A fabulous Georgian coastal house two-minutes walk from the beach with just 12 rooms (each a studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartment) an indoor pool, an excellent restaurant and a fantastically family friendly attitude... what more can you ask for?
Parents and former hotel managers, Hazel and Tim bought and refurbished this wonderful seaside house a couple of years ago and have struck the perfect balance between style, luxury and family practicality. Guests have their own key to the front door and their own self contained space so are free to come and go as they please. All of the rooms are bright, airy and decorated in luxurious colonial style, complete with lovely sea views from their private decked terraces or balconies. They boast flat screen TVs, free WiFi and, of course, luxury toiletries and Egyptian cotton bed linen. .
The huge lawned gardens lead to the beach, and are fabulous for ball games, but they also hide a wooden playhouse, a trampoline, a climbing frame with rope ladders and a swing, plus toddler-friendly slides and climbing frame
Along with the large indoor pool and lovely gardens, guest facilities include an elegant morning room and restaurant, both with beautiful sea views, and a cosy family den complete with sofas, flatscreen TV, DVD library, X-Box, doll's houses and cupboards stuffed with lovely wooden toys. The mini kitchens (fridge, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and microwave/combi oven with grill.) in the studios make it easy to knock up meals for minis, but there's also a great kids menu in the restaurant and room service tapas menu for parents to relax and enjoy on their terrace or balcony, if not utilising one of the baby monitors provided for eating in the dining room.
Rosevine studios are perfect for a couple with a baby as cots are provided free of charge. For a larger family, Rosevine's apartments may be more suited as they provide a children's bunk/twin room within the parents apartments.
Just a few minutes walk away is the idyllic Porthcurnick beach which, with its calm waters and long sandy beach, is ideal for building sandcastles, swimming or relaxing in the sun.
The picturesque fishing village of St Mawes is just a few minutes drive (4miles) and has some nice shops, a good deli, coffee bar, fresh fish van (before 10am) and the famous Tresanton Hotel (great for a special meal). There's also a castle and boat trips.
For a kiddie attraction day trip, try Dairyland, Winner of the National Farm Attraction 2002/3. Perfect for animal lovers it has an animal park, bottle feeding lambs, “pat a pet”, pony rides and an assortment of birds and animals. There is also an indoor and outdoor play area, museum of Cornish heritage, a nature trail and a Lamborghini Hay Ride. You can see milking first hand everyday in the best milking parlour you are ever likely to see – it has a domed roof with glitter ball and music!