This is a view from the bridge which leads from the sitting-room to the garden.
The sitting-room has a roaring wood-burner.
Comfortable furnishings.
Well equipped and spacious.
Bedroom 1 with a 6' zip and link (double or twin) bed.
Trip trap over the bridge to the beautiful enclosed garden (please take care there is no barrier between the stream and the garden).
The dining-area.
The spacious kitchen/diner.
Bedroom 1 has 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds.
The porthole is a comfortable single-storey property.
The sitting-room.
The kitchen splashed with colour.
The en suite shower-room to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2.
The dressing area in bedroom 2.
Warm and cosy.
The bridge leads from the sitting-room to the garden.
The river flows past the cottage.
The Porthole.
The hallway runs past the bedrooms to the sitting-room.
Sennen Cove is just four miles away.
St Michael's Mount is just seven miles away.
Mousehole is a short drive away.
The coastline nearby.
Cape Cornwall is just two miles away.

The Porthole


St Just / Sleeps 4 + cot*

7 Nights from £356 - £975

February 2018

Would highly recommend a stay here. Just unpack, as you will find a spotless, well equipped, peaceful retreat

We've stayed places where I've had to clean before unpacking but this was just perfect

The scenery and local walks are stunning, with a beautiful stream right beneath the cottage window. Loved it, thank you!

December 2017

The porthole is such a beautiful cottage. In a idyllic location. A stone throw from st just, and some great walks. Even when the weather is bad you can’t help but smile. Neil the owner was very helpful, and very knowledgable about his surroundings. We will be definitely be going back.

October 2017

The Porthole is a quirky cottage, and is perfectly situated for local walks, the town of St Just, and for trips out. I love that within five minutes I can be walking down Kenidjack valley, heading over to Botallack mines, or to Cape Cornwall, or a bit further will take you to Cot Valley or even Pendeen Lighthouse. The car can be left at home and one can enjoy beautiful Cornwall straight from the door.

October 2017

A clean, comfortable and cosy cottage, met by Neil who welcomed us and showed us around, A welcome pack was appreciated ; Neil also gave us useful info. about the locality. Cottage well equipped ( but if one is not very tall it could be challenging to reach the cups and glasses!) but no great worry. Loved the garden and the stream even though the weather was not good enough to spend time sitting in garden. It was easy to get to places such as St Ives and Penzance without long distance driving. A very good place to stay, good walks ,very restful .

September 2017

The Porthole Cottage is very well appointed and in a very convenient position for Sennen, St Ives etc. The cottage was immaculately clean on arrival and there was a much appreciated welcome pack. The owner, Neil, is very friendly and helpful.

September 2017

Give it a try you'll love it

July 2017

The quality of the furnishings, the lovely garden and the excellent location combined to make it the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in.

July 2017

Wonderful Cottage with very friendly and welcoming host. Perfect and well worth the Money.

June 2017

What a lovely cottage and such a very warm welcome from Neil the owner. Highly recommended.

June 2017

Spotlessly clean and very well equiped

June 2017

Had a great week at 'The Porthole'. The cottage is beautifully furnished and everything provided. Location of the cottage is excellent for exploring the tin coast and beyond. Within walking distance of St Just with great pubs and shops with a short drive to Penzance. The garden is great to sit out in for breakfast or a drink in the evening. We had a lovely week.

March 2017

Cottage very clean and comfortable and owner very welcoming. Good to have owner on site in case of any problems. Garde by stream lovely and would recommend property to friends etc.

March 2017

Porthole is very comfortable with a lovely garden and helpful friendly owner. The walk from the cottage to Cape Cornwall was fantastic. If you like walking and the outdoor life this cottage is perfect.

March 2017

Had a brilliant week at the Porthole, very comfortable spacious cottage and the on site owner was very friendly and helpful. Great coastal and inland walks straight from your front door with interesting historical sites to visit along the way. St Just had a good range of shops, pubs and cafes within walking distance of the cottage. Missing it already!

