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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

Porthallow, Helston, UK
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

Studio Barn very close to the beach

Just yards from the beach in this tranquil, quintessential Cornish fishing village, an enchanting detached stone studio. Close to beautiful coastal walks leading around the Lizard peninsula and along the shoreline of the Helford River. Full of character with a mezzanine double bed area enjoying glimpses of the sea, kitchenette, living area and a shower/utility room, packing everything one would need into a perfectly formed space. Ideally located with a tranquil part of Cornwall yet close proximity to the Helford River, Helston, Lizard Peninsula. Nearby attractions include Goonhilly, Trelowarren, Roskilly's and local diving at Polkerris. Great for short or long breaks away from the city. Ideal for those who want quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of work and traffic noise. From the Cornish meaning 'port at the end of the moor', Porthallow's history has always been inextricably linked with the sea. A former thriving Pilchard port, small fishing boats are still hauled onto the beach to this day. A number of buildings in the village also exhibit tell tale signs of the industry, if a little less obvious to the casual observer - The Association's Institute building is sighted over a former pilchard cellar! Set in the heart of the small fishing village of Porthallow with the beach is just a few minutes' walk away. The South West Coast Path is just 50 metres from the studio, offering excellent coastal views across Falmouth Bay to St. Anthony's Head, and a beautiful walk to Gillan Creek and the Helford River. Porthallow beach is used by local fishermen, and it is possible to drive onto the beach to launch canoes and dinghies. The local pub, The Five Pilchards, offers a warm welcome to visitors and there is a craft shop with locally made pottery. The village shops in St Keverne, just a couple of miles away, offer comprehensive supplies. The local wildlife is abundant, with buzzards circling over the valley and seals occasionally visiting the bay. The Old Stable is in probably one of the most peaceful spots in Cornwall, and offers the opportunity for a truly relaxing holiday by the sea.


James or Neil

  • Member Since 2007
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within one hour
  • Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Located on mezzanine
      • other
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Single bed in lounge area
      • Double bed on mezzanine area overlooking studio with further single bed/sofa on ground floor.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Enclosed shower and toilet in separate room to rear of studio along with small utility room with tumble drier.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Two wall mounted electric heaters
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                      Free Local parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                      Tumbler dryer in utility room


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Grill machine for steaks, and bacon etc
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen work surface with sink. Separate breakfast bar
                        • Microwave
                          Microwave oven available
                        • Oven
                          Microwave oven along with microwave and food steamer
                        • Refrigerator
                          Fridge under worktops
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Breakfast bar for 3
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 3 people


                                • Books
                                  Plenty of books on walks in the area
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Various in drawer under single bed
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Freeview TV


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • bay/sound
                                        • churches
                                        • live theater

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Free Parking available within village, only 1 minute from the barn. Stairs are moveable along a runner on the floor to allow access to all of the kitchen.

                                                          33 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          As expected

                                                          The cottage was snug and warm and really close to the beach and local pub.
                                                          Jan 01, 2018
                                                          Dec 2017

                                                          Loved it

                                                          Very restful
                                                          Oct 23, 2017
                                                          Oct 2017

                                                          Perfect Getaway!

                                                          Great location for exploring Cornwall - will definitely be returning to Porthallow in summer!
                                                          Oct 16, 2017
                                                          Sep 2017

                                                          Absolutely perfect, just what we were looking for. Beautuful property in a beautiful location.

                                                          Exactly like the photos and such a perfect place for a romantic quiet break away from busy life!
                                                          Oct 09, 2017
                                                          Oct 2017

                                                          Sweet little romantic getaway

                                                          We had an idyllic stay in this little cottage - everything we needed for a short break, intimate and bright and cheery, five minutes walk to the sea and a lovely pub, very comfortable bed, warm shower; "coastal" decor lent a lovely atmosphere.
                                                          Aug 24, 2017
                                                          Aug 2017

                                                          A lovely quaint stay in a Cornish village

                                                          A great little property in the lovely village of Porthallow. The property has everything you need in a compact way! We spent every evening on the beach or in the pub! The kids loved rock pooling! Go to Fat Apples for breakfast! Great communication with owners too! Would love to go back.
                                                          Aug 18, 2017
                                                          Aug 2017


                                                          Porthallow, Helston, UK

                                                          Ideal location with tranquil stay in West Cornwall. Close proximity to Roskilly Ice Cream, Trelowarren, Helston, Falmouth, Penzance, Lizard.

                                                          33 Reviews

                                                          Excellent 4.6/5

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                                                          Property # 1133000