Round House East

Truro, Cornwall
+44 (0)7480 198040
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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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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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Booking restrictions
Covid-19 booking guarantee: full refund if stay has to be cancelled before arrival date.
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 £30 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


We have been hiring holiday cottages for over 30 years and this cottage is the best one we have ever stayed in. Beautiful inside and out and spotlessly clean with a lovely secure garden for the dog. The Round House is set in a beautiful village with a village shop, pleasant walks and a great dog friendly pub. The village church was worth a visit and we went to see the Hera long grave. The walk around the village pond and up to Veryan Green is very pretty and an easy walk. We plan to return.

Gwenda & Dave, Camborne, Cornwall

We have just returned from relaxing for two weeks in this beautiful comfortable cottage with our dog. It’s just like staying in someone’s home, not a holiday let! Can’t think of anything we needed that wasn’t provided. Five minutes to the beach by car, local pub is walking distance and there are footpaths accessible from the front door. We enjoyed relaxing in the private, enclosed garden too. We definitely want to return.

Joy, Studham Beds

Just returned from a wonderful stay at The Round House East. Lovely touches such as a welcome bag and card and a bowl full of doggy treats. The house is in an ideal location for many fantastic places to explore not far away and was very clean. THE BED - me and my husband agreed it was probably one of the most comfy beds we have ever slept in!!! Just what you need after a long day. The local pub was very sweet with good, simple pub food and great as it is dog friendly too. Other lovely restaurants in the nearby towns/villages. Would definitely recommend and would happily return again!

Charlotte, Buckinghamshire

What a superb cottage , and very thoughtfully fitted out . Very clean and lovely linen . You could just move in with your food and wine ! Everything else catered for . A three minute walk to the very friendly "New Inn" pub , and the local store (5 minutes walk) has all your day to day supplies . Shame out of season the towns around were so "Covid" affected , less availability , and long lead times for bookings , but this didn't spoil our holiday to much .

Michael, Weybridge , Surrey

We have had the most relaxing week at the Round House and it was the perfect accommodation for the 2 of us and the dog. Every small detail had been thought of which gave a wonderful beginning to what was a fabulous holiday. I have already been recommending the accommodation and area to family and friends. It really is superb!

Carolyn, London

Very well equipped charming house with an extra large comfy bed. Plenty of dog walks and a handy beach although we did not have good weather. Friendly shop and good access to King Harry Ferry and National Trust walks and properties. If we had a problem Ian Rose was easy to contact even though he is based in Sweden.

Gillian, Winscombe

We have just come back from a wonderful week at Roundhouse East. It offered - hands down - the warmest welcome of any holiday cottage we've ever visited, with everything you could need after the long drive. It's very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and in such a beautiful area of Cornwall. There are some amazing walks to do on your doorstep, great beaches, and a pub in staggering distance. Ian and his team are brilliant, on hand for anything you need. Would highly recommend!

Madeleine, London

We have just had a fabulous week staying at Round House East. From my initial contact we Ian I felt we were in for a lovely stay. The house was perfectly situated , a pub around the corner , a village shop and wonderful walks for us and our 2 dogs. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this is certainly one of the best. Lovely bedroom with supersize bed and so comfortable , we both slept likes logs A great little garden to sit in the sun and for the dogs to laze on the grass All in all a great place to stay

Jo, Hitchin

We had a fantastic week at the Round House. He loved the quirkiness of the accommodation and found it extremely comfortable, warm and offering many home comforts. Communication with Ian was very good and he gave some excellent recommendations of places to visit and eat. We would highly recommend the Watch House at St Mawes and the Hidden Hut where we enjoyed some amazing food. This is a wonderful part of England. We walked on the Coastal Path and found lots of coves and lovely beaches. Definitely worth 5 stars. A very memorable trip

Emma, Leicestershire

Needing a week away during this difficult year we chose Round House East and are very pleased that we did. Such a beautiful cottage, both inside and out. Very clean and well equipped inside and a lovely, well kept garden. The Kings Head in Ruan Lanihorne and The Roseland Inn in Philleigh are both definitely worth a visit, amazing food and a great selection of beers & wines. We really can’t fault the cottage or our week away and we’ll certainly visit again.

John, London

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.


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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

  • 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.