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Rainbow End

Porthallow


Property Description

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.

Facilities:

  • 1 Bedroom
  • Double Beds
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Hi Speed Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking Space
  • Shower
  • Washing Machine


Location

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 can 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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