Cockle Island Cott

Porthallow, Cornwall (Ref. 959159)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • 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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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable property.”

    Well equipped with everything you need. Very quiet village and beach. Excellent Beach Cafe and proper local pub ‘the Five Pilchards ‘. can also recommend the Fat Apples cafe just up the road Perfect escape from the busier parts of The Cornish coast A lovely place - highly recommended

    Well equipped with everything you need. Very quiet village and beach. Excellent Beach Cafe and proper local pub ‘the Five Pilchards ‘. can also recommend the Fat Apples cafe just up the road Perfect escape from the busier parts of The Cornish coast A lovely place - highly recommended

    - Paul, May 2022

The Porthallow Cove Cottages

The Porthallow Cove Cottages consists of two wonderful cottages resting in the small fishing village of Porthallow, Cornwall. This collection offers a fantastic base just moment’s away from the beach, featuring an open-plan layout, well-equipped kitchens, and inviting living spaces with TVs, making it ideal for couples seeking a coastal retreat. Within Cockle Island, you can enjoy returning to pet-free accommodation with a crackling woodburning stove, an enclosed garden and valley views from the sitting room, whilst The Old Stable offers pet-friendly accommodation and a stylish mezzanine bedroom accessed via a sliding ladder and playful nautical décor. The surroundings enjoy the beautiful scenery of the east coast of The Lizard Peninsula, where you can find the nearby attractions of Porthkerris Divers, the South West Coast Path and Porthousestock Beach. If you don’t fancy cooking, treat your loved ones to a meal at the welcoming Five Pilchards Inn or the nearby Porthkerris Divers Beach Café, which offers locally sourced food with exceptional sea views. Venture further afield to Helston, where you can enjoy the attractions of The Museum of Cornish Life, Flambards Theme Park and the National Trust site of Penrose. For a memorable Cornish getaway, look no further than The Porthallow Cove Cottages.

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.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1065077, together sleeping up to four guests.


  • 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


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
Note: Owner will have to approve short break stays before they can be confirmed

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute