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Portscatho, Cornwall (Ref. 1013619)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "October half term so cooler weather but the rayburn and open fire dealt with it nicely."

    Quirky place with lots of interesting ornaments & antiques giving it charm and character. Good location for travelling to all areas of cornwall, especially when you time the King Harry Ferry just right for traveling South. Well equipped kitchen so no problem for us cooking up once we were familiar with where everything was. A couple of nice local pubs, the hidden hut and good walks all minutes from the front door. Local beaches/coves sheltered for kayaks & paddleboards. All in all loved the place and the area so a big thumbs up.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the whole experience !"

    ! Tehidy is cosy and inviting , yet has interesting and beautiful antique furniture and artwork at every turn ! Amenities are to a high standard . The beds and bedding were second to none and we slept so well after all the fresh air and walking . We enjoyed sitting in front of a cosy log fire most evenings , plus we immersed ourselves in the great hospitality of the local, the Plume of Feathers , a superb pub just a walk away in the pretty village. (Food there is awesome and we recommend booking a table as it’s so popular) The cottage is also in a fab location for exploring all the beautiful villages and dog friendly beaches. The owner, Robert came to greet us and to say farewell and was a most charming , helpful and interesting man ! Thank you !! We will be back !!

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2021

  • "Apart from the fusty smell 5he whole place is dirty and furniture old and dirty and ripped, we had to use wipes to clean all surfaces, what a tip if you have any standards you would never stay hear."

    Thank you for your feedback. The house is cleaned and all surfaces bleached. Photos are taken after each 6 hour clean between guests. We have seen the photos of the house before you arrived. The house was clean. You are quite correct the furniture is old and various pieces have wear and tear, they are antiques as described in the write up about the property. We feel the photos give a good representation of the interior. We visited you on the Sunday morning after your arrival on Saturday. You were asked if all was okay with Tehidy? To which you said yes. If you had any problems we could have assisted you but unfortunately we was not advised of these. There is polish on some of the furniture which shouldn't be wiped off as it is there to preserve them. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarySep 2021

  • "We loved this quirky characterful cottage, with it’s beautiful garden and we could glimpse the sea."

    A great location, quiet but close to the sea and village. Would love to go back and would highly recommend. The owner was lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2021

  • "The quirkiness of the place just made me smile."

    Convent location, easy to park outside , Robert was really helpful and being able to shut the drive gate meant outside was perfect for the dog too.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Owner was extremely helpful, very pleasant and friendly."

    Be aware that the driveway is extremely narrow for a modern car, but the gardens are a definite plus feature. Walking distance to the lovely safe beach and welcoming village, with decent food and well stocked village shop makes this a lovely place to relax and refresh in.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "A perfectly placed house to enjoy this wonderful area of Cornwall."

    The house and garden were an absolute delight and made the stay very special. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "An unique experience in an eccentrically appointed accommodation."

    Beds were super comfortable and the general ambience was unlike anywhere else we’ve stayed. The garden was delightful designed to consist of a series of rooms. We loved Tehidy and its beautiful situation in this part of Cornwall. I

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2021

  • "The bungalow is a lovely unique property with a beautiful private back garden with magical rooms to explore."

    Very cosy and comfortable place to stay while visiting Portscatho and the surrounding area. Lots of wonderful scenery and countryside to walk in. Property is in a good location with an easy walk to the beach and the well stocked village shop. We have previously stayed at Robert's B&B, No.16 in Greenwich and it was lovely to see him again. Lots of little artistic touches that we remembered fondly from our Greenwich visit!

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2021

  • "Cottage was well equipped, had a beautiful, leafy garden, and was in a great location for beaches and coastal walks."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2020

  • "On arrival house was clean and fitted the description."

    Thankyou for the milk and biscuits...very welcoming until we found the well stocked local shop short walk from bungalow.the Rayburn in kitchen is lovely, found accommodation warm enough for us and the open fire is great.The garden is lovely and in the summer we would definitely have sat out in it.Portscartho is a lovely place and would recommend staying at bungalow..it does feel homely and perhaps it's not everyones taste but it's quirky ! Clean and well equipped...many thanks.

