This is a sweet cottage with basic accommodation but was fine was us with our dog. Our only complaint was that the back courtyard is not private as it is overlooked by the neighbours and so we felt we could not use it without disturbing them as their windows open straight onto it.
Shorelines is a great house right in the middle of Portscatho seconds from the harbour. It is a comfortable & easy house to stay in with a great kitchen. It has a sunny outdoor back courtyard , good for drying stuff & also eating outside or barbecues - neighbours windows do look over/open onto this courtyard so we were aware of noise & how late we could sit out. Although in theory there is a parking space, it is pretty much impossible to get even a normal size car into this - but theres parking elsewhere in the village, it makes loading/unloading a bit harder.
So loved the location and house was great on the whole. Slightly let down by silly maintenance issues patio door extremely stiff, Hoover bag full, (no spare, also made the house smell of wet dog) and shower screen needs sorting. We would certainly stay again if youll have us back after this review.
We enjoyed staying at Shorelines. It's a very comfy and pretty cottage right in the centre of Portscatho. It's one minute walk away from the beach, The Plume of Feathers pub and the village shop where you can buy everything!
we found shorelines a very comfortable and cosy cottage. It was well situated for harbour, shops, Pub and restaurant. Close to coastal walks.
Lovely cottage in great location. Good walks in all directions. Village shop 50 yards away sells all things you will require. Hidden Hut for some food is a must. Was still during lockdown so cannot comment on possible noise from two drinking establishments that are close by. Good wi-fi connection - no problems. Only issue was parking - not available during our visit.
This is our second visit to this Cottage and our third visit to Portscatho cottage is in a brilliant location, parking space is not useable at alll. Cottage comfortable and very well equipped apart from no toaster so had to use oven grill all the time
The Cottage location was perfect, just meters from the sea and the pub. The Bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding and towels were of a high quality. The kitchen was of a good spec and very well equipped, although when everything is running the toaster may knock out the electrics! The Information for the cottage was spread throughout the house, it might be easier to find if it's in the same place? The parking space is a good size but completely impossible to access due to a bolted bollard in the very corner of the neighbours space. After chatting to the old guy who lived at the end, we ended up parking across the entrance to it instead of in it.
Our stay was perfect, come out of the door and turn slightly right and there's the pub with friendly locals and good beer, come out of the door and turn left and the slip way leading to the beech is less than 30 seconds away not to mention a great quality butcher a few door up and a well stocked local shop for all your basic needs. As for the cottage, we loved it, cosy and warm and layout is perfect, we want to buy it!!! The perfect break, the perfect cottage, the perfect location, simply brilliant and we are desperate to return.
My partner and I had a wonderful stay at Shorelines. The cottage is in a great location, practically opposite the pub and a stones throw from the beach with lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. The staff in the pub were very friendly and the food was delicious. The cottage is beautifully presented and had everything you could need to enjoy your stay, including lots of helpful extras such as cleaning products.
The cottage is in a fabulous location, its an absolute joy to stroll down to the sea 30 seconds after leaving the door. Being opposite the pub isnt bad either! The cottage is really pretty and cosy, with a well appointed kitchen and nice bedrooms. Unfortunately the heavy rain had caused the conservatory to leak badly and we couldnt use it. My only criticisms would be that the settee in the lounge is dreadfully uncomfortable and that the front door is a real pain to lock from the outside - we eventually gave up and just used the back door.
Great location to stay, The Plume of Feathers is a great pub with good food and service. Upholstery dirty on armchairs and sofa also dirty carpets. Could do with a clean! Otherwise comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Not quite Cornish Boutique standard. The Hidden Hut is fabulous with amazing food well worth a visit.
I have never written a review before but I do feel that you probably need the feedback.I was kept awake as it was very noisy outside on the Friday and Saturday nights until after 1.00 am due to the proximity to the Harbour Club. The windows are single glazed and the main bedroom window doesn't close properly. The cottage was clean enough but felt uncared for in that the blinds were broken in the sitting room and bathroom, the shower screen needs replacing, the sofa and chairs were distinctly grubby and one of the lamps in the twin bedded room was broken. I did feel that it was overpriced considering it was only a two bedroomed cottage, in September, and needs some attention. We love Portscatho and have been several times before but will not be staying at Shorelines again.
