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 …

Our Five Favourite Cafes on the Roseland

One of the things that makes the Roseland in Cornwall so special are these quirky, individual cafes that have established themselves on or near to our favourite beaches: Melinsey Mill  Tucked away in a valley between Roundhouse Barns and Veryan. There is a beautiful walk along the stream, from behind Pendower Beach. Walk  through Lower Mill and up the hill …

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 …

Peace, quiet & Indian Summer!

Phew the kids have all gone back to school and we have heaved a sigh of relief! We know Cornwall relies on it’s tourists – especially us – but that does not mean we don’t despair every now and again about busy pubs/shops and roads. It reaches it’s peak at August Bank Holiday, but from then on we know peace …

Fabulous Weather

Grr when will the weathermen get it right? We were supposed to have heavy thunderstorms today – well we had one yesterday at 8pm and that was it. Its been glorious again today. Went to the beach with the boys and was sorely tempted to go for a swim but the tide was going out so thought better of it, …

Fine Weather at last

Phew… suffering a bit from a heatwave down here! Its been around 16c for the past week and its all set to continue.The dogs are moulting like crazy and I have an urge to do the summer bedding in pots outside the house. I won’t though as you never know when there might be a frost lurking around the corner. …

Storms Over for now!

Phew it’s definately been quite breezy down here for the last week and there is no doubt some places have suffered from the high spring tides, gusting winds and crashing waves but oh boy do the press like to make a drama out of it all You would think that the whole of the South West was flooded… (sorry Somerset …

Inspections, Inspections, Inspections

Phew,  three hours today with the inspector from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, two hours last week with the Quality Inspector for the B&B and the same a few weeks back for the Self Catering. Pleased to say we have retained our Five Stars and Gold Awards and the Breakfast Award for the B&B. Thursday sees Barbara speaking at a …

Two gloriously Sunny days in a row it must be summer!

Yes, at last two lovely sunny days in a row, sorry Devon you can keep your rain and floods….we are loving the weather we have. Spent a lovely relaxing Saturday evening in the Watch House in St Mawes, good food, plenty of wine, tide rolling in gently, fishermen on the edge of the quay and sun setting over the castle …

National Awards for our business

We’re just about coming down off cloud 11 (that must be higher than Cloud 9 we’re sure).  Why so we hear you ask? Well, we toddled off to Leicester in late May 2012 to the VisitEngland National Excellence Awards.  It was a rather grand affair (hosted by a Viscountess no less).  The evening was to celebrate all that is good …