Rosehill Lodges is situated in the beautiful village of Porthtowan and is just a few minutes walk from a certified Blue Flag Beach. Not only that but there are some beautiful local walks and cycle routes in the area. You can even get involved with an organized beach cleanup as a family.

There are ten lodges on-site, and the best part? Each one comes with a private hot tub under glass and a decking area, which is the perfect way to enjoy your scenic surroundings. There is also a luxury Cornish cottage at the property too.

Their story

The owners, John and Pauline, had always been determined to create something special. Their goal was to create luxury lodge accommodations with the highest environmental standards possible. They accomplished this in 2008 with Rosehill Lodges, one of Cornwall’s most sustainable eco-lodges.

Not only did they achieve this dream, but Rosehill Lodges is actually one of the first-ever 5* hand-built eco-lodges in the United Kingdom. This eco-lodge has also won the ‘Five Star Gold Award by Visit England’ and the top Gold Award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme every year since 2008! Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

  • Each lodge at Rosehill Lodges has been hand-built by a local company in Porthtowan. They are an environmental building company and use the most eco-friendly materials in their construction.
  • Using skilled local craftsmen means materials are sourced locally – reducing their carbon footprint.
  • The lodges have all been built with bespoke Larch cladding chosen for its sustainability. The cladding was sourced from FSC woodland in Cornwall, so all work has been kept as local as possible.
  • Bamboo flooring is also used rather than timber, as it’s a very sustainable building material. Reclaimed materials are also used throughout the site wherever possible.
  • Each lodge has a grass roof, not only making the properties more energy-efficient but also encouraging wildlife and being renewable.
  • Solar panels are used to back up electric immersion heaters, and log burners are used for biomass space heating. Even the logs used are sourced sustainably.
  • The log burners allow the energy used within the lodges to be massively reduced. However, there are also ample electric towel rails and radiators throughout the lodges to heat the property.
  • Wood-frame double glazing has been used throughout the lodges, and Warmcell newspaper insulation to increase energy efficiency.
  • Not only that, but the grass roofs on the lodges work as a brilliant insulation measure to keep heat in during the winter and keep temperatures cool in the summer. They also reduce excessive run-off of water.
  • Throughout Rosehill Lodges, low-energy lights are used to make the lodges even more eco-friendly. The owners are also committed to upgrading to LEDs.
  • When it comes to waste management, Rosehill Lodges have a great system.
  • Each lodge has a recycling bin to recycle cardboard, glass, paper, plastics, and tins, and a compost bin.
  • In the on-site offices, the stationary used is all recycled, and the owners make sure all batteries, ink cartridges, and paper are also recycled.
  • Rosehill Lodges try to reuse substances and materials as much as possible. The ashes from the log burners are used to feed the surrounding trees and shrubs, and the mosaic glass tiles in the bathrooms have also been recycled.
  • They have created small waterfalls and ponds to encourage wildlife into the area, and have installed bird boxes and tables throughout the site.
  • During the construction of Rosehill Lodges, great effort was made to preserve Joe Pye Weed and the Garlic Mustard Plant. Both are known to be havens of the Red Admiral butterfly and the Orange Tipped butterfly.
  • The owners continue to actively protect the local environment, as they have an ongoing program at the eco-lodge. This program introduces shrubs and flowers to attract insects and birds.
  • Not only that, but this eco-lodge supports two local charities. Old used towels are donated to the Gweek Seal Sanctuary, and they support the THAG-Truro Homeless Action Group by donating serviceable items, including duvets and duvet covers.
  • Walk the Cornwall Coast Path
  • Visit Bodmin Jail
  • Relax on Porthtowan Beach
  • Visit Chapel Porth Beach
  • Try your hand at adventure sports such as kayaking & coasteering



Rosehill Lodges are situated in Cornwall, UK. The closest airport is at Newquay, Cornwall or Exeter International Airport. The latter is about 100 miles away.

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