Another very enjoyable stay at Shorelines. A lovely house in a great location - we will be back again.
It was in a good location and had all we needed. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom satisfactory. We didnt find the lounge area that comfortable, the sofa is not easy for 2 people and other chairs not that soft. Odd thing in kitchen that the microwave was nowhere near a plug and had to be placed on the floor to use. Upstairs there was no plug near a mirror to dry hair. I got the impression the owner had not 'lived' in the house, so that items were not well placed. It would have been nice if the outside area was better cared for. However location made up for it and we like the village and pub, the coffee shop and proximity to the sea and coast path. very good village shop and butchers just next door.
We booked this for a last minute break at half term. Its a fabulous cottage, well furnished and equipped. Location wise you have everything you need for a relaxed break.. two great beaches, coffee hut, shop, butchers, a pub and friendly restaurant. I think well definitely be back!
We loved this cottage and its location. Very comfortable and warm. Excellent kitchen, great shower - set in a great village with fantastic pub (can't recommend highly enough!) and a really super village shop. The car parking is challenging! We would definitely book again!
We found the cottage to be perfectly located for our needs. Wed definitely return! Our highlight was being able to just wander down to the beach, across the lane to the pub or just a few doors down from the local shop. The cottage itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. Perfect for our needs. The parking space was tricky to get into owing to a resident parking awkwardly off the lane however. Wed definitely recommend The Plume for food and drinks but book to avoid disappointment. The kids loved pool and table tennis at The Harbour Club of an evening. Porthcurnick beach is a 5 minute walk away and allows dogs. The hidden hut is a must. The only downsides to the cottage were a lack of glassware, no shaving point and the bed was rather uncomfortable really. Perhaps a new mattress would be a good investment.
The location of the property was perfect! So close to the sea and all the village has to offer. Lovely kitchen really well equipped with everything you may need. Good bathroom and great to have a parking space. Such a shame that the bed in the double bedroom is so uncomfortable that you dont look forward to a good night sleep after a great day out. The outside could be a lovely place to eat or have an evening drink but it is really dated and is in need of a good tidy and a bit of work. There was also no guest book or contact details if we needed anything.
Shorelines is a very well organised property with dishwasher and separate laundry/freezer area. It has a good shower and well equipped kitchen (with the surprising omission of a microwave). The property is roomy although more could be made of the conservatory area where a desk and low table took up too much space. The double bed, though furnished with delightful bedding was rather uncomfortable. Late night revellers from the Harbour Club and the pub opposite were very noisy on a couple of nights. On the other hand the location is perfect for children to run down to the town beach, extremely close to the very well stocked shops, and Tatums coffee bar and the Taverna for pizzas. There is also car parking - very difficult in Portscatho during the season. Wed definitely stay there again.
A nice place to stay a really nice little cottage with every thing you need plus a few extras A bit of a job to park a car due to the very tight entrance could be a problem for a large car i parked in the street most of the time An interesting area to discover especially for walkers The only draw back that i feel might need to be improved is that it was not possible to speak to anybodyy unless you had an emergancy had a problem with the micro wave but could not contact anybody on the phone Over all a very good place to to stay at
Loved Portscatho, the cafe by the sea is great. The cottage was lovely, the outside area needs a bit of a freshen up but apart from that everything is in great condition.
We loved Shorelines. Amazing location a stone's throw from the beach, directly opposite a nice pub, great coffee/pastries less than a minute's walk (Tatams) and walking distance to other great beaches. We will be back.
Fantastic holiday in Cornwall, lovely cottage, great local pub and lovely village We would definitely stay there again .
It's a wonderful cottage in a great location. There's just a bit of tattiness that could do with sorting out - particularly windows and blinds, and the backyard could do with a spruce. But it's really a great cottage, a lot more spacious than you would expect. There were 2 evenings with slightly noisy late night revellers at the pub opposite - if the windows/glazing were sorted at the cottage, then the noise disturbance would have been less (especially the twin bedroom where the window actually has a gap at the top).
