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In the heart of the hamlet of Bohortha stands this former dame school, a simple historic building now converted into a comfortable single-storey cottage featuring a splendid Regency Gothic window. The front garden has wonderful views over fields to the sea, and beyond across Gerrans Bay. This is a cosy little romantic getaway in a glorious location. Also nearby on the edge of the village is a larger property Bohurrow Farm Cottage.
An ideal base for those who want to get out and explore the cliffs, creeks, estuaries, headlands, woods and beaches which are linked by many miles of footpaths, giving a fantastic variety of walking routes. This area of countryside has a wealth of wildlife to discover and stunning landscape guaranteed to revitalise the soul.
Not far away the tip of the Roseland peninsula St Anthony Head offers panoramic views of St Mawes, Falmouth and the Carrick Roads. Or take a closer look at seabirds from the 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.
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: Parking is directly outside the cottage.
Garden: The front garden has a picnic table and views over fields to the sea and beyond, across Gerrans Bay.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
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!