About

Our stunning 7 bedroom Porscatho holiday house - Trosvik House Portscatho, Cornwall, provides quick and easy access to the best Cornwall has to offer. 

Trosvik house sleeps 12 and is a stone’s throw away from the local beach, close to pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops in the warm and friendly town. A short walk ventures you outside of the town into the beautiful Cornish countryside, offering fresh sea air and stunning views, stretching from Nare Head to Towan Beach. Whether you are looking for a relaxing sandy beach, a chance to explore Cornwall’s hidden secrets or a fun-filled active holiday, our Trosvik Portscatho holiday house is the perfect home base for your stay.

A bit about me

 

My name is Declan and I am the owner of Trosvik. The house was bought by my family over forty years ago and we have stayed here since. My father was an avid fisherman and would love nothing better than to go fishing with my siblings and I for hours on end, going from peninsula to peninsula to find the best Bass spot! My great, great grandfather first came to Portscatho in 1905 and lived in a house further into town. Ever since then, we’ve had 6 generations coming to the village, and as some of the pictures in the house show, not much has changed in this beautiful, picturesque village.

The history of Portscatho

Portscatho originates its name from the Cornish for ‘boat cove’, and in the 1700s was part of the manor of Pettigrew, and it’s neighbour further up the hill, Gerrans, being in the manor of Nampity. While Gerrans depended on agriculture, Portscatho was primarily a small fishing village, and at one point had a boat building yard where even today old copper nails can sometimes be found amongst the rocks. Much of Portscatho is still the same as it was 100 years ago, with the porth and harbour being almost identical, and I feel that’s a large part of the charm this place has.

Unlike some of its larger neighbours, Porstcatho is yet to be touched by the heavy hand of modern culture. All the shops, pubs and cafes are not chain owned, instead being owned by local people, the Hidden Hut being the pick of the lot, nestled just behind Porthcurnick beach. Signal and WIFI are not the quickest in the area, and you really get a sense of a true Cornish sea-side village, with its small and narrow roads, built over 100 years ago for horse and cart, rather than our modern transportation.

Our Portscatho holiday house is located centrally with quick and easy access to the local beach front with stunning views.

 

 

Overall, there aren’t many villages quite like Portscatho. It’s the best kept secret on the south coast, the village that time forgot, and with a house like Trosvik, you are in for a great holiday. There aren’t many houses so close to the beach, as well as being so central, that can sleep up to 13 people. A house like Trosvik is meant to have the whole family, large groups of friends, all within a stone’s throw of a beautiful Cornish beach. With that in mind, I hope you enjoy your time in the village.

Portscatho Bay

WIFI throughout the house

Free private parking

Dog friendly