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Cornish Cottage 100m from dog friendly beach+pub enclosed garden off rd parking

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bed Cornish Cottage With Lots Of Off Road Parking.

This well presented, traditional dog friendly Cornish Cottage is just 100 meters flat stole from Porthallow's quiet beach and local pub (both dog friendly) and a short walk to Fat Apples café. Built in the 1920’s and named after the SS Volnay it retains many period features and is an ideal base either to explore rural Lizard or stay in with your feet up with its unique living rock wall fire place. The very large and sunny organic seaward facing garden often contains seasonal livestock, top bar bee hives and cheeky chickens laying fresh eggs daily. Gentle streams boarder the garden interspersed with apple trees, wild flowers, BBQ area and separate fire pit. With plenty to explore in the local area for the whole family, life can be as busy as you make it. (At this point I recommend you read the reviews for the reasons why you should stay). Porthallow has a quiet and sheltered pebble beach with rock pools to explore and magnificent views. The beach offers small boats and kayak/canoe launching facilities ideal for fishing and cove exploration. Pothallow is the official South West coastal path half way point and Volnay View is ideally situated for families to enjoy this living heritage. Volnay View has lots of off road parking (small trailers included) with easy access. There is also ample outside drying space for beach clothing, diving/fishing equipment. Other nearby attractions POLDARK MINE, FLAMBARDS, CADGWITH, COVERACK, CAMEL Farm and GOONHILLY EARTH STATION.

If the weather is good a fishing with owners is must.

See you Dreckly!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

About Pete BOXALL

We are both local and live next door to the cottage. We can assist with your holiday planning and give advice to where the best places are depending on your needs. We are always available and aim to meet you on arrival giving you a guided tour of the cottage and answer any questions.

Why Pete BOXALL chose Lizard Peninsula

We offer as much or as little interaction (good local knowledge) as you need allowing you to gain the most from your holiday.

What makes this cottage unique

On hand local information service in assisting you to really relax and enjoy the most of your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Returning to the Lizard after decades away, was lucky to find Volnay Cottage at Porthallow to use as a base to re-explore the locality and the Lizard generally. Comfortably and well equipped, being set in tranquil surroundings was perfect, whether we wanted to sit on the beach or stroll along the many local footpaths. Enjoyed strolling to the village pub full of convivial locals. Will return to this 'little gem' without doubt.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthallow in Helston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom, bath and shower & airing cupboard. Shower/bath are suitable for persons under 6,2.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 double bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom = Super king size bed Second bedroom = Double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Dogs welcome but ask for details £20 per dog. House service can be provided for tidying, lighting fires dog walking and making beds. Contact owner for package rates. Changeover Saturday. Booking notes An initial deposit of 25% on booking, the balance to be paid 30 days before the holiday begins. Outside: Large, sunny, organic, flat, seaward facing garden. Often contains seasonal living stock (chickens, top bar bee hives, ducks and others. The garden is a mixture of apple trees, grassed lawns surrounded by gentle flowing rivers. Fire pit area and secluded areas including seating and bench areas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned at change over. Cleaning equipment and hover in under stairs cupboard. Other: Sun room with living rock wall fire place (wood burner), sofa, dresser, DVD player (with DVD'S), stable door, shoe and coat rack


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Cornish Cottage 100m from dog friendly beach+pub enclosed garden off rd parking
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

Quite quirky but we loved it,especially located near the pub and beach

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and cosy and great location

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Very well decorated and the outside/inside room is different.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice cottage and Pilchards pub very good food.

Two TV's suited us in the evenings when we stayed in, outside BBQ used once due to weather which is the only thing that could have been better.

Went on walk on coastal footpath, not signposted, but found in book ion cottage. Wear long trousers as some of the paths are overgrown with thorns and nettles. Also goes through disused quarry. Stopped off at Roskillys Ice Cream for lunch then completed walk back to cottage.

Pete's two dogs are friendly and there are ducks as well.

Would recommend to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Quiet location and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very comfortable and ideal for a relaxing week in Cornwall. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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A little gem of a place in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Came to Porthallow a few weeks ago & loved it. We chose Volnay View as it looked quirky and had plenty of space for me, my sister & dog Sookie. It didn't disappoint - Spotlessly clean & fully equipped with all u need. For outside cooking, there were two BBQ areas, so made use of both. Great area to chill with a beer and look at the stars.

The local pub was pretty lively & had good food. Fat Apples Cafe is def worth a visit too.

Pete was a great host and it was interesting to hear first hand about the history & other stories of the area.

If he wasn't about, Jo was on hand to help if needed. Everyone v friendly.

Great base to visit local areas - Coverack, Kennack sands (great for dogs too), Mullion, to name a few.

All in all we had a lovely relaxing time - Could easily have stayed another week.

Would highly recommend this cottage so don't hesitate to book.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a perfect getaway, peaceful, beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous find. Loved the village, so peaceful. Beach 1 minute stroll away, with a great pub and lovely cafe up the road, serving fabulous breakfast. Pete and Jo are a lovely couple. Very helpful and knowleable about local attractions. The house is very well maintained and spotlessly clean and the whole experience was very relaxed and our dog welcomed with no restrictions. Thoroughly enjoyed our week and hope to revisit soon. Don't hesitate to book.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you would want from a holiday.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we knew that this cottage was something special.

With a busy 2 year old and an inquisitive dog in tow we knew we had to strike a balance between relaxation and activity. Here we were able to do both.

The property itself is full of character and very cosy. A true home from home. With a chilled space outside for catching the sun and having a cool drink that was more than safe enough for child and dog to wear each other out. Ducks, chickens and other fantastic beasts.

Beautiful village with a quiet beach complete with rock pools, fantastic pisky trails, coastal walks and a very charming pub.

Great location within easy reach of plenty of attractions.

To top it all off the most thoughtful host/guide who did everything possible to make ours a wonderful holiday that none of us will ever forget.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
5 Pilchards
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
5 Pilchards
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended


Local Beach, woods, fields and South West Coastal Foot path 200 yards. Surrounding beaches within 2 miles ALL are DOG FRIENDLY. Other beaches near by

Coverack sandy beach and Harbour 4 miles

Kennack Sands beach 8 miles

Kynance Cove


St Keverne 2 miles

Helston 13 miles

Falmouth 22 miles

Truro 30 miles

Further Details:

Local pub serving food 200 yards away.

Many village restaurants within 2-8 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porthallow, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
An initial deposit of 20% on booking, the half the remaining balance balance to be paid 2 months before arrival date and the remainder to be paid 30 days before the holiday begins. For last minute bookings contact owners. Your deposit will be returned to you before you depart.

Changeover Day:
Change over time SAT to SAT. Please depart by 10:00 and arrive no earlier than 16:00 to allow for change over. Luggage storage can be provided should no wish to arrive early and or depart latter.

Notes on prices:
There is a 15% discount for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
Dates outside of calendar can be arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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