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Charming Seaside Cabin close to Stunning Beach with Large Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4/6 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining, bathroom, 2 sitting-rooms, large garden

The cabin lies up a track above the woodlands beside Froe Creek near Portscatho. It has its own large garden with lawn, trees, shrubs and glorious views from the china clay mountains to the sea, or across the river to St Mawes. 300 or so metres from a wonderful sandy beach and the South West coastal footpath, it offers a perfect base for relaxing in peace or exploring one of Cornwall's most beautiful areas, the Roseland. If you are lucky, you may spot the seals which also visit the beach, egrets sometimes fish in the creek and a pair of resident buzzards often circle above.

The nearest village, Portscatho, has a good general store open 7 days a week, a butcher, pubs with wifi and is only a mile and a half by road, or on foot by the bridle way or the coastal path.

Cornwall's capital, the cathedral city of Truro, and the busy historic port of Falmouth with its Maritime Museum can both be reached by the picturesque King Harry Ferry (which reduces a 20 mile journey to 8 miles). These are lovely old fashioned but contrasting towns and a joy to shop or eat in.

There are many other beautiful walks around the headland to other beaches and the lighthouse at St Anthony Head, with beautiful views of the whole bay. Known as the Carrick Roads, this is one of the deepest natural harbours in the world.

River and sea ferries take you to the Tudor castles at Falmouth and St Mawes, and several sub-tropical gardens including Trelissick (just across from the King Harry Ferry) or even to Truro. Water sports of every sort, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing etc. abound. The lost gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are about a 45 minute drive away near St Austell.

The rest of Cornwall is easily accessible including the Tate Gallery at St Ives, the Lizard, the Atlantic Coast and Bodmin Moor.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gerrans in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 bunks
    Sofa Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double
  • 1 double, 1 twin bunk room, double sofa-bed in one of the sitting rooms. Although there is an extra folding double bed the cabin suits 4 people best.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One bedroom has 2 bunks, the other a double-bed. One sitting room also has a dining area, the other can be used as play area


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Charming Seaside Cabin close to Stunning Beach with Large Garden
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

perfect location and very homely

  • 5 of 5

Overall the cabin was better than the description suggested. It clearly is a home for the owners and made us feel at home almost immediately.Very well-equipped and adequate space for 4/5, though we were mostly just sleeping 2. The owners gave useful advice and dealt with us in a friendly and efficient manner. "Plume of Feathers" pub was well worth a visit as suggested. Beach was all we could have wanted. Recommend purchasing the 6-day ferry ticket. St. Anthony's point also a good day out close at hand. Only a hand-held shower was a small drawback, but plenty of hot water.

Definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Potentially excellent property & location but totally uncared for.

  • 1 of 5

The property is in in an excellent location, however the standard to which it is kept is totally unacceptable. On arrival the place was absolutely run down & not habitable. The toilet seat

was broken and the toilet did not flush away properly. The beds were worn out, and the kitchen was a disgrace. All the utensils were unclean and the cooker was actually rusty. The kitchen had the appearance of not having been used in months. The oven did not look as if it had ever been cleaned. All the furniture in the place was tired and worn out. We only stayed one night because it was late on Saturday when we arrived. On Sunday morning we found alternative accommodation and abandoned the cabin. The only saving grace was that when I spoke to the owners they gave us a full refund,but it still cost us a day of our holiday having to relocate.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is appalling. I cannot say how much we regret it. Unfortunately, events became out of our control when a previous tenant more or less trashed the cabin. At the same time the cleaner had let us down. We of course returned the money as soon as we heard of this but not until new tenants has arrived. Of course, we have remedied these matters and would just like to point out that the cabin had been let for the whole of July and August with several tenants requesting repeat bookings for next year and saying how much they had enjoyed staying.
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Jenny or Peter Zinovieff
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
King Harry Ferry
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Towan Beach
Car: recommended

The Roseland peninsular, with St Anthony Lighthouse, protects the entrance to Falmouth Bay in South Cornwall. Ferries go to St Mawes, Falmouth and Truro, centres for sailing, historic monuments, sub-tropical gardens, museums and shops. There are several wonderful beaches, circular coastal walks with beautiful views of both rivers and the sea. The cabin is about 300 meters from the nearest large sandy secluded beach. It lies up a rough, driveable track from the road at Froe Creek.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Gerrans, Cornwall

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

WEEKLY RATES arrive Saturday after 14.00, leave by Saturday 12.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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