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One Old School Cottages

Location: Gerrans near Portscatho

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
This lovely cottage, located at the southern end of the quiet village of Gerrans is a charming place to stay at any time of the year. Within walking distance of two pubs, sandy beaches, a range of wonderful walks and the famous Hidden Hut beach cafe, it is a great spot for a holiday.

The cottage, one of a small development of four, built very much in traditional style, but to modern standards. That means beamed ceilings, but not too low! It means a lovely open gas fire with double glazing to keep it really cosy. In addition there is a charming little garden to the rear which is a really quiet and peaceful place to enjoy.

Ground Floor: A small porch gives access to the hall and lounge. The lounge has a fire place with gas fire. Doors lead to the conservatory and French doors to the enclosed rear garden. The dining room leads through to the good sized kitchen. There is a separate utility room and a family bathroom with over bath shower.
First Floor: Stairs lead to a landing with views over the rooftops out to the bay and glimpses of the sea. There is a double bedroom with 5' bed and TV, twin bedroom and bunk room with a separate family shower room.
Exterior: Charming enclosed rear garden with external furniture.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the gas fire. The kitchen has a range or equipment. There is an electric oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. The lounge area has a flat screen digital TV & DVD player, with a radio and CD. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is off road parking facilities for one vehicle. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted at the small additional charge of £30 per dog per week, although guests are reminded about the specific conditions regarding dogs. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot and high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
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
Beach within walking distance
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Pub within walking distance

Linda Roberts

We found One, Old School Cottage a great place to spend our week's holiday. and would thoroughly recommend it. It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. As well as a variety of cooking utensils and equipment, there were numerous plates, bowls, mugs, cups, glasses etc. We didn't use the washing machine or dryer, but detergent was available. The dishwasher was clean and modern; there were ample dishwasher tablets. Bathroom and kitchen towels were good. Having upstairs and downstairs bathrooms was a plus. The king-sized bed in the main bedroom was comfortable (important for me!); with just two of us, we can't comment on the other beds. The main sofa downstairs was comfortable, if a little soft and spongy from wear. That said, it was clean and not damaged. Wifi reception was good. The garden was self enclosed so ideal for our little toy poodle to venture into. The beach and sea is a short walk down the hill; it might be challenging for less mobile people to walk back up though. The wine, milk and box of cookies was most welcome. It is obvious the owners want their holiday visitors to have a relaxing and worry free holiday, which we did have. Thank you.

Leslie Kirkland

One Old School Cottages is a large detached house In the village of Gerrans. It has a large lounge, conservatory, kitchen, utility room and two bathrooms. There is also a nice garden and the road the house is situated on is very quiet. The house is near the pub and a small shop and five miles from St. Mawes and fifteen miles from Truro. For anyone looking for a large house with a garden that is also dog friendly in a quiet part of Cornwall, this house would be very suitable.

Jean Angell

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had every utensil that you could think of. The cottage was very close to Portscatho and we walked down the hill and enjoyed a few meals at the Plume of Feathers. It was also very well situated for visits to other parts of Cornwall. We couldn’t have asked for anything better and will definitely be visiting again in the future. Thanks again to Richard who kept the cottage immaculate.

Martin Crow

We arrived late at night and found the house to be spotlessly clean with no issues at all. The house is well maintained and appointed and provided excellent accommodation for two plus dog, though would also be suitable for a larger family. We cooked most of our meals 'in' and found the kitchen to be well equipped. Washing machine, drier and dishwasher also all very effective. We did find that the downstairs shower was not working properly but a call to Richard the caretaker resulted in that being replaced very quickly - thanks for your help! We love the many coastal walks that can be accessed from Gerrans. The local facilities (shop, pubs and cafes) are also very useful, All in all, a lovely spot for a holiday!

Janet Trimmer

We did have a good holiday with good weather. The cottage was in a lovely position and an easy walk to Portscatho and whilst it was fine for 3 adults 6 people, even if some were children, would be a real squash re the bedroom with bunk beds. Everything was neat and tidy but on closer inspection decoration and furniture etc. looks a bit tired. Only one person can cook and use the kitchen sink at a time as the hob, sink and oven are so close and there is hardly any preparation space in the kitchen. Cooking utensils etc were very good but old crazed crockery and mugs should be thrown away. We had a problem with the fridge/freezer upon arrival. It looked very clean and whilst there was an underlying smell of bleach there was an overriding putrid smell like rotting fish. We contacted the housekeeper who came quickly the next day to clean the fridge/freezer again which improved things significantly but it took some days for the stench to finally go. The cottage is well provided with games, videos and local information etc.

Mary Adkins

We have stayed in Gerrens twice before at the Old School House, a sister property to No 2 School Cottages. We were very pleased with No 2, especially the spacious utility room as we have two dogs. The kitchen is well equipped but lacking in much work surface. This was no problem for us however as we prefer not to cook on holiday.

