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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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    Cottage #1994183
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      • 2 BA
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      Cottage #457248
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        • 5 BA
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        House #8130012
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          Multiple rentals Cottage #1089481
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            Multiple rentals Cottage #1089481
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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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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #8159158
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #1402198
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #8133882
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #6481643
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #1516714
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                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #8062135
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                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #8103973
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Cottage #8173085
                                9
                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8034431
                                  16
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #8125960
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #1820443
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Bungalow #8149253
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                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8174376
                                          15
                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (16 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #8152161
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                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              House #8168767
                                              8
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1994655
                                                9
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8172452
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                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Cottage #1871557
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                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1934541
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #8143761
                                                        10
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                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #8145222
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8103959
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #8141008
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                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8060161
                                                                10
                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #8168226
                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #1793894
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (24 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8166734
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                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Multiple rentals House #6550884
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                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          House #1922476
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                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Bungalow #1884571
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                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #8123527
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                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8165488
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Barn #402733
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #8154784
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 15 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
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #1819849
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                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8172880
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #6749878
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8103270
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                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (44 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1058684
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                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #8161884
                                                                                                  18
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Bungalow #1298656
                                                                                                    23
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Chalet #6543229
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic modern holiday home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fantastic 3 night stay here in this exceptional holiday home in st ives. The house was wonderful. Four bedrooms which could have been made into twins. Three bathrooms, one ensuite which was very useful with a group of us with three children. Rod and Beta even catered excellent for our baby and provided a cot and high hair which was extremely useful. The house decor was ultra modern with an amazing top floor living dining and kitchen area with views overlooking the whole of st ives. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay and excellent communication from the owners from the start. The house was close to to town centre and had spaces for at least three cars. We are just considering when to return next year. Thanks Rod and Beta for a wonderful hospitality in amazing accommodation.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Property was lovely, but sometimes difficult to park.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location . easy walk to the harbour. Cottage was warm and cosy and well fitted out.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Smart, clean and well positioned

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The little house is well positioned in the centre of St Ives, very conveniently near everywhere. Inside, the house is very well furnished, comfortable and clean ... a very comfortable stay indeed. And the owners were always exceedingly helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016