The Old Loft.
The cosy sitting-area.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-area.
The kitchen-area.
The bedroom.
The Old Loft.
Looking through to the bedroom from the kitchen-area.
The shower-room.
Exterior of The Old Loft.
Patio.

The Old Loft

3168

1.8 miles N of Portscatho / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £289 - £550

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Roseland Inn (1 ¼ miles)

Traditional, unspoilt, rural and Cornish. This inn has the perfect ambience for a quiet coffee or a leisurely meal and can be found deep in the Roseland Peninsula a stone's throw from the King Harry Ferry. The food is good and the beer garden is lovely in summer.

Nearest beach

Creek Stephen (½ mile)

A quiet, sandy beach nestled into the Roseland Peninsula, Creek Stephen can only be accessed from neighbouring Porthbean Beach at low tide or by boat. The generally sheltered waters here are a paradise for snorkellers, although there is no lifeguard service. Dogs are welcome all year. There are no facilities or parking present.

Nearest walk

Pendower to Carne Beach (¾ mile)

Parking is available at either Carne or Pendower and there's access from both down on to the beach or walk along the cliff path. Carne beach and Pendower beach join each other and you will find a great expanse of sand to enjoy. Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead from May to September.

Nearest town

Roseland Peninsula (1 ¾ miles)

Holidays on the Roseland peninsula are what memories are made of, from sprawling countryside and weaving rivers in St Just in Roseland, to the stunning coastal scenes of Mevagissey and the many stunning beaches like Porthcurnick, Portscatho. Covering a beautifully unspoilt area, rich with variety, there is something for everyone to do and appreciate.

St Mawes, perhaps the most well-known town within the Roseland Peninsula, faces Falmouth and boasts picture-perfect aesthetics and impressive history, with St Mawes Castle - one of the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses - standing proudly on the edge of the bay. Here, some of the simple pleasures are the greatest, as you slowly meander through streets, taking in the sights and soaking in the atmosphere.

If you’re already acquainted with the area, why not take a short drive up to Carne Beach, overlooked by the famous Nare Hotel. Joining with the National Trust’s Pendower beach at low tide, these two south-facing beaches are popular amongst tourists and families and offer plenty of swimming, relaxation and dining opportunities.

If beaches are your thing, it’s also worth heading to Hemmick Beach and Vault Beach, a popular naturist beach, both of which are also found near Gorran Haven. Feeling the sand between your toes and dipping your feet in the sea should be on everyone’s bucket list for Cornwall, but if you’d prefer something a little more cultural, the quaint villages of Portloe and Veryan offer guests a true Cornish experience of traditional villages, both with their own quirks and character.

If you’re looking for things to do, there are a multitude of beautiful walks all around the Roseland Peninsula. A particularly enjoyable walk joins the South West Coast Path and takes you around St Anthony Head, offering stunning sea views with glimpses of St Mawes and Pendennis.

With ferries regularly operating around the peninsula, you can easily enjoy a scenic cruise from your Roseland holiday cottage to make the most of our Cornish Riviera or take a drive up the road to discover some hidden gems. Here at Classic Cottages we’ve got the perfect selection of self-catering cottages for you to rent, from short breaks to up to four weeks of holiday bliss. Whatever you wish, the perfect accommodation will be waiting for you to come to home and map out your perfect break.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bailess June 2012

Beautiful!!!

Also nearby

The Hidden Hut (1 ½ miles)

A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their appearance on ITV's 'Cornwall with Caroline Quentin'. You need to buy tickets, but the hut is generally open to everyone, except during the winter, so check times on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Being relatively local to the area, we felt it was time to see if this often-mentioned beach cafe lived up to it's reputation....and it did! On a sunny August Sunday, the beach was busy and so was the Hidden Hut. Be prepared to queue - for quite a while - but once you've selected which of the mouthwatering options to go for, you've plenty of choice of places to sit and enjoy the really well cooked food and the amazing location. No doubt this will be the first of many visits to come!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Wonderful location

Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Geoff and Rebecca November 2016

Stunning place for a delicious lunch! Pricey but great quality. Locally sourced and freshly made. Busy on Bank holidays but worth the queue. Soups are always fabulous as are the pasties, pulled pork baps and sausage rolls. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a feast night once and it was a most memorable and special event. Check out their Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/thehiddenhut/

