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Soak in the atmosphere with a Cornwall holiday rental home or beach holiday cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall

Porthleven is a picturesque fishing harbour overlooking Mounts Bay in the Kerrier District of West Cornwall. It is a beautiful harbour village steeped in history and is located between Lizard Point and Land's End. A number of smaller fishing coves are scattered around Porthleven including the Lizard, Mullion, Kynance, Poldue, Cadgwith, Ogo-dour Cove and Vellan Head and Gunwalloe. Nearby Loe Bar separates the sea from the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall.

Places to stay in Porthleven

Porthleven is a lovely place to visit or as a base for your holiday in Cornwall. It has a small working fishing harbour with a granite pier, storm booms, a small beach and is a popular holiday centre. There are several hotels and guesthouses in the area, but if you really want to soak in the atmosphere and feel at home in Porthleven, above the beach cottages offer the best option.

Renting self-catering accommodation in the holiday cottages above the beach in Portleven allows you the freedom to explore the fish centre, waterfront inns, craft shops and restaurants in Porthleven and the rest of Cornwall. There are beautiful coastal walks, whether you choose to go east or west of the village, or inland to Helston passing by the Penrose estate and the woodland walks at Loe Pool.

A full circuit of Loe Pool is about five miles long and features of this area include Carminowe Creek, Loe Marsh, Bar Walk Plantation, Degibna Wood and birdwatching areas. There are numerous towns within four miles of Porthleven seaside cottages including Breage, Helston, Carleen, Cury, Germoe, Gunwalloe, Wendron, Gweek and Crowan.

Things to do in Porthleven

The Salt Cellar Workshops are the ideal place to find a present to take home or remind you of your holiday cottage in Porthleven, as here you will find the very best in local Cornish arts and crafts including hand made pottery, hats, clothing, willow work, glassware and paintings. Eating out is a pleasure with a wide choice of restaurants, cafes, bistros and inns selling local specialities, such as Cornish pasties, freshly caught fish, Cornish ice cream, fudge and Cornish cream.

Events in Porthleven include Porthleven Lifeboat Day held at the end of August to raise money for RNLI and the Penlee lifeboat will be on display. The annual Air Day is held at RNAS Culdrose (HMS Seahawk) just outside Helston in July and this market town is also host to the annual Helston Flora (Furry) Dance.

Castles to visit in the area include Pendennis, St Mawes and Caerhays. The Chyauster Ancient Village gives you a glimpse into the inhabitants of Celtic Cornwall and the Wayside Folk Museum has an extensive collection from the past, or you can visit the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. Gardens open to the public include Caerhays, Trebah, Penjerrick, Lamorran House, Bosvigo and Trewithen. There are good fishing, sea sports, horse riding and golf facilities as well.

Weather in Porthleven

Porthleven's climate is temperate, which allows the many gardens in the area to flourish, but it can be very windy and stormy in the winter.

Travel in Porthleven

Newquay Airport serves Porthleven and the National Express Coaches run a direct service from London to Porthleven. Mainline trains stop at Camborne, Hayle and Penzance and First National's no2 bus runs from Falmouth to Penzance stopping at Porthleven harbour.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #1994183
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    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 9
      Cottage #457248
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        • 5 BR
        • 5 BA
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        House #8130012
        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #1130360
          19
          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6708776
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              House #8156295
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (33 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #7764
                33
                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (6 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8093405
                  6
                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Cottage #6481643
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (6 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Cottage #8159231
                      6
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        House #1872375
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #8180020
                          1
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (13 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #8058936
                            13
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8149982
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Farmhouse #6942530
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8181388
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Cottage #6979163
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #903212vb
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #8150163
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1969525
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Barn #8153693
                                            6
                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1868268
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #6816213
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #1992428
                                                  22
                                                  Viewed 103 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    Cottage #8173085
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #8159158
                                                      18
                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #8062135
                                                        17
                                                        Viewed 114 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #6749878
                                                          27
                                                          Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (27 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8130574
                                                            27
                                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (44 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #1402198
                                                              44
                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #8133882
                                                                18
                                                                Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #1745653
                                                                  30
                                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #6712453
                                                                    18
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (29 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1820443
                                                                      29
                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (32 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Barn #8168616
                                                                        32
                                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (32 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #1516714
                                                                          32
                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (27 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #8133368
                                                                            27
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #8034431
                                                                              19
                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                House #6515953
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #1993277
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Bungalow #1884571
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                                                      20
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1981815
                                                                                        27
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #8103973
                                                                                          16
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (46 reviews)
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                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #1080148
                                                                                            46
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8134710
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #8165488
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Chalet #6543229
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #1960425
                                                                                                    11
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #8103270
                                                                                                      22
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      My favourite place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We visit every year. Beautiful home from home cottage in the perfect location 😁
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely welcome after an 8 hour journey! Cream Tea, Wine and flowers waiting on arrival, a very nice touch, Cottage very comfortable and clean, had everything we needed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017