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Beautiful stone cottage overlooking the sea at Porthallow, on the Lizard.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful stone cottage, sleeps 6, sea views, on the Lizard.

Rainbow Cottage, one of three beautifully converted barns, is nestled in the hillside, overlooking Porthallow. Traditional features include a slate floor, beamed ceilings and a wood-burning stove for comfortable, cosy evenings. Catch up with your favourite TV show on the flat-screen TV, or if you'd prefer, pop a film into the DVD player. The cottage is decorated throughout in warm cream which gives a spacious feel, and acts as a perfect backdrop for the warm, pine furniture.

On the ground floor, there is a fully fitted kitchen with brand-new dishwasher, oven, fridge-freezer and a sink. You'll also find modern shower room on this level, plus a spacious lounge with views of the countryside. French doors lead in to the large, shared garden. You'll find a picnic table on the terrace, perfect for late-evening barbecues, nostalgic stories, and a relaxing glass of chilled Chardonnay. A wide lawn means a safe area for the children to play, or for you to grab a cuppa and a good book and bask in the afternoon sun. Equally great for star-gazing, too!

On the first floor, there is a double room with a king-sized bed, one twin room, and a third bedroom with a set of bunks, all dressed in stylish bed linen for a homely feel. Please note however, that the bunk beds aren't adult-sized. The family bathroom has just been refurbished with a bright, modern suite. A built-in stair gate on the landing keeps the little ones safe if they wander at night.

Two under-cover parking spaces are available for guests, and dogs are welcome at an additional fee of £50 per week. There is a returnable £100 deposit against damages required on this property.

Rainbow Cottage can be rented in conjunction with Rainbow End and Cove View for larger groups – ask us about a discount for booking more than one property at Porthallow.

Dr and Mrs Kurth said, 'We've never been so sad to leave a holiday cottage.'

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About Us

Holiday Cornwall
Holiday Cornwall Ltd
Holiday Cornwall Ltd., Helford Passage
TR11 5LB Falmouth
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Property Manager
Holiday Cornwall
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthallow in Saint Keverne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 family bathroom upstairs with a bath. 1 shower room with a toilet downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
    Bunk room. - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double room with a king-size bed 1 twin room 1 bedroom with a set of bunks.
Rainbow Cottage, one of three converted stone barns, overlooks the cove at Porthallow on the Lizard Peninsula. It sleeps a maximum of 6 in 3 bedrooms, and has 2 family bathrooms. The cottage is beautifully presented, and has a number of traditional features such as beamed ceilings, a slate floor and a wood-burning stove. It has a large, shared garden with a barbecue on the terrace. Dogs are welcome at an additional cost of £50 per week. There are two under-cover car parking spaces next to the property, and a returnable £100 deposit against damages is required.


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Beautiful stone cottage overlooking the sea at Porthallow, on the Lizard.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Sehr schönes, voll ausgestattetes Cottage in sehr schöner und ruhiger Lage

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Allein in der Region Lizard-Peninsula gibt so viele Ausflugsziele (Orte und Strände) und Wandermöglichkeiten - dennoch erreich man als Tagesausflug z.B. Ziele wie Penzance, Cape Cornwall, St. Just, St. Ives, St. Agnes und Falmouth.

Super Garten bietet Möglichkeit zum Spielen und Grillen und die Ruhe läßt den Blick auf´ s Meer und nachts in den Sternenhimmel besonders genießen.

Für den Pub "The Five Pilchards Inn" in Porthallow sollte man sich anmelden, wenn man abends dort speisen möchte.

Die Besitzer von Pangarrock, Elisa und Davis White sind ein liebenswertes Paar und sehr hilfsreich bei Tipps für die Region.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

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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  • Hi Speed WiFi.

    Linen included.

    Welcome pack included.

    Towels £5 per bale (bath towel, medium towel)

    Stair gates fitted at the top & bottom of the stairs.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £100.00