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Ocean View, Portloe

Holiday Cottage in Portloe

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £389

Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Dog Friendly
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Discount for a couple
Friday change over
Ocean View occupies a wonderful, elevated, south facing position in the picturesque fishing village of Portloe, with magical views over the harbour and out to sea. There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace with the sound of waves breaking to remove you from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Property Details

Ocean View is the perfect Cornish cottage in a beautiful fishing village. Sit in full sun on the terrace to the front of the property with a good read or the morning papers. You can relax in the light filled "conservatory" dining area of the kitchen and watch the world go by with a morning cup of coffee or glass of wine later in the day.

Portloe is one of those quintessential little Cornish fishing villages, beautifully positioned around a stunning little cove and harbour. Like many such villages, smuggling played a large part in Portloe's history with many tales of cat and mouse games played between locals and the authorities! In 1824, the problem became so bad that Customs ordered the construction of a Watch House, boathouse and slipway in a vain attempt to deter the illicit trade.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: The front door leads into a conservatory / dining / kitchen area with sea views, fully fitted units, a door leads to a small utility area with combined washing machine and tumble dryer and a dishwasher. Further door leads into the lounge area with an open fire and flat screen TV. Family bathroom (bath with handheld shower) and separate shower, WC and hand basin. Stairs from living room lead to:
First Floor: Small landing with doors to the main bedroom with 4'6" double bed, storage and sea views and door to twin bedroom with storage, separate wash basin and also with sea views;
Exterior: South facing patio area with chairs and tables and magnificent sea views.

Facilities & Services
Heating is via electric on demand heaters and also the open fire. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, a microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge / freezer. The sitting room area has a flat screen digital TV & DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board. WiFi is available at the property. There is a combined washing machine and tumble drier.

Miscellaneous
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. This is a dog friendly property and a maximum of 2 dogs may stay at a small additional charge of £25 per week, please note that dogs are not to be left unattended in the property. Parking is 100m away in the main village car park (charges apply).

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 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 just the one room.

Property Location


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.

Portloe is considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Roseland peninsula and one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall. The steep sided valley 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". Broom Parc, the country house setting (now a B&B) for the Camomile Lawn a 1992 TV drama is a short walk up the coast path.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Property Reviews

4 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Our stay at Ocean View Portloe

Sufficient to say we will be booking for next year as we had such a wonderful time this year and loved the cottage.

From the Owner:

3.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

Nice holiday let, but shame about the bog roll

Ocean View, Portloe is a great location and easily sleeps a family of four. The kitchen diner and verander both have excellent views overr the sea cliffs and harbour and the village is quiet. There were however a few niggles, some of which it seems weA?re spotted by other residents previously and some of which we found. We arrived after around 6pm after a dayA?s travel, and without knowing the area had brought some food and some essentials - although perhaps naively had thought we wouldnA?t need everything. The place was clean but after getting unpacked we realised (and after having spent 1k for a week) there was no toilet roll. I mean, come on, this is basic; perhaps an oversight/mistake, but for us was hugely inconveniencing with a one year old and with no shops in the village this wasnA?t the best start. Most other aspects to the let were reasonable, with crockery, utensils, but weird things like salt but no pepper and after a while we began to suspect that the added extras (such as hand wash, three dishwasher tablets, even the washing up liquid) were only there because previous tenants had had to buy them. Other issues that have been raised by others - which we thought would have been sorted by the owners purely based on how much money being asked of guests - remained, such the poor quality were paper thin. Luckily we also brought our own fans, as the bedroom windows to the double single room didnA?t open and we would had fried had it not been for the fans. The bathroom window has also become overgrown and we noticed ivy had began to creep in. While this may add to to the A?rusticA? appearance of the window, it means that mildew builds up and the walls were getting patchy and very damp; even in th summer, so goodness knows how bad it would be in the winter. One final issue was for my son who couldnA?t work the DVD player, despite the instructions provided - the unit doesnA?t work with the frees at box overriding any commands. So all th dvds heA?d brought down to watch were rendered useless. Less of an issue for us sitting outside at night, but donA?t include it in the particulars if it doesnA?t work. As a I said, however these were mapinly niggles. The bathroom has a decent shower and bath, the kitchen functioned well with a fridge freezer and two ovens. The heating heated the water and itA?s handy having a dishwasher and washing machine when youA?re away. IA?ve just felt the sheen was taken off by these issues which would have been easy to remedy from the outset by a more considerate owner/facilitator. 7/10 - as the location and views are worth the money, but donA?t expect your guests to go without essentials

