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This lovely cottage, located at the southern end of the quiet village of Gerrans is a charming place to stay at any time of the year. Within walking distance of two pubs, sandy beaches, a range of wonderful walks and the famous Hidden Hut beach cafe, it is a great spot for a holiday.

The cottage, one of a small development of four, built very much in traditional style, but to modern standards. That means beamed ceilings, but not too low! It means a lovely open gas fire with double glazing to keep it really cosy. In addition there is a charming little garden to the rear which is a really quiet and peaceful place to enjoy.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: A small porch gives access to the hall and lounge. The lounge has a fire place with gas fire. Doors lead to the conservatory and French doors to the enclosed rear garden. The dining room leads through to the good sized kitchen. There is a separate utility room and a family bathroom with over bath shower.
First Floor: Stairs lead to a landing with views over the rooftops out to the bay and glimpses of the sea. There is a double bedroom with 4'6 bed and TV, twin bedroom and bunk room with a separate family shower room.
Exterior: Charming enclosed rear garden with external furniture.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the gas fire. The kitchen has a range or equipment. There is an electric oven & hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. The lounge area has a flat screen digital TV & DVD player, with a radio and CD. WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron and ironing board.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is off road parking facilities for one vehicle. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted at the small additional charge of £30 per dog per week, although guests are reminded about the specific conditions regarding dogs. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a high chair available.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.

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Portscatho and its neighbouring village of Gerrans are located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, 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 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 relaxing place. The beaches such as Porthcurnick, Towan and Porthbeor are simply idyllic and these are only minutes from the village. With a superb local butchers shop, 2 great little pubs and a well stocked local store, Portscatho and Gerrans are a lovely place to spend a holiday.

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. 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.

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.

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.

The Roseland Inn at Philleigh is a 16th century pub just waiting for you to visit.

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.

4.3

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 3

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 3

Review Date:2016-10-17

Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.

Roseland Peninsula

A nicy cottage.with a great location.A nice bottle of wine.biscuits with milk in the fridge on our location.we would like to come back to the area as very nice,

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 4

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 4

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-09-26

Guest from Havant stayed for 7 nights.

A great find!

We were looking to book a late break in Cornwall and stumbled across this gem. The location is excellent as a base camp for exploring the Roseland area. The cottage itself is comfortable and clean with the added bonus of off-street parking. To be honest, we were rattling around a bit as it was only me, my other half and our two Cavalier King Charlies. The two local pubs are friendly enough and serve good size meal portions, although I would recommend that you book in advance if you intend to dine at the Plume of Feathers in Portscatho. I would also recommend trying the takeaway Pizza's from Tatams Coffee shop, although this is a just a Thurs-Sat evening service only. The local beaches are superb and the majority are Dog friendly all year round. Our favourite was Towan Beach about a mile south from the cottage. We had to drag our woofers off the beach when we left. I would also recommend visiting the Hidden Hut which is just up the coast from Portscatho. On one of the days we took the King Harry Ferry to Trelissick Gardens. The woodland walks there are beautiful as you often break out onto the shoreline of picturesque creeks. The castle at St Mawes is also worth a visit as is St Mawes itself. We had a wonderful week and would definately book this cottage again. In fact we have had family and friends already asking about the cottage after seeing our photos on FB.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-09-18

Guest from Kenilworth stayed for 7 nights.

A great week in an excellent location

An excellent cottage in an excellent location with easy access to a multitude of great walks and beaches.Very quiet and peaceful, and the perfect situation for a late summer break when its quieter but with basically good weather. Would definitely recommend it to others.

4.3

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 4

Comfort: 4

Condition: 4

Location: 5

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-09-15

Guest from Dronfield stayed for 7 nights.

