Nestled in the pretty hamlet of Bohortha on the stunning Roseland peninsula, Coastguards is a beautifully restored cottage, surrounded by peaceful countryside with captivating views towards Gerrans Bay and the approaches to Falmouth and the Carrick roads. Whilst retaining many original features, Coastguards has been lovingly restored and now offers stylish, contemporary living at its very best. With gorgeous walks through stunning scenery to Place where you can catch the ferry to the vibrant seaside village of St Mawes from the doorstep, this beautiful cottage is the perfect holiday retreat for extended families or groups of friends looking for a traditional Cornish getaway, and even your four-legged friend is most welcome.
Coastguards sits at the end of a quiet unmade country lane (not suitable for low slung vehicles) with parking for two cars. The layout of the ground floor is typical of Cornish cottages with interlinking rooms, traditional beamed ceilings and sash windows giving views towards the sea from the front elevation. The kitchen is beautifully crafted along the rear of the cottage and fully equipped including a swish electric range cooker and the all-important dishwasher. A handy utility-room off the kitchen is home to the washing machine/drier and there's plenty of space for beach equipment. The adjoining wet-room is perfect for washing salty toes after a beach day.
From the kitchen, two steps lead down into the first of two, cosy sitting-rooms. The first sitting-room is a lovely area with original feature ornamental fireplace and perfectly placed window seat. The second sitting-room has a comfy corner sofa so guests can spread out and relax. Coastguards has been elegantly restored by the creative owners and beautiful traditional furniture sits perfectly with contemporary finishings, evident from the fabulous lighting and accessories. Look at the unique framed artwork above the doorframe into the second sitting-room and on closer inspection you can see it is years and years of old paint, carefully sanded back to great effect. The snug sits at the far end of the cottage, with a gorgeous desk (perfect if work comes calling) and a fabulous fireplace with wood-burner. This cosy room is the place to be in cooler months!
There are two staircases leading to the first floor, one at each end of the cottage. Both are typically steep as is traditional in Cornish cottages. On the first floor you will find four bedrooms, elegantly furnished with luxury linens for a great night's sleep and all with views across the garden towards the sea. The first bedroom is a gorgeous double room with king-size bed and the prettiest armchair for a quiet moment of peace. Bedroom two is a delightful twin bedroom, perfect for either adults or children. Both a shower-room and a second bathroom with shower can be found on the first floor, newly fitted and beautifully crafted. Bedrooms three and four are a twin room and double room with king-size bed. The landing between the bedrooms has steps and there are also steps to the bathroom and shower-room.
Outside, Coastguards is a total delight. The gardens are lawned and enclosed to the front, ideal for children and the family dog to let off steam, and a perfectly placed patio with furniture catches the Cornish sunshine. Views from here take in the gorgeous countryside and sea views over Porthbeor beach and the western approaches to Falmouth harbour so you can sit in dreamy seclusion and take in the scenery all day. Behind the cottage steps lead to an orchard which you are welcome to wander round and parking for two cars is right next to the property.
With blissful views, gorgeous interiors and a tranquil location, Coastguards is the perfect place for an extra special getaway for you, your family and your friends.
Whether you are a water sports lover, walker, beach goer or just looking for a rural idyll to relax in, Coastguards is perfectly situated for everyone. Footpaths lead from the front door through pretty woodlands to Place in the other direction you can head out to St Anthony and walk the coast path to Towan beach and beyond. Kayakers and paddle boarders should head for the sheltered harbour of St Mawes and the Percuil river where coves and inlets are waiting to be discovered. The Roseland is renowned for its stunning beaches, Towan beach is minutes away from Coastguards and the most gorgeous beach with a great cafe, if you fancy a change then head for Portscatho where you can dine at the Hidden Hut and then spend time on Porthcurnick beach. St Just in Roseland is a beautiful hamlet with a pretty church and gardens in the most tranquil of settings. Whilst you are there try Miss V's for the best cream tea around (jam before cream of course!). Further afield the mighty biomes of the Eden Project make for a great day out or perhaps try The Lost Gardens of Heligan, lost in time since WWI and now painstakingly restored to its former glory.
