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Beach Hill Cottage

Location: Portloe

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
The adorable Beach Hill Cottage is located in the heart of the picturesque & unspoilt village of Portloe only yards from the harbour beach and is perfect for a couple or a small family all year round. From just outside your front door you can watch the comings & goings of the local crab & lobster fishermen as they launch their boats and land their catches daily. This is Cornwall as we all imagine, but rarely find these days.

Beach Hill Cottage is a beautifully converted former fisherman's cottage. It is a small cottage, but full of character and wonderfully presented by the Owners. It is an ideal all year round basis as it has a woodburning stove for cosy winter evenings. It is perfectly positioned for exploring the miles of coastal walks and only a short drive to the spectacular Carne beach. The cottage itself has a small but well fitted kitchen with a dining table & slate floor. The lounge is a really cosy room & full of character with a wood burning stove and beamed ceiling. There is a comfortable sofa and window seat. There are steep stairs leading up to the first floor bedrooms & bathroom.

Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge.
First Floor: Double bedroom, single room with truckle bed (extending to a double bed) and separate bathroom with shower & WC.
Exterior: There is no garden, but there is a small slate area to the front where there is a table and two chairs to sit and watch the harbour.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via the wood burning stove and combination convection/night storage heaters downstairs and in both bedrooms. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and boiling water tap. The lounge has a smart TV / DVD player, CD & radio and Bluetooth speaker.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is a parking space right in front of the cottage which you can normally park in however please note that it is not for the sole use of the cottage so you may at times have to park in the main village car park which is a 5 minute walk away. Please note that the stairs at the cottage are quite steep. There is WiFi available at the property. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week. No smoking. There is an iron and ironing board and clothes horse. There is a cot & high chair available on request.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Open fire / woodburner
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within walking distance
Beach within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Pub within walking distance

Georgie Welch

Portloe is stunning, Cornwall at its best. The cottage was perfect, very welcoming with a posy of wild flowers and locally made lemon cake. The cottage was newly decorated and very clean. Highly recommended.

Stuart Dennis

Loved our stay, brilliant location for walking. The kitchen needs a little attention and may be more information in the cottage. But would definitely stay again.

Geoff Turner

We had a very nice time at Beach hill cottage. It’s in an excellent location. Great for walks along the coastal paths. The scenery is stunning. The pub nearby is handy too. Also there’s lots of other places of interest, beaches etc within easy reach.

Carmen Sheridan

We had a lovely stay at Beach Hill Cottage. Perfect for exploring Cornwall - the views and walks from the cottage door were completely amazing and would definitely visit again.

Karen Whalley

Enjoyed such a lovely week in this cute little cottage, so close to the sea in beautiful Portloe. It had everything that we needed for our stay as most important to use was to fully embracing the beautiful surroundings. There were only two issues, the first is parking. Please don’t expect to park directly outside as the guests at the hotel opposite use the spaces if the hotel car park is full. There is a public car park up the hill but that gets full too. The second was plumbing, the bath filled quickly and there was plenty of hot water however it took about half an hour to empty. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and would definitely stay here again.

Paul Schofield

Great location friendly sweet cottage that has all the amenities needed . Definitely recommend for a quiet holiday spot with idyllic walks along the coast .

Charles Wood

This was a sweet cosy cottage with everything we needed for our week long stay as a couple with a baby. Amazing location being right near the water.

Ella Yandell

Amazing location, we could not fault the cottage! Very clean, tidy and cosy! We stayed over the Christmas period with our two small children, we were welcomed with Christmas decorations and some homemade mince pies from the local bakery; which may I add were amazing! There was everything there we needed for our stay, I even cooked a full blown Christmas dinner! It was perfect. The only trouble we did find was the parking situation, having 2 small children and a dog with us meant that we really did need a parking space outside of the cottage. At one point all of the parking spaces were taken outside of the cottage so we just pulled up outside to unload, with a sleeping baby in the car still. A lady who lived nearby came straight over telling us we needed to move the vehicle as not even locals could park and it wasn’t fair we had just “dumped” our car there. We did try to explain that we had just pulled up to unload and to try and get our sleeping baby out without waking him. She didn’t seem too impressed with this. Other than that we had an absolutely lovely time here at beach hill cottage and would not hesitate in booking up again.

