorian era Cheltenham grew up to build this internationally famous Theatre with her own hands. Visit during the day, explore and relax in our cafe, overlooking the Theatre and soak up the magic that is Minack. From the start of April to the end of October, the theatre is open to day visitors from 9.30 until 5pm, except during ticketed matinee performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and children’s story telling performances which are usually on Wednesday and Friday mornings during school holidays. Matinee performances start at 2pm and evening performances at 8pm. The Minack theatre is located in the...
Best rates for direct bookings

Best rates for direct bookings

Last year we introduced a special offer for direct B&B bookings of 3 or more nights – 5% off. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll continue this offer through 2018 as a thank you to guests who book us direct via springcottage.co.uk Online travel agents such as Laterooms.com and Booking.com charge us very high fees, so we really do appreciate it when guests book us direct. Cutting out the middle man also reduces the risk of miss communication, double bookings and enables us to keep our rates as affordable as possible for everyone. We don’t release all of our dates to the online travel agents, so for 100% accuracy of availability, please check the calendar on our own site. We very much look forward to seeing you at Spring Cottage B&B in 2018....
“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...