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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

Scones, cake, curds etc – it’s the annual St Just in Roseland Show

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


Green energy cottages

“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

Organic Flowers arrive at Roundhouse Barns

Local and Organic is best!


Royal Cornwall Show

An amazing sight…

We’ve entered the Visit Cornwall Tourism Oscars again

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 build their nests

Swallows nest building on the Roseland

Another Sunny day in Cornwall

Well, after a grey weekend the weather in Cornwall has returned to the bright sunshine that we know and love.


Tractor ablaze in neighbouring field

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

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts

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


Birdwatching on the Roseland

Cirl buntings nesting

Looking forward to our reopening party

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


Titivating and tarting up

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

Daffodils aplenty

Camellias flowering since early January