Chy An Mor

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959208)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside

The property

Kick off your shoes and feel the sand beneath your feet within seconds from this former
fisherman's net-loft, situated beside the sea wall with bewitching, uninterrupted sea views, in the
almost secret fishing port of Porthleven. Few properties boast such an idyllic setting, within easy
access of favoured hot spot destinations of west Cornwall.
A perfect haven for honeymooners
and couples seeking a romantic break, this tasteful conversion encompasses views of azure
glistening seas in the summer and white tousled surf during the colder months. With reverse interior
of ground floor en-suite bedroom and first floor open-plan living room and kitchen area (with a
combi microwave/four ring hob) Chy An Mor is contemporary in style and décor, comfortably
furnished with glazed doors leading onto a glassed balcony overlooking the water and horizon
beyond. There is also a large private terrace on the cliff-top offering choices of where to sit to soak
up the views from this exceptional location.
Tide permitting, walk the 3 mile stretch of sand and
shingle at Porthleven beach to Loe Bar and Penrose Estate, or alternatively discover the coastal
footpath. The harbour is separated from the beach by the granite pier and the village has gift shops
and galleries to peruse and pubs and restaurants to sample. The beach at Praa Sands is
spectacular or try the golf course. The ancient market town of Helston is just 3 miles away and
Marazion, with its long sandy beach and action-packed water-sport entertainment, is within 20 minutes drive. Experience the majestic St Michael's Mount, a mystical part-time island which
protrudes from the glistening sea.
At high tide take the ferry across to the tiny harbour or enjoy
the adventure by foot and walk the narrow cobbled causeway at low water. Once there enjoy
refreshment from the cafe and restaurant. Continue around the coast and discover bustling
Penzance and en-route to Land's End, the drama and romance of the open-air Minack Theatre,
cut from the granite cliff face and jutting precariously seawards, is a must-see location. There is
private parking for one car.


On two levels. 1 x double bedroom on ground floor with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC. First floor kitchenette, dining area, sitting area and balcony.


Electric underfloor heating. Hob and combination microwave oven, fridge. TV. Power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Large balcony and patio. Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no children. Shop 5 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk, and beach 5 mins walk.

About the location


Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles.

Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for its annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with its National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.

Note: No washing machine or conventional oven at this property.