Cove Cottage is brilliantly located a stone's throw from the harbour and beach right in the heart of the quintessential Cornish fishing village of Portloe. The entrance level is open plan with a spacious lounge at one end and kitchen dining room at the other, an open fire to keep you warm in the winter and a sun trap of a terrace which is surprisingly private being this close to the harbour.
Portloe is one of those perfect little Cornish fishing villages, beautifully positioned around a stunning little cove and harbour. Like many such villages, smuggling played a large part in Portloe's history with many tales of cat and mouse games played between locals and the authorities! In 1824, the problem became so bad that Customs ordered the construction of a Watch House, boathouse and slipway in a vain attempt to deter the illicit trade.
Ground Floor: Back door is situated at this level and is approached through a narrow alleyway to the rear of the property it opens into a hallway with doors to a large twin bedroom, a wet room with shower WC and hand basin and stairs leading to:
First Floor: Large Open plan living / dining and small kitchen area, with fully fitted units and all facilities. The living room area has an open fire and flat screen TV, double aspect, with windows over-looking harbour and patio. The front door leads onto the patio / garden area. Stairs lead up to;
Second Floor: Master bedroom with 5' double bed, chest of drawers and window with views of the harbour. Family bathroom with bath with handheld shower, WC and hand basin. Second twin bedroom with storage and locked linen cupboard.
Exterior: Patio area with chairs and tables and secondary raised decked area with views to the harbour.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric night storage heaters. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge / freezer. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Smart TV & DVD player where programmes can be viewed through BBC iPlayer, ITVplayer, 4OD etc. Netflix is also available. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO LIVE TV. Catch up/on demand is through the WiFi only. There is a CD player. There is an iron & ironing board. WiFi is available at the property. There is a combined washing machine and tumble dryer on the ground floor.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. This is a dog friendly property and a maximum of 2 dogs may stay at a small additional charge of £25 per week, please note that dogs are not to be left unattended in the property. Visitors are usually able to park opposite the Lugger Hotel above the slipway although there is not a designated space for the property however parking is available at the top of the village in the main car park.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre - authourised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The Roseland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and forms one of the finest sections of Cornwall's South Coast. From Mevagissey to St Mawes and bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west, the Roseland Peninsula has been drawing visitors for years with its splendid coastline, unique gardens, historic villages and superb sailing waters. A truly magnificent part of Cornwall, the Roseland Peninsula is a wonderful place to spend a memorable holiday. With The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project in one direction and Falmouth and the National Maritime Museum in the other the Roseland is brimming with places to visit and things to do.
Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. The steep sided valley has meant that it has managed to escape development over the years and many buildings differ little from when they were built. Sir John Betjeman said of Portloe "One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages". Broom Parc, the country house setting (now a B&B) for the Camomile Lawn a 1992 TV drama is a short walk up the coast path.
It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, yet it has a really good local pub & hotel. The village itself is only a short drive from the other villages such as St Mawes. The city of Truro is also within a 25 minute drive. The Lugger Hotel with its excellent restaurant is only a few steps away and the Ship Inn is a short walk. The New Inn at Veryan serves food. There is also the Portloe Tea Room nearby. There is no general store in Portloe, however there are shops at Veryan (1.4 miles) and a Londis store at Bessy Beneath (3 miles). Further pubs, shops & restaurants are also available in Tregony, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho & St Mawes.
Portscatho and its neighbouring village of Gerrans are located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, overlooking the dramatic Gerrans Bay. A truly peaceful waterside village, Portscatho is a lovely place for a holiday. There are miles of coastal and countryside footpaths to explore, particularly along past Towan beach and out to St Anthony's Head. Portscatho was once a busy fishing harbour, but now it has become a haven for artists due to the striking light which is particularly good in the morning sun. More than anything, Portscatho is a relaxing place. The beaches such as Porthcurnick, Towan and Porthbeor are simply idyllic and these are only minutes from the village. With a superb local butchers shop, 2 great little pubs and a well-stocked local store, Portscatho and Gerrans are a lovely place to spend a holiday.
St Mawes Castle, built by Henry VIII in the 16th century sits on Castle Point at the mouth of the River Fal. At the top of St Mawes, Lamorran Gardens house a wonderful collection of tropical plants with lovely views down into the Harbour. St Just-in-Roseland has arguably the most photographed church in Cornwall. The 13th century church sits quietly tucked away on the edge of the creek. The Veryan Roundhouses are a must see, on the way to Nare Head, where you will find the most spectacular views of Gerrans Bay. The little village of Portloe nestles in lovely valley and is one of Cornwall's quintessential spots. Portscatho has a number of art galleries and many artists find the light in this harbour village inspires much of their work. The Roseland Inn at Philleigh is a 16th century pub just waiting for you to visit, as is the newly refurbished Smugglers Cottage at Tolverne, perfect for that afternoon Cornish Cream Tea, now run by Tregothnan Estate home to the UK's first tea plantation. The most popular thing to do though on the Roseland is simply to walk and enjoy some of Cornwall's most beautiful coastline.
Events on the Roseland reach fever point in August when sailing regattas, carnivals, fayres and fun days take place all over the Roseland and the waters of the Carrick Roads. It is a memorable place for many people who return year after year to enjoy the magic of this beautiful place.
- Pet friendly
- Feature fireplace
- Open fire
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
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|3 nights||01 Nov 2019||19 Dec 2019||£409|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2019||02 Jan 2020||£919|
|3 nights||03 Jan 2020||13 Feb 2020||£409|
|3 nights||14 Feb 2020||20 Feb 2020||£549|
|3 nights||21 Feb 2020||19 Mar 2020||£429|
|3 nights||20 Mar 2020||02 Apr 2020||£489|
|3 nights||03 Apr 2020||16 Apr 2020||£769|
|3 nights||17 Apr 2020||21 May 2020||£579|
|3 nights||22 May 2020||28 May 2020||£1009|
|3 nights||29 May 2020||25 Jun 2020||£679|
|3 nights||26 Jun 2020||02 Jul 2020||£809|
|3 nights||03 Jul 2020||23 Jul 2020||£959|
|3 nights||24 Jul 2020||27 Aug 2020||£1359|
|3 nights||28 Aug 2020||03 Sep 2020||£809|
|3 nights||04 Sep 2020||17 Sep 2020||£679|
|3 nights||18 Sep 2020||24 Sep 2020||£639|
|3 nights||25 Sep 2020||01 Oct 2020||£549|
|3 nights||02 Oct 2020||22 Oct 2020||£489|
|3 nights||23 Oct 2020||29 Oct 2020||£759|
|3 nights||30 Oct 2020||19 Dec 2020||£409|
|3 nights||20 Dec 2020||02 Jan 2021||£919|