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Large Traditional Cornish Stone Cottage In Portloe Village

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farm Cottage in Portloe, Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location By The Stream, One Minute Walk to the Harbour

Farm Cottage nestles into the valley beside the stream leading to the attractive harbour about 100 metres away. The Ship Inn is just up the road less than two minutes walk and the Lugger Hotel is situated in the Harbour. Portloe is ideally situated for walks on the South Cornish Coastal path and the village is the quintessential sleepy fishing village that has featured in many a television programme. Farm Cottage was originally the village Farm House and having been subjected to major renovation is now warm and comfortable yet stylish and light filled with many paintings and works by local artists.

Modern communications have reached Portloe in recent times with a reasonable 4G mobile signal for those of us who need to keep in touch. BT WiFi is available within Farm Cottage and we have two range extenders to help compensate for the thick stone walls. The Humax TV box talks to the WiFi so catch up and streaming services can be accessed.

There’s always wine or beer in the fridge for when you arrive so please make yourself at home. Ideally please replace like with like.

More Details

Mrs. Caroline Bowden
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Mrs. Caroline Bowden

We live in London and have grown up children. My husband and I both work, but spend most of our holidays at our cottage in Portloe and feel very much a part of the community. Farm Cottage is our second home and as such we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. Our objective is to keep it that way and so we make the cottage available for rent to help cover costs.

Mrs. Caroline Bowden purchased this house in 1990

Why Mrs. Caroline Bowden chose Portloe

We love Farm Cottage and Portloe because of its location and the beauty of The Roseland. My husband has deep family ties to this part of Cornwall so for him being here is a bit like coming home. We love the boating the fishing the tennis and the cliff and beach walks. There are some great pubs and eating places nearby with famous attractions of The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan not far away. For those whose idea of paradice is a beautiful beach with hardly anyone on it - you have come to the right place.

What makes this house unique

Farm Cottage is an old stone cottage that we have largely rebuilt and modernised as our second home. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy being here. If you happen to play tennis we are very fortunate to have a great tennis club just up the road in Veryan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fabulous time and the weather was extremely kind with sunshine each and every day. We did what we like most which is long walks lasting many hours and revisiting some of our favourite local settings. We also took the opportunity to visit the Tate to view the amazing photographic exhibition, The Modern Lens - well worth a visit.

I was extremely impressed with your cottage, not only the artwork but the provision of everything one hopes to find in a holiday rental but sadly often does not - Farm Cottage exceeded expectation." J. Lockwood 4th-10th April 2015

"We loved the holiday cottage. It had everything we could have wanted and it was very attractive with all the artwork and pottery on display. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and I enjoyed browsing through your good selection of cookbooks. Altogether, the location was perfect and we had a very good holiday. I can't think of any ways to improve it" August 2013

"We had a really nice time. The cottage was lovely and really well equipped. We also had the luck of the weather! I can't think of anything that we weren't happy with" August 2013

"Fantastic house, a real home from home - everything you need under one roof! Great food at the Ship Inn" May 2013

"Wonderful holiday, beautiful house. Portloe is stunning. Fantastic coastal walks. A visit to The Ship is a must" May 2013

"Glorious beach walks, seafood feasts and company. A wonderful first visit to Cornwall". January 2013.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Portloe in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath with hand shower, basin and WC. En-suite shower room in Bedroom 1 with Aqualisa power shower, basin and loo. There is a further Shower room with Aqualisa power shower, basin and WC on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is the master-double bedded with en-suite shower and windows to Corfingle's garden. Bedroom 2 is a double with windows to garden and stream. Bedroom 3 is a twin with windows to the courtyard. Bedroom 4 has a single bed with courtyard window.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is upside down to make the most of the beautiful views across the village, out to sea and to the Coastal Path and out towards the Dodman Point. There is a landline telephone for local calls and 4G mobile signal is available for those with a pressing need to stay in touch. BT WiFi is available with 2 range extenders within the Cottage. Outside: Farm Cottage has a large rectangular courtyard with two barns with ample space for wet suits, boats, canoes etc. In the main barn there is a second fridge freezer and a tumble dryer. The main barn is used as a boat store and also contains fire wood, coal and charcoal as well as buckets and spades, sun loungers, fishing rods, outdoor furniture etc. The sunny courtyard and slate patio invites ball games, sun lounging and outdoor dining. There is also a Basket Ball hoop. Beside the stream at one end of the courtyard beside the house, the slate patio is equipped with wooden tables and chairs. A slate charcoal BBQ is built into the wall and is available for our guests use. A fish smoker with sawdust is also available for the successful fisherman to smoke the catch. Access to the house through the ground stable door. Outdoor lights to patio, balcony and courtyard for sundowers and candlelight dining. Plenty of tea lights and spare candles are provided for guests use.There is always wine and beer in the fridge and fizz in the barn, but please replace what you use. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Window onto courtyard below. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are supplied and are changed each week. Farm Cottage is cleaned once a week. Other: The Sun Room has a sofa, flat screen TV with Apple TV on Wi-Fi, Freeview with record and access to catch up. facility. Cupboard with games and toys. Pleasant views to neighbouring gardens, courtyard, coastal path and out to the Dodman. A sunny room to play, read & watch TV


