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Cliff Garden Holiday Cottage With Stunning Garden And Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Portloe Nr. Veryan, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, England - Set In Picturesque Village Location On Roseland Peninsula

Booking Notes: Shorter stays are available at the following pricing:

3 days will be 70% of a weeks stay

4 days will be 75% of a weeks stay

5 days will be 80% of a weeks stay

Unfortunately Owners Direct cannot reflect this pricing system when booking short stays so will show a lower price (One week divided by 7 days times the number of days staying) Please contact me directly when booking a shorter stay.

The cottage has a warm cosy feel and excellent accommodation. All reception rooms and bedrooms have a view of the sea. The famous Lugger Hotel and the Ship Inn are a few minutes walk away.

The garden is a highlight of the property with two stone terraces and a decking area looking right out over the sea, historic harbour and village. The hallway is a listed lime kiln.

There are three reception rooms - a snug with a large window where you can sit and relax and watch the sea. A sitting room with Sky+, Ipod docking station and WiFi. The sitting room has a wood burning stove to snuggle up in front of in the colder months. The dining room sits up to 10 people easily. There is a travel cot with additional mattress, changing mat, stair gates and a high-chair.

Pets are welcome.

You can park outside the garage beside the property.

Changeover Day: Please contact owner as can be flexible.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

A deposit of 1/2 the full price is taken upfront and the remainder is payable 6 weeks before the date of the stay. This can be paid via bank transfer or cheque.

More Details

Fiona Coulter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Fiona Coulter

I have let Cliff garden for twelve years now. We use the cottage as a family holiday home too so I have tried to make it really comfortable and good to stay in. I like to think of Cliff Garden as a home way from home and hope you will too.

Fiona Coulter purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Fiona Coulter chose Portloe

Portloe is beautiful picturesque fishing village on the Roseland Peninsula. It has wonderful beaches and cliff walks. Local pubs and restaurants serve delicious cuisine. It is very peaceful yet you are able to travel to all the attractions of Cornwall quickly and easily. A bus service runs through the village to local areas which can be very handy.

The cottage is actually situation on the South West Coat Path - perfect for walkers, and their four legged friends.

The little harbour and beaches nearby are perfect for anglers.

What makes this cottage unique

In the village there is the famous Lugger Hotel that serves great food - perfect for that glass of chilled wine and a crab sandwich and chips for lunch or an a la carte dinner in the evening. The friendly Ship Inn about 100metres away serves great pub food with freshly caught fish specials. The little harbour is ideal for swimming or paddling as well as watching the boats go in and out. Freshly caught crab and lobster is readily available. The house is on the South West Coast Path and so the walks along the cliffs are stunning. The award winning beaches of Carne and Pendower are a few minutes away as well as many others.


Portloe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read terms and conditions which are sent to you before confirming the booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The main bathroom has a large walk in shower, bath, basin and WC, heated towel rail and under floor heating. The en suite bathroom has a WC, basin and bath with shower over. There is a separate WC in the cloakroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , There are 2 single beds which can be zipped together.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have views of the sea. Bedroom 1 with king size bed and an en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has twin beds that can be zipped together to make a super king size double. Bedroom 3 has a super king sized double.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This wonderful cottage is full of character and the hallway is an old lime kiln with shelves containing a selection of books, for a nice relaxed evening next to the fire. There is also games and toys for the whole family to enjoy so there is always something to entertain whatever the weather. Cliff garden is a home from home experience. Outside: Outside there is a terrace with a barbecue and a lawn. You walk up some steps to another terrace and a decking area where you can look right out to sea and over the village. Finally there is a secret garden with seat at the top with sea views. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly and the towels and linen changed weekly too. Other: The Snug has a big shop window and you can sit and watch the waves and the people walk by.


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Cliff Garden Holiday Cottage With Stunning Garden And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A perfect cottage & stunning garden!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed here for a family birthday celebration and it couldn't have been much better. The cottage was spacious yet cosy, the location was ideal for various different walks and the pubs on our doorstep were great for an afternoon drink or hearty meal. Everyone loved it and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you had a good time and look forward to hearing from you for future bookings. Kind Regards Fiona
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An absolute treat!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is full of character and beautifully presented. Every need has been provided for. The garden's different levels and seating areas allow for sun or shade at different times of day and views of the sea are stunning.

The coast path is very near the cottage and wonderful for dog walks.

There are some lovely beaches nearby which are good for swimming.

