Farm Cottage in Portloe, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location By The Stream, One minute Walk to the Harbour
Mrs. Caroline Bowden
About Mrs. Caroline Bowden
We live in London and have grown up children. My husband and I both work, but spend most of our holidays at our cottage in Portloe and feel very much a part of the community. Farm Cottage is our second home and as such we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. Our objective is to keep it that way and so we make the cottage available for rent to help cover costs.
Mrs. Caroline Bowden purchased this House in 1990
Why Mrs. Caroline Bowden chose Portloe
We love Farm Cottage and Portloe because of its location and the beauty of The Roseland. My husband has deep family ties to this part of Cornwall so for him being here is a bit like coming home. We love the boating the fishing the tennis and the cliff and beach walks. There are some great pubs and eating places nearby with famous attractions of The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan not far away. For those whose idea of paradice is a beautiful beach with hardly anyone on it - you have come to the right place.
What makes this House unique
Farm Cottage is an old stone cottage that we have largely rebuilt and modernised as our second home. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy being here. If you happen to play tennis we are very fortunate to have a great tennis club just up the road in Veryan.
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Quality in Cornwall
My husband and I and his brother shared this cottage so we had loads of space as there are 3 double rooms and a large single. We loved the cosy character of the cottage. As we were down in Cornwall to complete some more of the South Coast Path as part of a charity walk comfort after our challenging trek was important to us. The large entrance hall/second living area was ideal for storing boots and walking gear. The large kitchen with its big dining table, great for large groups was really well equipped and the lounge was so comfortable with its big sofas and armchairs. We didn’t need to light the fire as the weather was mostly fine during our stay but I can imagine it’s lovely on a Winter’s night. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable and the extra shower room would be very useful for larger parties. One of the things that impressed me most was the quality of the furnishings. We stay in rented holiday accommodation about four or five times a year and always joke about the ubiquitous brown leather sofas and cheap cutlery and crockery in most places but at Farm Cottage it was more John Lewis than ikea. The sofa covers, curtains and bedding were immaculate and and obviously good quality. There was an extensive range of crockery, again, not the cheap and cheerful variety. I also loved the paintings and artwork about the house.
The location was great for us as it was so close to the coastal path and also to the Ship Inn where we enjoyed a couple of good dinners.
We had two cars with us, a Nissan Duke which fitted quite easily into the parking area, and a Land Rover Discovery which didn’t but it was easy enough to park in the main car park just up the street.
We loved the place and would recommend Farm Cottage for both family and adult groups.
Thank you for this wonderful review. It is so gratifying to hear how much you all enjoyed your stay at Farm Cottage.
Also marvellous that you had good meals at The Ship which we always visit ourselves and feel confident to recommend to our guests. Do visit us again.
Perfect spot in an idyllic Portloe
The sun always shines in Portloe! This wonderful home gets the sun on the front porch every morning and round by the side all afternoon. It really is a gorgeous little haven in the uniquely quiet and beautiful Portloe - the perfect holiday home for up to 7 people. So comfy and geared up for all ages, but the view over the sea from the kitchen window really steals the show.
Fantastic pub up the road called The Ship with a brilliant pub on a Friday night!
Stunning coastal walks just 5 minutes from the front door.
Couldn't recommend more, and will definitely be coming back to Farm Cottage.
Amazing week at farm cottage. Really lovely place in a picturesque village.
Great place for families, we took our 2 month old and our dog. Really nice places to eat locally, especially the hidden hut towards portscatho. Also had great fish and chips in mevagissey and fun trip to Falmouth
It’s so nice to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Farm Cottage.
It is especially important that you were able to relax and enjoy all that Portloe and the Roseland has to offer with your new baby. I was also glad to hear all the arrangements we made for your dog sleeping in the barn worked so well.
