Rashleigh Cottage is a beautifully bright and spacious property with its own small private terrace area, enjoying sea views. Rashleigh sleeps six in comfortable surroundings, is dog friendly and is a stone’s throw away from the excellent village pub and pebbled beach.

Short breaks available, October – June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday. Three-night minimum.

Nestling in the beautiful and secluded cove of Port Gaverne lies a delightful collection of 18th Century Cornish buildings that have been restored to a beautiful standard to create holiday homes by the sea. One of these is Rashleigh Cottage; a lovely space for a family or group of friends. A stroll away is the award-winning village gastropub and an excellent café serving the best of local and world flavours, as well as the beach and miles of coastal path. All of Rashleigh’s accommodation is on one level, you have a private terrace looking out past the café garden to the beach and dramatic Atlantic beyond, as well as reserved parking immediately outside.

Take a look at our webcam, it provides stunning live views of Port Gaverne beach.

Dining area at cottage with sea view at Port Gaverne - Rashleigh Cottage by Forever Cornwall

Inside Rashleigh Cottage

Access to Rashleigh Cottage is on the same level as the parking. Inside you’ll find a small but very well equipped kitchen, and adjoining this an open-plan dining area and lounge for six guests. The decor is beachy and natural, with rustic pine floorboards, comfy furniture, and original artworks, giving a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. The property has two spacious double bedrooms and also a twin room, all are light and airy with windows to the courtyard garden or skylights. A bathroom with shower and additional separate WC complete the accommodation.

In front of the property, and accessed through patio doors is the terrace. It has seating for al fresco dining and is sheltered, and sunny most of the day. You also have access to a separate shared courtyard garden area which sits at the heart of the cottages here.

Out and about

Rashleigh Cottage is one of our ten ‘Green Door’ properties nestled in Port Gaverne on the north Cornish coast. Have a look here at all of our Green Door cottages and apartments. Owned by the National Trust, this sheltered cove has a small pebble-and-sand beach with rock pools and caves, as well as cliff walks with magnificent views and a dramatic headland with stunning sunsets. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. Port Gaverne is just a short stroll from the famous 14th-century fishing village of Port Isaac which you may recognise as Portwenn, the setting for the famous TV series ‘Doc Martin’.

The South West Coast path is just opposite the property, and this entire stretch of coast has both Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Heritage Coast status.  You can walk east towards legendary Tintagel, or west past Port Isaac and tiny Port Quin cove to Pentire headland, Polzeath and the Camel estuary.

For eating out, the multi-award-winning Port Gaverne Restaurant & Hotel is just next door, dating back to the 17th century and specialising in local produce and delicious local ales, or there’s the seasonal Pilchards café right by the beach with plates for sharing, teas and coffees.  Alternatively, stroll into Port Isaac in a few minutes where you’ll find lots more foodie options.

Bedroom at cottage with sea view at Port Gaverne - Rashleigh Cottage by Forever Cornwall

Things we love…

Rashleigh Cottage is comfortable and very relaxing, and with its sheltered terrace, you feel a little private and exclusive whilst still being very much part of the community of the little hamlet. We love the open beamed ceilings which were all part of the original eighteenth-century pilchard works and have been preserved in this building at the heart of Port Gaverne. This is one of just four cottages in our ‘Green Door’ collection to have their own sea views and watching the comings and goings in the café and the cove beyond is a great way to while away the hours.

Shop for some great local produce and cook up a holiday feast for family or friends, or wander up the short hill to Port Isaac to do some ‘Doc Martin’ location spotting or to treat yourself to gourmet seafood at one of Nathan Outlaw’s two amazing restaurants in the village. Or book into Rock Tors our neighbouring action-adventure experts for some coastal exploration on (or in) the water. Let Rashleigh Cottage make the base for your next North Cornwall holiday.

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Retreat Features

  • Free Superfast Wifi
  • Private parking
  • Miles of coastal walks on doorstep
  • Moments from the beach
  • Lovely views from the patio and kitchen area
  • Hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest pub
Two double bedrooms
One twin bedroom
All linen provided
Ground floor accommodation
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Flat Screen TV, IPod Dock, DVD player
Free superfast WiFi
Bluetooth speaker
Well equipped kitchen enjoying sea views
Washing machine
Dining table and chairs for six
Tea towels provided
Shower room with shower, hand basin, toilet
Second separate toilet
Bathroom towels provided
Small sea facing patio area (also overlooks cafe & cafe garden – great for people watching!)
Access to shared, enclosed communal garden
Outdoor seating
Gas central heating throughout
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen on request)
Up to 2 small well behaved dogs welcome
£35 charge per dog
Allocated parking for 2 cars outside the property
(Suitable for those with limited mobility)
Friday standard changeover
Short breaks available, October - June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday. Three-night minimum
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
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Looking forward to the next one
We first came to Port Gaverne in the summer of 1984. We loved it so much we've been back almost every year since. In 1996 we brought our one year old son; the next year he was joined by his brother. The kids have grown up now but we've got Daisy the dog to keep us on our toes. Another lovely week in Rashleigh is now over but we're looking forward to the next one.
The Bailey Family — June 2021