I’ve just returned from the dreamiest, most wholesome trip to Cornwall. For anyone that has followed me for a while, you’ll know all about my love affair with Cornwall. Most often, I visit St Ives and Carbis Bay, so I was very excited to try somewhere completely new. When Classic Cottages reached out, I was very excited to stay in one of their gorgeous Cornwall cottages. Classic Cottages pride themselves on providing the very best holiday homes across the UK with an exclusive range of cottages. This weekend, I was lucky enough to enjoy one of their Portscatho holidays to ‘Mimosa’. Let me show you around!
‘Mimosa’ by Classic Cottages
We drove down from Cheltenham after work on Thursday, and arrived at this little slice of heaven. Welcome to Mimosa! Mimosa is located on Higher Rosevine Farm – a beautiful collection of luxury stone barns. It has been carefully upgraded to a luxurious standard. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a Portscatho holiday.
How lovely is this wood burner? I couldn’t wait to get it on in the evening to make the cottage even cosier.
It’s beautiful with luxurious furnishings, and all feels very new. We had some lovely treats to arrive to as well. Very excited to try this bottle of Pentire.
We were also left with some lovely local Furniss Cornish clotted cream shortbreads to enjoy with a cup of tea.
I can’t stress enough just how well equipped Mimosa is for a Cornwall beach cottage! When you book, the owners message you their recommendations for the local area including everything from walks to pubs for enjoying a decent Sunday roast. In the property, you really will find everything you need.
There are local tips and places to visit during your stay in Cornwall, and a whole range of board games to enjoy with your loved ones in the evenings next to the wood burner.
There’s a fully equipped kitchen too for whipping up culinary masterpieces, particularly if you visit Curgurrell Farm Shop down the road. Here, you can pick up fresh fish, crab and lobster, and farm and garden produce for cooking back at the holiday cottage.
The bedrooms are just as cosy as the rest of the cottage. They’re both ensuite too which is a huge plus for your Portscatho holiday. It makes it the perfect stay for two couples or a family. I loved the colourful vibes of the master bedroom, which comes with an ensuite bath and shower room.
How beautifully are each of the bedrooms decorated? I loved all the little accents and touches to make it feel luxurious and really homely. It’s also super convenient that they are both ensuite.
A morning in Portscatho
After a great night’s sleep on the cloud-like bed, we woke up ready to explore Portscatho and the Rosevine Peninsula.
How dreamy does the morning light look streaming through to the cottage?
I’ve certainly had worse views from a holiday home before – it was so lovely to see right out across to the ocean from the comfort of the living room.
Thanks to a lovely spring heat wave, it was warm enough to eat our breakfast outside. Perfect for Portscatho holidays, Mimosa has a choice of al fresco seating. There’s a barbecue in the garden for the summer months, a seating area on the balcony, and even some sun loungers on the other side of the property. Each of the luxury barns is located around a central courtyard planted with olive trees for a relaxed, summer vibe. You have views over the fifteen acres of countryside with amazing coastal walks.
We had a very slow morning in Mimosa with plenty of coffee and breakfast. With such beautiful weather, we were keen to get out and explore. Luckily for us, gorgeous Porthcurnick Beach is just a ten minute walk from the holiday cottage. And what a day for it.
Any visitors to Portscatho must add a visit to Hidden Hut to their bucket list. Tucked away just off the coastal path near Portscatho on the gorgeous Roseland Peninsula, the Hidden Hut serves up delicious food from their beach cafe. You can expect to find freshly made lunches like dahls, stews, fresh pasties, and soups by day. In the summer evenings, you’ll find beach salads and summer grills sourced locally using fresh ingredients.
How is this for a view while you enjoy your lunch?
I opted for the salt hake, chorizo stew, served with sourdough croutons, aioli, and a freshly baked roll. It was a deliciously fresh lunch and tasted so good. Each day the blackboard is updated depending on the ingredients available, so be sure to check out the menu daily.
We took a stroll back long Porthcurnick Beach to check out the adorable village of Portscatho.
From Mimosa, it’s just a gentle 20 minute downhill stroll to reach the adorable village of Portscatho. You pass beautiful seafront properties and art shops.
One place you can’t miss in Portscatho is Tatam’s.
It’s a gorgeous little coffee hut serving a range of coffees, hot chocolate, tea, breakfast pastries, cakes, and Portuguese custard tarts.
Find me a coffee shop with a more beautiful view! There’s outdoor seating on the seafront for you to enjoy your morning coffee.
After oceanfront coffee and chats, we meandered slowly back through the village to enjoy the rest of our Portscatho holiday.
As we were on holiday during Cheltenham Races, we had to take a punt on some horses. Sadly, no winners on this year’s Gold Cup but it was a bit of fun nonetheless! Kindly, Classic Cottages left us a bottle of fizz in the fridge, which we polished off.
Walking around Portscatho
A little later in the afternoon, the sun was still beaming down for our Portscatho holiday. We went out for another walk before dinner, this time in the opposite direction from Portscatho and Porthcurnick Beach. I love how quickly it is to get from Mimosa to acres of beautiful rural countryside. In true springlike fashion, you may even spot a rabbit or two along your walk.
We walked along and soaked in all the beautiful views in the gorgeous March sunshine.
There’s something so calming about just walking along the sea, especially when it looks this good. Spring is definitely my favourite time of year, and it was beautiful in Portscatho with daffodils bobbing in the breeze.
Driftwood has a beautiful restaurant with award-winning dining. It’s perched on the South West Coastal Path near Portscatho, and overlooks the beautiful turquoise waters of Gerrans Bay. They serve delicious dinners using fresh Cornish seafood and delicious locally sourced meat, as well as afternoon tea. It’s well worth a visit if you’re staying at Mimosa on Higher Rosevine Farm.
Sunday in Portscatho
Our final full day in beautiful Portscatho, we wanted to make the most of it. The weather was a little cloudier today, but Porthcurnick Beach was just as beautiful, twinkling in the silver sun.
We woke up early to squeeze in a morning walk on the beach before heading back to the barn for coffee and breakfast. What better way to start the day? I could definitely get used to this.
One thing I loved about having a Portscatho holiday in March is the fact it’s shoulder season – the beach was so quiet and we barely saw a soul. It’s such a gorgeous part of Cornwall.
After another slow morning in our cosy barn, next on our agenda for the day was a Sunday roast. When I booked the cottage with Classic Cottages, the barn owners send some really handy tips and recommendations for the local area. One of the recommendations was a roast dinner at the Plume of Feathers pub in Portscatho. The Plume of Feathers is an adorable eighteenth century Cornish pub, just a short walk from the ocean. It was super friendly with lovely staff, and was packed out for its famous roast dinner so I’d highly recommend booking for yours.
We went for the beef brisket with Yorkshire pudding, seasonable vegetables, cauliflower cheese, and all the other trimmings. The meat was really tender and delicious – I’d definitely go back, so I highly recommend adding a visit on your list of things to do in Portscatho.
Afterwards, we went for a long walk around Portscatho to burn off the roast dinner. There are some gorgeous little pathways through the countryside with sea views. You really are spoilt for choice here.
We spent the rest of the afternoon and evening by the barn’s wood burner and playing board games. The most wonderful way to end a really relaxed break to Portscatho. It’s been wonderful exploring a new part of Cornwall, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Would you visit Portscatho? Where are your favourite parts of Cornwall to visit? Let me know in the comments below.
This article was written in collaboration with Classic Cottages.