Derek Manning

Very clean, great location. Water could do with being slightly hotter for downstairs shower but otherwise absolutely superb. We would definitely stay there again.

Sarah Malik

The Cottage is well equipped and is very comfortable to relax in and enjoy the surrounding coastal walks and countryside. Very clean when we arrived and the gifts in the fridge were very welcome. We keep coming back to this area of Cornwall and a return visits to One Old School Cottage is very likely.

Alan Wilbourne

The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and was an excellent base for walking the coastal footpath.

Katrina Thomas

This is a beautiful part of Cornwall and this is a comfortable home to make your base. We have stayed in this property before. The area offers some great walks from your door and some lovely cafes on hand . Recommend trying Tatum cafe and enjoy the views

Mandy Taylor

Enjoyed our stay, all you require is provided. The cottage is very comfortable and roomy. The area is very quite and the garden is lovely.

Louise Coles

We really enjoyed our stay at One Old School cottages. It was very clean and I particularly noticed that the fridge had been disinfected. I found the utility area really helpful. The washing machine and tumble dryer looked new and worked brilliantly. Great for washing our beach towels and swimwear ready for another swim the next day.

Jean Metherell

One Old School Cottages is a warm and cosy "home from home" with everything supplied you could possibly need and everything beautifully clean. We were a party of 3 adults and a dog and the accommodation suited our needs perfectly, with plenty of room to spread out. We walked down the hill into Portscatho every morning and along the coast path to Porthcurnick beach so that our dog could have a swim (at the dog friendly beach all year round) which she thoroughly enjoyed. Plenty to do and see in the area, we particularly enjoyed Mevagissey and the short trip across the creek on the King Harry Ferry to Trelissick Gardens. Shop in Portscatho very well stocked and The Boathouse and Tatems provided us with takeaway pizzas and burgers.

Marion Coleman


Debbie Inskip

The property was ideal for the family but I think that bath towels would have been better as the ones provided were too small, especially for my husband. I also think that dishwasher tablets should be provided within the cost. Also there was not really enough hot water for a family of five. On numerous occasions I had to boil the kettle in order to wash up.

Leslie Kirkland

A nice house of good size in a pleasant village on the Roseland. Plenty of room for six people and a nice garden which is enclosed by walls so that our little dog couldn't escape.


we had a lovely stay. Not allowed on near beach with dogs , but walked 10 minutes and found one that allowed them. A few nice little pubs. The cottage was comfortable and the garden was small but ok for our needs. When we arrived late evening the house was cold,storage heaters need to be put on the night before guests arrive. As they heat up overnight.

Leslie Kirkland

A first class house that we have stayed in before. Plenty of room with drawing room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a conservatory. A lovely location near St. Mawes and with nice beaches within walking distance, if up a steep hill. Also the house is very near The Royal Standard pub which is dog friendly and has a nice garden. Overall there is nothing you can say bad about this delightful house.

Antony Williams

Loved the cottage and village very handy for st mawes. but found the locals in portscatho stores and pub very unfriendly i have travelled to many parts of cornwall and devon and have never encountered this hostility before..

Karen Heaviside

One Old School Cottages provided us with everything we needed for a week away. The house was clean, cosy and comfortable and was a real 'home from home'. We were greeted with milk, biscuits and wine upon arrival which were very welcome, together with contact details for the caretaker. The kitchen was very well equipped with pots, pans and other dishes, as well as lots of cutlery. How lovely too to have a plentiful supply of dishwasher tablets and clothes washing capsules, rather than a token one or two. The bathrooms were clean and the bedrooms nicely presented. Although the weather was not conducive to sitting outside, our dog welcomed a safe space to wander in. We will certainly be back!

Jacqueline Howard

Lovely Cottage - Better than expectations - It was a home from home experience with cosy and comfortable furnishings - Close to Coastal paths ideal for walking with 2 Pubs very close and a few more within driving distance. Lovely part of Cornwall - Unspoilt and quiet - Would recommend this Property.

Gary Norwood

This was our 4th visit to One Old School Cottages in the last six years; the house is in an ideal location for the local beaches and Portscatho. We had a great week exploring the beaches and local sights.

Marie Strong

The cottage was lovely with loads of room for 6 adults and exceptionally well equipped. (Conservatory was a great extra space when we all needed some space!) It was very comfortable and well furnished. Nothing seemed to have been forgotten. The location was superb - a 10 minute walk to the sea in the lovely village of Portscatho (though the pull on the way back up may have been too much for some!), but far enough out to be very quiet. In summary a superb property that I would definitely recommend.

Janis Larcombe

One Old School house is a lovely cottage, extremely comfortable. We were 4 adults one small baby and the accommodation was very well suited to us. Beautifully clean, lovely garden, well equipped kitchen. Not every one wants to eat out every night and with a small baby we were able to cater for ourselves with no equipment problems. The caretakers were very friendly and helpful. All in all we would recommend this cottage.