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Large Traditional Cornish Stone Cottage In Portloe Village
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Charming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the house and were brave enough (to the shock of the locals) to be swimming in the harbour daily and leaping off the harbour wall. The variable weather presented us with some brisk coastal walks and also some time to enjoy drinks on the patio. The house is very well provisioned and comfortable - perfect for all weathers, and was a great size for our party of 7 (ages 5 – 73!). Whilst there are no local shops within walking distance, it really is just a short drive away to the local shops and surrounding areas and the charming country lanes make the drive worthwhile and lots to do within a 20-30 minute drive. St Mawes, Falmouth, Truro and the Lost Gardens of Heligan were all within an easy distance – otherwise there is a regular bus service in the village, albeit we didn’t use it, it operated regularly. The locals are lovely and are happy to have a chat in the middle of lane, a marked difference coming from suburban London! Whilst there is sufficient space for two or three cars, as per other reviewers, a wide or long car will be tricky to park – ours suffering from a couple of scrapes on the wheels and body. It was a wonderful week away and I suspect Portloe will be just as charming in winter as it was in summer!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely and full review that I think others will find most informative. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at Farm Cottage and made such good use of all that Portloe and the Roseland and surrounding area has to offer. We would be most pleased to welcome you all back next year.
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Five star holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked house with everything you need for a great family holiday. No downsides, nice pub just up the road.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Farm Cottage. I'm so glad you had a good time and found everything to your liking and even managed To find time to visit our much loved local pub - The Ship Inn. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back next year.
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Farm Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Whilst the weather was not always good, the accommodation was ideal for our needs. The location of Portloe also had its own charm giving us a memorable week.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your warm review. I can only apologise for the weather not being what it should be in early August. We are glad you made the most of it and enjoyed Farm Cottage and Portloe so much in spite of the weather. We look forward to your return.
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Gorgeous little village with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The property is great and minutes walk to the harbour and 2 great pubs. It has everything you could want in it and is perfectly located.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Farm Cottage and Portloe. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found time to visit the local pubs. We look forward to your return. Enjoy your summer.
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Great for beach dwellers, walkers and shopaholic

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Farm cottage and felt immediately at home. Our party of 7 had an age range from 7 to 75 years and yet everybody felt happy there: toys for the youngster, games (providing many happy evening hours), amazon fire access, books for teenagers and adults alike. Thanks to the fabulous weather the television was rarely used. We visited Portscatho (loved the picture galleries), Falmouth (nice variety of shops) and Newquay, all of which have fantastic beaches often with nearby cafe's. Our favourite were the Lost Gardens of Heligan - beautiful drive from the cottage too, if you like small lanes. This cottage is in a picturesque spot, provides plenty to do for beach dwellers, active adventurers, runners and walkers, connoisseurs of the fine arts as well as shopaholics. You could stay there for a month and not run out of things to do.

The cottage is immaculate and the service from the home owner and care taker is fast, helpful and very friendly.

We had a Toyota Verso and even a bigger car would manage to get into the car park, but a good co-pilot is a bonus.

Also a good place to stay if you are a Rosamunde Pilcher fan, plenty of filming locations within short driving distance.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such an lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Farm Cottage and Portloe and the surrounding area as much as we do. Please come back soon and tell all your friends as we like sharing our home with lovely families.
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lovely cottage in a stunning environment

  • 5 of 5

Farm cottage is a very well equipped, lovely cottage for people who love to walk and enjoy the rough Cornwall coast. We stayed with 5 in the cottage so had plenty of space with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Access to the parking space is very tight however there is a village parking at 200m from the cottage with plenty of space. Portloe is a pearl along the coast for people who enjoy the rough coast and at less then an hour distance from Eden project, the lost gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the castle of St Mawes, all worth a visit. We definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Train
12 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Motorway
90 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The Lugger Hotel
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Carne Beach
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Portloe is very popular for those wishing to walk the coastal paths; for fishing from the harbour and rocks - and also for boating and canoeing. A small harbour fee is payable to help maintain and insure our harbour. Farm Cottage has plenty of storage space for boats and canoes for those who wish to come well equipped. Extra life jackets can be borrowed from the owners by request. Fishing rods and lines can by borrowed by request.


100 metres to Portloe Harbour. Three miles to Carne Beach. Two and a half miles to Portholland Beaches. Portloe is on the Roseland peninsula which is world famous for its beautiful scenery, boating and safe sandy beaches.


Newquay Airport (St. Mawgan) is 45 minutes drive. St Austell and Truro mainline railway stations are both a half hour drive. Local bus services pass through Portloe.


St Mawes is 9 miles. Truro is 12 miles. Falmouth with the National Maritime Museum is 20 miles. The Eden Project is 15 miles. St Austell is 12 miles. The Tate St Ives is an hour's drive. National Trust Gardens at Trelissick is forty minutes drive. Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey are half an hour drive. Nare Hotel is 3 miles.

Further Details:

The nearest local shop is in Veryan - 2 miles away. Petrol station is also 2 miles away at Bessy Beneath - with good shop. Portscatho has a well stocked supermarket and excellent local Butcher (AR Day of Portscatho) Artist Colony and local art galleries. Fresh Crabs and Lobsters and locally caught fish and fresh fruit and vegetables are available from Curgurrell Farm at Rosevine on the way to Porstcatho. Good tennis courts are available locally in Veryan at the Sports and Social Club. Access to the tennis courts can be made available by advance request or by visiting the Veryan Stores. For more information, please visit the Veryan Tennis club web site.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Portloe, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
13 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season Autumn
2 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The booking week starts on Friday. Deposit of 50% on acceptance of booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before the holiday period commences. Payment by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred changeover day but on occasions will be flexible depending on the season and occupancy.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for a standard 7 day stay. If you are seeking a shorter stay, or a long stay outside peak season - or have a small group - please let us know and we will send you a quotation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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