This is a gorgeous little bolthole, right in the middle of lovely Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula and just yards from Tatam's beach (and Tatam's boutique cafe selling delicious coffee, croissants and cakes). Beautifully decorated and wonderfully comfortable, 1 North Parade will delight all who stay. Local artwork, rugs, cushions and throws all add to the feel good factor and together with the warming wood-burner make the cottage as inviting in cooler months as it is in spring and summer. Dogs are welcome and although there is no outdoor space at the cottage, there are glorious coastal walks right from the doorstep, with Tatam's beach a few steps away and the renowned Hidden Hut cafe at Porthcurnick Beach just a seven minute walk along the coast. The nearby Plume of Feathers serves great locally-sourced food and offers a blazing log fire in chilly months, the perfect way to end the day.
1 North Parade has a ground floor bedroom with hints of quirky nautical style in the porthole windowed doors and canvas sail used as a room divider. The shower-room has a big walk-in shower, Farrow & Ball Hague blue walls, Moroccan tiles and a useful drying/dressing-area. Upstairs, the open plan living-room is light and airy with painted floorboards and walls in restful Farrow & Ball Olive and String, a warming wood-burner and an antique pine dining-table and pew. The galley kitchen has Shaker-style units, oak work surfaces and lots of little extras like cookery books for those who like a spot of holiday cooking. If you'd rather not don a pinny and wield a wooden spoon, there are a multitude of wonderful eating places within a few miles. The wonderful Hidden Hut cafe at Porthcurnick beach has cafe food and regular feast nights; the Rosevine and Driftwood hotels have outstanding restaurants and The Idle Rocks and Hotel Tresanton in nearby St Mawes both offer exceptional food and sublime sea views. The Harbour Club just across the road offers cheap local ales, film nights, quizzes and a pool table, with fabulous views from its sea-facing terrace; visitors are very welcome (closing time can be a little animated in the height of holiday season but it's all very friendly). There are galleries selling original Cornish art, farmers' markets and renowned Cornish gardens to explore. The nearby King Harry Ferry crosses the River Fal giving easy access to the pretty Cathedral City of Truro, maritime Falmouth and the dramatic cliffs and sandy surfing beaches of the north coast. 1 North Parade welcomes two small well-behaved dogs so bring your pooch, lace up your walking boots and head off out to discover everything this beautiful part of Cornwall has to offer.
Cupboard with washing machine
Bedroom with double bed
Shower-room with double walk-in shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave and fridge
- Dogs welcome (2 small dogs only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 400 yds
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Full electric CH
The sheltered harbour at Portscatho, just yards from the cottage (not the view).
A wood-burner to warm the sitting-area.
The kitchen is compact but very well-equipped.
The dining-area with vintage scrubbed pine table.
A canvas sail screens the bed.
Porthole windows continue the nautical theme.
A door leads off to the shower-room and stairs to the living-room above.
A lovely arched mirror in the shower-room.
The shower-room is adjacent to the bedroom on the ground floor.
Lovely colours and decorative touches.
A big double shower cubicle.
A drench head shower and a hand-held shower should do the job!
A lovely little ceramic basin.
The dressing-area in the shower-room.
Stairs up to the living-room.
Light floods in from the two tall windows.
An open doorway leads to the kitchen.
A lovely little wood-burner to keep you snug whatever the weather.
Plenty of books for rainy days.
Lovely Farrow & Ball colours throughout the cottage.
Looking down on the living-room.
It must be time for a lunchtime drink...pop across to the Harbour Club or the Plume of Feathers.
1 North Parade is part of a small Victorian terrace just steps away from the sea.
A small well behaved dog is welcome at 1 North Parade (not Dougie in the picture, who is a somewhat naughty Labrador puppy!).
High tide down in the harbour hides the sandy beach revealed as the tide drops down.
High tide covers the beach but the sand is revealed as the tide ebbs.
Portscatho is still home to working fishing boats.