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Cockle Island Cott

Porthallow, Cornwall (Ref. 959159)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was extremely comfortable and the layout was well designed to make the most of a small space, it felt quite roomy due to the lovely, seaside-themed decor scheme throughout.”

    It was well-equipped, with everything we could have wanted to make our stay enjoyable. In addition, there was a fairly spacious garden which was a lovely sun-trap in the afternoons. Added to this, a two or three minute walk to the beach and the pub, and it was in many ways the perfect holiday base. There are, however, one or two things which held me back from giving a higher rating than I did: the cottage is reached by means of a long, narrow and winding road which must be negotiated every ...

    It was well-equipped, with everything we could have wanted to make our stay enjoyable. In addition, there was a fairly spacious garden which was a lovely sun-trap in the afternoons. Added to this, a two or three minute walk to the beach and the pub, and it was in many ways the perfect holiday base. There are, however, one or two things which held me back from giving a higher rating than I did: the cottage is reached by means of a long, narrow and winding road which must be negotiated every time you want to leave the village; some of the fittings are obviously quite old and show it, specifically the kitchen taps, which moved around on their bases every time they were turned on; and finally, while the cottage was, in general, well kept and prepared, closer inspection revealed some areas which simply had not been cleaned between visitors. Skirtings and the pipes behind the basin and toilet showed an accumulation of dust and dirt, and there was a considerable gathering of cobwebs behind the knife block in the kitchen and around the wood-burner and its alcove. Aside from these details, the cottage is an otherwise delightful holiday base, and I would certainly use it again.

    - Mrs Kirk, September 2021

The property

Set in the heart of the small fishing village of Porthallow and just a short stroll from a shingle beach, the cottage has a small, elevated and secluded south facing garden, with wonderful views through the wooded valley.

The South West Coast Path is just 50 metres from the cottage, 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 by the beach is The Five Pilchards and offers a warm welcome to visitors.

A short walk from the beach on the St Keverne road, you will find a lovely café called Fat Apples which serves home cooked food; hearty breakfasts, scrummy cakes, and afternoon teas.

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.

Cockle Island Cottage is in probably one of the most peaceful spots in Cornwall, and offers the opportunity for a truly relaxing holiday by the sea. Cockle Island Cottage is cosy and comfortable in winter, with a wood burning stove in the lounge/dining room, and in summer the garden offers the opportunity for alfresco dining.

The bedroom has a sea view and a king size bed, the fitted kitchen is well equipped and the small shower room has driftwood shelves and a heated towel rail.

There are books and information about local walks in the lounge.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom
  • 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric heating and woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD Player, satellite WiFi, music system
  • Power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off road parking for one car 10 metres from property
  • Lawned and paved garden
  • Sorry, no pets or children
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Beach and pub 5 minutes walk

About the location

PORTHALLOW

St Keverne 2m. Porthoustock 1.5m. Coverack 5m

is a small fishing village on the east coast of The Lizard peninsula to the south of the Helford River, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Along the coast, to the north, is Gillan Creek and the Helford River, and to the south is the village of Porthoustock, and offshore The Manacles, a great hazard to shipping and a popular diving site for shipwrecks. The South West Coast Path passes through Porthallow which lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, especially renowned for it's geology and plants. One road runs through the village, and there is a post office and public house, the Five Pilchards, named for the pilchard fishery. The beach is privately owned with access open to all.

Note: Regretfully, children are not accepted at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute