Welcome to Porthcressa and a holiday in Porthleven. This spacious and well maintained cottage will provide a good base for sightseeing in the far west of Cornwall or exploring the coastal paths and the beautiful National Trust property of Penrose. It is beautifully modernized and has a 4 star rating awarded by Visit England. Stepping inside the cottage your holiday will begin as it has a lovely peaceful atmosphere and is personally supervised by us to ensure that a high standard is maintained. Spend time relaxing in the lounge which has its original victorian tiled fire place, or eat alfresco in the sunny garden at the front of the cottage. Why not take a stroll down to the picturesque harbour and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbour, or walk out to the end of the pier and watch the surfers as they glide over the waves.
Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - 'Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Sunny Garden And Own Parking
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Dec 2018
About Barbara Arthur
Porthcressa is a much loved family run holiday cottage, owned by twin sisters Claire and Sarah. It is lovingly looked after by our mother Barbara. It is full of family memories as this is where our father was born and where our great grandparents lived. It is now a place where we bring our own families to holiday and we take every chance to return to the beautiful village of Porthleven.
Why Barbara Arthur chose Porthleven
Porthcressa is situated in a quiet part of Porthleven and is just a few minutes from the harbour and the beach. We have made many friends through letting the cottage, as people who book it love it so much they return many times.
What makes this Cottage unique
Porthcressa has such a lovely, peaceful atmosphere. It is within a very short distance of the harbour and beach, which gives you the feeling of being in the heart of the village. Once you discover Porthleven, you will want to return time and time again.The well kept and colourful garden of the cottage also contributes to a great holiday. There is now fibre broadband installed in the cottage.
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A lovely cottage in a brilliant location
We had a fantastic week at Porthcressa. The cottage is lovely and extremely well equipped. It's in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the harbour. We can definitely recommend and hope to be back soon.
Thank you so much for letting us know that staying in Porthcressa helped to make your holiday in Porthleven so great and that you had a fantastic time in the cottage. It does have a very special peaceful atmosphere and it was a pleasure to have you to stay.
Amazing location and atmosphere.
We just loved staying in Porthcressa. The short walk to the pubs and shops and easy access to roads for other locations made it a holiday to remember.
Thank you so much for letting us know you loved staying in Porthcressa. We aim to give our visitors a wonderful and comfortable stay. it was great to have you!
Spotless and well equipped.
Lovely cottage right in the heart of Porthleven but in a quiet and peaceful spot. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped and the lovely cream tea on arrival was a really nice personal touch. Good sized parking space right outside and lovely garden to sit in.
It was a pleasure to have you choose our family cottage in Porthleven for your holiday and we hope you come back in the future. We aim to provide every comfort for our guests to make their holiday special!
We’ll be back!
Lovely cottage with parking and a pretty garden. We pushed the two 3’ single beds together which we preferred to sleeping in the double bed. The beds were very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen and having a separate dining room was useful when friends joined us for lunch. Barbara was very friendly and good at keeping in touch via email and a personal visit, we have provisionally booked for next year.
Thank you for taking the time to say that staying in Porthcressa made your holiday so successful and that you found the cottage well equiped and very pleasant. We welcome you back again next year!
Holiday in Porthleven
Well equipped property. Very nice touches by owner. Excellent location.
Great place to stay in a great place!
Lovely house in the perfect position. All amenities and with plenty of space. Good heating for a winter stay. Ideal for visiting family locally and would be great in the summer too
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our family cottage during the half term break. We are very pleased that you found everything in the cottage to make your stay pleasant and comfortable during the winter months. So glad that you, Simon and the boys had a great time in Porthleven.
Just five minutes walk from Pothhcressa cottage, you will find Porthleven's harbour and beach. You can walk along the beach at low tide until you get to Loe Bar Sands and the National Trust property of Penrose. 10 minutes drive away is Praa Sands beach which is perfect for surfing. There are many wonderful beaches within a short driving distance of Porthleven. One of these is Poldhu, which offers excellent training in surfing for the energetic! Alternatively why not visit the soft white sands of Carbis Bay near St Ives just 15 miles away by car.
Travel: You can travel by bus to Penzance, Falmouth and Truro and the bus stop is approximately 200 metres from the cottage,on the harbour head. National Express buses also stop in Porthleven.
Porthleven can be easily reached from Newquay airport where you can hire a car. Trains from London stop at Camborne or Penzance.
If you love all things Cornish, Porthleven gives you a taste of this wonderful County at it's best. With its colourful and interesting harbour, delicious seafood, award winning restaurants with top class chefs, and the best fish and chips and pasties, it has much to offer visitors. The coastal walks offer glorious scenery and for the children there is a beach with a life guard in the summer holidays. Crabbing from the harbour side is very popular with children and parents too!
The well maintained coastal walks offer wonderful views and there are sitting places all around the scenic harbour for the less energetic to enjoy.
Porthleven is a quiet fishing village which has kept the character of a fishing community centred around an interesting harbour. Perfectly located, you will be able to visit St Michaels Mount, Kynance Cove, The Lizard and Lands End peninsulas, National Trust properties and not forgetting day trips from Penzance by boat to the Isles of Scilly. Close by, and situated within easy driving distance is the beautiful Helford River and the main towns of Penzance, Falmouth, and Truro. Porthleven itself has all the necessary shops and amenities, including the Ship Inn, a traditional Cornish pub with spectacular views of the sea & Nauti But Ice, an ice cream parlour selling delicious Roskillys ice cream made locally.
Porthcressa, with its 5 star rating from previous visitors, is close to the harbour and beach in a quiet part of the village. The charming character of the cottage has been preserved and it has a peaceful atmosphere. The standard of cleanliness is a priority and it is lovingly maintained and updated including unlimited WiFi to offer all the amenities visitors need for an excellent holiday.
Booking Notes: A deposit of one third is required on booking and the balance to be paid one month prior to occupation. A deposit of £80.00 is required with the final payment to cover any damage or breakages. This amount will be returned to you, once the cottage has been cleaned and everything is found to be in order. If you would like to make a booking or would like further information, please contact us through this website or telephone. Changeover Day: In order that Porthcressa can be properly cleaned, visitors are requested to vacate the cottage by 10am on the Saturday morning of departure. The cottage will be ready by 3pm for occupation by incoming visitors.