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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just returned from a lovely break in Portloe, the weather was fantastic and Hillside Cottage was perfect!"

    A quintessential cornish cottage, beautifully decorated, light & airy and well equipped. A bottle of fizz & lemon drizzle cake was waiting for us on arrival ( a lovely touch). It's a very short walk The Ship Inn, with friendly staff & a nice garden. Also Lugger Hotel is nearby. Hopefully we'll be returning in August

    Thanks so much. We're delighted you had a lovely stay and we'll welcome you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cosy and full of character with fantastic kitchen facilities."

    Cottages like Hillside are few and far between these days, highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed Hillside and all its period features. Please come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "What a fabulous week we had in Hillside."

    The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and was the perfect place for our stay in Portloe. It is beautifully decorated with so many nice little touches which makes it really feel like a home from home. The welcome gift was delicious too!! The bedrooms were all very generous sizes with lots of space and storage. We hadn't noticed when booking that two of the bedrooms have sinks so that was a bonus for the teenagers. Downstairs is spacious with two reception rooms. The very comfortable sitting room was commandeered by the two eldest who lounged away on the huge corner sofa. The kitchen/dining room is a great communal space to gather and chat while preparing dinner. We were very lucky with the weather and had a great time exploring the area. A few places nearby we would recommend: - Towan Beach (national trust) stunning and dog friendly - Carne Beach - another stunning beach - dogs need to be on leads during the day until 6pm in summer months - Veryan village is lovely - very handy village stores/post office & pub - Melinsey Mill - cream teas and summer pizza nights (best to pre-book a table for pizza but worth it) - The Hidden Hut of course !! A must if you are in this part of Cornwall. Also look out for the Portloe village community shop on Wed & Sat (just next to the church). home made savory/sweet bakes, gifts, arts and crafts etc. Run by the villages so support them if you can :) Just a final word on the booking process through Sykes which was very smooth and great communication. Tony, the owner, also emailed us and he was extremely friendly and helpful if you have any questions about your stay. Thanks for sharing Hillside with us and for our stay in Portloe which was everything we wanted it to be. The Williams family - David, Laura, Olivia, Tom, Martha and Meg the working cocker who loves swimming !!!

    Wow! How wonderful! I won't spoil the review by adding another word -- except to say you are very welcome to return at any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Hillside is a very comfortable , well equipped house in a absolutely beautiful location In the stunning Village of Portloe ."

    Many thanks for your kind comments. We try to ensure every guest has a lovely stay. Please come again and enjoy more of the stunning Roseland Peninsula. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very charming, clean and extremely well equipped cottage with many beautiful details in a picturesque small fishing village - we had a wonderful stay!"

    The huge Smeg stove invited us to cook in the evenings, but the pub next door is also very nice (there is occassionally some noise from the pub´s extractor hood during the day that can be heard on the small terrace behind the house which we did not find disturbing at all).

    We're delighted you had lovely holiday in our cottage and enjoyed its amenities as well as enjoying the charms of Portloe. We try our best to ensure every guest has a good time. Do come again and don't leave it so long next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ulrike5.0Jul 2022

  • "On arrival 7 lightbulbs were not working - had to call in a very helpful Jake who came that evening and then again the following day to resolve issue!"

    Single beds had no towels - but pleased to see cupboard on landing was fully stocked so that we could help ourselves. Only 2 laundry bags for 5 people's bedlinen and towels. Paranoia over keeping the work surface free of water - hence indulgence in teatowels from said cupboard. Rather difficult to keep dogs downstairs when there was nowhere to lock them into the kitchen; also 'garden' up a steep flight of steps was disappointing - particularly for an elderly dog Too much tech stuff - heating difficult to manage and SMEG oven a challenge. TV remote not working. Don't like having to resort to a manual for every piece of equipment. Confusion over bin day - Friday or Monday conflicting information in household manual. Maybe change the cutlery!!!?

