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Bright & Cosy Character Cottage just 300m from the Beach, Harbour & Restaurants.

Bedrooms 2
Space 231 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, cosy cottage, close to restaurants and amenities

Blue Door Cottage is located in the charming village of Porthleven with its harbour, beach and a selection of good restaurants within just a couple of hundred metres. The cottage has a double and a twin bedroom, comfortably sleeping four to five guests. There is a full size single trundle bed available for a fifth guest if required. Outside there is a small seating area next to our palm tree for outside dining.

Heading west on the coastal path you can explore South West Cornwall with its rugged coastline dotted with fine beaches and on to Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount. Head East and just a short walk to Loe Bar and the National Trust owned Penrose Estate then on to the Lizard Peninsula, the most Southerly Point in Britain, with its stunning views, coves and amazing wildlife - a must for all keen birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Within a short drive the historic and popular town of St Ives (20 minutes), Lands End (35 minutes) and the golden sand surfing beaches of Praa Sands (10 minutes), Sennen (35 minutes), Gwithian (20 minutes) with our favourite, the breath taking Kynance Cove (20 minutes).

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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthleven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 231 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly fitted wet room with shower, basin, shaving point, mirror and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Built in wardrobe, dressing table with hairdryer
    Twin Room - 3 Single Bed , Third bed is full size single Trundle bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On-street Parking is available close by, however not directly outside the property itself.


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Bright & Cosy Character Cottage just 300m from the Beach, Harbour & Restaurants.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Fabulous hidden gem in Cornwall

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this wonderful little cottage during the summer holidays. Tucked away down a side street, we were removed from all the noise and bustle of the waterfront while being only a 500m walk from the harbour/beach and all amenities/shops when we did want to join in the action.

The cottage was very well equipped and we were greeted with flowers, wine and light-as-a-feather scones, complete with jam and clotted cream, on our arrival. Phil was an extremely attentive host without being at all obtrusive and he could not have been more helpful, even sending on things we had left behind!

The cottage is only small, but the décor cleverly makes the most of the space and the cottage is light and airy. Wooden floors are a bonus too when returning with sandy feet from the beach!

We loved Porthleven which reminded us of Doc Martin's Port Isaac; quaint and full of character. We were particularly thrilled to discover a Rick Stein seafood restaurant on the harbour-front!

All in all, a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Door

  • 4 of 5

On arriving at the blue door cottage my wife and I were met by Phil Whitehorne who showed us around the house. The house itself was very clean and had everything we would need in place for our weeks stay including good bottle of wine in the fridge. Unfortunately I found the 2 x 2 seater settees rather uncomfortable and the stairs were steep.

All cooking utensils were clean and available in a well laid out kitchen off the sitting room if eating in was on the menu.

The cottage itself is set about 30 meters in from the road in a quiet location and 5 minutes or so from a fairly quiet harbor where one can watch the world go round.

There are a number of restaurants at the harbor but I suggest the local pubs such as the Harbor Inn or The Ship Inn where you can get very good meals and drinks at a reasonable price.

I have given our stay at the blue door cottage 4 stars. Would I stay at the blue door cottage again, yes.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Door Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything and was clean and tidy. The village was beautiful and friendly. We could live in Portleven happily whatever time of year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet cottage and a really welcoming host.

  • 4 of 5

Nice relaxing atmosphere, close to the harbour and restaurants. Cottage exactly as described.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great host

  • 5 of 5

Homely house and great host

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy bijou cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored cottage ,very tastefully decorated with everything you require for a short stay. We were really impressed with the personal touches such as the cream tea, wine and flowers. The cottage is easy walking distance from the harbour with many excellent restaurants. Phil is an excellent host, many thanks and hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Praa Sands
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Sea Drift Kitchen Cafe
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We operate a FRIDAY change over day. Blue Door Cottage will be available from 4 pm. on the day of arrival and we ask that guests vacate by 10 am. on the day of departure. To secure a booking we require 50% within 5 days of agreement and the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Credit/Debit Card & On-line Payments incur a £20.00 admin fee to cover bank charges. On-street parking is free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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