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When the National Trust bought St Anthony Head in 1959, some of the more unsightly military installations were removed, but it kept the substantial stone-built officer's quarters and converted them into holiday accommodation. The property occupies a spectacular position on top of the headland on the Roseland peninsula with far-reaching views.
Both Captain's Quarter and nearby The Major's Quarter have been adapted in some way for wheelchair users and there is a reasonably level tarmac path from the cottages to an observation point to enjoy the panoramic views of St Anthony Head itself.
The villages of Gerrans and Portscatho, and the summer ferry to St Mawes from Place, are not far away, but with views like these, you may never want to leave.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Garden: There is an open garden with lovely views shared with the other two cottages. There is a wooden bench outside the cottage on the undercover veranda where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.
Parking: There is parking for all three cottages at either end of the row of cottages. The parking area is level and reasonably firm.
Accessibility: This cottage has been adapted for guests with additional needs. Modifications include a ramped access to the front door, accessible plugs and light switches, sliding internal doors, lever taps, grab rails in bathroom, adjustable height shower with folding seat and a bath.
Offers: For any 2 night starting on a Friday, or 3 night starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.
Logs/ Charcoal: Environmentally friendly briquettes can be purchased at the time of booking or whilst at the cottages for use on the fire.
Cycle Hire: This can be arranged through Explorer Cycle Hire either before your stay or locally.
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 youâ€™ll be set for life!