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The Old Stable

(Ref. 1065077)

Porthallow, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you Margi for a wonderful stay in this cosy Old Stable!"

    Such a picturesque village in the heart of Cornwall, with plenty of sea swimming, coastal walks and warming pubs. The cottage itself was such a sweet bolthole, and Margi provided great communication throughout my stay, explaining that the issues with the extractor fans will be fixed soon and providing a dehumidifier as an alternative. The property was super clean, apart from some remnant dog hair from the previous visitor.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, Ella and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. My apologies that you found some dog hair, this will be addressed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella4.4Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful little bolt hole."

    Cute, compact and quaint literally one minute walk to the beach and pub! Set within a beautiful friendly village. What a treasure this was to find.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm delighted you enjoyed the Old Stable and the village of Porthallow- we think it's a rather special place too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann-marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quirky little place to stay, cosy and comfy and right near the beach which was ..."

    Quirky little place to stay, cosy and comfy and right near the beach which was great, shower was amazing ,the bed was super comfy, the electric heating was very warm and cosy, the extractor fans need to be looked at has were not working , but overall we had a great experience staying at The Old Stable and we would recommend Thankyou

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Old Stable. We will have another look at the extractor fans and get them working or replaced - thank you for the heads up. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Oct 2023

  • "Great place to retreat to."

    My only concern is that all the extractor fans need to be serviced, especially in the wet room. Being a small but pleasant space to reside in it does suffer with condensation which when taking a shower or with heating on tends to makes things a little damp. Otherwise this beauty is definitely on my quirky places to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Old Stable . I am sorry that the ventilation fans were not working - I thought we had sorted that problem - but we must take another look! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the novelty of this quirky accommodation."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable with everything we needed. However, there is a clear mould problem affecting the wall beside the bed and going down into the bathroom below, which needs dealing with. Mould and mildew spray would do the job. Having two of the three ventilation fans not working probably doesn’t help. The local pub wasn’t serving food.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the quirkiness of the Old Stable .We always value guest feedback, so we can keep things up to scratch. I am so sorry that the accommodation was showing signs of mildew - we have now had a deep clean using anti-mould spray so hopefully this has dealt with the problem. Thank you for also letting me know about the ventilation fan- it is now working. I believe the local pub is struggling to find a good chef. I do hope this will not be an ongoing issue, but sadly it's beyond our control. There are other options available for eating out locally. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Jul 2023

  • "Myself and my partner had a wonderful three day break."

    I wanted a cottage where we could escape the hustle and bustle, a place where you can really connect with a loved one, with no phones, social media and the rest of the modern distractions we have have today - and that is what we got with this very intimate cottage. (WiFi is available I will mention, we decided against using it as much as possible however.) Our little pooch enjoyed his stay and all of his walks around the bay which was a massive plus. Would definitely stay again!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The Old Stable is certainly intimate (it's very tiny) but I am so glad you and your pooch enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "The village is delightful and unspoiled and the cottage is two minutes from the beach."

    The cottage is accurately described as small which we got used to as we only slept and ate there- we were walking the coast path. Cooking facilities are limited but as described and the bed comfortable. Parking in the village was no problem. The pub was closed for the month -unusual we were told - but there is a good beach cafe/bistro open part of the week WiFi was reliable if one needs it. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2022

  • "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!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you and your dog had a lovely time at the Old Stable. We do hope that you will come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Jul 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 Steve1.9Sep 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 Andy4.7Sep 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 Sharon5.0Aug 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 Leighton4.4Jul 2021

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  • 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 2 minutes stroll
  • 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
  • Note: Short break bookings can only start on a Monday or a Friday

The property

St Keverne 2 miles.

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

Sleeping just two guests on 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 where you can imagine long, romantic walks on the beach with your pooch.

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 in the evening and enjoy your favourite programmes.

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 ideal holiday destination for dog lovers, 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.

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: The Housekeeper will have to approve short break stays before they can be confirmed

Note: Short break bookings can only start on a Monday or a Friday.

Please Note: The Old Stable will accept only bookings with Friday changeover for the Christmas and New Year week 2024

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas