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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Parking

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:
20 October, 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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Location

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Porthallow in Helston

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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 Enclosure
  • 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 Bed , Located on mezzanine
    other - 1 Sofa bed/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
  • churches
  • live theatre
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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • 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 4.6 based on 31 reviews
5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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wow

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Porthallow, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October-December
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
£325
 
 
January -April
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£146
for 3 nights
From
£48
£330
 
 
May-June
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£159
for 3 nights
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£53
£350
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£490
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£375
 
 
October-December
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
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£52
£325
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £15

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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