Destination guide

Educational fun and shopping await near Porthleven cottages

Porthleven is the southernmost port on Great Britain, and dates back to the peak of the age of sailing when it was a port of refuge for shipwreck survivors. Today, it's a serene location, where plenty of cottages to rent offer you access to many exciting and interesting things to do. You can spend the day shopping or watching ships come in and out at Porthleven Harbour, or head to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to see and interact with the marine mammals. At the Poldark Mine and Cornish Heritage Collection, you can see a real 18th-century tin mine, all right outside your cosy holiday cottage in Cornwall.

Food & drink 

Must-try foods in Porthleven

Renowned for its thriving restaurant scene and high-end seafood, Porthleven food and drink offers the best of Cornish cuisine. In addition to the Michelin-star delicacies from top chefs, you’ll also find an abundance of traditional staples that are firmly rooted in Cornish heritage. Cornish cream tea, scones with jam and clotted cream, Newlyn crabs, a rich crab delicacy, and pilchards, a type of fish similar to sardines, are among its most iconic dishes. If you want to experience the cuisine of Cornwall, visit a local restaurant or pub near your holiday rental in Porthleven.

Family friendly

Family fun near Porthleven holiday homes

Porthleven has plenty of attractions for family fun with kids of all ages. Holiday lettings can be found near kid-focused paces like the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a seal rescue centre and wildlife attraction with a collection of penguins, otters, goats and ponies, and the Poldark Mine & The Cornish Heritage Collection, a subterranean tin mine with guided tours, a museum and evening ghost tours. Children will also enjoy the Helston Railway, a Victorian railway with vintage locomotives and rides, and Halliggye Fogou, a fogou with long, narrow tunnels and chambers that was once home to Cornish Iron Age settlements.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday cottages in Porthleven

With rolling countryside, dramatic cliffs and lapping waters, Porthleven is perfect for a romantic holiday of sightseeing and bonding. Holiday cottages put you in reach of places like the South West Coast Path, a pathway that stretches along the Lizard and features stunning views of the coastline and waters, and the Porthleven Harbour, a lively area with excellent seafood restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops. You could also take a leisurely stroll through the village’s arts and crafts shops or hike along the harbour to listen to the sea and view the waves crashing against the rocky shores.

How many holiday rentals are available around Porthleven?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,040 holiday lettings around Porthleven. From 576 cottages to 261 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Porthleven? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Porthleven. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Porthleven Beach: 3,270 holiday lettings
  • St Ives Harbour: 3,022 holiday lettings
  • Kynance Cove: 2,143 holiday lettings
  • St. Michael's Mount: 2,977 holiday lettings
  • Perranporth Golf Club: 4,676 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porthleven listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Porthleven?

Yes, of course. offers 576 Cottages in Porthleven. Our other popular types of Porthleven holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 261 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 128 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 25 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porthleven?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 99 holiday homes with pool available in Porthleven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.