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Fern Bank

Holiday Cottage in Portscatho, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
WiFi
No. of pets allowed
Open fire / woodburner
Cot available
Highchair available
Garden
Discount for a couple
Friday change over
 
Fern Bank Cottage is situated just above the village square in the charming old fishing village of Portscatho, a stones throw from the harbour and Tatums Beach. The National Trust owned beach of Porthcurnick is 5-10 minutes walk away. This lovely old cottage has been beautifully restored and is equipped and presented to a very high standard. With its comfortable furnishings and wood burning stove, it is not only ideal in spring and summer, but is also the perfect autumn and winter hideaway.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
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4.2

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 4
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 4
Condition 4
Location 4
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2017-01-01
Lisa from Richmond stayed at Fern Bank for 7 nights in December
Fern Bank is a charming cottage- Centrally located with peek a boo views of the sea from upstairs- furnishings were pleasant (though a litttle dated) and ammenaties adequate - A nice little patio garden which would be lovely during Sumer / Kitchen well equipped - linens and towels could have been better quality - We had a lovely stay and would definitely return
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2016-02-22
Matthew from Surbiton stayed at Fern Bank for 7 nights in February
And we intend to go back again! Great location in lovely village, a hundred metres from the coastal footpath. Well equipped and appointed. Little to fault!
4.3

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 4
Service and Staff 4
Comfort 5
Condition 4
Location 5
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2015-07-20
Guest from Bolton stayed at Fern Bank for 14 nights in July
Lovely cottage in a great location close to all amenities. Everything needed was provided and the furnishings,beds etc were very comfortable - I would have no hesitation in recommending Fern Bank as it is ideal for families or as we were, six adults who never felt crowded as there is ample room. The added plus was the courtyard which was great for barbecues, drinks, sunbathing or all three and I look forward to returning in the future.
3.3

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 3
Service and Staff 3
Comfort 3
Condition 3
Location 5
Value For Money 3
Review Date: 2015-04-06
Guest from Hassocks stayed at Fern Bank for 7 nights in March
Ok. Clean and functional. Felt a bit scrimped on quality though - old beds/pillows/linen, small towels, no place to hang towels etc. It was fine for the money in low season but if I was paying high season prices I would have felt pretty disappointed.
5

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 5
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 5
Condition 5
Location 5
Value For Money 5
Review Date: 2015-02-22
Guest from Surbiton stayed at Fern Bank for 7 nights in February
As far as we were concerned, this was a perfect half-term break. A few yards to the village shop and butcher, a few more yards to the village pub, and a few more again to the harbour and southwest coast path... Location would be difficult to beat! Walking from portscatho is truly great in either direction along the coast path. The property itself is well appointed - well furnished and very comfortable but retaining that cottage feel.
4.2

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 4
Service and Staff 4
Comfort 4
Condition 4
Location 5
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2014-02-19
Nicki from stayed at Fern Bank for 3 nights in February
You feel home from home as soon as you walk into Fern Bank. It's comfortable and very well equipped, with lots of welcome extras. Enclosed courtyead provides safe space for dogs.
4.3

out of 5

Recommended
Cleanliness 4
Service and Staff 5
Comfort 4
Condition 4
Location 5
Value For Money 4
Review Date: 2013-10-13
Guest from Swadlincote stayed at Fern Bank for 7 nights in October
The dilema ....to book a week in Cornwall to please husband, who required wireless & wood burner, my mother who required a nearby beach, the dog who required outside space & me who just wanted to please everyone! Not an easy task, but Fernbank delivered on many requirements, we were sad to leave. Okay so the steps into the kitchen offered an additional challenge to our dog, & the stairs were steep, but we all coped, as the location, views & the property were excellent. The village was beautiful & offered the shop (Ralphs), a pub ( which was closed due to unforseen circumstances- but there was another if we'd needed one up the hill in Gerrans), the butchers & a restaurant, which was closed as we were out of season, but that was fine as we were able to stroll along the coastal path & onto Porthcurnick beach, which the dog thought was just for her! We stopped for a coffee & some lunch at The Hidden Hut. Fernbank provided us with all that we needed to make our week in Cornwall memorable & we are dying to return next year, if only to experience the sunrise from the bedroom window. A great base & lovely home to come back to at the end of the day.
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Customer testimonials

Lovely cottage, has a really welcoming 'vibe'.
S & M Mills, Mar 2012
The cottage is fabulous, a real home from home, everything has been thought of.
McLoughlin Family, Feb 2012
Fabulous, we'll be back!
Jo, Chris, Anne & Woody the black Lab., Oct 2011
Very comfortable cottage in a lovely place.
R, P, J & S Spear, Oct 2011
Lovely cottage in a lovely village. Great beaches along the coast.
Gwen, Kate, Pete & Huck the Border Terrier, Sep 2011
Another fantastic holiday at Fern Bank. Third time, will be back again. So easy to get to the beach.
Goode / Mawes family, Jul 2011

Situated just above the village square in Portscatho, a stone's throw away from the pretty harbour and Tatum's Beach, Fern Bank is the ideal base for family holidays, romantic getaways, watersports and scenic coastal walking. The cottage is equipped with new beds, washing machine and dishwasher and has recently been recarpeted and redecorated to a very high standard. The south and west facing patio garden catches the last rays of evening sun and the wood burning stove in the lounge make Fern Bank ideal for cosy nights in the autumn and winter seasons. Like many traditional old cottages it has a steep staircase and therefore is not suitable for those with severely restricted mobility.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: Comfortable sitting room with log burner and French doors to patio garden, large dining room leading to well equipped kitchen with further door to patio garden.
First Floor: Master bedroom with double bed and great sea views. Two twin bedrooms both with wash basins. Family bathroom with over bath shower & WC.
Exterior: Lovely enclosed patio garden facing south west, with external furniture & BBQ facilities. An additional small outside room with WC.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric thermostatically controlled panel heaters and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV (with radio channels) & DVD player. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. One well-behaved dog will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alonge. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Shortbreaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 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 room only.

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 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 a lovely place to spend a holiday. The Hidden Hut on nearby Porthcurnick beach (as featured on Caroline Quentin's Cornwall) hosts regular 'feast' nights - fresh seafood freshly cooked in the open air and also does great value lunches. St Mawes, St Just-in-Roseland, Portloe and Veryan are all nearby and are great places to explore. There are also many lovely gardens in the area including Lamorran Gardens, Trelissick, Trewithen and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Take a trip on the local ferry network enabling you to travel along the River Fal car free which links Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, St Anthony Headland, Flushing, Trelissick Garden and the thatched Smuggler's Cottage at Tolverne.
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