Gemma Stevens

What a pretty cottage in a fabulous location! We spent a long weekend at Beach Hill Cottage and had a really relaxing time. The only downside is the cottage could do with a good clean especially in the kitchen.


Beach Hill Cottage was a cosy cottage to stay in very convenient for coastal path walks - which we enjoyed. The overall stay was good as the location of the cottage meant we could get to other areas within a short time. The only real downside was the delivery and waste vehicles coming and going in the mornings. The cottage was clean and very well equipped although a little down trodden in the actual decor.

Chad Chadburn

We enjoyed our stay at beech hill. I would advise careful consideration re space ! I stayed with my teen age daughter and it was very cozy.

Boris Webber

A truly quaint little cottage; perfect for 2 adults; in a stunning location. All the locals were very welcoming, especially at The Ship. Parking was the main issue with The Lugger Hotel staff using the few spaces outside the cottage as theirs, despite an empty hotel car park. Also hotel bins are put out the night before which spoils the views and blocks the visitor benches (dedicated to deceased locals - very disrespectful) on the road side. The hotel staff were not very nice people to try talking to about issues.

Annika Knaup

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.

Josephine Gough

The cottage is in a wonderful location....The roads getting into the village are very narrow and may worry an inexperienced driver.

Stela Shaw

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.

Ian Stewart

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.

Oliver Watson

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.

Lorian Pitman

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.

Barry Smith

Had a lovely 3 day break with everything we needed. Very cosy pretty little cottage in idilic position

Rebecca Hume

We had a lovely stay at beach hill cottage. The coastal walks start right from the doorstop and the views are beautiful. The location is in a peaceful village, and we enjoyed the comings and goings of the hotel opposite. Shops and restaurants are a short drive away.

Raymond O’Sullivan

Beach Hill Cottage is a great cottage for 4 people, we stayed here in August for a week with our 2 children. The cottage has everything you need and is located next to a beautiful small harbour and excellent restaurant ‘The Lugger’. A fabulous pub called the Ship Inn is a 5 minute walk away. There are lovely headland walks too, definitely a 10/10 for us

Marisa Hessian

Adored the location, lovely cottage. Magical stay. Wonderful weather and beautiful part of Cornwall. Thank you

Penny Burfoot

Really beautiful setting, pretty cottage, booking and information good, owner really helpful. Great location but pity about early deliveries to the hotel opposite. Despite that, we may well come again as it is quite a unique position by the harbour.

Ruth Michaels

The cottage is small but fine for two people, The location is right beside the small and charming harbour. There is a good pub within 5 minutes walk. If you enjoy coastal walking it is ideal. There are also lovely walks inland. Although very attractive and comfortable, a few improvements would make it even nicer. The tv is small and the sound quality is poor and it is hard to get it to work despite the instructions left for visitors. The bedrooms are lovely but there were lots of cobwebs in the smaller room. Lightbulbs need replacing inside and outside the house. The outside windows need repainted. We spent a week here and greatly enjoyed staying in Portloe, a peaceful and stunningly pretty village and visting other villages on the Roseland Peninsula.

Richard Alder

Cosy,well equipped, close to waters edge. Bathroom work in progress, but adequate. Carpets need renewal.

Anna Graveling

Only complaint was the wood burner was very hard to keep going. We have one at home so know how to operate but found that the cottage one was very difficult.

Angela Hillier

We booked this cottage very last minute. A very efficient lady called Nicola who I think had only just started her new job was GREAT. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and a small dog - perfectly formed. It was set in a fantastic location with the sea within spitting distance. I would have no hestitation in recommending this company and the cottage and hope to return! Thank you very much

Margot Andrews

We loved the location of this cottage, and the fact that it was 'dog- friendly' , in the heart of the harbour area and right on the coastal footpath ,. Portloe has a friendly pub and its very easy to walk to Veryan for supplies and another pub which offered the best crab sandwiches. We were lucky with the weather - mostly sunny -and although the cottage does not enjoy a sunny aspect, there is a lovely bench opposite the front door where you can bask and watch the comings and goings (mostly from the Lugger Hotel.). Everything in the cottage worked well, but the lighting in the sitting room was not adequate for reading - uplighters in a dark cottage , though atmospheric, probably aren't the best choice for this.and I would have loved a radio in the kitchen. Apart from these two concerns it was a all that we hoped for..


