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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
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    Cottage #1994183
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #1130360
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #6708776
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #8093405
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Cottage #6481643
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (33 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Apartment #7764
              33
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 5
                House #8156295
                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #8159231
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                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #1872375
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #8180020
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                        Cottage #6979163
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #8058936
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                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Apartment #8268244
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Farmhouse #6942530
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #8181388
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #903212vb
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6816213
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1868268
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #1969525
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Cottage #8304314
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #8304338
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #8304124
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Cottage #8304147
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Cottage #8304244
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8305144
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Bungalow #8304063
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Bungalow #8304272
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                          Bungalow #8304662
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #8304614
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #8304160
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #8130012
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (30 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #6749878
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                                                                  Viewed 503 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (25 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #1992428
                                                                    25
                                                                    Viewed 266 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #1402198
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Cottage #8173085
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                                                                        Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #8062135
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                                                                          Viewed 296 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                                            Apartment #8133882
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                                                                            Viewed 177 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1745653
                                                                              35
                                                                              Viewed 103 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (27 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #8130574
                                                                                27
                                                                                Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (32 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #1820443
                                                                                  32
                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (50 reviews)
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Apartment #1080148
                                                                                    50
                                                                                    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (35 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Barn #8168616
                                                                                      35
                                                                                      Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (28 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #8133368
                                                                                        28
                                                                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (34 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #1516714
                                                                                          34
                                                                                          Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #8103973
                                                                                            18
                                                                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8134710
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #1884571
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #8034431
                                                                                                  21
                                                                                                  Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1981815
                                                                                                    31
                                                                                                    Viewed 71 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 32 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Porthleven Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there. The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      April Cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, tastefully furnished, with the most splendid view.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed 7 nights at April Cottage at the end of June/early July 2017. I wanted somewhere comfortable, with wonderful views, within easy reach of Falmouth, so that we could wander in on foot for groceries and for options to eat out. April Cottage ticked all the boxes. We were not disappointed. The cottage is well equipped, clean, bright, and tastefully furnished...with the most splendid view.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017