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Porthleven clifftop property with spectacular sea views, quiet location

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Lamp House is an incredible place to be all year round, and just 5 minutes walk to the beach and village

The Lamp House sits at the edge of Porthleven right above the water on a quiet coastal road on the route to Loe Bar, the largest fresh water lake in Cornwall.

The house has been beautifully furnished and equipped to the highest standards. It has a bright open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen on the first floor, with glorious views from the four large picture windows. Sitting at the dining table on the comfortable window seats you can spend hours reading and watching the world go by below or enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets. Ideal for families, friends and couples alike we hope you will love the Lamp House as much as we do.

The Lamp House can be seen on a number of sites and our bookings and access arrangements are handled by Porthleven Holidays in Porthleven who you can also contact directly.

More Details

Owner
Jane Colman
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Jane Colman

Jane and Andy Colman. We are a family of five from Caterham in Surrey with two daughters and one son. We love our family holidays at the Lamp House, as do our parents and friends who love it for the peace and tranquility of the place.

Jane Colman purchased this house in 2009

Why Jane Colman chose Porthleven

We just fell in love with Porthleven and the bright open plan house with its spectacular views

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb house in a lovely location...bed very comfy! Mrs and Mrs W, Somerset.



Everything about the Lamp House and its views and location is better than the brochure - we think its perfect in every way and we've had a wonderful week - Ally & Val M, Edinburgh.



We loved your beautiful home with its amazing views. Today we saw a dolphin family by the beach. We don't want to leave. Accommodation five star. Family B, Luneburg, Germany.



Wonderful views, very clean, comfortable, well appointed house, the best king size bed in the West! - Mr and Mrs G Stevens, Devon.



A lovely comfy holiday home, so much better than a hotel, excellent location, very relaxing. - Sarah A. and family, Wimbledon.



We have had a really great week, it went so fast if felt like a long weekend...the house first class. - R and K Andrews, Worcester.



A wonderful week. We really felt home from home. Family K, Kolliken, Switzerland
May 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porthleven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
  • Shower room with wc opposite bedroom 1. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Separate wc with washing machine and tumble dryer upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, reclaimed teak wood
    Bedroom 1 - King size, teak wood head board, Indonesian teak furniture
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds - ideal for children.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, ground floor front, sea views. Bedroom 2, ground floor rear. Bedroom 3, upstairs, suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible, and we know that the little things matter. So, all the beds are finished with quality John Lewis pocket-sprung mattresses, with a choice of feather and down summer (4.5 tog) and winter (9.5 tog) duvets, both feather and fibre pillows, and cotton linen. There is a hair dryer in Bedroom 1. The house has private parking for one car as well as free street parking right outside for a second car. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate. No smoking though. Fibre internet / WiFi. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms fitted. Outside: Through the stable door in the kitchen you reach a sheltered and private rear wooden deck with small terraced flower and herb garden for outside dining and relaxation. Bedlinen, hand and T-towels (but not bath towels) included in the rental. The house will be immaculately clean on your arrival. End of stay cleaning included in the rental. One small dog welcome at £25 per week.

Reviews

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Porthleven clifftop property with spectacular sea views, quiet location
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews
5

Great location, spotlesly clean & everything need

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing place to stay looking out to sea!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Alison.
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5

Amazing space

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in an amazing house with a great view. The location is very suitable for walking on the sw-coast path or staying on the beach. Our children and our dog loved it too.

The lamp house was clean and well maintained. There were many lovely details like binoculars to watch dolphins and seals. The family Colman gave us all information we needed. We enjoyed our stay and will come back.

Thank you.

Tobias & Kerstin from Germany

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home overlooking the ocean.

  • 4 of 5

A very clean and fully equipped home with everything you need for a week or two in Cornwall's Lizard area. It's a pleasant and easy walk down into the village or off across the coastal path to Loe Bar and beyond. There was a bit of mix up with the towels (we didn't know we had to bring them) but the hosts came to our rescue and very graciously provided them, so all in all we were very happy here.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam, many thanks for the review.
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5

Lovely house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what great views. It was beautiful sunshine when we arrived however within hours we were watching the waves crashing below as a storm came in. The kids said it was better than tv and sat glued to the windows. Oh yes, the house is lovely too. Very comfortable sofas and beds. Kitchen had everything we needed. Great location, loved not having to drive to go out for dinner/go to the shops and the walk over to Loe Bar is stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Porthleven in the future.
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5

Well maintained, comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage exceeded our expectations and the photos do not do it justice. Upstairs wow, what a view! Spent many hours watching the sea, the comings and goings of mounts bay and the walkers. The furniture is quality and comfortable, the living area spacious and the kitchen is well equipped.

