Harbour Cottage

Portloe, Cornwall (Ref. 959589)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The sensational coastal views from this adorable cottage will linger in the memory. Occupying prime position above the turquoise waters of the harbour, Harbour Cottage could hardly be closer to the sea. Few experiences are more pleasurable than sitting on the wide sun terrace that runs with width of the cottage and watching the activity of the harbour below, be it crashing with waves or still as a mill pond. Children will love to play in the sheltered cove which has a small sandy beach and rock pools at low tide creating a natural playground for swimmers and snorkelers. Portloe sits on the eastern side of the Roseland Peninsula; with a Mediterranean feel there are pretty coves, quiet sandy beaches and hidden creeks to explore. Flip flops and walking boots are essential.

Visitors to Harbour Cottage will be transported back in time in this pretty fishing village where the landscape (and probably some of the residents) have hardly changed over the years. Once a busy fishing port and smugglers haunt, the village is now a favourite with film and television producers. Working fishing boats still depart daily to catch crab and lobster which are served at the upmarket Lugger Hotel (with restaurant and a spa) at the top of the slip, providing the perfect alternative to barbecuing on the terrace. There is also a pub in the village offering good local fayre whilst basic provisions can be bought at the nearby Veryan Stores.

Inside the cottage offers accommodation with a chic nautical feel and there are incredible sea views from every room. The stylish sitting room is snug but all three first floor bedrooms are spacious and flooded with sunlight. Pretty fabrics and period pieces blend effortlessly throughout.

Accommodation

Over Two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. 1 x double. 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Sitting room with wood burner, dining room, kitchen.

Amenities

Electric heating with wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, iPod dock. Fuel, power and start pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair provided. Off road parking for two cars. Garage for bike storage. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two dogs welcome at £15 each per week. Sorry, no smoking. Harbour beach 1 min walk. Pub 1 min walk. Note: the unique setting and position of this property mean that children should be supervised.

About the location

MEVAGISSEY

St. Austell 5.5 miles; Truro 16 miles.

The perfect Cornish fishing village, with winding cobbled streets and a picturesque harbour full of boats. Stunning walks lead along the coast in both directions, with sandy beaches, high cliffs and hidden coves to explore. The village has an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants, whilst just up the road are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey also runs daily between Easter and September. Spend some time at the Tall Ships harbour at Charlestown (7 miles) with its shipwreck museum, or among the tropical biomes of the world-famous Eden Project (11 miles). The stunning coastline, fabulous beaches and renowned gardens of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula are a short drive down the coast while Truro, with its shops, restaurants, theatre and cathedral can be reached by car in half an hour.

Note: the unique setting and position of this property mean that children should be supervised.