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The Roseland by Public Transport

Posted on 30 April 2019

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Yes, you can holiday on the Roseland Peninsula car-free! Indeed, many of our guests do just that. Whether you're planning lots of walking, basing yourself near the beach or just relaxing at your holiday cottage, it's easy to get here and to explore the area. Without a car, the chances are you'll arrive at Truro by train or National Express. Then hop on a bus, unwind and enjoy the scenery.

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Roseland

Posted on 29 April 2019

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Visitors love the Roseland for its beaches and rivers, but there's so much more. If it's raining you could visit a museum, go to the cinema or hole up in a cosy country pub with a pool table, but if you just want a change from watersports here are five ways to enjoy the Roseland without the need to swim.

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Portscatho, Gerrans and Towan: a circular stroll

Posted on 17 April 2019

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Here's a lovely, mostly level stroll between two of the Roseland's lovely sandy beaches. If you're staying in Portscatho or Gerrans it makes a good leg-stretch there and back on the circular route, following the coast path one way and slightly inland on the return leg; but you could easily stroll any part of it. Equally, serious walkers can tack it onto a longer hike on the South West Coast Path. But that's the beauty of a holiday on the Roseland – everyone can enjoy it.

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Focus on the Roseland Heritage Coast

Posted on 2 April 2019

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Where is it? The Roseland is a peninsula in South Cornwall that feels remote yet is easy to reach. You'll find lovely beaches plus countryside, cliffs, creeks, headlands and woods, all linked by miles of footpaths including the South West Coast Path. And lots of fantastic holiday cottages, of course!

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Fed up with the Floral Dance?

Posted on 29 March 2019

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Try a floral walk instead! If you're looking for bluebells and spring flowers in South Cornwall, check out our cottages for walkers.

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Our New Office Open For Business

Posted on 20 March 2019

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A new office and the launch of our charity of the year initiative - it's all being going on down at the quayside in St Mawes... 

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5 Ways to Get On the Water

Posted on 19 March 2019

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There are plenty of boatyards, anchorages, sailing clubs and watersports facilities on the Roseland Peninsula, so whatever your level of ability, with or without your own equipment, travelling solo or in a group, there are plenty of ways to get on (or in) the water.

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Cornwall Cultural Highlights

Posted on 15 March 2019

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From outdoor theatre to traditional cinema experiences, your South Cornwall holiday cottage is the best seat in the house!

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4 NGS Gardens to Visit

Posted on 5 March 2019

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Kitpurva Jude Lynock's coastal garden at St Anthony was originally designed in the 1920s, and although it's been extensively replanted over the past 15 years it retains some original features. A lovely mix of wide lawns, mature trees and newer planting that tumbles down towards the sea and draws your eyes to the horizon. Most areas are wheelchair-accessible.

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A Country Walk with Sea Views

Posted on 1 March 2019

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Slap in the middle of the Roseland Heritage Coast, this walk gives you fantastic views out to sea and into the countryside, and has plenty of opportunities to stop for refreshment. Perfect!

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Favourite Cornish villages

Posted on 18 February 2019

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Much of the Roseland Peninsula's charm lies in how its traditional fishing villages have reinvented themselves to become popular seaside holiday destinations without losing their character.

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Days out in Cornwall: Mining Heritage

Posted on 15 February 2019

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Visitors to Cornwall are bound to come across the county's mining heritage. Whether you visit one of the larger sites or pass old wheelhouses as you walk or drive across Bodmin Moor, or see how ports such as Port Gaverne or Charlestown once handled vast exports of tin, slate and china clay, there's a fascinating history to be found.

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3 Great Gardens of South Cornwall

Posted on 5 February 2019

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Lamorran This gorgeous warren of a garden is right on your doorstep when you're self-catering in St Mawes. Be ready to tackle some steep paths and steps to explore its subtropical planting and Italianate design – with the mild Roseland Peninsula climate and its sheltered position it's rarely troubled by frost. Lamorran is all about tranquility and harmony and it's been featured on Gardeners' World as well as in the top 10 of a BBC 'Nation's Favourite Gardens' poll. What a transformation from the overgrown tangle the current owners took on in 1982. Come and see it! Open Weds and Fri from April-Sept, but groups of 8 or more can book on other days too (handy if you're with a party staying in one of our larger holiday cottages), and under-16s get in free.

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2 More Roseland Circular Walks

Posted on 28 January 2019

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St Antony Head I'm going to share with you one of my favourite walks, right on the tip of the Roseland Peninsula. You get fantastic sea views in the clear winter air; you can also detour to the working lighthouse and the old military fort. It's a Site of Special Scientific Interest with a variety of bird life, including peregrine falcons and curlews. Allow a couple of hours and do get a detailed map or leaflet from the St Mawes Tourist Office. It's hilly but not arduous and there are a couple of stiles to climb.  

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2 Favourite Circular Walks

Posted on 22 January 2019

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Messack Point This lovely waymarked route showcases classic Roseland scenery. You'll go through rolling fields and pretty woodland – with glorious bluebells in season – and alongside a creek, and you can stroll down to the shoreline if you wish. There's a stile to negotiate and one steep hill.

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How to do Cornwall on the quiet

Posted on 18 January 2019

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For many visitors to Cornwall the region's sheer popularity and lively atmosphere is part of the fun. But our clients often look for a quieter holiday experience too, and the Roseland is an ideal place to find it. It's true that in high season the beaches and pretty villages can be busy, but even then there are quieter bays and countryside with sea views, ideal for those who prefer to avoid crowds or noise.

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6 Festivals in Cornwall

Posted on 8 January 2019

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Welcome to Portscatho Holidays! January's the perfect time to dream of that summer vacation and book your South Cornwall cottage, so we've picked a few local events through the year to help you plan ahead. And there are plenty more...

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5 Park Runs in Cornwall

Posted on 4 January 2019

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There's more to the Roseland than beaches, countryside and good food – though that's enough to keep most of us occupied on our holidays! If you don't want to miss your weekend Park Run there are plenty here in Cornwall. Whether you run, jog, walk or all three, it's a sociable and fun way to enjoy the local scenery. Park Runs are 5k against the clock, not against anyone else; they're for everyone, including dogs; they're on Saturdays at 9am and there's coffee afterwards. Just remember to register before your first run if you haven't already, and bring your barcode. See you there!

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