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Glorious Sunshine

Well what a day we have had – absolutely stunning weather – it could have been June. The cleaners had their lunch outside it was so nice. The forecast for the rest of the week is not looking too bad either, considering we are nearly in November. We have just… Read more

Early Bird Discount for B&B 2012

Stay for 3 nights B&B in February, March or April 2012 in either of our B&B rooms for only £249.00


Driftwood awarded a Michelin Star

Congratulations to The Driftwood on a fantastic achievement

Flower Festival a Marvel in Blue Skies and Sunshine

Another glorious day here at Roundhouse Barns, it’s regatta weekend here on the Roseland – Portscatho yesterday and Percuil today – kids races, raft races, sensible yacht races and it seems to us an excuse for everyone to have a few drinks and just have a good time. Certainly Portscatho… Read more


Pasty Making Lessons anyone?

One night vacancy in the B&B coincides with pasty making course.

We did it! Now we are all Gold!

Great news from the Green Tourism business Scheme – we have achieved a Gold award for both B&B and Self Catering Cottages. We had a pretty tough inspection a few weeks ago — they revisit every two years. With the solar panels, the new efficient heating boilers and a whole… Read more


Great news for foodies!

Driftwood Restaurant goes from strength to strength…

Red Kites sighted at St Antony Head

A blustery but fine day yesterday saw us take our two faithful hounds out to St Antony’s Head for a walk along the coastal path to Towan Beach. We were rewarded by seeing a magnificent Red Kite close to Zone Point (the most southerly part of the Roseland Peninsula).  T’was… Read more


Blustery Walk and Litter Collection on the beach

Plastic never biodegrades.

Look dear, a deer, or was it Tigger?

Last week we took our two mutts on an early morning trip to Turnaware Point. About 300 yards on our walk along the old D-Day road, we sighted this huge deer.  It was about 70 yards from us heading towards us up the road.  As soon as it sighted Barney… Read more


Bluebells aplenty around Messack

Barbara and I haven’t been along the beautiful Messack walk for a while now, but decided to head out there earlier today. What a sight…  The woods are bathed with beautiful bluebells.  You literally can’t see anything other than the hue of blue everywhere.  We’re off there tomorrow, (with camera… Read more

Seals sighted off Killigerran Head

Took our two mutts (Barney & Pongo) out to Killigerran Head after yesterday’s changeover (and the royal wedding celebrations). Deligted to report that the seals have returned to the rocks on the north side of Porthbeor Beach.  There were loads of folks playing and BBQ-ing on the beach quite oblivious… Read more


King Harry Ferry on its way to Falmouth

The King Harry Ferry is an iconic part of Cornwall’s history.

Sun is shining and the blossoms out

early potatoes and broad beans are sown


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… Read more

One of the best in the South West – It’s Official

The Roseland-based business Roundhouse Barn Holidays was the proud recipient of a Silver Award for its self catering holiday cottages at the South West Regional Tourism Awards in Torquay last night.  Their business is now officially recognised as providing some of the best self catering holiday accommodation anywhere west of… Read more