A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the beautiful Roseland peninsula

We had a super holiday staying in One Old School cottage. It was clean, bright and airy, well-equipped and with plenty of space for our family of two adults and three children under 10. The welcome gifts of wine and biscuits were very much appreciated and we used the maps, walking guides, jigsaws and books provided. The location was also great; easy walking distance to pubs, restaurants and shops in Gerrans and Portscatho. The beach at Portscatho was a short walk away, with the lovely Porthcurnick beach (and fabulous Hidden Hut café) being just a little further. We also enjoyed walking from the cottage to Towan beach a couple of times; about a 2 mile walk along a relatively gentle stretch of coast path with glorious views. We love the Roseland peninsula as it is a relatively unspoilt part of Cornwall and would recommend this cottage as a great base for a holiday on the Roseland.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-07-17

Guest from Brackley stayed for 7 nights.

One Old School Cottages

This is a lovely new build cottage with flourishes of old style charm. The location is good for a local pub (of which the landlord was a little abrupt), but the school next door is full of screeching kids at break times (not a problem if you're expecting this) and the local beach is 500-600m down a very steep path. The garden is quite small (as is the norm with new style houses these days). Ok, that's the main negatives. The good bits are as follows... The cottage is in very good comdition and is very well equipped - the wifi is good as well which is important as mobile signals are poor in the local area. There is a free car park nearby if you have a second car with you just 50m away. The pub is 100m away and serves large protiins for Cornwall prices. The local shop/ (at the bottom of the hill) have just about everything you need - as is a second pub and also an excellent coffee bar with take-away stone baked pizzas. The village of Gerrans blurs into Portscatho and there are some lovely local beaches with a swimming platform out to sea. The villages are pretty much unspoilt with no major tourist developments - perfect! St Mawes is 10 minutes drive away with a foot ferry to Falmouth. The local coastal walks are lovely and unspoilt. Would I stay there again? Absolutely!

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-07-10

Guest from Bolton stayed for 14 nights.

A super cottage

We are very familiar with the area and enjoy returning every year as it is so beautiful . The cottage is brilliant it was clean comfortable and well appointed. The caretakers were on the spot and very friendly and helpful.

4.8

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 4

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-06-05

Guest from Radstock stayed for 7 nights.

idealic

Perfect cottage in a great location. we also loved Portscatho - very cosy and friendly village providing everything we wanted for a great weeks holiday.

4.7

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-05-29

Guest from Nuneaton stayed for 14 nights.

Excellent house in nice village close to pub

One Old School cottages is a modern three bedroomed house built on the site of the old village school that was burnt down in 1982. There are also two bathrooms, a lounge, a dining room, a utility room, a good sized kitchen and a conservatory, plus a small garden. As there were only two of us and a small dog we had plenty of room, but the house is really large enough for six people without the feeling that you are tripping over each other. The village of Gerrans is very nice as this is our second visit in under a year and the local pub, The Royal Standard, is very handy for drinks and meals AND you can take the dog in. On the whole an excellent holiday house in a lovely area.

5

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 5

Comfort: 5

Condition: 5

Location: 5

Value For Money: 5

Review Date:2016-05-11

Guest from Dawlish stayed for 3 nights.

50th Birthday Celebration Family Weekend in Gerrans

A thoroughly enjoyable birthday family weekend. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable, clean and lovely. Great sea views and in a great location. Thank you.

4.2

Out Of Five

Recommended

Cleanliness: 5

Service and Staff: 4

Comfort: 4

Condition: 4

Location: 4

Value For Money: 4

Review Date:2016-03-28

Guest from Coverack stayed for 3 nights.

A lovely comfortable well keep cottage

This is not a negative comment but the gas fire in the lounge would not light up, yet you could smell gas when you turned in on. The gas fire is a must in the colder months as the cottage only has night storage heaters and can be a little on the cold side

Reply from Douglas

Thanks for letting us know about the gas fire, which has only recently been serviced. We will get it checked to make sure it is working properly. The property managers are just a few minutes walk away and can deal with such issues very promptly. Glad to hear you found the cottage comfortable and well kept.

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