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Top Deck

Holiday Cottage in Portscatho

Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £595

Sea views
Beach within walking distance
Shops within walking distance
Pub within walking distance
Cot available
Highchair available
Fishing available
Friday change over
Beautifully appointed 1st floor apartment with superb sea views from Gull Rock across Gerrans Bay to the harbour in the heart of Portscatho. A very short walk to the Plume of Feathers, Tatams, the harbour beach, local shop and galleries.

Property Details

Top Deck occupies an enviable position in the heart of the village with 180° views across Gerrans Bay, watch the sunrise over Gull Rock to the east, the ever-changing nautical vista is always fascinating, one day the view will be azure seas and children swimming on the beach, the next can have crashing surf and dramatic skies. The apartment has been tastefully decorated with a nautical theme and every effort has been made to ensure you have a perfect stay. A Juliet balcony with tri-fold doors and a glass balustrade bring the sound of waves and gulls into the living room and you will feel the relaxation of coastal living washing over you. One of the few properties around Cornwall where the South West Coast Path lies inland of the property, although only by 15m.

Top Deck overlooks the pretty little harbour where many artists have taken inspiration due to the great light and there are several delightful galleries. The Plume of Feathers public house is nestled in the square and serves local ales and good pub food all year round. Rosevine beach is just to the east of the village it has beautiful golden sands (at low tide) and is overlooked by the increasingly famous Hidden Hut. Before you visit, try and get on their social media page and acquire tickets to their special outdoor dining events. The owners of the Hidden Hut also operate Tatams under the Harbour Club, during the day you can order up delicious breakfast pastries and coffee and by night they have a wood-fired pizza oven and serve stone-baked pizzas, topped flatbreads & shwarma kebabs. Pendower and Carne Beaches are further east. National Geographic voted this as the 2nd best beach in the world in 2016! Further west you will find St Anthony Headland and lighthouse which you may recognise as Fraggle Rock from Jim Henson's 1980s TV program of the same name.

First Floor only: The entrance is at the rear of the property, and you enter into the open plan kitchen, living and dining area with fully fitted units and appliances, dining table and chairs, nautical theme, sofa and chairs, large flat-screen Smart TV with soundbar, and a Sonos home sound system. Trifold doors to a Juliet balcony with glass screen and superb views of Tatams beach and harbour, Gerrans Bay and Gull Rock. Family shower room with WC and hand basin. Master bedroom with 5' double bed, sea views and storage, en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Second bedroom with 5' zip and link double bed that can be made up as a twin bedroom with 2'6" beds.
Exterior: There is a shared courtyard to the rear of the property with table and chairs and views of the harbour.

Facilities & Services
Top Deck has electric on-demand radiators throughout but with underfloor heating in the shower room and en suite. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & worktops. There are an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, under counter fridge & freezer and a combined washer/dryer. The sitting room has a digital Smart TV with catch up including BBC iPlayer and Netflix and a DVD player. The house has unlimited broadband WiFi. There is an iron & ironing board and hairdryer. A travel cot and high chair are also available.

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included, but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is parking in the village square by The Plume of Feathers or in the pay and display car park at the entrance to the village. Smoking is not permitted and dogs are not accepted at Top Deck.

General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is usually a Friday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

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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.

Just to the west of Portscatho is St Mawes which is one of the finest waterside villages in Cornwall. Situated overlooking an idyllic bay on the eastern side of the famous Falmouth Estuary, St Mawes has one of the mildest climates in Britain due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. The sea is at the heart of the village and has helped to shape St Mawes from the little fishing village to the fashionable holiday destination that is so popular with visitors. A mecca for boating enthusiasts, St Mawes is a particularly popular sailing centre. Weekly club racing, village regattas and larger events are commonplace on the superb waters of the bay all through the summer. St Mawes has so much to offer the visitor. St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII and is a splendid place to take in the views of the Carrick Roads.

There are miles of coastal and countryside walks to take in and some idyllic beaches on which to relax and watch the world go by. The little Place ferry takes visitors to explore St Anthony's Head or there are regular ferries to Falmouth. Being situated on the seafront, the village is also known for the restaurants and pubs that serve superb fish and shellfish dishes all year round. There is a selection of pubs & hotels with restaurants (including the renowned Tresanton Hotel) all within easy walking distance. There is a range of shops all within a few minutes’ walk including a Cooperative store, Post Office, chemist, butcher, baker and art & clothes shops. The village also has a doctor’s surgery and a dentist’s surgery.

There are some stunning locations to eat on the Roseland including the Driftwood restaurant on the way down to Rosevine beach. There is also the Hidden Hut located above the field at Rosevine with its eclectic menus, convivial atmosphere, bring your own booze and social media driven events list! (Best find them on Facebook to see what is on!) The Hidden Hut has received rave reviews from the local and national press and the management team have just opened Tatams wood fired Taverna in the village. Slightly further afield are the Nare Hotel and Quarterdeck with fine dining and dramatic views across Gerrans Bay, the world renowned Tresanton Hotel in St Mawes or the newly refurbished Idle Rocks Hotel. On top of this list there are some excellent country pubs in all of the local villages supporting Cornish produce and local beers.

Property Reviews

5 out of 5

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

Comfortable apartment with fabulous sea view
Reviewed on 30/03/2022

Top Deck is a very comfortable well appointed apartment with everything needed for a self catering trip away. Good quality comfortable beds and bedding and very efficient heating - we had A?easterliesA? in March so it was needed. Looking right over the sea and the small harbour itA?s a short walk along the coastal path the nearest usable beach. The village is well equipped with and excellent local food store which has everything you could possibly need, though expensive, and the nearest Supermarket is in Truro. It wis well located in the Roseland Peninsular for beautiful gardens and coastal walking. The property managers are on hand if you need them ( we didnA?t) and the owner is also very in touch. Would definitely a stay at recommend Top Deck.

5 out of 5

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

My kind of heaven
Reviewed on 01/12/2021

My kind of heaven I loved my stay at Top deck. Fantastic view of the bay and ocean. Love the amazing opening ocean View doors bringing the sea view into the apartment.. Great use of the space in the apartment and all you need to be self contained. Great village and amenities. Portscatho is a great village to explore and adventure the surrounding area. We found the hidden hut and had some yummy chowder.. Can not wait to come back for longer next time. Thank you so much.

4.8 out of 5

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

A fabulous stay at Top Deck
Reviewed on 13/10/2021

This was a last minute needed break. Criteria sea view - If raining could sit and watch the sea and read a book with a drink. On arrival, we were amazed how lucky we were. Top Deck is true to the pictures. The open doors allowed the sound of the sea to drift in. There is a very dangerous coffee shop below with great coffee and Portuguese custard tarts. The apartment has fab views and is well equipped. A seal even pops by to say hello. The people in Portscatho are lovely. Everyone says hello. Lots of walks from doorstep. We were very rested when we left, the apartment was so comfortable. A must to revisit.

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