Helston Flora Day 2018 was a brilliant, colourful affair. I'd like to say the day started off bright and sunny, but it dawned grey and dull. Never mind, the day...
It is already January and time to be thinking about your next Porthleven self catering holiday. Spring will soon be here, bringing with it better weather and a wealth of flowers, especially on the cliffs and the hedgerows.
Wild flowers bloom much earlier in Cornwall than in most of the rest of the UK, starting in February when the bright yellow gorse is in bloom. March brings swathes of bluebells to our woodlands and parts of the cliffs, followed in April-May by bright white sea campion and soft pink cushions of thrift, otherwise known as sea pinks.
If you haven’t been to south or west Cornwall before, come and try Porthleven self catering for your 2018 holiday. There are plenty of places to choose from, but here at The #Gables, we are centrally located, just a couple of minutes’ walk to the harbour and also have off-road parking, something of a rarity in the middle of Porthleven. Not only that, but The Gables is #dog-friendly, so if you like walking, then why not bring your dog with you. However, if you prefer a lazy, beaching holiday then #Porthleven has a long stretch of beach, with only the town-end of the beach prohibited to #dogs.
Porthleven Harbour is the focal point of the village and a wonderful place to sit and while away the hours, watching the fishing boats chugging in and out of the harbour. There are many good restaurants and cafes around the harbour, catering for all tastes. Why not visit our favourite ice cream shop, #Nauti But Ice where they sell lots of different flavours of Roskilly’s ice cream as well as cakes and savoury snacks.
Not only does #Porthleven have good eat-in restaurants, but there are two fish and chip shops and just down the road from The Gables, there is a wonderful delicatessen, Number Twelve, that makes pizzas to order.