Set right on the waterside in the pretty seaside village of Portscatho, this gorgeous cottage is holiday heaven. With a feather-filled sofa set before a toasty wood-burner and superb views out over the water, this is the place to relax and enjoy a fabulous restful holiday. Wonderfully comfortable beds, lovely linens and beautiful furnishings all add to the experience.
The pretty front garden is perfect for morning coffee looking out to sea while the sloping rear garden needs a little careful negotiation with steps leading to a private decked dining area, but the unrivalled views stretching all around Gerrans Bay make it very worthwhile! The sandy beach, coastal footpaths and all the village amenities are just a short stroll away.
Number Four is a real delight, a former fisherman’s cottage styled with laid-back coastal chic, overlooking the tiny harbour in the quaint former fishing village of Portscatho. With its own private deck and superb sea views, it’s just a stone’s throw from the pub, butcher, village store, harbour club and coffee shop, with fabulous coastal walks right from the door.
The stylish living area has a large feathered linen sofa and buttoned leather chair, with lovely soft woollen throws to snuggle up with in front of the wood-burning stove. The light-flooded kitchen is modern with a rustic twist, with chunky, reclaimed kitchen shelves and a small breakfast-bar with retro stools for dining. Cookery books and ample kitchen equipment will have you cooking up a feast with deliciously fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Eating out is easy too, with the Plume of Feathers, the Boathouse, Tatums and The Hidden Hut within walking distance and Michelin-starred dining at Driftwood just a few minutes’ drive away. The contemporary bathroom on the ground floor boasts fluffy white towels, waterfall taps and a rainfall showerhead (with reduced head-height due to the low cottage ceiling, but perfect for sitting under if necessary!).
Painted pine stairs lead up to the two bedrooms (take care on these, especially with small children) where the lovely master bedroom has a window seat looking over the bay and a memory foam bed you won’t want to leave. The second bedroom has stylish nautical bunk beds that little ones (and older ones!) will love, and a beautiful shuttered mirror and vintage painted chest of drawers.
A table and chairs in the front garden provide the perfect spot for reading the papers with your morning coffee as the sun rises over the bay, or wander across to the slipway opposite and watch little boats bobbing on their moorings in the water. The steeply rising garden at the back of the cottage (take care here as well, especially with small children) offers unrivalled views from the wooden deck over the water to Nare Head and Gull Rock. Hoist the parasol and relax on sun loungers, enjoy lunch at the dining-table, or sundowners while gazing at the stars glittering above.
With footpaths to walk, beautiful Cornish gardens to explore nearby, and beaches to discover there is plenty to do; pack your binoculars, walking boots and a few chunky novels and find your own little sanctuary at Number Four.
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 2 with bunk-beds (3')
Laundry-shed with washing machine and tumble-drier
*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road or in the village car park 440yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
Number Four is a beautiful little Georgian cottage.
The lovely sitting-room has reclaimed wooden wall panelling and an original stone fireplace.
The kitchen/diner is compact but ideal for preparing light meals, and there's a small breakfast-bar.
The memory foam mattress is super-comfortable.
Fabulous views from the deck in the garden.
The sitting-room also looks out towards the water.
This little beauty will keep you as warm as toast on blustery days!
Put your feet up and relax.
The well-equipped kitchen.
A breakfast-bar for meals.
The courtyard outside the kitchen.
The bathroom is on the ground floor (there's limited headroom standing in the bath so the fitted shower will not be suitable for all).
Contemporary bathroom fittings contrast beautifully with the old cottage.
Built-in storage for toiletries.
Turn the lights down low and have a relaxing soak.
Steep cottage stairs lead up to the bedrooms.
Lovely light and restful colours.
The main bedroom has lovely sea views.
A window seat looks out towards the bay.
The bespoke captain's bunk-beds in the second bedroom.
Both beds are full-size single beds.
The gravelled courtyard to the front of the cottage.
A sheltered spot for morning coffee or evening drinks while watching the world go by.
Steps lead up to the steep terraced garden.
What a spot for a leisurely lunch.
A parasol to keep you cool when the sun blazes down.
The deck is safely fenced but take care with children in the garden as it is steep.
Looking down from the top of the steep garden.
Looking from the garden out over Gerrans Bay.
Dusk is a wonderful time to sit and relax on the deck.
Sunset over the bay.