Our stay coincided with the heatwave so we did not explore the area as much as we would have liked. We did however visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan (tremendous) & St Ives ( stunning bay but very busy even in term time).

We ate at the Ship Inn which is friendly and has well cooked pub food with a big shady garden & dogs welcome. We also went to The Nare's Head Hotel (Quarterdeck restaurant) for a special meal and were very impressed with the food and service.

Would definitely recommend Cliff Garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for much for the lovely review. Cliff Garden is in a perfect spot on the Roseland Peninsula for all kinds of activities. It is so good when guests enjoy the house and location.
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Charming cottage in the middle of delightful port

  • 5 of 5

The cottage proved ideal for 5 of us. We had good weather and were able to use the lovely gardens. It is also very useful to have the Luggers Arms so close and the two times we ate there were a success. For a special occasion (Mothering Sunday) the Driftwood along the coast towards Portscatho was excellent

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful review. Thank you. We are lucky to be close to so many good places to eat.
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Cornish gem

  • 5 of 5

Delightful home with amazing garden and wonderful views. Everything needed is already there and the welcome cake is delicious. Very restful to have no mobile reception but if desperate WiFi is good.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, and so glad you managed to enjoy the garden. You can never get tired of the view can you! Glad you enjoyed the cake - I look forward to it every time I visit. Let us know when you want to book your next trip down to Portloe. Thanks again -Fiona
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Practically perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Though the weather wasn't at its best - what can you expect from an English summer? - which meant that we weren't able to make best use of the amazing gardens we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cliff Garden. The house is well equipped and well presented, roomy for the five of us and dog that were staying, very comfortable and very well placed for exploring the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and other parts of Cornwall. Nearby places to visit include Carne Beach (wonderful cream tea at the Nare Hotel), St Mawes, St Just in Roseland (another wonderful cream tea) and, a little further afield, Fowey (excellent pasty) and Trebah Gardens.We had some exciting moments navigating the narrow lanes around Portloe and Veryan and were impressed by the frequency of the local bus service - except when we met the bus coming the other way in one of those narrow lanes. We wish that we had been able to stay for two weeks rather than one.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review and for taking the time to do it. We try hard to make Cliff Garden a home from home where guests can relax and have all they need for a good holiday. One of the joys of the Roseland Peninsula is that there is so much to do all year round in good weather and bad. It is amazing how you can have lunch on the decking overlooking the sea in t shirts in November and watch crashing waves from your comfy bed in the Summer. The garden is a highlight of the property so I hope you can come back and spend more time there next visit.
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Cliff Garden is a solid, spacious, character house in a fantastic location. Comfortable and attractive, this homely yet stylish property has 3 receptions as well as a large kitchen. There is plenty of room to spread out and very little noise pollution as the walls are thick! Warm when the weather is cool and cool when the weather is hot. The charming garden goes on for ever and is full of surprises. Although it is steep, there are banisters to support your climb if necessary. The views from the front of the house and the garden are stunning. The bathrooms are great too. We loved our stay and highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janey, Thank you so much for your recommendation for the cottage. It is really gratifying when guests love the place as much as we do, we do try to make it a home from home. Remember you get 5% off for repeat bookings - we would love to have you stay again soon. Kind Regards Fiona
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The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 20 minutes away and it is a perfect place to stop for ...
This National Trust property offers a range of different activities from walking, hiring bic...
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Ship
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
King Harry Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Truro Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Lugger
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Carne and Pendower
Car: recommended


The award winning beaches of Carne and Pendower are under 10 minutes drive away. There is plenty of parking at both in National Trust car parks with honesty boxes. There are lovely sands and rock pools and when the tide is out you can walk from one beach to the other. Above the beach is the Nare Hotel where you can sit and look out over the sea and enjoy coffee, lunches including crab sandwiches and chips and cream teas There are many more beaches about short drives away in both directions.


Not only is there the local village pub, The Ship, and The Lugger Hotel with its restaurant, but there is the Michelin starred Driftwood 15 minutes away. In the summer season the Hidden Hut, one of the best beach cafes in England less than 20 minutes. They have lovely fresh food and have lobster and paella nights - well worth a visit.


About a 7 minute drive from the cottage is the Da Bara Bakery where you can get brilliant bread, coffee and breakfasts to eat in or take away. We never visit without at least one trip here.

Bus Service

There is a bus service running right through the village for access to local surrounding areas.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Booking Notes:
Shorter stays are available during this time period.
3 days will be 70% of the total
4 days will be 75% of the total
5 days will be 80% of the total

Changeover Day: Please contact owner as can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.