Occupying a dramatic position, beside the spectacular South West Coast Path overlooking the beautiful fishing village of Portloe on Cornwall’s idyllic Roseland Peninsula. An absolutely gorgeous little cottage which you will fall in love with from the moment you step through the door!
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Caddydaw is one of those quintessential Cornish cliff top cottages that you dream of finding. Perched above the village of Portloe with only pedestrian access to it, this is a lovely, comfortable and incredibly atmospheric place to stay. Small, cosy and full of charm and character with the benefit of double glazing. Lying in bed you can watch the fishermen in the harbour below or look far out to sea towards Gull Rock. The Ship Inn and Lugger Hotel are a short stroll away.
The cottage has a living room and kitchen with dining table on the ground floor.
There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Caddydaw is reached from the road by approximately 150 yard/metre paved footpath from a lay-by where you can unload. The village car park is approximately 100 metres/yards from the lay-by.
Accommodation (all rooms with sea views):
Ground Floor: A stable door opens on to the sitting room with an original inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove. The separate fully fitted kitchen with a dining table has an old waxed dresser containing all the china.
First Floor: The master bedroom with king-size bed, corner wardrobe and chest of drawers is a lovely place to wake up in! The two windows frame glorious views. The second bedroom has twin beds, wardrobe, chests of drawers and a window seat with views over the harbour. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC and basin. Please be aware that access to the first floor is up quite a narrow staircase that is typical of a cottage of this age.
Exterior: In front of the cottage is a sunny graveled terrace with furniture. Above the cottage there is a terraced, secluded lawn area with ‘the best views in the village’. The garden is enclosed but it would not be too hard for a keen dog to escape. There are BBQ facilities for which you will need to provide your own charcoal.
Facilities and Services
Heating is from dual night storage heaters, panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (coal is provided). The kitchen has electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge / freezer and opens onto the utility/lobby area with a washing machine, iron and ironing board. The sitting room has a digital TV, DVD player and radio. There is WiFi available.
Electricity, coal, bed linen and towels are included, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. One well behaved dog is permitted at the small additional cost of £30 per week. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. A cot and high chair are available.
General Booking Information
Arrival/Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit/debit card as a security deposit is required.
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".
Portloe is an ideal place to stay on the Roseland Peninsula. It is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, yet it has a really good local pub & hotel. The village itself is only a short drive from the other villages such as St Mawes. The city of Truro is also within a 25 minute drive. The Lugger Hotel with its excellent restaurant is only a few steps away and the Ship Inn is a short walk. The New Inn at Veryan serves food. There is also the Portloe Tea Room nearby. There is no general store in Portloe, however there are shops at Veryan (1.4 miles) and a Londis store at Bessy Beneath (3 miles). Further pubs, shops & restaurants are also available in Tregony, Ruan Lanihorne, Portscatho & St Mawes.
Guest from Wells stayed for 7 nights.
Great view across to harbour and to the sea and the best access to the South West Coast Path for all walkers!! Delightful to sit outside and soak up the surroundings
Guest from Wallingford stayed for 5 nights.
So enjoyed our five days - fabulous views to wake up to, great coastal walks with stunning scenery, lovely friendly village and a cosy little cottage. We were sorry to leave but will return!
Guest from Salisbury stayed for 5 nights.
Caddydaw Cottage located in the idyllic village of Portloe is the perfect retreat to get away from it all to relax and experience the beauty of the Roseland Peninsular; stunning coastline, beaches and local villages.
Guest from Rugeley stayed for 7 nights.
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. The views from the bedroom make it tempting never to get up each day! But with coastal cliff walks, empty beaches and lovely villages it's well worth forcing yourself. The cottage itself is very private and quiet. It is beautifully decorated with inspiring art on the walls. And tea and cake on arrival! We (including our dog) loved it. How I wish we were back there now.
Guest from South Brent stayed for 4 nights.
Very special location right on the edge of the cliff, although the footpath is just in front of you, so people occasionally passing but well fenced. Thoroughly recommend, everything you would need ....has been considered...the owners even supply all the coal and firelighters and kindling ...nothing worse than arriving in the winter to find no fuel for the wood burner or matches ! Sea views from every window and cosy and warm in each room . Table and chairs at the front in fenced off garden overlooking the sea and harbour, which catch the late morning/ midday winter sun. But also lovely top garden with magnificent views and a bit more privacy in the summer months from the footpath. Superb walks both ways along the coast path and inland, we didn't move the car from the car park...but we did take quite a lot of provisions and there is a pub and very nice hotel in the harbour! All very relaxing and beautiful night skies, sunsets and the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep. Don't hesitate to book you won't be disappointed
Guest from Wedmore stayed for 7 nights.
Beautiful location and a very comfortable cottage. Thoroughly recommended. Good walking and beaches and lots to see and do.
Guest from Maidstone stayed for 4 nights.
had a very relaxing time at Caddydaw cottage. We have been to Portloe three times now & this was the best cottage we have rented, it has a perfect location with great views and is ideally located for National Trust coastal walks. We were also able to take our dog to the cottage which was perfect for us. The local pub The Ship Inn had lovely pub food & dogs also welcome. We would happily return to this cottage. Thank you to the owner.
Guest from stayed for 4 nights.
