Why you should visit Cornwall in Spring

Cornwall in Spring is a truly magical experience. With the arrival of Spring, the County is awash with vibrant colours and fragrant blooms, making it the perfect time to explore the stunning coastline and countryside. With fewer crowds and milder weather, March is the ideal time to enjoy Cornwall’s natural beauty without the hustle and bustle of Summer. You can take long walks along the beach, go on a scenic hike or even take a dip in the sea if you’re feeling daring!
And after a day of adventure, what better way to unwind than sipping on gin and indulging in luxury? Enter our ‘Hello March’ package! Read all about it at the bottom.
But first, read all about why visiting Cornwall in Spring should be on your bucket list…


 Gardens filled with Springtime beauty

Trelissick Gardens Close to the Penventon Park Hotel In Cornwall

National Trust Trelissick Gardens – 26 minute drive away from us

Spring is the perfect time to witness the natural beauty of Cornwall, as the great gardens burst to life with colourful flowers and greenery, such as giant rhododendrons and fragrant azaleas. In Spring, the vibrant bluebells blanket the rolling hills, creating a stunning sea of colour providing a fantastic photo opportunity. And the explosion of bright blooms and sights of striking wildlife makes taking a stroll through the gardens a must-do whilst visiting. Since Spring brings the sun along with it, you’ll finally be able to feel the warm rays on your face and the warming breeze will carry the scent of the blooming flowers as you walk through the gardens.

Picturesque walks

Godrevy – 24 minute drive away from us

Summer and Winter present different reasons for going on a coastal walk, but so does Spring; Not quite in the busy season yet, so you’re almost certain to have it to yourself, and not cold enough to have to wrap up from the frosty wind. Not to mention the fresh cliff-top flowers that would have only just sprouted, which will be sure to brighten up the view. The warming weather and clearer skies make it easy for you too see miles upon miles of bright blue sea.


Dog walking at Tehidy near Penventon Park Hotel in Cornwall

Tehidy Woods – 13 minute drive away from us

Though there are plenty of woodland and forest walks, we’re going to focus on Tehidy Woods. One of the largest areas of woodland in West Cornwall, covering around 250 acres, it is open to the public for free all year round and has a cafe, picnic areas and picnic area. There are several walking trails throughout the woods, ranging in length and difficulty, that take visitors through a variety of habitats, including various woodlands featuring towering oaks and graceful birches, ponds, and streams. Some trails are dog friendly, and suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The woods are also home to a wide range of wildlife, including birds, bats, and various mammals.
Locals tip: Bring some bird seed and nuts along with you… if you’re patient enough, the birds will eat from your hand and some squirrels are brave enough to take a nut from you! 

Taking the plunge


Porthtowan – 10 minute drive away from us

Though the sea in Spring may still feel like taking a plunge in an ice bath, it’ll be sure to wake you up and give you a huge dose of endorphins. Grab your wetsuit, – or brave it in just your swimming costume, – grab your surfboard – or hire one from most beaches – and surf the perfect waves Spring seem to produce.

Bring your dog

Dog on beach Penventon Park Hotel

Perranporth – 20 minute drive away from us

Dog owners rejoice, not only are we dog friendly but so is most of Cornwall! With an abundance of places to take your dog, you won’t have to worry about finding something the whole family can do. Yes, we’re talking about the dog, since we all know they’re family members too. While most beaches in Summer have dog bans – Spring does not! No need to worry about them getting their exercise in; beaches that seem to stretch on for miles will provide the perfect play place for your furry friend. That, alongside the myriad of countryside walks, you’ll have plenty to do and see with your dog. (Please note, we do not recommend taking your dog on a coastal walk, especially if you’re not used to them due to safety issues!).

Our dog friendly rooms are ideal for travelling with your furry companion, and our welcome baskets are sure to make them feel comfortable. Not to forget our doggy dining ‘Pooch Plates’ menu, designed specifically for not only a tasty meal but a nutritious one too! See our dog page here.

Our Hello March! Package

One night stay in one of our Classic doubles, Superior doubles, Family rooms or our Master suite – each fitted with luxury Noble Isle bath and body products, Cornish loose leaf tea and coffee, crip white linen and so much more

3-course meal from our delectable table d’hôte menu

A custom-made sharing gin boardwe have over 140 gins to choose from!

10% off your first gin and tonic when you choose from your board selection

Full breakfast in the morning

Complimentary access to our Leisure Club
+ Add on a Spa treatment for an additional charge – see our treatment list here

March is a desirable time to stay in Cornwall, so don’t miss out and book now by calling 01209 203000 or emailing – or book online!

Terms and Conditions:
Cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival & payable on arrival. Dinner reservation will be taken upon booking. Not available in Single rooms, Four Poster rooms or our Penventon Suite.


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of Cornwall this Spring.