This traditional terraced cottage has glorious sea views and is located right on the South West Coast Path. In fact, your adventure begins as soon as you arrive with a very short walk across the shingle beach and up some granite steps to Bank Cottage. Located in the small fishing village of Porthallow and just a stone's throw from the sea, what more could you ask for a seaside holiday.
The open plan living space makes the most of the outlook, the elevated view from the first floor really has the 'wow' factor and many hours can be enjoyed watching the ever-changing scenery. Even the kitchen has a view, which is bound to be a distraction while cooking. The private roof terrace is just a few steps up and enjoys the sunshine most of the day, you can watch sailing boats pass you by and enjoy summer meals in the balmy sunshine.
The bedrooms offer flexible accommodation and privacy from one another, on the ground floor there's a lovely single and double bedroom at the front of the property where you can listen to the gentle sea as it lulls you to sleep. The main bedroom is on the second floor with a king-size bed, tucked away from winter storms.
If you enjoy walking this is the perfect place for you with the South West Coast Path right outside your front door, this stunning part of The Lizard has a beautiful coastline with much to discover. There is a local beach on your doorstep and there are many more including Coverack which is a short 15 minute drive away. You are able to park in Porthallow Village Hall car park which is at the bottom of the steps that lead up to the cottage (please be mindful not to block access). Subject to any events happening at the village hall, you may be able to pull up close to the property to unload your luggage. However, with many fabulous walks on your doorstep you might not need to use the car at all.
Other attractions on the Lizard worth visiting during your stay include the sandy beach at Kennack Sands and the craggy coves of Cadgwith and Kynance Bay, not forgetting a visit to Lizard Point. Closer to home nearby Polkerris has a fantastic diving centre and with many old shipwrecks around you are bound to see fabulous fish and striking seaweeds in the clear waters.
The gentle banks of the Helford River are within easy reach with craggy creeks, traditional pubs and a choice of beautiful gardens for you to explore as you get to know this unspoilt and largely undiscovered part of Cornwall.
Shower-room with shower, WC, wash-basin and washing machine
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with tumble-drier
Take care, there are lots of steps up and down, steep cottage stairs and low sloping ceilings in the living-room.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Free public car park (25 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 panel heaters and 2 NS heaters
Bank Cottage overlooks Porthallow beach.
The view from the sofas is just fabulous, looking over the sea and the beach.
Time to relax.
The main bedroom has a king-size bed (Bedroom 3).
Welcome to Porthallow.
Enjoy a glass of wine looking out at the sea.
Enjoy the sunshine and a glass of wine.
The kitchen has everything you could need, with a little breakfast-bar too.
The open plan living space is full of colour.
Enjoy a group meal around the dining-table, while planning your next adventure.
Time to cook up a feast.
The private terrace has stunning views.
The lovely double bed on the ground floor, where you can hear the sea (Bedroom 1).
Open the window and let the sea air in.
The cosy single bedroom is perfect for little ones (Bedroom 2).
The outlook from the single bedroom, wow.
A pretty place to hang your clothes (Bedroom 3).
The family bathroom on the second floor.
The shower-room on the ground floor.
Three steps from the living space lead up to Bedroom 3 and the family bathroom.
Bank Cottage is in the middle of the picture, with the light blue front door.
The steps from the beach leading up the coast path to Bank Cottage on the left.
Porthallow is midway on the South West Coast Path.
The steps leading up from the back door to the terrace.
This old cottage has traditional quirks with lots of little steps and a steep staircase to the first floor.
Bank Cottage is the middle cottage in the row of white traditional cottages and you can park on the beach car park below.
Coverack Bay at high tide.
The sandy beach at nearby Coverack at low tide.
This part of Cornwall really has the 'wow' factor.
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is fascinating and is on The Lizard peninsula.
Kennack Sands is close by.
The village of St Keverne is only just up the road with a restaurant, butchers, village shop and two pubs and a very good farmers market (the last Saturday of every month).