Downstairs, very comfortable beds with fluffy marshmallow bedding provided a good nights sleep after all of our day trips.

Debbie, the cleaner, had the cottage immaculate upon our arrival and as we had the cottage for 2 weeks she arrived with fresh linens after the first week.

Owners Jame and Andy, promptly answered all of our questions before our arrival.

The location was perfect, far enough from the harbour so for it to be quiet and not bothered by all of the tourist but close enough for it to be a few minutes stroll to restaurants and shops etc.

Porthleven itself is a small community with several good restaurants a couple of pubs and a few shops, it is well positioned to explore western Cornwall. We went on multiple day trips as far up as Tintagle, all within an hrs drive and there is lots to see and do within 30 mins drive. My favourite thing to do was walk the costal paths, with spectacular views and scenery on every turn - bring your camera!

If We were to return to this area of the country would we stay at lamphouse? Definately!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A pleasure to walk in to!

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were that we had made an excellent choice in booking the Lamp House and after a week we knew we were right!

The property delivered on all levels. It was spotlessly clean. The bedroom furniture, beds and linen were of high quality. Bathrooms and shower worked well and first time without any need for adjustment.

Upstairs, the living area was just as shown in the listing. The views were fantastic and the sofas really comfortable. The Kitchen equipment was great and it was well equipped with all the crockery, glasses tools and saucepans you could need.

Porthleven and the Lamp House is a great place for a relaxing holiday.

We would strongly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Porthleven lies to the south of Helston. It can be easily reached from Newquay airport where you can hire a car. Trains from London stop at Camborne which is a 25 minute taxi ride away. You are best to approach the Lamp House from Helston taking the road to Loe Bar and then down Coopers Lane rather than going through Porthleven where the streets are very narrow.

Porthleven is a fantastic unspoilt traditional and active fishing village. With its restaurants, superb pubs, cafes, and shops, the harbour side is always bustling but rarely overcrowded (unlike the tourist havens on the north coast). In fact Porthleven is often at its busiest on a stormy day when many locals gather around the harbour to watch the dramatic scenes of the enormous Atlantic waves crashing up against the cliffs.

The village is fast becoming the foodie centre of South West Cornwall - led by Kota (Jude Kereama, Great British Menu) and Rick Stein Porthleven, with many other fine restaurants. The area is a walkers paradise and there is nothing like a morning stroll along the coastal path, across the sand spit at Loe Bar, and on to Gunwalloe where you can have a superb lunch at the Halzephron pub before returning home.

Porthleven made the news in January and February 2014 with the massive storms hitting the South West, and plenty of footage on YouTube and the BBC. The Lamp House is standing strong, providing fantastic views of the waves and can be seen in many of the photos.

Just five minutes walk from the house you will find steps taking you down to Porthleven's beautiful sandy beach, the east side of which allows pets all year round. The beach on the other side of the harbour is suitable for expert surfers, otherwise beginners can travel to Praa Sands just along the coast or to Gwithian on the north coast for spectacular surf. You can also drive south to the Lizard and west to Lands End and the numerous beaches and points of interest in between. And for a special treat why not visit or even book seats for a show at the magical cliff top open air Minack Theatre (see its web site).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porthleven, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Aug/Sept
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Sept
7 Sep 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Sept
14 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Late Sept
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Late Sept/Oct
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Oct
12 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Late Oct
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Autumn/Winter
26 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Xmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £25

Friday changeover. Arrivals from 3pm, departure by 10am on the Friday morning. Ask about off season weekend and mid-week breaks.

One small dog permitted. We are unable to take more than one dog.

Don't hesitate to submit an enquiry. The Lamp House can be seen on a number of sites and our bookings and access arrangements are handled by Porthleven Holidays in Porthleven who you can also contact directly.

Please call us if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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