Quince Cottage enjoys a magical location perched on a hill overlooking Gerrans Bay with stunning views over a field to Portscatho and beyond. Just a short walk from one of the South Coast's best beaches and in the heart of the extremely popular Roseland Peninsula, this is a holiday destination you won't forget!
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Quince Cottage is only a short walk from Pendower Beach which, at low tide, extends a mile east and includes Carne Beach with the famous Nare Hotel sitting on the cliff top. This great property is easily accessible by road and is on a bank set back from the A3078 Tregony to St Mawes road which gives excellent access to the rest of the Roseland. It is also a 10 minute walk from the beach and is a short drive away from Veryan with its historic roundhouses and the quaint fishing village of Portloe.
To the west is the traditional fishing village of Portscatho although now this caters mainly for the tourist industry and is an artist's retreat with plenty of little galleries. The Roseland peninsula is famous for some of the finest stretches of coastline in the country with sandy beaches, secluded bays and majestic promontories - all of which can be viewed from, or walked to, from Quince Cottage.
Ground Floor: The entrance is through the conservatory with comfortable chairs and fantastic views. This leads through a short corridor with door leading to the downstairs bathroom with shower over, hand basin and WC. Further door into the kitchen with fitted units and all modern conveniences. This then leads through to the double aspect living room with open fire, table and chairs and comfortable sofa and chairs. Stairs leading to:
First Floor: The stairs open on to a large landing area that has doors leading to the two bedrooms; Master bedroom has built in wardrobes, a 5' double bed, wash hand basin and views across Gerrans Bay. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and windows to the front and rear of the property.
Exterior: There is an extensive garden and parking for 2 cars.
Facilities & Services
There is an oil fired combi central heating system, there are also additional electric fan / convection heaters and an open fire in the lounge. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & work tops. There is an electric oven and induction hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, Kenwood coffee maker and separate fridge & freezer. There is a dishwasher and a washing machine. (Drying line in the garden) The sitting room has a digital TV & DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board. There is unlimited WiFi.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking available for 2 cars on the drive. Regrettably there is no smoking. A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs may stay in the cottage at a small additional price of £25.00 per dog per week.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
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!
Guest from Belper stayed for 14 nights.
This was our second visit to Quince Cottage,it is a wonderful cottage in a lovely location.We also had amazing weather ,too hot for walking with our greyhound Pete,so we spent quite a bit of our time in the large garden relaxing and looking at the amazing view.We would highly recommend Quince Cottage and we would definitely book again.
Thank you for your lovely review. We are always so pleased when our guests return to Quince Cottage. It is lovely to relax in the garden or in the conservatory, appreciating the view. I am delighted that you wish to return for another visit. Following feedback from previous guests we have just purchased a picnic table for Quince Cottage, so I am sure that you will enjoy this in the future.
Guest from Robina stayed for 7 nights.
Totally loved our stay at quince cottage. It's not just a holiday home, it feels like a real home, so well maintained and everything you could ever wish for. Quality kitchen appliances, bedding was excellent quality, just perfection throughout. Very comfortable and beautiful surroundings with magnificent views. Great great, great.
Thank you for your lovely review. Quince Cottage has been a home to our family for over sixty years and we are always so pleased when our guests appreciate Quince as much as we do. Over the years we have improved Quince Cottage as much as we can - as well as investing our time and effort into keeping it looking good. It is so rewarding to hear that our guests appreciate all that we do!
Guest from Bath stayed for 7 nights.
Our second holiday at quince cottage. Lovely location, with sea views. Secure garden for our dogs. Fabulous area of Roseland to explore. Booking for next year.
Guest from Milton Keynes stayed for 7 nights.
We stayed here for a week with our 14 year old daughter. Great location with lots or beaches and places nearby to visit. The cottage is lovely and clean and well equipped with anything you would need...we've never played so many board games! The views from the conservatory are stunning and this is where we spent most of our time. The garden is huge and was great for our 2 dogs. There was even cows in the field next door! The only negatives was the road outside is busy, make sure to keep the gate closed. The downstairs bathroom was a pain but you soon got used to it! It would be nice to have a picnic bench and BBQ outside and a hose to wash the dogs and wetsuits. But overall I would recommend this property and its fab location.
