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Portscatho & Gerrans
Portscatho lies right on the coast with glorious views across Gerrans Bay. The East-facing cove affords shelter from the prevailing sou-westerly winds. This meant it was an ideal base for the pilchard fleets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Although on a much smaller scale, it’s still an active fishing port today. The same shelter makes for safe swimming and its proximity to many fine sandy beaches means its a family favourite. The Hidden Hut has more increased its popularity over the last few years. Portscatho is also an artists haven, from fine galleries to explore to wonderful light in which to paint your own masterpiece

Gerrans at the top to the hill has a fine old church. Venturing inland brings you to Percuil where there is a sailing school and lots of great woodland walks. Nearby Towan Beach and The Thirstea Co is within walking distance and well worth a visit.


Holiday Cottages in Portsctaho

Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. Its steep sided valleys has meant that many buildings differ little from when they were first built. Sir John Betjeman said of Portloe “One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages”. This sleepy village was a perfect location for smuggling in years gone by.

Veryan is most famous for its nineteenth century thatched Round Houses. There are five in all, two pairs of which stand at each end of the village and another in the centre. They were originally built by a missionary named Reverend Jeremiah Trist for his daughters. In a round house there are no corners where the devil can hide. A crucifix on the top of each one adds extra protection! There is also one in Philleigh, see if you can find it!

Carne & Pendower Beach is arguably the best beach on the Roseland Peninsula. A mile of mostly sandy beach with one end near Rosevine and the other near Veryan.

Philleigh & Ruan
Philleigh is one of those quintessential english hamlets, with just a pub and a church to service its residents and visitors. Ruan Lanihorne sits on the river in the most perfect location. Make sure you visit the Kings Head pub during your stay. Ruan Highlanes is just off the main road through the centre of the Roseland so ideally located to explore the whole region.

Carrick Roads views
The views of the Fal Estuary (the great natural harbour known as the Carrick Roads) are spectacular from many vantage points around the Roseland. St Mawes Castle or St Anthonys Head are the best places. In the height of summer, during Falmouth Week the sight of hundreds of yachts sailing around the beautiful waters is simply unmissable! 

We do recommend that you consult Trip Advisor before coming to the Roseland and Cornwall. There is a huge amount of unbiased information on Trip Advisor about the Roseland and Cornwall in general.


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