A QUIET CORNER OF CORNWALL

PUBLISHED: 16:27 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 30 August 2017

Discover the glories of the Roseland Peninsula, writes Kayleigh Hardy from Cornwall’s Classic Cottages...

On a small south coast peninsula in Cornwall lies the glorious green gem of the Roseland. This undisturbed landscape is reminiscent of days gone by; think Swallows and Amazons or The Railway Children (without the railway) and you’re pretty much there. The villages on this stretch of Cornwall attract a regular set of visitors who love the friendly community and beautiful beaches.

St Mawes is the largest village in the area. From sailing to walking, you can try your hand at almost any watersport. History junkies will love a trip to St Mawes castle at the mouth of the Fal River. And foodies have an excellent choice when it comes to restaurants: the Idle Rocks attracts a plethora of celebrity visitors with its sophisticated dishes and cocktail menu and the Watch House restaurant offers up traditional Cornish dishes using local produce: think moules frites and local steaks. Carn Tommen is a private haven on one of St Mawes most exclusive roads. Have breakfast in bed and gaze at the stunning views while you consider where you might go today.

Scattered along the south coast, the villages of the Roseland offer up wonderful local produce, family friendly restaurants and pubs and even a cookery school. The Cornwall in a Day course with the Philleigh Way Cookery School () teaches visitors how to make the perfect pasty and throws in scones and clotted cream along the way too.

But the most exciting place to go is Portscatho. The up and coming area is split into Gerrans at the top and Portscatho down by the sea. The two seamlessly blend together creating one community. Local businesses make the most of their interesting surroundings, renovating and rejuvenating to attract more visitors each year. Tatams was renovated from being an old public toilet block into a thriving café and pizza bar in the evening. With the perfect sea view, it’s an ideal spot to go for a morning coffee break or to stop by on a summer’s evening, dangle your legs in the water and enjoy a slice of cheesy goodness.

Stay in the beautiful Victoria House to experience life in Portscatho. Retaining much of its original character, the property has beautiful views from both sitting rooms and a terrace at the front of the house. Take meals al fresco with a view of Gerrans Bay before wandering down to Portscatho beach for a paddle in the crystal clear waters. Discover a new part of Cornwall, slightly off the beaten track. You won’t be disappointed.

Classic Cottages are the holiday cottage specialists for the South and West. Originally founded in 1977, Classic Cottages has spent the last 40 years paving the way within the industry, combining the highest level of service with passion and local expertise. With all of Classic’s cottages meeting exacting standards, we want every guest to sit back, relax and say wow’ as soon as they step into a holiday cottage.

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