Thank you for your suggestions. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Quince Cottage.
Guest from Bedford stayed for 7 nights.
What can I say? A lovely little cottage furnished beautifully with amazing views! Comfortable beds and absolutely everything you need for your holiday, very well equipped but do remember to take a hair dryer! Great bakery/cafe just down the road and good pub food locally too. Thoroughly enjoyed our week and really hope to return next year. Thank you for sharing your lovely property!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we are always delighted when guests want to return to Quince Cottage. We always leave a hairdryer in the blue room, in one of the drawers beside the wash hand basin, but it may have been moved. If it is no longer there we will certainly replace it.
Guest from Hurdegaryp stayed for 7 nights.
Hello, we had a good holiday in the Quince cottage. A nice cottage with a good view and nice weather (Sunny). Every day we were looking around in Cornwall and liked it a lot. In the evening and morning it was nice staying in the cottage also sleeping was very good. For us as people from the Netherlands is was nice to live in an englisch old cottage, only my length of 2 meters was a bit too high for hitting the ceiling sometimes. Nevertheless we enjoyed it. Also many thanks for all the information about walking, beaches, gardens etc. and all the little ingredients we could use in the kitchen. We had a very nice week here, many thanks and in future perhaps we come back here. Best Regards, Gerrit and Liesbeth and children.
We are so pleased that our Dutch guests enjoyed their stay at Quince Cottage and we hope that they will visit Quince Cottage again.
Guest from Plymouth stayed for 3 nights.
The cottage is on the road above Pendower Beach with fantastic views. The cliff path and beach are easily accessed. The beach leads onto Carne beach and walking along the beach at low tide or the cliff path otherwise gives great access to the Nare hotel. The Plume of Feathers in Portscatho and the Roseland Inn at Phileigh are 10 mins away and both excellent pubs. The cottage itself has a sunny conservatory, a tiny kitchen and a cosy lounge. The 2 large bedrooms are up a narrow flight of stairs. The only downside is that the bathroom is alongside the conservatory at the back of the house. The service from Cornwall Cottages was excellent and the instructions very clear. The owner contacted us after booking to answer any questions. She left maps and guide books and excellent information in the cottage. Parking is alongside the cottage and the garden is fenced. Our dog had a fabulous time as did we
Guest from Plymouth stayed for 4 nights.
A cosy, well equipped cottage with an open fire which adds to the relaxing holiday experience. Well placed to explore the coast & the Roseland area & a lovely large dog friendly beach only around 10 to 15 minutes walk away. However, there is a fast road to the front of the cottage & you do need to take extra care when walking it. You can access the coast path & beach via a footpath across the fields, which is close to the cottage. Great views from the cottage & the conservatory is a lovely place to relax & take in the views & ever changing skies. A very relaxing place to escape to.
I am so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay in our cosy cottage. We do advise guests using the footpath to reach the beach, to go down the lane opposite and join the footpath a short way down there, thereby avoiding walking down the road if it is busy. We enjoy relaxing in the conservatory, enjoying the spectacular view of Gerrans Bay from there.
Guest from Fareham stayed for 4 nights.
Traditionally away for our family winter break..lovely cottage with lovely views a beach nearby..cosy warm and very much loved cottage with many thoughtful touches.. we weathered rain, thunderstorms, meteor shower and lovely sunrises and sunsets. The open fire was a huge hit with my dogs, again very thoughful in accomodating my furbabies..can be a tricky getting in and out the drive.. A lovely stay
Guest from Trowbridge stayed for 7 nights.
We stayed at Quince Cottage for one week in November 2017 and had a very well needed break. It is a cosy little cottage with beautiful sea views and has everything required for a holiday let. The owners clearly love their second home, adding finishing touches to make their guests comfortable e.g. throws for warmth on cooler nights, extra pillows and duvets, modern kitchen well stocked with utensils and crockery etc... The conservatory was lovely and warm during the day when the sun shone and I spent many a happy hour there relaxing with jigsaw puzzles / books. The lounge was cosy and wood was provided for a fire should one be needed. I have one suggestion for the owners and that is to put a rail and curtain over the door into the front porch (foot of stairs) for the windier days, it was quite draughty on a couple of evenings although not cold enough to light the fire. We had a lovely stay and would like to thank the owners for providing all the information required to make Quince Cottage a lovely holiday destination - I enjoyed reading the history of the cottage too, a nice thought to share it with your guests.
