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Higher Roskorwell Cottage

(Ref. 1051200)

St Keverne, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very characterful and rustic, which we really enjoyed but also with all mod cons."

    Such quiet in the mornings when we got up, and great walks from the door through fields and down to the coast. Our little dog loved the garden, as did we and it was very safe. An excellent Cornish experience, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable nicely equipped cottage."

    Garden perfect for a small dog very safe. Overall a great base to explore South Cornwall. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Aug 2023

  • "Well supplied with white goods."

    Beds comfortable. WiFi signal good. Cottage spacious but very rustic. Furniture old with poor use of space. Cottage in need of some TLC. Lovely private garden. Cottage location not the best with national south west coast walking route passing directly by front door and a farm track directly at the rear. There are no views over countryside from downstairs during crop growing season. Aga cooker was switched off, no wood for fires and most of walk heaters and towel rails were non operable dying our stay. We had 3 days of full rain so cottage smelled a little damp. Would have been nice to be able to air it through. Having said that is the owners invest in improving the inside then we would consider it again. If it was for sale it would make a good investment.

    Reviewed by Stephen2.8Jul 2023

  • "This cottage was perfectly situated for the coastal path and all the walks we planned."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was comfortable. Views from the top lounge over the fields and towards the sea are stunning. It was very private and quiet except for a few walkers on their way to the lavender fields behind. The local lanes are exceptionally narrow in places, but with careful slow driving you soon get used to them. The cottage itself could be so much more if it had some well needed TLC and some broken/ worn fixtures and furniture were replaced. A larger kitchen fridge would be most useful. The upstairs shower water pressure was just a trickle but the beautiful bath downstairs made up for that. Overall we loved our stay and would recommend Higher Roskorwell Cottage.

    Reviewed by Beverley3.8Jul 2023

  • "It was a very nice stay, very peaceful and straight onto the coastal path."

    It is a bit off the tourist beat but it made a nice change to just chill out and relax. Only thing I could have done with, was a hose attached to the outside tap to wash the mud off the dog.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey3.8May 2023

  • "This is our second stay here at Roskorwell Cottage and may very well not be our last."

    I think that says a lot for the place. The location is lovely surrounded by fields with a view of the sea upstairs and the property a mix of old and new. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our time here."

    Great cottage and really well equipped with everything you need. The only thing missing - unless it was there and we didn’t spot it - was a guide with things like recycling dos and don’t, waste collection day, nearest shop, good pubs, local walks etc. We’d definitely love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely warm place to stay in."

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Mar 2023

  • "Sehr schönes altes Ambiente."

    Rayburn Ofen in der Küche. Kamin im Wohnzimmer. Schön einsam. Gern wieder!

    Thank you for the kind words, we're glad to hear you had a good holiday! Translated (using Google) this reads as: "Very nice old atmosphere. Rayburn stove in the kitchen. Fireplace in the living room. Pretty lonely. Gladly again!" Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reginald3.8Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay."

    Fantastic area and location and the cottage was beautiful. Perfect. We enjoyed it that much we will be booking the cottage again next summer and we can’t wait to return. We didn’t want to leave. Best holiday ever.

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful well equipped cottage, amazing location hope to visit again."

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2022

  • "Very pretty cottage in lovely rural location."

    We had some good days out with the cottage as a base, however it is very out of the way and accessed via tiny lanes so beware if you’re a nervous driver! Beds and sofas could be more comfortable, and a few areas around the cottage need fixing or a refresh given the high price range. Beautiful garden which we used often.

    Reviewed by Deborah2.8Jul 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage which is situated in a lovely part of Cornwall near to coastal walks with stunning views and in a lovely rural location."

    The cottage is very tastefully decorated and the garden too very well tended. There are just a few things we would like to highlight to make better: the bed linen was too warm and a second set of linen for week 2 would have been appreciated. The fridge was much too small, the garden table was nice but some more comfortable garden furniture/deck chairs/sun loungers would be good. We felt some information about what was around would have been useful. For instance The Five Pilchards pub in Porthallow is just a 10 minute walk there (longer coming back up the steep hill!) with great food and a great pub, nearby beaches and walks to take. St Keverne had just one pub not 2 and was also a great place to visit. We of course did our research of places to visit but just a few suggestions from the owners would have been nice. I have to say we were very happy there and some day would love to go back (hoping we get as good weather as this year!)

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place and very quirky in an ideal relaxed place."

    Great views from the upstairs lounge and a snug place with the fire going downstairs. All the necessary facilities were to hand and the scones, jam, cream, milk, coffee and tea were gladly received. Not sure where the clear bag was for the recycling so we simply brought it home to recycle here. Highly recommend this cottage and being on the Lizard peninsula was quiet and very relaxing with great walking all around.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "I have really nothing to add but just one suggestion."

    It would be useful to have a second set of keys.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable and peaceful cottage, spacious and well equipped."

    We coud watch both sunrise and sunset from the upstairs living room.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage only drawback was it is in a very remote location"

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was in a lovely quiet location."