Trebah Garden (10 miles)

Family and dog-friendly, Trebah covers 26 acres, converting a small corner of Cornwall into a sub-tropical paradise. Located above the Helford River, every inch of Trebah is covered by lush vegetation, with 100-year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias kicking off the season with an explosion of colour.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

Curgurrell Farm (¾ mile)

Charlotte opens her shop from April to October (and during December for Christmas), selling fish and seafood caught by her husband and sons along with local bread, fruit, veg and meat. She spends all winter making jam and marmalade to re-stock the shop for the coming season and also sells homemade fish pies, perfect for visitors. Give her a call and order a welcome food box for your arrival.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bailess June 2012

An amazing find..........we bought fresh fish caught that day.......delicious!!
Would definitely recommend a visit- the crab and mackerel were particularly good!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Agnew and Mr Yule December 2009

Very fresh very locally caught fish and shellfish as well as genuinely local vegetables. Not cheap but worth it. A hard working family business.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (8 ¾ miles)

A true secret garden nearly lost to the ravages of time, the Lost Gardens of Heligan open a door to a magical world. Stroll underneath towering green canopies, past pretty pools surrounded by flowers and view all manner of weird and wonderful plants and shrubs. There's no time for dithering; visit the gardens and see what beauty awaits.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Clive Boon, from Essex. September 2016

Great day out

We had a super day here- wonderful for kids,which was a surprise,they had a marvellous time...rope bridge...building a tee-pee and picnicing in it,5 adults and 5 little ones 1,4,5,5, 8.,great open areas a loads of trees and climbing fun.We too liked the greenery and open areas...good, reasonable food on offer...was expecting National Trust like 'keep off grass time etc'...our day was dull and windy but warm and would recommend and return....and guess would be even better on a sunny day!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Heather August 2015

Beautiful gardens and there is something for all the family to enjoy. Great day out!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Beautiful place, good picnic area


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Churchill August 2015

This is a lovely place to explore, with lots of hidden bits to discover. We were there in early August and it didn't feel particularly busy, so there must be lots of room for everyone. Even our teenager enjoyed it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Knight October 2014

Knight party

It seemed every corner we turned there was something wonderful to look at. There has been a lot of thought put into this and we felt it was excellent value for money, great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Milliner April 2014

Magical

A fabulous walk around the gardens, lovely cafe/restaurant and super farm shop, both of which you can visit without paying to go into the gardens. A great day out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

A wonderful place to visit, even at the height of summer when there are many visitors. Magical gardens, wildlife and even chickens. Well managed, great cafe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

A hit with all the family!

A great day out! The gardens, shop and tearooms had a really upmarket feel about it. Every aspect of the gardens has been put together with real love and devotion. My 3 year old daughter's favourite bit was the Jungle - she loved running down all the boardwalks. It really felt like something from Jurassic Park. A hard walk back up the hill though - especially carrying our 1 year old toddler! My husband's favourite part was the ice cream at the teashop, and mine was the impressive vegetable garden. (Forgot to mention that my daughter cried when she discovered there were no melons growing at this particular time of the year - So that for her was a real show-stopper!!) Would recommend although with caution to wheelchair users - Some of the terrain is quite tricky.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Really Lovely Place

Spent all day here and even though it rained a little it really was a lovely day with lots of very special gardens to walk through.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Lovely, magical 'secret' garden. The local, homemade refreshments in the tea rooms are delicious too.

Falmouth (6 miles)

When booking a Falmouth holiday cottage you won’t be disappointed with this maritime treat. The location is stunning, with winding streets and terraced roads of shops, cafes, bars and cottages - all snuggled between the palm fronted beaches along Falmouth bay and its famous harbour, overlooked and protected by Pendennis Castle and its sister castle on the opposite side of the river at St Mawes. You can leave your car at the holiday cottage as everything is on your doorstep. Or, take the river taxis up to Truro or across to St Mawes and spend time exploring another part of the Cornwall. Falmouth is well placed for discovering all of west Cornwall.

