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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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:
July 23, 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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

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average rating of 4.5384617 based on 27 reviews
5

Lovely tranquil place

  • 5 of 5

Quirky place to stay that gave us lots of giggles. How it contains almost everything you need is a wonder!

Great location

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Brilliant value, very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, myself and 2 dogs stayed here for a 3 night break at the end of May and we were massively impressed! What a lovely well equipped cottage, it has everything you need at a fantastic price, it is compact but it was fine for the 3 of us and dogs. The owners have made excellent use of the space. Everything was really easy, booking, communication with owner etc. The biscuits and fresh milk was also a really nice touch. Everything was really clean and welcoming.

Porthallow is a lovely little village, the local pub serves excellent food and is dog friendly and the local cafe just on the way out of the village called fat apples serves the best breakfast I have ever had in my life and is also dog friendly.

We will definately return in the future, thankyou for a lovely pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Charming small cottage by the sea!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was exactly as described- the old stable has been very cleverly turned into a great holiday property with everything that you need for a stay. The area is lovely, very quiet, the beach is great for dogs, the local pub serves good food and the local cafe( fat apples)does a fantastic breakfast!would definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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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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
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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
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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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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
 
July-August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$624
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$70
$468
 
 
October-December
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$68
$422
 
 
January -April
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$63
$429
 
 
May-June
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$69
$455
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$91
$637
 
 
September
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$71
$487
 
 
October-December
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$68
$422
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $129.97
Pet Fee $19.5

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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