Place Lodge is nestled in a quiet valley by the main gates to Place House on St Anthony Headland and is part of the Place Estate. This is the perfect place to escape from reality. There are few better places to enjoy the true beauty of the idyllic Roseland Peninsula. It is surrounded by rolling rural landscapes, woodlands, stunning walks with the best views of St Mawes, Place House, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, and the Carrick Roads. Explore St Anthony Head and the Lighthouse, famously used as the base for the TV series Fraggle Rock and Molunan Beaches, which are right by the lighthouse and Cellars beach by Place Pool. Towan Beach is also close by; all of these beaches are dog-friendly and family safe.
The Lodge itself has traditional tall leaded windows; the living room is bright and airy. It oozes character; there is a Victorian fireplace to warm up those chilly winter evenings, a spacious kitchen diner complements the interior with an ornamental kitchen range and farmhouse table. There is a single bedroom with space for a cot or put up bed as well and also a shower room. To the rear is a sunny sheltered patio with BBQ, table, and chairs; roses and honeysuckle surround the courtyard, which is edged by ancient walls, the other side of the drive is a lawned area of garden which is ideal for picnics with small children or kicking a ball around. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, a 5' double, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.
Ground Floor: Front door leads into an entrance porch and on into the double aspect kitchen dining room, tall leaded windows, fully fitted units and appliances, ornamental Cornish range, farmhouse table and chairs. There is a triple aspect living room with an open fire, tall leaded windows, comfortable seating. Go through the kitchen diner to a rear hall with a family shower room with WC and hand basin. Single bedroom with space for a pull out bed or cot as well. Stairs to the first floor.
First Floor: Landing with space for the travel cot. Master double bedroom, with 5' bed and storage. Twin bedroom with 2 x 3' beds and storage. Family bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.
Exterior: Enclosed patio with table, chairs complete with cushions and a BBQ. Drive with parking for 2 cars.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via oil central heating and the log burner 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. Superfast unlimited WiFi is available at the Lodge.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. Parking on the drive for 2 cars. Up to 3 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 house. More small dogs on request. No smoking
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
A £250 security deposit is required to be pre-authorised on your card.
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within walking distance
it was a lovely cottage, but it had lots of cob webs and the skirting boards in the kitchen were very dusty and dirty, but the beds were lovely and comfortable and it was nice having a bathroom upstairs and a shower room down stairs all lovely and clean.
The sitting area outside was really nice.
The cottage was comfortable without removing the features of the place.All that you would need was provided. It was a good property for a dog owner.
Walks start from the cottage both east and west, we rarely used the car
We have visited the Roseland Peninsula many times and particularly love St Anthonys and Portscatho as this part of the Peninsula is so quiet. However, we usually camp and we decided that the weather is just too unpredictable and so searched for the perfect cottage.
As we have visited this area before and have often taken the little ferry from St Mawes to Place, we knew of these cottages and have always said we would stay there one day, to be honest we thought they would be expensive. How wrong we were!
The Lodge is excellent value for money, very cosy, practical and perfect if you are taking your dogs. We never worried that the dogs would mess anything up - it was easy to keep them in an area without soft furnishings so that they could dry off and yet it wasn't too "precious" that we felt uncomfortable.
The kitchen has everything you need, the two bathrooms are handy for if there are 4 of you, wifi excellent and good TV choice for those wet days!
Location is absolutely perfect with great walks and not far from Portscatho and St Mawes. To be honest if you are there for a week there is so much to see within just a few miles that you won't need to venture very far. We certainly didn't - St Mawes and Portscatho were the furthest we went.
A few don't miss things: The Hidden Hut at Portscatho, the little ferry across to St Mawes, a fishing trip from St Mawes, St Just church and a cream tea at the tea room just down the road at Towan Beach.