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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
Chywartha is a delightful property, split over three levels, with views across Gerrans Bay, towards Gull Rock and Nare Head. It has an enclosed garden for those with dogs or children. The entrance opens into the well equipped kitchen / dining room to the rear of the house with short staircase leading up to two bedrooms and down to a further master double bedroom, WC / shower room and the main living area with sliding door into the garden. With good sized rooms this property is ideally suited to a larger family.

From Chywartha it is only a short, five minute walk, down the hill to the pretty little harbour where many artists have taken inspiration due to the superb light and there are a number of delightful little galleries. The Plume of Feathers public house is nestled in the square and serves local ales and good pub grub all year round. Rosevine beach, which is dog friendly all year is just to the east of the village it has beautiful golden sands (at low tide) and is over looked by the increasingly famous Hidden Hut. Before you visit try and get on their social media page and acquire tickets to their special outdoor dining events.

Entrance Level: The entrance is at the rear of the property, and you enter into a small hallway opposite the staircases leading both up and down. Next to the hall is a large, bright, open plan kitchen dining room with fully fitted kitchen units and a dining table that seats eight:
First Floor: The stairs open on to a small landing with doors leading to; a family bathroom with WC and wash hand basin. A twin bedroom with a wardrobe and chest of drawers and sea views across the bay. A larger triple bedroom also with sea views over the bay.
Ground Floor: The stairs open into the main living room that has a floor to ceiling glass wall to make the most of the sea views. There are comfortable sofas and chairs, a decorative fireplace, TV with digital Freeview and DVD player, a sliding door leads out into the enclosed garden. At the bottom of the staircase a door leads to a small hall with doors leading to; the master bedroom with sea views, a 5' double bed, chest of drawers and storage cupboard. Also a door leads to a separate shower room with WC and wash hand basin .
Exterior: There is parking for 2 cars to the rear of the property and a small enclosed garden to the front with patio and table and chairs - a morning sun trap.

Facilities & Services
There is an oil central heating system throughout. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & worktops. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. The sitting room has a digital TV & DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board. There is a cot and high chair. There is a washing machine. There is unlimited broadband WiFi.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking available for 2 cars to the rear - more cars can be parked nearby but not in the cul de sac. Regrettably there is no smoking. A maximum of 2 dogs may stay in the property at a small additional price of £30 per dog per week. Please note dogs can not be left unattended in the property.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Dog Friendly
Dog Friendly
Parking available
Parking available
Sea views
Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Pub within walking distance

Christopher Sayer

We have stayed here on 3 occasions. It is a great place to stay but this year they got greedy and whacked up price. Nearly double. We thought thought they have updated property but no it was exactly the same . For money we payed we expected more.

Kaye Evans

Great week at chywartha, lots of walks without having to use the car, really enjoyed catching the bus to St Mawes then the ferry to place and walking back home to Portscatho. Great village shop, butchers and fish van, we used them all and great coffee with a view at Tatums. Property was clean and comfortable with plenty of kitchen equipment which was perfect for us.


Chywartha is well equipped and very well located with quick access to the coastal path, shops and great pub. A second shower and double bed would have been nice, but we knew these weren’t available. There are super views and good parking. Coffee on the patio overlooking the sea was such a treat in mid March! We had a great time.

Si Thomlinson

Lovely split level property, warm and inviting with great views from each of the bedrooms and sitting room. Short walk up the hill from the pretty little village of Porthscatho.

Elaine Falkingham

We enjoyed our stay. The property is well located within the village and has lovely sea views from the bedrooms and lounge. We were a party of 6 adults plus a dog and had plenty of room. Comfy beds. Clean linen. Caretaker Richard was extremely helpful in organising a plug in point for our hybrid car. The house is showing its age though and needs some refurbishment to bring it up to today’s standards. We would have preferred a shower in the main bathroom. We all had to share the downstairs shower. The “fitted” dishwasher is loose. The potato peeler is blunt! But there are lots of pans and utensils which we appreciated. We hope these comments are taken constructively. We did have a good holiday.

Edward Banks

A comfortable and well fitted property in an excellent location. Fine views of the village and out to sea and just a few minutes walk from the house to the village shops and restaurants.A great benefit for us was the close proximity of our parking space : just at the back of our house- whereas most properties in the village relied upon parking spaces on nearby roads and car parks. The surrounding countryside is very attractive, offering plenty of walks and beaches.Narrow lanes are a feature of the locality and this needs to be taken into account. Overall, an excellent holiday in which Chywartha played an excellent part !

