Lazy afternoon lounging and laid-back dining at the Roseland Peninsula’s ‘big house by the sea’ feels like spending the day at a close friend’s … when that friend happens to have a pro chef in the kitchen and eye-popping bay views from their dining room.
The Rosevine‘s friendly vibe starts the moment you enter this seaside bolthole: it’s more home-from-home than highbrow hotel as you head through the cosy hallway to the sitting room – rather than via a lobby to the lift.
It won’t take long to settle in and put your feet up – especially when the welcome includes a bottle of Moët to soothe away any remaining travelling tension.
Friendly staff and beachy decor boost relaxation levels to an all-time high at this Georgian abode, so sink into a sofa in the grown-ups-only drawing room (there’s a packed playroom too), take a dip in the indoor pool or linger on the lawn.
Sea-air seekers might head for a stroll down the nearby South West Coast Path, while ocean explorers can saunter to the beach – safe and sandy Porthcurnick is just a stone’s skip away, perfect for rockpooling and cove-discovering.
The head chef and his kitchen crew craft an à la carte offering that rewards fresh-faced adventurers and stay-at-home sorts alike. Starring an abundance from the local larder, dishes such as roast Cornish hake with noodles or cauliflower and smoked Peninsula cheddar tart with roasted onions, Skinner’s ale and tomato chutney offer full-bellied satisfaction before sweet slumber calls from one of the house’s boutique apartment-style spaces – a far cry from identikit hotel rooms.
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