Farm Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 960161)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Return from coastal jaunts to this romantic retreat.

Immersed in mellow countryside and only a short drive to the fishing village of Porthleven with its beach and atmospheric harbour, Farm Cottage is perfect for couples and families seeking the chance to relax and appreciate life's simple pleasures.

Tucked away down pretty countryside lanes, it sits in a wonderfully peaceful setting, is completely detached and feels nicely private from the owners house. Traditional and rustic, it could not be lovelier with a warming wood burner, toasty Rayburn, romantic clutter-free bedrooms and a south-facing garden with a barbecue and picnic table for alfresco meals and idle time.

A popular venue for walkers, nature lovers, peace-seekers and children and pets love it here too!

Situated between Cornwall's north and south coast, Farm Cottage is the perfect base for exploring.

Scenic countryside walks can commence from the front door or along the south west coast path from Porthleven.

Stop a while and explore Porthleven's galleries, gift shops, waterside inns and foodie restaurants, including Rick Stein.

There are family-friendly beaches nearby at Poldhu, Praa Sands and Gunwalloe with a life-guard service during the main season.

The hidden coves and charming fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula; the quiet creeks of the Helford; the island topped castle of St Michael's Mount and the lush sub-tropical gardens at Glendurgan and Trebah are also within easy reach.

Stock up on provisions at Helston with its supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants and head home to this gorgeous cottage. Step inside to a spacious open plan living room with wood burner at one end flanked by plump sofas.

Cushions, throws and rugs combine with thick walls, a stable door, exposed beams and wonky floorboards to add to the appealing, homely feel.

The kitchen is well equipped and there is the option to cook with the Rayburn.

Head upstairs to three serene bedrooms offering versatility with a double bedroom, twin bedroom (with zip and link beds) and a single bedroom.

A pristine bathroom with a deep tub is located on the ground floor as is common in old Cornish properties.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin zip/link can be king-size double on request, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen with Rayburn, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Boot room.


  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, Rayburn, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio with speakers and iPhone/Pad connections, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop/pub 2.6 miles
  • Beach 6 miles.

About the location


Porthleven 3 miles; Falmouth 12 miles; Penzance 14 miles.

Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west and which tells of the widespread mining heritage of this area. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.