- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“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
“Lovely cottage near the harbour but when we booked it we didn’t realise it was on the main road with lots of buses, lorries and general traffic passing throughout the day and evening; sleeping was not always easy.”
The outside space was minimal and quite hard to access past the neighbours’ cottage with her recycling bins, garden ferns etc blocking the walkway. The cottage was very comfortable and clean inside and generally had everything we required, although it lacked the human and dog treats that others seem to have benefited from in the past.
“Another cracking stay in Porthleven never disappoints.”
Third time staying in oyster cottage always great to come back to a cosy cottage after walking around the harbour especially in February.
“Although the Oyster Cottage description was very accurate in the listing, we were quite disappointed with our stay.”
I think in the summer Oyster cottage would be very nice. However our November stay was spoilt by the amount of dampness in the cottage, Probably due to its age and the lack of central heating.On arrival there was a very strong smell of damp which was masked somewhat by several deodorisers. We kept the electric dehumidifier going most of the time, as requested, and this did help, but there was still water running down the walls in the bathroom and damp patches showing through the paint work in several places, And mould behind some of the furniture. The cottage overall was very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped with everything needed. However there was no storage area for food. We did appreciate all the little extras that were supplied, such as a cream tea on arrival, logs and kindling for the fire, and little bits and pieces for our dog. We enjoyed having a log burner, particularly as the weather was not very nice. Parking this time of year was no problem. It was lovely to be able to pop down to the harbour and cafés, as they were only five minutes walk away.
We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay at Oyster Cottage. It is an old Cornish Cottage and does require air flow to allow it to breathe. This means having a couple of windows on vent to minimise any condensation. We have now spent a week at Oyster Cottage and have striped the paint off a number of walls and repainted with a breathable paint to help with this. Fiona and Neil Owner relations
“The cottage was lovely, with some nice little welcoming touches, and we did enjoy ourselves but it was really too small for our needs.”
The neighbour adjoining the cottage was petrified of dogs and made it very well known that we and the dogs were not very welcome. We had to take particular care when escorting the dogs through the small courtyard to the gated back garden. I wouldn't let this put anyone off but just be aware. The sofa was extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything you need, with the exception of storage for food. There was no designated kitchen cabinet and as we tend to eat in most of the time, we found this made things a little difficult. Location was ideal, so much so we have booked again to visit Porthleven next year. Lovely little harbour town with loads of places to eat, have a drink and generally have a mooch around. The beach was lovely, very tidal and lively but clean and the dogs loved it (there is the usual summer restriction on the beach). Nearby Praa Sands, Porthkidney, two very large beaches, and spoilt for choice with loads of lovely coves. St Ives about 30 min drive and visited the Lizard and watched some seals. If you enjoy sea fishing, my husband caught every day early doors down in the harbour. Can't recommend the location enough.
“Oyster cottage was comfortable and clean, it was very well situated for the harbour and exploring Cornwall.”
The treats were very much appreciated.
“Lovely cottage 5 min walk to harbour lovely place too , we were so pleased with the lovely little touches left for us ie scones jam & Cornish cream, wine & for our pup there were dog blankets bowls poo bags & a little treat box .”
The cottage was lovely decorated with fab quirky things on the wall ,bed was comfy too . Would definitely recommend Sykes & Oyster Cottage.
“The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise.”
It was nice to have stuff for breakfast as we got in late. We came in to find the Food and Music festival going on. That was a surprise and there was no place to park. It would have been nice to get a "heads up" email with advice. We looked through all of the materials and could not find a check out time. You should include it somewhere.
“The cottage was excellent and had easy access to the village and harbour we really enjoyed our stay”
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:
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