However you decide to spend time on the Roseland, Coastguards is the perfect Cornish cottage waiting for your arrival.
Utility-room with washing machine/drier
Wet-room with shower
Kitchen with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Dining-room with electric Aga
Television-room with Smart TV
Snug/Office with wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Please note, there are low ceilings throughout.
- Dogs welcome
- 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Coastguards is a dreamy Cornish cottage nestled in pretty gardens with views towards Gerrans Bay and beyond.
This beautiful cottage has been sympathetically restored to its former glory.
Contemporary and traditional marry seamlessly here giving a nod to the creative talents of the owners.
A blissful night's sleep is assured here!
Enjoy al fresco dining at its best.
Originally two cottages, Coastguards is now a gorgeous, spacious home.
The kitchen has beautiful restored features which combine beautifully with modern lighting.
Gather everyone around the farmhouse table to chat about the day ahead.
The dining-room has a gorgeous electric Aga.
Two steps lead from the kitchen into the dining-room.
A breakfast table for two in the kitchen is the perfect place to sit and chat with the chef.
The kitchen is beautifully crafted and has all you need to create a culinary delight.
Buy the freshest of Cornish produce from roadside stalls and farm shops.
The handy utility-room has a washing machine/drier and plenty of space for beach equipment. The wet-room adjoining the utility-room is perfect for rinsing salty toes.
Gorgeous touches at every turn!
This beautiful cottage has two interlinking sitting-rooms so there's plenty of space for a quiet read, catch up on a movie or simply sit and chat.
One of the pretty sitting-rooms.
The original fireplace and restored furniture add charm to this fabulous cottage.
The perfect spot if work comes calling.
Characterful slate floors run through the kitchen and dining-room.
The second sitting-room is a delight.
Catch up on a holiday read.
After a busy day exploring return to your wonderful cottage and watch a movie on the Smart TV.
This unique feature is actually hundreds of years of paint which has cleverly been sanded away to show the layers of time beneath!
The snug has a desk, ideal for writing a quick postcard.
The snug has a feature fireplace and the all important wood-burner.
Oh so pretty.
Dreamy bedroom 1 has a gorgeous king-size bed.
The bedrooms have charming iron bedsteads and luxury linens for a great night's sleep.
Charming interiors at every turn.
Bedroom 2 is a spacious twin bedroom.
Perfect for either adults or children.
Sweet dreams in this pretty bedroom.
The bath/shower rooms are beautifully crafted. The shower-room is perfect for a refreshing shower after a busy day.
Muted pastel shades in the shower-room.
Bedroom 3 is a delightful twin bedroom.
Oh so pretty bedroom 3.
The main bathroom, perfect for a relaxing soak after a busy day.
The traditional doors are a lovely feature.
These beautiful, classic bedrooms are simply gorgeous.
Breakfast in bed? Why not, you are on holiday.
The bedrooms are all on the first floor with a staircase at each end of the corridor and several steps to the bedrooms and bathrooms.
All the makings of a peaceful holiday!
Al fresco dining, the perfect holiday pastime.
Oodles of space on the front lawn for the children and dogs to let off steam.
The pretty unmade track leads to Coastguards.
The parking is at the side of Coastguards, within the wooden railway sleepers. Please note access is required through the gate to the allotment garden next door so parking is not permitted on the lane at any time.
Watch the boats sail by in the distance.
The Roseland peninsula has some stunning beaches, this is Towan beach which is only five minutes away from Coastguards.
The Hidden Hut sits overlooking Porthcurnick beach, the perfect spot for a holiday meal.
Portscatho is a short journey away, a pretty village with lovely harbour.
St Mawes has some great choices when it comes to dining.
Catch the passenger ferry from St Mawes and spend the day discovering Falmouth.
Further afield the mighty biomes of the Eden Project await.
Discover The Lost Gardens of Heligan.