We'll be back and we'll use the same holiday company! We love Portscatho and hope to return very soon.
We loved our stay in Sloop. The property was clean and comfortable. Light and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable. The view was stunning and just a short walk to the beach. It was perfect!! We will definitely book it again.
Bungalow was lovely everything you need in kitchen very clean and cosy couldn't fault anything enclosed garden for dogs The garden was lovely with its palms and trees. Lamorran Gardens were beautiful. The weather was perfect for two weeks. Perfect holiday
We have stayed in many properties in the village over the 27 years that we have been holidaying in Portscatho and this was by far the best accommodation. It has been tastefully modernised and decorated with an extremely well equipped Neptune kitchen, comfortable beds and has stunning views over Gerrans bay. Plus, the property has a parking space; a rare luxury in Portscatho! We would love to stay in McKenzie again.
Wow!!! when you first walk up those stairs and see that view it’s spectacular better than in the book .. it was perfect for our family break especially with the flat down stairs wonderful.. we have been to St Mawes before with portscatho holidays but Harbour View was fantastic couldn’t ask for more.. other than they state there are 2 TVs but we only found one .. disappointing for the boys .. I would definitely book again ..
This was our second visit to this lovely property in pretty St Mawes. We hope to return - enough said?
This was our third stay the beautiful Hermitage cottage in gorgeous St Mawes , I can’t recommend it more highly it ticks all the boxes really homely comfortable and views are amazing. There were 4 of us plus our dog Tilly and we had such a fab time and have already booked for next year ! The cottage is so popular that we wanted to get in quick ! Love St Mawes we will be back soon!
We’ve been regular visitors to this part of the world and this lodge offers everything needed for a break away with the children. Access to the pool and play parks on site are great, and easy short drives to a variety of beaches, shops or water activities means it ticks all the boxes for everyone all weathers.
We were delighted with this cottage, a beautiful garden, perfect location. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and felt very homely. We would not hesitate to boo, this cottage again.
Superb views, comfortable and well-equipped house, excellent shops and eateries close at hand, plus walking and swimming. A prompt and effective response to the collapsing bed problem couldn’t have been quicker. Couldn’t have suited our needs as painters and writers more. Two points - windows in double bedroom difficult to open and close, and is there a means of raising the blind downstairs except by hand rolling? If so we missed it!
The Old Forge is a perect base to discover the Roseland. Location wise it's easy to get to the whole of the area. Local pub just a 2 min walk too. It is also really deceptive. From the outside it looks small but for 2 people once you get inside it's really big. The space is well used. I can't recommend it any higher. 10/10
As always we had a very enjoyable stay. The Cottage was as we would expect it to be: clean, warm and a very homely environment. (Refer to our comments in the Visitors Book which support this short Review).
Lovely accommodation with amazing views, quite a climb from the promenade but well worth it. I would highly recommend it
We have had a great holiday at Treveasey. The weather was perfect and the location dreamy...haven't been to Cornwall for a long time and never to this area so it turned out to be a wonderful surprise. The apartment is well equipped, well looked after and comfortable. The garden has views out to the sea on one side and a wooded area on the other with strategically place seating. Lots of local walking possibilities, the coastal footpath is on the doorstep, great beaches to visit, and good food ...The Hidden Hut and new pizza place at Portscatho [Courgette, lemon and Feta!!!]
Chymor continues to delight us each year with it's splendid location on the sea front and wonderful views across the bay. The house is hard to fault and provides everything needed for a comfortable and stylish stay. We would have preferred the rear garden grass to have been cut before our arrival but the rental team were quick to response to our request. The only elements which we would improve are: to have a larger mirror in the main bedroom; to find a way if having a larger hand basin in the shower room.
A wonderful week in St Mawes! We are frequent visitors to St Mawes and loved our stay in Chy Ryn. There were 8 of us and a dog and the house still felt very spacious, with lots of indoor and outdoor comfortable spaces.The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water and quality showers! Everything that we needed seemed to be immediately to hand. We loved the table tennis table and where we staged evening tournaments. We will definitely return next time we come down with another family! Many thanks.
Spindrift has the most spectacular views & garden walk to shorefront.The disable aspect of the property was not to our taste but that apart the property was very well equipped and had everything you could want. We enjoyed our stay there .
We were placed in this property because of problems with Pencuil but were pleasantly surprised. We found the property itself first class but the garden needs attention. It would also benefit by having some loungers for outside. Some sort of drying facility would also have been useful. We thoroughly enjoyed this property and would have liked to book it for September but on enquiring found the price to be extortionate and would not pay that price for the property. The staff who dealt with us were excellent. Thank you for turning a disaster into a two centre holiday.
