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4 listed cottages on the Roseland peninsular. Dogs welcome. Moorings & dinghy park. - Place Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Place Lodge

Upstairs there is a sweet double bedroom with 5' bed, and smaller twin room with 3' beds and a bathroom with wc.

Downstairs there is a single bedroom, with room for a cot of put up bed.

Entrance hall, and pretty, light sitting room with a small Victorian fireplace, with sofas and chair, lamps and ceiling light.

Spacious kitchen/diner, sitting 8 in comfort.

Cloakroom/shower room with wc.

The original back door leads out onto a completely walled and secluded courtyard which has rambling roses all round the walls and catches the sun all day.

Beside the cottage is a hard standing for 2 cars. On the other side of this is a lawn, large enough for children to play and kick a ball around.

Place Lodge is 50 yards from the slipway and dinghy park and has 3 footpaths in easy reach.

Full central heating and underfloor heating in the shower room. Carpets upstairs and downstairs the original, polished, floorboards.

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About the property


The 4 listed properties of St Anthony in Roseland Cottages are all on the Place estate, on the beautiful Roseland peninsular and within walking distance of each other and the sea. In fact, apart from the 200 yards where the peninsular joins the mainland, the estate is entirely surrounded by the sea.

For groceries and pub, the nearest village is Gerrans, 3 miles up the road. Or, take the Place ferry to St Mawes for more shops and restaurants. This lands at Totties steps, which is easily accessible on foot from all 4 cottages, or park your car at the slipway.

Meadow House, sleeping 6/7 and Barton Bothy, sleeping 4/5, are on the farm and are approached along a drive off the road to St Anthony lighthouse. From both these cottages you can walk straight from the front door to three beaches along private farm track or coastal footpaths, where no cars will be met other than those belonging to the farm or estate. To walk to the nearest beaches takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Place Lodge and Lavender are about 50 yards and 100 yards respectively from the slipway and dinghy park, with miles of footpaths from the door.

Within easy reach are many famous gardens, such as The Lost Garden of Heligan and Trelissick, and of course the wonderful Eden project is just 40 minutes drive away.

Dogs are welcome in all the cottages.

Place Lodge, sleeping 5/6. Downstairs, small entrance hall and a pretty sitting room with Victorian fireplace. Tall, leaded windows let in all the afternoon and evening sunlight. Next door is a spacious kitchen diner seating 8 in comfort. Back hall, leading off which is a single bedroom, which has room for a put up bed or cot, and a cloakroom/shower with loo. Upstairs, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with loo. Outside, sunny, walled terrace with rambling roses catches the sun all day. Garden table and chairs. Lawn, large enough to kick a ball around. Hardstanding for 2 cars one behind the other.

Lavender Cottage, sleeping 2, built of Cornish stone, is our doll's house, converted from the garden potting shed, is on the corner of the Place walled garden. Ground floor, kitchen/diner with French doors onto terrace. The front door is the old original stable door and leads straight into the little sitting room with fireplace. Upstairs, bathroom with loo, shower over bath, small double bedroom, 4' bed with just room for a cot. Small terrace which is a secret and sheltered sun trap. Terrace is given privacy from the walled garden by a hurdle fence, leaning over which is an old fig tree and apple tree. A door leads through the garden wall to a car space off the road.

These 2 cottages are approximately 50 and 100 yards respectively from the slipway and dinghy park.

Up on the farm, are the other 2 cottages:

Meadow House sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, and 9 with put up bed and double sofa bed in sitting room. There is an extra charge for more than 7 guests, see tariff. Attractive, comfortable house with views from all the bedrooms. Very quiet and peaceful. Ground floor has spacious living room with fireplace, conservatory, kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom/shower/loo. Upstairs, 2 double bedrooms, 1 en-suite bathroom with loo, 1 family bathroom with loo, 2 further twin bedrooms. Outside, large fenced in lawn, terrace with chairs and table.

Barton Bothy sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms and 5 with put up bed. Semi-detached but totally secluded from the main farmhouse in which Nicky lives. This cosy cottage has lovely views. Ground floor, glassed in porch, for wellies and wet dogs etc., kitchen/diner leading into sitting room with large open fireplace. Upstairs, large double bedroom with basin, small twin bedroom, bathroom with loo, shower over bath. Outside, fenced in lawn and paved patio, table and chairs. Parking for one car, further parking very nearby.

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Property Manager
Miranda Forrester
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Miranda Forrester

The Spry Grant-Dalton family has owned the Place Estate with its church and family home for over 400 years (the church is now owned by the Church Conservation Trust). The first estate cottage was converted to a holiday let over 35 years ago, by our mother and father.

The cottage business is now run by us 2 sisters. Nicola who lives on site in Barton Farm House, and looks after the guests and the cottages, and Miranda, who deals with all the bookings and requests for information from her home in Warwickshire.

Why Miranda Forrester chose Gerrans

This is a magical and wonderful part of Cornwall which The Sunday Times once described as ‘a world where native oysters lie concealed by seaweed and sailing times are dictated by tides that creep silently along shallow creeks’. Its safe, sandy beaches are great places to build dams and sandcastles. The walks are breathtaking with rare birds often visiting , and deer, badgers, otters, herons, buzzards, sparrow hawks, peregrine falcons, barn owls, bats are all resident. In the spring, bluebells carpet the woods and the hedgerows are filled with wild flowers.

