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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
    (12 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #8134710
    12
    Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      House #898265
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #8162525
        1
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6798289
          9
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #6817414
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (18 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #6798693
              18
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #6798364
                5
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Apartment #6798666
                  8
                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                    (15 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #6798658
                    15
                      • 5 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      Cottage #6816595
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #8194671
                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                          Good! 3.9/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Barn #6798229
                          9
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #8168775
                            1
                              Good! 3.7/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #6798274
                              7
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6897654
                                1
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (8 reviews)
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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 5
                                      Cottage #8304225
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (24 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1992428
                                        24
                                        Viewed 234 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (13 reviews)
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                                          • Studio
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #6734905
                                          13
                                          Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (33 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1745653
                                            33
                                            Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (18 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Apartment #8133882
                                              18
                                              Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Apartment #8119558
                                                16
                                                Viewed 139 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #1994183
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6785474
                                                    18
                                                    Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (34 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Barn #8168616
                                                      34
                                                      Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (33 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #1903452
                                                        33
                                                        Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #6712453
                                                          18
                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (19 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Cottage #1130360
                                                            19
                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8103973
                                                              16
                                                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Barn #1784347
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Bungalow #1884571
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (22 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                                    22
                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #705929
                                                                      14
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #8106723
                                                                        15
                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8165488
                                                                          15
                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8047461
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (31 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #8109315
                                                                              31
                                                                              Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #6082701
                                                                                18
                                                                                Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #6559071
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #8151818
                                                                                    19
                                                                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #8172452
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (25 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Cottage #8129170
                                                                                        25
                                                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8165837
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #8121424
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #6802030
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1378944
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Chalet #6543229
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #8145222
                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (27 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8149865
                                                                                                      27
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      An oasis of peace and tranquility

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      An oasis of peace and tranquility
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Excellant facilities and clean modern appearance of property. Very useful to have own parking space

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      No issues for the facilites, except needing the manual to use the cooker and m.wave! (but we re not technical bods- so personal issue there). Used the oven but didn't use the microwave. Nice to have adequate pans to cook with as we do nt eat out often when on holiday. Ideal for two or two and a baby toddler. Nice to be in the village community. Bathroom lovely en-suite to bedroom.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017