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Rock Lobster

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 1107397)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Jill

    “Fabulous, comfy cottage with everything we needed!”

    Brilliant location. Just a small point - we would have loved a coffee machine, and maybe some coat hooks by the front door would be useful. Otherwise everything was just perfect, thank you.

    Brilliant location. Just a small point - we would have loved a coffee machine, and maybe some coat hooks by the front door would be useful. Otherwise everything was just perfect, thank you.

    - Jill, July 2023


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair
  • Street parking available on a first come first served basis in neighbouring streets around the cottage
  • Rear enclosed multi-level garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings with beams, please mind your head

The property

Rock Lobster is a beautiful semi-detached townhouse that spans three stories, and it can be found in the charming Cornish village of Porthleven.

Rock Lobster is an excellent option for groups of up to eight people, thanks to its convenient proximity to the harbour, the beach, and local services.

There is a welcoming living/dining room, perfect for gathering with family and friends in front of the Smart TV after a long day.

Walk through to the bright and airy kitchen, where you can whip up a feast, ready to enjoy at the dining table for eight or alfresco out in the rear enclosed, multi-level garden.

Lastly, the ground floor is finished off with a contemporary shower room, perfect for freshening up after a long day.

Two super king-size zip/link bedrooms and a bunk bed can be found on the first floor, all of which are served by a stylish bathroom, complete with overhead shower.

The second level houses a spacious king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Visit the convenience store, take a stroll along the picturesque harbour, go on a boat tour to see the local marine life, fish off Porthleven Pier, or hike to the stunning National Trust site of Penrose.

The village also features restaurants serving fresh seafood, including Amelie and Kota, as well as sweet treats and hearty pub fare.

Your next destination should be Helston, where you and your family may have a blast at Flambards Theme Park, learn about Cornish culture at the Museum of Cornish Life, and refuel at the Lakeside Café.

Don't miss Penzance on your trip to Cornwall, where you can relax in the Jubilee Pool with a view of the water, learn about local history at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, enjoy a dinner at the Pirate Inn, and take a ferry to the stunning Isles of Scilly.

Rock Lobster has all these things and more.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas