This secluded, extra-comfortable and carefully maintained self-catering chalet — a perfect refuge in summer and winter alike — is hidden away in a corner of one of Cornwall’s most unspoiled and beautiful areas, the Roseland Peninsula, bordered on one side by the famous sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, on the other by the English Channel. Set amongst lawns and trees at the very narrowest point of the peninsula, with spectacular views over woods and farmland, the chalet is 350 metres from a wonderful but little-known sandy beach on one side, and 50 metres from a picture-book winding creek and its tidal estuary on the other. It offers perfect peace — but also proximity to a unique range of attractions, including the Eden Project, the Falmouth Maritime Museum, the Tate at St. Ives and numerous famous gardens. There are some excellent country inns in the vicinity — and a superb 7-day shop in Portscatho, just over a mile away, selling pretty well everything from apples to zinfandel.
The Roseland Peninsula: The Roseland is one of Cornwall’s most special places, a motley of sea- and river-scapes, woods and fields, lanes and churches, pretty beaches. Besides offering infinite scope both for gentle lazing and for vigorous pursuits on land or sea, the Roseland also gives easy access to some of England’s most exquisite attractions, such as the Tate Gallery at St Ives, the ‘Lost Gardens of Heligan’, and the miraculous Eden Project with its spectacular biodomes.
The Chalet: The chalet has been completely rebuilt and re-equipped to offer optimum comfort and convenience in all seasons, with its sunset verandah, triple-aspect living/dining room, fall-asleep sofas, Danish woodburner, ubiquitous radiators, well-equipped kitchen (with fabulous views!), two bathrooms (one en-suite), and a general air of calm seclusion.
Besides yourself and your belongings you need only bring kitchen/bathroom consumables, and linen .
In season is a Weber charcoal barbecue unit which is situated beside the front patio.
NB: Smoking is NOT PERMITTED within the chalet.
Provisions etc.: For provisions, the village of Portscatho (1+ miles) offers an excellent papers-to-popadoms, wine-to-widgets 7-day store. The picturesque resort of St Mawes with its medieval castle and sailing/fishing fleet is 7 miles away, while the chalk-and-cheese towns of Falmouth and Truro are both 14 miles via the ancient chainlink river-crossing, the King Harry Ferry. These latter towns both offer the normal panoply of banks, supermarkets, chain stores etc.
The nearest postcode for satnavs is TR2 5EX. Note: the chalet has no actual postcode. Clients will be sent full travel directions.