Beach Hill Cottage is in a very scenic and in a very friendly village, the road down to the village is a little narrow but has the odd passing place, if driving down/up slowly not a problem. The cottage was equipped with all we needed and was very comfortable. The owners left us a welcome cake which we enjoyed with a nice cup of tea on arriving. We loved the stable door so we could have it open so our 2 dogs couldn't run off...(apart from one day when we forgot to close the door and our little dog went across to The Lugger Hotel!! Staff also very friendly :) ) Couldn't get TV to work, could of been reception or us! But didn't miss it, as we took our kindle HD with iplayer etc, and connected to the cottages WiFi speaker to listen to tv/music. Got car parked 4 out 7 days outside cottage, the car park is very close and is donation only. Small beach when tide out (dog friendly), Portholland beach 2miles walking up the coastal path...not so easy as we thought, but really pretty walk (dog friendly). Carne beach is lovely, a short car journey about 2.5miles (Dog friendly). To eat out in portloe, there is The ship inn, it has some lovely meals or at The Lugger Hotel. Melinsey Mill at Veryan (walkable) does a lovely sandwich (All allow dogs). Went to Truro on bus No51, leaves village every 2 hours and was £7.80 adult return ticket, picked up10:45am. Polperro worth a visit also port Isaac and padstow, all about 1hour drive. Tintagel castle lovely and of course Lands End. Cornwall has lots to offer if you want to be busy or just to take life at a steadier pace, don't forget to try the pasties! Beach Hill Cottage was a good base for us.

Julie Attenborough

A wonderful cottage which was perfect for just the two of us in a stunning location. We arrived to find a beautiful home made cake which was very welcome after our long journey and absolutely delicious. The only slight negative location wise is that any walk you partake in is a challenging one. Most of the time this wasn't a problem but I did miss a leisurely evening stroll. The hotel opposite, The Lugger looked lovely and was very busy, And though being a little out of our price range, they very kindly made me an ice cream sundae when the local pub had let us down! Such a beautiful home with breathtaking views in every direction.

Paul Lobban

This is our 3rd stay at Beech Hill Cottage and it never disappoints. We still sigh with relief when we walk through the door as the stress just floats away....! First time in Spring and Cornwall was in bloom.The refurb looks great as it still captures the charm of this beautiful little cottage. Even though it's our third stay there is still plenty to explore - our dog Tilly had her legs walked off again but she loved it as much as us. If you want to go back to 'old Cornwall' go here. The people & village is so friendly. The cottage next door has had a makeover too and the harbour now looks really pretty. You can tell I'm in love with this place & we will return. The only thing we missed this time was the cake ;) - however my waistline benefited from it! Lovely lovely place :). Jane - Hertfordshire

Colin Pipe

This was my second stay in Portloe which is a delightful and peaceful village. Beach Hill Cottage is homely and well equipped. We had a lovely week there. The joys of January holidays walking during the day and enjoying a log fire in the evening are very special. The cottage could have been a bit cleaner - quite a lot of cobwebs! The bath is small which is a drawback for two six footers but that is not unusual in cottages with small bathrooms and preferable to shower only. The most unfortunate aspect was the daily building work going on in the adjoining cottage which seemed to be having a refit - quite a lot of drilling and other noise associated with building and refurbishment. I would have avoided this property in that particular week had I known in advance that the peace would be quite so disturbed throughout the days. But overall I would recommend the property. Ideal for a couple as the second bedroom makes a useful dressing room. Might be a bit cramped with more than two staying.

Richard Powell

Have stayed here three times. cottage lovely and customer sevice from Cornwall Cottages second to none Storm Angus proved exciting!

Stephen Southerton

Nice cottage in lovely location. Clean and well equipped. Very limited car parking. No batteries in either of the smoke detectors. Outside light not working.

