Round House East

Truro, Cornwall
+44 (0)1494 774290

Pretty, thatched, perfectly round: a romantic village bolthole with retro touches. Grab flip-flops, leads and run the dogs on Pendower beach


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Standing like sentries guarding the village pub and green below are two whitewashed 1820s roundhouses with thatched roofs and crosses – believed to keep the devil away. Ingenious how everything fits so neatly within the curving walls in this cosy, quirky hideaway that’s full of local art and retro touches.

Step out from the kitchen extension with a morning espresso, park yourself on a lounger and watch the seagulls swoop in the pretty cottage garden. When night falls, soak in the roll top bath, then retire to an enormous bed under a vaulted ceiling.

Bring bicycles, dogs, kit for the beach and walking boots for the South West Coast Path; the Roseland Peninsula is awash with secret coves and seaside restaurants.

Sitting room with wooden flooring

We think you'll love

  • The stylish retro pieces that fit so well in this quirky property
  • Relaxing in the private cottage garden
  • Visiting unspoilt Carne Beach for tea and cakes by the sea
Stylish kitchen with glass dining table

You should know

  • If you’ve got lots of beach clobber you’ll need the car to get to the coast
  • There’s no open fire or wood-burner


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowl, towels and poo bags and a dog's cupboard with treats and toys.

Dogs £25 per stay. Max. 2 (unless by arrangement).

Local beaches are dog-friendly (on leads 9am-5pm, May-October). Coastal path and woodland walks with streams nearby. Local pub is dog-friendly. Vet and grooming parlour nearby.


Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £520
1 Cottage for 2
From £751 bed1 bedroom


This was our first stay at the Round House East and we were delighted with what awaited us - a well appointed, clean and comfortable accommodation that suited our needs, and that of our labrador, throughout our one week stay. We enjoyed sitting in the garden in the afternoon sun as well as staying warmly snug inside when an October storm arrived. Communications with the owner were first class from the time of booking, to receiving clear arrival directions (using the wider of the local roads) to dealing with any queries we had during our visit (good, reliable WiFi, fast enough for our needs).

Angus, Fleet

Full of history , it is beautifully furnished, spotless, comfortable ; great for the two of us and our cocker spaniel. There are spectacular walks along the coast right from the cottage. There are superb restaurants nearby. The owner has some great recommendations on the web site . We loved Driftwood for a special lunch time treat on the terrace. The hidden hut is a hidden gem! The instructions to find and open the cottage were faultless. There is helpful information in the cottage, including photos of the path to the beach . We couldn't have asked for more. We will be back!

Michael, Altrincham

It was lovely to be back at Round House East during these strange times. It’s a very comfortable cottage in a lovely village. We came last year, but this year we did different walks and visited new places. The Roseland Peninsula is a lovely area to explore.

Heather, Berkhamsted

Round House East is lovely, quirky, homely, spacious and very comfortable for 2 people and super dog friendly (although, most important, did not smell of dogs when we arrived so don’t hesitate to use, non doggy people!). Super king very comfortable bed and felt like ‘home from home’. Gorgeous area for walking the coastal path and a 15 minute walk takes you to the spectacular Pendower beach which is dog friendly. Tried many of Ian’s list of pubs and not disappointed with any of them 🙂 The Roseland Peninsula is a beautiful part of Cornwall we had not visited before and we will be back......

Lyn, Worcestershire

We had a lovely relaxing stay at Round House East. It's perfect for two people, quirky but very comfortable, and super dog friendly. Veryan village has an excellent pub and village store 2 minutes walk away, and walking paths from the door. A great stay.

Pauline, Reading

This is wonderful and unique house for 2 (and a dog). The location in a delightful village is perfect. If you like walks this is a fabulous place to start from - all along the coast with great views, beaches and it is relatively unspoilt. The village pub and shop within 3 minutes walk provide all that you need.

Geoff, Cheltenham

Round House East is a lovely property with all the amenities that you could wish for. It’s in a small friendly village with church, pub and local shop. The Roseland Peninsula is a good place to stay, there are coastal walks, gardens to visit and lovely beaches.

Heather, Berkhamsted

Lovely property. A home from home. We had a great stay here. The house is nicely furnished. Plenty of room for 2 people & a dog. Nice village setting with good walks nearby. Pub not far down the hill, serves good food & a friendly atmosphere. Nice village shop, good for essentials. A really good place to relax & use as a base to see more of the Cornish countryside.

kim, essex

quirky, comfortable, well equipped, good pub nearby and excellent position for exploring the area.

john, hereford

Lovely cottage, quirky and fun, very nicely furnished and decorated but also well equipped and comfortable. Beautiful countryside, quiet, very green, near the sea, with good walks and bike rides and not too far from the Camel Trail for flat cycling. We had a great time visiting Trelissick, Burncoose and Caerheys gardens. A quick trip to St Ives provided an interesting cultural experience. Perfect.


