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Elfin Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959312)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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

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36 Customer Review(s)

  • Christine

    “Comfortable old cottage, lovely and clean and extremely convenient for harbour and shops.”

    - Christine, June 2024


  • Ground floor kitchen/diner and sitting/dining room with warming wood burning stove
  • Shower room with WC
  • Staircase to Family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom.
  • Electric Panel Heaters, range style oven and hob, microwave, freezer and wood burner
  • Washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • On-street parking can usually be found near by but if not a car park close by (charges apply in the car park)
  • Sorry no smoking, Shops, pubs and restaurants nearby
  • £25 charge per pet

The property

Elfin Cottage nestles snugly in the heart of Porthleven away from the main thoroughfare and yet within a short walk of the long sandy beach and charismatic stone walled harbour.

Unspoilt and picturesque, Porthleven holds immense appeal for holiday makers and is an ideal spot for year round breaks and exploring the stunning south coast, with the hidden coves and quaint fishing villages of the Lizard Peninsula and the beautiful creeks and woodlands of the Helford River within a short drive.

A short stroll from the cottage and along the harbour will discover several amenities including old inns, reputable restaurants, including one of Rick Stein's, galleries and craft shops.

Walkers (and their pets) will find the location wonderful for scenic walks which stretch in either direction along the coastal footpath.

The walk to Loe Bar, a sandbank separating the ocean from Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, Loe Pool unveils a unique landscape.

The ancient market town of Helston is three miles away and offers excellent entertainment for families with the boating lake and the ever-popular Flambards Theme Park.

A former fisherman's cottage, the accommodation is comfortable, contemporary and presented to a good standard throughout.

The sitting room/diner boasts a multi-fuel burner, creating a warm and cheerful ambience.

Also located on the ground floor there is a living room with a wood burner, kitchen/breakfast room and a shower room, which is an added convenience to the upstairs bathroom.

Three bedrooms presented with attractive bed linens and neutral decor are located on the first floor.

At the front of the cottage is a south facing enclosed garden equipped with garden furniture.

Weekly parking tickets can be purchased at the nearby car park however roadside parking can usually be found close by.

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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 it's 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 it's 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.

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm. Cot bedding not provided.