Richard Powell

Beautiful cottage and location. Very well equipped and welcoming. Customer service was friendly and efficient making for effortless booking . Would thoroughly recommend to others

Alison Sherwin

We had a lovely holiday at Beach Hill Cottage. It had all we needed and is in a lovely peaceful location. It is well located for the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Falmouth and lots of other places. It also a good place to walk from.

M Hughes

This is our forth stay at Beach Hill and we will be back next year. Lovely location and good walks for us and our four legged friend. Love the refurb.

Anthony Burton

You could not ask for a better location, right at the water's edge - not to mwtnio 20 yards away from a bar with a terrace o9verlooking the sea. It is a shame that since I last visited the village shop has closed, but it's not far to Veryan. The only criticism is that the kitchen stove is not up to standard - terrible solid hobs. Anthony Burton

Jeremy Colwill

This was a comfortable cottage for a short stay. It's condition was good and in an excellent location. The woodburning stove kept us warm and it was all very cosy.

Laurence McCain

Cottage was a bit tired and in need of a revamp.

Louise Gough

Beach Hill cottage has the most idyllic situation, it is a stones throw from the sea. It was very well equipped and the multifuel stove was ideal and kept the cottage snug. The bed was a bit too firm for us hence the good rather than excellent. We will definitely be coming back in the future.

Wynford Turner

This is our third or fourth vist in the last four and have always enjoyed our stay. However, our last stay we did notice that the cottage is in need of some TLC. It was a great plus to have wi-fi installed although the skybox is limited and a freesat box would be better. Like most places the tv size is on the small side. Also on arrival we had two bulbs blow, which can happen at any time, but there no replacements to be found. The Sofa needs replacing and the two glass vases containing the candles need cleaning and new candles. The woodburner really needs a good look at. We are experienced in woodburners and the seals need replacing, the grate is broken and firebricks are cracked. Which I think has been mentioned in a previous review and had not been cleaned. The rug in front of the woodburner needs replacing. A small nest of tables would be practical. The kitchen are tired and smell musty and drawers were dirty. We realise there was a new dishwasher but the surround is yet to be finished so looks messy (pipes visible). The plastic flower in the kit hen needs to be thrown away. Greasy and old. Would appreciate a hairdryer in the bedroon drawer. The bathroom window handle was broken so window be opened and the towel rail plastic was cracked and loose. Behind the chest of drawers in the main bedroom had not been cleaned as there was dust, an old plastic flower and a wrapper. The carpet is beginning to look very used and the whole cottage smells musty and damp. We have had great stays in this cottage before over the years and very little has changed. I also feel that it was a little expensive for only three nights and the £25 surcharge for a dog, which is a weekly charge, is a little excessive. For the ammount paid for a short break with dogs here, we could have had hotel accomodation with meals. Saying that, the location is great and very tranquil and is ideal for walks. All in all an expensive dissapointment this time.

Jane Lobban

This is our second visit to Beech Cottage & as soon as we arrived any stresses just melted away. It's a beautiful little cottage situated right in the harbour in one of, what we consider, to be the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall. If you like the 'away from it all' type of break then this is for you. Having said that there is plenty around! There are loads of things to see & do all within short driving distances. Our favourite pastime though is just to get up, walk along the South West Coatal Path & see where we end up, with stunning scenery all the way. We will definitely be returning to Beech Cottage.

Louisa Miles

We stayed for a long weekend in this lovely, cosy, comfortable home from home. Lovely to be able to open the front door and look out to sea and the local fishermen coming and going. To be able to walk up to the cliff at night and watch the stars with the sound of the sea beneath you. A bonus having a great pub The Ship and a wonderful dinner venue, The Lugger with a stone's throw. Would highly recommend this beautiful place and will returnl

Katharine Taylor

We booked Beach Hill very last minute out of desperation as everywhere else we had looked at was booked up. However, fate clearly dealt us a good hand as we were really pleased with the cottage and found it to be a very comfortable and cosy haven after a day out and about exploring Cornwall. It's also in a great spot in Portloe, right opposite the Luggar which was a good place for coffee / drinks and a good vantage from which to watch the fishermen. The cottage was warm - we took advantage of the log burner a few times although the central heating was sufficient - and the water constantly hot so no issues there. The bed was super-comfortable too and the living room a great place to chill out. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and would happily go back.


