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Towan Cottage


Roseland, Cornwall

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This cosy cottage is in an enviable location and features a woodburning stove in the living area. It can be booked on its own for up to three guests or combined with next door Porth Farm House for a larger party of up to eight adults which then provides an ideal solution for a family get together or a group of friends who want to stay on the coast. Just a short walk away is Porth Barn, a spacious cottage sleeping up to six guests and further down a narrow track is Penhaligon's, a perfect, romantic retreat for two.

The partially enclosed garden at the rear of the cottage has outside seating to enjoy these lovely surroundings. Towan beach is a five minute walk away along the footpath and children will love exploring the rock pools at nearby Porthcurnick beach at low tide. If it's an old fashioned beach holiday you are after then Porth is the spot.

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 sit back and enjoy the spectacular views from nearby St Anthony Head and everything 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
Entrance via kitchen, hall, combined sitting/dining room with solid fuel stove.
First floor
Landing, two bedrooms (1 x double, 5' bed and 1 x single, 3' bed), shower room
Visitor notes

Children: As the cottage is on the side of the road the gate should be kept shut at all times to keep younger children safe.

Towan Cottage is next door to Porth Farm House and has an inter connecting door that can be unlocked if booking both cottages together. Please notify the holidays team if you would like this door unlocked.

Heating: Electric radiators and night storage/convector heating is provided.

Parking: There is parking for one car approximately 25 metres away alongside Porth Farm House.

Garden: Enclosed garden with outside seating and a barbeque at the rear of the cottage.

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.

Local suppliers: Cornish Rock Tors and Explorer Bike Hire.

Please note: The garden is overlooked by Porth Farm House.

The garden is enclosed however any energetic dogs should be kept under control.

Hazards for children
Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Beach Nearby
  • Coast Nearby
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge


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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  • Eden Project
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • ferry services from St Mawes to Falmouth
  • Truro and Trelissick.
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Watersports
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

  • Mr Brown
    • February 2017
    • Somerset
    Made enjoyable..

    The quiet. The proximity of the beach. Sunrise from the staircase window. The birds. The wind on the beach during Storm Doris.

  • Mr Wade
    • November 2016
    • Kent
    Nicely refurbished

    Towan cottage was nicely refurbished. We recently (30 Oct) took friends and family to visit the St Margaret's lighthouse (close to where we live). We enjoyed a relaxing time in the restaurant, a fascinating and detailed guided tour of the building and I bought a picture from the shop! It is a pity that it is not open for some weekends in winter. But at least I can go to the shop and restaurant at Langdon cliffs.

  • Anonymous
    • October 2016
    • Unknown
    Made enjoyable....

    The proximity to the beach. The SILENCE !!!!! The view from the bedroom and the afternoon sun on the bed. The location, the house, the interiors, the facilities were splendid and NT cottages are always furnished in a subtle and adequate way. NT for me means quality.

  • Mrs Andrews
    • September 2016
    • Bath
    Beautiful spot!

    Beautiful spot at Towan Cottage.

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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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