This is the 2nd year running we have stayed in Rosemary Cottage and we love it. It is well equipped, clean and the garden is totally enclosed, which is great for our dog. We love sitting in the conservatory looking our over the river. It is situated a short walk from St Mawes castle, the town ad harbour. We used the King Harry Ferry to get to the rest of Cornwall really quickly. We recommend this property, you won't be disappointed.
This is the third time we have been to the property and we would highly recommend it. It is dog friendly and has everything you require. The view from the windows are stunning. we have just had the best fortnight.
We have stayed at Scath for 4 years, and have enjoyed every minute. The sea views are fantastic, the apartment is situated right on the coastal path, and is just a short walk from the quiet port of Portscatho. There are basic facilities in Portscatho, shops, pubs, cafes, beaches, art galleries, etc, but everything is on a small, unobtrusive scale. The apartment has basic, clean, facilities, and a conservatory overlooking the sea, which is useful on wet or windy days. There is also a front garden overlooking the sea, and parking at the rear. In our opinion, The Roseland is the best part of Co...more
It is 22 years since we had our honey moon in Portloe. Since our 3 children have never had a holiday in Cornwall we wanted to introduce them to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. The house is lovely with great views out on to the estuary and surrounding coast, fantastic for boat watching, whilst the downstairs master bedroom is very spacious. The upstairs living area is great for a family of 5, we enjoyed playing games on the dinning table. The Kitchen is very well equipped. St Mawes is a beautiful place, a genteel busyness in the day and very quite at night. The only trips out were either on f...more
Have stayed in quite a few cottages/houses in St Mawes in recent years and this has to be one of the best ones. Chose to stay at Tavern House due to location & number of bedrooms. Lovely clean house, large comfortable bedrooms with amazing sea views. (Need to put bedroom images of rooms onto website) Retro style kitchen, suited our needs. Spacious sitting room & dining room however sofas in sitting room need padding. Would suggest adding a shower over the bath. Weather was fab at beginning of our holiday which meant we could sit in the front garden listening to the waves below. Overall fab hou...more
A very nicely decorated and apportioned apartment, ideally situated in St Mawes, particularly if you do not like the hills! The only negative is that the entrance to the en-suite shower is very snug.
Cottage in great situation set back from harbour great views from top of the beautiful garden. Kitchen very well equipped and overall decor modern and good quality. Perfect holiday cottage
Our second visit to Charlies cottage. Spacious, well equipped, great garden and good view! What more could you want. Also short walk to the great places in St Mawes and our dogs love the garden!
WE HAVE STAYED AT THIS PROPERTY SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST AND ALWAYS APPRECIATE ITS COMFORT AND LOCATION.
A fantastic cosy stay in a great location. We loved St Mawes and the surrounding areas. Plenty to do. Would love to come back
This is a truly lovely property and dog friendly as well. Had a great family holiday here. The house is very well stocked for families, from extensive kitchen equipment to a high chair and cot. Very rare also to get full sky sports, a bonus with 3 sports made guys staying. The house was very clean and well maintained. Our only negative comments is that the bed in the master bedroom is not to the standard it should be for such a property, others have already commented on this. Also the outside area are starting to look tired and are in need of some expenditure. The cleaner needs to remember to ...more
Stayed at Puffin several times. It's a lovely apartment on the beach front. Comfortable and clean. The view from the veranda is stunning. Families would love this as you are so close to the beach.
We have been to Sunny Banks for a few years and we always enjoy returning to it. It is spacious and accommodates 7/8 people, you never feel on top of one another. The property has been re-decorated and updated since last year and to a good standard. It is well equipped and provides everything you would need away from home. On a slight down side we did notice that the floors under the front and backroom doubles were very dusty and also under the fire in the lounge. When sitting on the settee this was very noticeable. Apart from this we had a very happy stay once again.
Decided to extend our stay in St Mawes and wanted flexibility - called into Portscatho Holidays and they had a few properties available with Seaviews. Downside up a steep hill but not far from restaurants etc. Upside had a parking space. It’s a great location and a lovely base for traveling and seeing Cornwall. Would definitely come again.
I really enjoyed staying at Ty Gwyn. We had amazing weather and it was a great base from which to explore the Roseland Peninsular and a lovely village to return to with a very convenient and well stocked local store close by. The one small drawback is that the cottage is very close to the road which provides access to the village square and it was therefore noticeable that there was traffic noise especially in the early morning.