We left it rather late to book this years holiday and struggled to find anywhere to stay in Cornwall . How on earth was this place free? One of the most fabulous places we have ever stayed!! We have visited Cornwall a lot over the last 4 years as a family member has been living down there and we have stayed in a lot of different spots (mainly on the North coast). We have had some fabulous places , especially in the Winter when prices have been low. BUT , this place is the most delightful , charming spot we have ever stayed . The village of Portloe is chocolate box picturesque and the cottage was lovely. Clean and warm with everything we could have needed . Beautiful clifftop walks on a beautiful coastal path , a beautiful harbour that we had more or less to ourselves , the sea literally 50 metres away . One of the best holidays we have ever had!!


The cottage is of a very high standard. Everything was clean and tidy and was like a home from home. The kitchen has all utensils needed to cook good meals. We ate in most nights and found everything very easy to use. The house has a good WIFI connection too. The beds was more comfortable than mine at home (and I'm very fussy about my bed!) The parking was no problem for us. We always managed to park outside of the property. The cottage has a large seat outside and we sat there most evenings, watching the world go by. We lit a BBQ a few nights and cooked fresh mackerel that one of the neighbours had caught that evening. Bliss. Portloe is a very peaceful, friendly little fishing village. There are a few good coastal walks in the area too. And the surrounding villages and beaches are all lovely. If you have a dog make sure to do your homework to find out which beaches are doggy friendly. I would recommend Carne Beach for dogs.Plenty of sand to run on with shallow water to paddle. We had a wonderful time at Beach Hill Cottage. I would thoroughly recommend it of you are looking for a calm and peaceful time away. The views and scenery are stunning and I would definitely return.


We really did enjoy our stay - the cottage is just right for two, really cosy , & in a fabulous quiet spot by the harbour. If only a bit more effort was made in the quality of the bed & sofa - for over £100 a night we expected a comfy bed for a good nights sleep & a comfy sofa to sit on. We weren't in the cottage for long & we were blessed with great weather so we were out for the best part of the days but the lack of a goods night sleep would have taken its toll had we been there longer. Quite a few previous guests had commented on the lack of the shower & the uncomfortable bed & we did add our agreement to that in the comments book at the cottage. Previous comments also said some TLC was needed & we also agreed with that, it wasn't filthy by any means but just looks as though a 'spring clean' should be done more often. All in all, we felt the photos were accurate & the pre-warning about the parking was good, we did as the owner advised in the book & parked in The Lugger car park one evening- it seems most of the staff park outside the cottage. We would recommend this cottage but at the moment we would advise that the bed is really cheap & old & not at all comfy & the only way to shower is with a hand held tap attachment to the bath.


Once again an excellent stay at Beach Hill for us and our four legged friend. Good addition of the WiFi, a minor hiccup with the signal but thanks to Alison and Alistair for resolving it so promptly. The shower pressure at times is down to a trickle but otherwise a lovely comfortable cottage.


The cottage was fine and well set up for two to four people but the claim that you can sit outside the front door and watch the boats is far fetched. The cove is lovely but like all small coves parking is virtually non existent, One car had a tyre burst because of the uneven surface. I am trying to be objective, the cottage would really suit an energetic couple looking for lovely views from the cliff walks. We enjoyed visiting Caerhays, Lamoran, Trewithen and Trellisick Gardens, they are superb.


Positives: Attractive cottage, tastefully decorated. Clean and well-equipped. Would recommend this cottage to others, but not for winter breaks. Not so positive: Key not in key safe on arrival. Poor phone signal so had to travel to get one and ask for help. Fortunately, there was another couple holidaying nearby who allowed us to wait there. The mattress was very firm even with our own memory foam mattress topper. It would be helpful to know beforehand if mattresses are firm or soft since this can make or break a holiday. The sofas were well-worn, lumpy and uncomfortable. Being a winter break and very cold, the woodburner was necessary. The small storage heater in lounge not adequate for this time of year. The wood burner worked, and everything needed to light a fire was provided. However, despite having flue minimally open, it roared through wood and coal too fast, making it unsuitable and expensive for long periods of use. It needs attention.


