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The Roost

(Ref. 1059423)

Porthallow, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Unexpectedly high standard of property."

    Very comfortable and with great views. Lovely sheltered walk to the local beach and well placed for the beautiful Lizard.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great cottage, very well equipped, peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super property with lovely views."

    Owners left you to enjoy your holiday however on hand if needed. The cottage was tastefully decorated and we would happily return.

    Reviewed by Scott4.4Sep 2023

  • "Yes it Wes a wonderful place really enjoyed or selfs my two dogs had so much freedom so many places to see ."

    I would go back there tomorrow Thank you very much. X

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our stay at the Roost was excellent, it was perfect for ourself and our dog."

    A very warm welcome received on arrival. The property was central to all coves and beaches on the Lizard. Definitely book again

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, and gorgeous surroundings."

    Perfect holiday :)

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Although this isn’t the easiest of properties to get to (very narrow one track roads) its well worth it,, the property is beautiful, tasteful decor and fantastic views across the country side and ocean."

    Storage in the bedroom is lacking though especially for a longer stay and personally would have preferred a wardrobe over a bath ..but that’s only because I brought a lot of clothes. A full length mirror would be nice or a mirror close to a plug socket for hair drying. No complaints just feedback. Would definitely recommend this property it’s stunning, well equipped and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great week at The Roost enhanced by the Sunshine though it made using the fab log burner redundant however it is a great 'looker' and feature."

    The whole place oozes charm and a quality refurbishment that was worthy of the price paid. Everything we needed was available to us and the hosts friendly, welcoming and living on site were on hand should they be needed - though all was good. The Roost was a lovely place to relax and just enjoy the countryside if that was your want or reasonably placed to visit places of interest Lands End, Falmouth, St Ives, Minnack Theatre and St Micheal's Mount all with a 25 mile radius or thereabouts. Kynance Cove, a little more local, is definitely worth a visit and the Sea whilst bracing could give the Caribbean a run for its money - stunning in the Sun. If I was to recommend an enhancement, I may change the dinning table chairs for something a little more sturdy but note I'm at the upper end of the scales ! Speaking of which the Clotted Cream Scones, Dog treats and fresh flowers on the table were a lovely surprise on our arrival and together with basic condiments, tea, coffee and bathroom toiletries was a nice touch. The shared garden was fine and useful meadow for dog walking a bonus. We walked to the pub a couple of times using the lanes and footpath which was fine but care must be taken on the lanes. We had a lovely time and would highly recommend a stay here and would look to maybe book again together with one or other of the other three properties on the site for a family gathering which I believe could accommodate up to twelve folk whereby The Roost would be ideal as a Nana and Papa's bolt hole! Overall - we had a great time at The Roost and would highlighy reccommend it for a stay on the Lizard peninsula and for visiting Western Cornwall. Barry & Ellen - Kent

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "Our long weekend at the roost was amazing."

    We loved the cottage and garden. We even had horses to see, which was a real treat. We will definitely be coming back in the near future. Thankyou Alan and Amanda.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was a lovely place to stay, very compact but still spacious."

    The place was very modern and had top of the range facilities inside. The bed was especially comfy and with the noise of the birds alone was so tranquil and ideal for a quiet break away. Situated not far from the main roads to fan out to any area. Nearby pubs and a lovely cafe to have breakfast at. The Hosts lived on site and always available if needed, very friendly and welcoming. No concerns with us bringing our house cat along who also after a day felt like she was at home. Thank you Alan and Amanda and hope to see you again next year. X

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2023

  • "The roost had everything we needed."

    I cooked a full Easter Sunday roast without a problem. The quality of appliances and furnishings is to a high standard which was refreshing for a rental property. Gorgeous log burner which we used as storm noa battered the coast. Lovely welcome pack for us and the dogs on arrival and everything for a well needed cuppa after a long drive. Well kept garden and a great meadow for walking the dogs. Will highly recommend and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Roost - it was very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The weather was terrible so we had a wonderful excuse for spending time in the little house where we watched DVDs, puzzled and ate too much! Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay at The Roost was very enjoyable."

    The owners were very welcoming with welcome gifts and the cottage was decorated for Christmas. The cottage was very clean and furnished to a high standard. We had everything we needed for our weeks stay and more. Lovely walks with beaches and coves which our dog enjoyed very much.

    Reviewed by June5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous sty at the Roost, ideal location and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was amazing."

    A beautiful barn with lovely facilities. Lovely for a peaceful and relaxing break away from everything. Lovely patio with sea views. Would defo recommend.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well maintained and decorated barn conversion with excellent views across the Cornish countryside and out to Porthallow."

    Well equipped for all your needs.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "The property was great for exploring the local area."

    Car a necessity.Great facilties at the property well equipped.Lovely stay and photos accurate as was the description.Great for dogs and their owners!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful quiet place to stay with sea views."

