Rose-in-Vale Country House Hotel
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... one of the more challenging Cornwall circuits. Hopefully the sound uploads with the clip so you get to hear the commentary in the back seat along the way. We shot this Saturday on the way south to Lamorna and Logan's Rock. Since then I've had some even more challenging drives but this one's not bad. ...
... the incredibly rich history which in this instance you stumble right into. We finished off our Saturday by wandering down the street and stairs from Sam's Place into the St Ives night life. It was quite humid and music from different pubs floated into the streets as we mingled with the locals and tourists. One band playing at a pub on the waterfront looked and sounded like a punk new wave revival from the seventies with musos looking the same vintage which made me feel quite at ...
... villages such as Chysauster, an Iron Age settlement originally occupied almost 2000 years ago.
Our next stop was the historical & medieval castle of St Michael's Mount dating back to the 12th century, previously a Benedictine Monastery, fortress, a port & family home. Here our fitness level was tested, at least 500 very steep steps over rugged terrain, but well worth it.
Our last stop for the day was Land's ...
... which meant I had a double babycino. It was then time for a drive to Zennor, a tiny village on the west south coast, south of St Ives. We wandered around St Senara's Church, which features a barrel vaulted ceiling fashioned like a ship's keel and the Mermaid Chair inspired by a local legend of a chorister being lured to sea by a mermaid attracted by his beautiful singing. Paradoxically, the legend was ...
... s Flagship Restaurant at Padstow. We were not disappointed.
Our base for the next 3 nights is here in Falmouth where we have just arrived & now we plan to do a brisk walk to burn off some of those calories put on after our lunch.
xxWin & Maureen
p.s. Thank you Tess for your note - our love to everyone.
pps. Lucy thank you for your lovely Confirmation photo.
& thanks to everyone else, it has been great to hear from so ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rose-in-Vale Country House Hotel Mithian
Ein echte Erfrischung
Ich kenne die englische Küste wie meine Westentasche und halte mich normalerweise nicht mit diesen Seiten über Bewertungen auf. Allerdings muss ich an dieser Stelle das Rose- in Vale loben, in dem ich gerade erst 4 Tage gewohnt habe, ein wirklich entspannender und eleganter Ort. Angefangen vom Standardzimmer bis hin zur erstklassigen Küche und allen dazwischen liegenden Punkten würde ich wirklich Schwierigkeiten haben, irgendwelche Makel zu finden. Da ich auch regelmäßig geschäftlich unterwegs bin, kann ich behaupten, dass man ein solches Schmuckstück sehr selten findet. In dieser schnelllebigen Welt ist das Rose-In-Vale noch eine echte Oase.
We only stayed one night of a planned three at this hotel. Like a previous reviewer we stayed in reputedly the best suite in the hotel which, like the rest of the hotel, was in urgent need of an up-date. We had read of the 'fine furniture' in the hotel but the suite was furnished very cheaply (and a long time ago by the look of it), the furniture in the sitting room was a vision of pink dralon enhanced by the piece of wood being used to prop one of the windows open. The dreadful corridor running between the dining room and kitchen has been mentioned, not a welcoming sight after a long journey and not enhanced by catering tables being stored under the stairs leading up to the best room in the house and the profusion of artificial plants and flowers everywhere.
Having spoken to the hotel and read some positive reviews, we spent our anniversary at Rose in Vale. The setting is picturesque and externally the house fits in beautifully. Our greeting at reception was mechanical. No welcome, just asked us to fill in forms, shoved the key in our hand and left us alone to find the room.
A real tonic
I am a 'well travelled' visitor to UK shores and do not normally bother with this type of review site. However on this occasion I am happy to recommend the Rose- in Vale having just spent four days at this most tranquil and refined venue.
From the standard of accomodation to the excellent cuisine and all points between, I would find difficulty in faulting this hotel.
As a frequent business traveller, I have rarely discovered such a gem. In this fast-paced world, the Rose-In-Vale is a true oasis.
Just returned from a very pleasant 4 night stay at the Rose-in-Vale hotel.
One of the most nicest country hotels
I recently had the pleasure of spending a long weekend at the Rose In Vale. Tucked away in a secluded valley, in its own beautiful mature grounds with a charming georgian manor house as its centre, the Rose In Vale is simply a gem. The staff were friendly, our room was spacious and well presented and the food was well worth staying in for. The hotel is well located between Truro to the South (well worth a visit) and the rugged North Cornwall to the North. If you need a break from the stresses of daily life, I can think of nowhere better to unwind.
The managers have great raw material to work with, however, our overall impression after a four night stay was one of distinct average-ness. The earlier reviews paint a favourable portrait of the hotel, but our experience did not live up to expectation. The room was fine, but we had to ask for the bathroom to be 're-cleaned' as it had not properly been attended to (found debris from previous guests still on the floor). We ate dinner there on the first evening, but the food was nothing special and verged on the bland. There was no overall supervision of the breakfast room which meant that guests were having to point out to the waitresses when items need replenishing. The cooked breakfast was fine, but on one occasion my husband requested a poached egg on toast - when it came it was almost laughable in presentation and quality - Gordon Ramsay could have had a field day. One evening in the bar we overheard the manager discussing with other guests the overwhelming expense involved in running the hotel, which we felt was entirely inappropriate and reminscent of Fawlty Towers.
An Oasis of Calm in Beautiful Cornwall
My wife and I have been using this hotel for 22 years, initially with our children and more recently on our own. We have seen the hotel develop its facilities to a high standard without losing the charm and historic character of this old Mine Captains house.
Lodged in its own secluded valley complete with stream and duck pond the hotel provides an oasis of calm for its guests. The owners and staff welcome you almost as house guests but maintain a level of service that is above average for this class of hotel.
The food is really excellent and exceeds the quality of some so called top London restaurants. On the whole the hotel has remained a well kept secret but the time has come to share the experience with others.
Perfect romantic retreat
I was married at this hotel in April 1998, and booked a surprise for my husband to celebrate our anniversary in April 2005. On arrival the hotel gave us a free upgrade to a suite, and upgraded us to a free dinner on both nights too. We also had an anniversary card, chocolates and fresh flowers as an anniversary gift - and all the more surprising and delightful as the hotel had changed hands since our wedding!
Nothing is too much trouble for Mr and Mrs Thomas and their staff, and the hotel is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are a good size, with extremely comfortable beds and lovely country house decor, and the food is excellent. The location also cannot be beaten. If you are looking for a romantic retreat the Rose-in-Vale is perfect.
Tucked away in a small valley, down a country a lane in the rolling Cornish countryside, The Rose In Vale Hotel must be one of Britain's best kept secrets. This privately run hotel is a Georgian country house hotel with a sympathetically constructed purpose built extension that provides additional bedrooms and a fine restaurant. There are extensive grounds with beautifully manicured flower beds.