Our Week in Cornwall - Part Three - Seraphina

January 15, 2017

After our stay in Mousehole, we moved up the coast a for a stay on the Roseland Peninsula. It's somewhere I've wanted to visit for a long while, hearing great things about St Mawes and the pretty coastline surrounding it. Luckily for us there was a brand new Unique Home Stays property in that area, a chocolate box thatched cottage named Seraphina and wow she was a beauty. 

We struck gold with this cosy cottage, the perfect place to spend a few January days. Very English and traditional looking from the outside but the teal coloured front door hints at something more artsy hiding behind it.  

We arrived on a damp Friday afternoon to a roaring fire, a bunch of scented Cornish daffs and a homemade cake by Jane the owner. It was the perfect welcome and we instantly felt at home. The photos of the living area online were what sold the cottage to me and it looked even better in real life. I loved the white washed beams, the huge stack of logs and the deep navy and copper accents. You can tell that the owner's must have had real fun putting this all together especially now it's been featured in magazines. It was styled yet homely, cosy in the winter months and I'd imagine all bright and airy in the summer. 

We spent our first afternoon and evening by the fire, barely leaving the squidgy sofas. The cottage had a smart TV with all the accounts you could imagine to watch things on, Amazon, Netflix etc. We chose Netflix and hunkered down to start a new series. Designated Survivor which pretty much became the general theme for our stay here! 

Coming from the compact fisherman's loft in Mousehole this cottage suddenly felt huge to us! And it was, a large living area, big separate kitchen next to it and bedroom upstairs. It even had a garden. It's the kind of place you'd imagine staying in for a week or even longer as there is so much to explore nearby. We wish we'd have had longer there {and for it to have been summer to go from beach to beach}. It also allows up to two dogs if you've got four legged friends to bring away with you, they'd LOVE all the fields and beaches nearby.

The bedroom felt Moroccan inspired and staying in a super-king always feels like such a luxury. White washed walls and floors will always get my vote. The cottage is set on a rural lane and we were amazed at how quiet {and dark} it was at night, country living at it's finest!

We were spoilt with little luxuries like fluffy hotel style robes and toiletries to use during our stay. 

We made good use of the kitchen, again SO pleased to be away from our temporary kitchen building site! We cooked up a storm both nights {including a memorable delicious prawn linguine}. Just writing this I miss those cosy cottage days where we both could be as lazy as we liked and just take our time cooking yummy dinners together. 

The kitchen backed onto rolling fields, and I took note when the owner's said that in the Spring they're full of lambs!! The dream. 


Even the bathroom looked out over the fields. 

{Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183}

We were excited to discover a secret part of the garden we didn't know was there and wished it was the weather to sit out. In the summer it would be a dream to have a BBQ, sit out and then walk to the beach for sunset. 

{Look at this summer scene!! : Images © Unique Home Stays www.uniquehomestays.com +44 (0) 1637 881183}

On the Saturday we decided to go exploring and headed down the road to St Mawes to catch the ferry across to Falmouth. More on this in the next post but that whole area is so so gorgeous. We then shamelessly came back mid afternoon and got straight back into Designated Survivor, finishing the whole thing in the two days we were there! If January isn't for snuggling up to watch back to back episodes of a new boxset then I don't know what else it's good for. 

On the Sunday morning we woke up early and headed across the fields to the beach just a fifteen minute walk away through the countryside. We truly loved our stay at Seraphina and I can't wait to plan another trip back to Cornwall in the warmer months. More photos with our adventures around the Roseland coming up next.

You can find more on Seraphina at Unique Home Stays here.  

R <3 xx

{I was a guest of Unique Home Stays but it's a company I've loved for years. As ever all opinions are my own}.

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