Many of our guests have asked what life has been like here during lockdown. The answer is – quiet! The most noticeable change has been the growing visibility of wildlife. The birdsong has seemed louder and the wildlife more abundant.

Ponsanooth as a village had an influx of woodpeckers at the start of lockdown – which was wonderful to see and hear. We have seen many more deer in the garden – getting braver and approaching ever closer to the house. And there is also much debate on whether a particular new resident is a ferret, polecat or stoat. We have set up a wildlife camera to solve this mystery!

Cosawes Barton 2020 © Annabel Jayne

Whilst we have been closed, we have been able to make lots of improvements here – from painting and decorating to changes in the garden and a fully updated website.

We have also been working very hard to ensure that when guests return, the cottages are as safe as we can possibly make them. We have drafted and completed a comprehensive Risk Assessment document (which we will happily share with guests if asked) and also have a detailed Covid cleaning protocol for each clean – which will be signed off for every set of guests and available for review by any guest who would like to see it. As a result, we are very proud to say that we have been awarded the status of a Visit Britain accredited venue for Covid security.

There are steps that you can take too to ensure a lovely stay. We highly recommend that you pre-book shopping deliveries in advance of your arrival – supporting local wherever possible! Our wonderful village shop is award winning and stocks almost everything the Cornish Food Box Company is also excellent . Both deliver to Cosawes. This way you can social distance and support the local Cornish economy. A win/win! Supermarket deliveries are also possible – book early to get your delivery slot!

Please also pre-book attractions, pubs and restaurants to avoid disappointment. Cornwall will be busy this summer with less availability so thinking ahead is the key to a great stay.

This summer at Cosawes will be slightly different – a “new normal”. Cornwall will be just as lovely as ever though – it is waiting for you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back..

Louise and Andy x