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Crotchet Cottage

Location: Portscatho

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Located high on a ridge on the St Anthony Headland lies the sleepy hamlet of Bohortha. Made up of a cluster of cottages and a farm, this is the perfect place to escape from reality and enjoy the true beauty of the idyllic Roseland Peninsula. Crotchet Cottage is located at the end of a row of fishermen's cottages accessed by a short footpath from where the road runs out. Crotchet Cottage is surrounded by rolling rural landscapes, stunning walks with the best views of St Mawes, Place Manor, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads, St Anthony Head and Lighthouse and Towan Beach are all close by, dog friendly and family safe.

This is a traditional, double fronted Cornish cottage at the end of a pretty terrace of mixed thatch and slate roof properties. It is full of character with exposed beams and thick cob walls, two bedrooms and a private garden area a short walk away from the cottage (25m). This is a dog friendly property and there are few places with such good access to some of the most stunning coastal walks in the county.

Ground Floor: Small entrance porch with coat pegs leads through to; Lounge with open fireplace (coal only - due to the proximity of thatch) comfortable sofas and chairs and a TV, kitchen / dining room with fully fitted units and appliances and a farmhouse table and chairs.
First Floor: Master double bedroom with 5' bed, distant views and storage, twin room with 3' beds and storage and a family bathroom with bath & shower overhead and WC.
Exterior: Grass / paved area outside the front door which is a right of way to properties further down the terrace. There is a further, private lawned garden with table and chairs.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil central heating and the open fire (coal only please) in the lounge. The kitchen has fully fitted units, electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, washing machine & dishwasher. The lounge has a flat screen TV, DVD & CD player. Unlimited WiFi Internet is available at the cottage.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. Access to cottages further down the terrace is via the path in front of the house but it is never busy. Parking is on the lane approx 20m from cottage. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional cost of £30 per dog / per week although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. No smoking. The Rayburn in the kitchen is ornamental only.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
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

Adrian Vine

Great time in Cornwall, lovely cottage, would highly recommend. A home from home. Roseland area great for walks, some nice beaches.

Toria Britten

We love staying at Crotchet cottage - this time we had roving guinea fowl visiting us each day - much to our dogs' horror! Apart from the guinea fowl, this is a wonderfully peaceful place to stay

Allison Parritt

A lovely place to have a short break. We really enjoyed our stay and had lots of lovely walks. The cottage is very warm and cozy.

Toria Britten

We love Crotchet Cottage, such a peaceful location and we discovered new beaches this year, perfect for winter swimming.

Elizabeth Chu

Crotchet is a perfect base for walking in The Roseland . It is in right in the most beautiful part . So for a traditional holiday of walking and crabbing in a spectacular landscape it is a perfect location -quite remote and approached via very narrow lanes ! You have to get out into nature to make the most of it. Such a shame the nearest beach is still closed . We walked to Portscatho ( for nearest shops and pub) for lunch a few times ( good crab sandwiches at the Plume) and around the headland a number of times . The cottage is well equipped warm and cosy and stylish and classy in a basic way . Good quality kitchen fittings . Comfortable beds and linen . It has a lovely feel.

Wendy Moore

This is a lovely cosy cottage with comfortable seating and a well-equipped kitchen in a peaceful spot just 15 minutes' walk from the little foot ferry to St Mawes. The roads nearby are mainly single-track but we did lots of coastal and river walks straight from the door. It's only 10 minutes by ferry (in summer months) to the cafes and pubs at St Mawes and from there another short ferry to more diversions in Falmouth. We recommend the Watch House restaurant in St Mawes and Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth for excellent seafood. The cottage is ideal for a quiet get away from the world.

Toria Britten

This is the second Christmas we have spent at Crotchet Cottage and we love it, its location, it's peaceful, pretty and well situated for our favourite haunts. We go prepared for slightly tricky parking and carrying all those things you thought 'I might just need' up the little path and it doesn't bother us. Our little dogs love it too!

Elisabeth Dowse

A great cottage for a holiday exploring the south Cornwall coast. The cottage is really well equipped, the kitchen is lovely to sit in and the bedrooms feel cosy. The bed is very comfortable, even with a young baby we felt very rested. The location is beautiful - being so close to the coast path is great for walking and getting to the beaches quickly. It was nice not to use the car! The garden with the cottage was a treat and provided us with apples for our whole holiday. Crotchet Cottage is peaceful and cosy - a real find in the beautiful Roseland.

Alison Morton

We loved staying in Crochet Cottage. The cottage itself was well equipped with comfortable bedrooms and a wonderful kitchen. We appreciated the change of linen at the end of the first week. The location is fantastic with footpaths to Place and to the best beaches in England! We walked into Portscatho and canoed over to St Mawes. We enjoyed great fish and chips from Portscatho and St Mawes. We will definitely be back to stay again.

Steven Brown

The cottage afforded all the facilities we were expecting, whilst the car parking facilities aren't ideal we didn't experience any issues.

Jane White

We had a really good holiday. The cottage exceeded our expectations. We loved being able to walk to the coastal path in just a couple of minutes from the door. The boats in the Fal estuary provided on-going interest each day. We enjoyed the nearby towns of St Mawes and Portscatho, with the added bonus of being able to walk or travel by ferry to reach them, meaning you were not reliant on a car.

Robert Hollis

An excellent cottage, warm and comfortable, which was an ideal place to stay to experience the delights of a beautiful coastline, stunning spring gardens and friendly people.


We had a great time, the cottage is lovely and the location was great, perfectly placed for lots of lovely walks, exploring the area and just relaxing. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. Two weeks just sped by. The only problems we had were with the very low beams in the sitting room (all the others were find) which my tall husband kept banging his head on - and he never normally does this! Could have done with a lighter weight quilt on the double bed, it was very heavy. The shower is very slow - but appreciate the cottage is very old and this may be hard to change.

Veronica di Mambro

A great place to stay for walkers but rather remote with narrow roads to get in and out. We had a wonderful time as we did lots of walking in the area and did not need to use the car.

Caroline Phillips

Lovely cottage, well kept, kitchen was great and overall we felt at home. The master bed was very comfy & we were impressed with the standard of the bedding. Only two niggles, the living room furniture needs a re-jig. It was awkward to watch tv for one guest. Secondly, parking can be an issue as there is a working farm next door & we got the feeling this was a contentious issue. However we had a peaceful holiday in a lovely location & we would return again.

Judith Storkey

Pleasant property but found it difficult for parking as non visual disabled.Shower not good.Gd beds.

Julie Davies

Very pleasant cottage in beautiful surroundings. If you do not want to drive on your holiday just get the passenger ferry across to St Mawes for your supplies (Co-op)


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