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.
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.
This terraced cottage 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, Moroccan tiles and a useful drying/dressing-area. Upstairs, the open plan living-room is light and airy with painted floorboards, 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. Why not 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 (4'6'')
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, fridge and dishwasher
1 North Parade is being redecorated for 2019 so some furniture and furnishings will differ to those shown in the photographs.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 400 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Full electric CH
The sheltered harbour at Portscatho, just yards from the cottage (not the view).
An open doorway leads to the kitchen.
The kitchen is compact but very well-equipped.
The dining-area with vintage scrubbed pine table.
A door leads off to the shower-room and stairs to the living-room above.
1 North Parade is part of a small Victorian terrace just steps away from the sea.
A lovely arched mirror in the shower-room.
A big double shower cubicle.
Stairs up to the living-room.
Light floods in from the two tall windows.
The shower-room is adjacent to the bedroom on the ground floor.
Lovely colours and decorative touches.
A lovely little ceramic basin.
A drench head shower and a hand-held shower should do the job!
The dressing-area in the shower-room.
A canvas sail screens the bed.
A wood-burner to warm the sitting-area.
A lovely little wood-burner to keep you snug whatever the weather.
Plenty of books for rainy days.
Lovely colours throughout the cottage.
Looking down on the living-room.
The kitchen has a sloping ceiling so please mind your head if you are tall.
It must be time for a lunchtime drink...pop across to the Harbour Club or the Plume of Feathers.
Porthole windows continue the nautical theme.
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.