Unique property yards from the beach in this tranquil, quintessential Cornish fishing village, an enchanting detached stone studio. Full of character with a mezzanine double bed area enjoying glimpses of the sea, kitchenette, living area and a shower/utility room, packing everything one would need into a perfectly formed space with single oven, microwave and food steamer. Minutes from the beach at Porthallow.
Bright and airy property with a velux window allowing for views of Falmouth Bay. Ideal property for exploring Cornwall and the coastal footpaths.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Porthallow beach is metres away from the studio|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Truro 50 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The village of Porthallow was originally owned by the Trelowarren Estate and was sold into private ownership before the Second World War. The beach was, we understand purchased on behalf of the village in 1974 and consequently every village resident is entitled to berth a boat on the beach. Porthallow itself has a public house – The Five Pilchards Inn – beach café and general stores/post office.
The Helford River forms part of the unspoilt picturesque rural area of South Cornwall which runs along the beautiful rocky coastline from Falmouth Bay with secluded idyllic beaches around to the Lizard Peninsula which becomes progressively more rugged the further to the west you go, with dramatic cliff-top walks and stunning scenery available in what is a largely National Trust owned coastal area and is also designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This is a very much loved and very unspoiled part of south Cornwall, south of the exquisite and famous village of Helford and the renowned Helford River and Gillan harbour. Helford River and its creeks are of enormous interest to sailing enthusiasts with their world renowned sailing waters, ideal for both yachting, powerboats and dinghy sailing. Falmouth bay and the River Fal provide some of the finest day sailing waters anywhere in the United Kingdom and the property has an outlook over these.
The nearby villages of St Keverne and Manaccan offer a range of local amenities catering for most day-to-day needs including general stores, sub-post offices, churches, restaurants and other facilities. In addition, the market town of Helston, the major centre for the area, offers a much further range of facilities including supermarkets and secondary schooling.
From the Cornish meaning 'port at the end of the moor', Porthallow's history has always been inextricably linked with the sea. A former thriving Pilchard port, small fishing boats are still hauled onto the beach to this day. A number of buildings in the village also exhibit tell tale signs of the industry, if a little less obvious to the casual observer - The Association's Institute building is sighted over a former pilchard cellar!
Set in the heart of the small fishing village of Porthallow with the beach is just a few minutes' walk away. The South West Coast Path is just 50 metres from the studio, 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, The Five Pilchards, offers a warm welcome to visitors and there is a craft shop with locally made pottery. 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. The Old Stable is in probably one of the most peaceful spots in Cornwall, and offers the opportunity for a truly relaxing holiday by the sea.