Mermaid Cottage

At a glance
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Floor Plan
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Bedroom details

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

Bedroom 3

1 x double

Bedroom 4

1 x twin

Mermaid Cottage lies above Porthcurnick beach and boasts breath taking panoramic views over Gerrans Bay. With sun-soaked terraces overlooking mature gardens and out to sea plus chic, laid-back luxurious interiors, this is a seriously sensational retreat. With well-tended lawns ideal for games and a fab dorm for little ones, this home stay is made for multi-generational family holidays, whilst the indoor and outdoor social spaces make this great for a group of friends travelling together. If you're a couple who loves privacy and space, this is perfect for you too!

Just a stone's throw from golden sandy beaches of Porthcurnick and the more private Porthbean, plus moments from fabulous places to eat such as the Hidden Hut and extraordinarily beautiful countryside, this is pure perfection which can be explored without stepping into a car.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak weeks, bank holidays, school holidays, Christmas and New Year. At Mermaid Cottage the discount is 10%. Please note that only the Master bedroom will be available to you at this rate.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email enquiries@boutique-retreats.co.uk.

Living and eating

Made for entertaining, the big family kitchen and dining-room is the heart of the home and the perfect setting for catching up together and making memories.

The open-plan kitchen is a perfect space for flexing culinary muscles and creating feasts for you and your loved ones, and has everything you'll need, from the Aga fridge to the Nespresso machine. Handily, Curgurrell Farm Shop is just up the road for lots of locally-sourced goodies with fish and seafood a speciality, but don't worry if cooking isn't your forte or on your agenda - there's a host of excellent eateries just moments away.

Dining is just divine with a chunky Art Deco dining table complete with Eames dining chairs - perfect to gather around for holiday meals that last for hours, whilst there's a sofa too if you need to stretch out.

During warmer months, huge bi-fold doors open out to the large sun-soaked terrace bringing the outside in. The lower deck has wonderfully comfortable outdoor sofas and chairs - a perfect spot to watch little ones playing on the lawn - whilst the upper level becomes an al fresco dining room on balmy days, complete with a barbeque.

In addition, the snug sitting room is perfect for playing board games, watching movies or relaxing on the sofa with a good book, snuggled in the glow of the wood burning stove.


Mermaid Cottage has three beautiful, calming double bedrooms, as well as a snug children's dorm on the top floor with four single beds (complete with a Playstation!)

The incredibly romantic master bedroom has a king-sized Feather and Black Sienna bed, sea views and an en suite wet room, whilst the other two bedrooms are generous doubles with equally sumptuous mattresses and gorgeous bed linen. With just the sound of the distant sea and the gentle breeze through the trees, you'll just adore these peaceful retreats to escape to at the end of the day - bliss!


In addition to the master bedrooms' en suite wet room, kitted out with a drenching power shower, there's a family bathroom with bath and separate shower on the top floor and a third on the ground floor. There is also a fully-heated outside drench-head shower for hosing off after a sandy day at the beach!


Mermaid Cottage has a huge, beautifully landscaped private garden which curls around the property in a stunning mix of lawns and well-tended, shrub-filled beds and borders. Fully enclosed and with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, this is a wonderful, safe space for children's games. There is a lovely hexagonal summerhouse tucked snugly away, the perfect place for early evening G&Ts or for those who want to slip away for a little peace and quiet.


There is private parking for four cars at Mermaid.

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Babies and children

A travel cot and highchair are provided - please bring your own bedding. There is a selection of beach toys in the garage for your use as well as table tennis. There is also a gate to separate the upper and lower deck areas outside so little ones are kept secure when the kitchen bifold doors in the kitchen are open.


Mermaid Cottage has WiFi, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Mermaid Cottage welcomes two dogs. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Portscatho is a traditional fishing village, with a small harbour, on the stunning Roseland Peninsula, situated on the south coast of Cornwall. Pretty and pastoral, with hidden coves and beaches, this side of the county is much softer and more protected than its rugged neighbour the north coast. There's so much to do in this wonderful part of Cornwall, whether it's exploring the beaches such as Porthcurnick, Porthbean, Towan, Carne and Pendower, walking the stunning South West Coastal Path or visiting the plethora of gardens which make the most of the warmer climate - such as Trelissick Gardens or The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

With lots of great places to eat and drink, you'll be spoilt for choice. For something a little different, try The Hidden Hut beach café on the cliffs above Porthcurnick Beach - only a 10-minute walk away from the house. It's a wooden beach-side shed serving simple fresh food and drink with an outdoor seating area to the front with uninterrupted views out to sea and across the bay to Portscatho. Their feast nights are fabulous, these are only available by pre-booked ticket as they're so popular! You're also within immediate walking distance of local pub The Plume of Feathers in the heart of the village which serves great pub food, Tatums Taverna where you can enjoy wonderful, locally produced food from the simple open grill in a bustling atmosphere, or if silver-service is your thing, The Driftwood Hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant. A few miles down the road in St Mawes, you will find the renowned Tresanton Hotel and The Idle Rocks.

