If you’ve ever thought: “What I could really do with is luxury getaway in a cosy cottage, tucked away in Cornwall, overlooking its own beach…” then look no further. Your bolthole is found.
The Fish Sheds is one of the 12 properties on the Caerhays Estate. Each property is totally unique and sympathetically converted from an estate property.
The Fish Sheds, a gorgeous conversion of – strangely enough – an old fish shed, its found down a wibbly, wibbly lane in Portholland, Cornwall – the location for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s located right on the beach overlooking a sweep of South Cornish coast, with breathtaking, head clearing views..
The Fish Sheds has everything you need for the ultimate escape – be it a curled up in a soft blanket by the woodburner kind of Autumn break, or a flip flops on, play with the kids on the beach summery kind of holiday.
The quirky layout features a stylishly appointed open plan kitchen and lounge on the ground floor, with a cute bedroom that overlooks the sea from two sides.
Upstairs there’s a luxuriously furnished double bedroom, with skylights that let you stare up at the Cornish night sky at night as well as a fun twin room that would suit kids or adults who are happy to share.
Two set of fabulous French windows at the front of the cottage afford lovely views of the beach and headland, allowing you to open the cottage up in good weather and let the smell of the salty air in.
While tucked away, the private beach is popular with local. In the morning you might wake to the sight of canoeists going out to fish for the day, or in the evening watch ponies come down to the beach for a trot.
There are also stunning walks from either side of the cottage with fabulous coastal views – though rather hilly, they’d suit the athletic of spirit best.
Slightly further afield and over the headland sits the magnificent Caerhays Castle with its award-winning woodland gardens and beautiful Porthluney Beach. Grab a bite to it at the beach cafe there or pop into the castle grounds and enjoy a cream tea in the castle tea room.
The bars, shops, restaurants and fishing boats of Mevagissey are within easy reach of the cottage if you fancy a day out to take in some Cornish culture.
Though, if all you want is a relaxing break, you may just want to stay home and curl up beside the woodburner or sit and watch the waves go by, in this most perfect of Cornish boltholes.
Written by Dawn Bebe – a recent guest at the Fish Sheds