We couldn't fault the position of this cottage, right next to the coast path and with delightful views over the small harbour at Portlooe. The only downside is that there is nowhere to park nearby, the nearest car park being a few minutes walk up the hill, and the closest dropping off point for passengers/luggage is a long and windy walk down a path, with a wheelbarrow to help transporting luggage/shopping back and fro. Bt it was worth it. We would certainly stay again. The beds are comfortable, and while the bathroom and kitchen are fairly basic they are clean and perfectly useable. The living room is cosy, with a small log burner, and there are gardens front and back to sit out in when the weather is good (which it wasn't in November!)
Guest from Wirral stayed for 7 nights.
Once again we had a wonderful holiday at caddydaw. As you walk through the door you immediately relax. I don't think you could get a better view from a bedroom and the sound of the sea on the rocks creates the perfect place to unwind. Portloe is a beautiful little harbour tucked away like a hiddenj jewel. We found more great beaches and places to eat this time None too far away. I think this is a place we will always come back to. Alison
Guest from Tadworth stayed for 7 nights.
Have booked again for next September, we have never stayed more than once anywhere! The location is amazing, and the cottage newly decorated with everything you could need for a great week away.
Guest from Oxford stayed for 7 nights.
Could not have asked for more great location. The cottage was comfortable and well presented. We had a great week exploring portloe. Would visit again.
Guest from Rotterdam stayed for 7 nights.
We had a sunny holiday in Caddydaw Cottage in Portloe. The location is superb, next to the SW coast path and close to a pub and a restaurant. The views from kitchen and bedroom are excellent. From the garden, we even saw dolphins swimming! The house is comfortable and well equipped. We and our children (9 and 7) loved walking along the coast, swimming in the portloe harbour and all the stunning beaches nearby. We experienced the Roseland pennninsula at its best.
Guest from Wimborne stayed for 7 nights.
We were delighted with the artistic interior design, carefully chosen to reflect the gorgeous colours outdoors. The quality of furnishings, paintings and photographs were superb. The cottage held everything needed, and more, ie thoughtful additions such as extra cushions on window seats. Each aspect had been considered to make this a comfortable stay. There was a sense of generosity in the quality of accessories, that added to the comfort and enjoyment of our wonderful week. Watching the sun go down on the terrace, or sitting in the garden behind were times we will never forget. Highly recommended.
Guest from Wellington stayed for 7 nights.
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location!! Beds slightly on the hard side for us but after walking the coastal path we slept well anyway. The tea and cake was nice and welcoming and the pink wheelbarrow was very handy for loading and unloading luggage!
Guest from Radleys End stayed for 7 nights.
great place,although we are not walkers(backpack etc)we did enjoy climbing to top of cliff a couple of times.We covered a fair bit of Cornwall which is lovely,so cottage made a great base.Out all day and chilling in the evening,more more to ask for.
Guest from Ilford stayed for 7 nights.
The location was superb. The cottage itself was very comfortable. We were particularly impressed with the beds and linen which were all of good quality (John Lewis). Everything you could possibly need was provided. We loved our stay here it helped that the weather was kind to us.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 5 nights.
This property is in an excellent location with stunning views and superb access for walking the coastal path. It is very tastefully decorated and the kitchen has everything you need.
Guest from Dunstable stayed for 7 nights.
Eating breakfast whilst looking out to sea from the kitchen window is a rare treat! Total relaxation in a stunning location.
Guest from Bexhilll-on-sea stayed for 4 nights.
Fantastic location, cosy accommodation. Really appreciated the thoughtful little touches. The tray laid with teapot, jug (milk in the fridge) servettes and cake. Everything needed for a glorious Woodburner fire. Great selection of books on Cornwall (started reading an interesting biography so ordered it from library on return home). Selection of toiletries. Loved the pictures on the walls makes it feel very homely. The views are unbelievable, no photo/ video does it justice. Lovely walks..... The Ship inn a short walk away. Can't remember the last time I had a steak so tasty (welcoming roaring fire). Fantastic meal at the Rising sun, St Maws, best fish and chips ever - absolutely enormous. Lots of winding, country lanes, amazing scenery. Would love to come back in warmer weather (unfortuately fully booked this year). To be so extemely comfortable and relaxed in such a quaint cottage in the middle of exquisite breathtaking surroundings.... Shere PARADISE!!!!!! ? Sent from Samsung tablet
Guest from Ruislip stayed for 7 nights.
The perfect winter retreat. A beautiful cottage in a stunning location with wonderful views of the seascape and pretty harbour. The local pub, The Ship, was excellent. Good food and the staff and locals were so warm and friendly we felt we belonged in Portloe. The local store in veryan was great too. It stocked everything we needed and much more - even a delicious Indian meal imported from Truro to rival those we had in Delhi on our Januarty holiday last year. All in all we had a five star time and we will definitely be revisiting. Thank you.
Guest from Leatherhead stayed for 7 nights.
We had a fabulous Xmas at Caddydaw Cottage by the fire, with magnificent views of the sea and Portloe harbour. Exposed to the elements - ie hearing and seeing the impact of gale force winds and a very dramatic sea - yet safe, warm, comfy and secure - that's exactly what we hoped it would be like and we were not disappointed! Our dog loved it as well and was very happy with the location ie spacious garden and no cars around. We'll be back at a different time of the year to hopefully experience milder weather but on the whole it was a very pleasant stay indeed, even with loads of rain. The coastal path is right there with stunningly beautiful views on both sides, one of which leads to the amazing beach of Carne - highly recommended when the tide is low. Thanks for a lovely stay!
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Low occupancy discount based on a couple using just one room.