Patricia Franklin

When we entered the house the outside door was not very clean so not a good first impression. Indoors it needed a repaint the door in the downstairs bathroom was badly scratched probably by a dog, the runner on the shower cubicle was broken so had to be careful when closing the door . After a rainy day we put some trousers over the lounge radiator to dry .When l came to remove them they were filthy and covered in dust, as was the wall hanging over the double bed. Most of the crockery either had cracks or we’re going ‘crazy not very hygienic especially now when we have to be so careful. The welcome pack told us to put bags of rubbish out by 7-30 on Monday morning we were also told where to recycle but when we arrived there are no facilities there now, by chance we saw a man emptying our bin and taking the rubbish away he also took our recycling and said they open all the sacks and sort it at the depot.So problem solved by chance Fortunately the view from the inside made up for the inside

Nigel Hancock

Good views, excellently equipped and the bed linen and towels a real treat! Cafetiere for fresh coffee and tea pot for leaf tea both provided! Not as dog friendly as we had hoped - our cocker spaniel refused to use the open wooden steps between the kitchen/diner and living quarters and had to be carried! Also no grass - only paving and bare soil both front and back. But a great entrance mat at the front door with masses of space so we could easily wipe her paws each time she came in! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay but we are both physically fit. The wooden steps between the kitchen/diner and sitting room and downstairs bedroom and bathroom make it difficult for anyone who has mobility problems.

Jo Manning

Lovely, spacious, well equipped cottage in a fabulous location. Porthscstho is lovely, fab pub the Plume and gorgeous restaurant The Boathouse. Great walks, beaches. Cornwalls Cottages excellent as usual!!


The property was really nice, it was clean and tidy and the beds and furniture were comfortable. We had an issue that we were missing some sheets and duvet covers but this was resolved promptly by the property manager. The instructions on how to find the property were great, it is tucked away so the sat nav didn't find it. The only slight negative point was that we were unable to vacuum up the sand we had brought in on our shoes as it wouldn't pick up. We could happily recommend this as a place to stay. I phoned to add an extra person to the book and the office staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Alison Foster

Chywartha is set in a lovely little village with an excellent pub with great food. There’s also a fabulous restaurant too. Its in a fantastic location which offers excellent views. A short stroll to a little beach which was very nice. The cleanliness of the property was a disappointment; especially since we were constantly told not to arrive before 5pm to allow for extra cleaning! The kitchen table was fifthly. However the bathrooms and bedrooms were spotless The decor is a little dated. That being said we had a fantastic break with wonderful weather which always helps.


A great base for the week, close to all the amenities in Portscatho. Everything we needed was in Chywartha. It was great to let our dog out and know he was in a safe enclosed garden.

David Laidler

This is a really lovely holiday home with superb views over the sea. Just lovely having my morning coffee in my jamas watching the changing sea, losing the little island in the mist and next minute see it appear again, the sunshine through the clouds dappling the surface and watching the white horses form on windy days...perfect! The accommodation is roomy and extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The only downside is that the roads are very steep in Portscatho and would be difficult for people less mobile, but then most of Cornwall seems to be quite hilly!!!

Sonia Matthews

one fallback hot tap in kitchen barley ran view and comfort excelant plume of feathers wonderful food and friendly

Frank Butler

We really enjoyed our stay at Chywartha, the location was great with a lovely sea view, and only a short walk to the beach, shop and the local pub. We had plenty of room and the and were very comfortable. We would certainly stay at Chywartha and the only slight issue we had was the dog didn't like the wooden stairs between the kitchen area and living roo.

Christopher Sayer

This was perfect. It is close enough to beach to carry your kayak. We had a magical time definitely coming back. We love visiting Cornwall and do so every year. But I think we found some where which suits are family perfect. Went to beach every day for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, rock pooling and just chilling. Lovely sheltered bay. The cottage is fabulous. It has every thing you need and more. The views are amazing.

Margaret Monni

A comfortable, warm house with everything you could need. The views from the sitting room and bedrooms were fantastic. I would definitely stay there again.

Ellie Foote

Gorgeous sea views from the house. Walking distance to the harbour and the near beach, Porthcurnick. Lovely peaceful cottage, well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery for the 7 of us that stayed. Lovely and clean too. Would definitely go again.

Jackie Street

We were delighted with the overall location of the property and the partial sea views however the rear mature trees could do with cutting back to enhance the view and the fence at the bottom of the garden could do with filling in to block the view of the car park from the garden. Also on arrival we noticed a great deal of rubbish had piled up, we arrived Friday, bin day is Monday, I would say more than two weeks worth. As a result we had a visit from a rather large rat, this could have been avoided if the housekeepers had helped dispose of the rubbish build up. On arrival the property smelt damp, there was a large damp patch in the kitchen, we lost the smell by burning candles and airing the kitchen but it needs sorting.


