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Traditional Cornish Cottage - Centre Of Portscatho

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Portscatho, Cornwall, England - Located In Private Road With Private Parking, 2 Mins To The Beach

Rose's is a traditional cob built cottage which has been carefully enlarged and improved by the present owners in recent years to create comfortable and stylish holiday accommodation which has been awarded 4 STAR rating with QUALITY IN TOURISM.

Situated in Highertown which is a private road just behind the Square in Portscatho, the cottage has a sunny south facing aspect and is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village, Tatam's beach and the harbour.

There is parking immediately outside for 2 to 3 cars, and additional parking nearby in the public car parks by the Memorial Hall and off New Road.

Access to the cottage is by a picket gate to a secure and sheltered decking area and the front door.

The entrance hall leads to a large well fitted kitchen with electric oven and hobs ,fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen incorporates a large conservatory which serves as a dining area with seating for 6 and French doors lead back out on to the decking area, which if opened allow the seating in the dining area to be substantially extended.

Also off the entrance Hall are a shower room with WC and a scullery with washing machine, second freezer and clothes drying rack.

There are Cornish Slate floors throughout this part of the cottage.

Leading from the kitchen is a spacious living room with comfortable seating for at least 8 people, a stone fireplace with fitted electric stove, writing table and a TV and DVD player.

A dog leg staircase leads to the First Floor where there are 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 having king size double beds and the third having 3 single beds, 2 of which can be used to form a double bed if required, the third is a bunk bed suitable for children only.

There is a very stylish bathroom with large shower cubicle, roll top bath. hand basin and WC.

Central heating is provided by an oil fired boiler in the scullery.

Outside, there is a useful store room for wellies and beach gear and which also includes a tumble drier.

Adjoining the decking area is a raised garden, with palm tree and various herbs. A gas fired barbecue is available for guests' use.

WiFi and landline are available.

More Details

Hugo King
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Hugo King

About the owner: Lives in Somerset. Year purchased: 2007. Unique benefits of the property: The property sits just behind the main square in Portscatho so all amenities in the centre and the beach/Lugger are just a minute walk away. The property benefits from private parking for 2 cars which is almost unique for centrally located properties. This is our family holiday house. Our children and grand-children use the house for their annual holiday so inside is fully set up for family needs.

Hugo King purchased this cottage in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please check out TripAdvisor for our rating and comments. Booking will always be cheaper coming direct to the owner.

“I don't really want to tell everyone how good this place is”

5 of 5 stars

We have spent many weeks on holiday in Cornwall and always stay on the lizard peninsular. This year, we fancied a change. We are a family of five with three large teenage boys. We had never explored Portscatho and the surrounding area but we are now really glad that we did. This is a great base for a Cornish holiday. There are lovely cliff top walks, nice country pubs, lots of places to visit and a great national trust property on the doorstep.

We can't say enough about the location but the cottage is just as perfect too. Its decor is the normal mix of Cornish sailing meets Cath Kidson - the owners have done this really well. It actually feels like a home from home. its comfortable, extremely well equipped and there's plenty of space for a large family to relax. indeed, we had enough room to entertain our extended family that were also visiting.

All in all this was the perfect location and the perfect cottage. Please don't tell everyone.
Nov 2014
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Portscatho Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , downstairs shower room - perfect for after the beach
  • Family bathroom to first floor with shower, bath, low level WC and sink. Shower room and WC to ground floor - perfect for washing/showering after hard day on the beach/in the sea
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - room with king size double bed Bedroom 2 - 2 singles with 3rd overhead bunk if required Bedroom 3 - room with king size double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The outside area is mainly set to decking providing ample room for exterior dining/sun bathing. A lockable storeroom is also available for secure storage of dinghy’s, fishing tackle etc. A barbecue is available for use plus outside table, umbrella and chairs. Utility Room: Additional sink, washing machine, drying racks, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included


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Traditional Cornish Cottage - Centre Of Portscatho
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews


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  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ein perfekte Ferienhaus!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine herrliche Zeit auf der wunderschönen Roseland Peninsula.

Das Roses ist das perfekte Ferienhaus.

Es ist sehr gemütlich und liebevoll eingerichtet.

Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt.

Das Cottage ist mehr als komplett ausgestattet, so dass es uns an nichts gefehlt hat.

Von der Angel bis zum Backofen ist wirklich alles vorhanden was ein Haushalt so braucht.

Portscatho ist ein zauberhafter Ort und seine Bewohner sehr nett und äusserst hilfsbereit.

Wir würden jederzeit gerne wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Plume of Feathers
Nearest Beach
100 Metres

Special interest holidays:

Portscatho is located on the Cornish Coastal Path making Roses the perfect location to explore the Roseland peninsula.


Portscatho has a small, sandy beach just off the main square, approx 90m, 2 minute walk away.

Porthcurnick beach is located just a 10 minute walk halfway around the bay. Porthcurnick beach is much larger and has ample space for all.


Cornwall is served by Newquay airport. This is approximately 45-60mins away.

Portscatho is served by Greyhound Buses but ideally a car is required if holidaying here.


Portscatho village centre is less than a minute walk away.

Further Details:

Portscatho has two pubs, the popular Plume of Feathers in the village centre, a stones throw from the water, and The Royal Standard, situated up the hill in Gerrans. Both pubs offer good food and a great atmosphere and get very busy in the summer months.

Portscatho has an array of shops. All are centred around the main square and narrow streets behind. Ralph's store is a small supermarket but caters for all needs. Fresh bakery items are produced daily ranging from scones and cakes to pies and pasties. Portscatho also has a Butchers shop located behind the pub. There are also various antiquity shops selling everything from knick knacks to fine art. A Post Office is also located in Portscatho and can be found at the top of the slipway. The Post Office is also a small shop selling beach and sea side items ranging from postcards to fishing tackle. Portscatho also has several art galleries, including the Spindrift Gallery located in the main square.

Located in Portscatho is The Harbour Club. This provides entertainment for everyone of all ages and is open daily and every evening. The Harbour Club has a licensed bar and regularly presents entertainment for the family including cinema films, magicians, entertainers etc. Wifi wireless is also available at The Harbour Club (a small admission/joining fee is payable for entry)

Portscatho has a variety of restaurants. The Boathouse is in the heart of the main square and caters for a whole variety of tastes from tea and cake to evening fine dining. The Driftwood Hotel has its own restaurant which is renowned for fine dining and regularly features in National Good Food Guides. The Rosevine Restaurant is also highly recommended. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and the dishes are cooked simply, with what’s in season and using as much local produce as possible. For an altogether more informal and different dining event, the Hidden Hut is a small cafe with a big difference.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit required upon booking. Full payment by 3 weeks of rental commencement.

Changeover Day:
Weekly rental only - Saturday to Saturday.
Arrival after 3pm, check out by 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.