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18th century cob cottage - private parking. 1 min walk to dog friendly beach/pub

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps five, dog friendly, available from Easter to Nov/Xmas & New Year

This charming 18th century white washed cob cottage is situated within a minutes walk to the beach and really does have roses growing over the door!! Nestled into a wooded valley with only the soft sounds of the brook, gentle lapping of waves and the call of the owls to lull you to sleep at night: willow cottage is truly idyllic. Sympathetically restored and fully refurbished, creating a fusion of stylish contemporary chic with romantic old world charm, this cottage has everything the discerning guest could desire - inglenook fireplace, deep sills, original oak flooring upstairs and practical stone flooring downstairs. A contemporary kitchen with all mod cons, bathroom and shower room and the all important sea and country views make this cottage the perfect hideaway.

The kitchen/diner has everything the keen chef would require and for those who prefer to lounge it also has a comfy sofa! A further two sofas can be found in the spacious lounge area setting the scene for a romantic evening by the log burner or family game of cards, listening to music or chilling out with some dvds or bring your computer and hook up to netflix via the tv (hdmi cable provided).

Upstairs there are three delightful bedrooms and access to the stairs leading to the back garden. The double en-suite has a bath with shower over, basin and toilet and there is a separate shower room also with basin and toilet. The second double bedroom has a continental size bed (larger than king) and the single bedroom is large enough for an adult.

The enclosed terraced gardens at the back, reached from the first floor, offer both panoramic sea and country views, perfect for morning coffee on the deck, a leisurely picnic under the apple tree or a spot of stargazing. A sunny, south facing patio with seating is situated directly outside the cottage making it convenient for barbecues or relaxing with a glass of wine.

The cottage has everything you would require for a smooth running holiday: a washer/dryer, dishwasher, cd player stereo, dvd (bring your own movies although there are lots), wireless hub and thermostatically controlled central heating. Access to an undercover drying area suitable for surf gear can also be found on the ground floor. To the front of the cottage there is off-road parking for two/three cars. All linen and towels (not beach), guidebooks, maps and cookery books are provided.

We can also give useful advice on the most suitable place to take your dogs e.g livestock/traffic free and quiet.

There are great walks from your front door so you don't need to drive anywhere unless you want to explore even more.

More Details

Property Manager
Martha Walker
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthallow in Helston

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • family bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • One King size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Porthallow Cove is a secluded coastal village with a sand and shingle dog friendly beach that is safe for swimming. Lunch and evening meals can be found at the historic Five Pilchards pub where fresh local produce is served daily. The village is flanked by two wooded valleys and enjoys a mild climate enabling a profusion of native and tropical plants to flourish. Being a haven for both wildlife and nature lover alike, it is possible to spot a range of animal and birdlife including whales, dolphins, owls, woodpeckers and birds of prey. The mid-point of the southwest coastal path is at Porthallow where panoramic sea views across Falmouth Bay can be enjoyed. The mysterious, wooded riverside walks of Gillan Creek are only a 20 min walk from the village as is the coastguard lookout at Nare Point, a perfect viewpoint for the Big Ships and Funchai Race hosted by Falmouth. Boat hire and sailing tuition are also available at Sailaway at the nearby picturesque village of St Anthony.

Reviews

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18th century cob cottage - private parking. 1 min walk to dog friendly beach/pub
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully restful stay at Willow Cottage in Porthallow. The owner could not have been more helpful and respectful of our time there. We loved the quiet beach with rock pools, rocks and even a seal to keep the children happy!

Thanks for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was so lovely to meet you all. thank you for being such wonderful guests!
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5

Beautiful peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Willow Cottage, super helpful owner, lovely snug cottage and incredibly peaceful spot.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cosy and well equipped cottage perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in this lovely cottage with our two sons, one of whom is studying at Exeter Penryn University nearby. We loved the cosiness of the cottage especially the log burning stove which we needed as Storm Brian was upon us. The owner was very friendly and helpful but not intrusive at all. The cottage had everything we needed for our short stay. We enjoyed a meal in the local pub one night and a 2 hour circular walk taking in the coastal views. I am sure we will be back and would recommend the cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cosy cottage with charm and character moments from the beach, splendid

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in mid September the weather was mixed but the cottage was always warm and welcoming. The lovely landlady was always welcoming and very helpful. Had a lovely week with dogs, baby and family all catered for. Local facilities all charming. Thank you Martha.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful dog friendly Cornish cottage, in very friendly chacterful village.

  • 4 of 5

Martha was extremely welcoming and helpful.

Cottage well equipped. Warm and comfortable with excellent beds.

Very good to have parking.

Convenient for the beach and pub.

Pub first class for food, drink and atmosphere.

We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage for a holiday in south east Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in Porthallow, lovely cottage and great little beach. Very dog friendly including nearby cafe and pub. Very friendly area including Martha, the hostess. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Five Pilchards
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mullion
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Redruth
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Five Pilchards
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Porthallow
Car: recommended

Porthallow Cove is a secluded coastal village with a sand and shingle dog friendly beach that is safe for swimming. Lunch and evening meals can be found at the historic Five Pilchards pub where fresh local produce is served daily. The village is flanked by two wooded valleys and enjoys a mild climate enabling a profusion of native and tropical plants to flourish. Being a haven for both wildlife and nature lover alike, it is possible to spot a range of animal and birdlife including whales, dolphins, owls, woodpeckers and birds of prey.

The mid-point of the southwest coastal path is at Porthallow where panoramic sea views across Falmouth Bay can be enjoyed. The mysterious, wooded riverside walks of Gillan Creek are only a 20 min walk from the village as is the coastguard lookout at Nare Point, a perfect viewpoint for the Big Ships and Funchai Race hosted by Falmouth. Boat hire and sailing tuition are also available at Sailaway at the nearby picturesque village of St Anthony. A short walk along the coastal path or a 5 min drive takes you to the Porthkerris Dive Centre, a launch pad for a host of professionally supported dives to the numerous wrecks as featured on BBC2's Coast.

Friendly pubs, shops and The Greenhouse, an excellent organic restaurant can be found in the nearby village of St Keverne which is also home to the award winning organic Roskillys farm with cafe/restaurant, gift shop and ice cream parlour where you can watch the ice cream being made or feed the ducks and donkeys.

Porthallow is the perfect base for experiencing both the desirable and popular Helford River area and the Lizard Peninsula. There are many subtropical and native gardens in the area including Trebah, Glendurgan and Trevarno. The Lizard Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty and an area of special scientific interest. Several rare species of bird and plant life flourish here and there is a wealth of beautiful beaches and secluded coves awaiting the eager visitor including pretty Cadgwith with its thatched cottages and stunning Kynance Cove with eco cafe. The nearby Kennack Sands offers surf tuition and has boards for hire. You can also find some of the best restaurants in Britain that utilise the fantastic quality ingredients produced here. You can check out our recommendations provided at the cottage whilst relaxing with a bottle of complimentary wine.

Porthallow is also within easy reach of St Michael's Mount, pretty Mousehole, the amazing open-air cliff top theatre the Minack, antiquities of West Cornwall and The Tate St Ives. Both the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are less than 40 miles away.

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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