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The Loft

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 999203)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Lynne

    “The loft was a fantastic place to stay spotless clean beautifull interior very tastefully put together well equipped good location for all amenities quit hilley though if you have health problems we loved the walks clocked up 16,ooo steps most days .”

    Loved the welcome pack for when we arrived one thing I would say was the balcony needs sealing in quite dangerous for dogs and children could fall straight through .

    Loved the welcome pack for when we arrived one thing I would say was the balcony needs sealing in quite dangerous for dogs and children could fall straight through .

    - Lynne, June 2022

The property

This former fisherman’s net loft sits in an exceptional grand-stand position in the fishing village of Porthleven.

Facing seaward, this luxurious coastal home encompasses views of azure glistening seas in the summer and white tousled surf during the cooler months.

Guests will enjoy captivating views over roof tops and the long beach to the Lizard Peninsula.

This modern property provides cosy but stylish accommodation for a romantic retreat for two in glorious Porthleven.

With reverse level interiors, enter into an open plan living area with a kitchen with bar table and sitting area with plump sofas and a Juliette balcony.

Steep stairs lead from the living room to the lower ground floor and a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio door to a private, seaward facing balcony with garden furniture for alfresco meals, sundowners and to soak up the views.

Within a 2 minute walk is the Ship Inn, a 17th century smugglers’ haunt which overlooks the harbour and remains something of a village hub.

Tide permitting, walk the three mile stretch of sand and shingle at Porthleven beach to the National Trust’s Loe Bar and Penrose Estate, or alternatively discover the scenic coastal footpath.

Discover foodie restaurants including Michelin recognised Kota and Rick Stein’s sea food restaurant or browse the art galleries and gift shops which line the harbour.

The ancient market town of Helston is just 3 miles away and the long sandy beaches at Praa Sands and Marazion are within a 20 minute drive and both offer watersport tuition and equipment hire.

Experience the majestic St Michael's Mount, a mystical island which protrudes from the glistening sea.

At high tide take the ferry across to the tiny harbour or enjoy the adventure by foot and walk the narrow cobbled causeway at low water.

Continue around the coast and discover bustling Penzance and en-route to Land's End, the drama and romance of the open-air Minack Theatre, cut from the granite cliff face and jutting precariously seawards - a must-see location!

A cosy and comfortable home with outstanding views over Porthleven Beach, The Loft is a very special property designed for a honeymooning couple, ramblers, beach lovers, artists, foodies or just a romantic retreat.


  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • One bedroom: 1 x lower-ground-floor king-size with balcony and en-suite double shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge with ice box, TV, books games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private decking balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Roadside parking can usually be found near by
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

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.