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The Carthouse ready for decorating!

Well the team have done a great job with the kitchen and bathroom in The Carthouse and today all that is left to do is screw a few sockets back into the kitchen walls now that the tiling is complete. The decorator is due later this week so the end… Read more

Aerial acrobatics indeed

Last week, Justin, our trusty steed, said that we would be flyin’ by Friday.  How right he was.  The aerial acrobatics were fantastic, but even better than that, we had the entire barns to ourselves for the first time since mid-November.  We’d genuinely forgotten how peaceful and tranquil it is… Read more


Tilin’, groutin’, kitchen fittin’… next week we’ll be flyin’

While we were away in London getting Mark’s coccyx cut off, Justin was left here to man the refurbishment-fort at Roundhouse Barns. It’s typical isn’t it…  the moment we leave, Justin hits problems with other things that need putting right before we can take the next step forward.  This time,… Read more

Daffodils Aplenty

Well we are back in Cornwall after Mark’s operation and its a joy to see all the daffodils out in the hedgerows and gardens. We have snowdrops and primroses as well. We do seem to have missed most of the snow but are still getting frosts and in Truro this… Read more


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25% meal deal at The Tresanton

We’ve hooked up with The Tresanton Hotel to offer our self catering guests a wonderful dining offer at their restaurant overlooking the Fal Estuary and St Anthony’s Lighthouse. Guests who book a self catering break with us for the week commencing 2 April will get 25% off the price of… Read more

First fix nearly completed

What a first couple of weeks we’ve had with our refurbishment works. First of all, it was too cold to build our new boiler store – cement will not harden below 5C. Second,  every time  we brought a ceiling down – all planned honest(!), we found electrics and plumbing, that,… Read more


A new pecking order on the ground

Wagtail is a cool character and a bit of a bully…

Works underway despite the snow

In my last blog, I wrote about both the excitement and the trepidation about the refurbishment works we’re starting this winter.  It’s now half way through day 3 and our lovely comfortable cottages have changed beyond all recognition! The wall dividing the lounge and the kitchen in Cockle Cottage has… Read more


Self catering refurbishment works start tomorrow

I write this blog experiencing both huge anticipation and a fair dollop of trepidation. Tomorrow, the much heralded refurbishment in our self catering cottages starts.  We’ve got 9 weeks for Justin and his team of bathroom and kitchen installers to rip out and replace 3 bathrooms and 3 kitchens.  Oh…… Read more

Daffodils are out on the Roseland

Oh yes they are, (sorry still in panto mode here!) a bit later than last year when we recorded our first daffs in the garden on the 14th December, this year the frosts have set them back a bit, but today one has finally flowered. Our Christmas guests have had… Read more


Seals take refuge from the storms

Who’s watching who?

Stunning New B&B bathrooms

Dust, dust and more dust – but well worth it!


Deer in Turnaware woods

Not so timid deer spotted

Roundhouse Barn Holidays scoops Silver Award at Cornwall Tourism Oscars

We’re really proud of our website.  We’ve only got 3 self catering cottages and 2 B&B rooms but almost everyone who visits it thinks it’s great. At Visit Cornwall’s annual Tourism Awards (known rather grandly as “the Tourism Oscars”) on 15 October 2009, we were awarded the Silver Award for… Read more