Come in the Spring and Summer months for the ‘picture postcard’ Cornwall – the county at it’s finest. But if you venture down in the Autumn and Winter, you will have the treat of experiencing the ‘real’ Cornwall without the crowds – deserted beaches, wind-swept cliffs, dramatic storms. There’s nothing quite like storm watching from the comfort of a cosy pub with a welcoming log fire….. and always a warm and friendly welcome from the locals!
The Green Door Cottages are the ideal base from which to explore the stunning & dramatic scenery and beaches of the North Cornish coast.
Short breaks are available for a minimum stay of 2 nights from November to Easter (excluding Xmas & New Year).
Please contact us to arrange a booking.
Atlantic winds bring changeable weathers, so when azure views turn to moody skies you are in for a treat. The air is clean and crisp – the perfect time for walking. Take in the golden hues of autumn, the invigorating atmosphere of deserted beaches, or the fabulous views from the South West Coast Path. And what better way to end the day, than trying out one of the many fabulous local restaurants or simply relax beside a roaring log fire with a drink in hand, at one of our ancient pubs.
We always enjoy excellent bonfire night celebrations here in Port Gaverne and guests are very welcome to join the festivities.
The crowds have gone and the roads, beaches and moorlands are clear. Some of the famous Cornish attractions are open year round.
We often have dramatic storms – coming straight off the Atlantic Ocean. It’s very exhilarating and, from a safe distance, you can enjoy the spectacular sight of massive waves breaking over 200ft cliffs. Winter also sees the pantomime in Port Isaac. By New Year, the first snowdrops are out and daffodils are in bud.
Our temperate climate means Spring arrives early and by February the hedgerows and cliff tops are full of spring flowers – crocuses, daffodils and primroses followed by valerian and thrift. The days are becoming longer and the famous gardens of Cornwall are ablaze with early flowering camellias, magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons. By early April, lambs are taking their first steps on the lush green grass.
Late spring sees the St Endellion Music Festival at the Collegiate Church. The May Day celebrations in Padstow welcome in the Summer by the release of the famous ‘Obby Oss’ – one of the most ancient festivals in the country.