Things to do
Roseland boasts some charming beaches that are dotted along its rugged coastline. Tranquil Pendower Beach is perfect for a spot of sandcastle building – and an invigorating swim in the sea. Kayaking could see you uncovering secret coves. But if you’d rather let someone else do the work, set off on a guided tour – or book yourself onto a private fishing trip.
When in Roseland, walk along the harbour-side in St Mawes until you reach the headland. Here stands the castle – a fortress built by Henry VIII to protect southern England from invasion. Climb up to the top of the keep and gaze out to sea – you should spot its sister fort, Pendennis Castle, standing guard across the estuary. A small, but nonetheless impressive landmark can be found a short way along the coast in St Just in Roseland – a remarkable village church set in tropical gardens beside the river.
Your exclusive hotel in Roseland is ideally placed for exploring more of southwest Cornwall. You could take the ferry from St Mawes over to Falmouth. This buzzing seaside town is home to quirky boutiques, galleries and the award-winning National Maritime Museum. Or pack a picnic and take a boat up the Fal Estuary to Trelissick. This idyllic country estate boasts wonderful views up the river and has miles of grounds, gardens and woodlands to explore.