The sitting-area has stunning views throughout the year.
The view from the front of Cowries.
The kitchen-area has all you need to cook a holiday meal.
The spacious bedroom for a great night's sleep.
The open plan living space.
The dining-area, the perfect spot to plan your day.
Welcome to Cowries.
The shower- room with walk-in shower.
Another view of the bedroom.
Take a stoll along the coat path to The Hidden Hut, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.
Portscatho is a pretty village with a lovely harbour.
Take the seasonal passenger ferry from St Mawes and spend the day in Falmouth.
St Mawes has some great choices when it comes to dining out.
Take the King Harry Ferry over the river Fal to discover West Cornwall.
Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan for a great day out.



Portscatho / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £405

Our second stay at Cowries. A relaxing week in a very comfortable apartment. Great location and what a view! Highly recommended.

We had a great week at cowries, our 4th stay there. It’s is a comfortable and well equipped apartment with lovely sea views. An added bonus is a private parking place outside the apartment. We’ve booked again for next year!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for yet another wonderful review! We're absolutely delighted that you'll be returning for a fifth visit, Cowries is obviously offering something special. Donna, Customer Support

Very comfortable property, ideally situated in Portscatho with fantastic views from the sitting room. Perfect for a couple.

This is the second time of staying at this gorgeous property - just love it. Comfortable, tasteful (super artwork) and every detail has been thought of to cater for all needs. Ideal location in a delightful village, with car parking and spectacular views of the bay. Front and back gardens ideal for catching the sun. Thank you to both the owners and to the housekeeper.

Lovely apartment, beautiful view over the bay, close to shop and pubs, great location. Great walks all around the peninsula.

Another lovely stay in the delightful Cowries. A very cosy, comfortable property ideal for a couple. Very relaxing to sit in the lounge and look at the sea views. A perfect location in the centre of the village with easy beach access and a parking place (essential for a summer stay).

Cowries is a perfect holiday flat in a perfect location. Having a small back garden and a front one overlooking the sea is excellent. It is spotlessly clean and has everything you need for your stay. I would recommend anyone to take their holiday here and like us they will not want to leave. We have booked again for next year and can't wait. ??

Delightful well presented luxurious property, fantastic power shower, beautiful art collection on walls and a very private garden to rear and front garden has splendid views over the bay as has tge lounge. Simply an absolute gem

A beautiful little apartment with exceptional views and the benefit of a parking space. The bed is extremely comfortable, in a spacious bedroom and the apartment very well equipped, the shower is powerful and roomy. An ideal place to stay for a couple, to relax, enjoy all the benefits of the village and yet be at the edge of it, away from the summer crowds. The parking space is a real bonus. There is a little garden at the back, where you can enjoy the morning sunshine. Highly recommend.

A truly gorgeous little place magical setting, everything within walking distance pub shop exc.

Despite the scaffolding access to the property was fine. Lovely views across the bay.

We have stayed in Cowries twice before. It has a wonderful view and private parking which is an added bonus in Portscatho. The apartment is comfortably furnished and a short walk to the village and beach. There is a local pub The Plume of Feathers which serves good food and not far away is Porthcurnick beach and the Hidden hut. We hope to stay at Cowries again next year.

We had a very nice week in Cowries. The property is well equipped and the bed is very comfortable. The Harbour Club close by is a very pleasant place to visit and the membership fee is very reasonable - just £5 per person and you can enjoy the facilities. The Plume of Feathers pub is also very close and a good pub! The sea view was as expected and parking was directly in front of the property.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to read that you enjoyed Cowries and the local area. Thank you for your lovely suggestions and recommendations for the local area which we are sure will be very useful to future guests of Cowries. We hope to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

Lovely cottage in fabulous location. Very comfortable and well equipped. Very convenient for local shops and pub and walks to the coast path. Car parking in an added bonus in Portscatho.

Cowries is in the most superb location overlooking Portscatho harbour and the bay to Porthcurnick beach - a fabulous view. The walks from the doorstep are endless and the village shops are nearby. The apartment is comfortably spacious for two people with all facilities available including a shower with good pressure. Having a parking space is brilliant.

Didn’t need to use the car all week, perfect position everything we needed was close to hand. The front garden was very pleasant with a nice view.

A splendid holiday apartment...very well situated...we appreciate the easy convenient parking and the gorgeous view...and the bosky bank at the back of the property.

A very comfortable apartment with good views of the sea and parking on a private road

We really enjoyed our stay at Cowries. The apartment was very well equipped, comfortable and had lovely views. We have booked it again for next September.

Very comfortable, well-equipped apartment with excellent views of the wonderful scenery and sea in Portscatho. Very relaxing place and ideal for a quiet holiday & for taking advantage of the local beaches and coastal walks.

An extremely comfortable property, ideal for a couple and perfectly situated in Portscatho. It was perfect for a November break to visit family locally. The weather was appalling but we were lovely and warm and cosy. The kitchen was very well equipped, the bed very comfortable and an excellent shower. We would be very happy to return and have already recommended it to friends.

We loved Cowries, so light, bright, airy and spacious. Very clean and roomy, amazing shower and comfy bed. The location was perfect as we are walking the SW coast path and the views were incredible. Portscatho had everything we needed, brilliant pub, the shop and butchers sold high quality and delicious produce. Loved it all and didn’t want to come home!!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cowries. Great location and everything in the apartment was first class. Absolutel joy to be able to walk everywhere, once there really didnt need the car. Bus service good to venture further out but really was happy to stay in Portscatho, everything catered for.

We had a brilliant time, apartment very comfortable and very clean. Great situation. We will definitely be back. Would be good to have a 10 day stay option.

Would not hesitate to book again.

The flat was spotless, well equipped and comfortable, it is the best holiday let we have ever been to. The view was breathtaking, easy access to the coast path (and the Hidden Hut), perfectly placed. Fantastic to have a designated parking space and a no pet policy. We will be back!

One of the best properties we have stayed in.

A lovely place to stay, clean and comfortable with a view of the sea from the sitting room and just across the road from the sea front.

A brilliant location. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would recommend it and would love to return to lovely Portscatho.

The overall quality of the decoration, furnishing and equipment made for a very happy holiday, together with the amazing views.

A perfect spot for a peaceful break.with some lovely walks . With st mawes a short drive away is all so a little gem.

A perfect retreat for any adult couple who enjoys walking the south-west coastal paths.

Beautiful location, well furnished apartment close to beautiful walks and amenities.

A lovely little ground floor flat; great location; stunning views; ideal for a couple.

Beautiful cottage for couples or small families. Quiet location within easy reach of Falmouth and St Austell. Close proximity to pub and shop. Plenty of coastal walks on doorstep.

A lovely little bolthole and we were in no hurry to get back to the real world...

A super apartment, newly refurbished throughout, very comfy bed, quiet location overlooking the harbour, easy access to the shop, pubs, restaurant, galleries etc.

everything about cowries is really good and I can only give it positive feedback.

A lovely location overlooking the harbour at Portscatho with its own car parking space which is a clear asset.

Nice place in a great location in a lovely village. Fantastic sea views out of your living room window!

Everything was lovely, clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. Fabulous location - right on the coastal path and the view is magnificent.

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