Cliffwell House

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959187)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A three mile stretch of beach, lovely coastal walks and intoxicating sea air are ingredients that attract visitors to Porthleven, a fishing village for centuries.

Standing yards from the sea wall with the beach below Cliffwell House benefits from wonderful sea views, being well situated yards from the beach, with the harbour, bespoke shops and a great variation of eateries very close by, including Michelin recognised restaurants.

Staying here gives you the freedom to explore without the necessity to drive and the chance to linger and soak up the atmosphere of the harbour-side.

The front path leads directly to the coastal path, on to the beautiful Loe Bar and lake and the National Trust Penrose estate.

This spacious double fronted stone cottage built in 1887 retains a characteristic charm. A blend of traditional and country pine furnishings add comfort to a warmly carpeted interior that is both attractive and welcoming.

The thick stone walls and open beamed ceilings add to the quaintness.

The two seaward facing bedrooms, which have a separate small sitting room between, where you can relax and look out to sea or sit and enjoy a good book, these bedrooms and sitting room enjoy lovely sea views.

There is a very private split level courtyard at the rear of the cottage, which is a sheltered place to sit and relax taking in the sea air.

If you enjoy fishing, boats from the harbour take passengers for fishing trips on the open sea.

When you are ready to explore the surrounding area we suggest visiting the beach at Praa Sands, The Lizard peninsular, Marazion and St Ives, which are all within an easy drive.

Car parking for one car at the rear of the house.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Shower room. Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire. First floor snug.


  • Electric storage heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min walk
  • Beach 3 min 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.