Portloe village is a small, untouched, fishing village on the Roseland Peninsula in the county of Cornwall. It won the best-kept village award last year alongside St Tudy and Altarnun. Most see Portloe village as a jewel on the peninsula and without doubt one of the most beautiful villages in Cornwall. Portloe is situated into a steep valley on the sheltered west coast of Veryan Bay. It has a small shingle beach.
The beauty of Portloe has made it a popular film location and it was used to replicate Ireland in the BBC's Wild West with Dawn French and Catharine Tate and the film, Irish Jam. In the past it has replicated the Mediterranean in Forever England with John Mills and was also use in Channel 4's Camomile Lawn and an early version of Treasure Island. This is popular holiday destination that keeps the tourist information particularly busy with holiday enquiries for self catering holiday homes.
Estate agents in the area also participate in the holiday rental business and the most popular type of accommodation property in Portloe is a self-catering cottage. Cottages offer visitors more freedom than a hotel and present a home away from home experience so that they are free to explore Cornwall as they please. Many Cottages in this totally unspoilt area look the same as when they were built but you will find that all Portloe holiday cottages and farm barn conversations are completely refurbished inside.
The names of some of the cottages in Portloe depict the area perfectly, names such as farm cottage, dolphin, cove, beach, ocean view and Bay cottage. Portloe is close to the scenic coves of Portholland and Portscatho, ten minutes from the old castle at St Mawes and Caerhays Castle and the famous thatched round house at Veryan.
Portloe cottages are ideally situated for walking the coastal paths of Cornwall, for sailing, boating, sea fishing, course fishing, golf, visiting heritage sites, museums, art galleries and extreme sports. The Lugger Hotel and Ship in the centre of the village and opposite the church offers a relaxed atmosphere, meals, cream teas and snacks.
It only takes about an hour to drive from one end of Cornwall to the other so you are never far from anywhere and can even cross over the border into the city of Plymouth in Devon. Lizard, Looe, Penryn, Falmouth, Boscastle, Bude and the city of Truro are a few favoured haunts with holidaymakers.
Several events are held on around the Portloe district including the RS Feva weekend, which is a sailing event put on by the Roseland Paddle and Sail, Jazz on the Quay, which is part of the Fal river festival, Pilot Cutter Review and Loe beach regatta. Portloe is busy at these times of the year so cottages will need to be booked well in advance.
Portloe's climate is mild and warm, but coastal areas are prone to sea mists and the north coast of Cornwall will feel slightly cooler.
Plymouth and Newquay airports serve Portloe and Truro is the nearest mainline railway station. Truronian operate buses in the area and the Roseland Community bus goes to St Austell once a month and has special mystery tours and visits to gardens and shows.