The area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and heritage coastline.

There are miles of coastal footpaths from your doorstep and all with spectacular views.

Swimming in the crystal clear sea is a wonderful experience

Our grown up sons still don't think there is a better place for a holiday. So many, many happy memories.

What makes this cottage unique

The 4 cottages are all set within easy walking distance of the sea on a small, private estate.

No car necessary for walks, or visits to the beach.

Children are happy to spend hours crabbing from the slipway or messing around in boats in Place Pool.

For guests with larger boats we can provide a mooring, or for smaller boats we have a private dinghy park.

The cottages are relaxed cosy and comfortable, and we won't worry if your children walk into a cottage with sandy feet, or your dogs wander in and out.

In the cooler months you can snuggle up in front of a log fire after a day out walking or exploring the area. And in the summer what better than a swim in the crystal clear sea before cooking a freshly caught mackerel on the barbeque.

Available Rentals

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Arrival time after 3.00pm
Departure by 10.00am

The cottage sleeps 5/6 - no extra guests.

Notes on prices:
Prices exclude electricity/heating. Meters are read in each cottage at the start and end of the holiday and guests pay their account before leaving.
Wood: On arrival the log basked and woodd shed are full of wood and a couple of days supply of kindling is provided. There will be an extra charge if more wood is required.

If guests wish, linen and towels can be provided and beds made up for arrival for £20.00 per bed, per week.


Accommodation and facilities for Place Lodgein Gerrans in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • At end of stay we expect saucepans to be left clean, oven wiped, carpets hoovered. Not spotless, just clean and tidy.
  • Please let us know if you have an extra guest. We do not allow guests to use their own camp beds. sleeping bags and tents for extra visitors.
  • Bitches in season not allowed. Dogs must be treated for fleas. Dogs should not be left in the cottage on their own. We expect owners to be responsible
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs loo and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , There is room for a put up bed or cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , only 1 bed useable if cot in room. Space on landing for cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the cottages are equipped with Electric cooker Microwave oven Fridge freezer Dishwasher Washing machine TV with DVD player Barbeque Garden table and chairs We can provide cots and high chairs Outside: All the cottages have gardens as well as patios, apart from Lavender which only has a terrace. Each cottage is supplied with garden furniture, including a table and chairs and barbeque. Each cottage has off road parking A deep water or tidal mooring in Place Pool can be arranged for a small fee. Sailing dinghies and tenders can be kept on the dinghy park, also for a small fee. Boats can be launched from the slipway, but there is a width limitation, so very large boats should be launhed elsewhere.


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Place Lodge
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

"Peaceful" surroundings and pleasant accommodation

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay at Place Lodge. A few niggles with the accommodation; the DVD player was temperamental and the electric hob had random temperature control.

The setting was beautiful and we enjoyed use of the jetty and proximity to water.

Our main criticism was that we were not informed about a wedding that took place on Saturday night in the adjacent property. We arrived after 2 days travelling from Scotland to a wedding marquee and a PA system that kept us up until 2am. If we had known in advance we could have made alternative arrangements, perhaps booked a different property. I understand the need to maximise profit during the summer months, but this put a real damper on the start of our holiday particularly as we had no idea whether there would be other events during the week.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
nearest pub in Portscatho
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
foot ferry to St Mawes from Totties Steps
Nearest Train
18 Miles
St Austell
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
in St Mawes
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Beaches are all within walking distance
Car: necessary


The main beaches are all a short walk from the cottages. Cellars beach is on the flat, and children love it, this goes out to mud at low tide. Molunnan is accessible by boat, or a short and easy climb down the rocks and is sandy even at low tide. Porthbeor beach is accessible by boat and has wonderful rock pools. Towan beach is a National Trust beach, is sandy and easy to reach, a few minutes drive from the cottages and is popular with families and dog walkers.


Car is essential to get to the property, but while there all shopping could be done by using the local foot ferry.

Nearest airport is Newquay: 27 miles

Nearest station is St Austell: 19 miles - 1st Great Western from Paddington station, London

From channel port, Dover: 340 miles, 6 hours approx


Portscatho 3 miles

St Mawes 8 miles or 20 minutes by foot ferry

King Harry Ferry 7 miles

Truro 17 miles

Eden Project 18 miles

The Lost Gardens of Heligan 15 miles

Lands End 55 miles

Minack Theatre 55 miles

Further Details:

St Mawes is a very pretty fishing village which attracts many overseas and local yachtsman, and has several good pubs and restaurants, including The Tresanton, Idle Rocks, Victory Inn and Rising Sun. It also has a small supermarket, bakery, butcher, bank and post office. A foot ferry runs every 30 minutes, for most of the year, from Place to St Mawes.

Portscatho, 3 miles up the lane, has a pub, a good independent village shop selling fresh bread, pastries and pasties and an excellent butcher and a post office.

Within easy reach are many famous gardens, including Caerhayes Castle, Trelissick, Trewithen, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Walking: The area attracts people who love walking and getting away from it all. The South West Coast path follows the coast, and the walking is fairly easy.

Boating: Moorings and dinghy park available. Also boat storage and launching slipway.