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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! 4.5/5
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #1994183
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #457248
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        • 5 BR
        • 5 BA
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        House #8130012
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
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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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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              House #8156295
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #7764
                33
                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #8093405
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Cottage #6481643
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #8159231
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                      Viewed 13 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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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            House #8058936
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              House #8149982
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                Farmhouse #6942530
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #8181388
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Barn #8153693
                                    6
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #6979163
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #903212vb
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8150163
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6816213
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #1969525
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #1992428
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                                                Viewed 88 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 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #8159158
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #8062135
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                                                      Viewed 77 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 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (27 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8130574
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                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #8133882
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                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (44 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #1402198
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (30 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #1745653
                                                                30
                                                                Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6712453
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                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (29 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #1820443
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                                                                    Viewed 14 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 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (32 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Barn #8168616
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                                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (32 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #1516714
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                                                                          Viewed 19 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 41 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 16 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
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                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1981815
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                                                                                    Viewed 28 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 31 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 19 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 11 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 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Chalet #6543229
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #8165488
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                                                                                                Viewed 30 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 16 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Bungalow #6513228
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                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely stay in the dairy last week, myself, my mum and Chester the dog. The friendly owners made us feel very welcome and left us a lovely hamper and essentials which we really appreciated after a long drive. The accommodation is beautifully furnished and very cosy and comfortable....we thought the location was ideal for visiting most parts of Cornwall with lots of places within easy reach. We really enjoyed our holiday and can highly recommend a stay here..we would not hestitate to return to the dairy on future visits to Cornwall.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      fantastic stay in st ives in a beautiful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      we had a great 3 days in St Ives, in a renovated cottage that was finished to a very high specification and situated in a perfect location, central to all amenities. we have stayed in St Ives many times and always loved it, across the road from the cottage is a lovely quaint tea room, called Olives, well worth a visit as they have all home made cakes and scones. All of the restaurants on the island are recommended, food, ambience and friendliness are a main characteristic. A big thanks to Emma and Andy for allowing us to stay in their beautiful cottage.....................................We will be back Kev & Sharon Leicester
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017