Self Catering on the Roseland

Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and the St Austell Bay to the east, the Roseland Peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and coastal scenery.


When most of Cornwall is busy, here’s a place you can escape the crowds, especially if you’re willing to swap wheels for feet. The South West Coast Path isn’t as tough here as it is in other parts, country lanes not as busy, but the welcome in pubs is just as warm.

St Anthony Head

Despite being a floral delight in the spring and summer when hedgerows are full of wild flowers, the name Roseland, has nothing to do with the favourite blooms of many an English garden. It actually comes from the Cornish word Ros, meaning promontory. And there’s several promontories to choose from, The Dodman at the eastern end, Nare Head overlooking Gerrans Bay and St Anthony Head at the mouth of the Carrick Roads.

Although only a short drive from St Austell and Truro, its maze of lanes deters many from exploring far from the main centre of population at St Mawes. But those feeling adventurous will soon find themselves driving down narrow lanes to lovely wide-open beaches, staying on out of the way cottages and at using farm shops selling super fresh produce grown in nearby fields.

For more details on self-catering in and around the Roseland, click on the link below.

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