Perfect location and perfect house
We have recently returned from a week in Farm Cottage in Portloe. Ages ranged from 8-80 and we feel the property and location catered for all of us very well. The house is very homely and provided everything you could need especially in the kitchen. The location of the property was perfect, we went for May half term and used to feeling busy where ever you go but coming back to the cottage and village at the end of the day was very peaceful. The immediate location is ideal for walks and even evening swims. A great base for trips a little further out and lovely days were spent at St Mawes, Portscatho, The lost gardens of Heligan, St Michaels Mount and more. The owners recommended Carol next door for scones and pasties and we ordered pasties in advance for a day out that were delicious! One problem whilst we there which was dealt with immediately and we had a large car so unloaded at the property then parked in the village car park which was only a 5 min walk and was a lovely walk through the village. All the family from grandchildren to grandparents enjoyed the holiday and house immensely. Will hopefully be back.
It’s lovely to hear how much you all enjoyed your holiday at Farm Cottage and on the Roseland. Please do come back and stay again.
Charming and relaxing
We had a lovely stay in the house and were brave enough (to the shock of the locals) to be swimming in the harbour daily and leaping off the harbour wall. The variable weather presented us with some brisk coastal walks and also some time to enjoy drinks on the patio. The house is very well provisioned and comfortable - perfect for all weathers, and was a great size for our party of 7 (ages 5 – 73!). Whilst there are no local shops within walking distance, it really is just a short drive away to the local shops and surrounding areas and the charming country lanes make the drive worthwhile and lots to do within a 20-30 minute drive. St Mawes, Falmouth, Truro and the Lost Gardens of Heligan were all within an easy distance – otherwise there is a regular bus service in the village, albeit we didn’t use it, it operated regularly. The locals are lovely and are happy to have a chat in the middle of lane, a marked difference coming from suburban London! Whilst there is sufficient space for two or three cars, as per other reviewers, a wide or long car will be tricky to park – ours suffering from a couple of scrapes on the wheels and body. It was a wonderful week away and I suspect Portloe will be just as charming in winter as it was in summer!
Thank you for such a lovely and full review that I think others will find most informative. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Farm Cottage and made such good use of all that Portloe and the Roseland and surrounding area has to offer. We would be most pleased to welcome you all back next year.
Whilst the weather was not always good, the accommodation was ideal for our needs. The location of Portloe also had its own charm giving us a memorable week.
Thank you for your warm review. I can only apologise for the weather not being what it should be in early August. We are glad you made the most of it and enjoyed Farm Cottage and Portloe so much in spite of the weather. We look forward to your return.
Special interest holidays:
Portloe is very popular for those wishing to walk the coastal paths; for fishing from the harbour and rocks - and also for boating and canoeing. A small harbour fee is payable to help maintain and insure our harbour. Farm Cottage has plenty of storage space for boats and canoes for those who wish to come well equipped. Extra life jackets can be borrowed from the owners by request. Fishing rods and lines can by borrowed by request.
100 metres to Portloe Harbour. Three miles to Carne Beach. Two and a half miles to Portholland Beaches. Portloe is on the Roseland peninsula which is world famous for its beautiful scenery, boating and safe sandy beaches.
Newquay Airport (St. Mawgan) is 45 minutes drive. St Austell and Truro mainline railway stations are both a half hour drive. Local bus services pass through Portloe.
St Mawes is 9 miles. Truro is 12 miles. Falmouth with the National Maritime Museum is 20 miles. The Eden Project is 15 miles. St Austell is 12 miles. The Tate St Ives is an hour's drive. National Trust Gardens at Trelissick is forty minutes drive. Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are half an hour drive. Nare Hotel is 3 miles.
The nearest local shop is in Veryan - 2 miles away. Petrol station is also 2 miles away at Bessy Beneath - with good shop. Portscatho has a well stocked supermarket and excellent local Butcher (AR Day of Portscatho) Artist Colony and local art galleries. Fresh Crabs and Lobsters and locally caught fish and fresh fruit and vegetables are available from Curgurrell Farm at Rosevine on the way to Porstcatho. Good tennis courts are available locally in Veryan at the Sports and Social Club. Access to the tennis courts can be made available by advance request or by visiting the Veryan Stores. For more information, please visit the Veryan Tennis club web site.