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As things begin to thaw, the daffodils are beginning to bloom to signal the arrival of Spring. In honour of these yellow beauties there will be the Daffodil Festival at the 12th century listed church of St Mawgan in Meneage on the 19th and 20th February. The church will be open from 10.30am until 4.30pm both days and is free to enter. Light refreshments will be available including pasties and home made soup at lunchtime and tea and cakes all day.

Perfect for a couple, is this cottage in Mawnan Smith from Helpful Holidays. It’s in a brilliant position for visiting many fine gardens (four within a 3 mile radius) and Helford Passage. Use of owners’ large, extremely well kept garden (table/chairs) full of interesting shrubs, flowers, lily pond and productive kitchen garden carries on the garden/floral theme.

photo of Holiday cottage in Mawnan Smith, Cornwall's Med with 3 stars, sleeps 2