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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.

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                                                                                                      Outstanding Cornish barn conversion

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed in many cottages/barn conversions in Cornwall but this has to be the BEST! We took my Mum and Dad who never know where they're staying, its always a surprise this place almost reduced my Mum to tears.It has been converted to a very high standard, everything has been thought off to make your stay perfect, the grocery hamper was excellent, fresh flowers in every room. The owners Jane and Gwyn are friendly and always happy to help if needed. If in the area again we would have absolutely no hesitation in booking again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautful house in central of Penzance

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very high quality, well furnished and equipped townhouse set over 3 levels with a good view over the bay from the top floor master bedroom. We arrived on a bitterly cold February day and were very pleasantly relieved to find the house toasty warm. After our long journey the bottle of French wine kindly left for us was a lovely additional touch. Mike, the next door housekeeper, is friendly and helpful and keeps the house immaculately clean. The main shopping street (including a supermarket) is a few minutes away along with a good choice of pubs and restaurants. There is a short walk downhill to the front passing by an excellent Indian restaurant where we ate one evening. The 2 bathrooms are very modern and the style of the house is a lovely eclectic blend of french rustic chic and modernity. Although the house is in the centre and of the town it lies in a very quiet location where only the seagulls will occasionally disturb your peace. We loved the little courtyard whch would be perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months. We had a problem one morning trying to turn into the road from the alley as 2 cars had been illegally parked on double yellow lines opposite the exit. I wonder if the council could put some obstuction there to prevent this happening? As we have family in Penzance (the reason for our visit) we will look to rent this house for future visits. Linda was excellent at communicating with us and very helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Loved Porthleven

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A wonderful week spent at Porthleven staying in this delightful cottage, An Diank Meur. Couldn't have asked for more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017