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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.
The combination of cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches linked by many miles of footpath, gives a fantastic variety of walking routes and a wealth of wildlife to discover.
Take a closer look at seabirds from the nearby bird hide, including fulmars as they glide across the vertical rock faces. You may also spot shags congregating on the low rock near the lighthouse and grey seals on the rocks at the tide falls.
For a quieter pace sit back and relax outside the cottage and enjoy the panoramic views of St Mawes, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads.
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.
Heating: Night storage heating and convector heating included.
Parking: There is parking space next to the cottage.
Garden: There is an open garden with lovely views shared with the other two cottages. There is wooden bench outside the cottage on the veranda under cover from which to enjoy the scenery.
Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
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.
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!