A very comfortable, well equipped cottage in a beautiful Roseland village. Lorick Cottage has everything you need for your stay - very comfy beds, lovely powerful shower, pretty fully enclosed patio garden and stuff for the beach. Even visiting dogs are catered for, with dog towels, bowls, throws for the sofas, toys, even a bed for them! The cottage is spotlessly clean, with antibacterial spray and hand gels left for you to use during your stay. My only suggestion, and it's a really minor one, would be the need for some bigger mugs for tea drinkers! Those provided, whilst really beautif...more
A stunning, newly refurbished property, only a 5 minute stroll from the beautiful church at St Just, and the start of the circular walk to St Mawes. A bright, spacious, well equipped and comfortable holiday house. Plenty of space for all the family, with three beautiful bathrooms. We had such a great time walking the coastal paths and exploring the gorgeous beaches and gardens of the Roseland Peninsula. Oh yes, we’ll be back!!
We had the most amazing few days staying at Gibraltar House. Perfect location, amazing views, lovely interiors and clean. We would love to stay again. Portscatho Holidays we’re also wonderful. Will be booking with them in future.
What a lovely cottage ! We were met on arrival by the owner who explained where everything was and how it worked The cottage is in a beautiful idyllic pastoral setting surrounded by fields and birdsong, if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of busy coastal villages at busy times of the year but only a 15 minute drive away, then this is the cottage for you
We had a super week in Petroc. It is a brilliantly located holiday cottage and fantastically equipped with everything you need. The car parking space and outdoor patio, shower and drying area were so useful. And just up the steps from the village centre. The cottage itself was very homely and comfortable. The balcony off one of the double bedrooms was wonderful for morning coffee and the views were exceptional. Blankets on the bed, cushions and a coffee machine all help to make this fabulous cottage even better. Highly recommend!
The house was very stylish and very well equipped with quality furnishings and kitchen. Good outdoor space with lots of seating and great view. Short walk into St Mawes. There was parking for one car which was a bonus. I would definitely stay there again!
Great holiday house conveniently located. We have been coming to the area for years, enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of st Just, but also the easy access to St Mawes, Portscatho and Falmouth. Very comfortable, clean and stylish property. Lovely outside area where we had lots of alfresco meals watching the sunset. Highly recommend
Another wonderful holiday in stunning Chy-Mor , it’s beautiful location above Tavern beach and amazing view along with staying in this immaculate property make a perfect holiday.
We had a great two weeks at Willow with everything we could wish for, including the weather! Thank you!
A very comfortable stay with a brilliant kitchen & excellent fittings throughout- fantastically comfy beds and great bathrooms- but the best thing really are the views from the upper floor, with window sills wide enough to sit on & gaze out at the scenery, and from the terrace. The lower cobbled yard is a great sun trap, but possibly not the simplest to drive in and out of- we just had a small car that was fine, but cars could be parked nearby at reasonable daily cost if the house was full (castle car park- free to English heritage members) or cars are big. We had a heavenly break away ther...more
An excellent cottage in an idyllic location. Nothing to fault and will return ASAP! The access road was overgrown with bracken which is usually cut by July and was a bit of a nuisance. Generally 10/10.
The most wonderful spot. We have been many times and always want more. To wake up in the morning and look out of the window and watch the early swimmers is a delight. The house is comfortable and well equipped.
One of the best views in St Mawes and ideally situated with private parking but with everything St Mawes has to offer in easy walking distance…..if you don’t mind a few steps! Definitely worth a visit.
Very spacious and comfortable house with ample living area which perfectly suited all 3 generations of our family. Tranquil location with beautiful views over the Percuil but still just a short walk to the centre of St Mawes. Thank you to the team at Portscatho Holidays for your friendly service and quick responses to our requests. Would definitely recommend Portscatho Holidays and Boswedden.
The house is lovely and was incredibly clean - the cleanest holiday rental we’ve had in 25 years. A classy stay. Kitchen well equipped and it was easy to live in for a week.
Little Mariners is a delightful traditional cottage. Everything about the cottage made us feel welcome and at home. The furnishings are fresh and clean and charming, the kitchen well equipped. The front terrace is the real winner. Plenty of space. The views from the Terrace and from the cottage windows are very special.
