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Beautiful rural property just 800m from the beach - Smugglers

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking




Smugglers Barn is light and airy and on one level with high beamed ceilings. There is a twin and a double bedroom, open plan kitchen, dining and living area and a wet room containing shower, W.C. and washbasin. This barn is suitable for mobility impaired guests as there are no steps throughout. A ramp is available to take you over the threshold. Doors open out onto a level courtyard with outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining.

About the property

Higher Rosevine Farm

Letting Friday to Friday, Higher Rosevine Farm, is in an Area of Outstanding Beauty on the Roseland in Cornwall.

It is just a 5 minute walk to sandy Porthcurnick beach or the coast path and just 15 minutes walk to the harbour village of Portscatho.We provide two beautifully presented well equipped holiday cottages, Smugglers a single storey cottage and Wreckers a two storey cottage, with a quiet courtyard and a play field for children. The most perfect location for a beach holiday, short break, walking or peaceful rural holiday. This Roseland cottage is perfectly located to explore the stunning coastline, secluded coves and harbour villages and the whole of Cornwall with all it has to offer. All our facilities have been designed to have a low impact on the environment and we hope that you will appreciate our efforts to be a sustainable development.

Not are we just by the best beach on the Roseland and in the most beautiful part of secret Cornwall but on our no through lane to the beach you can walk to Curgurrell Farm Shop selling Lobster and fish, eat at the Michelin starred Driftwood Hotel Restaurant just across the lane from us, have a family meal at the Rosevine Hotel on the way down to the beach, or have delicious ice cream or snacks at the Hidden Hut cafe on the beach overlooking the bay. Enjoy your homecooked food in the courtyard or at the picnic table in the play field and watch the sun go down as the kids run around on the grass.

More Details

J Parminter
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About J Parminter

With computing and Food skills we both decided to move here and change our pace of life in this beautiful part of Cornwall. Still lots to do but in a different environment.

J Parminter purchased this cottage in 2005

Why J Parminter chose Gerrans

Having loved this area since I was about 12, and having made many friends here over many visits at all times of year we moved to St. Just in Roseland a few miles from here. I saw these barns when they were derelict and decided to buy them and convert them to one residential and two letting cottages but mainly because they came with 15 acres of fields and I had a horse at the time. Really enjoyed doing the development on these character stone barns and made sure they were also as sustainable as possible without losing their charm. No regrets!

What makes this cottage unique

The location is fantastic and it means we only have to walk for 5 minutes to the beautiful sandy Porthcurnick beach for a swim or onto the coast path. Jon loves fishing and can just pop through a field to get to the water and catch Bass. With Portscatho village just a 15 minute walk across the beach and St. Mawes another pretty harbour village a short drive away it's like being a different world. There is everything you need in the attractive city of Truro and we can explore the whole of Cornwall from here with Penzance only 1hr 30mins away and the surfing in Newquay just 40 minutes away. Falmouth a boat trip or ferry ride away and all the gardens to visit in easy reach, oh and lots of great places to eat!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was an amazing holiday. We had two wonderful weeks in Cornwall with a lot of adventures and beautiful moments. It was possible for us to explore these fantastic places and areas in Cornwall because we had a real "home" here in this barn. Thanks a lot to Jon and Judy for this warm home! This barn is perfect for small children and we did not miss anything.
Jun 2015
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We do not take card payments. Cheque, online bank transfer, bank transfer, cash accepted. Guests from abroad, please make sure that we receive the correct rental amount requested on our Booking Confirmation Form after any currency transfer transaction costs.
Short breaks & discounts may be available in low season, please contact us.
Prices are per week Friday to Friday starting from the dates shown. Linen, towels (not beach towels) included. You can book for more than a week. Prices are all-inclusive and quoted in £ sterling. Guests can access their cottage at 3pm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gerrans in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All on one level wet room with toilet, washbasin with mirror light above and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double - 1 Double Bed
    Twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Two single beds, wardrobe, chest of draws, dressing table, bedside table
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A single-storey stone-built barn sleeping 4. this barn is also suitable for mobility impaired guests One double and one twin bedroom. Underfloor central heating, fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with WC , Wash basin and shower. This barn is on one level with high beamed ceilings a twin and a double bedroom, open plan kitchen and living area with wet room with shower, WC and basin. Linen, towels (not beach towels) included.


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Great location, comfortable property!

  • 5 of 5

Smugglers Barn was gorgeous! Not huge but fine for us and our 2 children! Very clean and very very comfortable beds! The location is superb with only a short walk to a quiet beach and a busier beach alike! St Mawes is gorgeous and a fishing trip with Fish and Trips is a must! Skipper James Brown was superb! All in all a great location for touring or just soaking up the sun and swimming in the sea! We would not hesitate in recommending this and will hopefully visit again some time!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Judy & Jon on arrival.. they were so accommodating and showed us around. Weather was unpredictable but that didn't stop us as we explored Cornwall.. the cottage was in a great location by the beach .. had a wonderful time and will be booking again to stay here..