From the Owner:
We are pleased you enjoyed the holiday. Apologies about toilet paper not being present. This is always provided and I suspect it was an oversight on this occasion. We are pleased to hear you found all other aspects reasonable. Basic extras are added such as kitchen, bathroom soaps and cleaning agents, but the quantity will be sufficient only for one use since these are not included in a self catering property. We are not sure what is meant by ‘quality paper thin’ so can not comment. This summer Cornwall was very warm which was wonderful. All the windows DO open by pressing the button on the handle whilst opening. Access to the side of the house to remove the ivy is very difficult which is why it is covering the small window on the outside of the bathroom window. However, none of this is growing through. The mildew gets cleaned regularly and is simply part of a typical old stone cottage in Cornwall. We are sorry you could not work the DVD. We have not had this complaint before and will certainly ensure it works smoothly going forward. The kitchen now has a brand new cooker. The house will undergo redecorating in September and it is now under new management. We are convinced these changes will make it attractive for new guests.

3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 2
Service and Staff: 2
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 3

Loved the location!

Beautifully located house overviewing the bay of Portloe. Very calm and relaxing! The house and the terrific views are exactly like on the photos. Portloe is a nice little village, pub and public parking are nearby and the next (and only) shop is just a 10 minutes drive away. DonA?t miss to play table-tennis in the church on first Monday of the month! Unfortunately we found the house not well cleaned with a lot of dead flies and spider webs. The number of glasses, pots and plates were limited and the overall kitchen equipment was very basic. And so was the terrace furniture which was just for 2 people. The so-called welcome package was a small bottle of milk, some crackers and an open bag of potatoes. The property Manager never showed up. We felt that the service and the equipment was not adequate for the money we paid but we loved the location, the view and the village!

From the Owner:
We are pleased that you enjoyed the wonderful location and views. We are sorry to hear about spider and flies. The property is ALWAYS cleaned thoroughly before guests arrive and this is therefore a surprise to us. Clearly we will ensure that this does not happen again. It has never been commented on before. The kitchen is well equipped, which I checked again this week. I agree there were not many glasses and more have been added. The kitchen also now has a brand new cooker and another microwave. The welcome pack always has milk bread, wine and biscuits so I am surprised at your comments. We apologise if that was the case. It might have been an oversight on this occasion. The open bag of potatoes may have been left as a gesture to add to the pack because they may have come in useful. Property managers don’t usually turn up unless there is a reported problem.

3.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 3
Condition: 3
Location: 3
Value For Money: 3

third stay at Ocean View

Portloe is a beautiful Cornish village that is largely unspoilt.Ocean View is ideally situated for exploring the coastal path. Although there was a table on the patio there were no chairs to sit on.Maybe they were in the outside storeroom that we were unable to access. It appears that the cottage is up for sale so this could well be our last visit.

From the Owner:
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the location. It is indeed very unspoilt. We are very sorry to hear there were no chairs on the terrace. This has now been corrected. I might add that the property is undergoing a redecoration in September and some items will also be replaced. Bookings will be now open until next year. We would hope you will visit again and we will make sure that chairs will be on the terrace. The property is now also under new management.

3.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 3
Value For Money: 3

A Cornish Cottage

Ocean View is a quaint cottage but its appeal is limited to those under 80 without hip or knee problems.as both the outside and inside stairs are quite steep. The two leather settees were very comfortable so much so that having sunk into them it was hilarious to watch this elderly couple trying o get to their feet.! Overweight people would have to sleep in the twin bedroom as the gap between the double bed and wall is very small. The photo of the patio is a little misleading as it doesn't show that it overlooks the road and houses, but the view is to die for. Parking is a bit of a problem as it is a uphill walk to the car park. Ocean View is nicely equipped if you are self catering but be aware The Ship Inn lunchtime menu is VERY limited and the staff not particularly friendly

From the Owner:
We are sorry to hear that you found the stairs and property not entirely suitable for the elderly. Unfortunately we would not be able to do any major alterations to accommodate this and maybe this is not quite for you. But I am pleased you found the views breathtaking. This is exactly the reason we chose this property.

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Ocean View, Portloe

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. It was very warm and cosy. Conservatory/dining area in the kitchen had fantastic views over the sea. Lounge was very comfortable. The only criticisms are that the mattress and duvet on the double bed need replacing - they are a bit tired as are the tin opener and the potato peeler! Having said this we had a great time and would definitely stay in this cottage again.

