Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK
Super-stylish apart-hotel by the sea; ideal for family holidays or romantic breaks outside school holidays
It’s a long drive to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in
south Cornwall, but 100% worth it for the quiet beaches, blue seas,
stunning countryside and pretty villages you'll discover. And at
the very end of this peninsula you'll find the welcoming white
facade of The Rosevine, the hotel/apartment cross that's made UK
family holidays a heck of a lot easier and a whole lot more chic.
Yet despite its lovely interiors, there's an unpretentious, relaxed
charm about the place that's perfect for calming post-journey
Owners Tim and Hazel completely gutted the once-chintzy interiors of this grand Georgian house to make it over with fresh, seaside style. And they really thought of everything while doing so. Comfortable accommodation, check. Inviting communal spaces, check. A heated indoor pool and lovely playroom with a train set, board games and kids' films - check! Add to this in-room kitchenettes for preparing snacks, a lovely restaurant, a vast garden with a playground, and a sandy beach a toddle away. Family holiday heaven, indeed - and a great base for couples to enjoy Cornwall's charms in quieter months. But what we really loved about The Rosevine was its small, intimate size, and homely ambiance. Staff are friendly, the vibe casual and relaxed.
Reviewed by Kate Parsons
- Stylish accommodation: studios or 2-bed apartments. All have a reasonable amount of space and many have sea views
- Heaps of kids' paraphernalia to borrow, including buggies, sterilisers, baby backpacks and beach toys
- Beautiful Porthcurnick beach is just steps away
- The restaurant, serving modern British food, tapas, afternoon tea and a kids' menu. Plus there are takeaway options so you can eat in your apartment
- Spoiling for grown-ups: the adults-only lounge has a wood-burning stove and the restaurant is candlelit at night - pack your baby monitor and 'dine out'
- A strict cancellation policy
- Breakfast was disappointing
- The in-room kitchenettes are basic - no hobs, just a microwave oven
- The indoor pool could become crowded in peak season
- A 4.5-hour drive from London and 2.5 hours from Bristol
A step above the usual family-friendly boutique hotel...The Observer