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location in this hidden gem of Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

Booked at the last minute due to sudden change in my wife's work schedule. Judy and Jon (the owners) kindly agreed to allow us to break the usual changeover and book Wednesday to Wednesday (for a slight increase in charge as you would expect).

There are two rental cottages at Higher Rosevine Farm and Judy and Jon also live on the site in the cottage that adjoins Smugglers where we stayed with our two children. The other holiday cottage, Wreckers, is slightly larger and is on two levels. Smugglers is entirely ground floor accommodation.

Judy and Jon have done an amazing job transforming the original barns into holiday cottages. Smugglers is a small and functional but cosy cottage. It is clean and in good condition. Not as fancy inside as some cottages but then I would expect you would pay about £1,000 more per week if it were. It is perfect for those wanting a family break in Cornwall with lots of trips to the beach.

There is an open plan sitting / dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is well supplied with everything that you could need. There is no freezer or chiller compartment but Judy and Jon kindly cleared out a shelf in the freezer which is in the laundry barn. A TV in the sitting area incorporates a DVD player and we enjoyed a couple of movie nights in the evenings - you will need to reorganise the armchairs/sofas though to sit and enjoy as a family of four.

The cottage has a good WiFi signal but the mobile and 3G/4G signal is patchy.

The cottage doors open out onto an internal courtyard area which has an abundance of flowers which Judy maintains beautifully. Outside Smugglers is a table and four chairs.

Not mentioned in the website for the property is one of the cottages' best assets - the laundry barn. Outside the barn is a cold water shower and a tap which is brilliant for rinsing wetsuits / beach gear. The laundry barn inside has drying lines. A washing machine and dryer within the barn are available for small charge. An outside rotary airer is also for use of guests. Plenty of off-road parking available and there is a gated mown field available for children to use.

Best thing of course, it is just 5-10 mins walk to Porthcurnick beach and about 20 mins walk to Portscatho. Do check out Hidden Hut cafe on the beach. South West Coast path is minutes away.

Would love to return to this area as so much still to explore and would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for Roseland lovers to stay.

  • 4 of 5

This was the seventh time I have stayed at Higher Rosevine, which probably says as much as any other commendation I can give. Jon and Judy Parminter made an attractive and appropriate conversion of the barns: the two holiday lets are quite different, and have their own good points, but you may find Smugglers a little cramped for more than two people. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Happy and relaxed in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Having been to the area only a couple of months previously we were keen to re-visit and were very lucky to find Smugglers Cottage available for a mid-week let during half-term.

Our initial enquiry was very quickly answered and arrangements made, on arrival we were given a very friendly greeting by Judy and Jon and Judy then showed us around the cottage and farm and explained their ethos of being as ecologically friendly as possible in how the cottages were re-built and how they operated.

The cottage itself, being open plan was spacious and suited the two of us perfectly with everything we needed for our stay and was immaculately clean and tidy.

It's location, for us is just about perfect, we wanted to be close to St Mawes (5 miles / 10 minutes away) but had no idea until we arrived that the cottage also had a Michelin starred restaurant (Driftwood) about 200m away as well as another very good restaurant at the Rosevine Hotel about 400m away plus Porthcurnik beach under 5 minutes walk which, as well as having beautiful views seemed to be very child friendly with safe swimming and lots of rock pools exposed at low tide and, a real gem of a place, The Hidden Hut cafe over-looking the beach serving excellent cakes, hot food, coffee etc (with lavatories!) and brilliant chunky wooden benching

You may also easily walk over the cliffs from the beach to Porthscaro where there is a village shop / Post Office and artists studios over-looking the beach and a good value and friendly pub the Plume of Feathers were we ate on our first evening.

If you wish to explore the Rosevine Peninsula (or easily go further afield via the King Harry Ferry) it is an excellent base and place to stay and one we will happily re-visit.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Cosy and comfortable and close to a beach.

  • 4 of 5

The owners made us very welcome. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and with pretty much everything you would need for your stay. The beach is just down the road which is ideal for us and we visited almost every day. There is a pub in Portscatho very near by. It gets very busy, so book ahead. Mostly we self-catered, or ate in St Mawes, which is charming. Most pubs/restaurants would need to be booked during the summer. The Roseland Peninsula is beautiful with lots of coastal path walks and good beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Plume of Feathers
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Truro Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
St Austell
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Driftwood Hotel
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: necessary

With a fabulous beach and the coast path on your doorstep, enjoy walking, sailing or scenery and good food, Higher Rosevine Farm is perfectly situated for them all. The Driftwood Hotel and Rosevine Hotels and the beach with the Hidden hut cafe are just a couple of minutes walk away, or a 15 minute walk across the beach brings you to the picturesque harbour village of Portscatho with its excellent Plume of Feathers Pub and shops, or just a 5 min drive. Between them they provide the best local food from pasties to Lobster. A 10 minute drive reaches the ever popular village of St. Mawes, home to the Hotel Tresanton, and offering access to the Fal estuary and its renowned sailing waters of the Carrick Roads.