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When is the best time of year to visit Cornwall?

A question locals get asked all the time, and one we confidently answer with September and October. These blissful two months as Summer turns into Autumn are the ideal time to visit this beautiful county. The weather is famous for being incredible over the 8 weeks, with warm days and sunset framed evenings, making it perfect to go out and explore.

The Roseland Peninsula is year round a haven to escape and unwind, but this is especially true of the post Summer period. The traffic experienced in August dies down on both the land and the sea, and it is not unusual to stumble across a deserted beach of your very own. This is also a great time to enjoy the sea both in and on the water. The temperature is blissful for a spot of sea swimming, a particular favourite of the team is Porthcurnick (pictured above), which due to its unusual position is one of the most sheltered bays around.

The local events calendar is also packed with a variety of offerings. Highlights include Looe Music Festival at the end of September, The Little Orchard cider and music festival held near Newquay in mid-September. Closer to ‘home’ and just a short ferry ride away, The Falmouth Beer Festival at the end of October and The Falmouth Oyster Festival in mid – October both draw large crowds to the picturesque harbour town. For all the foodies The Great Cornish Food Festival held in Truro in late September is a must. The 3 days are dedicated to showcasing the amazing Cornish food and drink suppliers, and yes there are plenty of samples!

September and October are also the season for a wide selection of fish and the finest fresh local vegetables, an ideal time to indulge and try some of the local delights. September the 10th will see the return of our popular ‘Easy Sundays’, combining the fantastic South West Coast Path with a hearty Sunday lunch. Every Sunday come and park your car at the hotel and collect a walking map, bottles of water plus a dog treat for your four legged friends, before enjoying some of the miles of coast path on our doorstep. Once you have worked up an appetite return to Rosevine to enjoy Sunday lunch overlooking the sea. Bookings highly recommend for our set Sunday lunch which will commence on Sunday 10th September.

View our Autumn holiday guide HERE

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Top 5 reasons to visit The Roseland

When choosing a holiday destination there are so many things to consider, especially when traveling with a family or dog. Here on the picturesque Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, we believe our quiet corner of the world is the perfect holiday destination for all ages, here are our top 5 reasons why;

Number 1. The Quiet and the calm. The Roseland is an escapists dream, quiet, quaint and largely undiscovered. It is not unusual to stumble across a deserted beach or for a couple of miles not walk past another group of visitors. Turn off the ‘main’ road onto the Roseland and you will instantly feel the stress of everyday life wash away and begin to slow down onto the Cornish pace of life. To utterly switch off from the ‘real world’ and get some much deserved rest and relaxation the scenery, surroundings and the sea here prove an unbeatable combination.

Number 2. The Exploring. Surrounded on 3 sides by water and outlined by the famous South West Coast Path, you could fill up the whole of your holiday right here discovering new spots and enjoying mini adventures each day. Should you wish to go further afield, just a short ferry ride across the Fal River will bring you to the harbour town of Falmouth, full of maritime activity, shops and restaurants. Centrally located within Cornwall there are many places to visit nearby, proving a good base for exploring this beautiful county.

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Number 3. The Water. Nearly everywhere you turn water will be within sight. Beaches and harbours are scattered across The Roseland, endless days spent swimming, snorkelling and fishing await. Clear blue and sheltered due to the unusual position of the peninsula make the water a magnet for activity. Spend the day on a boat, hire kayaks to explore secret spots or learn to fish from the harbour wall. Whatever way you choose to enjoy the surroundings it is sure to be enjoyable quality time together.

Number 4. The Food. A Holiday would not be a holiday without a little bit of indulgence! Al fresco dining, fish and chips by the sea, culinary masterpieces and quirky farm shops, just a slice of things to expect from the food scene on The Roseland. An abundance of fresh ingredients including some of the best fishing in the world has resulted in a concentration of some of the most celebrated foodie highlights in Cornwall.