We had a lovely time as did our dog! Thankyou & we really appreciated the comfy bed and welcome goodies, not to mention the lovely unique round house. Perfect for coastal walks!

Elizabeth, Lincoln

This was our second visit to Round House East and as before it was brilliant. The house is homely, beautifully decorated with everything you could need and is very dog friendly. The location is great and so close to an amazing beach. I highly recommend this as somewhere to stay - we will be back!

Karen, Anglesey

We had a 3 night break at this wonderful cottage which was both quirky and really very well appointed. Nothing was lacking and the welcome pack was a good indicator of the quality and thoughtfulness which had gone into making the round House an ideal location to explore the surrounding countryside. We hope to come again.

Paul, Malmesbury Wiltshire

This is a wonderful place to stay we have now been 5 times and at various times of the year. It is furnished to a high standard and has some excellent places to eat / visit nearby. There are several ways to get to the beautiful beach at Carne which allows dogs all year round. Anyone visiting will not be disappointed.


We've just had a week in the cottage, and couldn't have found better self catering accommodation if we tried. The cottage has everything a couple could need, especially for a wet and windy week. Very comfortable, in a great location and very close to the good village pub. Personal opinion: What lets down self catering accomodation in the main, is the cheapness of the fixtures and fittings. It was not the case here, all very good, even down to the non stick frying pans, that are, and toilet rolls that don't need multiple sheets!!! Both benchmarks, in my view, of a thoughtful owner.

Fred, Irthlingborough Northants

We have just returned from a wonderful week at Round House East. A lovely unusual quirky cottage in a beautiful village. Many thanks for the bag of goodies, wine etc. all enjoyed. It is very spacious for a 1 bedroomed cottage, intriguingly decorated with interesting pictures and ornaments and of course all mod cons. Excellent selection of DVDs if required and plenty of reading matter. A much appreciated very sweet little dog proof garden. We would like to thank Ian for letting us stay there. We shall definitely recommend to all and sundry. Many, many thanks. Regards Carol and Tony.

Carol, Bovey Tracey

Fabulous place to stay. The cottage is beautiful, clean and very comfy. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. The village has a great pub and a shop. Would definitely go back.

Fay, Midlands

We had two wonderful weeks at the round house with its cute rooms and very good equipped kitchen. Thank you for the bag with cornish deli food, the fresh herbes for cooking out of the garden and your quick fix with our problems. We are shure, we will come back!

Frauke, Hannover/Germany

We enjoyed our two week holiday at the Round House. We appreciated the welcome pack, particularly the milk and wine. The bed was very comfortable and the cottage was well resourced. The village was peaceful and the garden pretty and secure for our dog. The beach at Carne was only a mile away and dog friendly and we had many beautiful walks there. It is quiet and unspoilt. We would return.

Virginia, London

Beautiful beautiful beautiful.. our first visit at the roundhouse east and we couldn’t have been happier . Perfect location for travelling around and very pretty peaceful village . The roundhouse had everything we could have wanted for our week there and was extremely comfy and cosy . Alfie our cockerpoo had a whale of a time bouncing around the secure and private garden . Will definitely return .

Bev, Durham

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The neighbourhood

The friendly village of Veryan is on the Roseland Peninsula, close to St. Mawes and within easy reach of Truro, via the King Harry Ferry - voted one of the most scenic ferry trips in the world. The welcoming New Inn serves St Austell beers and good pub food and is just 150 yards from the Roundhouse. The village also has a shop, Post Office and a weekly W.I. market. The South West Coastal Path is close by, it’s a 1.5 mile walk to Portloe beach with pretty Carne and Pendower nearby.

Local points of interest from Ian Rose

  • Tea by the Sea! A fantastic selection of cakes and pasties with tea and coffee from a lovely team working out of a retro van at Carne Beach.
  • The Hidden Hut is an hour or so's walk along the coast path, perfect for lunch or, if you can get a table, supper on one of their feast nights.
  • Walk down from St Anthony Head to the beaches at Great Molunan or Little Molunan. Great views over the Fal Estuary and Carrick Roads and maybe have a swim.
  • Freshly caught crab, hand-picked and ready to eat, scallops and whatever fish has come in with the boat, from Curgurrell Farm. Wonderful with Da Bara crusty bread and Camel Valley sparkling wine.
  • Walk to Melinsey Mill via Pendower Beach, take tea and enjoy their home-made cakes, or some quiche with a glass of Betty Stogg's, brewed by Skinner's Brewery in Truro.
  • Pop over to Da Bara bakery cafe to pick up amazing bread (we love the sourdough), pastries and pies, and fantastic coffee - they have specials for dinner once a week too.


Ian Rose

Londoner Ian Rose studied in the West Country and has holidayed there for years. He bought Round House East in 2006 and loves finding new pieces that complement the character of this quirky Grade II retreat. He now lives and works in Sweden and is delighted to provide a base for guests wanting to explore the stunning Cornish coastline. You can bring your hound too - many of the beaches are dog-friendly.