    Reviewed by CarrylOct 2020

  • "Photos gave a wonderful representation of the interior of this unique property."

    The fascinating back garden is a delight for lovers of the secret 'rooms' where the hours while away relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book. 'Mimosa patio', 'mini ball room', 'figs and urns'.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "The bungalow was very spacious and artistically furnished."

    The quirkiness was part of the appeal, making it feel very homely, unlike some formulated holiday lets. It was also very comfortable, especially the four poster bed. The garden was very private and great fun for my son and dog to explore. Great location, near to town without the need of a car. Wonderful walks and beautiful scenery nearby. Nice beaches on your doorstep and quiet little coves to explore. Wonderful to meet the owner, very interesting to chat to and always on hand to help with anything.

    Reviewed by RichieJul 2020

  • "We found the bungalow cold and dark."

    The quirkiness was over the top with the result being that the bungalow was crammed to the extent of being almost claustrophobic. The log fire was not just a nice addition but essential and The need to buy in more logs and coal mid week adding to The cost of The holiday. Also as these were damp getting heat out of The fire was a challenge for a few days. The individual pieces were nice just too many. We didn't feel the bungalow met our expected levels of Sykes accommodation and because of this ended up leaving a day early.

    Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately the weather was dreadful during your stay, however I do provide heaters in every room and a starter pack of logs and coal for your comfort. I am sorry that the décor was not to your taste however I do feel that the photographs accurately portray the property. Many thanks, Mr Gray. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianFeb 2020

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  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • First-floor snug.
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • AGA cooker, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Off-road parking for one small car via very narrow drive
  • Roadside parking for larger cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles. Please note that there is some wear to the furniture, this is done to create a well-worn look and is done intentionally to complement the property. There is a large interesting garden made up of outside rooms located at the property, which will be a surprise on arrival.

The property

Situated in the coastal village of Portscatho, on the Roseland Peninsula of Cornwall, is this superb detached cottage.

This property has a quirky and eclectic feel to it, with so many traditional furnishings and a collection of artwork.

Step into the sitting room, full of antiques, lovely draped curtains and lemon-coloured walls, adding such a wealth of character to this property and making it a warm and welcoming base.

Here, you can cosy up on the provided sofa or two armchairs and spend the evening catching up on your favourite shows, or catch up on the day's events.

Walk through to the open-plan, quirky kitchen/diner, housing a range of appliances to cook up some delicious meals, whilst the dining area provides all the space you could need to gather for a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal.

The property has two ground-floor bedrooms, set up as a double and twin, each with their own furnishings for storing your personal items and served by a family bathroom fitted with a bath and shower over.

Follow the steps up to the first floor where you will find a lovely snug room boasting superb sea views.

The rear lawned garden is the perfect place to relax and sit with a book in the summer months, whilst your little ones run and play freely.

Portscatho village is home to a post office, convenience store, fishmonger, local pubs and cafés for all of your amenities.

Make sure you visit Portscatho Beach, where you can spend the afternoon sunbathing, swimming or getting involved with Cornwall's favourite sport of surfing!

There are some watersporting opportunities available at the Carrick Roads estuary such as fishing and sailing, whilst the National Trust property of Trelissick Garden is perfect for exploring with your family.

Join the South West Coast Path for some walking and cycling opportunities.

Tehidy is the ultimate choice for a week long break near the coast of Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


St Mawes 5 miles ; Truro 15 miles ; Mevagissey 13 miles

Once an important pilchard-fishing village, today Portscatho is a popular holiday destination for those seeking a traditional seaside location. Brimming with Cornish charm, there is a sandy beach and a harbour, as well as a pub, a butcher’s, a greengrocer’s and a handful of gift shops and galleries. The coastline here is most scenic, with hidden coves, secret beaches and mile upon mile of undulating coastal footpath. The village of Gerrans is just a short stroll along the shore, and the beautiful Porthcurnick beach is also accessible via the coast path from Porthscatho. Portscatho offers a holiday away from it all, with a welcoming community spirit and several annual events which everyone gets involved with – including the fish festival each August.

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