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The Roost

Porthallow, Cornwall (Ref. 1059423)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Brian

    “Very nice accomodation but the miles of single lane roads are scary so I wouldn't return to that area.”

    - Brian, June 2022

The property

The Roost is a romantic, boutique bolthole for two created from a single storey stone barn, hidden in lanes on Cornwall’s beautiful Lizard peninsula.

A mile from the traditional fishing village of Porthallow and two miles from the pretty village of St Keverne, this is a luxurious base in an area of outstanding beauty.

Beautifully renovated with much flair and style The Roost has been decorated and furnished in jewel tones to create a unique and harmonious retreat for couples seeking a relaxing stay.

To one side there is a stylish slate terrace with table and chairs plus a swing seat – ideal for admiring the panoramic views across rolling countryside towards Falmouth Bay – or in the evening looking up at the canopy of stars (no light pollution here!).

Inside the reception space is open plan with lofty beams and lots of original artwork.

The stylish modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need to rustle up some culinary delights and intimate meals.

The living area is home to a reclining chair and a plump sofa plus a Smart TV and a woodburning stove - perfect for snuggly nights in with a book or a good film.

The bedroom with king size bed is painted restful colours and has a free standing bath – perfect for soaking away after a day exploring the coastal path.

There is also a very smart shower room (suite) with double shower.

With some of the best coastline and prettiest fishing villages Cornwall offers this makes a great base to explore.

Visit nearby Roskilly’s where you can wander through the meadows and ponds, meet the animals and sample the famous ice cream. Follow the South West Coast Path through the picturesque Cornish fishing villages of Porthallow and Porthoustock and enjoy the beautiful coastal views across Falmouth Bay to St. Anthony's Head. Explore the magical creeks of the Helford passage where at St Anthony-in-Meneage you can hire boats, or indulge in a little wild river swimming. Enjoy a pub lunch at Coverack with its little harbour and beautiful beach at low tide, you may even spot a Dolphin or two from here. A stay on the Lizard Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without visiting the breathtaking Kynance Cove with it’s white sands and azure seas. For those seeking to explore this beautiful untouched part of Cornwall, The Roost will make a perfect choice.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double, with en-suite shower room (double shower, basin WC) plus freestanding bath
  • Open plan kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Eco electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, slimline dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Slate terrace with table, chairs and barbecue
  • Shared use of garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, there is a charge for a second dog of £25.00
  • Sorry no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


St Keverne 2m. Porthoustock 1.5m. Coverack 5m

is a small fishing village on the east coast of The Lizard peninsula to the south of the Helford River, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Along the coast, to the north, is Gillan Creek and the Helford River, and to the south is the village of Porthoustock, and offshore The Manacles, a great hazard to shipping and a popular diving site for shipwrecks. The South West Coast Path passes through Porthallow which lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, especially renowned for it's geology and plants. One road runs through the village, and there is a post office and public house, the Five Pilchards, named for the pilchard fishery. The beach is privately owned with access open to all.

There will be building works being carried out on an adjoining property. The building work is due to start from the 5th November 2021 through to Easter 2022. Please contact us for further information.