A well equipped comfortable house in a super location. If we head to that area again I'm sure we'd stay.

Luzia Angermayr

We found a very nice , friendly and helpful staff there. They helped quick and immediately (for example we arrived too soon, but the 2 guys and the lady made an earlier entry possible. than the teacooker broke and the man brought us very quick a new one....everything was fine. and we could not find the location and a guy picked us up as quick as possible....so yes great service the whole 5 days!

Hilde Kluschewski

A little bit dingy, cobwebs in the sleeping rooms; in the cupboards a Little bit unclean with spots .

Ian Stokes

We had everything we needed for a family get together, there was plenty of accommodation for 6 adults and a child without feeling crowded. The view of the sunrise at the horizon was fantastic.The town was only a short walk away with a well equipped local store and butchers. Had some great walks along the coast in the evenings without needing a car. It was our first trip to this part of Cornwall and I'm sure it won't be our last. The excellent views from the garden would be improved by cutting the shrubs back - when sitting in the garden only one chair had a view.,

Gavin Power

Wonderful location and very well appointed house. Everything excellent, great place to base yourself for walks and exploring the Roseland and Lizard peninsular.

Christine Hughes

A lovely house close to all the lovely beaches and walks of Roseland, a great base that was spacious for us as we were only two plus two dogs. Think it would benefit from a double bed upstairs but that is just a preference. Very comfortable would definitely go again.

Michael Gallie

Very good welcome instructions. We had a very pleasant stay in the house which is in a quiet village location. The accommodation provided plenty of space, very comfortable seating and beds, and all the necessary equipment to make for a very relaxing stay. Very nice and reasonable pubs nearby to eat out as well. Ideal for exploring the south coast we also made extensive use of the King Harry ferry. This helped bypass the busy roads around Truro. One small comment, a shower in family bathroom would be welcome.

Lynda Goodacre

Great cottage with lovely location. Large kitchen and comfortable sitting room. Love Portscatho coastal walks my dog loved his holiday

Simon McWhirter

This was our first stay in Portscatho, and we were very pleasantly surprised. We booked late to go just after Christmas, and had a great break in this very pretty Cornish town. The house was in good condition and very comfortable. It was just what we were looking for being just a few minutes walk from the town and the beach. We were able to take the dog and walk her on the beach out of season. There was a shop in the town which sold everything we needed, and there we good options to eat out. Shame we didn't make the Hidden Hut which has great reviews, but did find the Coffee shack on the beach which is a must. We were only there for 3 night but had a really good break.

Michael James

A very comfortable, well situated home. A fantastic coastline to explore. Only issue we had was some intermittent wifi but to be honest that was no bad thing! Hope to return someday.


Somewhat disappointed that after checking that the garden was enclosed, our small inquisitive dog almost got out of the garden on the first day and we spent the week having to put him on the lead every time he went out into the garden - the fencing (wide square mesh) and gate with gap beneath are OK for a larger dog but not a small one. The double bedroom mattress is definitely in need of replacing - a very uncomfortable bed. There was also a damp smell in this room. Overall cleanliness was ok, but a dirty moldy yoghurt put was behind the kitchen radiator and I don't think behind any of the radiators have been cleaned in a long while. A well equipped kitchen with all you need for a self catering holiday.

Heather Evans

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable family house in a superb location. The house has lovely sea views and is within easy walking distance of the coastal footpath, beaches and creeks. We highly recommend this house and would love to return.


Chywartha is a lovely family holiday home in the beautiful village of Portscatho. Local shops include A R Day Butchers, Ralph's Store and two good pubs Royal Standard and Plume of Feathers (both do food). Lots of places to visit from Portscatho - Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey is well worth a visit (you will need a whole day so much to see), Falmouth and Truro.

David Fell

Chywartha is a pleasant house with great views of the sea from the back windows and garden. The kitchen is well equipped with the welcome inclusion of scales and a sharp knife although it was a disappointment that the majority of the crockery was chipped and there was a poor selection of mugs. Both bathrooms are large although the upstairs one would definitely benefit from the addition of a shower either over the bath or in a separate cubicle. The wifi worked extremely well. Overall it provided a good base for our three generations of family for a short break and the provision of outdoor furniture gave superb views over the sea.

Graham Boddy

Our stay at Chywartha as a family (6 of us plus dog) to celebrate a special birthday was very successful due in no small part to the house itself which was very comfortable, spacious and well equipped with wonderful sea views. Portscatho is delightful and breakfast at Tatam's overlooking the sea and visits to the Hidden Hut at Porthcurnick Beach were truly enjoyable.


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