We enjoyed the house. The facilities were great, location excellent and views from the house were outstanding.
The Long Barn was a perfect location to explore the Roseland Peninsula and the Fal Estuary. It is really quiet and rural with lovely farmland views. Nicky was really helpful and the cottage was spotless. The local pub is a 15 minute walk away and good friendly service but booking needed if you want to eat inside (currently closed Mondays). The only downside for us was the very hard mattress on the downstairs bed but obviously mattresses are an individual taste. There is no WIFI but we had mobile and 4g coverage. Definitely recommend.
Great cottage (tastefully and recently upgraded) in a special location, but it is still a cottage in size and a little pricey.
Lovely house, beautifully clean. Late ‘check in’ time and early ‘check out’ time, which is a little disappointing as the cost of these properties is at the higher end, and you are losing a whole day. Same comment for stripping all your own beds at the end of a holiday when you’re trying to vacate early. Aside from that, peaceful location, comfortable stay.
Portscatho Holidays staff provided full and and very helpful information before our stay. The apartment was clean and well supplied with everything needed for a trouble free stay. It was ideally situated for all village shops, pubs and beaches. The view from the patio was sublime.
This is a fabulous house in a stunning location. Whatever the weather, there is always something fantastic to see from the huge lounge windows and it’s true to say there’s a holiday feel to this house come rain or shine. There’s great walks on the doorstep and St Mawes is a short walk up and down the hill. We’ve been back several times and will be rebooking next year!
We had a lovely family week the first time together since the beginning of lockdown! The house was perfect for us, very comfortable and extremely well equipped.
We could not fault the location of Pengerin and the accommodation is very comfortable. However, although we knew there would be lots of steps, we had not anticipated the unevenness of the surfaces and the variation in the rise, of the steps, which we felt was dangerous. Sadly we feel we could not stay there again which is disappointing as we love Portscatho and this is the most comfortable accommodation we have stayed in by far. Although I would recommend this property, the condition of the steps needs to be highlighted!
Gorgeous cottage in very pretty garden. Everything you could need to be comfortable. Perfect stay for people who want to explore Cornwall. The Roseland coast is particularly beautiful and we would love to return to visit all the places we missed.
Our home from home for a week, Pen An Garth doesn't disappoint, it delivers on all fronts. Well located with great views, the accommodation is first class, with the best equipped kitchen in any holiday home we have ever rented. The terraces front and rear are perfect for topping up on the tan and the team at Portscatho Holidays exceptionally friendly and helpful. There was even a welcome box which was a lovely thought. This was not our first visit and most certainly won't be our last.
We have been coming to Portscatho for years - this is our first time in More Gwyns and the the first time I have booked the same property again for the following year whilst still on holiday! Great for a big family of teenagers / young people and their partners especially the two sitting rooms Liked the position in Parc-an-Dillon Road as it was on the way to Porthcurnick Beach and a bit out of the village - which is great for people who don't like the crowds but love Portscatho Highly recommend this property
Brilliant lodge, all the facilities, space and comfort needed for a great weekend. Great spot to stay with lovely views and walk to the quay through the woods. Lovely pool available for booking too!
Great little cottage which is ideally situated for the village and surrounding area. The cottage is very well maintained with everything you may need. The beds are comfy, and the shower is amazing.
A beautiful home in the loveliest of positions. Even in the rain the view was special. An updated very clean and new property which was a joy to stay in.
Very satisfactory two week stay at Helm, though en suite bathroom was very small and difficult to get in an out of. Shower holster over bath in main bathroom was damaged on arrival (and reported) which precluded its use during our stay. Excellent location - just a few steps to the harbour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Quay Cottage. Fabulous view from front windows overlooking the estuary to watch all the boats and yachts coming and going. Lovely little seating area at front of the cottage which gets full sun in afternoon, perfect for that G&T or glass of wine! Cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Thoroughly recommend The Royal Standard pub for wonderful tapas! The only issue was the bathroom which needs an extract fan as the condensation after a shower was really bad and made the floor tiles very slippery.