    Spotlessly clean accomodation where we were treated to a cream tea upon arrival and biscuits for the dog! The property is decorated and furnished to a high modern standard. There is a shared garden and a large wild flower meadow that was great to walk the dog in.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice accomodation but the miles of single lane roads are scary so I wouldn't return to that area."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautifully restored cottage in a lovely location on the Lizard Peninsula."

    Thank you Susan and Derek

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage,tastefully renovated and furnished."

    It felt like home immediately. Lovely walks from the door and many more a short drive away. Once the renovation next door is finished it would be good to have the shared garden secure from the road for dogs.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property. There are no plans to make the shared garden secure from the road. However, there is a secure 2-acre field behind the property which is available to all guests to use to walk their dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mo4.7Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place couldn’t fault the Roost at all , My fault entirely , I should have done my homework a little more as I liked the idea of remote , but as we have two dogs the walking anywhere from here is a bit of a challenge on the narrow lanes & we stupidly didn’t bring wellies, as for the Roost everything was spotless & very high quality , Would consider booking again but I would be better prepared to walk the public footpaths & trails ."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2022

  • "We stayed for a week with our golden retriever and could't have asked for anything more."

    Outdoor space was perfect for us, the living room was so cosy and comfortable, kitchen perfectly equipped, bedroom very comfortable, the shower room had hot water at all times and 5* for cleanliness throughout. Amanda and Alan were even sweet enough to leave freshly baked scones for our cream tea when we arrived as well as dog treats and lovely fresh flowers which were very much appreciated. Roosters is an absolute delight.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great little cottage in a stunning location."

    Really high standard of finish and amenities. The owners were really helpful with great plans which will allow more people to enjoy such a stunning place.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, with some really nice touches."

    When the whole development is completed it will be top class for those wanting a remote site to explore the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Roost is lovely."

    It is ideal beautifully designed and has everything you would need on a holiday. The owners were very helpful and thoughtful people. This is the ideal holiday location if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the peace of the countryside. A walk to a small beach is about a mile away. You do need a car but there are plenty of beaches to get to and Falmouth, Penzance and St Ives can all be driven to easily. The best recommendation I can give is that I would love to return and would recommend this accommodation to my family and friends. Thank you to Alan and Amanda for such a lovely holiday, and I wish I could afford your lovely paintings

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely ideal and well thought out."

    Being able to walk around the meadow with the dogs was brilliant. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at The Roost, converted to a high standard, loved the reclining sofa and the log burner."

    Use of the large lawned area and the field beyond was great for the dog.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Brilliant property with practically everything you could possibly need."

    Amazing location. Owners very friendly and welcoming. The roost would definitely be somewhere we would stay again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Roost is situated off a country lane, it’s peaceful & a perfect place to unwind & relax in the evenings with rolling hills & distant views of the sea, after a busy day exploring coastal paths."

    You will need a car if your wanting to explore further afield. We had a lovely week. My only tip would be to think about wet weather have a mat at the front door & maybe coat stand with drip tray. I always travel with mats for our dog to cater for all weathers, but I know not all doggie mummies & daddies think about it. We definitely would recommend & we’d love to stay again

    Reviewed by Louisa4.1Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful place to chill and relax away from busy everyday life, The Roost is excellently presented with everything you need for you stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rich5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Roost had recently been renovated to a very high standard and provided us with a wonderfully comfortable base for our week’s stay."

    So much thought had been put into the decor with Alan’s beautiful paintings a major feature. Recliner chairs, garden furniture with cushions, a huge relaxing bath and shower, all adding to the comfort. Parking was very easy which was helpful after negotiating the narrow local lanes! Amanda and Alan were helpful owners, nearby if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Oct 2021

  • "Normally.. The offerings when you stay with your dog"

    .. Is old fashioned squeaky bed poly cotton sheets... The Roost however is quality equipped Superb relaxer chairs (makes a change from cheap faux leather sofas) and contemporary in decor... It was small hotel boutique style. The artist in resident's (Alan Sandford) work adorned the walls and I was entranced with his images of the Cornish sea and sky. We found the quality of the cottage overall enhanced our stay... We will defrtinrtly stay again.... ❤️

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Roost, Beautifully appointed and a great base for exploring."

    Alan and Amanda are perfect hosts and we will try to get back here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2021

  • "The Roost is a beautifully presented cottage with everything you could need for your stay."

    Outside is a patio and large lawned area, great for playing games with views of a stunning wild flower meadow and beyond that the sea. We stayed at the beginning of the summer holidays, but the area was quiet in stark contrast to other areas we visited. Porthallow is a charming small fishing village and a pleasent 30 minute walk down sleepy lanes from the cottage. Alan and Amanda were lovely hosts made us feel welcome with fresh scones and huge bunch of sweet peas from the garden. Thank you!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, all that you need is there."

