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Beach on your doorstep

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Shorelines - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

This pretty bijou cottage in the heart of the delightful harbour village of Portscatho, just off the village square, sits opposite the Plume of Feathers pub and about a minute's walk from Tatums Beach. The coastal path passes just a few yards from your door, enticing you to wander along the enchanting coastline and enjoy the dramatic seascape of Gerrans Bay that has inspired genrations of artists. Rise early, sneak down to the harbour and experience one of Cornwall's beautiful sunrises or take a gentle lunchtime stroll along to enjoy a delicious alfresco meal overlooking Porthcurnick Beach at the famous Hidden Hut. Hire a kayak and explore the serenity of the upper reaches of the Percuil River on a rising tide. How about finishing the day with a Michelin star meal at nearby Driftwood Hotel? Once you stay in this tiny piece of paradise on the Roseland Peninsula, you will never want to leave!

Shorelines is a proper Cornish cottage with thick stone walls, low ceilings and bags of character, sympathetically modernised to provide a stylish and comfortable retreat. A modern kitchen, cosy sitting room with wood burning stove and a bright sun room opens onto an enclosed private rear patio, whilst upstairs there are two lovely bedrooms. The cottage also benefits from a private parking space to the rear.


Ground Floor: Porch entrance through to fully fitted modern kitchen. Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area with a sun room to the rear.

First Floor: Master bedroom with 4'6" double bed and wardrobe. There is a hair dryer on a stand fitted to the wall. Twin room with storage and family bathroom with over bath shower.

External: Enclosed rear private patio garden with small outbuilding that has been transformed into a utility room. There is a BBQ (charcoal not provided). Private car space to the rear. Please note the patio garden is overlooked by the next door property.

Facilities & Services

Heating is via night storage heating and the open fireplace. The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, a microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. In the utility room there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and full sized fridge / freezer. The sitting room area has a TV & DVD player. There is Superfast WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.


Electricity, bed linen and towels are included. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. Up to 2 dogs are permitted at the additional charge of £25 per dog per week. There is a dedicated off the road car parking space at the rear of the property. Please be aware that access might be tight for some large makes of car. There is a cot and high chair available.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.

Short breaks are available during quieter periods.

£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only!

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portscatho in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 double (4'6) and 1 twin bedroom
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


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average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Lovely week with family

  • 4 of 5

We found the cottage to be perfectly located for our needs.

We’d definitely return! Our highlight was being able to just wander down to the beach, across the lane to the pub or just a few doors down from the local shop.

The cottage itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. Perfect for our needs.

The parking space was tricky to get into owing to a resident parking awkwardly off the lane however.

We’d definitely recommend The Plume for food and drinks but book to avoid disappointment.

The kids loved pool and table tennis at The Harbour Club of an evening.

Porthcurnick beach is a 5 minute walk away and allows dogs. The hidden hut is a must.

The only downsides to the cottage were a lack of glassware, no shaving point and the bed was rather uncomfortable really. Perhaps a new mattress would be a good investment.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Hitchin, United Kingdom

So nearly brilliant!

  • 4 of 5

The location of the property was perfect! So close to the sea and all the village has to offer.

Lovely kitchen really well equipped with everything you may need. Good bathroom and great to have a parking space.

Such a shame that the bed in the double bedroom is so uncomfortable that you don’t look forward to a good night sleep after a great day out. The outside could be a lovely place to eat or have an evening drink but it is really dated and is in need of a good tidy and a bit of work.

There was also no guest book or contact details if we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Dunster, United Kingdom

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Shorelines is a very well organised property with dishwasher and separate laundry/freezer area. It has a good shower and well equipped kitchen (with the surprising omission of a microwave). The property is roomy although more could be made of the conservatory area where a desk and low table took up too much space. The double bed, though furnished with delightful bedding was rather uncomfortable. Late night revellers from the Harbour Club and the pub opposite we’re very noisy on a couple of nights. On the other hand the location is perfect for children to run down to the town beach, extremely close to the very well stocked shops, and Tatums coffee bar and the Taverna for pizzas. There is also car parking - very difficult in Portscatho during the season. We’d definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Maldon, United Kingdom

nice place

  • 5 of 5

A nice place to stay a really nice little cottage with every thing you need plus a few extras

A bit of a job to park a car due to the very tight entrance could be a problem for a large car i parked in the street most of the time

An interesting area to discover especially for walkers

The only draw back that i feel might need to be improved is that it was not possible to speak to anybodyy unless you had an emergancy had a problem with the micro wave but could not contact anybody on the phone

Over all a very good place to to stay at

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Bude, United Kingdom

Lovely Portscatho

  • 5 of 5

Loved Portscatho, the cafe by the sea is great. The cottage was lovely, the outside area needs a bit of a freshen up but apart from that everything is in great condition.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Oxford, United Kingdom

Perfect Cornish Location

  • 4 of 5

We loved Shorelines. Amazing location a stone's throw from the beach, directly opposite a nice pub, great coffee/pastries less than a minute's walk (Tatams) and walking distance to other great beaches. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Portscatho lies on the eastern edge of Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula, from where it boasts wide sweeping views of Gerrans Bay and excellent coastal paths to St Anthony's Head. Porthcurnick, Towan and Porthbeor beaches are mere minutes away and the village of St Mawes is also only a short 10 minute drive.

Portscatho and its neighbouring village of Gerrans are located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, overlooking the dramatic Gerrans Bay. A truly peaceful waterside village, Portscatho is a lovely place for a holiday. There are miles of coastal and countryside footpaths to explore, particularly along past Towan beach and out to St Anthony's Head. Portscatho was once a busy fishing harbour, but now it has become a haven for artists due to the striking light which is particularly good in the morning sun. More than anything, Portscatho is a relaxing place. The beaches such as Porthcurnick, Towan and Porthbeor are simply idyllic and these are only minutes from the village. With a superb local butchers shop, 2 great little pubs and a well stocked local store, Portscatho and Gerrans are lovely places to spend a holiday.

Ten minutes away you have the Round Houses at Veryan, or St Mawes Castle built by Henry the VIII. You can walk to St Anthony and take in the views from the Headland, right across the bay to the Manacle Rocks, back past the entrance to the Helford River, Maenporth, Falmouth and round to St Mawes. Gerrans Bay is a relatively sheltered bay and is often filled with ships sheltering from the Atlantic, or waiting to go into Falmouth Docks. You never know what you will see moored up. In 2009 a car transporter famously sat just off Pencabe Point for the summer.


Prices & Availability

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  • Electricity, bed linen and towels are included, but you need to bring your own beach towels.

    Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only!
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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