Portscatho Holidays Blog
Welcome - whatever the time of year!Wednesday, 10 January, 2018
Happy New Year, and a warm welcome to Cornwall from all of us at Portscatho Holidays.
I'll be using this blog spot to introduce the Roseland Peninsula and its many visitor attractions, help you choose the best holiday accommodation and inspire you to find day trips and holiday activities in our region. I feel so lucky to be based in pretty St Mawes, with its friendly community and within easy reach of so much scenic coast and countryside, and I hope you'll enjoy visiting the Roseland as much as I love living here. We'll be delighted to help you book a lovely holiday to suit your needs all year round.
St Mawes is a great place to start searching for your ideal holiday cottage. The old village nestles around the harbour, while higher up you get wonderful views over the Fal Estuary. It's quite surprising that it should boast the world's third largest natural harbour, but there you go - there's a lot more that will surprise you about St Mawes too, but you won't know unless you visit!
St Mawes itself has two beaches which are great for sailing, swimming and sunbathing, and there are plenty more beaches if you venture a little further. Some are quiet coves, without the facilities and bustle of the larger bays, so there's truly something for everyone. I love them all, and the great thing is you can choose your beach according to your mood. A swim, a stroll, a spot of rockpooling... take your pick. I should let you know that beaches may have dog-walking restrictions in summer, but off-season it's fine and there are plenty of other lovely walks. St Mawes has some fab cafes too, but I'm not divulging my favourite - try them and see!
You might be wondering who gave St Mawes its name... well, a sixth-century hermit and abbot named Maudetus is your man. In art he's traditionally portrayed as a schoolmaster, and he's invoked to help with headaches, worms and snake-bites. That's quite a mixture. I'll stick with the coffee thanks.
New Houses for 2018Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Pirate Cottage central location sleeps up to 8.
5 Waterloo Close parking and great sea views sleeps up to 6 pet friendly.
Tavern House opposite tavern beach sleeps up to 8.
NEW 2018 Brochure has been sent out if you do not receive it in the next 10 days, just ask and we will send you oneFriday, 10 November, 2017
Falmouth Oyster Festival This Weekend - 12th - 15th OctoberFriday, 13 October, 2017
This weekend, The Falmouth Oyster Festival returns to Events Square for one of our biggest and best food festivals.
This annual four day festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and Cornish seafood, with four days of feasting and fun cooking demonstrations by top chefs.
Visit the tent to enjoy live music, Cornish produce, arts and crafts, real ale and wine bars, oyster and seafood bars. As part of the festival, the Working Boats get out on the water for a race, there is the Grand Oyster Parade, shucking competition and a Grand Oyster Draw.
Lots to enjoy throughout the festival.
Autumn in Cornwall - a great time for a short breakWednesday, 27 September, 2017
As we head into October, there's still so many reasons to enjoy an autumn break in Cornwall - quieter beaches, festivals galore (including the Falmouth Oyster Festival from 12-15th October) and a get your wellies on and visit the beach and then return to a cosy holiday cottage, light the fire and enjoy a relaxing break.
Get in touch on 01326 270900 for more details on short breaks on The Roseland.