Number 5. The People. The locals love their homeland, they feel how special it is every day and are constantly in awe of its beauty. Warm welcomes and open arms will greet you on arrival, desperate for you to experience the magic of this wonderful place. We asked a couple of locals to share with us what The Roseland means to them…

“There’s this constant feeling to grow up when you are young. You don’t realise how amazing it is to live every moment stress free. When I look back and reminisce I appreciate those were some of the best years of my life and when you can find a place in which to feel that way again and to be able to look at the world with the child’s eye – it’s beautiful and it holds a very special place. The Roseland is for me that place. A place of peace, a place to unwind, a place without pressure but above all a place to reminisce and if only for a brief moment, just to feel that emotion, that sensation, that feeling of complete freedom, where at that single moment nothing else matters and life feels whole. It might be momentary and fleeting, but it feels real and that for me is the Roseland.” Sean Johnson partner at Philip Martin Estate & Lettings Agents. St Mawes & Truro.

“We love the fact that the Roseland has so much to offer both locals and visitors alike. When it comes to food you can pick up fresh fish, shellfish and homegrown garden produce from Curgurrell Farm, or enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of cake from one of the large number of tea huts and quirky tea vans. Something to look forward to at the end of a long walk along our stunning coastline! Not to mention the great range of unique dining experiences such as our wonderful Woodfired Sessions which run throughout the summer months! The Roseland really is a hidden gem.” Lindsey Thomas from Philleigh Way Cookery School. Philleigh

Considering holidaying in the area? Check out our brand new holiday guides for each season.

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The Rosevine’s Perfect Barbecue

Recipes, ideas and upcoming BBQ nights
May sees the start of the BBQ season – it’s one of ours, and Britain’s, favourite summer pastime!  An opportunity to meet up with friends and wind down after a busy week.  Here at The Rosevine, we take our BBQ evenings seriously, lots of great food, add to that our stunning sea views from the lawn, garden games and of course a cocktail or two, this is what summer evenings are made of.  Come rain or shine we will be British and barbecue regardless.

We have lots of barbecue inspiration for you, starting with our team who have put together some of their favourite BBQ food, and we have a burger bap recipe from our House Chefs, as well as some dates for upcoming BBQ nights at The Rosevine.  Residents and non-resident guests absolutely welcome!

Some of our favourite BBQ ideas:

Jess, Marketing – A great one for all the family, older kids can even get involved in helping put them together, you can’t go wrong with chicken (or any other meat you fancy) and vegetable kebabs.  Or for vegetarians replace the chicken with halloumi served with sweet chilli sauce.

Felicia, Waitress – Originally from Canada, Felicia likes nothing better than the really fun and effective beer can chicken – a real crowd pleaser. A whole chicken resting on a can of beer and roasted in the BBQ, cook until perfectly moist and serve.

Albert, Junior Sous Chef – A great dessert or even breakfast treat, wrap bananas stuffed with honey or chocolate in tin foil and leave to go gooey on the grill before serving with fresh fruit, yogurt, cream or ice cream.

Nicola, Events and Marketing – Using the freshest seafood is perfect for serving up on the babrcue and looks pretty impressive too, like tiger prawn kebabs with garlic and chilli.

Joe, Director – Hailing from South Africa, we love Joe’s simple idea of throwing a large steak on the barbecue, or a “Braai” as it’s known in SA, and opening a lovely bottle of local white wine, served with a dose of British weather!

The Rosevine’s burger baps recipe:

  • Burger baps
  • Ingredients (Makes 10)
  • 200ml warm water
  • 56g soft butter
  • 418g strong white flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 32g fresh yeast or 13g dry yeast / 9g quick yeast

Method

Add the butter, flour and salt to a mixer with a dough hook and mix until combined. In another bowl add the sugar to the warm water until dissolved and then add the yeast and mix together until dissolved.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix at a low speed and once incorporated increase the speed and mix for 5 minutes.

Once mixed, put the dough in a bowl and allow to rise in a warm place making sure the bowl is cling film wrapped to keep in the heat.  Once doubled in size weigh out 90g for each bap and roll in the palms of your hand on the table top and put on a baking sheet. Leave to rise for a further half an hour.  Then egg wash gently and cook in the oven at 180°C for 18 minutes.  Add a tray of hot water to the oven and steam for a further 2 minutes.

Our upcoming BBQ nights:

Our House Chefs serve up a real feast on our BBQ evenings; local meat, seafood as well as vegetarian options, salads and homemade bread.  A real family affair, we have lots of garden games for the children, table tennis, climbing frame and mini football nets on the lower lawn. The BBQ evenings start at 6.30pm.  Join us for our happy hour beforehand, from 4-6pm!

May half term – Wednesday 30th May 2017

Summer holidays – every Wednesday from 12th July to 30th August.