Set in the heart of the sheltered cove of Porthallow, this stunning whitewashed cottage is moments from the sea shore. A prime location on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula but just south of the serene creeks of the Helford River, where woodland meets coastline. There is plenty of parking on the road directly outside so take root by the sea and experience sublime escapism at Wreckers Corner for a fabulous holiday with friends and family.
Step from the sunny courtyard into the entrance vestibule, with plenty of space to kick off your walking boots or sandals and beach gear. From there proceed into the light flooded kitchen which is the heart of this beautiful abode and is fabulously appointed, with everything you would need. The natural light glides in through, giving an enchanting feel.
The sitting-room is situated at the front and has a comfy sofa to snuggle up on at the end of the day, there's a fantastic selection of books and novels to get stuck into. There is no TV in this room, just the sound of the ocean to aid your relaxation in an oasis of calm and tranquility. The cottage has been so well cared for and sustains gorgeous features. From its magnificent flagstone flooring to the textured walls and restored ceiling beams, all brought together with delicate styling and the most exquisite brass accents. The bathroom is also found on the ground floor and has a bath with a separate shower cubicle. Please note, as this cottage has been restored sympathetically to its roots, the shower door is slightly narrower than that of others.
Upstairs you will find three pretty bedrooms giving flexibility for four lucky guests. Bedroom one has a striking brass bed and there is a handy WC between bedrooms one and two. Bedroom two boasts plenty of space and a comfortable double bed, and perhaps the cutest of features unchanged is bedroom three, accessed down a couple of steps through bedroom two. Fall asleep listening to the sounds of the waves gently lapping the shoreline, so therapeutic.
There is a private gated garden parallel to Wreckers Corner which comes alive in the spring with gorgeous shrubs and foliage, it's sheltered from the elements, extending summer into autumn and has a lovely table, big enough for the whole family to gather round for an al fresco breakfast, brunch or an evening supper.
An early riser might treat themselves to a dip in the ocean amidst the sunrise, it is only steps away from Wreckers Corner after all. Sit on the shingle with a flask of coffee afterwards and take in the fresh ocean air and views over Falmouth Bay and St Mawes. Porthallow is sheltered by the surrounding headland and serpentine rock formations in brilliant green and blue hues. The beach is abundant with rockpools at low tide and a great spot for snorkelling. It's a quiet cove undisturbed by the rest of the world, yet is atmospheric, and the locals that live here are friendly and welcoming. A short drive or walk away, you will find the delicious Fat Apples cafe which is a must visit. Porthkerris diving centre is just couple of miles away and attracts many divers every year to the famous Manacles reef which has claimed many shipwrecks over the centuries and rumour has it there is much treasure still to be found. Cornwall is also one of the best places to dive to see basking sharks and other marine life such as pollock, scallops, dog fish and sea cucumbers.
Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and Smart TV
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with Bluetooth speaker and pebble-effect electric stove
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") (leading to Bedroom 3)
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') (accessed through Bedroom 2)
Please note, there are two steps up to the front door and a small step down into the sitting-room. There are some low doorways, please take care. The property is approached by narrow Cornish lanes, which are typical in this area. Wreckers Corner only accommodates four guests however if you require additional people in your party, please contact the office. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 2.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full electric CH
Welcome to Wreckers Corner!
Inside is exquisitely styled, this sitting-room is a very special space to relax at the end of the day.
Grand flagstone flooring, mined from the local quarry. Please note the lower ceiling height to the right side of the kitchen counter.
Bedroom 1 boasts this stunning and unique brass bed.
This picture was taken in January and Wreckers Corner is in the heart of the hamlet, seconds from the waters edge. There is plenty of parking on the road directly outside.
A beautiful and characterful cottage.
Light, airy and welcoming.
The kitchen is the heart of the cottage and fabulously appointed.
Unwind inside whilst listening to the waves roll into the cove with a glass of your favourite tipple.
The kitchen has all you need to whip up holiday feasts.
The bathroom is on the ground floor and features a bath with a separate shower cubicle.
Bedroom 1 features this magnificent brass bed.
Bedroom 2 is a lovely and comfortable double.
Plenty of space in bedroom 2.
The shower door is slightly narrower than normal.
Bedroom 3 is accessed via bedroom 2, through this stunning original door. Mind the steps!
Let the sweet symphony of the sea lull the little ones to sleep.
Pop outside for an afternoon aperitif, soak in the atmosphere and soul cleansing salty sea air.
You also have a private garden with a wonderful big table for the family to gather round. More photos to follow in the Spring.
"One of my favourite things about Porthallow is hearing the coo of the owls and the lap of the waves on the shore harmoniously" - owner, Wreckers Corner.
Kynance Cove is one of the UK's most photographed beaches and is just across the peninsula from Porthallow.
The island off the shore of Mullion Harbour, pictured here, is a bird sanctuary and is famous for its breeding colonies of kittiwakes, cormorants and guillemots.
Porthallow beach is one of Cornwall's best kept secrets.
Porthleven is a short drive away and is a quintessential Cornish fishing village, with a shipyard market, gorgeous eateries, clock tower and pier.
The pretty bay of Coverack is a few miles away and has sandy stretches at low tide and you can hire paddle boards and kayaks.
The public tennis courts at Manaccan.