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Cockle Island Cott

Porthallow, Cornwall (Ref. 959159)


(21 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "No issues with the cottage."

    It was an ideal location and base from which to explore. My wife was also pleasantly surprised the cottage was much closer to the village than expected, especially because of her mobility problems. Television was a little complicated to fathom initially but we got there in the end. We would have no problem about returning to this accommodation in the future. And indeed hope to do so

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2022

  • "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

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "Lovely escape — cosy but bright cottage and lovely garden."

    Reviewed by SusannaApr 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage in a peaceful location just two minutes from the beach."

    Reviewed by TheresaMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and private, yet so close to the village centre."

    Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short but would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "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 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.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The Owner is aware of your review and has addressed the cleaning points you have mentioned. We hope you'll choose Cockle Island Cott for a future holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable and cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the Lizard peninsula."

    Good walks from the doorstep and lots of coves and cliffs to discover as long as you don't mind the narrow and winding roads of rural Cornwall

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "All is well."

    Lovely cottage. Very comfortable See you again, next year

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Wonderful location and perfectly well serviced for a couple."

    It would have been great to have a BBQ.

    Reviewed by JakeMay 2021

  • "WiFi would be a valuable extra at this property as so many attractions need to booked online these days and there is no phone signal in the area either."

    Thank you for your feedback. You will be pleased to hear WIFI is now available at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "This was the first cottage that exceeded the description on line."

    Very tastefully decorated, lots of home comforts and immaculately clean - especially with Covid at present. Well tended private garden - not large but not overlooked. It's a place to return to again and again.

    Reviewed by ChristaSep 2020

  • "Fantastic location if you want a relaxing quiet holiday."

    Everything you need and lovely garden and walks from the cottage. Local pub very friendly and very good food. Beach very clean and not too busy. Sea lovely and clear great for swimming.

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2020

  • "Everything was lovely we even had the best weather for that week."

    We didnt want to go home.The cottage had all we needed.The area of Porthallow is like a little paradise.thank you.Hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "A wonderful place to stay, loved the peace and quiet, the garden and friendly blackbird that sat by us on the patio."

    Would recommend to anybody looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The cottage itself was very cosy and comfortable, if there was anything I would change, would be to have a slightly bigger fridge. Porthallow was a lovely village, the Five Pilchards Inn, did great food and the hospitality was exceptional as was the Fat Apples Cafe. Be aware mobile phone signal was very patchy at best, although that didn't bother us. We would not hesitate to stay in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting, shame the 5 Pilchards was closed, but the 3 Pilchards made up for it."

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "So perfect a location."

    Garden so lovely. Beach just a minute away.heaven on earth. I will return.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "We love this cottage, we stayed here last year and were delighted to come back."

    Porthallow is such a peaceful place too

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Another lovely holiday at Cockle Island Cottage."

    The perfect place to go for a bit of peace and quiet in comfort

    Reviewed by SueAug 2018

  • "We loved the cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped, very comfortable and we loved the unspoilt nature of Porthallow and the proximity to coast path, beach and very good pub."

    It suited us perfectly

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Cockle Island Cottage is everything you would want for a relaxing week away."

    The cottage is lovely and cosy and the welcome tray is a enjoyable bonus. We have been to the Cottage once before and hope to make a third visit sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "Beautifully clean cottage, superb location - just 2 minutes walk to an unspoilt beach which was really safe to swim in."

    Lovely garden made it feel like home.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2017

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • 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

The property

This traditional cottage is set in the village of Porthallow just a short stroll from a shingle beach.

Arranged over one level providing a comfortable retreat for couples.

The open plan living space has a well equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting room with wood burner and views of the valley.

Leading off from here are the bedroom and shower room.

Outside leads to an enclosed garden laid to lawn with stone steps and paved surfaces.

Stroll down to the shingle beach to skim stones or launch a canoe or dinghy.

Alternatively walk 60 yards to join the coastal path to admire the views across Falmouth Bay to St Anthony's Head and walk to Gillan Creek and Helford River.

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

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.

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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.

Region Information

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