Roseland Valley Retreat


Roseland Valley Retreat is a hidden gem, tucked away in a secluded, peaceful valley in the picturesque rolling countryside of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Acres of countryside with paths mown through the valley and fields are an amazing place for children to explore and play. The open-plan lodge has plenty of space with a wood-burning stove if the weather is not tropical. The safari tent covers a romantic 5' bed and has wonderful views of the lake, the perfect place for parents to relax while the children can sleep peacefully in the lodge 10m away.

Tregony is often known as the gateway to the Roseland Peninsula, and ...

has a great pub and shop, however you will probably spend your holiday exploring the rest of this stunning corner of Cornwall. St Mawes is one of the most exclusive traditional villages in the Country, with a wealth of activities within close reach. Historic Castles from the era of Henry VIII, glistening blue waters, bustling beaches, Cornish Pubs, award-winning restaurants, amazing coastal walks, ferries to different locations, little motor boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, all available for rental. (During the season) The Roseland peninsula has a huge variety of places to explore, there are many beaches, some with golden sands, some with shingle, all with a splattering of rock pools, there are secluded coves, towering cliffs, and the famous lighthouse at St Anthony. (Fraggle Rock for everyone of a certain age!) The artists' haven of Portscatho is also well worth a visit, try to book in at the Hidden Hut for some amazing al fresco dining above the stunning Porthcurnick Beach or try either of the 2 excellent pubs in the village, the Plume of Feathers in the Square or The Standard Inn at the top of the hill. Veryan is in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula and is only a short drive or a nice walk from the stunning Carne and Pendower beaches. The village itself is most famous for the stunning thatched roundhouses at each entrance to the village, there is a quaint village shop, a lovely pub and a picturesque village green and duck pond. Form Veryan it is well worth a visit to the traditional fishing villages of Portloe and Portholland, West and East, they are nestled above stunning little beaches and harbours and the coastal walks from both are amazing.

Ground floor only: Open plan layout with kitchen and living area, a wood burning stove, a 6' double bed, and two 3' single beds, French doors to rear with access to dining table and chairs under the trees on its own deck. Shower room with WC and hand basin. 10 steps down from the lodge is a safari tent nestled on the edge of a lake with 5' double bed, power and a small hand basin. Woodland shower with hand basin.
Outside: Play area with football nets, barbecue area with seating and a firepit, lake with a couple of seating areas around its perimeter, and an island in the middle, acres of woodland and pastures with footpaths mowed through the wild flowers, this natural wonderland is home to a plethora of creatures including guinea fowl, pheasants, and deer.

The Facilities

  • 3D tour

  • Street view

  • Floor plan

  • Useful information

    Friday changeover during the season - flexible during the winter months.
    Electricity, heating, bed linen, and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels.
    A security deposit of £250 will be pre-authorised on your credit/debit card.
    No dogs - Roseland Valley Retreat is situated on a working farm with livestock in close proximity.
    No smoking inside the property.
  • Facilities and Services

    Heat is provided by electric panel radiators, and wood burning stove.
    Electric oven and hob, refridgerator with ice box.
    TV in living room with built in DVD player and a USB stick with a selection of films. There is no TV reception for digital channels.
    There is no WiFi - but there is 4G reception so you can use your phone as a hotspot - depending on your own data allowances.
    Cot and high chair available on request.
  • Parking and Accessibility

    Parking for 2 cars is within 5m of the property and is on a level gravel path to the lodge. There are approx. 10 steps down a gravel path to the safari tent. There are also approx.10 steps down a gravel path from the front door to the woodland shower.
    The main shower room and WC are in the lodge itself.


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Map & Local Area

The village of Tregony is known as the 'gateway to the Roseland'. The exceptionally wide Fore Street is a relic from the days when this was a busy port with traffic to match. Tregony was once considered a town and in the 14th Century it was surrounded by busy woollen mills producing a rough serge aptly named ‘Tregony cloth’. A long time before that, it is thought that the Phoenician and Roman traders sailed here to trade tin. The river was navigable all the way to Tregony bridge, some fifteen miles from the sea, long before the ports of Truro, ...

Penryn and Falmouth grew in importance, unfortunately, the river has now silted up, mainly due to agriculture and deforestation.

Portscatho is a renowned artists' paradise with a plethora of local galleries and painters making the most of the incredible light and dramatic scenery. the village has 2 pubs, both serving excellent food and local ales, there is a well-stocked local shop and a number of cafes and restaurants. The picturesque harbour is full of little fishing boats during the season and local children are often seen leaping off the end of the quay. (on purpose!) One of the most popular beaches is Porthcurnick Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the coast. The beach is popular with families and is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking, and the Hidden Hut offers a fantastic opportunity for first-class catering and awesome "feast nights" all while overlooking the beach. Be sure to book the feast nights on the Hidden Huts' social media pages.

St Mawes is a charming village located on the east bank of the Fal River and is one of the most popular destinations on the Roseland Peninsula. The village is known for its narrow streets, beautiful harbour, and stunning views of the river and the surrounding countryside. The village is home to several art galleries, shops, and restaurants, as well as a range of water-based activities, such as sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. One of the most iconic local landmarks is St Mawes Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by Henry VIII to defend the coast against French invasion. The castle is now open to the public and offers breathtaking views of the river and the sea. There are 2 beaches in the village, both are family-friendly, Summers Beach is just passed The Idle Rocks Hotel and Tavern Beach which is nestled under the world-renowned, Tresanton Hotel. St Mawes is a haven for watersports, it is a vibrant yachting anchorage and the sheltered waters are just perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking and dinghy sailing.

Veryan is a charming village located on the Roseland Peninsula. This picturesque village is a popular tourist destination thanks to its idyllic location, stunning natural scenery, and rich history. One of the most notable landmarks in Veryan is the collection of five thatched roundhouses, situated at each entrance to the village, these unique houses were built in the early 19th century and are a rare example of traditional Cornish architecture, It was thought that the round shape would guard the village from evil as there were no corners in which the devil could hide! Visitors to Veryan can also enjoy exploring the nearby beaches and coastal areas. Carne Beach and Pendower Beach are two popular options for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The South West Coast Path is within a mile of Veryan, offering hikers and walkers the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the coastline. For those interested in history, Veryan is home to several ancient sites, including the Carne Beacon and the Round Table, which are believed to date back to the Bronze Age. There are also several shops and restaurants in Veryan where visitors can indulge in local Cornish cuisine, including fresh seafood and traditional pasties. Additionally, the village has a pub, The New Inn, which is a great place to enjoy a drink and soak up the local atmosphere in this charming and tranquil village that offers visitors the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply relaxing by the beach, Veryan has something to offer everyone.

It is well worth taking a trip on the St Mawes Ferry, these iconic little blue craft shuttle between St Mawes and the town of Falmouth on the west bank of the Fal River. The ferry is a great way to see the river and the surrounding countryside and offers stunning views of the coastline and the sea, especially out of season, there are regular sightings of dolphins.

The Roseland Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is known for its stunning coastline, hidden coves, sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs. The area is home to many charming villages, each with its own unique character and history.