We are delighted to announce that Keigwin is reopening on Saturday 4th July. During lockdown we have been putting measures in place to help keep our guests safe during their stay. We now have an automatic hand sanitiser in the foyer which we ask everyone to use before entering the house. We have removed the used book library and the information leaflets to avoid cross contamination. Information leaflets will be available on request.

All the ‘touch points’ in the communal areas, door handles, light switches and bannisters will be disinfected several times during the day. For the time being we have put dining room tables in the rooms large enough to accomodate one and breakfast will be served in those rooms for those guests. The three rooms without their own tables will be served in the dining room. We have taken the two single rooms, which share a bathroom with room 6, offline this means that room 6 has a private bathroom. We still do a single occupancy rate for the single travellers.

Please bear with us during the first few months, this ‘new normal’ is going to take a little bit of getting used to.

Some things will never change, the first being that you can always be assured of a very warm welcome at Keigwin. The second that Cornwall is as beautiful as ever and waiting to be explored.

Stuart and I have managed to do our own bit of exploring during lockdown. Last Sunday we did a coastal walk from Cape Cornwall to Gwenver and back.

Cape Cornwall and walled gardens.

This is a beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path, and we were very fortunate to see a flock of around 20 Cornish Choughs swooping around the cliffs and valleys. I am guessing this was a good year for them nesting as so few people were out walking to disturb them.

The National Trust have markers out naming the coves along the route , spotting the next one could make a good game for children whilst walking.

Whether you are looking out to sea or inland there is always something beautiful to see whilst walking in Cornwall. Below a photo of the stream running down through the Cot Valley to the sea and the coastline looking back towards Cape Cornwall. Looking inland some beautiful purple flowering fields, and growing on the gorse a parasitic plant called Dodder. I’m sure the gorse isn’t very happy to be infected with Dodder but I think it looks really pretty.

Stuart and I hope to welcome you to Keigwin in the very near future so you can do your very own exploring and build some beautiful memories of Cornwall.