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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Tumble Dryer
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
James or Neil
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ode to The Old Stable

From Pralla's Old Stable, I was certainly able

To enjoy a whole week, exploring Mullion to Gweek. Around all Lizard's coast, I can defnitely boast, Many miles of walking and scenic recording.

But knowing each day, a good place to stay,

The Old Stable cosy and, when I felt dozy,

A comfy warm bed, to lay down my head,

This was all I could ask for.....

I'll be back for more!

Katheryn Ross 31 August to 07 September 2013
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Porthallow Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, 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 on ground floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village
average rating of 4.521739 based on 24 reviews
5

Cosy, delightful and something out the ordinary.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the old stable! Amazing how the owners have managed to utilise a small space so well. Really cosy little place with everything you need inside. Set in a very quiet, peaceful village the stable was really great for my girlfriend and I to get away from it all. Would happily return!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Welcoming,warm and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great peaceful weekend , we loved the quirky feeling .Everything was was very clean and well maintained .The village was very quiet and we enjoyed the lovey coastal walks .Would thoroughly recommend this holiday home.We stayed January 2017.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An excellent little place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful retreat escape the world over the New Year and explore the amazing landscape of Cornwall. It offers the creature comforts of home and its unique space makes it welcoming and cosy please to be. Great local pub and grub! Wonderful to gaze at the star whilst laying in bed through the skylight.

Thank you for allowing us to stay - hope to return !!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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No Christmas Cheer from here!

  • 1 of 5

Unfortunately the Stable was cold, damp, smelt of dog and drains and could have done with a good clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always disappointing when you get negative feedback, especially our first ever. Sorry you felt that the property didn't meet your expectations. If it was that poor I do feel that you should have contacted us. All contact numbers are provided to you for that purpose. I have checked the property since and have had guests since and all feedback was good. No damp, plenty of heating and no doggie smell, as the floor is totally tiled. Kind regards James
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4

Great property, ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant few days in Porthallow, a little gem of a hideaway. Cute holiday let and pet friendly too. An ideal base to explore The Lizard and the surrounding area. The Old Stable has everything you need, be sure to visit the Five Pilchards too!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely weekend. Cottage was quaint.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Rates & Availability

Porthallow Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Special Offer
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$50
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
 
 
May-June
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$68
$453
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$88
$604
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$68
$453
 
 
October-December
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
$409
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19
Refundable damage deposit $126

25% deposit required upon booking. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required and refunded upon your return. Prices include all linen, towels, electric and final cleaning. Upon receipt of full payment directions to house along with key codes are sent to occupier.

A minimum of 2 nights stay would be £150.00 and 3 nights £175.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Train
35 Miles
Truro
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Pilchers Public House
Car: necessary

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

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