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Yards From Beach In Tranquil Cornish Fishing Village

Country house with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in St. Keverne, England

From £380 per week

Country house to rent in St. Keverne, England

Just yards from the beach in this tranquil, quintessential Cornish fishing village, an enchanting detached stone studio.

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Near bar
  • Near restaurant

Country house overview - owner's description

Just yards from the beach in this tranquil, quintessential Cornish fishing village, an enchanting detached stone studio. Close to beautiful coastal walks leading around the Lizard peninsula and along the shoreline of the Helford River. 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. Ideally located with a tranquil part of Cornwall yet close proximity to the Helford River, Helston, Lizard Peninsula. Nearby attractions include Goonhilly, Trelowarren, Roskilly's and local diving at Polkerris.

Great for short or long breaks away from the city. Ideal for those who want quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of work and traffic noise.

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.


3 other reviews

Paul Jan 2017

What a wonderful retreat escape the world over the New Year and explore the amazing landscape of Cornwall. It offers the creature comforts of home and its unique space makes it welcoming and cosy please to be. Great local pub and grub! Wonderful to gaze at the star whilst laying in bed through the skylight. Thank you for allowing us to stay - hope to return !!

Andy Sep 2016

Very pleasant few days in Porthallow, a little gem of a hideaway. Cute holiday let and pet friendly too. An ideal base to explore The Lizard and the surrounding area. The Old Stable has everything you need, be sure to visit the Five Pilchards too!

Philip Jun 2016

We had a happy stay at this compact but cleverly designed old stable; ideal for one or two people. There isn't much room inside but then you are there to enjoy the great outdoors and the sea is so nearby. We liked sleeping on the bed (mezzanine) with a velux window above so you could hear the sea, birds and feel the breeze when in bed. We used the pub the five pilchards, like the pebbly beach virtually on your doorstep, for our evening meals rather than trying to cook in the small kitchen space. The food is home cooked and locally sourced, where possible. Excellent value for enormous portions (starters and desserts mostly £5 and mains roundabout a tenner). You are best to reserve a table though as we found it was fully booked when we hadn't and they often get full up with divers who use nearby divers centre and walking groups who pass/detour using the south west coastal path (we'd recommend look up their phone number on the website and book for your arrival night). From the beach you can take a beautiful walk, for about 30-45 minutes, hugging the coastline to Portkerris beach (also pebbly, where the divers centre is based) and then breakfast relaxedly at a simple cafe on the beach with great cooked breakfast (again very generous portions). We tend to like more quieter, down to earth places and Porthallow and the stable studio ticked those boxes for us. We thought all the driving around the area was very beautiful and of course the coast line everywhere is spectacular. You can always find quiet coves and simpler down to earth places if you prefer or go for the more touristy one where the cafes are more standard (boring, in our book) but might be handier for people with children. Although we found parking places (the national trust is doing a great job in providing access) near to quieter coves on both sides of the lizard peninsular and there were plenty of parents who did bother bringing kids and picnics to these less populated/touristy spots too. Kynance beach was very beautiful and has a cafe to reward yourself for getting there (there is a national trust car park but you will still have to walk to get to the beach; it is worth it and it is also on the south west coastal path) Do stop off on your way at sainsbury's in helston if you want to stock up on things; they sell things like body boards/wetsuits, which we found useful to enable us to enjoy the cold sea).

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This country house is:

500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 5km from the nearest supermarket 69km from Newquay airport
Outside this country house in St. Keverne, England
This country house is in a village and in a quiet area near the sea. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 23 July - 31 December 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 February - 31 December 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 February - 31 December 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 February - 30 June 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



  • Pets

    £15.00 per booking, paid with booking



1 bedroom, Sleeps 3:

  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 single sofa bed


1 bathroom


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Radio, TV Languages in English


Living area seats 3, Dining area seats 3, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Car hire essential


Crockery, Cutlery, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Pots / pans, Toaster



Suitable for

Children, Pets

Extra information

Yards from the beach

Private Owner From Truro, United Kingdom Member since Feb 2017

Last logged in: a year ago

Number of properties: 5

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