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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 very well presented, traditional dog friendly Cornish Cottage is just 100 meters flat strole 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 cottage also adjoins a rural footpath yards from the front door which explores the local fields and woodlands (ideal for the first quick dog leg stretch in the morning). 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 trip with the owner is must or even a ride in WW2 jeep.

Out of season long weekends and other dates accepted, always a good time to enjoy log fires.

See you Dreckly!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Pete BOXALL

I am local a lad and live next door to the cottage. I can assist with your holiday planning and give advice as to where the best places are depending on your needs. I am 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 Porthallow

I 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:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Sense of adventure and enjoyment required by guests.
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 small due suitable for persons under 6ft.
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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 £30 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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Great property with lots of garden to let the dogs roam in

  • 5 of 5

The hosts Pete and Nikki were really accommodating. Great base for exploring the lizard peninsula.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leighton Buzzard

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

An amazing little cottage in a beautiful village. Everything you need has been thought about by the owner (thanks Pete)

There are loads of fantastic walks around the local area. The pub is friendly. Fat Apples Cafe, a short walk away, does the best full English breakfast and beautiful cakes.

The beach is a short walk away (5 minute amble) It is stunning.

We will be back very soon

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cottage in very quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Porthallow. Ideal spot to explore the Lizard Peninsula. The cottage is small, quirky, but very cosy and homely. The bed was really comfy, home from home. The kitchen was well equipped, large dining table, two sofas, and it suited us perfectly (2 adults and 1 dog). The annexe on the side is ideal if you have a dog, straight in onto tiled floor, easy to keep clean. Beach a short stroll away, as is the pub, the Five Pilchards. Highly recommend the food, but to be sure of a table you need to book! Superb dog walking area within a short drive or direct from the cottage. Recommend reading the guide book in the cottage about the Lizard Peninsula, containing about 26 different walks. We did Helford River, The Loe at Helston 3 times, Goonhilly Downs (boggy in places even though we'd had no rain for days), Trelowarren Estate and woods.

We would definitely recommend this cottage for people who have dogs, require a quiet retreat away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A charming little cottage in a peaceful hamlet next to the sea. Clean and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Volley View is a pretty pink cottage in the quiet hamlet of Porthallow. It was hard to find at first with no map provided or name on the cottage or gate but once found was easy to come and go. The local beach is shingle and mostly used for canoeing and dog walking but is peaceful and only a 3 minute walk from the cottage. A chilled bottle of wine was provided at the start and was certainly appreciated but a bottle of fresh milk and loaf of bread would have been a welcome extra especially since there is no shop in Porthallow. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the tiled entrance hall was a good place for the dogs to stay. The bed was very comfortable and the heating was effective on the chillier evenings. There was no mobile phone signal but the WiFi worked well and was reliable. The bathroom was clean and bright with a bath and shower. There are lovely walks from the cottage up into the woods and along the coast path too. A short distance out of Porthallow is Fat Apples restaurant which serves delicious home cooked meals and cakes. St.Keverne is the nearest town with a good shop and pubs and the local church. It is a 10 minute drive from Porthallow. The Five Pilchards pub is the local pub and is a 3 minute walk from Volnay View. It serves local beers and has a good choice of meals on offer. The cottage has ample parking and a large enclosed garden. The whole area is dog friendly including the pub.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect dog friendly cottage in picture perfect village, 2mins from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful homely cottage, clean and comfortable; perfect get away for dog owners. Safe, enclosed garden. Pete couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating - perfect host!

Had a wonderful week with our two Springers: clean, accessible beach - great for dog walking; friendly local dog friendly pub - fab menu and range of beers. Beautiful village - lovely owners - friendly locals; we’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday with our dog

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and a lovely introduction from the owner Pete, made us feel very at home and able to relax. Peaceful little village with great pub-definitely recommend the food. Beach is dog friendly and very clean and there are great coastal walks right on the doorstep. 2 woodburners and heaters in the property for those cooler days and the beds and sofas were really comfy. You also have an enclosed smaller garden and a fenced in larger areas so really safe for dogs and children. Everyone in the village was really friendly and welcoming. A great stay !

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer solstice
17 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
beach time
8 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Quite beaches hot sun
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
xmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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