early potatoes and broad beans are sown
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
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
Having been here for 4 summers now, we decided to enter the local Village Show. It’s a combination of all of the good bits of the WI (home baking, veg from the garden) and the lovely relaxed feel and fun of a school/village fete. We decided to enter a few… Read more
“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… Read more
Local and Organic is best!
An amazing sight…
You may remember that last year we entered Visit Cornwall’s Tourism Oscars for Website of the Year. We managed to grab a Silver Award for that. This year we’ve entered the 2010 Oscars for: B&B of the year; and Self Catering establishment of the year. It was a huge amount… Read more
Swallows nest building on the Roseland
Well, after a grey weekend the weather in Cornwall has returned to the bright sunshine that we know and love.
The local farmers have been hard at it recently, ploughing the fields and sowing spring wheat and barley. Imagine then our horror when we see one of our neighbours’ tractors ablaze shortly after 5pm a few nights ago. We thought the worst and that someone might be trapped inside. Fortunately,… Read more
So, the only airport open in the UK recently during the Volcanic Ash crisis was the one down at Mens Pants (aka Penzance). Flights to the Scillies were going albeit intermittently. But the Ash did affect us down here in a couple of ways – not only were our cars… Read more
Cirl buntings nesting
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 –… Read more
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… Read more
Camellias flowering since early January