Step out of your door and wander 150 metres down the path past pretty fishermen houses and gardens
Its enviable position in a quaint fishing village, with private parking 150 metres from the beach
The Old Store sits right in the heart of the picture-postcard village of Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula in south Cornwall. Described as "one of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish villages", The Old Store is less than 100 metres from the small harbour and beach, popular for swimming, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. This unspoilt fishing village is a genuine 'escape from it all' destination, away from the crowds.
Portloe lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and was once a thriving fishing village in the 17th century. By the 18th century, due to its remoteness, the village had become a hotspot for smugglers, with the local inn keeper being sent to the gallows for smuggling French Brandy. This inn is now called The Lugger, where guests can dine, sip ales and learn more about Cornwall's smuggling history. Today, fishermen still land crab and lobster, and the harbour has been used for filming in the classics 'The Camomile Lawn' and 'About time'.
Locally, you can walk the coastal path to the stunning Nare Head and Portholland. Along the Nare Head route, ramble past the restored Cold War Nuclear Bunker and enjoy beautiful views of the entire length of the Roseland coast path and over The Whelps Reef. A short drive takes you to Portscatho, home of the Hidden Hut, Caerhays Castle and beach, St. Mawes, Gorran Haven, Mevagisssey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Find out why The Old Store is our Owner Services Co-ordinator Belinda's favourite Beach Retreats property here.
Book a 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim this offer book a 7 night stay and enter ‘7FOR5’ on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.