Beach Hill Cottage - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
lovely cottages, but rather for a party of three or a family with children
We enjoyed our stay in Beach Hill Cottage. Had some issues on our arrival, but the broken devices were replaced as soon as possible.
Cottages is small. We were 3 adults and could manage, but with a 4th it might have been a little too small.
comfy quaint cottage
The cottage is in a wonderful location....The roads getting into the village are very narrow and may worry an inexperienced driver.
A lovely stay in a beautiful area of Cornwall.
Cottage was well equipped and comfortable.
The fridge is not working very well - produces water under ice box creating a lot of moisture in the fridge. Apart from that small blip all great.
Ideal Spring Break
This location is rural Cornwall at its best.
Beach hill cottage is a typical Cornish fisherman's cottage converted to a good modern standard with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with a shower. However with all such conversions it has its quirks but these only add to the charm and the holiday experience. The living area and bedrooms ( 1 master and one single room) are very comfortable and welcoming, and although plenty of space for the two of us, a family of three or four may feel cramped. The stairs to the sleeping area and bathroom were quite steep and although not a problem for us in our mid sixty's its something to consider for older people.
For the locality Portloe offers an excellent position to explore the Roseland Peninsula, with some of the most breathtaking views and beaches Cornwall has to offer.
The village is one of the smallest fishing ports we have visited in the county and is only serviced by the narrowest of country lanes, visitors new to holidaying in Cornwall will need to adjust their driving habits accordingly. Parking could be an issue in high season, there is no dedicated parking in front of the cottage, its on a first come first serve basis, so if you go out for the day don't be disappointed if you cant park when you get back. There is a car park which requires you to pay in an honesty box, charges are displayed in the car park. but its small and spaces are limited. A the note on car parking charges, I would recommend having some cash available, not all locations take cards or do contactless.
Communications can be problematic if you need to get a consistent phone signal, especially in Portloe, however the cottage has a reasonable wi fi connection, I used my laptop and phone for internet connection without issue in the cottage.
There are no shops in Portloe, however there is a good general store and post office in the village of Veryan about 5 minutes drive away.
Our stay was perfect for our long weekend break. Every year we go somewhere in early February for a holiday and this year we thought we'd go to Cornwall and have a more relaxed stay rather than having to faff with airports. We couldn't have been happier.
The location is obviously idyllic and being able to hear the waves coming in as you wake up was fantastic. Portloe was perfect for us as walkers, as within 50 steps from the front door you are on the coastal path heading west from portloe, and it's less than 5 minutes to get to the start of the path heading east, which boasts those postcard views of Portloe.
The cottage itself was cozy and had everything we needed. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans and crockery and even has a mini dishwasher. The living room was perfect for relaxing evenings, with the log stove and the blankets on the sofa making for a cozy evening doing a puzzle or reading a book. The main bedroom had a very comfortable bed, with plenty of storage space and I enjoyed my morning coffee from the chair in the bedroom being able to look out at the sea.
Thank you again for having us and we will be back for sure.
Lovely little cottage with the emphasis on little. I'm not sure 4 adults would fit well as it is more suited to a couple with maybe one young child. Not enough seating or space in the lounge for 4 (comfortably) and the second bedroom is definitely a single. Luckily our party of 4 was reduced to 2. Master bedroom was lovely and comfy. Bathroom adequate with lots of hot water available although could have done with a little more shelving for toiletries. Kitchen well stocked and adequate and overall the cottage was very clean and neat and unfussy. Couldn't get parking over the four days we were there as the spaces were always taken so had to park up the road about 300 metres from cottage which was ok. Fairly noisy early in the morning from about 6am as deliveries were made to the hotel. The lugger restaurant very unfriendly and turned us away twice as they were only serving residents despite their sign welcoming non residents. Can recommend the fabulous Ship restaurant up the road as a much better alternative. Had a lovely week there though and enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend for couples but certainly not for 4 adults.
Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. Its steep sided valleys has meant that it has managed to escape development over the years and many buildings differ little from when they were built. Sir John Betjeman said of Portloe "One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages". Portloe is an ideal place to stay on the Roseland Peninsula.
It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, yet it has a really good local pub & hotel. The village itself is only a short drive from the other villages such as St Mawes. The city of Truro is also within a 25 minute drive. The Lugger Hotel with its excellent restaurant is only a few steps away and the Ship Inn is a short walk. The New Inn at Veryan serves food. There is also the Portloe Tea Room nearby. There is no general store in Portloe, however there are shops at Veryan (1.4 miles) and a Londis store at Bessy Beneath (3 miles). Further pubs, shops & restaurants are also available in Tregony, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho & St Mawes.