My husband and I stayed at Beach Hill Cottage between Christmas and New Year with our dog. We have a house in the village but had to find somewhere else to stay as my parents friends were staying at the main house. Beach Hill Cottage was the perfect size for us and we did overall enjoy our stay. However, we were absolutely freezing downstairs. The storage heater in the kitchen did not work for the first 4 days for some reason then it just started up again. And we ran out of logs/coal for the fire after the first full day so we went to buy some more very quickly. Without the fire on, it was too cold to sit downstairs really. There was no hot water on out first day which was very frustrating so we spent the week having to boost the immersion. I don't know if the owners have considered it but we would have benefited hugely from having wifi at the property. The decor is very sweet and it's a great location. I would recommend it in the warmer months! And just lastly, after reading the reviews from visitors saying that they were thrilled to see a freshly baked cake when they arrived, we were quite disappointed not to have the same service.


what a beautiful place to stay, away from everything. The cottage was clean and fresh & my husband loved the blueberry lemon drizzle cake awaiting our arrival. ( Unfortunately I am gluten intolerant so not able to sample the cake for myself.) The wood burner was much needed in the evening as the cottage did get a little cold being winter. We think maybe the burner could do with a little TLC as the rope to the door seal is a little tired & the heat bricks in side broken too so probably not as efficient as it could be. However we loved the cottage & it has everything you need, clearly much thought has gone into making guests holiday perfect. We enjoyed some of the coastal walks right on our door step & was lovely to see the activity of the local fisherman bringing in their catch. We would also recommend a short stroll to the local pub for a lovely meal too.


A cosy, attractively furnished cottage just yards from Portloe's slipway and the coast path - a very impressive setting, great for walking, and a short drive away from lots of other beautiful places. The narrow, granite lined lanes to the village were hair raising for us townies, but that's Cornwall. Parking must always be a problem, but building work at the hotel opposite meant we could never park outside - we always used the village car park up the hill. It's a lovely spot, but not for families with small children that want safe space outdoors - no garden and no real beach, and vans etc constantly coming and going to the busy hotel.

Paul Lobban

Had a great relaxing stay in the charming cottage. The lovely decor & cosiness of the cottage made it a lovely place to stay. The location was great for walking & Portloe is one of our favourite places in Cornwall.


It was perfectly lovely. However, you definitely need a car to stay here as there is no public transport to and from the village and no shop in the village. We should have been able to park right outside the door, but there was always a line of cars already there, which may have had something to do with the building works at the hotel opposite, as it has always been fine previously. However we always managed to park easily on the street twenty yards away. A shower curtain would have been nice as it took us most of the week to learn how to use the shower without swamping the bathroom for subsequent users. All this is being very picky as it was excellent and we had a wonderful time. Thank you so much!


Beach Hill Cottage in an excellent location, great walks on the doorstep and good beaches within easy reach, it's also an ideal place to meet and chat to people on the SW Coastal Path, Freddie's mother (you need to stay there to find out who Freddie's mother is) and watch the comings and goings at the Lugger. Disappointing that there was no fuel supplied for the log-burner however we did take our own, the information package refers to a log basket couldn't find it. Parking was never a problem, as mentioned in previous reviews the cupboards in the kitchen did smell fusty, suspect an underlying problem with damp behind the cupboards in the kitchen. The information on the route to the cottage refers to a Jet garage this is now a Texaco garage, also if you intend to eat at The Ship we found you needed to book in advance. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay.