    Thanks for your feedback. We always respond swiftly to any guests' concerns, which is why the light bulbs were replaced as soon as they were reported. We are delighted you had plenty of towels and tea towels for your requirements. However, we are sorry you had difficulty with the technology in the cottage. The SMEG oven is a standard model that many guests have delighted in using. The heating is operated from a straightforward tablet on the wall and the TV remote is working perfectly well. For any guests who experience issues with devices they are not familiar with, we offer clear operating guidance in the cottage welcome pack and also provide manuals for those who need a fuller explanation. We always go the extra mile to ensure holidaymakers have a lovely experience at Hillside which is why we welcome guests with a bottle of bubbles, a card, flowers and milk. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Oct 2021

  • "The house was great and the equipment in the kitchen was fantastic to cook with."

    It was very comfortable and would recommend the house to friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Roz5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a great holiday at Hillside."

    The cottage and location are beautiful with lots of places to visit nearby. We would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Hillside is a lovely, welcoming cottage."

    It is comfortable, beautifully appointed, has everything you could possibly need and easily accommodated 6 of us. The pretty village of Portloe, with its tiny harbour, is peaceful and friendly. We loved being next to the pub serving great Cornish beer and good food. We were easily able to step out onto the coast path and enjoyed swimming from the harbour and nearby beaches. There is so much to do and see in this beautiful part of Cornwall. We highly recommend; Hillside is a perfect cottage and we had an amazing holiday there!

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful welcoming and comfortable cottage in a beautiful village."

    Well equipped, comfortable beds and plenty of space for 5 adults and a dog, it was a perfect retreat for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderfuul cottage so well equiped with everything you coudl ever need!"

    The bed were so comfy, the living and dining rooms just so cozy, a perfect location and just an all round perfect place to spend a relaxing get away!

    Reviewed by Demi5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for exploring the idyllic but hilly coast path and away from the crowds."

    Perfect for a peaceful break & “switch off”. Portloe is a charming village with narrow streets and well kept properties. The small courtyard is great for breakfast on a sunny day, accessed via steep steps.. Kitchen fully equipped & Sonos system a great addition. Two bathrooms, nice roll top bath upstairs, shower is downstairs in a “functional” bathroom. Pub next door is handy with a nice beer garden but food is basic (everything with chips). Plenty of other food options in the local area though, some v high quality. Parking in village is a 5 min walk away.

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, very well equipped and tastefully decorated, in a fantastic location for exploring."

    Highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage, well equipped."

    Bit of a stroll to the car park but well worth the walk to see the view.

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2019

  • "Hillside is a beautiful little cottage in a quaint old fishing village, it is perfectly equipped with everything you need for a holiday away from everything."

    We had a lovely time celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary and having the village pub next door was a bonus with plentiful food. We would not hesitate to recommend Sykes cottages or Hillside to anyone. Plus we had a nice welcome gift from Tony and Sue the owners. All in all first class!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous equipment as we’re all keen cooks and loved the kitchen!"

    especially the Smeg cooker and brilliant sharp knives — everything there was high quality - crockery (and plenty of it) etc etc Sitting room lovely and comfy to come back to after long walks and being out all day. Hillside is wonderful and very very spacious for 6 adults AND 2 dogs. The place was spotless so big thanks to your housekeeper. We loved it and all the touches - welcoming cake and fizz. Can’t thank everyone enough - great place to be. Warm regards Janet, Poppy and Max, Marie, Linda and Dave plus dogs Dino and Buffy.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in peaceful location - great to be able to see the sea when sitting at the front of the cottage and friendly locals."

    Comfortable beds and loved the decor throughout. Only downside was the very steep steps to the terrace which we did not use as we had two small children. Overall would stay again once children were older

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, very well equipped and furnished."

    Lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Leonora5.0May 2019

  • "Couldn’t fault the process in any way at all."

    It was very easy to book and then to pay once we were registered. The emails we received were informative and timed perfectly. Our cottage was lovely, very well equipped, extremely clean and exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely week and will certainly be using Sykes in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in this beautiful coastal village with loads of useful info left by the clearly caring owners."

