Smugglers Cottage is a peaceful rural retreat for two.
The cosy living-room with a crackling fire for those cooler evenings.
A lovely kitchen and dining-area for the two of you (a new kitchen has been installed and photographs to follow).
Breakfast in bed at Smugglers Cottage couldn't be much more perfect.
The stone terrace garden
Snuggle up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate.
Looking through to the kitchen from the living-room.
The living-room with comfy chairs and a cosy wood-burner to keep you toasty on those cooler days and evenings.
A well-equipped kitchen perfect for cooking up your favourite holiday dish.
Snuggle up in a blanket and get cosy on the armchair with a glass of something special in hand.
Smugglers Cottage is dog friendly!
The lovely and light bedroom with a double bed.
Let the morning light flood into the bedroom.
Breakfast in bed is such a treat.
The bathroom has a bath and electric overhead shower.
The bathroom is light and spacious.
Don't forget the walking boots and dog treats.
The cottage has a small stone terrace at the front, which captures the morning sun, and a sloping garden to the side of the cottage.
Watch the world go by from the garden in the sun.
The spectacular view from  the coastal path near Loe Pool, looking towards the Lizard.
Porthleven's picturesque harbour.
The Loe Bar en route to Porthleven via the coastal path.
The bluebells at Penrose are beautiful during spring

Smugglers Cottage


1.8 miles SE of Porthleven / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £416

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


A cosy rural retreat for two on the edge of the National Trust’s beautiful Penrose Estate, Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar stone dwellings in a truly peaceful setting at the end of a private unmade lane.

After each day’s adventure, the living-room's big squashy sofa will invite you to lounge in front of the wood-burner. Stairs lead to the pretty bedroom and the bathroom, which has a step up to the bath.

Outside is a private enclosed terraced garden, and a few yards away there is a picnic table in the grassed parking enclosure – perfectly placed for sunset watching or dining al fresco alongside horses grazing quietly in the nearby fields. RNAS Culdrose provides some entertainment with helicopters occasionally flying nearby, and the historic town of Helston provides all essential amenities.

Smugglers Cottage offers the ideal base for making the most of this part of Cornwall. There are walks with fabulous views across Carminowe Creek and Loe Pool on your doorstep, and the spectacular coastal footpath heads towards Porthleven in one direction, and Church Cove in the other.

The Helford River’s meandering creeks and wooded valley are a short drive away, as are the Lizard’s numerous scenic coves and fishing villages.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player, CD player/iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washing machine

First Floor

Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin


  • Dogs welcome
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Patio furniture
  • 4 electric thermostatic radiators