2.2 miles N of Portscatho


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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Glorious Penda truly is the stuff of romance; a thatched cottage tucked away in the unspoilt countryside of the Roseland Peninsula yet close enough to the sea for a morning dip, this delightful home is truly a 'surf and turf' retreat. Perfect for romantic getaways and family escapes alike, this is an ideal homestay for both short and longer breaks.

With two gorgeous bedrooms, cosy living space and a wonderfully equipped kitchen, you'll have everything you need to hand, whilst outside there's a gorgeous cottage garden in which to relax, and ideal if you have dogs; up to two are most welcome.

From here it's an easy drive to explore the south Cornish coastline, from Portscatho and St Mawes to Mevagissey and Fowey beyond. Alternatively, catch the ferry to bustling Falmouth or head north to St Agnes, Godrevy and St Ives - whatever you choose to do, Penda is the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of Cornwall.


The oh-so-pretty sitting room is a gorgeous space and comes complete with dual aspect windows, which let in plenty of light, polished wooden floor, and exposed, original stone wall. The wood-effect fire adds a cosy glow to the room whilst the large L-shaped sofa and two armchairs offer plenty of seating on which to relax. For evenings in, there's a 55-inch Smart TV for film nights and a plethora of throws to cosy up in. During summer months, the door can be opened on to the patio, allowing the warm summer's breeze to drift through - bliss!

Please note that due to the charming nature of Penda, you will find split level floors, low ceilings, and characterful beams in some parts of the cottage.


The delightful open plan kitchen and dining area is the perfect place to come together for feasts and celebrations. In the kitchen, duck egg blue cabinets are home to everything you'll need to rustle up sumptuous suppers and lazy brunches, whilst the electric range cooker is just a dream to cook on. There's a dishwasher, microwave, fridge and all the other essentials including a cafetiere, whilst the freezer can be found in the porch and there's a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room.

For dining, there's a breakfast bar for on-the-go snacks or a quick breakfast before heading out to explore for the day, whilst a circular dining table for six sits on a raised area next to a glorious feature wall complete with original fireplace. In addition, there's a lovely window seat to perch on and gaze out.


There are two stunning bedrooms to choose from.

The master bedroom is just lovely in soft greys, and comes complete with a king-size bed, from which you can gaze out of the window over the surrounding countryside - the perfect spot for a long, lazy lie-in! In addition, there's a walk-in wardrobe offering plenty of storage, chest of drawers and a dressing table, plus a television for late-night films.

The second bedroom lies to the back of the house and has a king-sized zip-and-link bed, meaning it can be set up either as a double or twin beds, for flexible sleeping arrangements. In pretty tones of dusky pink, this lovely room has a small hanging wardrobe and dressing table.

Both beds come draped in luxurious linens and sumptuous bedding, as well as cosy throws and plumptuous cushions to ensure a blissful nights' sleep.


Tucked away on the ground floor, you'll find the elegant bathroom space with a delightful walk-in shower and a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Penda has a pretty enclosed cottage garden to the rear of the property and comes complete with a sun-soaked terrace with bistro table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining, and two loungers for lazy sunny days.


There's a private, off-road parking space at the bottom of the garden and plenty of additional on road parking just down from the cottage.


Penda isn't suitable for babies but children over the age of ten years old are most welcome.


Up to two dogs are most welcome at Penda. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.

In the Area

Head to Portscatho for pretty beaches and wonderful places to eat such as the Hidden Hut, The Rosevine and the Plume of Feathers, whilst wonderful Pendower beach is just over a mile away. Take a trip to famous St Mawes, famed for its castle and boasting luxurious eateries such as The Idle Rocks and the Tresanton. You can also catch the ferry from here to Falmouth for wonderful shopping, the National Maritime Museum and great places to eat. Alternatively, take the King Harry Ferry across to Trelissick, a wonderful garden owned by the National Trust and maybe on to Cornwall's capital Truro to admire the cathedral and wide selection of shops. For something unique, book yourself on to a course at Philleigh Way Cookery School just up the road, or head up east towards Mevagissey and the astonishing Lost Gardens of Heligan for a wonderful day out, whilst further afield Fowey is a must for a day trip.

A luxurious dog friendly thatched bolthole in the countryside with the siren call of the sea less than a mile away - the best of both worlds, just bliss!

At a glance

From £893 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Enclosed garden

Fire effect wood burner

Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches


Thatched cottage


Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Perfect For Couples


Boutique country chic

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 Penda:

A beautifully appointed cottage. Everything you need for a lovely holiday. A pleasure to be in it when the weather was stormy.

This cottage is picture perfect. Beautifully decorated and clean. The cottage is set in a lovely hamlet with wonderful views.

A very attractive and comfortable retreat which was warm and cosy in the very wet and windy weather we experienced during our stay. It was actually more spacious than we had anticipated and the location very peaceful. Overall a very happy week and we would return.

Penda is very well equipped and very comfortable. It was clean and the welcome treats were a lovely touch. A beautiful area, you really need a car to explore but nothing is too far away. We had a wonderful, peaceful stay

We enjoyed our stay and found the cottage very comfortable and well equipped. Bathroom & shower were excellent despite being on the ground floor, no facilities upstairs. Lovely quiet area with good access to the coast. Good footpaths accessable from the cottage.

We really liked the location. It was lovely and quiet but still accessible to nearby Portscatho.

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location with fabulous beaches & restaurants on the doorstep,

Super cottage, great location, very comfy beds.

Lovely retreat! Penda is very calm and peaceful, a perfect oasis, and is close to everything you’d want - the sea, great pubs, the coast path.

Beautiful property in a fantastic location

Charming thatched cottage, nestled in the rolling hills just above the Roseland coastline. The perfect cosy escape - perfect for anyone wanting to be within a walk to the sea, foodie delights and utter peace and quiet. A true Cornish gem to be perfectly placed for the ultimate Cornwall getaway.

Lovely cottage, had everything we needed - nice and warm. A good base to explore the Roseland Peninsula

A perfect tranquil cottage located in a very beautiful part of Cornwall.

Penda is a perfect retreat for a couple with a dog. It's located in a quiet neighbourhood with a lovely footpath in the fields just a minute away. Although you need a car to get to the nearest shop, pub or beach they are all within a few-minute drive. We loved the look of the house from both the inside and outside. We also enjoyed having breakfast in the garden as the weather was pleasant for most of the week. I also appreciated having the washing machine at hand as we were on the way for four days. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the bed was super comfy. Many thanks also for the welcome bag full of treats!

Fantastic well appointed cottage in a pretty little hamlet the cottage itself is tastefully decorated and had everything you could wish for including treats for the dog. You do need to drive to the beach and pub but would definitely recommend and return in the future. Huge thank you to the owners for the wine and goodies they left for us.

Beautifully peaceful and lovely to be able to walk to the beach and the pub! Very tasteful decor throughout.

Lovely little cottage in a quiet area of Cornwall. Car needed to truly enjoy the area but plenty to do within short drives!

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