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You cannot get much picture-postcard-prettier than Penhaligon's. This dreamy thatched cottage is tucked away in leafy seclusion down a narrow track near Porth Farm House and Porth Barn. Surely the ultimate romantic hideaway, you could happily spend your holiday without setting foot beyond the privacy of the old cottage and its little garden.

The delights of Towan Beach are just five minutes walk from the cottage and a perfect place to relax. The combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches linked by many miles of footpath, gives a fantastic variety of walking routes. Pick your route to suit your mood, as well as the weather! For a slower pace visit St Anthony Head and enjoy the spectacular views of St Mawes, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads and everything else the Roseland peninsula has to offer.

Close by is the village of Portscatho; during the 18th and 19th Centuries it was an ideal base for the pilchard fleets, it’s still a fishing port today but on a much smaller scale. Here you will find several shops, restaurants and pubs along with art galleries.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Sitting/dining room with solid-fuel stove, kitchen.
First floor
Double bedroom (with 5' bed) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Children: There is a rough path and uneven steps to this cottage with a drop to one side making it unsuitable for young children.

Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.

Parking: There is a parking space along the track a short distance from the cottage.

Garden – There is a picnic table in the garden. The garden is grassy with a patio area and surrounded by woodland.

Accessibility: Please note that there is a rough path and uneven steps to this cottage with a drop to one side making it unsuitable for young children and guests with impaired mobility.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer are a combined washer/dryer.

Telephone: There is no mobile telephone signal at this holiday cottage. The nearest pay phone is in Gerrans village 2 miles away.

Logs/Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Hazards for children
Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287
  • Hazards for children


Things to see and do nearby

A magnolia blooming at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall © Stephen Robson

Cornwall may be steeped in Celtic history yet it also offers the uncomplicated joy of a day spent by the sea. From the picture-box charms of the villages and towns of St Ives, Polzeath and Port Isaac to the raw natural beauty of the coast, one trip to this part of the world is often just the start of many more. Remember to pack some good walking boots and you will be set for life!

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place to visit
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  • Fishing
  • walking
  • water sports.
National Trust places to visit
Trelissick Garden
Trelissick Garden Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants
Glendurgan Garden
Glendurgan Garden Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre
Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool
Penrose Wooded country around Cornwall's largest natural lake and dramatic coastal scenery
Trerice Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and delightful garden
The Lizard and Kynance Cove
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove Dramatic and historic stretch of Cornish coast


Comments from past visitors

  • Thornton
    • April 2016
    • ...
    Romantic cottage with beach on the doorstep

    A secluded romantic cottage with the sea, beach and walks on the doorstep. Places to visit within 20 mile radius made our stay enjoyable.

  • Anonymous
    • March 2016
    • ...
    Perfect location

    The cottage was in a perfect location. So tranquil, just what we needed. Being the off season, it felt like we had the whole area to ourselves which was such a treat. Coming back to our cozy cottage after a day of walking along the coast was perfection, relaxing in front of the fire with a cuppa and a book. We'd be back to Penhaligon in a heartbeat.

  • Stevens
    • November 2015
    • ...
    Very romantic cottage

    We really enjoyed our stay at Penhaligon's - it was in a beautiful location and as described. A very romantic cottage, the perfect location to get away from it all. As usual, a great standard of furnishings and the local information folder was invaluable.

  • Elizabeth Hall
    • June 2015
    • USA
    Magical place

    Excellent NT staff at our location. The NT staff assisted us with queries re local wifi connections, recyclying rules, etc. We have stayed at this cottage more than a half dozen times, including our honeymoon 17 years ago. We love the quiet, the access to Towan Beach and the coastal path. A magical place.

  • Malcolm McNulty
    • May 2015
    • Gloucestershire
    Made special by:

    Peaceful, sheltered spot in unspoilt area, with beautiful beaches, wonderful coastal/riverside walks and delightful villages within easy walking distance from the front door. All needs catered for with care and thought. Neat, tidy, simple, homely, comfortable accommodation.

  • Stamford Cartwright
    • February 2015
    • Britain
    Wonderful position

    Very well prepared cottage Wonderful position

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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