Guest from Burnham-on-sea stayed for 7 nights.
We recently spent a lovely week at Quince Cottage. Quince Cottage is a comfortable, cozy property that enjoys lovely sea views. The cottage is well equipped, nicely furnished and has WiFi access. It is ideally placed for walking and exploring the Roseland coast and villages and helpfully accepts dogs. The only slight minus point is that you need to be very careful when exiting the drive onto the main road as visibility is somewhat restricted. A mirror placed on the opposite side of the road might assist. As regular visitors to Cornwall Quince Cottage will certainly be on our short list for a return visit.
Guest from Belper stayed for 7 nights.
Quince Cottage is a beautiful cottage with amazing views of the sea.The cottage is one of the best we have stayed in,warm,cosy,clean and very well equipped.It is just a short walk down to the beach and the coast path.We really enjoyed our stay in Quince Cottage,a week was'nt long enough,so we have already booked 2 weeks for next year!!!
Thank you! How lovely that you will be staying at Quince Cottage again. Every season in Cornwall has its own charm.
Guest from Ilkeston stayed for 7 nights.
We really enjoyed our week at Quince Cottage, especially the absolutely amazing view. The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. We hope to return in the future.
We look forward to welcoming you back!
Guest from Malvern stayed for 7 nights.
This was our first stay in the Roseland Peninsula and we loved it here. Beautiful countryside, hidden coves and beaches and lovely quaint and pretty villages. The cottage was in a fantastic location just above a beautiful National Trust beach and we made the most of the short trip down to the sea and cafe there. The cottage had a lovely modern kitchen and bathroom, quaint but comfortable living room and pretty bedrooms. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to visit again.
Guest from Santa Rosa stayed for 7 nights.
We so enjoyed our week at Quince Cottage in Cornwall! The cottage is in a great location and has a fantastic view. The peaceful setting was just what we needed and we were able to travel all around the Cornwall Peninsula for hiking and sightseeing, with a wonderful home base to return to at the end of the day. The cottage had everything we needed and we definitely recommend it to others!
Quince Cottage is very much our second family home so we like to make sure that it is comfortable for when we stay there. We are always delighted when we hear that our guests enjoy Quince Cottage as much as we do, so thank you for telling us.
Guest from Guildford stayed for 7 nights.
We had a very relaxing holiday for 3 days but the weather rather spoilt the last 3 days because of torrential rain.
Guest from Klundert stayed for 7 nights.
Going to this cottage we anticipated a nice view as per website pictures. The photos do the actual view no justice. Both from the conservatory and the master bedroom the view is magnificent. We were there in changing weather conditions and the view changed every minute. Also at night it is great. Ships lying in the bay, the lights of Portscatho in the distanse; a fairlytale landscape. The only down side we could find was the fact that the road next to the house is fairly busy if that is something that concerns you.
Guest from Bath stayed for 7 nights.
Our stay at quince cottage was perfect. The cottage had lovely views and just 10 minutes from nearest beach.
The view from Quince is always a treat and the cottage is a comfortable place to relax. Everyone enjoys sitting in the conservatory at any time of year where the view can be enjoyed to the full. We are always so pleased that guests enjoy staying at Quince Cottage.
Guest from Dorchester stayed for 7 nights.
Quince Cottage provided a home from home in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, a great place to stay in a lovely setting.
Guest from Coventry stayed for 7 nights.
An incredibly well-equipped cottage in a great location and with quality furnishings. You couldn't want for more.
We love Quince Cottage and we are so pleased to share it with our guests, especially those who appreciate our efforts to make it feel comfy and homely.
Guest from Rotselaar stayed for 7 nights.
We had a perfect stay in this charming cottage, full of character and history. Splendidly located in a beautiful and very quiet part of Cornwall, with a gorgeous view over the sea!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay!
