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Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959061)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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  • Mrs Ives

    “Penrose cottage was in an ideal location for exploring Porthleven.”

    You could leave the car parked safely on the drive and walk to the harbour in abour 7 minutes. Was a gentle slope uphill on return, not very taxing. ...

    You could leave the car parked safely on the drive and walk to the harbour in abour 7 minutes. Was a gentle slope uphill on return, not very taxing. The cottage was in a peaceful, residential location which was ideal for exploring south Cornwall. It had lots of extra little touches for making the most of a self catering holiday, although we ate out most nights as there are an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants in the village. We enjoyed the bottle of wine left for us on the bench in the garden which is a real sun trap in the evening. The only negative would be if you're a family with 2 cars, parking for the 2nd may be an issue. There are lots of cars parked all along the road and in turning points so this would need to be considered. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and felt very safe with all the covid precautions in Portleven.

The property

Neat as a pin, this lovely little holiday home is just five minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of Porthleven harbour.

With coffee culture, crabbing and coastal walks on the doorstep, a quintessentially Cornish holiday is guaranteed.

Full of life at any time of year, working fishing boats still land daily in the harbour lined with delicatessens and art galleries.

There is a sandy beach east of the harbour and from here you can walk at low tide to Loe Bar, a vast sand and shingle bank which separates the Loe, the largest natural fresh water lake in Cornwall, from the sea, quite a dramatic sight. Porthleven is foodie heaven so pick up artisan breads, local cheeses or fresh catch of the day for indulgent self-catering.

In the evening head to one of the many fabulous restaurants or perhaps enjoy a pint in one of the local pubs. Beautifully presented, this little gem is just perfect for couples and small families who want to explore this corner of south Cornwall.

The interior is light, bright and tastefully finished throughout creating a calming neutral atmosphere.

Both the sitting room and kitchen have sliding doors to the rear patio garden where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun.

A selection of games and books help entertain on rainy days.

There are two comfy bedrooms, one with king size bed and the other a double so take your pick. Situated in a residential area on the edge of the village, it is an easy walk down to the centre, likewise there is easy access to rural walks across open farmland.

The nearby National Trust owned Penrose estate is simply beautiful and really should not to be missed.

The Lizard Peninsula is also on the doorstep too so take a tour to discover amazing coves, cute villages and some incredible coastal scenery.


  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Separate shower room with WC and basin
  • Kitchen with 22” TV and sliding doors to patio
  • Lounge with 40” TV and sliding doors to patio.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car, plus additional roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed garden with patio on the lower level and gravel on the upper level, plus outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins 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.

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