The South West Coast Path passes directly in front of Chapel House and about one hundred yards from Middle Cottage; the path in both directions offers spectacular views with Dodman Point and Nare Head dominating the scenery. The classic Cornish fishing village of Portloe is a brisk hour’s walk along the cliff to the west and is home to a traditional pub, The Ship Inn and a hotel and restaurant, The Lugger. To the east the footpath crosses Caerhays Estate, centred upon the John Nash designed Castle with its world famous gardens, and wends its way up to Dodman Point then on to Gorran Haven and, eventually the fishing village Mevagissey (mackeral fishing trips available daily).
The Roseland Penenisula is a beautiful part of Cornwall with some of the safest beaches and sailing, wonderful coastal and country walks and a number of Cornwall’s most picturesque villages. Visitors often stay within the confines of the peninsula as there is an atmosphere of calm here that is unmatched even elsewhere in Cornwall. Portscatho with it's famous Hidden Hut is a twenty minute drive soutwest from Portholland, and beyond is St. Mawes with its vibrant harbour, the Tresanton Hotel and the Idle Rocks Hotel. If you fancy a day trip, Heligan Garden, The Eden Project and the cathedral city of Truro are all within 30 minutes drive; slightly further afield are the north coast beaches, Padstow (for Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant), the Tate Gallery at St. Ives, various National Trust historic houses and gardens, and the wonderful ports of Fowey, Falmouth and Penzance.