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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 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:
November 19, 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
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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/sofa 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 4.625 based on 33 reviews
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very restful

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring Cornwall - will definitely be returning to Porthallow in summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Absolutely perfect, just what we were looking for. Beautuful property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Sweet little romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A lovely quaint stay in a Cornish village

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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wow

  • 5 of 5

you must visit. You will not be disappointed by the house or the lovely area!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.83
Refundable damage deposit $132.17

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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