Torca Cottage is a cosy space of grand proportions sleeping four guests. Its open vaulted ceilings, original sloping wooden floors and wood burning stove add to its lovely character. Two coastal-chic bedrooms are downstairs, whilst the upstairs is dedicated to light, airy open-plan living. The beach is a skip away, and there is a lovely shared and enclosed garden for you to enjoy.
Please note that Torca’s changeover day will change from a Saturday, to a Friday from January 2024.
Short breaks are available on selected dates between September – May. (Saturday or Monday arrival, 2 night minimum). If your desired dates are not bookable online please contact the team here.
Tucked away at the end of our little row of cottages, Torca is still very much at the heart of the cove. It has direct access to the shared courtyard – great for chilling out with friends and family. It’s perfect for one or two couples or a family, and like all our holiday cottages at Port Gaverne it’s dog friendly.
Take a look at our webcam, it provides stunning live views of Port Gaverne beach.
In and around Torca Cottage
Take the slate steps up to the property from the small lane that runs alongside, and step into a wonderfully bright and spacious living area. Attractive wooden furniture and a beamed ceiling complement the open plan arrangement of kitchen, dining room and lounge. Whitewashed walls accentuate the local artwork, whilst inviting sofas to create a snug atmosphere around the wood burning stove. The open plan kitchen-dining area is very well equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine — and a good sized dining table seating four completes the space.
Down the carpeted stairs you will find the two spacious bedrooms, both airy and full of natural light due to large windows; one with twin beds, and the other with a double. The master bedroom gives direct access to the courtyard outside. Garden furniture and sun loungers make the slate terrace outside an ideal place to catch some sun on your doorstep — and parking is conveniently available in a private space nearby.
Out and about
Torca Cottage is one of ten delightful ‘Green Door’ properties nestled in the beautiful, secluded cove of Port Gaverne on the north Cornish coast. Owned by the National Trust, this sheltered inlet on the North coast of Cornwall has a small sandy beach at low tide, rock pools and caves, cliff walks with magnificent views and stunning sunsets. Port Gaverne is a popular destination come rain or shine. Take a look for yourself with our live Port Gaverne webcam. It’s just a short stroll from the famous 14th century fishing village of Port Isaac which you may recognise as Portwenn, the location of the famous TV series ‘Doc Martin’.
The South West Coast path is immediately behind the property, and this entire stretch of coast has been designated 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. Or simply stroll out to the dramatic headland right here for a perfect evening view. Port Gaverne is also one of the top wild swimming spots in Cornwall, and you can hire kayaks and SUPs on the beach, so pack your wetsuit, wellies and sunscreen, and we’ll provide the fishing nets, bodyboards and walking maps!
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 — particularly seafood and delicious local ales. Or there are the seasonal “Pilchards” right by the beach with plates for sharing, teas and coffees. Or stroll into Port Isaac with its growing foodie credentials, given that it’s home to famous celeb chef Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.
Things we love…
Torca oozes character with its quirky sloping floor, exposed beams and reverse level layout. Seaside village life is on the doorstep, with the beach and pub just down the lane. Enjoy an evening BBQ with friends and family in the shared courtyard garden. Imagine curling up in the lovely lounge with its whitewashed walls peppered with lovely local artwork, comfy coastal furnishings, and crackling wood burning stove… how cosy! The original stripped floorboards gently slope from one end of the open plan living room to the other, accentuating the unique character of this inviting cottage.
Just next door to Torca Cottage are Courtyard, Marigold and Venus — all of which sleep four guests. Each is a unique retreat, but with a similar layout. Have a look at all of our Green Door cottages and apartments in Port Gaverne here.