Guest from Upminster stayed for 7 nights.
Our stay at Quince Cottage was lovely. My 2 girls especially enjoyed some of the games that were there and they loved their pink bedroom and slept really well as the beds were comfy. The views are beautiful and you can see the sea from nearly every window. We would recommend staying here as long as you do not mind driving everywhere as the road is busy (although the cottage is set back so you do not see any passing traffic) with no pavement so dangerous to walk along especially with children. Saying that the cottage is based in a central place with a lovely beach below the surrounding fields.
Guest from Devizes stayed for 5 nights.
This is our second stay at Quince Cottage and we love staying there, although not sophisticated it is so comfortable and relaxing and of course the views are to die for. It is obviously a much loved family home, which the owners share in their history of ownership, we shall certainly return although it does seem to be booked for many months ahead.
Guest from Shaftesbury stayed for 7 nights.
We spent the week in the conservatory! It was just lovely to sit and watch the sea. Sheep were in the field adjoining the cottage and we woke one morning to the sight of a baby lamb. The footpath down to the beach was 'entertaining' with two small dogs to say the least, but we all managed it. The cottage was delightful, comfortable, well equipped and in a quiet location. We would certainly consider another visit.
Thank you! Ian and I are glad that you enjoyed your time at Quince Cottage. Spring time in Cornwall - particularly when there are lambs in the field - is always a joy.
Guest from Langton Green stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely week in this ideal little cottage. Very well -equipped, clean and comfortable with easy access to the local beach. Lots of local maps and information provided, good internet access and an open fire to make it even more cosy.
We love staying at Quince Cottage in winter - the cottage is always warm and cosy. We are delighted when our guests enjoy it too.
Guest from Redditch stayed for 7 nights.
Quince cottage is in an amazing setting&is very cosy,there is everything there to cater for your needs and we had a lovely weeks holiday. One tip for visitors in October,keep all the windows closed when you go out otherwise you will come back to a horror story,there is a fly problem&you will find them clustered all over the windows....a bit scary if you don't like flies,particularly in the bedroom. Other than that Quince cottage is definitely a hidden gem&clearly a much loved family home.
Guest from Dunmow stayed for 7 nights.
a fantastic location for walking with or without dogs Some great pubs and restaurants And the cottage is fantastically equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday Very clean and very well maintained
Ian and I are so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay at Quince Cottage.
Guest from Croydon stayed for 7 nights.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Quince cottage, so much included in the property we needed for nothing all week. Lovely views from the garden and conservatory with a field of young cows for neighbours which kept our girls entetained for hours. There are some great walks from the cottage, a few minutes down to the quiet beach where you can pick up the coastal path up to Portscatho for lunch, views along the way are stunning. Would definately stay here again
We are always delighted when our guests enjoy Quince Cottage as much as we do! Quince Cottage is very much home to us, but one that we are pleased to share with others.
Guest from Ganton stayed for 7 nights.
we had a lovely week with the best of the weather the cottage was great with everything in it we needed would of liked a garden table and chairs but it didn't alter our stay at the cottage which was perfect will visit again.
Guest from Zande stayed for 7 nights.
Very nice place to stay, very cosy and a very good location in the area. Very good for walking and also a quiet and relaxing place. The house is fully equiped and you've got a home feeling. We're definitley coming back soon.
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed Quince Cottage as much as we do!
Guest from Bishops Cannings stayed for 7 nights.
Very comfortable cottage, great location, some patio furniture, eg table and chairs would have been welcome as great views from the cottage. Would book again.
I am so pleased that our guests found Quince Cottage comfortable and that they were pleased with its location. There are the options of a slate table and bench on the terrace (cushions in the front porch) and another slate table on the lawn. We also provide 4 sun lounger chairs.
Guest from Wrington stayed for 7 nights.
An excellent little cottage with a remarkable view of the craggy coastline. A couple of small issues meant a quick email. A confusion in the instructions meant that previous rubbish was still outside the door. And the central heating gave up. But the heating was sorted quickly and I was assured the unfortunate rubbish problem wouldn't happen again. The cottage was warm and comfortable, and everything needed was supplied. Altogether, a wonderful place to stay, within easy reach of some great coastlines.
