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Nestled in the pretty fishing village of Portloe on the South Cornish coast, this darling escape for six is a wonderful seaside getaway overlooking the delightful harbour. Light, bright interiors offer stylish, laid-back charm, whilst you're also just a 100-yard walk to the harbour and great places to eat. Set in the heart of the Roseland peninsula, you're surrounded by some of the most beautiful coastline Cornwall has to offer with plenty of things to see and do, whether it's coastal walks, subtropical gardens, excellent eateries or swimming in crystal clear waters.

Lower occupancy discount

A special lower occupancy rate applies at Fable, the discount for up to 4 guests is 20%. Please note that only two bedrooms will be available for you at this rate, the other bedroom is excluded. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491.


The open plan living space can be found on the top floor, where vaulted ceilings, masses of windows and gorgeous décor has created a peaceful, serene escape boasting wonderful sea views. Bi-fold windows at the far end of the room can be pulled back on warmer days to let the blissful sea breezes in, whilst the Cocoon bio-fuel burner adds a cosy ambience. We just love the opulent teal velvet sofas, whilst the smooth wooden floor is just a dream to walk on.


Towards the back of the house on the top floor you'll find the kitchen, a sleek, contemporary space in which to prepare epic feasts and on-the-hoof snacks. With quartz worktops, grey cabinets and Smeg appliances, this is just a dream to cook in. With underfloor heating too, things will be fabulously snug and cosy around the large oak dining table for six - the perfect setting for decadent dinner parties.


There are three stunning bedrooms to choose from, two of which can be found on the middle level. The master bedroom is a beautifully bright, light and tranquil room boasting three windows, all with sea views. The king size bed is super-comfy, just made for long lie-ins and breakfast in bed. The second bedroom with double bed is super romantic and has an en suite. The third bedroom can be found on the ground floor and is a delightfully cosy double with gorgeous mustard-colour headboard.


There's a fabulous bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower. The en suite has a gorgeously deep free-standing tub for two. Both have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy and underfloor heating for extra cosiness.


Between the 1st October to the 31st May there is on-street parking on the road Fable is located on. This is subject to spaces on the road being available in the usual way, of course. Between June to September, you'll find parking in the nearby village car park, which is only a very short walk away (3 to 4 minutes), and has an honesty box for any parking donations.

Babies and children

Babies and children are welcome at Fable, but please bring your own equipment.


One small, well-behaved dog is welcome at Fable. We charge £35 per week or short break. Please note that there is no garden at Fable.


Fable has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

Portloe is a gorgeous little village and is one of the prettiest spots on the Roseland Peninsula. The Ship Inn, a 17th century pub, is just a short walk from Fable and ideal for drinks and a spot to eat. The Lugger Hotel is another 17th century inn, also within a short walk, offering excellent local produce and the freshest of fish. With the Roseland on your doorstep there's plenty to see and do - make sure to try the culinary delights of The Hidden Hut at Portcurnick beach, whist if you carry on, you'll find Portscatho, a lovely seaside village, and St Mawes - a great spot for some lunch at either The Idle Rocks or the Tresanton, both of which are excellent with views over the harbour. From here you can catch the ferry across to the bustling seaside town of Falmouth for great shops and the must-visit Maritime Museum. Garden-lovers will enjoy Trelissick Gardens near the King Harry Ferry or The Lost Gardens of Heligan, whilst if you need a spot of city life, head to Truro with its wide selection of independent shops, impressive cathedral and great restaurants.

Contemporary chic, this seaside sojourn with jaw-dropping sea views is a must for those wanting a peaceful, idyllic getaway.

At a glance

From £1,004 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Family friendly

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Picturesque village setting

Short drive to beaches

Stone's throw from the sea

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Fable:

House was comfortable and homely and decorated to a high spec. Loved the bi folding windows with sea views

Beautiful house and lovely setting. Looking out at the sea from the sofa was so relaxing.

Beautiful views. Well kitted out. Fantastic base to explore surrounding area

Outstanding base to explore a really beautiful part of Cornwall. Peaceful, comfortable with picture book views- what more could we ask?

Fabulous location in an unspoilt (little known) Cornish fishing village. A truly all year round property with that ever changing view from the top floor lounge.

Superbly kept and friendly owners

Exceptionally high end, definitely a boutique retreat.

If you’re looking for amazing accommodation in a beautiful (and quiet) location, then look no further. Fable is wonderfully located - you can explore the Roseland Coast, go North to Padstow or South to St. Ives from here.....we managed to keep two teenagers happy for a week (and the internet is good too - which was an unexpected bonus). It’s just a fabulous cottage......

'Exceptionally high end, definitely a boutique retreat' - August 2020

'Beautiful location in a lovely quiet village' - August 2020

'If you’re looking for amazing accommodation in a beautiful (and quiet) location, then look no further. Fable is wonderfully located - you can explore the Roseland Coast, go North to Padstow or South to St. Ives from here.....we managed to keep two teenagers happy for a week (and the internet is good too - which was an unexpected bonus). It’s just a fabulous cottage......' - August 2020

'Fantastic location for hiking, you can see the coastal path from the house. Usually we only take remote houses but the village was quiet and not intrusive' - July 2020

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