Had a fantastic 4 nights at this cottage. The location is absolutely perfect. Beach, coffee place, pub, cafe and local stores all within 15 seconds walk!! The cottage was exceptionally clean when we arrived and had everything you'd need, daughters were especially impressed with the fast broadband! Portscatho is the perfect base for exploring the Roseland so if you're a family of four stay in Shorelines. I know previous reviews mentioned the parking space. Yes it is tight, but wasn't a problem for our Astra. Look in the shed/ store in the courtyard- there's a larger fridge/ freezer in there and a washing machine and tumble dryer. We didn't realise they were there until 5 minutes before we left!
Lovely cottage, lovely location. Great base. Cosy cottage all mod cons. Lovely old pub 10 steps away serving good food. A few more steps in opposite direction slipway directly onto beach. Amazing walks can be found along the coastal path.
Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a fantastic location. Would love to come back- highly recommended
A wonderful little cottage in a perfect location. Shorelines offer everything you could possibly need for a holiday in the way of comfort and convenience. It's located on the SW coastal path, for those who want to park their car and not use it for the duration and opposite a very friendly pub! We will certainly be returning.
We've just returned from a fabulous holiday in portscatho staying at shorelines. When we arrived at the cottage everything was clean and the decor was nice with a big modern kitchen, clean appliances, plenty of crockery, cook wear, cutlery, etc. Cornwall cottages had left us some milk, biscuits and toilet rolls which was nice. Bathroom and bedrooms were very clean, with crisp white bed linen. The negative however which has been mentioned in previous reviews, was the bed, we felt we were sleeping on the side of a hill and the first few nights were spent trying not to roll out the bed! The village is small and peaceful with a couple of shops. We did have a tesco shop delivered but also made use of the local shop which sold everything! A few art galleries and a gift shop. Had a few pints in the plume of feathers, a bustling busy type of pub which was very nice and friendly and also the harbour club which was quiet, staff very friendly, with comfy chairs and a lovely terrace looking out to sea, both dog friendly. We also visited the beach, a short walk along the coast (dog friendly) and ate at the hidden hut which was scrumptious. Also visited with our dogs, the gardens of heligan (fantastic), st mawes (ate in the st mawes) hotel, st Anthony lighthouse and coastal walks, the church at st just on the rose land with sub-tropical gardens, Truro shops via the King Harry ferry. Overall we had a fab holiday visiting a part of Cornwall we had never been to before and shorelines was a lovely cottage in an excellent position to base ourselves. A memorable holiday! Thank you Shorelines.
Superb stay, everything perfect. If we had to be picky it would be a larger sofa and a larger t.v. would be good !
We had a wonderful few days staying at Shorelines. The house has been finished to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. The position in the centre of the village and a few minutes walk to the beach is perfect. Many thanks.
We had a lovely stay in portscatho. Wonderful cottage, well equipped and fantastic location. Much more spacious than we imagined and decorated/furnished to a high standard. Just 2 minor issues that prevented an excellent review across the board: sofa is small, very low and quite uncomfortable. Double bed needs new mattress (or a new king size bed would be better!). Neither of these things spoiled the holiday, but cottage was 9/10 for us instead of 10/10 because of these 2 things. All that said, we're planning to return next year :)
Recently refurbished cottage in excellent condition just up from the harbour. About 10 metres from The plume of Feathers pub, which does great food and is a very friendly local.
Lovely cottage in a great location, having a pub, butchers and a shop within a 1 minute walk. bonus having super fast broad band if you are like me had to work some of your stay. sofa in lounge not that comfortable, but cottage very tastefully decorated with good facilities. parking comes with this cottage, which would think would be essential in the summer months
Really lneed very cottage. Left after 3 days wanting to stay longer. Lovely location short walk down to beach, friendly village pub just opposite. The cotttage was cosey, clean nicely decorated, with everything we wanted. Only minor point was it would be nice if some firewood had been left for the log burner. But overall great let - highly recommended.
great place to stay, local cafe and shops excellent and nearby beaches great for our dog. Cottage is excellent, the allocated parking space is tight as mentioned on other reviews but my Nissan Qashqai fitted in fine. Only minor complaints were the lack of any logs to use in the log burner when we arrived. We got there quite late and the shops locallly were shut so were unable to buy any and could not use it on the first night. Also we were there at Xmas so would have been nice for the house to have been decorated with a tree etc...it does not need to resemble Oxford Street lights but just a little tree with a simple row of lights would have been nice.