From the Owner:
Thank you for your nice comments. Views are the main attraction of this property. I will certainly take note of your comments on the mattress and we will look into this. We will ensure the kitchen utensils you mention will be added.

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

terrace with a view

especially we loved having breakfast or dinner outside on the terrace watching the fishingboats pass and listen to the Sound of the sea(gulls).

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Ocean View Portloe

Ocean View exceeded our expectations: the view of the sea from the terrace and most of the rooms was extraordinary - one morning we were lucky enough to see a school of dolphins swimming out in the bay. The house had everything we needed, and we very much appreciated the welcome pack of goodies. Portloe is a gem - when we stayed at the beginning of July it wasn't busy but we had excellent weather. The coastal paths couldn't be nearer, and the views from them were outstanding. Recommendations: The Ship Inn; the mackerel fishing trip from St Mawes mentioned in the Roseland information pack; the walk round St Anthony Head. One small point - we would have appreciated a chair or two in the bedroom.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

heavenly cottage

we couldn't have asked for more the cottage was all we had dreamed of and more it was a little piece of Cornish heaven and oh so tranquil and the welcome pack was a lovely warm welcome would certainly recommend

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Half term stay

I stayed in ocean View with my mother in law and my dog. The views are amazing and after a day's travelling round Cornwall it was good to come back to the cottage, very welcoming and warm. Lots of places to visit around the area and great walks for dogs.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Cosy

A cosy little cottage looking out to see with the basics provided for. The only improvement I would make would be the double bed, pillows and duvet which were not comfortable at all. Great location for running, walking and exploring with a lovely local pub.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Lovely cottage will return can not fault it

Cosy warm clean cottage location great to other areas, will visit again soon nice arrival gift for us

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Lovely Time

Excellent location , lovely cottage nice and quiet with good walks. Nice coast line and good local beaches

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Ocean view Portloe

Very peaceful location with fantastic views and coastal walks from the doorstep. Cottage clean and well equipped with patio area to sit out on and watch the comings and goings from the small harbour.sea view from all windows and it was lovely going to sleep and waking up to the sound of the waves. Asda delivered our weekly shop which was handy but local hotel and pub serving food if required.

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

Cleanliness: 4
Service and Staff: 4
Comfort: 4
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Lovely peaceful place to relax

Portloe is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle and just RELAX. Ocean View is ideally situated and lives up to its name. Safe swimming in the harbour. Easy access to the coastal path for those who enjoy walking. Great food in The Lugger and The Ship

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 4
Condition: 3
Location: 5
Value For Money: 4

Superb location, pretty well-equipped cottage

Ocean View is a pretty cottage with a superb location and stunning views, particularly from the pretty terrace. We have stayed in the cottage two or three times previously and everything was just as lovely as we remembered. Well equipped, bright airy kitchen and comfortable beds. Small petty points would include not enough place mats for the table, could do with a tray to carry things outside and the bathroom could really do with a refresh - not being able to open the window is contributing to the dampness. Many thanks.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 5
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 5
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

Husbands 60th birhday break.

We booked ocean view to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday and it proved to be the most perfect place to be. The views are truly wonderful and exactly as advertised. The house itself was very clean, comfortable and well equiped and perfectly situated in Portloe, a delightfully quiet and charming place ideally placed for excellent coastal walks. The welcome card, biscuits and wine left by the caretakers was most appreciated and a lovely touch. The house was also warm and cosy and felt very welcoming. We were absolutely delighted by the beauty and tranquility of the roseland peninsular, no wonder its an area of outstanding natural beauty. We cannot reccomend it highly enough and will certainly return.

From the Owner:

4.5 out of 5

Cleanliness: 3
Service and Staff: 5
Comfort: 5
Condition: 4
Location: 5
Value For Money: 5

ocean views had the wow factor

wow!!!!! breath taking views the house was amazing, local to all areas we explored as much as time allowed we had a few hiccups with the oven however on calling the caretaker he came out and sorted for us. I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness and having to wash kitchen plates glasses pans etc was not ideal, broken tile in the bathroom which I reported to the caretaker. It would be nice to have the lights left on for arrivals as no outside lighting nor street lights we used our mobile phones. Apart from that our stay was fantastic, open fireplace was cosy in the evenings we where never cold heating was on 24hrs. memories made bringing in the new year in this fantastic house and place all teenagers in my family loved it and would love to come back, a truly amazing place to stay and visit

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