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Rosa Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959587)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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

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64 Customer Review(s)

  • Donna

    “We had a lovely week in Rosa Cottage, so warm and cosy.”

    It's a perfect little place for couples, super comfy bed, a well stocked kitchen for your cooking needs and in an excellent location if you like a bit of quiet. All in all a fabulous stay and would highly recommend to anyone staying in Porthleven. 10/10!!

    It's a perfect little place for couples, super comfy bed, a well stocked kitchen for your cooking needs and in an excellent location if you like a bit of quiet. All in all a fabulous stay and would highly recommend to anyone staying in Porthleven. 10/10!!

    - Donna, April 2024


  • Reverse level two story cottage
  • 1 x king bedroom
  • Shower Room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen and sitting area with wood burner.
  • Night storage heating and electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available at request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking can be found nearby
  • Courtyard garden
  • Sorry no children over 2 years, no pets and no smoking
  • Parking is on the public lane in front of the cottage
  • Note: Entrance is through a garden gate and nine big granite steps down to the front door
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and beach 5 minute walk

The property

Rosa Cottage boasts superb coastal views, encompassing both the advancing ocean and the long sand and shingle beach in the foreground and tracing the shoreline as far east as Lizard Point. Perched above the outer harbour wall in Porthleven, the reverse level interior optimises the far reaching sea views from the sitting room through its wide bay window.

You can relax here with a book from the shelf or admire the captivating views over the roof tops, reminiscent to the Mediterranean in summer and wild and atmospheric in winter.

Setting a high priority for comfort and quality, it is a top-pick for a romantic break, honeymooners, ramblers or those who simply wish to relax and connect to the coast.

Access to the southwest coast path is within paces and the village centre is within a five minute walk.

A balanced mix between traditional fishing village and holiday resort, Porthleven offers much to entice visitors including a reputation for culinary excellence with a Michelin recognised restaurant and celebrity attended Spring Food Festival.

Old inns, coffee shops and art galleries flank the charismatic harbour, from which pleasure boat and fishing trips operate.

There is the added convenience of a delicatessen, fishmonger and convenience store.

Nestled beside a quiet road, big stone steps lead down to a sheltered courtyard garden, offering sea glimpses through the roof tops, a good level of privacy and garden furniture. The spacious ground floor bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and a seriously comfortable mattress.

An excellent choice for out of season breaks with electric storage heating and wood burner in the snug living room for added comfort.

When you are ready to explore the surrounding area, the iconic destinations of St Ives, Land's End and St Michael's Mount are within easy reach.

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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: Maximum occupancy two adults plus infant. Note: Babies welcome, regretfully no children over the age of two years.