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



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely break in Porthallow. The cottage was every bit as cosy and spacious as we had hoped for. It was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything that we required. Our hosts, Pete and Jo were lovely. Very friendly and on hand with advice, if needed, about the local area. Pete was great with my grandson, sorting out an egg hunt for eggs retrieved from the resident turkeys, chickens and ducks. The eggs were good too!

The village was lovely and quiet - the rocky cove was literally around the corner from the cottage. My grandson and the dogs loved exploring amongst the rock pools. There were also some lovely coastal walks around the village

The local pub, The Five Pilchards, was also very close by. The food was brilliant and the staff were great. You need to book, even at the end of October, as the pub is extremely popular. A few minutes up the road is the Fat Apple café. Serves lovely food, ideal for lunch although apparently they also do a mean breakfast!

You don't have to go too far if you want a sandy beach - there are plenty of nearby coves to visit. Coverack has a lovely beach and is a working harbour. The seal sanctuary is also close by - definitely worth a visit. Although my favourite place was Porthallow beach itself!

What we liked most of all were the local people - must be a great place to live as everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

I would definitely recommend a holiday in this pretty little village and we were very lucky to have picked such a great cottage to holiday in - thanks Pete and Jo. Hopefully Strutt, the turkey, will still be there when we come back!.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent. Great location. Lots of space. Short walk to beach. Nice village. Lovely pub.

  • 5 of 5

Really great holiday cottage. Well equipped. Excellent for children - lots of outside space and short walk to quiet beach. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Local pub fantastic. Footpath runs right past property with lovely walks. Coast path nearby. Fat Apple café just up hill amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage in a quiet and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Our first time visiting the area and just so pleased we found this cottage. A lovely little property, clean, comfortable and in a quite area. Pete and Jo are the perfect hosts. Both are so friendly and helpful, we just couldn't of asked for more.

Five minutes walk to the pebble beach and the pub, with real ale and good food - what more could you ask for?

A walk back up the road, just heading out of the village is Fat Apples café who do great breakfasts/lunch/afternoon tea. About 15 mins up hill, or a short drive if your legs aren't quite up to it.

Just 2 miles away is St Keverne, which has a local Spar store, as well as a Post Office where you can use your bank card to get cash.

Helston is about 30mins drive where there's a Sainsbury store with petrol/diesel station.

We stayed for two weeks and looking forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it so much we came back !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Volnay for two weeks in June this year( see our comments by Annie S) so when the cottage became available at the end of August we could not resist a second visit. It is said 'you should never go back, you will always be disappointed' Believe us, this really is the exception to the rule. The welcome and reception we received from Pete and Jo was no fluke the first time round,nor the condition and cleanliness of the cottage, fantastic. Got to spend more time with the 'wolves' this time, gorgeous dogs, but the highlight of the week was the time we spent with Pete on his boat. We got involved in the 'lobster and crab' experience, emptying and re baiting a number of his locally placed pots, lobster just doesn't get fresher. Then the best four hours fishing ever, about 30 mackeral, 9 pollack and gurnard, every one cooked and eaten. Pete's local knowledge made the the Lizard from the sea all the more interesting. The Pilchards looked after us again, excellent food again (don't forget to book though) and two cracking breakfasts at the Fat Apple. Must just mention Robin the water sports man at Coverack, brilliant ! For us this is simply the perfect cornish cottage holiday, and Pete and Jo ambassadors for the Lizard Peninsular

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Porthallow Prized Peace!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic time was had by all (me, Cassy and Ziggy the dog) firstly i have to mention our hosts Pete and Jo, very friendly but unobtrusive and a mine of local knowledge. The property VOLNAY COTTAGE is delightfull, quirky, comfortable and comes fully stocked with all you need. The bed was, dare i say, too comfortable, as on many occasions we didn't surface untill noon or there abouts. However we still managed to explore the wonderfull Lizard. We feel renewed and rejuvinated. Many thanks to Pete and Jo for roughing it in the caravan and allowing us stay at Volnay, also thanks go to mine hosts at The Five Pilchards, the Groundnut Chicken dish is Ambrosia. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good sized property, lots downstairs space. Decorated to good standard with lots of heating options.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 and really enjoyed our stay at this property. The owners, Pete and Jo, were very welcoming and accommodating to ensure we had a good stay. The cottage itself is clean and well presented with a very well equipped kitchen. Great parking, good wifi, plenty of downstairs space, lots of heating options to make it cosy, and the location is perfect for the Lizard, with your very own beach just footsteps away. Our 5 year old daughter particularly loved the animals on site which included turkeys, ducks, chickens and two very friendly dogs (or wolves!). If you are not keen on animals then don't worry as they have no access to the cottage and kept behind gates. We wouldn't hesitate recommending the property and found plenty to do down in the Lizard. We had another week planned in St Austell after our stay here, but now back at home I can honestly say we had more fun and more enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Lizard. Huge thanks again to Pete and Jo for all the helpful advice and making our stay so comfortable - the mackerel were delicious Pete! I'm sure we'll be back :o)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 5 Pilchards at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 150 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mullion at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Redruth at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 5 Pilchards at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Porthallow at 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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Bank Holiday
30 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May (early sun)
7 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Bank Holiday
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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.
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • 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


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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