This is a very nice cottage set in the middle of the village a few metres from the sea. The cottage is kept in a good condition with all the facilities you would need. However, the parking is very tight at the rear of the property so we parked in a nearby road which was fine in December but probably difficult in summer. There is a shop and butcher a few doors away catering for most needs. We did not use the pub opposite which seemed to be mainly for drinking as the menu was quite limited. Excellent fish and chip van which visits the village on Friday evenings. Overall, a very enjoyable stay in a comfortable cottage.
A comfier bed and sofa stopped this property from being excellent all round. To improve customer service would have been good to have stocked up on toilet roll, washing up liquid and logs for fire. Had a great time though.
We have stayed here before and loved it. It as sold and completely renovated to a fabulous standard. New kitchen, bathroom etc. We love it even more now. Superb for Couples or a small family right in the middle of Porthscatho. Can't wait to go back.
Beautifully equipped, decorated and located, with the sea just metres from the door, plus a welcoming pub with good food opposite and shop steps away, this cottage is ideal. The coastal walks are stunning and Portscatho is ideally situated to visit all of Cornwall. Thumbs up!
We were delighted when we arrived at Shorelines. It was very comfortable,tastefully decorated and spotless. On the worktop was a welcoming postcard with a contact number, There was a packet of shortbread biscuits, teabags and milk in the fridge...all greatfully accepted after our long journey down to cornwall. Parking of the car at the back of the property was very tight, but managed without too much difficulty. To be fair we were expecting this as it was stated in the cottage details that parking was tight. My car is a Vauxhall Meriva. Portscatho is a lovely village, a good base to explore the many picturesque coves and creeks.
Stayed at Shorelines in September and couldn't have wished for a better cottage. Location was perfect, right in the heart of the village. The cottage itself was beautiful, immaculate, spacious and charming. Everything we needed had been provided. Décor and furnishings were first class. Beds very comfortable, sofa a little on the small side, everything you needed and more in the kitchen. Loved the window seats where you could watch the world go by. Surprisingly quiet, little traffic and very well behaved seagulls. Due to weather not being particularly bright didn't get to sit in garden but very quaint and gated so the dog was secured. Close to pub, take away pizza, pastries and coffee shack and local shop. Parking space at back of cottage was challenging, suitable for small or average car. Plenty of parking elsewhere in the village. Locals very friendly. Very relaxing, enjoyable stay, would highly recommend.
This is very spacious for a 2 bed holiday property. Tastefully decorated and well equipped and perfectly positioned in the village for the beach. We found the parking to be an excellent addition, we have stayed in a few properties in Portscatho before and liked that we didn't have to worry about our car for the week. We did feel the cottage would benefit from having curtains up at the rear french doors so that the lounge/dining area was completely private at night. The sofa was comfortable but a little on the small side for a couple to spend any length of time watching the TV. Our 2 year old loved the sunroom/conservatory and used it as a playroom/craft area as the table was a perfect height for her. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
The cottage had everything you could need for a super holiday. The location is superb, 1 minute from a lovely beach, a great pub across the lane, a shop that stocks EVERYTHING! Coastal walks.
Family of 4 + dog really enjoyed Shorelines. It was beautifully clean on arrival and contained everything we needed. The location is fabulous - a stones throw fro the harbour beach and the coastal paths. two small gripes: there could have been more crockery and cutlery - 4 of each meant we either had to put the dishwasher on after every meal, or wash up after every meal (which negates the purpose of providing a dishwasher). the lack of crockery/cutlery suprised us because all other kitchen stuff - pans, cooking utensils etc etc were in very rich supply! There was no storage space for dry food in the kitchen - all the available cupboard space was taken up with kitchen equipment. I'm not sure what the solution is here. In a self catering cottage you need somewhere to put your food! That said, neither of these things spoiled our holiday in any way.
Yes we liked the property and the location.The settee is too small and the tv is minute.There is no excuse for these faults in 2016. We would come again but the parking space is awful for a big car.We thought the fridge freezer should have been in the kitchen (pantry cupboard) because bending down to use the integrated one is too difficult for "older" people (us).
Please note that prices include our booking fee, but excludes booking protection and any chargeable extras such as dogs.