    Kitchen very well equipped and with a lovely range cooker. The wood burner in the dining area was great on the cooler evenings. Bed huge and comfortable - best nights sleep we'd had in ages! Lots to see locally: gardens at Cearhays Castle and a tour of the castle recommended. Gardens at Trewithien likewise. Take a trip to St Mawes and take the ferry to Falmouth. There is plenty of cliff walks from the door step - all of which are worth doing for the views and flora & fauna. A great break away with friends and a lovely cottage. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a small village located on the coastal path."

    We had a really good week. The cottage was very well equipped with excellent quality bedding. The layout of the kitchen dining room was perfect for a family.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with feature fireplace
  • Electric central heating Modern electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, Sonos sound system
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Public car park nearby
  • Rear terraced garden with furniture, front bench
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub next door, shop 1.5 miles
  • Note: in the sitting room, it is a feature fireplace and not to be used
  • Note: Roadside property
  • Note: Internal and external step stairs may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

The property

Hillside is an exquisite Georgian cottage sitting in the heart of the quaint hamlet of Portloe, once described by Sir John Betjeman as: One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages.

As soon as you open the stable door, you will be charmed by the tastefully designed interior and with some of Cornwall's most popular attractions on your doorstep, you can holiday in style in this three-bedroom chic getaway.

The living areas are packed with period features, stripped floorboards, wooden shutters, historic Cornish clome ovens all dominated by a large inglenook fireplace.

A comfy armchair provide the perfect environment to stream your favourite music while you read by the glowing woodburning stove.

The comfort continues across the hallway with a deep corner sofa facing a fireplace and is a great place to curl up and relax while watching your favourite shows on the FreeSat TV, including Netflix.

A prized feature of this Georgian gem is the fabulous bespoke kitchen bursting with style and character, including the Smeg range cooker, plus an array of first-class appliances, allowing you to rustle up your locally sourced meals – perhaps using a lobster recipe from the nearby Hidden Hut’s cookbook.

Spend a day discovering the secret beauty of the renowned South West Coast Path, then return to rest in a neutrally decorated bedroom.

Choose from a super-king-size, a king-size or a twin bedded room to recharge your batteries.

The upstairs family bathroom and down stairs shower room, featuring all white suites, complete the accommodation.

A favorite of guests is the view from the front, you can sit on the roadside bench and sip your morning coffee looking down to the harbour and the ever-changing sea beyond.

Alternatively enjoy beers and alfresco dinners on the private rear terrace which is reached by quite steep steps.

Portloe's fine food pub is right next door and is perfect for those who don't fancy cooking one evening.

Step from your glorious holiday home into the Ship Inn and savour freshly cooked local meals and St Austell ales of the highest quality.

Portloe is often described as 'the jewel in the crown' of the Roseland Peninsula - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

When the rest of Cornwall is crowded, this little known region really is a haven from the holiday hustle and bustle.

A network of creeks and steep river valleys is surrounded by stunning cliffs, National Trust headlands and coastal walks along some of Cornwall’s world famous beaches.

A few miles away are the award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, the renowned Eden Project, featuring the largest indoor rainforest in the world, and the unique Caerhays Castle, lake and beach.

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

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About the location


Truro 12 miles; St. Austell 13 miles; Newquay 20 miles

Often described as 'the jewel in the crown of the Roseland Peninsula', and rightfully so. Portloe is a very pretty, picturesque coastal village well-known for its fishing and walking opportunities. It boasts a delightful harbour with 3 working boats that go out to catch crab and lobster. Portloe was the filming location for a number of different films and TV series in the 20th century including the comedy series 'Wild West', featuring Dawn French and Catherine Tate. It is a small village with not much in terms of amenities, however it does have a very highly-rated food pub as well as a the Lugger Hotel with similarly positive reviews. Portloe proves itself to be a fantastic base for exploring some of Cornwall's most beautiful places. Truro, St. Austell and Newquay are all within easy reach, all with a fantastic choice of amenities and things to do. All three are well worth the visit whilst you're in this part of the country.

Note: Internal and external step stairs may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.