Driftwood Cottage, a terraced three-storey former fisherman’s home, lies a mere stroll from Porthleven’s picturesque harbour where colourful boats are overlooked by several shops, pubs and restaurants offering plenty of choice for dining out. Forget the car; you can explore the village, sandy beach, and spectacular coastal paths on foot. With original low ceilings and lintels, the cottage has a fresh contemporary look, incorporating various reminders that the sea is nearby. Two steps down from the ground floor sitting-room lead to the unexpectedly spacious bathroom; steep stairs ascend to the two pretty bedrooms (which offer flexibility for two guests), and even steeper stairs (duck or grouse, as they say!) descend to the lower ground floor’s extensively equipped kitchen/diner.
Sitting-room with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Steps to Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Steps to Utility-area with washing machine/drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with single bed
Mind your head on the low ceiling in the kitchen.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 300 yds
- Full gas-fired CH
Porthleven's picturesque harbour is just a short stroll from the cottage.
Driftwood Cottage is the second property from the right in the photograph, with the satellite dish outside.
The contemporary style of the cottage interior is complemented by several original character features.
The steep stairs down to the lower ground floor have very low headroom - so 'duck or grouse', as they say!
The pretty double bedroom on the first floor (Bedroom 1).
There is also room for a luxuriously large bath!
The front door opens directly into the light, surprisingly spacious sitting-room.
The cottage accommodates two guests only, but with the small single room (Bedroom 2) providing flexibility for two people.
The large comfy sofa has plenty of room for two!
With a large wood-burner as well as central heating, Driftwood Cottage is warm and cosy throughout the year.
There are steps from the sitting-room down to the bathroom, and a stable-door leads to the steep stairs which descend to the kitchen/dining-room.
The unexpectedly large bathroom on the ground floor includes a double shower cubicle.
The white-painted stonework around the shower, bath and wash-basin is a creative and striking feature in the bathroom.
There are lots of charming decorative touches throughout the cottage.
Typically steep cottage stairs lead up to the first floor (please mind your head!).
The lovely kitchen/dining-room is indeed most welcoming.
The kitchen is extremely well-equipped.
The clever use of a long mirror above the dining-table reflects light and gives the impression of a window in this lower ground floor room.
Everything you need is provided if you prefer to eat in!
A variety of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants look out across the pretty harbour.
From up above the harbour, the lovely view back towards the village.
The view out to sea and westwards, across spectacular Mount's Bay towards the Penwith peninsula, from up above the harbour.
Porthleven Sands, the long beach to the east of the harbour. There are strong undercurrents and submerged rocks which make swimming inadvisable, though popular with experienced surfers.
Within a 15 minute walk of the harbour, this is the magnificent view eastwards towards the Lizard peninsula.