Steal a march on spring at the Talland Bay Hotel in Cornwall
Spring classically arrives earlier in Cornwall than the rest of the UK, and has been declared as ‘sprung’ with the first magnolias now in bloom. Make a beeline for some of the county’s top gardens and enjoy a ‘Spring Spectacular’ break at the Talland Bay Hotel.
Set on the sheltered south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Polperro, the Talland Bay Hotel boasts a collection of sculptures and rare ornamental plants in its landscaped grounds, offering a tranquil retreat where any early spring sunshine can be enjoyed in full.
Nearby hot spots for enjoying the magnificent spring blooms include National Trust gardens at Antony House, with Repton designed grounds boasting bountiful camellias and magnolias; Mount Edgcumbe, renowned for its collection of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; and Lanhydrock; as well as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, home to a National Collection of rhododendrons and camellias, and Caerhays, home to a Plant Heritage National Collection of magnolias containing over 600 species, and the new Red Centurion, specifically bred to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Rhododendron Society in 2017.
Visit in April to soak up the joys of spring at the UK’s first flower show of the horticultural year, the Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc House near Lostwithiel (1-2 April). Visitors can revel in a riot of colour afforded by the spectacular displays of camellias, magnolias, daffodils and rhododendrons, as well as exploring stunning show gardens and enjoying the best Cornish food and drink.
Savour a visit to the Cornish coast with the Talland Bay Hotel ‘Spring Spectacular’. The package costs from £425 per couple and includes two nights’ accommodation with three course dinner in the two AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant on both nights and full Cornish breakfast (saving 28 per cent on standard DBB rates). Valid until 30 April 2017.
Recent accolades for the Talland Bay Hotel include taking Silver in the ‘Small Hotel of the Year’ category at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016/17 and Gold in the Taste of the West Awards. This is in addition to being awarded four Stars and two Rosettes from The AA.
For more information, visit tallandbayhotel.co.uk, for best rates and to book the ‘Spring Spectacular’ call 01503 272667.