We love staying at lots of different places around Cornwall…..
As each one has something unique about it that makes each one special. One that we certainly looked forward to was a weekend at Rosehill eco lodges. Situated in the lovely beach village of Porthtowan, Rosehill lodges are the perfect blend between luxury and eco sustainability. John, the owner, has built each of the ten lodges with such high standards which have rewarded them with a Five Star rating as well as the coveted Gold award, putting them at the very top for quality, standards and service.
Upon arrival John was kind enough to show us to our lodge “Wheal Mary” in person. The lodges are all named after Cornish mines. Immediately we felt so relaxed walking through the grounds of Rosehill, with the birds singing in the trees and the gentle sound of the running stream, it was pure bliss.
At the end of the collection of lodges was ours for the next couple of days. It took my breath away. We crossed over a quaint little bridge and stepped on to the impressive decking area with glass rooftop, dining area and giant hot tub. We couldn’t wait to sit out there in the evening relaxing with a glass of wine.
Wheal Mary was the closest lodge to the beach and is only a 5 minute walk to the centre of Porthtowan. It faces out towards the hill top so it was the perfect spot to sit with a coffee and watch wildlife. (That evening we saw a cheeky fox).
John spent time showing us around the lodge and had even left us a lovely hamper filled with Cornish goodies.
The attention to detail of the lodge was incredible. It boasts some impressive credentials. The roof is covered in grass and sedum to improve insulation and help support bio-diversity. The walls are insulated with recycled paper, the floor is lava rock and surfaced with bamboo. Even the cladding is locally sourced larch and the curtain pelmet was reclaimed timber from a shipwreck in Devon.
All the lodges were built by a local business within Porthtowan providing jobs for the locals. John really has thought of everything and is so passionate about reducing the carbon footprint of our planet.
The lodge smelt divine and had a lovely little log burner to set the ambience for the evening.
The lodge has two bedrooms and comfortably sleeps four. The rooms were spacious and felt luxurious, everything you may of possibly of needed was provided making it a really relaxing stay.
You are even given a coffee voucher to go and use at the famous Blue Bar within Porthtowan village which is located right on the beach front.
The lodge has plenty of privacy and there is even a BBQ on the lawn should you have good weather. If you enjoy having a little surf or even beach days the lodge has an outside heated drench shower, perfect to wash off your sandy toes and the salt from your wetsuit. There is even a lockable cupboard for your surfboards or belongings.
Once we had unpacked we decided to take a stroll into Porthtowan and have that coffee at the blue bar. It was a gloriously hot sunny day and so pretty to see all the sea pinks in bloom.
After a bite to eat and a lovely coffee we headed back to the serenity of our lodge. We sat out on our decking with no interruptions from the outside world, just listening to nature. It was so lovely for me and Stu to enjoy quality undisturbed time together.
That evening we tried out the hot tub whilst watching the stars through our glass decking roof. An amazing touch to add those extra special memories to your holiday.
There was so much wildlife to see I lost count of the different types of birds I spotted but unfortunately didn’t catch a glimpse of the regular visiting badgers.
We headed back in and snuggled up in front of the fire. Again something that really helps you to unwind.
I can honestly say we were gutted to leave the wonderful Rosehill lodges.
We truly felt relaxed and as if we had been away properly not just down the road from where we live. John and his team have done an incredible job to make your stay there as special as possible and is somewhere I would return to again in a heart beat.
*we were invited for a complimentary stay for the purpose of a review but all thoughts are our own.