Opal Cottage.
The sitting/dining-room.
The kitchen.
The double bedroom.
The bathroom.
The sitting-area.
Another view of the sitting-area.
There is a warming wood-burner in the sitting/dining-room.
The dining-area.
Prepare a yummy breakfast before heading out for the day.
The twin bedroom.
Opal Cottage.

Opal Cottage


Portscatho / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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7 Nights from  £368

September 2020

+Overall very happy. The stairs are a problem; we coped (with care) but some might not. Double bed on the narrow side by modern standards but despite this very comfortable. Sitting room comfortable; TV excellent, though it would be good to have WiFi ! For those doing full self-catering (we ate out quite a lot) the kitchen utensils did not fully cover all needs though the cooker, dishwasher etc were very good. Drainage probably fairly antiquated; the occasional aroma was detectable but having stayed in numerous houses in the area this is probably a Portscatho problem and not one confined to Opal Cottage. Very good to have a designated parking spot.

January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Opal Cottage. it was warm and comfortable and situated in our favourite Cornish village. Having a designated parking space was a real bonus. We intend revisiting Opal Cottage again in the not too distant future. Thank you for a lovely post-Christmas relaxing visit.

October 2019

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September 2019

We loved our stay at Opal Cottage. It is well equipped and well furnished and the added bonus of milk, coffee, tea, sugar and local shortbread on arrival, was a delight. The stairs are very steep, so unsuitable for young children or the elderly. Going to the toilet in the middle of the night definitely needs a light on to negotiate the stairs!!!! Portscatho is amazing with everything on the doorstep. We will definitely be returning to Opal Cottage again. Thank you Classic Cottages for an amazing holiday.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for taking the time to review Opal Cottage - it's great to hear you had a lovely time overall. The stairs at the cottage are steep (as detailed in the description) which is common for an older cottage, but we'll certainly forward your suggestion for the addition of a light to the owners for their attention. Bryony, Customer Support

August 2019

A lovely stay in this little cottage in the centre of Portscatho - great central location and ideal for meeting up with extended family also staying nearby. The patio at the front was lovely to sit in, in the morning sun and we enjoyed everything this village has to offer.

July 2019

In general this is a lovely cottage and so would happily stay there again.

July 2019

Second time here. Location is great and look forward to coming back.

June 2019

We had a great stay, lovely cottage in excellent position, and very comfy bed. We had a slight problem regarding the hot water and this was swiftly resolved. We'll be back.

May 2019

We had a super week at Opal Cottage. Comfortable and full of character. Kitchen was well equipped and the house was sparkling clean and welcoming. Great location with everything we needed (beach, shop and pub!) right on the doorstep. Service from Classic Cottages and from the property managers was excellent.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you had a great week in Portscatho. We'll certainly share your feedback with the team here at Classic, and hope to see you again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

February 2019

Lovely touches like milk in the fridge, biscuits & fire supplies

October 2018

Historic & very comfortable...a wonderful Stay..

August 2018

Really good location and my kids loved it. They even tried to convince me to sell my current home and move there. Only thing I would say to others that’s booking is that you please watch your head especially if you 6ft or more. Bumped mine a few times but got used to it by day 3. Would definitely be returning.

July 2018

We loved this cottage, the location in the beautiful village of Portscatho is perfect. We did not want to leave and would certainly come back.

June 2018

Well, what can we say! This cottage was an absolute dream! It ticked every box on our "cottage want" list - near a pub/restaurant, parking outside cottage, near the coastal paths and beaches, nearby convenience store that sold absolutely everything (we didn't use the car once!), gorgeous, traditional interiors. We couldn't ask for more.

April 2018

Position in the village was perfect. Bed in front bedroom very comfortable - good nights sleep.Bathroom perfect. However the toilet was very basic. Bins - information very sketchy. Neighbour kindly gave us the information which should have been in the Cottage details. Television - if we were lucky enough to get a signal, the picture would regularly buffer or stop altogether. Jess, the local representative, tried to help but to no avail. It is a shame these situations arose as it was an enjoyable stay. Sadly we will not be returning to Opal Cottage.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Opal Cottage - we were pleased to see that you enjoyed the location and found the cottage comfortable. It was such a shame that you experienced difficulties with the TV reception; the housekeeping team obviously did their very best to resolve the situation during your stay, but we're really sorry for any negative impact. Tanya, Customer Support

July 2017

We love this cottage and the village of Portscatho. This was our fourth stay and we'll be back next year!

July 2017

Thank you – we will be back!

June 2017

Although this property has an ideal location it is not suitable for the elderly or people with mobility problems.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of Opal Cottage; as detailed, this is a traditional property with steep cottage-style stairs. We do have many properties without stairs, so if such a property would fit your requirements more fully, please do ask our Booking Office team to help you find an alternative for your next holiday. Tanya, Customer Support

May 2017

Great value for money cottage, perfect location in a beautiful village.

May 2017

The bed was comfy- nice and firm. Maybe inspecting the properties more frequently would help limit things like poor cleanliness and damaged or missing items?

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry that you found some inventory items missing and that you felt some areas had been overlooked during the changeover. We've raised this with the housekeeping team to make sure this doesn't happen again. Great to hear that the bed was comfy though - we know that's very important when on holiday. Tanya, Customer Support

July 2016

We love Opal Cottage, it is in a superb location and ideal for our needs. We plan to go back next year.

July 2016

Opal cottage is central to everything that you need . It offers privacy and is located in a quiet no through road. All the rooms are spacious and modern.

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