    Very tastefully done. Some great home made scones on arrival, yum! Very pretty fresh flowers. We enjoyed out stay. The view from the patio doors across the fields to the sea were fabulous. Did the short walk to Porthallow, pretty village with a pub and cafe.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great week staying at The Roost , can’t fault the cottage at all and were made to feel very welcome by the owners Alan and Amanda As the weather was very mixed we spent more time indoors than planned but we were able to relax and watch the Euro’s and Wimbledon on the comfortable reclining sofa and look out at the beautiful view through the patio doors We got out and about too and visited the lovely local fishing villages nearby and did some of the walks we have watched on “Cornish Walking Trails” on YouTube We loved Porthallow and can recommend The Five Pilchards Pub,it’s very friendly and we had a lovely evening meal there too."

    Reviewed by Karon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ease of booking."

    Continued communication. Great accommodation and location.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, exactly as described and the hosts were very helpful and ready to look after us if there was anything we needed."

    The location was beautiful although challenging to drive to because of the very narrow lanes leading to the cottage. The tiny lanes were to be expected and were beautiful with summer flowers but had to be negotiated slowly because of the huge number of farm vehicles also using the lanes. This was not a problem for us but something that others planning to book the cottage may wish to know. We loved the owner's art work on display in the cottage. He is really talented. One minor point. It would be good to have a full length mirror in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Roost."

    The cottage interior is done to a very high standard, and the views from the garden are stunning. There are a few small fishing villages within walking distance from the cottage, and the location is a great base for day trips further afield. The hosts are also lovely, very welcoming. We would happily recommend this cottage to others!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage very comfortable with lovely views, I would highly recommend a holiday there."

    Reviewed by Albert5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation at the Roost exactly as pictures showed and very very comfortable."

    Hosts Alan and Amanda were very welcoming and made sure we had a lovely stay. I would highly recommend this holiday property it really does tick all the boxes and more, with a fabulous view as well!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this absolutely delightful barn conversion."

    It really is luxurious with original artwork, beautiful soft furnishings, a deep bath, comfy bed and spectacular views across farmland to the sea Situated down on the Lizard, a few miles from St Keverne, you're only a stones throw from walks with breathtaking scenery. We will definitely return at some point.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "We spent a week in this beautiful cottage."

    Amazing views and the interior was decorated to a high speck. Comfy bed and the reclining sofa was a special touch! The cottage had only just been finished and any teething problems we had then Alan and Amanda were speedy to sort. A couple of things that we found the property may benefit from is a mirror in the bedroom by a plug. I struggled to dry my hair without a mirror and also to see what clothes looked like. Added to this was the need for a tongs and poker set for the log fire. Saying this I would highly recommend this property, beautiful setting with wildlife galore, even a pheasant wondered into the garden. Alan & Amanda were helpful and lovely people. We will definitely look to return to this property if we visit Cornwall again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2021

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double, with en-suite shower room (double shower, basin WC) plus freestanding bath
  • Open plan kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Eco electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Note: Logs are provided for one use of the wood burner and guests should purchase their own logs for further use
  • Microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • EV Charging point available (additional charge payable to the owner) Slate terrace with table, chairs and barbecue
  • Shared use of garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, there is a charge for a second dog of £25.00
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

On Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula and in rural lanes a little more than a mile from the traditional Cornish fishing village of Porthallow and two miles from St Keverne is The Roost, a single storey barn conversion, one of four on the same site.

Enjoying long panoramic views across open countryside to the sea and coastal waters of Falmouth Bay from the smart slate terrace this cottage has been lovingly refurbished by the Owners to create a brilliant romantic retreat in a beautiful part of Cornwall. With all the modern comforts and stylish interior this is a perfect choice for couples seeking a peaceful refuge to unwind and relax.

Inside the stone built barn is a large open plan sitting room with dining area and sleek kitchen all under a lofty beamed ceiling providing a brilliant sense of space.

Curl up on the reclining sofas with a good book in front of the warming woodburner stove.

There is one beautiful bedroom with king size bed, door to terrace and a huge free standing bath plus a smart ensuite shower room.

Outside relax in the shared garden with a good book or indulge in your favourite tipple whilst marvelling at the Cornish sunsets. Positioned just a couple of miles from some of the prettiest fishing villages Cornwall offers, this a perfect base for exploring. Visit nearby Roskilly’s where you can wander through the meadows and ponds, meet the animals and sample the famous ice cream. Follow the South West Coast Path through the picturesque Cornish fishing villages of Porthallow and Porthoustock and enjoy the beautiful coastal views across Falmouth Bay to St. Anthony's Head. Explore the magical creeks of the Helford passage where at St Anthony-in-Meneage you can hire boats, or indulge in a little wild river swimming. Enjoy a pub lunch at Coverack with its little harbour and beautiful beach at low tide, you may even spot a Dolphin or two from here. A stay on the Lizard Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without visiting the breathtaking Kynance Cove with it’s white sands and azure seas. For those seeking to explore this beautiful untouched part of Cornwall, The Roost will make a perfect choice.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs.1121691 together they can sleep six people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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