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Rainbow End, one of three perfectly converted barns, is nestled in the hillside, overlooking Porthallow. This cosy cottage combines traditional features like polished granite and whitewashed walls with all the necessary modern day requirements. The living area has a comfortable terracotta suite, an electric fire, plus a flat-screen television with a DVD player, making this cottage perfect for cosy evenings inside.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has recently been refurbished with granite-style work tops and warm beech cabinets. The dining table is just right for a candlelit supper for two.
The shower room, also recently revamped, has a stylish, contemporary feel with bright white tiles and charcoal detailing. The double bedroom is simply dressed with elegant bed linen and drapes made from warm-coloured fabric, giving a cosy feel.
Outside, there's a barbecue on the terrace, with views across the countryside, right down to Porthallow Cove, and a large lawn area for stretching out with a book or a late-afternoon nap. And step through the arch and you'll discover a hidden oasis, complete with wrought iron garden furniture. A secret garden! Ideal for early morning breakfasts of tea, toast and the morning paper.
A perfect cottage for romantic getaways.
One under-cover parking space is allocated to the property. There are laundry facilities available. Regrettably, the cottage is not suitable for dogs.
We do require a refundable £100 deposit against damages on this property.
Rainbow End can be rented in conjunction with Cove View and Rainbow Cottage for larger groups – if you're thinking of booking more than one of our Porthallow properties, please ask about a discount.
Rainbow End is a really beautiful holiday let. The property was great, had everything we needed. Beautiful surroundings and from one side of the garden we could look down to the sea at Porthallow Port, which was a very short walk away for a drink and meal in the local pub. The location was perfect, a great base from which to travel each day to local beauty and tourist spots then a quiet, peaceful place to relax in the evening. Lovely welcome package of local goods - cider, biscuits, milk and clotted cream!! We met the owner on our first day and he was very friendly, then we were left to our own devices which is what we like. We would highly recommend this for a break, we were there for a week and didn't want to leave!! Not one fault with anything.
On arrival David the owner welcomed us and made us feel at home. The cottage is well equipped and is perfect if you like peace and quiet. The garden is ideal for alfresco dining on those sunny days and it was great to see the sea in the distance.
There are many walks direct from the door. Our stay was so relaxing we were sad to leave. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
Try Cadgwith, a traditional fishing village where the crabbing boats are still pulled up the beach with wire rope and winch. Have lunch at the Cadgwith Cove Inn, built over 300 years ago and bursting with character, or visit on a Friday evening and catch the Cadgwith Singers performing some ditties.
Visit Poldhu Cove where Marconi made the first transatlantic radio transmission. Or be like Dr Who and ride the Segway at Goonhilly Satellite Station.
Try your hand at rock-pooling at Kennack Sands. There are a couple of cafes here for snacks and cold drinks, and if you fancy something a tad more exciting, book some surfing sessions at the Beach Hut.
Roskilly's is a must-see on anyone's itinerary - it's where they make the delicious, organic ice-cream. You can watch the milking, and meet the animals, have lunch at the Croust House restaurant, or simply enjoy wandering the meadows.
For all you chocoholics out there, try the Chocolate Centre and Craft Centre at Mullion. Lots of goodies to sample! And you must visit the llamas before you go!
Porthallow, meaning 'Port at the end of the Moor', is a small, tucked-away village on the east coast of the Lizard Peninsula. It was once a busy fishing port, famous for its thriving pilchard fleet - in fact, the old pilchard cellars can still be seen near the pebbly beach. The local inn, yes, you guessed it! The Five Pilchards, is named after the traditional way of counting the fish in groups of five, and reminds us how important the industry was to the Cornish economy.
The history of the pub can be traced as far back as the 1830s, and inside, you'll find a fascinating range of nautical memorabilia to explore whilst sampling a locally made pasty or a steaming bowl of Porthallow Chowder.
Just a mile off shore, is the Manacles Reef, a rocky outcrop, and the cause of countless historical shipwrecks. It's a popular site for diving, accessed from the neighbouring Porthkerris Cove, where you hire the gear, or book a boat trip to snorkel with the basking sharks.
You'll find St Keverne nearby: a handful of shops, two inns and a cluster of whitewashed cottages, all huddled around the village square, and overlooked by the impressive 15th Century church, St Akervnus. On a balmy summer's evening you may catch some traditional Cornish music from the St Kerverne Band or Male Voice Choir.
Just a few miles south brings you to the Lizard Village and the most southerly point in the UK. Rugged scenery, the famous lighthouse and ye olde Cornish Cream Teas. Meander in the souvenir shops and chose a trinket of serpentine, mined and polished on the Lizard. Take a stroll along the blustery coastal path, and finish off the day with a hot salt-and-vinegary fish supper and breathe in the crisp sea air.
The Lizard Peninsula is the Cornwall of Poldark or Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers. It's the Cornwall of quiet leafy lanes, patchwork fields, and the comforting shush of the sea. It's tranquillity. The call of the gulls, long sunshiny days and afternoon picnics with warm pasties and cold ale. It's a place to relax, to recharge, to love and to laugh.
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