Only disappointment was not being able to check in until 5pm but then also having to be out by 9am. Feels like you lose a whole day of the accommodation.
This was the 5th time staying at the beautiful Hermitage cottage , absolutely lovely spot overlooking the sea . The cottage is so homely and makes you feel instantly relaxed , looking forward to next year !
House has fantastic views and very suitable for dogs etc. Needs updating with hard floors in living room and tree trimming to get most benefit from views. A little tired in places but very suitable for families with plenty of accommodation
The cottage was cosy and welcoming. It was clean and well equipped, apart from no washing machine which was very disappointing. I would have much preferred a washing machine to a dishwasher with 3 kids on the beach every day! It is in a great location to explore St Mawes, Portscatho and the gorgeous surrounding area. Walking distance to the serene and beautiful St Just church too. We had a lovely stay.
We had the most tremendous holiday in St. Mawes. We know the town well but hadn't stayed at Little Venn previously. The team at Portscatho holidays were incredibly helpful at what must have been a very busy and difficult time for them all. They walked us through every step of the process, answered questions promptly and were amazing at securing us an extra night as well; all at very short notice. The cottage itself was perfect, a great location and a super set-up for our family of 5. The cottage was equipped with everything we could have needed and more. It was really welcoming and comforta...more
Been to puffin loads of times. Love it! Just a shame there isn’t an allocated parking space but there is a carpark to use.
The cottage was very nice we found though that the shower room light was not working and the towel rail wasn't working in fact none of the lights only the lamps could be switched on . We felt that all this should have been checked by whoever oversees the property. We could have started ringing round to sort these problems out but felt that we shouldn't have to do that. If the amenities of a property are not working (lights) it would put me off recommending this cottage to stay in as I wouldn't know if these issues have been put right. We are both seniors and had to use a torch for the toilet i...more
The property was very good and the service team were on hand as required. My only criticism, as an older person, would be the location of the property in relation to the seafront and amenities. There are no actual paths from the property to the seafront and the roads are very, very steep which are inappropriate for unfit and unsteady people. The alternative of course is to drive down and pay for parking in the town's carpark which can mount up over a week to two weeks stay. Due to covid19 restrictions it is impossible to book any decent local restaurants for lunch or evening meals...the owners...more
Ty Gywn is a well maintained house very close to the centre of Portscatho. The house is 50yards from the square in Portscatho with shop, Plume of Feathers and Boathouse cafe of the square. The beach is less than 200yds away. It has a private paved garden to rear of the property is ideal sun trap and for letting little children play out. It’s an extended old cottage so has lots of character. It is really very well appointed, maintained spotlessly clean and was a joy to stay in. This is our second visit and we have booked again for next year. I would definitely recommend this property. We ...more
We had a lovely stay in this newly refurbished bungalow at the top of the hill above Portscatho - really more in Gerrans but we didn’t mind. The open plan setting worked well for our family - although having a twin beds in the second bedroom would have been better for us. The property was well equipped and we particularly appreciated the useful conservatory for storage and drying wet suits. Would recommend this property.
Lovely holiday home in a great location. Well equipped and a warm atmosphere to the house. Though the shower room could do with a refresh. It was a shame the view from the top deck was obscured by the hedging on all sides. But none of this detracted from our enjoyment of this fabulous holiday home.
What a fantastic location in St Mawes . Sitting on the balcony watching everything happening below . Daily swim in the sea , and great food locally. Couldn’t ask for a better week. Pencreek has everything you need, great facilities from the well thought out kitchen to the lovely shower and views to die for. Would recommend both pubs for food and the Watch house (book in advance though) crab sandwiches from the harbour and a fantastic bakery. Catch the ferry to Falmouth and lots of fantastic walks on the doorstep.- very friendly people. This location has everything you need and we’ve already...more
As the owner is my brother and I have known Apsley for years it is hard to review. Apsley is not the most modern but is traditional, comfortable(good beds) exceptionally clean, takes dogs, has parking and is in a good location. I would think it is popular.
What a charming cottage in the centre or portscatho. We had the most wonderful week enjoying the beaches, coastal walks and the beautiful village itself. The pub being opposite shouldn’t put you off, they will serve you drinks over the wall so you get to enjoy your own beer garden. We have 3 boys and they really enjoyed the stay too. Thank you from all of us. We are planning another stay!
