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Gerrans is a tranquil village on the Roseland Peninsula adjoining Portscatho. Holiday cottages in Gerrans are perfectly located for exploring all that the area has to offer. The coastal path is a few minutes walk away, from here you can walk to Porthcurnick Beach, Portscatho or even as far as Towan beach and St Anthony Headland.
Gerrans has a lovely pub called The Royal Standard. Portscatho has a well stocked village shop, butchers, and pub open all year round. There is also a cafe, coffee shop and taverna where are open seasonally. Holiday cottages in Gerrans provide that perfect balance between peaceful countryside, nearby amenities and being close to the coast.
Originally known as Cugurrell its name was changed in the 6th century when the welsh king Gerennius settled here. Although the church of St Gerendus is dated to the 13th century it is said the land has been hallowed since the time of Gerennius. The medieval octagonal spire of the church acts as an important day mark to those sailing in the nearby waters. The history of Gerrans is displayed in the Heritage Centre which is housed in the Old Forge that was built in the 1790’s. The displays depict farming through the ages, Domesday Book entries, World Wars and even a pair of ox shoes. St Anthony Battery also houses much history about the second World War.
Exploring further afield past Gerrans towards St Anthony brings you past Towan Beach and Bohortha. Towan is a fantastic dog friendly beach off the beaten track, with an excellent tea shop during the season. St Anthony Headland has lots of circular walks, one of which passes the foot ferry across to St Mawes. This is a really picturesque trip and well worth nipping across to St Mawes for lunch!