What could be more enchanting than this beautifully styled cabin with its carved African dark wood furniture enhanced by flashes of gorgeously bright colour in the rugs, cushions and bed linens? Well, add a wood-burner to toast your toes and doors leading out to a decked dining-area overlooking a wonderful wildlife lake and you've surely got it all? But no, there's more! A genuine East African safari tent set slightly apart from the cabin and facing out over the water offers the most amazingly unique bedroom for couples who love snuggling up under the warmth of thick feather duvets while gazing out at the water and stars. But truly, Roseland Valley Retreat is the holiday destination that keeps on giving! You have your own meadow with plenty of space for children to play, rope swings hanging from tall, sheltering trees and a fire-pit to gather round as the sun begins to set. There are mown paths through meadows, woods and circling the lake, an outdoor open-air shower (with hot water!) for those who like to feel at one with nature, and thirty acres of lovingly tended farmland to explore. The cabin is a fully insulated, double-glazed timber home-from-home with an unexpectedly spacious open plan living space housing all the comforts of everyday life. There is a super-king size bed and matching carved ironwood twin beds; a spacious kitchen-area with gas hob and oven and fridge with freezer box, and a big, deep sofa and armchairs piled with cushions and set before the warming wood-burner. The shower-room has a double size shower cubicle, wash-basin and proper flushing loo (this is glamping after all!). Outside, steps lead down to the grassy plateau where the lovely safari tent sits peacefully facing the lake, and an outdoor vanity unit with cold running water adds an unexpected touch for those spending the night under authentic African canvas.
If you can drag yourself away from this fabulous place you will find several of the glorious sandy beaches of the Roseland peninsula within just four miles, farm shops selling eggs, honey and local cider, wonderful tree-lined creeks and pretty waterside villages with sheltered harbours, fishing boats and fabulous eating places. The Rosevine and Driftwood restaurants near the harbour village of Portscatho and The Idle Rocks and Tresanton hotels in St Mawes offer fine dining with fabulous sea views, while The Hidden Hut cafe, found beside the coastal footpath at Porthcurnick beach and only accessible on foot, is a lovely place to stop for a snack or to join in one of their summer Feast evenings. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a short drive away, found just outside the lovely fishing port of Mevagissey, with other beautiful Cornish gardens to explore at Caerhays, Trewithen and Lamorran House (open in the summer months) and the celebrated Eden Project is an amazing destination throughout the year.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Gas cooker, fridge, kettle, wood-burner, flat screen DVD player, super-king size bed and twin beds
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to Safari Tent
Bedroom with super-king size bed and open air vanity unit (cold water)
Outside Access to
Open Air Shower-room with shower and wash-basin (hot and cold water)
Please note that during the winter months, between October through to the middle of March, the safari tent bedroom is not available therefore Roseland Valley Retreat accommodates 4 + cot during this time (the pricing therefore reflects this). Please take care with children around the lake.
- Regret no pets
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture, barbecue and fire-pit
- Logs for the wood-burner
The deck area outside the cabin overlooking the lovely lake.
Roseland Valley Retreat is tucked into the woodland and faces over a lake. The cabin and safari tent are just a few steps away from each other.
The cabin is spacious, warm and furnished with beautiful East African hardwood furniture and gorgeously coloured textiles.
The cabin is unexpectedly spacious.
A well-fitted kitchen-area for cooking up some tasty treats.
Double doors open onto a deck area, perfect for al fresco dining overlooking the lake.
A lovely spot for toasting your toes!
There's a full size gas hob and oven.
There are two single beds and a superking size double in the cabin and a flatscreen DVD player too (there is no TV signal here).
The superking bed.
A lovely lampstand made from a tree trunk.
The shower-room in the cabin.
A big shower cubicle and drench head shower.
Steps lead down to the romantic safari tent overlooking the lake.
The safari tent is tucked under a magnificent oak tree and has a wooden deck to the front.
A beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the nature all around.
The safari tent bedroom is super romantic!
What a treat of a view. Waking up with the sound of nature all around you.
The safari tent has a big comfy bed and can offer two feather and down duvets to make it nice and cosy.
The outdoor vanity unit for the safari tent.
This little bridge crosses the stream to a large meadow with plenty of space for children to play.
The Owners have though of everything. You even have your own football goals!
There is a firepit area here too.
And a picnic table and barbecue.
The bridge from the playing meadow back to the safari tent and cabin.
Looking towards the cabin from the bridge over the stream to the meadow.
There are 30 acres of land for you to explore with mown paths through wildflower fields.
There is even a swing or two on the various walks around Roseland Valley Retreat.
Take a stroll up to this hammock and spend the day enjoying peace and tranquility!
You can even take a walk up to this picnic bench positioned at the top of the valley to take advantage of the lovely views.
You may even have some feathered friends join you whilst exploring the 30 acres.
Looking back towards the safari tent.
The lake has a mown path all around, and similar paths are mown across the fields.
The lake is full of fish and attracts a huge variety of wildlife....even the occasional deer!
The oudoor shower-room...perfect for sluicing off sand after a day at the beach.
The outdoor shower has hot water...no need to freeze just because you're showering al fresco!
The cabin from the parking area.
This is glamping with bells on!
The view from the deck of the safari tent.
Looking up towards the cabin from the playing meadow.
You can see the safari tent to the left and the cabin to the right in the photograph, overlooking the lake.
The fabulous deck overlooking the lake.
The safari tent is peeping through the woodland to the left and the cabin to the right - a most special place to stay.