The Bakehouse is quiet, well equipped and homely. It was clean, dry and smelt fresh. If the bed had a mattress topper I probably would have given it a 5. The 5pm check in is a bit of a nonsense as we could see it was cleaned and ready so Portscatho kindly allowed us to enter the property sooner which was appreciated.
Last minute booking at the end of August. There were only two of us but so glad we treated ourselves to this place that sleeps 6! Right on Tavern Beach so you can pop down on the beach with a cuppa or a bottle of wine when the tide is out or literally step out of the door and take a dip at high tide. Easy to park the car whilst you unload and only a short walk to the car park once you have parked up for the week. Master bedroom was delightful, comfortable bed and the view whilst sitting up with a cup of tea was pure bliss. Leave the windows and blinds open and you can hear the sea & see the s...more
Yes we loved this cottage but another chair in the sitting room would be most welcome my daughter and boyfriend visited and one of them ended up sitting on the floor areal shame as it was a nice lounge
We had a great week in this lovely cottage which is in a perfect location just a very short walk to St Mawes sea front. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable the only improvement that could be made is the addition of a shower as currently only has a bath with hand held shower, that said did not detract from a lovely holiday
We had a lovely week at Spinnaker. The apartment is really central, light and airy. Just a couple of things that would make the apartment perfect. The TV desperately needs updating, so small and old. Also the cooker needs cleaning there was a cobweb in the top oven door! Also the top oven did not really work. Otherwise everything was splendid. Thankyou.
This is the second time we have stayed at the Stables. The location is beautiful and quiet, the garden with the stream is a lovely place to relax and a short walk to a lovely beach. If you want to get away then this is a wonderful place to do it. The chairs are not the comfiest in the lounge area, but everything else makes up for it. Perfect holiday location for 2.
A fantastic 3 storey house with unparalleled panoramic views from Portscatho to Porthcurnick. Well maintained, airy and well equipped (and comfy beds!), a short walk from the beach, pub, restaurant and shops. We canoed to Porthcurnick most days and ate at the justifiably famous Hidden Hut (the prep kitchens are just round the corner from the property, so we saw our lunches hurtle away in their Landrover each morning. We would definitely return to this house!
Chapel House East was a beautiful home in an ideal location. There was plenty of space for 5 adults even when it rained all day! When the sun came out, morning tea on the balcony and a barbecue on the patio were a bonus. We really liked the design of the house and the fact that there were books and games to keep us amused. We have visited the area many times before so knew about the walks, sailing and paddle boarding but all agreed this was our favourite holiday home.
Good location in rural setting, unable to find local walks directly from house due to overgrown paths, but not too much of a problem. Bathroom a bit small and no where to put 'things' other than that all well, thank you.
Very comfortable house with lovely garden in a great location. Well equipped throughout and very spacious. Only 10 minutes walk to the harbour and centre of town with shops and restaurants. Lovely to sit on the deck enjoying the view over the bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday thank you and hope to return.
We had a brilliant stay at Buckingham Cottage. The accommodation was very comfortable with harbour glimpses from most of the rooms and the patio. Everything felt fresh and clean. Someone mentioned draughty patio doors - these have been replaced with nice new ones but some of the windows were a bit difficult to close tightly. Great position for popping down to the harbour for a bit of boat watching and swimming from the lovely beaches. It's not often I want to return somewhere, but we will be back to Buckingham Cottage!
Back door doesn’t lock but otherwise fantastic views nice location would book again . Quite a lot of stairs so need to be fairly fit garden on different levels too so many adults or older children suitable
The Bathroom & shower room would both benefit with be updated, a shower in the bath upstairs etc… other than that the most wonderful cottage to rent for a week in the most sublime position. Exceptional.
For our second holiday in St Mawes, we have just had 2 weeks at Sea View. Very happy with the property and with the service from Portscatho Holidays. Sea View is ideally situated near the centre of St Mawes and the parking space is a real bonus. The patio area is not private as it is next to similar areas for adjacent properties but it is a nice outdoor space. A good location to watch harbour activity including the Thursday evening sailing races and the ferries.
