Inglenook

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959830)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

In the heart of magical Porthleven, Inglenook boasts big ocean views and well presented accommodation. This charismatic and vibrant fishing village has all the ingredients for a great coastal escape, with a pretty harbour and beach, gourmet restaurants, eateries, coffee houses and traditional inns reached within minutes. Inglenook makes a superb base for family and friends exploring Cornwall's south coast.

With almost panoramic sea views from most rooms and a spacious, comfy interior and call-of-the-sea terraced patio, it's a real pleaser. The sitting room is a relaxing haven with doors to the sun room; a spot for a quiet read or sea-watch with a full Cornish. Socialise around the dining table whilst the cook gets busy in the fully equipped kitchen. With three restful bedrooms and three smart bathrooms, there is space aplenty.

Porthleven is a thriving hotspot. The theatrical clock tower on the granite pier separates the beach and quay, where restaurants, cafes, inns and galleries fringe the scenic harbour. Resist temptation and eat in; the local deli and supermarket stock good provisions. Experienced surfers will enjoy the white water - or watch the surf action with a pint or coffee from one of the harbourside inns. Loe Bar is Cornwall's largest natural freshwater lake, reached via the coast path or a beach paddle stroll at low tide.

Praa Sands is family friendly with swimming, surf school and beach café, just a 10 minute drive away. Marazion's long stretch of sandy beach is ideal for bucket and spade adventures, rock-pooling or a bop in a boat or kayak. The dinky ferry will shuttle you across the sea to enigmatic St Michael's Mount or flip-flop across the causeway at low water. Head west around the coastline to Penzance for a promenade stroll or continue to the most westerly point; iconic Land's End with amazing seascapes. One of the best ways to experience this picturesque corner of Cornwall is from the coastal footpaths; spy seals or dolphins from atop the cliffs! Heading eastwards is also a must with stunning beaches to discover; Kynance Cove on The Lizard Peninsula is particularly beautiful.

Accommodation

Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x lower ground floor twins. Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire. Conservatory.

Amenities

Electric heating and open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel and power inc in rent. Bed linen and towels inc in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for two cars. Paved patio garden and BBQ. Two pets are welcome. Sorry no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk.

About the location

PORTHLEVEN

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.