Adrian Sharp

Unfortunately on arrival we had to clean the kitchen floors when my daughter walked on it bare foot her feet were black with dirt and we had to carry her up to the bathroom so she didn't leave marks on the cream carpet. The rest of the cottage was dusty especially the webs behind the dishwasher left pulled out for all to see. There was lots of webs and dust behind the log burner too. The cottage felt very damp and smelt damp and musty. The location isn't any good for children under 14 in my opinion nor is it suitable for dogs as you are constantly under pressure to ensure their safty. I wouldn't recommend to anyone with a family as I feel this location is only ideal for keen fisherman. We felt it was too expensive for very little in return points below No car parking facilities No shower and with a family whom shower every day that isn't great at all as the boiler takes so long to re heat. No internet and very limited channels on the TV on those rainy days. No local shop for miles Wheely bin was fit to bursting and we were told not to put our bin in the place suggested for collection so we traveled to the nearest refuse centre to get rid of our waste as we couldn't use the bin for the cottage. Stairs was a big issue as I have a 2year old and one little slip and it could have been fatal. We wouldn't stay here again as we have stayed in Cornwall in other locations with all listed above as standard things for the same price, we just wanted to try something different but we left diserpointed.


All the process from searching, booking, paying, staying was just easy and perfekt. The Cottage is exactly as shown on the picture and offers a great home for a holiday in conwall. Many details, such as the cake for the welcome, the well equipped kitchen, books and games (if you forgott yours at home) etc. Of course it is not all new, and not all visitors may have respectet the interieur as we did, aswell as the wet air made the cupboards a bit smelly, but all in all a wonderful place and we would certainly come again. We can recomend the walk on the Coast and for bathing the Port Holland nearby.


This is the second time we have stayed at Beach Cottage. The cottage is in the perfect location for some peace and quiet with excellent food and friendly staff at The Ship just up the hill. Wonderful walks for us and our four legged friend right on the doorstep. The cottage has everything you could need though a parking space would be advantageous. We would visit again without hesitation


Weather was good, coastal path walks were stunning and the blend of landscape features with early summer flora and fauna was memorable. Freshly caught mackeral was delicious. The variety of light reflections on the sea and coastal scenery was also amazing.


The cottage was lovely but it was not really suitable for my husband as he is rather unsteady on his feet. We knew the staircase was steep and agreed he could manage it with the handrail. However, what we did not realise was that there was a step down from our bedroom and then up again to reach the bathroom, and then two steps down into the bathroom. We were concerned that he might trip in the night, and even fall down the stairs, so we kept the bathrom light on all night and fortunately all was OK. I can't remember whether all the steps showed up on the details of the cottage or not.

Ruth Harvey

Just as the title of this review says. Perfect. A proper getaway in an idyllic location..looking forward to our next visit already. Thank you to the owners for sharing their cottage.


The cottage was a lovely, cosy little place to stay. However, It does need some extra attention, a shower curtain, recycling instructions (I had to throw away glass, cardboard and plastic cartons), the dishwasher worked sporadically and the cold tap in the kitchen made the most deafening noise when turned on! On the whole though we had a wonderful time. Thank you.


Very pretty cottage in need of some TLC - needs painting all through. Location very peaceful and excellent walking for dogs. Only other negative point was dustbin was full to overflowing when we arrived.


Nice cottage with a beautiful location but in need of some TLC


We stayed at the cottage at the end of June. The location is excellent - although every day there were lorries making deliveries to the hotel over the road and people coming and going from the hotel much of the time. The cottage was very comfortable (but not luxurious). Parking was never a problem. Would go back again.


Portloe is a lovely place to access the coastal path. The cottage provides for your basic needs but is due for a makeover. The Lugger Hotel is directly opposite the cottage and parking is an issue with staff arriving for work early and parking in the very few spaces available outside the cottage. The Ship Inn, just up the road , serves reasonable Pub Grub but like most places on the holiday routes in Cornwall is a bit over priced for what you get but is very convenient after a long day out and about. The cottage has no enclosed garden area so nowhere private to sit. This may be an issue to some.


We loved Portloe, and the position of the cottage, but did have a few niggles.... Somewhat concerned that the cottage was not secure given the window bolts on both downstairs sash windows were rusted through, and had obviously been like that for while. Given that there was no outside space a drying rack should have been provided.(One was mentioned in the book, but we couldn't find it??).. It seemed a bit pointless to have a washing machine without a dryer, as not ideal to have damp clothes in such a small space. I think that the rental price of the cottage surely warranted internet connection? Jane Owen


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