We have stayed at Pengerein several times and it has always been really enjoyable. We like walking so its location is ideal for the cost path and St Anthonys Head. You can walk to Place ferry for St Mawes and then on to Falmouth. Usually a fish and chip van on one day just up the road (not this year} and there is also a pizza van on Wednesday which is excellent. Will be booking again.
We had a wonderful time at MIdships. The weather was lovely and the location was perfect for our needs. We like to come to ST. Mawes before the high season begins, when it is a lot quieter and the traffic is less . We hope to return again next year.
Excellent location. Views and close to amenities. Great fish and chips available. Great hair do at Rodney’s. Basics provided and appreciated by us.
Very good on the whole - well equipped in every sense. Location was perfect. Only negatives were: beds were not that comfortable - we tried all of them! Smell in cupboard in kitchen meant every time I got out crockery or glasses from it I needed to re-wash them to get rid of mildew smell.
This is a delightful and spacious house in a great position above St mawes with a garden and good parking. It is well equipped and we very much enjoyed our stay. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 2 teenage children.
We had a wonderful week at Trevellas; weather fabulous, views spectacular, accommodation comfortable but some things need upgrading eg curtains very high spec. but several need re-hanging, bathroom needs attention ( tiles, bath panel, wall cabinet show damage/ wear), sofas in sitting room past their best, general repaint needed inside, outside furniture had a lot of lichen growth compared to adjacent properties which didn't put me off ( as a botanist) but could deter others. Good collection of books, games etc. and common interest in literature, sailing, maps, photography, made me feel very ...more
The house is very comfortable and in a great location. Only slight negative is that the decor and some of the furniture could do with a bit of TLC. There was also a damp smell on the ground floor which is why there is a de-humidifier I guess.
The lodge was clean and had all I needed for a week self catering. It's position is lovely looking down the site with views of the sea in the distance. Use of the pool, (no chlorine) jacuzzi and sauna was great. There are leaflets with lovely walks that start from the site, plenty of books, some games and leaflets of things to do during your stay in Cornwall. We had a lovely week and I would certainly book again. The lodge doesn't have use of wifi but you can get free wifi at the cafe at reception when it is open. I would say as we were out for most of the day it would have been useful to...more
There are a few things this property would benefit from. 1. An ironing board, or iron. 2. Instructions for operating, particularly the oven. 3. No hairdryer. Small points but are usually in holiday lets. There was not much point in watering the outside tubs as they were all dead.(Instructions in kitchen) s Surely if the caretaker had even tried on a weekly basis it would have helped, buy t unfortunately at our weeks stay they were well past there sell by date
I love coming back to this cosy property, it is like home from home. Being able to wake-up to the sea views day after day is heaven. It is in a good location and provides a peaceful haven if you want to get away from the crowds with just enough amenities close to hand.
My sister and I have just stayed at the Moorings for a week with our elderly parents. The stunning view from the house and the garden that led down to the foreshore were the highlights for all of us. It was great to be able to just walk into St Mawes and enjoy the shops, pubs and restaurants, and hop on a ferry if the urge took us. The house itself is very roomy with super comfortable beds but was lacking in homely touches. Strangely there were no china bowls amongst the plentiful crockery (small point, I know but this kind of sums up the little attention to detail that would have made the ho...more
My family and I stayed in Brooks Cottage in St Mawes for 2 weeks in June 2018. We were greeted with a small welcome pack (tea, coffee, biscuits) and a bottle of Prosecco and immediately felt at home :). It is in a perfect location close to the village centre and harbour in one direction and the castle and Tresanton hotel in the other. The views from the front of the house are wonderful and we spent many evenings drinking a V&T whilst standing at the harbour wall, looking at the sea as it changed colour and the tide came in an out. We had a local heron who came to visit in the evenings and ca...more
We have stayed in this cottage five times and love the location. It is very comfortable and well furnished and can accommodate a large family group and their bikes easily. Parking may be an issue in the summer but is fine earlier in the year.
It could be useful to point out the bathroom and loo /ground floor.Potentially inconvenient at night for some residents.Large sunny well-lit dining room ideal for entertaining. Charming sitting room. Bedrooms with wonderful sea views.
However, we were not best pleased when we booked in only to find the freezer was completely iced up and when I went down the next morning to the office we were initially asked if we could not defrost it ourselves.!!! I declined as that wasn't the way I wanted to start our holiday and when we returned it had been defrosted. I also asked if they should have provided a kitchen towel as there was a holder there but no towel. We were told 'No' but were given a half used roll to take up to the flat. Again I would have thought this item should have been provided as a matter of course?? We can'...more
An authentic Cornish cottage with an attractive garden. Generally all was good although it could be said to have had an air of last minute preparation. Instructions for recycling could have been better - what there was was not clear. Equipment was a little quirky and some microwavable dishes would have been useful. We had a nice stay and appreciated the tea, coffee and milk which was left for us on arrival.
