Roseland Area Guide

Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean and almost completely surrounded by the sea, Cornwall is a great place to visit any time of year. The magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles making Cornwall a wonderful, romantic place that is ideal for a short break as well as a longer visit during the more traditional holiday periods. Why not try one of our cottages in Cornwall for a Spring or Summer Break?

Cornwall is well known as a family destination and an ideal venue for multigenerational family get togethers as there are activities to suit all ages and tastes, including walking, sailing, kayaking and watersports, rockpooling and enjoy a great selection of safe and sandy beaches.

As Cornwall is relatively narrow it is possible to combine surfing on the north coast with sailing on the south coast. Alternatively an energetic days walking could end in one of Cornwall's fabulous pubs, beach cafés or cosy hostelries.

Cornwall is also the location of many natural attractions, including Britain's most westerly point, Land's End. Cornwall also has a multitude of award-winning local food producers and stellar chefs putting the region well and truly on the gourmet map.

Around the coastline Cornwall's maritime legacy is never far away where local fishermen land their daily catch of fresh seafood and tall ships, luggers and ketches unfurl their sails in the Cornish breeze. The natural environment, recognised nationally across the twelve sections of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is accessed by the spectacular South West Coast Path providing walkers with miles of gentle strolls and challenging hikes. And in the wonderful south of Cornwall, fed by rivers from the high moorlands, there are leafy estuaries, fishing villages, beaches, harbours and beautiful gardens that flourish in Cornwall's mild climate.

The Roseland Peninsula is one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall and a wonderful place to visit throughout the year with each season boasting its own delights. Visit us during Spring with camellias, magnolias, azalias and daffodils adorning glorious gardens or in high summer to enjoy the sailing and sandy beaches; visit in autumn for the colours and the quiet and in winter for the bracing coastal walks and dramatic skyline - whenever you decide to visit Cornwall there will always be something to keep the whole family entertained. A whole range of activities is available including watersports, visiting local attractions, excellent coastal walks on both the north and south coasts of Cornwall, some of the best sailing in the country, rock pooling on stunning sandy beaches... and so much more. Please ask us for a free copy of our DVD about The Roseland Peninsula.

Whether you wish to holiday in the bustling harbourside village of St Mawes, picturesque Portscatho or nestled in the heart of the Roseland, Portscatho Holidays will ensure your holiday home fits your requirements perfectly.

Many of Cornwall's historical and interesting attractions are easily reached from the Roseland, including The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan which are both within 30 minutes drive. The cathedral city of Truro is not far away, either by road or via the picturesque King Harry Ferry (voted one of the most scenic ferry crossings in the country) and Falmouth is ideal for shopping and sightseeing (accessible by the St Mawes to Falmouth ferry). Land's End is approx 40 miles away and if you fancy surfing then the popular north coast beaches of Porthtowan, Perranporth and Fistral are only a short distance from the Roseland.