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The Engine House

Holiday Cottage in Portscatho

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £469

Sea views
Beach within walking distance
WiFi
Open fire / woodburner
Parking available
Garden
Saturday change over
A quite beautiful conversion of an old engine house in a breathtaking location on the St Anthony headland. Perched on a ridge high above Porthbeor beach, the house benefits from spectacular sea views and is surrounded by spectacular National Trust coastline. A haven for walkers or a romantic break, this luxury property is only a few steps from the coast path. Regrettably no children under the age of 3.

Property Details

The Engine House is located on the dramatic St Anthony headland to the south west of Portscatho on the idyllic Roseland Peninsula. It is a quite beautiful conversion of an old engine house which once served the main house with electricity and water. It is a wonderful spot to spend a holiday. The property is fitted to high standards and will accommodate up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms. The kitchen is beautifully presented with an Electric Aga and granite worktops. The living room is simple but stylish, as are the two bedrooms and there is oak flooring throughout.

The main property sits in 4 acres of land, the Engine House has its own enclosed garden area. The coastal path passes close to the end of the drive and from here you can explore one of the most unspoilt sections of Cornwall's dramatic coastline, with magnificent promontories, secluded coves and stunning beaches. It is a haven for walkers as there are miles of footpaths to explore. It is also only a short walk down the hill to Place, where during the summer season a little passenger ferry will take you across the bay to St Mawes from where you can catch ferries to Falmouth & Truro. This is true Cornwall at its most wild and beautiful. The coastline here is owned by the National Trust and the views all around the headland are fantastic. The beach at Towan (1 mile away) rarely gets very busy and the waters are clear and excellent for swimming.

Accommodation
Ground Floor: Entrance porch leading to the living area with comfortable chairs, woodburning stove and delightful bay window seat with views out to sea. The fully fitted kitchen leads off, there is a shower room with double size cubicle, WC and hand basin and rear lobby with a useful boot locker and drying space. Oak stairs to:
First Floor: Landing leading to main double room with 5' bed and sea views. Main bathroom has bath with handheld shower and WC. Twin bedroom with 3' beds.
External: A large enclosed lawned garden with a patio area around the building, heavy duty swing set and a separate drive to main property. There is a BBQ but you will need to provide your own charcoal.

Facilities & Services
Kitchen: Electric Aga, granite worktops & Belfast sink. Integrated fridge with freezer compartment, combi-microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster and kettle. There is also a small freezer in the utility room. Lounge: Wood burning stove, TV, and DVD. WiFi is available at the property.

Miscellaneous
Bed linen, towels, electricity and oil fired central heating are all included. There is space for 2 cars on the drive. Regrettably, no dogs are allowed and smoking is not permitted. Regrettably no children under the age of 3.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£200 security deposit pre-authorised on your card.

Property Location


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 and Towan 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 Engine House is about 8 minutes drive along the St Anthony Headland from Portscatho, close to the little hamlet of Bohortha. The beaches at Towan and St Anthony are only a short drive away (about 1mile). Please do have a look at the location map for a more detailed idea of the position.

Property Reviews

3.7 out of 5

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

Wonderful location

I find it very difficult to review as we do not often self cater so have little to compare with, particularly in terms of value for money. There were good aspects and some not so good. Location is superb and owners very friendly, and there is plenty of outdoor space. The sitting /dining room is spacious and comfortable .The only bedroom we used was small and the bed not particularly comfortable. One of the windows was impossible to close which made it draughty and noisy on a windy night.The bathroom and shower room were also small, the bathroom having a sloping ceiling. There was a problem with the central heating/hot water boiler when we arrived which was never totally resolved in spite of the ownerA?s best endeavours. To summarise, we enjoyed our stay, helped by the lovely sunny weather, but would probably look for a bit more luxury if we decided to go again.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

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

A luxurious hideaway in a gloriously isolated location!

We stayed here with our two children stayed here for a week in the summer. The property was exactly what we were after: a comfortable cottage in a very quiet location close to the sea. The property is finished to a very high standard and is very well equipped. There are swings in the garden that our children made good use of. The owners live next door and are very friendly. We had never used an Aga before but once we got used to it there was no problem on that front. The location is idyllic and the property is close to good beaches and the St Anthony's Head lighthouse/former military battery (a National Trust property) so it is ideal for walks and rambling. The walk to St Anthony's Head lighthouse is highly recommended. There are narrow country roads to get to the property, but that is Cornwall. The closest grocery shop is 15 minutes drive away (Portscatho) so one needs to plan provisioning in advance. My only slight issue was that I found the entrance to the property's parking area to be tight, so driving in and out and turning the car around was tricky. All in all though a fantastic property and we had a lovely stay.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

Amazing setting for beautiful Cornish holiday

Our stay at the Engine House was all that we hoped that it would be: beautiful setting, stunning views, for a quiet and peaceful holiday. We enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful cottage, cooking on the Aga, visiting stunning beaches and getting the small boat to St Mawes.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful setting

We were greeted on arrival by the owner who was welcoming, friendly and informative. The house is in an amazing location with wonderful views, and was very comfortable. It was well equipped and had everything we needed. We very much enjoyed the area and the house is close to the ferry stop to St Mawes where you can access the ferry to Falmouth and other attractions. We would recommend the accommodation without hesitation and would definitely like to return.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Hate having to give reviews

The place was great, the owners very helpful when required. Discrete and stayed out of the way for the rest of the time. Unfortunately I hate having to provide reviews. If it had been poor I would have complained at the time to the people who could do something about it. There was no need as the place was grand, so hence does not really need a review other than just to tick the boxes.