This fabulous family beach house for eight is nestled on the gorgeous Roseland Peninsula with epic sea views and a tremendous garden - it's dog friendly too...

At a glance

From £1,591 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 10 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Private Catering

Travel cot and highchair

Large, enclosed garden

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Sandy beach nearby

Multi Generational Holidays

Fire pit

Big and Beautiful

Downstairs bedroom

Dog friendly


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

Super King Bed

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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 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 Mermaid Cottage:

Lovely views and large garden with plenty of space for eating and enjoying the view. Easy to walk from the cottage to several nice beaches. Selection of pubs and hotels in walking distance for food and drinks.

The cottage is very homely with plenty of games and the lovely fire plus the location is fabulous for walking to Porthscatho and the beaches, there is a great beach 2.5mile away which is worth a walk to calked Pendowen and if you fancy a longer walk there’s a circular walk to Portloe and back to Portscatho. Great for family and friends to get together.

For a comfortable family stay in a fantastic location which catered to children, dog and elderly parents alike Mermaid Cottage was truly memorable and perfect. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home!

Beautiful, comfortable house in fabulous location - we'll be back!

Well equipped holiday home. Very comfortable.

Lovely house on quiet lane down to the beach. All day sun which can be enjoyed from the extensive terrace and gardens with lovely sea views. Highly recommend.

Very comfortable and well equipped property

Amazing property for multi generational group

Mermaid cottage was a joy. The garden was large and beautifully maintained. The interior was beautiful and decorated to a high standard.The location was fantastic for long walks with our dog, local beach, sea views and stunning scenery. Well placed for trips to beautiful surrounding villages.

Just returned from our second visit to Mermaid Cottage. Excellent accommodation in a most wonderful location, with a delightful garden and views The Grieveson Family and friends

This was our third visit to Mermaid. Fabulous cottage getaway - everything well thought out to cater for your holiday, and lots of things close at hand (The Hidden Hut or Sunday lunch at the Plume of Feathers in Portscatho, beaches, National Trust properties, Eden project etc). Great location with coastal walks, and log fire / fire pit to come back to. We will will be back!

Lovely cottage with beautiful gardens in a great location.

Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. Extremely comfortable beds, all mod cons, lovely hot showers. Very near a lovely beach and beautiful garden.

Fantastic location surrounded by great walks. House is beautiful and the garden an absolute delight, just stunning as are the views!

This was a large comfortable house close to Portscatho beach. It was ideal for an extended family stay, fully equipped with games, books etc.

Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed the long, safe garden!

Mermaid Cottage was a great retreat - away from it all. Just as described and photos were a true representation.

Great walks on the coastal path and to the beaches.

Amazing property, very peaceful and superbly equipped

'It is an amazing cottage, where we instantly feel relaxed. The location is fantastic, close to Portscatho but such a quiet and relaxing area and house. A lovely place!' - September 2020

'Great location and wonderful views. We experienced a relaxing family holiday' - September 2020

'Amazing property, very peaceful and superbly equipped.' - September 2019

'Mermaid Cottage is such a fantastic base for visiting a stunning location in Portscatho. It is very well equipped for all your needs. We would definitely go back to this wonderful cottage.' - August 2019

'The house was beautifully done from an aesthetic point of view. It also had every conceivable amenity that we could ever need, with the children being particularly well catered for. We also loved both the location and area. We had Georgie the chef cook for us for one night as she was superb!' - July 2019

'Mermaid Cottage is a fabulous family retreat. We had a wonderful time here and we'd recommend it to anyone looking for a gorgeous family house with an enclosed garden and walking distance to the beach - We loved it!' - March 2019

'We had a great time and loved the area!' - August 2018

'We had a fabulous stay at Mermaid Cottage. The house and location was just perfect for us. Very well equipped for our 1 year old daughter who had the best time in the garden and snuggling the giant teddy. Thank you for a wonderful stay.' - June 2018

'Very clean; very well-chosen and high-quality arrival package of food and bottle of fizz, nice decor, plenty of dishes, great large dining table, garden beautifully done with nice shrubs etc., great book and DVD selection, games, paper, pens etc. all available to use. Very helpful guide to local beaches, shops, gardens, restaurants etc.' - May 2018

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