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Rose Cottage

A charming cottage with a south-facing garden, close to the beach

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (+ cot) Friday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Rose Cottage is a cosy ground-floor property that comfortably sleeps four, and enjoys a lovely south-facing garden that borders a small stream, as well as access to an enclosed communal garden. A stone’s-throw away from the beach, Rose Cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the charm of Port Gaverne.

Short breaks are available on selected dates from September – May (Friday or Monday arrival, 3 night minimum). If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.

Rose Cottage boasts an open-plan living/kitchen/dining room, with a large window and window seat, which makes the area light and spacious. The king bedroom has garden views and the twin bedroom includes another window seat for watching the world go by. Contemporary bathroom fittings and tiled floors enhance this cottage and the local art and fittings throughout the cottage give the place a sense of its history and locality.

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

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This pretty single-storey cottage comes with beamed ceilings and an open aspect onto its own private rear garden, perfect for barbecues on summer evenings.

The rear garden borders a stream which flows from the hills down to the nearby beach, although safely fenced off making this ideal for young children or pets, the sound of running water accompanies anyone who is relaxing or playing in the garden. A nearby slate bridge creates access to the private parking and an easy route to the beach itself.

Rose Cottage is part of a delightful collection of restored 18th Century Cornish buildings that were originally fishermen’s dwellings and now make eight attractive self-contained holiday cottages positioned around a sunny courtyard garden, and just a stone’s throw from the beach.

Nestling in the beautiful, secluded cove of Port Gaverne on the north Cornish coast, Rose Cottage offers a tranquil haven to enjoy your self-catering holiday in Cornwall.

Owned by the National Trust, Port Gaverne is a sheltered inlet on the North coast of Cornwall that has a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves, cliff walks with magnificent views and stunning sunsets.

Home from home
This is our third time at Rose Cottage and it feels like home from home. We love it here. It's perfect for the dog. Love the quietness of Port Gaverne with Port Isaac just over the hill if you want more.
Mrs Fothergill — September 2022

Retreat Features

  • Free Superfast WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor living
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Moments from the beach
Principal bedroom: king bed
Bedroom two: twin beds
All bed linen and bath towels provided
Well equipped kitchen
Washing machine
Dining table seating four
Tea towels provided
Ground floor accommodation
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Smart TV
Superfast WiFi available
Bluetooth speaker
One bathroom with shower over bath
Hand basin, toilet
Bathroom towels provided
Friday standard changeover
Short breaks available, October - June. Changeover days are Monday, Friday and Saturday.
Check in after 5pm
Check out before 10am
Private rear garden that borders a stream
Access to shared, enclosed communal garden
Outdoor seating is available in both gardens
Travel cot and highchair on request (cot linen available on request)
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Gas central heating throughout
Allocated parking for one car
Single storey property
Please contact us for more information


Port Gaverne is right next to Port Isaac, of Doc Martin and Poldark fame. However this little cove has an intimate  charm all of its own, away from the crowds of its neighbour. Although the beach is small, it’s dog-friendly all year round — and wait for the tide to go out and you’ll be rewarded with sand between your toes, rockpools to search through and caves to discover. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. For those with a taste for adrenalin, this sheltered cove offers some excellent coasteering too – get hold of Cornish Rock Tors who will guide you safely along the rocky shore and through the water. They also offer wild swimming sessions, kayaking, and stand up paddle-boarding, as well as plenty other land-based activities – so if it’s an active holiday you’re after then look no further.

Travel times

  • Port Gaverne is about 17 miles from the nearest mainline station at Bodmin Parkway. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • Port Gaverne is 20 miles from the A30, with a driving time from London approximately 5 hours with good traffic and Exeter is roughly an hour and a half away. Full details to plan your route will be available on booking.

Things we love

  • Rose Cottage is seconds from nearest beach, which is dog-friendly all year
  • Nearest shop for amenities is in neighbouring village Port Isaac, 10 minutes up the road
  • Port Gaverne Inn is moments away, a great gastropub
  • Miles of glorious coastal walks await, right from your doorstep
Guests Say
  • Comfortable

    As comfortable as ever! Thank you.

    Neil & Jenny — April 2023
  • Emily aged 8 — April 2023
  • Perfect for all our needs

    Have had a lovely time. Think it's a beautiful spot — picturesque but rugged. Cottage is perfect for all our needs and we'd like to come again.

