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St Aubyn Estates Cottages

2 May 2019

Spring in West Cornwall

May in Cornwall

​Here are our top 5 activities for your spring visit to West Cornwall​

Vineyard Tour & Tasting, Polgoon

From April - September, join the fantastic team at Polgoon for a guided tour of their vineyard and orchard and get an insight into this Cornish run family business. Learn everything about the production of their wines from vine to bottling and enjoy a selection of their award-winning wine and cider. We would highly recommend picking up a bottle of their very first single estate, single variety Sauvignon Blanc  - which won gold at the Independent English Wine Awards (IEWA).

Cliffside Shows, The Minack Theatre

Born from the idea of Rowena Cade, the Minack is one of the most spectacular outdoor theatres and just happens to be a few coves away from us. From sea shanty songs by local heroes such as Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends, classics such as Pericles performed by Shakespeare's Globe on Tour and family-friendly plays by local theatre company Miracle Theatre.

Garden Activities, St Michael's Mount

The tidal island of St Michael's Mount, in the middle of Mount's Bay has plenty going on throughout the spring and summer, including Garden Tours and Foraging Events. Whether you wish to discover the sub-tropical, coastal garden with one of the team that abseils down cliff faces to plant or join Emma Gunn, wild food expert, along the causeway and on the island to forage coastal treats, you're sure to enjoy what the Mount has to offer.

Foodie Festival, St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Located on the iconic Porthminster Beach, the St Ives Food & Drink Festival hosts a variety of culinary experts, local food and drink businesses, music and entertainment. Expect demonstrations from local, national and international chefs, street food, kids activities, an artisan market, street food and so much more!

Meet the Artist, Cornwall Open Studios 

As you wander through the streets of the towns and villages of Cornwall, you'll be sure to come across a variety of galleries, big and small, showcasing the stunning talent throughout the county. Open Studios, which takes place every year throughout Cornwall, gives you the unique opportunity to meet the artist, makers and creators in their workshop.