Portloe

The Blue House

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Perched above what is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall, this eyrie has fabulous views over the little-changed houses and cottages down to the charming harbour below. Sleeping up to four and boasting a glorious roof terrace, this is a fantastic retreat from which to explore the beauty that is the south Cornwall coast - including the very beautiful Roseland Peninsula.


Living

To make the most of the spectacular views, this retreat is arranged in an upstairs downstairs approach with the sitting room, kitchen and utility all on the first floor. You enter the property from the back with the door leading directly into the kitchen. Through the kitchen you'll find the cosy living area with stripped oak floors, cream wood-panelled walls, duck-egg blue sofa and chair (delightfully squishy), a lovely cream wood burner for cooler nights and a television tucked away in a corner cabinet for film nights. There's even a window seat for peeking out at the views. At the other end of the room lies the dining area (although during balmier weather you'll be feasting on the roof terrace). The room is beautifully decorated with touches of sea blues, gorse yellows and natural woods.


Eating

The kitchen looks out over the roof terrace and is perfectly equipped for the aspiring chef. Kelp-coloured cabinets house everything you need to conjure up a feast and the sturdy wooden surfaces provide plenty of space to prepare your goodies (perhaps some just-bought-off-the-boat seafood). Equipped with all the mod cons plus two coffee makers (including a Nespresso) and the odd piece of Cornishware to boot, this is a culinary delight. During less clement weather you can dine in the cosy living space but when the weather is sunny and warm you'll not want to step off the amazing roof terrace - perfect for al fresco meals with outstanding views - a glass of something special in hand a must.


Sleeping

There are two bedrooms downstairs, one being the master bedroom that comfortably sleeps two, the smaller room more suited to a single person or two children. Both rooms have glorious sea views and are decorated in calming creams with touches of sea greens and blues. Please note that as this is a traditional fisherman's cottage, space is limited.There are hooks for hanging clothes, storage shelves in the alcoves and also storage beneath the two beds.


Bathing

Surprising for a traditional cottage, The Blue House has a very spacious wet room bedecked in tumbled marble tiles, a unique sink, drench shower, traditional taps and warmed flooring - perfect for keeping toes warm! Fluffy Orla Kiely towels and toiletries are on hand and handily you'll find an extra loo and sink in the utility room upstairs.


Garden

Did we mention the roof terrace? Accessible from the kitchen, this spectacular space is an extension of the cottage and will be the spot du jour during summer days. There's a couple of teak loungers to stretch out on and table and chairs (plus umbrella) for meals out. The views are spectacular of the village, hills opposite and of course the sea itself..


Parking

There is a parking space which is nearly always available right by the gate to The Blue House, however a moment up the road is also the village car park if in doubt.


WiFi

The Blue House has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world (or book your favourite restauarant!) you can.


Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.


This lovely cottage with stylish interiors sympathetic to its heritage and a seagull eye's view of the ancient fishing village, is a retreat that's as Cornish as a cream tea.

At a glance

From £710 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Enclosed, courtyard garden

Family friendly

Pet-free property

Picturesque village setting

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea

Coastal

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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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.

Payments:

  • 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 The Blue House:

Glorious cottage in superb location overlooking beach and picturesque parts of the coastal path. Great place for walking and visit to Veryan is a must.

'Perfect location for a real getaway. Well appointed and made for a perfect retreat for 2 of us. Great for a base for walking. Spectacular views. Great little property' - October 2020

'Delightful cottage, nicely presented and great location. The terrace is fabulous at any time of day! Overall very enjoyable' - August 2020

'The Blue House is in a beautiful location with amazing sea views. The cosy house is decorated to a high standard with amazing art works. We had a peaceful week watching the sunset over the sea from the terrace.' - August 2019

'Surprisingly sophisticated cottage of muted, comfortable elegance. Cosy bedrooms with nice linens, feather duvets and pillows. Wet room with heated floor. Attractive, beautifully equipped kitchen overlooking spacious terrace with spectacular view. Close to good walking paths and Cornish sites. Nearby five-star hotel with excellent food. Portloe is a charming village, a lovely place for a special retreat.' - June 2019

'Cosy on cold days, glorious views and roof terrace on fine days, we absolutely loved it.' - April 2018

'It was absolutely beautiful....appointed to a really high standard. We had a fantastic week and will use Boutique Retreats again. If anything, the cottage was even more gorgeous than in the photographs.' - March 2018

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