The Portloe Boathouse - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Peace and tranquility in a slice of paradise
The view is everything...I didn’t read or anything as I didn’t want to miss the living view. The seagulls and swallows drinking from the freshwater stream running alongside the house, little boats coming and going through the harbour, well placed for bigger boats in the distance, walkers making their way along the coastal route, little birds and butterflies dodging their way through the layered hydrangeas in the garden. I loved watching the day go by but we were blessed with glorious sunshine and the patio was perfectly placed. The village of Portloe is unspoilt, consists mainly of fishermen’s houses, there’s a hotel that has a restaurant where you can have a bowl of soup for £8.95 that we didn’t visit, a pub that we had dinner at that was lovely and reasonable and that’s about it. The villagers are lovely too and will always give a “good morning’’ as you pass. I may have been biased but this house is the best placed property to enjoy the view Portloe has to offer. We did explore a little to St Mawes, Truro and Falmouth, roads were narrow but do-able with plenty of passing points and parking pretty straightforward, all worthy of a visit.
The house felt big and roomy with lots of cupboards and storage space and a variety of seating areas. Stunning views from the master bedroom, though I did miss having curtains from a privacy point of view and a daylight waking me in the morning point of view but I can see why the owner doesn’t want them. Good power shower in the big bathroom over the bath. The kitchen had all the tools and gadgets we wanted and all worked well, no microwave but I rarely use one anyway. There’s a big dining table too, very nice. I really enjoyed my stay here, felt very much at home immediately, the owners really want you to make the most of your stay and offer useful advice, though my husband says he was wrong about the fishing as there is no fish in that sea! :) ....would I fo back? In a heartbeat! :) xXx
The pictures on this site don’t do justice to what a fantastic property it truly is! The owners, Hilary and Dom, are very attentive and one wonders why they would ever wish to give up this property to allow strangers to stay in it when they could enjoy the endless view from the lounge and balcony.....Portloe itself is a very quiet little village and the Ship Inn does good food but beware the portions are huge. The coastal path in either direction is well worth taking for a days ramble and there are plenty of other things to do in the near vicinity - Eden Project, Lost gardens of Heligan, St Mawes to Falmouth ferry etc etc
A lovely home with an outstanding view.
This is a lovely house in a beautiful spot. It is well stocked with comfortable beds and good quality bedding. The village is lovely and within driving distance to several lovely resorts such as St Mawes and Porthscatho. Without doubt, the holiday was all about the location of this beautiful boathouse, but be aware that this is someone's home. Hilary and Dom are very helpful and friendly but they live downstairs and sometimes you feel you don't have the privacy you might have had somewhere else. Furthermore, this property, quite rightly because of its location, is very expensive. Whilst the owners kindly leave a bottle of wine, this is the first time I have rented a premier property which does not provide premium toiletries and a selection of local treats and did feel a little disappointed. Additionally, you must remember that as a boathouse it is probably very damp in the winter and the kitchen cupboards were very foisty and we had to wash all the crockery before we used it.
However, I would still highly recommend this property because of the level of comfort and the outstanding view.
Idyllic seaside retreat with stunning views
We had a wonderful stay at The Boathouse, a beautiful, comfortable, well equipped home with the most amazing views! The owners were very welcoming and provided helpful information about local amenities, places to visit and there was also additional written information in the house. This location was a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Roseland area, as well as beyond (less than an hour's drive to the north coast of Cornwall).
There are 2 restaurants but no shops in the immediate vicinity but this did not affect our stay, the house is within 10-15 minutes drive of shops and additional restaurants.
A dream come true
We have had many very nice holiday homes, but the Boathouse is truly unique. I will never forget the sea view from the terrace and from the bedroom.
Peace, perfect peace.....with a stunning view thrown in
The Boathouse is a lovely property with surely one of the best views in Cornwall. We had a wonderful time just relaxing and doing as much or as little as we wanted. The Roseland Peninsula is off the beaten track and reminds you how beautiful and peaceful parts of Cornwall still are despite mass tourism. We loved it.
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.