Penrosa is a lovely split level place to stay, having 2 different outside areas was great. The indoor sofa seating and dinning area was very comfortable and had plenty of space for our group of 6 plus a toddler. Having a laundry was great. This place needs a lick of paint to tidy it up, but I would not let this put you off, it’s a holiday home. It’s location is fantastic for watching life on the water and for people wanting to be near tavern beach. Our only grizzle was that there was voiles in one of the bedrooms, hard to sleep if you like it dark but this could be easier fixed by the owner...more
The Old Diary is charming & oozes character. Having a 90 year old in our party we thought the ground floor bedroom & ensuite would be ideal. However, there are 2 deep steps between the lounge & the corridor leading to the ground floor bedroom. This was not a problem going down, but getting up the steps was more of a problem as there was nothing to hold on to. A rail of some sort would be extremely helpful. Having rented properties with Portscatho Holidays in the past we were slightly disappointed that the property wasn't up to their usual high standard of cleanliness. The kitchen bin was dirty...more
The parking is a plus but the access to it is very tight. If you are driving anything but quite a small car I would recommend approaching by Upper Castle Road, then Newton Road , then (as per your directions) Chapel Terrace and Riviera Lane. The house is in a nice situation , close to the front (Lower Castle Road) and so a short walk to everything. Being "upside down" with bedrooms on the ground floor and the living/dining space above you get the benefit of an east west alignment with great light from dawn to dusk. There is a small terrace which also gets the sun and would be pleasant for m...more
A few safety issues that needed addressing- local staff were helpful. Much smaller than we were expecting but clean and tidy.
We have stayed in this cottage several times now. We like it because is great for our needs.Very clean and cosy only a few minutes walk from the central area of St Mawes, Good pubs in St Mawes and various restaurants all within walking distance of the cottage. Accommodation is spacious and well looked after. Allan & Kate
Directions to the cottage need improving without a house number sat nav only takes you to the bottom of the hill from there there isn't anyway of finding the cottage poor signage on the cottage.The outside area of the cottage is overthrown with weeds and thistle.I would suggest a trellis of some sort is put up on the deviding to create some privacy . Information book needs updating for waste collections and outside storage cupboard. Excellent view and car parking, well situated close to all amenities a comfortable cottage.
Good points- st mawes is beautiful village and the weather was amazing. Roomy cottage with good family size kitchen. Separate living room with bedroom and en suite bathroom a bonus with 6 adults staying. Nice big patio at front of cottage with table and umbrella. Porthscatho office near by gives peace of mind if problems. Baby equipment provided cot, chair and safety gate. Bedding very clean and fresh . Disadvantages- hard floors throughout downstairs and we had a toddler with us. All doors creak and locks squeak and rattle a disadvantage when bathroom used at night. All single beds (4) uncom...more
This was our 3rd year at this property, We felt it was a little bit tired and needed a bit of attention. Also the lounge windows were extremely dirty and one was broken.But we still love the property and the position is fantastic.We look forward to next year..
The patio is scruffy and the furniture on it dreadfull.Uncomfortable and one chair scrap.The plant pots just weeds.The whole area needs a good clean and some TLC! The TV has a mind of its own,Sometimes would not come on. One towel rain is coming of the wall. A toe nail so large stuck in the foot of one of our party. The car park arrangements need to be explained,a third party parking there is not refered to in the brochure. We had great weather which highlighted the patio shortcomings. We would recommend this house if the above is addressed.
Roomy traditional Cornish cottage in central location, with a glimpse of the harbour from the patio. If I could say anything negative, it would be that paint work in some of the rooms, needs freshening up. Also, the cottage would look more welcoming if there were flowers in the troughs by the front door, instead of weeds. This also applies to the back garden, where numerous terracotta pots were the same. Apart from this, the garden is a nice size, though quite steep,with a raised patio where we ate our meals as it had the sun most of the day. We were very lucky with the weather, as it was the ...more
Lets start with the good bit, the view that was marvellous. The kitchen needed a good clean, bread crumbs by toaster and dishwasher need a clean under the door. Kitchen well equipped. Lounge sitting uncomfortable and television not working( this was sorted out by Porthscatho Holidays). Main bedroom bed very uncomfortable. Tried sleeping in other beds in the house they were also as uncomfortable left a day early as both my husband & I need a good night sleep. Bathroom is dated and the heater in this room was not working, ( did report this) dry towels by a heater in the hall way, and when ha...more