    Ian, Anne, Lola & Bumble — December 2022
  • Ideal base

    Such a comfortable cottage and an ideal base for a holiday in North Cornwall. So many lovely dog-friendly walks in the area — particularly recommend Lundy Bay to Pentire Point. We are certain to book for next year.

    Neil & Jenny — November 2022
  • Great for dogs

    Great holiday, lovely cottage, has everything you need. Fantastic location and great for dogs.

    Tracey, Julian, Ruby & Dexter — October 2022
  • Another lovely stay

    Another lovely stay here. Had a fab swim at Porthcothan - what a gem of a bay. Thank you for having us, we are back in the Spring and can't wait.

    Carrie, Sim & Ted the lab — October 2022
  • Home from home

    This is our third time at Rose Cottage and it feels like home from home. We love it here. It's perfect for the dog. Love the quietness of Port Gaverne with Port Isaac just over the hill if you want more. Everyone has mentioned great pubs and beaches, they're all worth a visit.

    Mrs Fothergill — September 2022
  • Very comfortable

    Very comfortable here in Rose and a good base for us for walking.

    Diane — September 2022
  • A perfect stay!

    Thank you for a perfect stay! Loved the walk from Tintagel to Trebarwith Strands - great for kids!

    Matthew, Danielle, George & Emily — April 2022
  • Spotless

    We would like to thank everyone who helped make our stay at Rose Cottage. Everything was spotless and there are no faults! It was a perfect spot to navigate through Cornwall's highlights. Thank you so much — we'll see you again.

    Sam & Alex — April 2022
  • Cosy Christmas

    We have had a lovely cosy Christmas in Rose. The walk to Port Quin was fab and the dog particularly liked the beaches here at Polzeath, Rock and Harlyn Bay. Also great for some winter swimming. We will be back again in the Spring — we love it here and can't wait to return.

    The Tarmey family — Christmas 2021
  • As comfortable as ever!

    Our umpteenth visit to Rose and as comfortable as ever! We love it here! Thank you so much.

    Neil & Jenny — October 2021
  • A little piece of heaven!

    As always, had a wonderful relaxing and fun-filled holiday with lots of sunshine this time! Enjoyed eating at St Kew, Barnaby's, The Lobster Shed and of course Pilchards and PG Hotel! Port Gaverne is a little piece of heaven!

    Sue, Jeff, Beth & Brax — September 2021
  • Brilliant

    We have been staying at Green Door Cottages for many years (at least 10, possibly more). Rose Cottage has been brilliant and enjoyed the outdoor spaces for the dogs. Don't miss the chance to swim in Port Gaverne - best spot in North Cornwall! The guys at Cornish Rock Tors are worth a visit and coasteering is something all should try. We will be back.

    Jason, Frances, Daisy and Rose — September 2021
  • A lovely spot

    Had a lovely relaxing time visiting the sights nearby. Rose Cottage is in a lovely spot and it provided all we needed. We were blessed with good weather which made all the difference.

    Al & Rose — September 2021
  • Look forward to visiting again

    Here we are again, enjoying this area of Cornwall which is ideal for our needs. We have enjoyed finding new places to visit, as well as the usual unbeatable beaches. We love staying here and look forward to visiting again. Thank you.

    Linda & Hilary — August 2021
  • A much needed break

    We had such a lovely stay as usual, weather got better towards the end of the week so were able to enjoy the beach! So relaxing, a much needed break away after the past 18 months. So grateful to be able to get here this year. Can't wait to come back again next year!

    Mike, Nicola, Tori & Aidan — July 2021
  • A perfect base

    We love this part of Cornwall and the cottage is in such a fabulous position. We've explored Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Polzeath, Constantine Bay and Daymer Bay. Love swimming here in the cove and walking along the coastal path. Great meals at the pub/hotel here, The Mote and Barnaby's in Padstow. Boat trips out of Padstow are great fun and we enjoyed body boarding. Thanks, the cottage has been a perfect base.

    The Slater family – July 2021
  • Really nice cottage

    Really nice cottage. Great walks on the coast path. Recommend The Chapel Cafe in Port Isaac, The Old School House and The Mariners at Rock. Trebarwith Strand is also a really lovely beach.