From the Owner:

4.7 out of 5

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

Very good - let down by dishwasher

All very good as advertised and an ideal location except..... The property is let down by the dishwasher which is very old and needs replacing. The bottom basket has lost two of the required 8 rollers which makes it very difficult (impossible with one hand) to push it in and out once the basket is loaded with crockery. We would have preferred a modern cooker rather than the old AGA which is not easy to use.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

A hidden haven

Firstly, this has a lovely view of the sea and is fabulous for walkers. A very peaceful location with owners on hand but not intrusive. A couple of secluded coves meant that this was a lovely place to get away. The property was clean and well maintained. We did find the Aga a challenge at first. Wifi signal was good. Also the roads weren't too bad for passing places. We've stayed in places with much narrower access! The boat ferry was a surprise at first (depending on which direction you go in) but on the whole a good place to be able to access areas of Cornwall.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

A delightful cottage off the beaten track

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks at the cottage. Within 5 miles (as the crow flies!) there is plenty we can see and enjoy: beaches in small coves, foot paths along the coast and inland, picturesque villages and churches, historic buildings... We cannot not mention the welcome, friendliness and helpfulness of Judy and Steve.

From the Owner:

4.3 out of 5

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

Engine House Review

A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location with such friendly and caring hosts! I would highly recommend this place as a quiet and picturesque base to explore that part of Cornwall.

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 Location

Lovely location. It takes a great deal for us to return to somewhere three times as it has to live up to The Cotswolds which is where is where we live and is quite beautiful, but the location has a different beauty, as in its remoteness, but with out feeling cut off. The sea breezes were especially appreciated this year. Thank you Jude for the rock cakes and hope your open garden goes well as it's beautiful.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Perfect for an escape

If you're looking for action and a wide range of eateries and music venues. This is NOT for you. This is the absolute best place we've ever stayed because what we need is seaviews, quiet and walks. The ferry is only a short walk away if you fancy a trip to St Mawes or Falmouth, but honestly. Just sitting in the garden looking at the ships sail by and then strolling along to the beach. That's enough for us. And the hosts are incredible. If you are a dapper hand with an Aga you're in LUCK. This is slow living at its best. Calm, meditative stay Xx

From the Owner:

4.2 out of 5

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

Beautiful Location

Lovely location. A little remote, which is what we like, sea view, lovely gardens - lots of space (inside and out) But I have to say missed the cakes upon arrival which we had in the summer. Loved learning to cook with an Aga. Only niggles are the mirror in the upstairs bathroom is a little too high, and things seem to be screwed down (lamps in double bedroom) Could perhaps do with another lamp in the large living room either floor or on a table (don't see the point of one being right next to the tv) But still love staying here.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Just wonderful.

Our stay could not have been better. We didnA?t want to leave will certainly go again. Very peaceful, didnA?t need to leave the house there was so much to watch going by on the Ocean.

From the Owner:

4.8 out of 5

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

The Engine House, Portscatho

We had a lovely stay at the Engine House. Amazing location with stunning views. We definitely hope to return.

From the Owner:

4 out of 5

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

Coastal Path Cottage

Cottage with stunning coastal views situated separately but within owners grounds. Be prepared for long narrow lanes (with passing places) mainly between Portscatho (about 5 miles distance) to reach property. Lovely quiet location, large private garden great for stargazing on clear nights. Within easy reach of St Mawes also Falmouth and Truro via King Harry ferry. Right on South West coastal path with great walks to nearby unspoilt beaches. Comfortable cosy detached cottage with attentive friendly owners.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Stunning place to stay

It was our first visit to the Roseland and it was stunning. The Engine House has amazing sea views and is close to the SW coastal path with lovely walks to St Anthony Head (1.5 miles) where you get amazing views of St Mawes, Falmouth and the Lizard.The house was very clean and welcoming with plenty of room. Steve and Jude were very helpful and friendly and gave us tips on places to visit. The garden is large with plenty of room to sit and relax.Would strongly recommend a visit and we shall be returning.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Wonderful

A beautiful cottage with amazing views! We stayed here recently and it really is a lovely setting, very comfortable and the owners were very welcoming. Our children loved the swings in the garden too! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

Away From It All

Peaceful cottage, with spectacular sea views from the cottage and garden. A great place to just unwind and relax. Close to coastal path for beautiful walks.

From the Owner:

5 out of 5

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

What a view!

We booked the engine house because of the stunning views in the pictures. The reality was even better. Amazing sea views from all aspects of this property including from the beautiful garden. Coastal walks were on our doorstep. The Roseland peninsula offers such tranquility. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle this is the place. Yet the short ferry ride to st mawes brings amenities to your stay. We highly recommend this cottage and the owners are lovely.

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