New Awards Take Pride of Place

We’re delighted to tell you we came home with another two awards from the 2015 Cornwall Tourism Awards which are now taking pride of place at Roundhouse Barns. Every year the awards get bigger and better while the competition for the top gongs continues to move from strength to strength. This year we were shortlisted for best self-catering and best bed …

New ceilings complete

Phew! what a few weeks we have had, ceilings down in The Carthouse and The Dairy, plumbing redone, new sound insulation put in and now at last the painting has started. Furniture comes back on Thursday and the first guests to enjoy the newly soundproofed and decorated cottages arrive on Monday! (so there as never any pressure on us to …

Roundhouse Barns Spring Clean Update

Well, after much chivvying of workmen we re-opened our self catering cottages again on Friday 3rd February, with only a minor heating glitch in Cockle, which was sorted by early evening. So that’s three sets of guest that have now enjoyed long weekends in refreshed style and comfort. We still have decorating to do upstairs in the B&B and in …

Monday Morning Workmen Extravaganza!

Today we may have actually beaten our previous total of workmen on site! So, three in the groundworks team, three in the plumbing team, two in the patio laying team, two in the heating team and Paul the painter, that’s eleven.  Oh and a skip lorry has just arrived! Mark disappears off to work shortly and I get left with …

Groundworks nearly complete

We took the decision last October to move our oil tank up to the top of our driveway.  It was far too close to Cockle Cottage for our liking.  We knew it meant a bit of digging up, but little prepared us for the Somme-like conditions of our driveway.  We had a 1 metre deep trench all the way up …

Green energy cottages

“For goodness sake, make sure you hold on Dave” I felt like shouting out to Dave Ewins – our heating “God”.   Having got this far, the last thing we wanted was for Dave to literally fall off his perch.  He has near as damn it replumbed our entire house and for him to go to Plumber Heaven without seeing …

Looking forward to our reopening party

Well, after a huge amount of blood and sweat (not to mention the odd tear or two), we’ve finally done it! Roundhouse Barns opens for the Press tomorrow and for our first set of (paying) guests for 2010 on Friday. We’re delighted with the outcome of the refurbishment work – we hope our visitors will also enjoy the fruits of …

Titivating and tarting up

We are now so nearly there with our refurbishment work. The removal men delivered all our furniture back from storage today.  Despite the lashing rain, it’s all back in place, reasonably dry and in good condition (apart from one door that is slightly damaged). So what’s left then?.. Not a lot really apart from a bloomin good clean.  Paul, our …

The Carthouse ready for decorating!

Well the team have done a great job with the kitchen and bathroom in The Carthouse and today all that is left to do is screw a few sockets back into the kitchen walls now that the tiling is complete. The decorator is due later this week so the end is definately in sight. Hooray! Cockle Cottage is not far …