    Joy & Andy – June 2021
  • Our fourth time here!

    Wonderful as ever — our fourth time here! Can't wait to come back again.

    Ms Thorp — May 2021
  • Stunning scenery!

    A lovely stay in Rose and a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in Port Gaverne! A week of mostly lovely weather, great walks and stunning scenery! A super meal at the hotel too. We will return again soon.

    Viv, Fran & Bettie — May 2021
  • A welcome return

    A welcome return to Rose Cottage and Port Gaverne. A week of almost perfect sunshine. Have enjoyed lots of walks and trips to Caerhays Castle and Fowey.

    Robert, Sue & Effie — April 2021
  • Definitely recommend

    We had a great stay in your lovely cottage. Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped and cosy. We had some lovely big walks; the weather was mostly good. We had a delicious meal at Nathan Outlaw's restaurant and a great pizza at the Angry Anchovy. We will definitely recommend you.

    The Donaldsons — November 2020
  • Immaculate

    Lovely short break — house immaculate and comfortable. Hotel does a lovely Sunday lunch and weather great. Highly recommend it here.

    Maureen & Tricia — October 2020
  • Great location

    Lovely comfortable cottage, great location. Dogs loved all the walks we did. Will have to come back again when it's not raining!

    Gaynor & Andrew — October 2020
  • What a gem!

    What a gem! We have had the most wonderful time. Dog and toddler friendly — the cottage is perfect. Thank you!

    James, Lizzie, Charlie & Satty — September 2020
  • Lovely cottage

    Lovely cottage. I've been holidaying in Cornwall at this time for over 40 years — always a lovely time to come. The weather so far has been kind and yesterday was truly amazing. The sky was so blue, even feel as though I shall return with a tan!

    Caroline — March 2020
  • Warm and welcoming cottage

    Thank you for a really lovely few days in this warm and welcoming cottage which has everything we need. We have visited National Trust gardens (Trelissick and Glendurgan) — full of colour from the flowers everywhere! We were blessed with sunshine too.

    Colin & Elizabeth — March 2020
  • We hope to come again!

    We have had a great time despite the very windy weather! Thank you so much for providing such a cosy place to come back to after a hard day walking — we hope to come again!

    Debbie, Frank & Dottie — March 2020
  • Exceedingly dog friendly!

    This has been our third visit to Rose and it has been as comfortable as ever! We love the improvements to the double bedroom, which has made the room much more spacious! The cottage is in an ideal location to explore North Cornwall and the courtyard garden makes it exceedingly dog friendly! Thank you, we have had a lovely holiday. We plan to come back in 2020!

    The Smith family — November 2019
  • The most excellent week

    Loved staying at Rose Cottage, it is very well equipped, comfortable and clean! We have had a brilliant week here and managed to fit a lot of coastal walking in; our dog Lizzy will be glad to get home for a rest! We love Port Gaverne and Port Issac! We don't want to go home but alas we have to! We hope to be back soon and want to thank Green Door and Forever Cornwall for the most excellent week.

    The Jackson family — September 2019
  • We keep returning

    We keep returning to Port Gaverne because it is a delightful, restful and happy place to come back to. The walks are amazing, the beaches endless and the views are magnificent. We absolutely love Rose and so does our dog Rosie. We will be back, we have been coming here for years and will continue to do so.

    The Cole & Marshall families — September 2019
  • We will definitely return!

    Port Gaverne is a really lovely place, we had a great time here. The locals are so friendly and welcoming! We will definitely return in future and we loved the cottage!

    The Robinsons — June 2019
  • Rose is so lovely

    The beach in Port Gaverne across from Rose is amazing - from playing cricket, playing in the sea or just reading a book on the beach, it is enjoyed by the whole family. Rose is so lovely and we can't wait to be holidaying back by our favourite beach.

    The Lewis family — May 2019
  • Fantastic break

    We had a fantastic break in Cornwall; the cottage was perfect as was the location; everything was just so nice, we miss it already!

    Mr J Tillman — July 2018
  • Very comfortable and well equipped

    We have stayed at Rose Cottage a number of times. It is very comfortable and well equipped. Parking just metres away from the front door is a great bonus. Rose's location in Port Gaverne is fabulous — the beach is a two minutes' walk, as is the excellent Port Gaverne Hotel.

    Mr N Smith — April 2017
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