November 2016

We had a lovely holiday introducing Cornwall to our Australian friends. The cottage was perfect and provided all we could have hoped for in terms of quality, comfort and convenience, even the weather was kind considering the time of year. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

September 2016

The Porthole is the cleanest and most well appointed holiday cottage we have stayed in to date. We have not felt we have needed to clean and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay - many thanks.

June 2016

anyone staying there will find everything they need to make their holiday perfect.

May 2016

A beautiful, cosy cottage with a delightful garden and stream. Close to sea and country - walking distance away. Well furnished and equipped. Another lovely holiday and we shall be booking with Classic Cottages again next year.

April 2016

Location perfect for access to the town, the coast and lovely walks. Very friendly and helpful owner. The property was lovely, well equipped and beautifully furnished. Just right.

April 2016

This part of Cornwall is our favourite and we have usually been about an hour away but now we have found a dream base! we will be back x

March 2016

We would recommend the porthole. It was far cosier and smarter than our own home!

October 2015

Everything was just perfect.The house was nicely decorated with some works of art, the rooms were quite big, very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Our host was very friendly and welcoming (thanks for the cake and apple juice and for the wood provided on arrival!) It is only a short walk into the village of St Just. We really enjoyed our holiday.

September 2015

Looking for the perfect place....look no further....

August 2015

Perfekt stay!

August 2015

The property was exceptionally clean and comfortable. All mod cons were there and it was beautifully decorated. We loved the garden and stream. The owner was very helpful and friendly too. The location was ideal - near the small (and very friendly) town of St Just for convenience but on the doorstep of magnificent countryside for cycling, walking, time on the beach and moorlands as well as a wealth of heritage. It is well maintained to a very high standard, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well fitted out, everything working well and easy to use. The stream in the garden is really pretty. Location is perfect for everything one could possibly want out of a holiday - beautiful scenery and surroundings, outdoor activities such as walking and cycling, pretty villages, beach not far away, coastal and moorland walks, cultural heritage of the tin mining industry and plenty of art including both local artists (such as the owner himself!) to Tate St Ives.

July 2015

A gem of a holiday retreat! Breakfast in the garden by a babbling brook was a dream come true. The country side around is breathtaking - Cornwall at its very best. Thank you all.

June 2015

Wonderful clean well appointed barn conversation. Lovely location, close to beautiful scenic coasts. Plenty to do and see. Good for walkers.

March 2015

beutifull location beutifull cottage every thing you needed was supplied and more look forward to our return in september

March 2015

We have stayed in quite a few 'Classic Cottages' and they have all been very good but The Porthole had that bit extra attention to detail which makes all the difference. It also happens to be in a very convenient spot for some wonderful walks straight from the cottage. A very nice welcome from the owner also added to a very positive experience.

September 2014

A picturesque cottage exceeding all expectations.

September 2014

The accommodation was spotless and superbly equipped. We were really impressed with all aspects of our stay - no aspect could have been improved. Thank you for everything.

July 2014

This cottage is a perfect site, with everything you could consider needing. It was spotlessly clean and the garden was an added bonus, again with everything needed.

May 2014

The Porthole is definately worth a visit, immaculate all round property Garden is spectacular! Has to be seen all very impressive Location is one of the nicest areas of cornwall loved everything about it. FANTASTIC!

April 2014

Lovely place to stay. Really beautiful, sunny garden.

December 2013

A lovely cottage, beautifully presented and a great place to relax.

October 2013

This is one of the best properties we have ever stayed at. Very comfortable with everything you need for a perfect holiday.

July 2013

The cottage is beautifully presented, first class really. Need a megaphone if one is in the kitchen and the other in the living room - very funny having such a long corridor. We loved The Porthole, fabulous walks down Kenidjack valley and over to the mine buildings and engine houses at Botallack. Or walk the coast path to Cape Cornwall, and it's only a short walk in to St Just. No need to use the car at all. True Cornwall, can't beat it.

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