Oyster Cottage

Porthleven near Helston, Cornwall (Ref. 1002656)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Constantine

    “Lovely old cottage, beautifully restored and appointed, a short walk from the harbour.”

    Huge fluffy bath towels, soft cotton bed linens and a well equipped kitchen compliment the great shower, comfy beds, and lovely sofa.

    Huge fluffy bath towels, soft cotton bed linens and a well equipped kitchen compliment the great shower, comfy beds, and lovely sofa. I highly recommend this cottage and Porthleven

    - Ms Constantine, August 2020

The property

Simple yet super stylish, this traditional Cornish granite cottage is situated in the coastal village of Porthleven, minutes from the beach and atmospheric harbour with its impressive granite pier.

Oyster Cottage is a cool renovation for couples and families with a calming and sophisticated coastal look.

Enjoy the luxury of the location as you explore art galleries, gift shops and waterside cafes, traditional old inns and excellent foodie restaurants, including Rick Stein, Porthleven.

Guests can walk from the door and two well behaved dogs are welcome.

Porthleven Beach is a three mile long stretch of sand and shingle with a restricted area for dogs and life guard patrol during the main season.

The nearby coast path traces tall cliff tops to Loe Pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall.

For a stunning contrast in scenery continue along the peaceful woodland trails at Penrose Estate and through dreamy Victorian parklands.

The premier beach resort of Praa Sands and its coastal golf course is a ten minute drive.

A little farther are the visitor hotspots at St Ives; Marazion (gateway to St Michael's Mount) and the Lizard Peninsula is also on the doorstep for secluded coves, traditional fishing villages and some incredible coastal scenery.

Return from coastal jaunts to this romantic bolt-hole.

Step inside and soothing grey is the palette of choice in the open plan living room.

Discover a wood burning stove, exposed granite walls, wooden beams, good books, original local art and a statement sofa dressed with soft throws and scatter cushions.

The kitchen area is small but perfectly formed with granite worktops, a Belfast sink and Metro white wall tiles.

Dine on the freshest seafood from the local fishmongers beside the glow of the electric stove and retire to gorgeous bedrooms with rug topped oak wood flooring, ambient bamboo lighting and comfortable beds.

The shower room feels indulgent with its clean, minimal design.

Discreetly positioned, perpendicular to the road, Oyster Cottage is tucked along a path shared with the owners neighbouring home.

To the rear of the cottage is a very small and enclosed paved garden with seating that is perfectly placed to catch the afternoon sunshine.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, sound bar, WiFi, selection of board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Parking usually found roadside by cottage or public car park within a 5 min walk
  • Small enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome free of charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles, beach less than 1 minute
  • Note: Dog treats, 2 dog blankets and 1 bowl provided.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

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