Nightingale St Mawes / The Roseland

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 1
  • Parking
  • Sea views
  • Map


Once a forgotten fisherman's cottage, Nightingale has been flawlessly renovated to offer an extra special Cornish Gem in the heart of Portloe. Think glorious sea views, inspired cottage chic, the very best furnishings and a quintessential laid back holiday vibe. Choose from two ensuite bedrooms, relax in the living room, dine in style and whip up fine fare in the kitchen. Wander down to the slipway in minutes and absorb the local life of this tiny fishing community. The Roseland Peninsula is a quieter corner of Cornwall where hidden coves and coastal villages including St Mawes and Portscatho are waiting to be explored. 


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Walk to the harbour
  • Inspiring interiors
  • Perfect in all seasons
  • Explore The Roseland
  • 1 with a superking bed
  • 1 with a double bed

2 en-suites

  • Cot Provided: No
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Nightingale is a semi-detached Cornish cottage packed with original charm and appeal. Step straight into the heart of the Gem, the open plan living area centred around the log burner and the dining space where guests can sit and enjoy the sea and village views over delicious local food and drink. The peaceful nature of Portloe ensures lazy days are spent from your holiday base relaxing with a good book in the comfiest chairs or, in the cooler months, getting cosy by the fire. The spacious kitchen is well equipped for budding chefs to get creative. Ascend the cottage staircase to the first floor where two luxury bedrooms ensure a dreamy night's sleep as you sink under marshmallow soft bedding. The master bedroom has been styled with neutral tones, a stylish super king bed and offers sea views. The master ensuite is worthy of any boutique hotel accolade with gorgeous Moroccan tiles and deep bath set under the window. The second bedroom to the rear of Nightingale is no less considered with a double bed, stylish furniture and a chic ensuite shower room. When it comes to luxury coastal cottages, we think Nightingale is hard to beat.

From your Holiday Door

With such a plum location in Portloe, simply sit out on your terrace, watch the comings and goings of village life and gaze out to sea. To the front of Nightingale is a charming enclosed courtyard garden with potted palms and a small bistro table and chairs, the sea and coastal views are simply stunning. Stroll down from your holiday door in just a few minutes and extend your outside space to the cove beach and crystal clear swimming waters or head up the coastal paths leading along this most beautiful stretch of Cornwall. Portloe is quintessentially Cornish and a photographer's dream as characterful fishing boats are hauled up onto the sand and lobster pots are stacked high on the slip. Within the village are two pubs well worth a visit or two, The Lugger and The Ship, each offering a lip-smacking menu and local Cornish ales of course (please check nearer to your arrival if they are open to non-residents due to Covid-19). The Roseland Peninsula offers so much however you like to spend your holiday days, spend the day on the sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower, enjoy a cream tea or crab sandwich in St Mawes (recently voted one of the UK's top coastal villages), walk for miles along the coastal paths, take to the water for a day sail or kayak excursion and enjoy the very laid back quieter vibe of this stunning peninsula. 

From weeks away to a short break, we highly recommend a stay at Nightingale whatever the season or the occasion. 


  • Choose from two luxury bedrooms located on the first floor.
  • Bedroom one: Super king bed, clothes storage, hairdryer, sea and harbour views, ensuite
  • Bedroom two: Double bed, clothes storage, hairdryer, ensuite


  • Both of the bedrooms are ensuite with beautiful Moroccan inspired tiles and vintage fixtures and fittings
  • Bedroom one: Bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, WC
  • Bedroom two: Shower, wash hand basin, WC


  • Electric oven
  • Induction hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Utilities include - washer/dryer, iron with ironing board, outside washing line

Living and Dining

  • Smart Apple TV
  • Two seater sofa
  • Two chairs 
  • Log burner
  • Roberts radio
  • Dining table and chairs

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • One well behaved dog welcomed, enclosed garden
  • Garage parking for one small car located a short walk away. The garage is very small (an up and over style) and suited for smaller cars. Larger cars can be parked in Portloe car park (also a short walk away) for a donation. 
  • Outside bistro table and 4 chairs
  • Harbour and sea views
  • Easy access to the south west coast path
  • Walk to two pubs in Portloe, The Luggar and The Ship


  • When possible, guests can unload swiftly outside the holiday door, there are 2 small steps up to the front terrace.
  • Level access from the inside onto the terrace.
  • One internal flight of stairs with a handrail.

Home Truths

  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by the property owner.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
  • There is limited mobile phone coverage in this location. Please check with your carrier for further information. Nightingale does have wifi.
  • Due to Covid-19, The Lugger Hotel is serving food to hotel residents only. The Ship Inn in Portloe is now open again.
  • The outside space is to the front of the cottage, benefitting from the sea view. Please note the cottage has a low front wall adjacent to the road and people pass by.

Cornish Gems is thrilled to welcome Nightingale to the luxury portfolio of coastal cottages - discover the natural beauty of The Roseland Peninsula from this wonderful base in Portloe