Five reasons why you should stay in Cornwall this Autumn

There is a magic in Cornwall in autumn as everything is relaxing and changing all at once; the colours, the sea, the landscape and the trees gently losing their leaves. It is a time of change and letting go….what better time to come to relax and unwind? Here are our top five reasons for enjoying autumn in Cornwall… 1. Summer …

Our favourite things to do in September

The summer crowds are gone in September which gives¬† visitors the chance to explore a calmer Cornwall and visit popular places with less people. You could visit the foodie destination of Padstow or the cultural haven of St Ives, both around 45 mins drive from us. Here are our favourite things to do in September: On the 9th to the …

A Sunny Summer Weekend

It’ s been a busy weekend at Roundhouse Barns but we have still managed to find some time to enjoy the glorious sunshine. It was a busy day Friday with changeovers in all three cottages and the B&B, so finally at 5.00pm Barbara left our B&B guests enjoying their cream tea and the sun on their patio whilst she took …

December on The Roseland

Need a little break before the Christmas parties start or just want to do your Christmas shopping somewhere different for a change? Where better to relax and recharge your batteries than the Roseland? Just think of blustery cliff top walks, checking out the grey seals and migratory birds, then stopping off in a cosy Roseland pub – all log fires …

Our Favourite Beaches on the Roseland

The Roseland has some of the best beaches in Cornwall. Think crystal clear waters, soft sand beneath your feet and stunning views at every turn. There are plenty of beaches to chose from locally, let a lone venturing further afield. It all depends what you want from your day at the beach so here are just a few thoughts:- St …

Cornish Gardens to See in Spring

The Gulf stream ensures that spring comes early to Cornwall. The best time to visit the gardens is between March and May,when everything is fresh and lush with vibrant colours.   The Lost Gardens of Heligan Our personal favourite is The Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most popular gardens in the UK. There is just so much to …

Shark and Jellyfish Season!

Just a very quick blog to tell you that not only have we seen basking sharks and barrel jellyfish in Gerrans Bay already this year, Barbara also spotted a blue shark only a couple of hundred yards offshore. Blue sharks are quite rare in our waters and usually stay well offshore, but this one was chasing a shoal of mackerel …

A Beautiful Roseland Walk

Straight out of the gates of Roundhouse Barn is a beautiful walk down to Turnaware Beach. Turn right out of our drive and follow the concrete road all the way down. On your left are amazing views across the Fal River – look out for Feock, Loe Beach and Mylor and see the docks and Pendennis Castle at Falmouth. Early …

Record number of grey seals

Our usual colony of grey seals who come ashore to breed on a small beach near Towan started arriving in mid November and last week I counted a record number of 27 hauled up at low tide. – Last year the maximum was 16 and then after the local paper printed an article about them warning people to stay away …

Whats flowering this month?

Here are the first three Camellia to flower at Trewithen garden this year. A hybrid (Camellia ‘Yoimachi’), a japonica (Camellia japonica ‘Yuki Haki’) and a williamsii (Camellia x williamsii ‘November Pink’) all in flower in mid January! Also in flower is Daphne bhoula ‘Darjeeling’ Originally from the Himalayas, this plant came from a seed collected in Darjeeling and planted at …