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Fine Weather

Shhh don’t tell everyone but we have just had a fortnight of amazing weather – crisp mornings, had our first mini frost this morning, sunny skies and an autumnal glow everywhere.  Just the weather for a spot of coastal walking on deserted paths and beaches, followed by a retreat to… Read more

Grey Seals are back on the Roseland

After seeing a couple of youngish grey seals a few times now down the lane at Turnaware we headed off at the weekend to the coastal footpath to see if the usual seal colony had arrived. They usually pup  at a small shingle beach  between Killigerran Head and Towan Beach…. Read more


Dolphins in Gerrans Bay

What a wonderful sight as I walked along the coastal path to Porthbean beach – a pair of bottlenose dolphins – they seemed to be catching flat fish on the bottom and then bringing them up to toss them in the air before eating them – it certainly looked very… Read more

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… Read more


Pod of Risso Dolphins Sighted off Lamorna Cove

A pod of more than 40 Risso’s dolphins were spotted just off Lamorna Cove, these dolphins are normally only seen in ones and two’s off Cornwall and then often only by fishermen well away from the coast. The Risso’s dolphin is distinguished by its bulbous head and bulky anterior body,… Read more

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… Read more


Empty Beaches

Porthbean beach last night at 6pm – glorious sunshine and no – one there except me and the dogs and a couple of cormorants drying their wings on the rocks. It was the same the night before at Towan and the night before at Turnaware. There are definately less people… Read more

Summer is coming. First swallows sighted

On the day that it was announced that even Cornwall officially has a water shortage, we spotted the first swallows of the summer. Flying over the fields around Messack in the  late afternoon. Four of them swooped and swerved to catch small insects at dusk. What a beautiful sight. Swallows… Read more


Book your tickets fast for Summer Suppers at The Hidden Hut

Tickets sold out fast last year.  They’ll sell out even faster this year as word has gotten round that The Hidden Hut Team at Porthcurnick Beach cook up a mean meal. Check out the menu by clicking on their website  Everything from lobster and crab to burgers, scallops and… Read more

Generous donations help Cornwall Wildlife Trust

A massive thank you to all of you who made a donation to the work of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust when you booked your holiday on-line with us. In 2011/12 you helped us raise £176 for the work of the Trust.  The donation will go Marine Conservation. So when you… Read more


Roundhouse Barns in the National Finals!

After our success with two Silver Awards in the South West Region we were automatically asked to enter the National Tourism Awards, so we brushed off our entry forms and updated them where we thought we could improve upon the original submissions. With two silvers one each for Self catering… Read more

Pandora Inn Re-opens

What great news. Less than a year after the devastating fire, the Pandora Inn at Restronguet has re-opened for business.  We’re delighted for them all. It’s so nice to have another pub accessible from the river as well as the road.  It’s a glorious place to while-away an afternoon as… Read more


Bed and Breakfast open from 28th February

All painting and decorating work is finally finished and the new driveway lights look fabulous – and are more energy efficient. Just time for a quick tidy and a final spruce up, then the carpet cleaner comes on Monday – ready for B&B reopening on Tuesday 28th Feb. Phew, and… Read more

South West Tourism Silver Awards

Well we finally have time to tell you about the South West Awards. We were overjoyed to receive a Silver not only for the Self Catering, but also for the B&B – so a great night was had by all. It is always so nice to see the Cornish contingent… Read more


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… Read more

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… Read more