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Make a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Portscatho, Cornwall your home away from home

Portscatho is a former Cornish pilchard fishing village in the southwest corner of Gerrans Bay on the Roseland Peninsula. The beach has sandy patches but is mainly rock. The cove is east facing and so offers shelter from the customary southwest winds.

Places to holiday in Portscatho

The sheltered cove makes Portscatho a safe place to swim and the village is close to the fine sandy beaches of the Cornwall coast, making Portscatho a firm family favourite with holidaymakers. Once the home of many hotels and guesthouses, Portscatho has kept in line with current trends and now offers more self-catering apartments and holiday cottages.

Staying in a Cornish cottage allows you to explore Portscatho and the Roseland Peninsular without worrying about getting back on time for an evening meal. It is also situated conveniently for travelling to St Austell, Falmouth or Truro for shopping or exploring the surrounding villages like Gerrans, St Mawes, Veryan Tregony, Portholland and Portloe.

There are several shops in the village centre including grocers, off licence, butchers, galleries and gift shops. A twenty-minute walk along the cliff path brings you to the Porthcurnick beach and its acres of soft sand and further east are Pendower and Carne beaches.

Things to do in Portscatho

The national Trust owns much of the land around Portscatho and you can spend much of the day doing a circular walk along the coast path past St Anthony Head, Place House, St Anthony's church, Froe and Bohortha. There are signposts all around so you don't have to worry about getting lost. This is a great bird watching area so look out for grey herons, shags, skylarks, cormorants, guillemots, woodpeckers and sky larks.

When you want to stop for a break, the Plume of Feathers serves good pub food and St Austell Ales and the Royal Standard in Gerrans is only five minutes walk. Other pubs within three miles include the Roseland Inn, the Victory Inn and the New Inn. Portscatho offer cyclists a variety of Cycling, cycle paths and cycle hire and if golf is your sport Portscatho is the perfect base to explore the thirty-nine golf courses in Cornwall.

Portscatho cottages are ideal if you want to experience sailing, take a fishing trip or partake in other water sports. The nearby Mylor Sailing School has courses ranging for a half day to a full week and the Roseland Paddle and Sail on the beautiful Percuil River offer windsurfing, sailing, canoeing lessons and hire of equipment. Orca Sea Safaris operate bird and wildlife watching and eco-tourism trips all year round from its base in Falmouth, a real chance to get up close to the sea birds, seals, dolphins and basking sharks. St Mawes Sit On Kayaks hire out for three hours of fun and if you are looking for high-speed thrills you can enjoy a luxury powerboat cruiser of private charter at Falmouth.

Weather in Portscatho

The climate in Portscatho is mild as can be seen by the many exquisite gardens in the area that have thriving exotic plants, such as those at St Mawes Castle, Lamorran House, Pendennis Castle, Penjerrick, Bosvigo, Caerhays Castle, Trebah and Trewithen House.

Travel to and around Portscatho

Newquay (NQY) is the nearest airport for Portscatho. The mainline railway stops at Truro or Falmouth, as do National Express coaches and Truronian 50/51 buses travel from Truro to Portscatho on the way to St Mawes. You may also like to use the King Harry Ferry for travel around the Roseland peninsular, as this is much quicker than by road.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
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    Cottage #8134710
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      House #898265
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        Cottage #8162525
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #6798289
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
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            Cottage #6817414
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Apartment #6798693
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                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Apartment #6798666
                6
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6798364
                  4
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #8194671
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                      Very Good! 4/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
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                      Apartment #6798658
                      12
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #8168775
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6798274
                          6
                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            Cottage #6816595
                              Good! 3.9/5
                              (8 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Barn #6798229
                              8
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #6798643
                                8
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8231621
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #6816565
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #6517453
                                      1
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (18 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1992428
                                        18
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (18 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #8133882
                                          18
                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (15 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #1994183
                                            15
                                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Apartment #8119558
                                              14
                                              Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #1745653
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                                                Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #6734905
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Cottage #1130360
                                                    18
                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Barn #8168616
                                                      30
                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6785474
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #6082701
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Bungalow #1884571
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #8149865
                                                              22
                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8103973
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #8106723
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Chalet #6543229
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #6559071
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #1903452
                                                                        27
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8047461
                                                                          23
                                                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8166734
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (17 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                                              17
                                                                              Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8165488
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #705929
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #8109315
                                                                                    26
                                                                                    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #8172452
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #8155934
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (3 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #8168226
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Barn #6541667
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Farmhouse #8153133
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                House #8151818
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #8165837
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Great getaway cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Lovely cottage in the Cornish countryside that lets you feel like you're getting away from it all but with good access to the key sites of Cornwall. Good original cottage features and garden out the back to get the last of the day's sun.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Seabreeze: a great holiday choice.

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  We fully enjoyed our week's holiday at Seabreeze in April. It is a very spacious, clean, modern and well equipped bungalow. Our party was 2 Grandparents, Daughter, Son-in-law and teenager Grandson. With one ensuite and one separate bathroom it was ideal for us. Star attraction is the conservatory and decking overlooking the sea.Ideal for evening chatting over a glass of wine. Plenty of room on the drive for parking and very convenient for trips out to all the the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and beyond. We thoroughly recommend this property although our only reservation was that the mattresses were a little uncomfortable. For the sake of a little investment in better quality mattresses this would be worthwhile and would give it a one hundred % recommendation.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017