Higher Gwavas


2.7 miles NE of Porthleven | Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £812

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


This fully detached luxury residence is located close to the iconic fishing village of Porthleven and boasts an enormous garden with a verandah, sun deck, hot tub and play area to keep the children entertained. Stylish, contemporary yet sympathetic to its origins this perfectly appointed holiday cottage leaves you wanting for nothing in a magnificent holiday home, Higher Gwavas comes exclusively to Classic Cottages.

Pulling up outside the grandeur front elevation you will be welcomed by a large parking area and a handy entrance vestibule, perfect for kicking off your walking boots or beach shoes. Heading inside you are greeted by a spacious and characterful open plan sitting and dining area, complete with wood-burner.

From here you can access the second sitting-room which is an extension on to the original cottage and is stylish, contemporary and expansive, do mind the unique slate steps down into this space. You can also head into the beautifully appointed kitchen that has plenty of workspace for creating culinary holiday treats, with gorgeous features such as a Belfast sink and Rangemaster cooker.

Polished wooden open-tread stairs invite you up to three elegant bedrooms; choose from a dreamy double, the characterful stone chimney breast dominating in beautiful king-size bedroom two or the calming hues of the principal bedroom with its private en suite shower-room. Choices, choices. The stunningly impressive family bathroom also on this floor has a free-standing roll-top bath and separate drench head shower - bathroom bliss.

There are double doors here to access your garden, which is a real showstopper - but do take care on the steps to the immediate area. Outside you have a fantastic hot tub, big enough for everyone to enjoy, with play equipment for the children, close enough to keep an eye on them! The garden is an innovatively designed double level and has a fantastic sundeck on the upper level (again please do take great care on these steps), complete with a decadent dining set, perfect for al fresco meals or evening aperitifs.

Higher Gwavas is located in a very special location on the outskirts of the stunning fishing village of Porthleven and the ancient market town of Helston. There are plenty of beautiful walks right on your doorstep, with the River Cober flowing by just a few minutes' walk away and is prime heron spotting territory.

'The Moors' as known by the locals is a stunning woodland area, within walking distance. Hop across the famous stepping stones of the River Cober and explore this stunning ancient woodland. Here you will find an abundance of flora and foliage gracing the banks of the river including bluebells, wild garlic, snowdrops, Cornish orchids and many more seasonally. This property is in a world of its own yet centrally located for exploring Cornwall further afield yet easily accessible.

Ground Floor


Sitting/Dining-room with TV and wood-burner

Sitting-room 2 with Smart TV

Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher

First Floor

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

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and Smart TV

Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and TV

Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5'), Smart TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

Outhouse with washing machine and tumble-drier

The garden is on different levels with both steps and slopes which may be unsuitable for unsupervised children and pets. There are two corner steps down into the second sitting-room and open-tread wooden steps to the first floor, with a banister just on one side, this property may not suit people with mobility issues. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Thursday
  • Hot tub/Outdoor bath
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 3.5 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH