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The Old Stable

Porthallow, Cornwall (Ref. 1065077)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a wonderful little cottage in such a wonderful location!"

    My dog and I had a beautiful time and it was a struggle to leave. The cottage is small and perfectly set out. Comfortable bed and containing everything that is needed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by ChloeJul 2022

  • "The property is simply not practical or big enough."

    There is no storage space and the bedroom is ridiculously small and very uncomfortable. The facilities are pretty much unusable because the stairs are always in the way. It was described as quirky but in reality it was uncomfortable and unusable and resulted in us leaving 2 days early. I would recommend single night stays only and a total re-think of the layout and facilities

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we’re really sad to learn you were disappointed on this occasion. The accuracy of our descriptions and photographs are very important to us and on reviewing the details we really don’t think we could make it any clearer what to expect when staying here. The Old Stable is a quirky, cosy and compact property and exactly as you see in the pictures. As can be seen in other feedback, happily other visitors have very much enjoyed their stays here. Our reservations team are always on hand and happy to help with any queries you might have when booking to help you ensure you pick the right place for you. Please do get in touch when you are planning your next Cornish break Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "The Old Stable is incredibly quaint and a perfect base for a short get away break for 1 or 2 persons, especially if on a walking holiday."

    Reviewed by AndySep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this lovely little stable met all our expectations love the odd horse walking past and watching the bats at night it’s as quirky as you can get thank you so much for a perfect stay ."

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Amazing place, such a warm and cozy stay."

    The port was quiet and friendly. Just a little note, and really not an issue, a new non stick frying pan is needed and there is a slight problem with the drainage of the hand basin in the shower room. Such a lovely holiday, many thanks and so many memories made. Will hopefully be back again. Thankyou.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We have a new frying pan and the plumber has cleared the basin drain- and we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeightonJul 2021

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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.


  • One mezzanine double bedroom (sleeping platform)
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Microwave, fridge with ice box, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no infants/children and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Parking can be found by Porthallow beach
  • Note: Steep sliding ladder to access mezzanine floor and each side of the kitchenette - care must be taken on the steps of the sliding ladder staircase
  • Note: There is no cooker but a portable two plate hot plate is provided as well as a microwave and toaster
  • Note: There is limited headspace in the mezzanine bedroom, please see photographs
  • Note: There is a 30cm step from the kitchenette to the living area
  • Note: Due to the size of the property there is little storage.

The property

St Keverne 2 miles.

Resting in the small fishing village of Porthallow near the pretty village of St Keverne, is this detached, stone stable which has been converted into a tiny home: The Old Stable.

Sleeping just two guests in a mezzanine sleeping platform, The Old Stable is a quirky, alternative property for those who are looking for something a little different whilst enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer.

With the added advantage of an idyllic, dog friendly, pebble cove beach just a short stroll away.

Upon entering the property, there is a kitchenette (Note: There is no cooker but a portable two plate hot plate is provided as well as a microwave and toaster), which is great for preparing a picnic for your long day exploring, and a breakfast bar for you to enjoy a spot of breakfast with your loved one.

Cuddle up on the sofa of an evening and enjoy your favourite programs.

Continue through into the utility room with a handy tumble dryer, and then into the wet room which is a great space to freshen up before you head out for the day exploring.

The moveable stairs lead to the mezzanine sleeping platform (with limited head height) has a double bed and a Velux window to let in the sea breeze.

The Old Stable is a romantic and picturesque setting for your next adventure to Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 959159, 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: Steep sliding ladder to access mezzanine floor and each side of the kitchenette - care must be taken on the steps of the sliding ladder staircase. Note: There is no cooker but a portable two plate hot plate is provided as well as a microwave and toaster. Note: There is limited headspace and in the mezzanine bedroom, please see photographs. Note: There is a 30cm step from the kitchen to the living area. Note: Due to the size of the property there is little storage.

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
  • Christmas