The glittering water of Talland Bay is seen in all its glory from both the decking and house at Phoenix; a stunning view that is utterly mesmerising on sunny days. With plenty of sociable space, Phoenix is the perfect place for families or groups of friends to gather and enjoy some quality time together.
Steps lead down from the parking space to a central hallway with the living accommodation – focused around a dual-aspect wood-burner – on the seaward side and three bedrooms and a family bathroom to the rear. Several rooms have doors out to the wrap-around decking where you can sit in peace as the sun sets at the end of an adventurous day and watch the sky turn gold and red above the waters of the bay. Light, contemporary, comfortable and welcoming, Phoenix is a holiday home where happy memories are made.
The pastel coloured kitchen/family-room is a great place to gather, with a breakfast-bar and sitting-area for those watching others cook up a storm. Every appliance is provided, with two fridge/freezers to ensure your holiday drinks are chilled to perfection!
There are fabulous views from the sitting end of the room, and from the open plan sitting/dining/sun-room too. The main bedroom has an en suite shower-room and doors out to the deck, with the second double bedroom, single room and family bathroom also on the ground floor. A spiral staircase leads up to the fourth bedroom with three single beds - take care with younger children on this – which has Velux windows and a clever cabrio window which changes from a large pitched roof window into a balcony in seconds.
You are sure to while away many an hour relaxing on the decking-area taking in that wonderful view, whilst the children have further adventures in the coastal garden, specifically maintained as a haven to attract wildlife with different areas and levels to explore and even a stepping stone path that winds its way down through the garden (please note the garden is a little steep in places and the stepping stones may be slippery during wet weather). The beach is only a very short stroll down the road.
Phoenix is set in the pretty hamlet of Porthallow with Little Phoenix (3789) next door, so an extra couple could join the holiday while retaining a degree of privacy. Porthallow has a thriving four star luxury hotel offering both brasserie and fine dining menus, with two beach cafes providing traditional seaside fare and evening barbecues during the summer season. Talland Bay is a hidden gem, off the beaten track and favoured by those who prefer an unspoilt coastal retreat (no burger bars and seaside shops here!). The pebble beach is easily accessible with sand and rock pools revealed as the tide drops back, all sheltered by low cliffs on both sides.
Polperro is found to the west, a quaintly picturesque little village with a tiny harbour, home to smugglers in the past and now a fascinating mix of tiny terraced cottages, eclectic shops and eating places.
Looe is to the east, a busy working harbour offering shark fishing and diving trips, coastal tours, a sandy beach and narrow streets to explore. There are several renowned Cornish gardens nearby and plenty of events to enjoy in the local area with the Fowey Festival of Words and Music in May, Looe Food Festival in June, Port Eliot Literary Festival at the end of July and the Looe Music Festival in September. So bring your walking boots, your intellectual curiosity, your taste buds and your dancing shoes and come to explore this wonderfully varied part of Cornwall from the comfort of delightful Phoenix.
Kitchen/Family-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, two fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Sitting/Dining/Sun-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with three single beds (3')
Please note the decking-area is edged with a low-level balustrade.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 2 medium-sized cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full oil-fired CH
Simply the best view you can get!
Phoenix is tucked into a sheltered setting right above Talland Bay.
The view from the sitting-room.
From the decking-area you have a bird's-eye view of the beach.
The view from the sun-room.
A wrap-around deck offers limitless views.
Could there be a better place for meals and evening drinks? Please take care with the low-level balustrade around the decking-area.
The extensive deck area acts as an outdoor sitting-room.
Looking back towards Phoenix from the deck.
The sitting-area in the kitchen/family-room.
Direct access from the kitchen/family-room out onto the deck.
The kitchen is very well-equipped.
An island unit for prepping for meals.
The breakfast-bar is a great place for snacks.
Gather your breakfast goodies and head out to the deck.
Phoenix (on the left) is set in a sheltered spot above the beach.
The sitting-room has patio doors onto the deck.
A dual-aspect wood-burner faces both sitting and dining areas.
Looking back towards the sitting-room from the patio doors.
The dining-area looks through to the sun-room.
Views again from the sun-room.
Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed (5').
An en suite shower-room in Bedroom 1.
A door leads out to the deck from Bedroom 1.
Looking out from Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed.
Plenty of storage in Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 2 has a single bed.
The family bathroom (with a fitted shower over the bath).
A spiral staircase leads up to Bedroom 4, which has three single beds (a great dorm room for older children!).
An ingenious Velux cabrio balcony window opens up into a balcony...with more wonderful views!
Talland beach is just a two minute walk down the hill.