We had a great week at Tavern House, well equipped and very spacious. I was slightly concerned about the kitchen from the photos as it looked quite dated. The kitchen could do with updating but was very well equipped and did the job. All in all a great week and would definitely stay again. Location and view was amazing.
With a late check in and an early check out due to new Covid cleaning rules - expectations for a clean cottage were high. What we actually found was a neglected property with copious amounts of dust filled cobwebs, dirty extractor fans, dirty crockery and generally a feeling of neglect. The management company dealt well with the fact that the fridge freezer wasn’t working. They supplied a temporary (or so we thought) small fridge the next morning. However nothing was followed up and we were without a freezer for the week. This cottage location is brilliant easy to get to all local amen...more
A good basic cottage at the top of the hill above a lovely cornish village with a pub just across the road. The cottage was comfortable and clean and my only criticism is the fidge was a bit noisy in the evenings. Parking was easily available in the free car park a short walk away but may be an issue at peak times. Star of the show is the walk down the hill to a hidden gem of a cornish village. Would recommend sitting at boathouse cafe with a glass of wine watching world go by.
We enjoyed our stay and hopefully will visit again. The property was clean and comfortable but all the windows need a good clean inside and out. Most are covered in cobwebs mainly on the outside but not all.
The Old Dairy was the perfect place for our family to finally reunite for a week. With 2 toddlers it was the perfect location for us to be able to walk with them around St Mawes. The Old Dairy had everything we needed and also a little garden with a sea view perfect for relaxing after a busy day. A lovely old cottage, full of charm and character we would definitely book again.
Sadly, the flat at Gerrans was not at all as I hoped it would be. For a small amount of money it could be attractive and comfortable Disappointing furnishings, no hand basin in toilet, blinds at windows didn’t work properly. Not well equipped.
we love St Mawes and keep returning. We like sail loft it is very comfortable and has a lot of amenities. It has been smartened up since our last visit which is good to see. We would certainly recommend it to friends.
We had a wonderful time at the Roseland view with our family of 6! We had everything we needed. The only issue I had was the main oven never worked nor did the the kitchen hot tap. It was a little annoying but wasn’t an issue as we had the top oven and a dish washer. The location is fantastic. There are some really beautiful beaches in Cornwall
Very good property with excellent parking. Comfortable and good facilities. Don’t know about outside as it was cold and wet. The house was warm however. We did not use the dining room as there was sufficient room elsewhere.
A spacious house in a beautiful and central location with stunning sea views both inside and outside. Well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms, beds and bed linen/towels of high quality. I would have liked cushions for the outside chairs and a parasol for outside table.
We have stayed here several times and always enjoy the location. The reason I have given it just 3 ok's is because on arrival the outside window (in the immediate entrance, due to damp) had been left open and and also the door into the lounge and also the heating was not on! it was absolutely freezing and it took us 2 days to get the place reasonably warmed up. It was so cold we had to go to bed in our dressing gowns and socks!! Also the heated towel rail in the bathroom is very ineffective and never really warmed the bathroom area up, hence very cold having a shower and not really pleasant. I...more
Mariners has lovely views of the sea. The king size bed has a double size sheet & duvet which is uncomfortable and simply unacceptable in this day and age. Bunk bedroom is small and narrow. Cottage smells damp, partially masked by ‘plug in’ air fresheners. There are not enough glasses or mugs. The cutlery is heavy, ornate, silver plated, there isn’t enough of it and it’s unwieldy for children to use. The small freezer is on top of a cupboard and moves each time the door is opened, has to be repositioned each time. In the history of bad ideas placing a wheelie bin outside the front door...more
I grew up in St Mawes in the 1970s and staying at Polvarth Cottage was like stepping straight back to that era. It is a lovely house, in a good location but the owners need desperately to update it. Especially the awful double bed which is the most uncomfortable bed my wife and I have ever slept in. I had to drive to Homebase and buy a sheet of thick MDF to put under the mattress or my wife would've gone home, it was that bad!! Storage space for clothes is very limited; loading / unloading is not easy as Bohella Road is so narrow and the hob has a mind of its own. However, we had a grea...more