We are delighted that our guests enjoyed Quince Cottage. We were pleased that Kai (our excellent plumber) was able to sort out the heating as soon as we contacted him. Extra instructions about the rubbish should ensure that all runs smoothly in future.
Pippin Cottage is an immaculately presented, spacious barn conversion with beautiful views across glorious rolling countryside. Just over a mile from Pendower beach and centrally located on the Roseland peninsula this is a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.
Off season low occupancy deals - 5% discounts for groups of 3/4 when only using 2 bedrooms, 10% discount for a couple using 1 bedroom!!
Location: Treworga, near Veryan
A simply magical and picturesque three bedroom traditional cottage situated in a peaceful hamlet in the heart of Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula just a short drive from the coastal path and sandy beaches. An idyllic south facing private back garden awaits where you can totally escape, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. One of our many luxury, dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall.
Discounts available for 4 people or less staying outside the peak season, using the main house only.
Location: Rosevine, near Portscatho
Having one of the most exceptional and dramatic locations of any holiday home in Cornwall, Farfield also benefits from an enormous garden, direct access to the coastal path with a beach at the foot of the garden! A short walk from a Michelin starred restaurant, the famous Hidden Hut and beautiful Porthcurnick Beach - is there anywhere better?
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
Sammyshute is a substantial property with large, mature gardens and incredible views of Gerrans Bay and Pendower Beach and is within walking distance of the famous Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick Beach and the Michelin starred Driftwood Hotel. The pubs and galleries of Portscatho are a five minute drive away. Inside Sammyshute has been recently renovated and exudes a luxurious feel with tasteful decor and interior furnishings. However you will find your eyes constantly drawn to the magnificent view!
Discounts available for low occupancy if staying for 7 nights outside the peak season - 15% based on a couple using one bedroom, 10% based on a group of up to 4 using only 2 bedrooms
The Hut, positioned on the outskirts of Carne Village with spectacular views over Carne and Pendower beaches is a magical location for a family holiday in the middle of the picturesque Roseland peninsula.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
Just moments from beautiful Porthcurnick Beach and the famous Hidden Hut, Pendower Barn is a lovely tranquil spot to spend your holiday. It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to the South West coast path, a 15 minute (maximum) walk to Porthbean beach and a little more to Porthcurnick beach. Close to the picturesque fishing villages of Portscatho and St Mawes, this is one of our many dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall.
Pennine is a grade II listed character cottage in the heart of Veryan on the Roseland Peninsula nestled right next to one of the famous round houses. Less than 1.5 miles from one of the south coasts finest beaches. With stunning walks, fine country pubs, beautiful beaches, incredible scenery and traditional fishing villages a plenty this property is sure to impress.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one bedroom only.
Set amidst the rolling countryside and close to the upper reaches of the River Fal, this immaculately presented single storey converted barn is perfect for those looking for peace & tranquility, yet only 10 mins from the nearest beach and within easy reach of both St Mawes & Portscatho. Regret no dogs.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season using just one room.
If you are looking for a relaxing time, in a peaceful and stunning location, Ardevora Vean is perfect for you. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Roseland Peninsula and close to the upper reaches of the River Fal, this immaculately renovated west wing of Ardevora Mill is a great place to stay. Off the beaten track (down a long farm track), yet only 10 mins from the nearest beach and within easy reach of both St Mawes & Portscatho. Regret no dogs.
If you are holidaying with family or friends, two additional cottages (Crowjy Ardevora & Ardevora an Gylen) are just across the courtyard - booking these will give you accommodation for 11 guests in total. N.B. Both these cottages have a Sunday changeover.
Converted from a barn, this light and spacious cottage is perfect for those looking for peace & tranquility, yet near to sandy beaches, coastal paths and the local villages of St Mawes & Portscatho. Regret no dogs.
Holidaying with family or friends? this property can be combined (by way of an internal connecting door) with Crowjy Ardevora which sleeps a further 5 persons. Ardevora Vean, across the courtyard, is also available and this cottage sleeps 2 (Friday changeover).
Discounts available for just 2 guests using the bedroom only and staying 7 nights