Hillside Cottage


Hillside Cottage is a delightful, extended fisherman's cottage in the Square in Portscatho which now offers spacious accommodation, open-plan living, a garden, and dedicated parking space, suitable for a small or medium sized car.

The cottage is perfectly positioned in Portscatho and has an abundance of amenities on the doorstep. You could abandon the car here for the duration and enjoy all that this area has to offer all within short walking distance, from beaches, the harbour, coastal walks, local pub, shops and restaurants. The beautiful village of Portscatho has something to offer to everyone. There are a plethora of fantastic coastal walks on the Roseland with dramatic promontories, ...

secluded coves, crashing waves and golden beaches. The local shop is 2 doors up the hill and is superbly stocked with a huge range of local and fresh produce, an instore bakery, and a wide range of beer and wine.

Ground floor: Enter into kitchen with table, chairs and fully fitted units and appliances. Door to the living, dining room with comfortable seating, table and chairs, porch leads to front door. Staircase to first floor.
First floor: Landing with doors to: Master bedroom with 4'6" double bed and single pull out futon. en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Family bathroom with WC and hand basin. Twin bedroom with 2'6" zip and link beds that can be made up as a 5' double.
Outside: There is a small terraced garden with outside table, chairs and BBQ and a parking space for 1 car.

The Facilities

  • 3D tour

  • Street view

  • Floor plan

  • Useful information

    Friday change overs during the season
    Electricity, heating, bed linen, and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach towels.
    A security deposit of £250 will be pre-authorised on your credit / debit card.
    No Dogs.
    No smoking inside the property.
  • Facilities and Services

    Electric central heating system with radiators and the wood-burning stove in the living room.
    Electric oven and hob, combined fridge & freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, and toaster.
    Washing machine.
    SMART TVs in the living room with catch-up TV channels.
    Unlimited WiFi.
    Zip and link twin can be made as a double.
    Single futon chair in the master bedroom can be made up as a single bed..
    Hgh chair available on request.
  • Parking and Accessibility

    There is a dedicated parking space to the rear of the property with a footpath around the garden and 11 steps down to the patio and kitchen door, there is level access from the front of the cottage with 2 steps up to the threshold.
    Inside is level with a standard staircase to the first floor.


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Map & Local Area

Portscatho lies in the South-westerly corner of Gerrans Bay on the Roseland peninsula. The East-facing cove affords shelter from the prevailing sou-westerly winds and this meant it was ideal as a base for the pilchard fleets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is still, although on a much smaller scale, an active fishing port today. The same shelter makes for safe swimming and its proximity to many fine sandy beaches means it’s a family favorite the village centre you’ll find several shops including a decent grocery/off licence as well as the now standard galleries and gift shops. The ...

Plume of Feathers pub serves up St Austell Ales and good pub grub.

Above Portscatho lies the village of Gerrans - only a five minute walk up the hill. Another decent pub, the Royal Standard can be found here. The mediaeval church that stands opposite has served as an invaluable landmark to generations of local fishermen.

As in many coastal communties a red-painted world war two mine stands above the harbour as a collection box for mariners charities. However adjacent to the one in Portscatho stands a unique memorial plinth dedicated to the 26,380 servicemen who lost their lives in the Burma war but who have no known resting place. Take the cliff path North out of Portscatho and in under twenty minutes you’ll be standing on the beautiful Porthcurnick beach. At low tide, Porthcurnick has acres of flat sand, perfect for games of cricket but you might have to wade a fair way to get a decent swim!. It is a National Trust owned beach and toilet facilities are available. Further east still are Carne beach and Pendower beach which at low tide join to form an even bigger expanse of sand where dogs are allowed all year round.

The Roseland Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is known for its stunning coastline, hidden coves, sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs. The area is home to many charming villages, each with its own unique character and history. One of the most popular beaches on the Roseland Peninsula is Porthcurnick Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the coast. The beach is popular with families and is a great place for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking, and the Hidden Hut offers a fantastic opportunity for first-class catering and awesome "feast nights" all while overlooking the beach. Be sure to book the feast nights on the Hidden Huts social media pages.

For those who enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path passes through St Mawes and offers stunning views of the coastline and the sea. The Roseland Peninsula is also home to many scenic countryside trails and footpaths, offering visitors the chance to explore the area's natural beauty on foot.

The Roseland Peninsula is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Cornwall. Whether you are interested in history, culture, nature, or outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. For more information about St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, visit the local tourist information centre, where friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you plan your visit.
Portscatho is just 5 miles away from St Mawes which is a charming village located on the east bank of the Fal River, and is one of the most popular destinations on the Roseland Peninsula. The village is known for its narrow streets, beautiful harbour, and stunning views of the river and the surrounding countryside. The village is home to several art galleries, shops, and restaurants, as well as a range of water-based activities, such as sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. One of the most iconic local landmarks is St Mawes Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by Henry VIII to defend the coast against French invasion. The castle is now open to the public and offers breathtaking views of the river and the sea. There are 2 beaches in the village, both are family-friendly, Summers Beach is just passed The Idle Rocks Hotel and Tavern Beach which is nestled under the world-renowned, Tresanton Hotel. St Mawes is a haven for watersports, it is a vibrant yachting anchorage and the sheltered waters are just perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking and dinghy sailing.