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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
barn
People
3
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

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:
22 February, 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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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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 !!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely weekend. Cottage was quaint.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Perfect get away in lovely secluded hamlet

  • 4 of 5

The property is small but very tastefully decorated and the owners have done a great job of making use of the space available. The kitchenette is well equipped and the wet room and loo are in a good spot underneath the mezzanine sleeping space. The shower was also just right in terms of water pressure and heat. I loved the hamlet of Pothallow and the Five Pilchards pub (1 minute stroll) was perfect for our first meal there! Having the stable so near the water was also a real delight, providing lovely beach strolls first thing in the morning before heading out. Other bonuses included proximity to the coastal path walkways and the unique delicious Fat Apples cafe just up the hill.

Only downside for future renters is the mezzanine bedroom is tricky to access if you're very tall or infirm (but there is a sofa bed at ground level). If you're looking for a quiet, restful, away from the crowds place to escape to with access to the southern Cornish coast this is the perfect property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Classic Cornish Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, and clean property. Thank you for the milk!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special Offer
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
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£40
 
 
March-April
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
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£52
 
 
May-June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£162
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£54
£360
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£480
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£162
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£54
£360
 
 
October-December
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
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£325
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Porthallow in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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.

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