Paul Stonehouse

We had a lovely relaxing week in the cottage. It was so comfortable I even enjoyed cooking the odd meal....We are so busy working that is a real treat to just relax together and enjoy nice food and each others company. The cottage is gorgeous and I could move in. The information you left for your visitors was extremely helpful and the ferry was handy. Cornwall is beautiful and we will happily come again it was a lovely holiday, Thank you for all the care and attention you have put into making our stay great.

Katrina Thomas

A nicy cottage.with a great location.A nice bottle of wine.biscuits with milk in the fridge on our location.we would like to come back to the area as very nice,

Lee Hider

We were looking to book a late break in Cornwall and stumbled across this gem. The location is excellent as a base camp for exploring the Roseland area. The cottage itself is comfortable and clean with the added bonus of off-street parking. To be honest, we were rattling around a bit as it was only me, my other half and our two Cavalier King Charlies. The two local pubs are friendly enough and serve good size meal portions, although I would recommend that you book in advance if you intend to dine at the Plume of Feathers in Portscatho. I would also recommend trying the takeaway Pizza's from Tatams Coffee shop, although this is a just a Thurs-Sat evening service only. The local beaches are superb and the majority are Dog friendly all year round. Our favourite was Towan Beach about a mile south from the cottage. We had to drag our woofers off the beach when we left. I would also recommend visiting the Hidden Hut which is just up the coast from Portscatho. On one of the days we took the King Harry Ferry to Trelissick Gardens. The woodland walks there are beautiful as you often break out onto the shoreline of picturesque creeks. The castle at St Mawes is also worth a visit as is St Mawes itself. We had a wonderful week and would definately book this cottage again. In fact we have had family and friends already asking about the cottage after seeing our photos on FB.

Stephen Payne

An excellent cottage in an excellent location with easy access to a multitude of great walks and beaches.Very quiet and peaceful, and the perfect situation for a late summer break when its quieter but with basically good weather. Would definitely recommend it to others.

Lynne Gadsden

We had a super holiday staying in One Old School cottage. It was clean, bright and airy, well-equipped and with plenty of space for our family of two adults and three children under 10. The welcome gifts of wine and biscuits were very much appreciated and we used the maps, walking guides, jigsaws and books provided. The location was also great; easy walking distance to pubs, restaurants and shops in Gerrans and Portscatho. The beach at Portscatho was a short walk away, with the lovely Porthcurnick beach (and fabulous Hidden Hut café) being just a little further. We also enjoyed walking from the cottage to Towan beach a couple of times; about a 2 mile walk along a relatively gentle stretch of coast path with glorious views. We love the Roseland peninsula as it is a relatively unspoilt part of Cornwall and would recommend this cottage as a great base for a holiday on the Roseland.

Gary Coleman

This is a lovely new build cottage with flourishes of old style charm. The location is good for a local pub (of which the landlord was a little abrupt), but the school next door is full of screeching kids at break times (not a problem if you're expecting this) and the local beach is 500-600m down a very steep path. The garden is quite small (as is the norm with new style houses these days). Ok, that's the main negatives. The good bits are as follows... The cottage is in very good comdition and is very well equipped - the wifi is good as well which is important as mobile signals are poor in the local area. There is a free car park nearby if you have a second car with you just 50m away. The pub is 100m away and serves large protiins for Cornwall prices. The local shop/ (at the bottom of the hill) have just about everything you need - as is a second pub and also an excellent coffee bar with take-away stone baked pizzas. The village of Gerrans blurs into Portscatho and there are some lovely local beaches with a swimming platform out to sea. The villages are pretty much unspoilt with no major tourist developments - perfect! St Mawes is 10 minutes drive away with a foot ferry to Falmouth. The local coastal walks are lovely and unspoilt. Would I stay there again? Absolutely!

Roy Iddon

We are very familiar with the area and enjoy returning every year as it is so beautiful . The cottage is brilliant it was clean comfortable and well appointed. The caretakers were on the spot and very friendly and helpful.

Wendy Avent

Perfect cottage in a great location. we also loved Portscatho - very cosy and friendly village providing everything we wanted for a great weeks holiday.

Leslie Kirkland

One Old School cottages is a modern three bedroomed house built on the site of the old village school that was burnt down in 1982. There are also two bathrooms, a lounge, a dining room, a utility room, a good sized kitchen and a conservatory, plus a small garden. As there were only two of us and a small dog we had plenty of room, but the house is really large enough for six people without the feeling that you are tripping over each other. The village of Gerrans is very nice as this is our second visit in under a year and the local pub, The Royal Standard, is very handy for drinks and meals AND you can take the dog in. On the whole an excellent holiday house in a lovely area.

Samantha Hotton

A thoroughly enjoyable birthday family weekend. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable, clean and lovely. Great sea views and in a great location. Thank you.

Margaret Peacock

This is not a negative comment but the gas fire in the lounge would not light up, yet you could smell gas when you turned in on. The gas fire is a must in the colder months as the cottage only has night storage heaters and can be a little on the cold side


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