    Cosy feel to the decor, well equipped, and relaxing. However mattresses and sofas a little tired and thus not as comfortable as they could be. Also heating throughout upstairs and main living room downstairs a little archaic( night storage and fan heaters) and thus we were cold for 48 hrs as this part of the property takes a day or two to warm up. Rayburn in Kitchen, underfloor in downstairs bathroom all great. Wasn’t sure if one could get logs from anywhere, but we ran out of those supplied in a few days, thankfully had brought some of our own.! WiFi was vulnerable to dropping out every few minutes for most of the week. Possibly due to very stormy weather. Might be worth trying to find a more secure signal. I hope this is useful to the proprietors, as we will definitely be coming back,as despite the above suggestions, we loved our time in the cottage/ area..

    Reviewed by Vincent4.1Oct 2020

  • "Outside table needs resealing or replacing as the seating and table were always damp and could not be used."

    Thankfully we took our own chairs.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Sep 2020

  • "It was the most idyllic place we have ever stayed."

    Having holidayed in the area for 37 years this was by far the best place. The cottage was everything we wanted and more.Every detail thought of. The children loved it. Thank you for the super clean house and the feeling that we were the first ones there especially in these strange times. We have already booked for February and next August. The only down side is that’s 6 months away! Thank you again

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2020

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  • Arranged over two floors: First floor
  • 2 Bedrooms: 1 x Double
  • 1 x Double and single bed
  • Sitting room/Bedroom with double bed settee and woodburning stove
  • Shower room with WC and basin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and open fire
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Oil central heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Rayburn, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier
  • 2xTV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel cot & high chair
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

The property

With uninterrupted countryside views with glimpses of the sea, Higher Roskorwell Cottage lies a mile and a half outside the peaceful village of St Keverne on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula.

From the cottage it is just half a mile downhill walk to the village of Porthallow which has a traditional fishing cove with a pebbled beach and a pub for refreshments.

Approached via a bridleway that connects to the spectacular coastal path, this wonderful 18th century Cornish stone cottage is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Providing a cosy home from home with lots of comfort, this pretty character cottage makes the perfect choice if you are looking to relive childhood memories of Cornish seaside holidays, or seeking a peaceful refuge to unwind and relax.Inside this pretty cottage you will be greeted with a cosy sitting room with an inglenook fire place housing a multifuel stove and an open fire.The traditional country kitchen diner is equipped with a Rayburn oven, electric cooker, built in larder and Belfast sink.

On the first floor, two pretty bedrooms look out over the peaceful Cornish countryside; two double bedrooms, plus a sitting room with double sofa bed and wood burning stove.

A ground floor bathroom with bath and shower over and first floor shower room complete the interior.

Outside relax in the enclosed garden with a good book or indulge in your favourite tipple whilst marveling at the Cornish sunsets.

Positioned just over a mile outside of the village of St Keverne with it's pretty village square, two family friendly pubs, a butchers, restaurant, post office and food shop/off-license, this a perfect base for exploring.

Visit nearby Roskilly’s where you can wander through the meadows and ponds, meet the animals and sample the famous ice cream.

The farm is also dog friendly.

Follow the South West Coast Path through the picturesque Cornish fishing villages of Porthallow and Porthoustock and enjoy the beautiful coastal views across Falmouth Bay to St. Anthony's Head.

Wander along the leafy river bank of the Helford River where at St Anthony, sailing boats, motorboats, kayaks and dinghies can be hired.

Enjoy a pub lunch at Coverack with its little harbour and beautiful beach at low tide, you may even spot a Dolphin or two from here.

A stay on the Lizard Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without visiting the breathtaking Kynance Cove with it’s white sands and azure seas.

Further along the coast you will find the bustling village of Porthleven a secret surfing haven for experienced wave riders, where you can also sit beside the harbour and enjoy a pasty from the famous Ann’s Pasties of The Lizard, fun dining at The Mussel Shoal or fine dining at the Michael Cains restaurant, previously owned by Rick Stein.

For those seeking to explore this beautiful untouched part of Cornwall, Higher Roskorwell will make a perfect choice.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Helston 12 miles.

On the eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula, the pretty village of St Keverne, lying just 1.25 miles inland, is the focal point for this area, with its village pubs and shops surrounding the village square, and an impressive church spire, at one time used to guide the Cornish fishermen home. From St Keverne, you can easily explore the natural and spectacular beauty of the Lizard Peninsula by car, bicycle or on foot. You will find walled fishing harbours, tiny secret coves, sandy bays and dramatic clifftop walks along the South West Coastal path. Just north is the Helford River, a yachtsman's dream and home to Frenchman's Creek, and picturesque Helford village. A short walk takes you to Roskilly’s Farm, where you can tuck in to ice cream to die for. Further afield, visit Falmouth, with one of the world's largest natural harbours, Pendennis Castle built by Henry VIII, and of course you cannot miss out on a trip to The National Maritime Museum.

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