Treloan Coastal Holidays - seaside caravan park and campsite on Cornwall's unspoilt Roseland Peninsula - close to sandy beaches

Treloan Coastal Holidays
Treloan Lane
Gerrans
Near Portscatho
Roseland Peninsula
Cornwall TR2 5EF

Tel: 01872 580989
info@treloancoastalholidays.co.uk

 

The Roseland area

The Roseland Peninsular is a pretty, unspoilt seaside and riviera location with old, unspoilt and typically Cornish villages, a mild sub-tropical climate and the most beautiful plantlife and wildlife and birdlife. There is no room for change in this area - and those in the know keep returning year after year.

From the caravan and campsite, a web of pretty footpaths will take you all over the southern most tip of the peninsula - to the Percuil river (Place Manor), where guests can catch a ferryboat to St Mawes, or follow paths to St Anthony's Head with its lighthouse, bird watch shelter, second world war watchpost and defences and ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING views across the Carrick Roads estuary.

Our two nearest village are Gerrans and Portscatho and have now virtually merged into one, though you may experience some local rivalry between the two villages (probably more in jest).

Gerrans

A three minute walk up a pretty country lane and you're in the hilltop village of Gerrans, from where there is a stunning view of Gerrans Bay with Gull Rock and Nare Head in the distance. Seeing the wonderful church spire of Gerrans will tell you you're approaching the village - historically a prominent landmark for sailors. There is a garage offering petrol diesel, breakdown services, fruit and veg open daily, the Blue Carrot market garden selling chemical-free produce, The Royal Standard Pub with its lovely beer garden and good food, kids' playground, football pitch, squash court and village green. Do check out the Heritage Centre in Gerrans - a fascinating collection of local interesting historical pictures/info/artefacts.

Portscatho

At the bottom of the hill lie the white-washed cottages and tiny harbour of Portscatho.

Portscatho boasts a fisherman's chapel, impressive general store, 17th century pub (see pubs), action-packed social club with fantastic sea views, quality butchers selling locally produced meat, three galleries and a post office that also sells local history books, toys and sweets (kids love this post office).

Philleigh

Philleigh is situated on the east of the Roseland - the road through the village is the old coach road between London and Penzance seen on maps as early as 1685 and leads to the King Harry Ferry, where there has been a ferry across the river since medieval times. The 16th century Roseland Inn still beckons travellers with its low beamed ceilings and reputation for good food. (see pubs)

Portloe

A small harbourside fishing village with tiny cove, pub (Kings Arms - see pubs), hotel and that's it! Would make a lovely day's walk via the coast path but you'd need to arrange transport back.

Ruan Lanihorne

A beautiful setting for a highly acclaimed destination gastro pub - the King's Head (see pubs)

Veryan

Round Houses stand at each end of Veryan village - originally built by a missionary for his daughters - with no corners in which the Devil can hide. Instead he's probably hiding in the very local characterful pub tht is the New Inn (see pubs).

A small but sprawling Roseland village with pretty green and post office/general store.

Close to Veryan is Carne Beacon, legendary burialplace of 6th century chieftain, Gereint of Dumnonia. This is really a Bronze Age barrow probably built around two thousand years ago.

St Just in Roseland

St Just-in-Roseland on the way to St Mawes is known for its idyllic riverside church - much heralded by Sir John Betjeman. The church gardens stretch down to the river and must be seen when the tide is in - an understandably popular place for betrothals.

Tregony

Gateway to the Roseland' with an exceptionally wide village main street - a relic from the days when Tregony was a busy port and the street had to accommodate busy traffic down to the river. The river is now silted up, but the village is still pretty and boasts a fine old pub, general store, post office and galleries.

The Ruan River is a popular place for bird watchers. There are some lovely riverside and woodland walks in the area between here and Tregony.

St Mawes

The delightful riviera village of St Mawes is 5 miles away or a two hour coastal path walk and ferry ride (can catch the bus back) and offers a well preserved castle dating back to Henry VIII, lively waterfront restaurants, bars, galleries, ice cream shops and ferry services to Falmouth, Truro, Trelissic Gardens and the Helford River. One can happily dawdle all day in St Mawes just gawping at the view across the Carrick Roads estuary. Obviously also see pubs.


cornwall campsite sea views from coastpath
 field to sea close to treloan campsite
coastpath walk from campsite to portscatho
portscatho harbour near the campsite
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