Falmouth’s maritime history is unique. Having the third deepest natural harbour in the world, it became the centre of the postal network to the British Empire and the first place news was landed before spreading across the land. It is now often the start or finish point of various ‘round the world’ record breaking voyages and the Tall Ship’s race, one not to be missed. Today Falmouth is home to the National Maritime Museum, which is well worth a visit, as well as a plethora of watersport facilities. Holidays can easily be spent sailing, fishing or diving in the bay or up the river.

A Falmouth holiday could not be complete without visiting at least one of the many galleries. Falmouth Art School was founded there in 1902 and many of the students have never left, resulting in a vibrant art scene. Much of it is inspired by the locale, the scenery is inspirational and the way of life allows for many a story to be told through creative means. Pick up a Cornish memento to take back with you and provoke happy memories for years to come.

Being on the coast, there is a family friendly shoreline to enjoy. All four beaches; Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth, are sandy and sheltered from the swells and prevailing wind, perfect for a family holiday in Falmouth. They also have rock pools at low tide for the kids (and dads) to explore to their heart’s content when they’ve finished building sandcastles and eating icecreams.

If you’re staying in one of our dog friendly Falmouth cottages you will be spoilt for choice as you are never too far from a rural walk. From the coast path with its panoramic sea views to the many footpaths criss-crossing the surrounding countryside… take your pick!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Day March 2015

falmouth to st mawes

Would recommend the boat trip across to lovely St Mawes, pretty harbour town, great pub lunch in the Rising Sun conservatory....


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell January 2015

Winter break

Falmouth is good to visit any time of year and we have been in all seasons. Our recent visit in January was excellent. We found plenty to do despite some very mixed weather. As oldies we went to Rick Stein of or a vintage lunch served on Tuesday's until March very busy and cheap. We also visited Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum for another oldies lunch (Wednesday's) which included admission to the museum. The view on the Fal is lovely and we visited Newquay and Perranporth which out of season have beautiful deserted beaches to walk on.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2013

Falmouth and surrounding area

Falmouth has something for everyone ~ great beaches, great boating, good choice of restaurants and great accommodation. Easy access to other villages and lots going on ~ one great high street with everything you can imagine. ~Would recommend Amanzi restaurant ~ great place to eat with a South African twist.
Try visiting Mylor Harbour just a couple of miles away, great for walking and eating too. Dogs are welcome at many places in the area which is a bonus......having just spent a few days there in February will be returning again in June.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sharon July 2012

Something for Everyone

Falmouth really does have something for everyone. Having just spent a recent week of mixed weather we were never stuck for something to do, even if it was just wandering and enjoying the bustle of local life. Everyone working in the shops, cafes, restaurants and local attractions were friendly and clearly enjoyed their work, which in turn made us feel welcomed.

Trips to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula via the chainlink ferry or by boat make for enjoyable days out.

We also enjoyed dinner and a concert at the Princess Pavillion, with its beautiful gardens that lead down to the seafront.

Hope to visit again soon.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Matthews July 2012

The National Maritime Museum is a superb informative way to spend best part of a wet day, as the number of families and school parties evidenced. As re-entry is free for a year after the initial entry fee we decided to browse the exhibitions for part of the morning, exited for lunch at nearby Rick Stein's Fish and Chip restaurant, which was delicious if a little expensive, then re-entered the Museum to finalize our tour. The Spring/Summer Search and Rescue exhibition was of particular interest as we support the RNLI.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2011

Best town in Cornwall

Falmouth is a very honest town, un-spoilt and un-commercialised, and as such I would rate it as one of the best towns in Cornwall. We have stayed here on holiday many times in various properties, and there is always plenty to do here, which is especially important with 3 young children in tow!

The maritime museum is definitely worth a visit if you are here, this is a high quality attraction which puts some of the other so-called landmark attractions in the county to shame (Land's End to name one). You could easily spend a whole week in the town itself without venturing further afield.

Avoid restaurants such as Stein's fish & chips, and venture into the heart of town for more authentic and better value food. Short ferry rides to St. Mawes and Flushing are great fun, you can even take a ferry to Truro on the high tides.

If beaches are your thing, then Gyllngvase beach is an un-spoilt beauty and is wonderful at any time of the year.

If you like pubs (and who doesn't) then go to the Chain Locker, this is one of my all-time favourite pubs and must surely be one of the best in the country. The quayside location, and the quite excellent beer, rate it very highly. The Boathouse at the top of the High Street at the entrance to the town is also excellent.

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