Summer is Coming… but it’s not all about the beaches!

Summer in Cornwall isn’t all about lazing on beaches, clifftop walks and exploring gardens – although they are all pretty tempting! Here are some of our tips for the best pace to visit to broaden your mind and have some fun while you are here… Discover a World Underground Mining is an important part of Cornish Heritage, recently popularised in …

Spring has arrived in Cornwall!

Finally, the evenings are gradually getting lighter again, which can only mean one thing…spring is just around the corner. And what’s more, with Easter at the end of March this year, we’ve got plenty of space in March and April for the perfect spring break on the Roseland Peninsula. Let’s be honest, Cornwall is a great place to be all …

February Gardens in Cornwall

Cornwall’s gardens are bursting into life with spring flowers and shrubs. Look out for swathes of golden daffodils, snowdrops, glossy leaved camellias, the first of the rhododendrons and azaleas and the glory that is a magnolia tree coming into flower. Here are our favourite gardens to visit in February. Glendurgan Garden, Nr Falmouth 21st & 28th Feb Enjoy the tranquility …

VisitEngland ROSE Award for Roundhouse Barn Holidays

We’re delighted to announce we’ve received a ROSE Award from VisitEngland! ROSE stands for Recognition of Service Excellence and the awards are designed to showcase those establishments that provide the warmest of welcomes; places where the owners really know how to delight their customers, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation. We’ve been running our B&B and …

What makes the perfect romantic break?

Cornwall is a beautiful setting for a romantic weekend away with your loved one. From sunset walks along the beach, to sumptuous meals, to taking time to explore the hidden gems the peninsula has to offer, the Roseland is the perfect location for your romantic getaway. While we all have different tastes, we believe there are certain elements which go …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Green Woodpeckers, house martins and sparrows, its been a noisy summer!

The Green Woodpeckers keep appearing on the grass by Cockle Cottage, staying a while and then heading off to do some tree knocking!. The House Martins are nesting next door at Commerrans Farm – my what noisy birds they are swooping and screeching all day in search of flies. The sparrows usually nest in our hedge by the front door …

Cornwall has started to bloom

Well it’s a little bit later than previous years but we do now have daffodils aplenty down our driveway and the snowdrops are poking their heads out too, so it feels a little as though spring is on its way…… Further afield at tThe Lost Gardens of  Heligan they report acacia and witchhazel flowering and like us they have buds …