A holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
This is our third visit to Quince Cottage 14th -21st September. A lovely place to stay on the St Mawes Road. There are many beaches to choose from, our favourites being Towan beach and Carne situated near the beautiful village of Veryan where you can have a lovely cream tea on the lawn of Elerkey house, your hosts being a lovely family. Quince cottage has fabulous views across the bay to Portscatho, a lovely garden which is gated so very safe for children and dogs. Our two-collies loved the garden. A truly lovely cottage which has been kept very cosy, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.
Return to Quince Cottage
Our second visit to Quince cottage, a great spot, private garden with sea views, very well equipped kitchen, we'll be back!
We are always so pleased when our guests return and we look forward to welcoming you back
A real gem in the beautiful Roseland.
A wonderful week with everything you needed for a really relaxing stay. This was our first visit to the Roseland and we weren’t disappointed. The cottage was ideally located with loads of places to explore right from the doorstep. Everything you needed was provided to make your stay a home from home. Wonderfully clean and tidy and very cosy. Just the place to relax after a days walking.
We are delighted that you so enjoyed your first visit to the Roseland - it is such a beautiful area of Cornwall. Quince Cottage is very much 'our home' and we always hope that our guests view it as theirs during their stay.
We love Quince Cottage.
We had another wonderful stay in Quince Cottage. We cannot fault Quince Cottage, we really feel relaxed staying there and we would certainly stay again, the only bad thing is when we have to go home !!!
Fantastic view and lots of character but much smaller than you would think from the photos. Very clean. Too many personal trinkets, ornaments and general bits and pieces around to be able to find space to put your own bits. Too many little side tables, chairs and stools around, again making it tricky to know where to put your things like cases and bags. Big drawback was how busy the road was right beside the house, very fast traffic - national speed limit - making it nerve wracking getting in and out of the very narrow gateway. Did not feel safe to walk out of property onto the road as no pavement and traffic speed so disappointed as love walking, had to drive the dogs to their walks! Lovely to be supplied with basics like hand wash, washing up liquid and clothes washing liquids etc. Very generous.
Cottage with a view
We had a great stay at Quince Cottage. Spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need. We didn't tire of the views over the field to the sea and found ourselves sitting in the conservatory in the evenings watching the sheep and changing sky instead of watching TV. The cottage is a great base for exploring nearby (tricky walk down to the beach though) and for visiting places like St Mawes, Truro and villages like Portloe and Portscatho. The cottage is on the main road to St Mawes so care needed driving out of the gate. Thoroughly recommend this cosy cottage and hope to return in the future.
The Roseland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and forms one of the finest sections of Cornwall's South Coast. From Mevagissey to St Mawes and bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west, the Roseland Peninsula has been drawing visitors for years with its splendid coastline, unique gardens, historic villages and superb sailing waters. A truly magnificent part of Cornwall, the Roseland Peninsula is a wonderful place to spend a memorable holiday. With The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project in one direction and Falmouth and the National Maritime Museum in the other the Roseland is brimming with places to visit and things to do.
The delightful and charming village of Veryan on the Roseland Peninsula 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! 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 it has managed to escape development over the years and many buildings differ little from when they were built. Sir John Betjeman said of Portloe "One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages". Nearby is the lovingly restored Melinsey Mill where you can relax in a charming valley with a delicious Cornish cream tea.
St Mawes Castle, built by Henry VIII in the 16th century sits on Castle Point at the mouth of the River Fal. At the top of St Mawes, Lamorran Gardens house a wonderful collection of tropical plants with lovely views down into the Harbour. St Just-in-Roseland has arguably the most photographed church in Cornwall. The 13th century church sits quietly tucked away on the edge of the creek. The Veryan Roundhouses are a must see, on the way to Nare Head, where you will find the most spectacular views of Gerrans Bay. The little village of Portloe nestles in lovely valley and is one of Cornwall's quintessential spots. Portscatho has a number of art galleries and many artists find the light in this harbour village inspires much of their work. The Roseland Inn at Philleigh is a 16th century pub just waiting for you to visit, as is the newly refurbished Smugglers Cottage at Tolverne, perfect for that afternoon Cornish Cream Tea, now run by Tregothnan Estate home to the UK's first tea plantation. The most popular thing to do though on the Roseland is simply to walk and enjoy some of Cornwall's most beautiful coastline.
Events on the Roseland reach fever point in August when sailing regattas, carnivals, fayres and fun days take place all over the Roseland and the waters of the Carrick Roads. It is a memorable place for many people who return year after year to enjoy the magic of this beautiful place.
Portscatho and its neighbouring village of Gerrans are located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula, overlooking the dramatic Gerrans Bay. A truly peaceful waterside village, Portscatho is a lovely place for a holiday. There are miles of coastal and countryside footpaths to explore, particularly along past Towan beach and out to St Anthony's Head. Portscatho was once a busy fishing harbour, but now it has become a haven for artists due to the striking light which is particularly good in the morning sun. More than anything, Portscatho is a place to relax.
There are some stunning beaches around Gerrans Bay from Carne and Pendower in the east stretching round through Porthcurnick (Rosevine) and on to Towan and Porthbeor at the west, they are nearly all very accessible and have plenty of exposed sand at low tide and magical rock pools which can keep children engaged for hours! Most importantly compared to the hustle and bustle of the north coast they are comparatively empty!