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Charming 19th century terraced cottage close to Porthleven harbour and beach

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional cosy cottage sleeps 5, close to village, harbour, coast path & beach

Welcome to An Diank Meur (Cornish for 'The Great Escape'!)

This beautiful 150 year old Cornish fisherman's cottage is full of character and original features. Conveniently situated in the heart of this historic fishing port, come stay and enjoy a truly Cornish holiday experience

Set in a quiet backwater, 'An Diank Meur' is located within a few hundred yards of Porthleven harbour and perfectly situated for walking to the many bars and restaurants, various shops, galleries, the beach and coastal path.

Traditional yet sympathetically modernised and well maintained, the accommodation is arranged over 3 floors. With an abundance of exposed beams through out, the comfortable lounge has a wood burner set in a feature granite fireplace providing the perfect place to relax after a long day on the beach or walking the coastal path.

There are three bedrooms located over 2 levels on the ground and first floor, which will sleep 5 guests - children only in the bunk beds (age 4-15 years recommended) The property is unsuitable for toddlers (under 4 years) and the elderly/infirm due to steep steps. Babes in arms welcome.

Double bedroom on the ground floor has a 4ft bed; Master bedroom on the first floor has a 4ft 6in double and Bedroom 3, also on the first floor, is fitted with bunk beds suitable for children over the age of 4 years.

On the lower floor, accessed via the original 19th century low staircase (mind your head!) is a modern, well equipped and fully fitted kitchen, utility room with dishwasher and washing machine and family bathroom with underfloor heating.

The property is electrically heated throughout providing a warm and cosy environment for any season and in winter, a basket of logs is provided should you wish to toast your toes by the fire.

A 32” TV with Freeview, DVD player complete with a range of DVD's, a music system with ipod docking station, books and games are all available to keep you and your family entertained.

A small pretty patio with table and 2 chairs is accessed from the kitchen at the rear of the cottage

* FREE Wi-Fi

* Pets: One small - medium dog welcome but please note there is no garden at the property

* On street parking

* Towels, bed linen and electric heating included

* Free box of logs

PLEASE NOTE:

A steep staircase from the living room down to the kitchen and bathroom make this property unsuitable for the elderly infirm or toddlers

SATURDAY CHANGEOVER DAYS ONLY

Please note our minimum stay is 7 nights or multiples of 7 nights and your holiday must be booked Saturday to Saturday. We regret we will not accept shorter or non Saturday holiday start days.

More Details

Property Manager
Pam Marsden
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Pam Marsden

Hi I'm Maggi and have owned An Diank Meur for 20 years, during which time it has become a beloved part of our family. Although my husband and I currently live in Hampshire, we still look forward to visiting our 'little piece of Cornwall' whenever time allows and never tire of Porthleven, its picture book location and stunning coastal scenery. In fact we have always planned to retire to the cottage - that is until our beautiful grandson was born 2 years ago and we realised we couldn't bear to live so far away from him. However, our son and daughter love 'An Diank Meur' and Porthleven as much as we do, so it is a real home-from-home for all the family. We hope you will love it too.

Pam Marsden purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Pam Marsden chose Lizard Peninsula

I used to holiday in this area every year when my son and daughter were children and so when I was looking for a holiday home - only Porthleven would do! As soon as I saw my little cottage I fell in love with its gorgeous cosy interior and uniquely authentic Cornish location. That's why we called it 'An Diank Meur' (Cornish for The Great Escape) As soon as you set foot through the door you escape the 'real-world' and relaaaax.

Location

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Harbour Inn
Nearest Ferry
124 Kilometres
Plymouth (Channel Port)
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Helston
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Penzance
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A30 Trunk Road
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Seadrift Kitchen Cafe
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Porthleven
Car: recommended

Porthleven is a historic fishing port located to the west of the The Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Porthleven has the distinction of being the most southerly working port in mainland Britain - located on the edge of Mount's Bay, between the Lizard Peninsula and Marazion (St Michael's Mount). The town and harbour, have maintained much of their original charm and character, (through the use of strict conservation and planning control) and attracts large numbers of tourists each year. Many love to come in the winter too, for the spectacular seas and storm-watching.

Porthleven's picture book location and stunning coastal scenery of the area makes this an ideal destination for family holidays and vacations to the West Country - surrounded by spectacular beaches and has easy access to a wealth of local holiday attractions, including St Michael's Mount and The Flambards Adventure Park.

Much of the coastline around the town is designated a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or is in the stewardship of the National Trust. This character port of Porthleven itself is a vibrant fishing village and arranged around its impressive harbour front are restaurants, cafes, pubs, galleries and shops.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthleven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom located off kitchen on the lower ground floor. Under floor heating and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First floor. Standard double bed. Chest of drawers, wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor. 4ft double bed, hanging space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , First floor. Bunk beds, chest of drawers, hanging space
  • All fully carpeted, quality bedding and bed linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation Check in from 3pm - Check out by 10am The cottage has two staircases, one of which has restricted headroom Non smoking

Reviews

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Charming 19th century terraced cottage close to Porthleven harbour and beach
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
5

Quaint cozy property well equiped and clean and close to the Harbour

  • 5 of 5

Loved our 2 week stay in Porhtleven. Weather was very good and enjoyed visiting other places around Cornwall. We took part in the Torchlight procession on Bank Holiday Monday .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, cosy, well-equipped cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times now and would always come back. Comfortable accommodation, in a perfect location for exploring Porthleven and beyond. Kitchen & entertainment well furnished, so even rainy days are fun.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Immaculately presented cosy cottage in the heart of Porthleven.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped cottage. Great location and helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Perfect cottage for a beautiful place to visit

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was quirky but lovely. Stairs down to kitchen could be a problem for someone infirm or elderly. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Well placed and we didn't need to go out of Porthleven for anything.

Good local restaurants that you can walk to in less than 5mins. Lovely coastal path walks that lead to pristine beaches.

Easy to visit places like St Michael's Mount or The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic week in a beautiful Porthleven cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has absolutely everything you could need! It is fully equipped from top to bottom even down to some food and all linen! Beautifully laid out and really comfortable. Only 5 minutes walk to the harbour. Everything in the cottage was high quality with really good WiFi and audio/visual although we didn't get around to using it. For a location perspective you are a very short drive from some of the most spectacular coastal walks in the UK. Can't fault this property...fantastic!!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

My favourite place

  • 5 of 5

We visit every year. Beautiful home from home cottage in the perfect location 😁

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£349
for 7 nights
£349
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Early Winter
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£349
for 7 nights
£349
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£374
for 7 nights
£374
 
 
Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Late Winter
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£374
for 7 nights
£374
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£424
for 7 nights
£424
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£540
for 7 nights
£540
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£374
for 7 nights
£374
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking is subject to availability and our Terms & Conditions at the time of booking.
An Diank Meur will be available for your arrival after 3.00pm.
Departure 10.00am on your final day.
Lost keys will incur a £20.00 replacement charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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