Porthleven Cottages

Situated in West Cornwall between Lizard Point (Britain's most southerly point) and Land's End, Porthleven faces directly into the Atlantic ocean, giving it a raw, rugged feel that a lot of the more sheltered harbours along the Cornish coast lack. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish granite cottages as well as deluxe apartments with uninterrupted sea views, find your own slice of heaven in one of our Porthleven cottages. 

Porthleven is one of Cornwall's hidden gems, less known than the likes of Padstow or St Ives, but well worth a visit. Porthleven's iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants cluster around the historic inner harbour, guarded by two cannons salvaged from the shipwrecked HMS Anson.

Summer in Porthleven brings the quintessential seaside holiday; a beach manned with lifeguards, al fresco dining and crabbing off the harbour. But out of season the town really comes into its own. With one of the best surf breaks in the country, you can get lost for hours watching the UK’s surfing elite putting on a display. But be warned, this surf spot is not for the beginners or part timers. If you feel the need to jump in and give it a go, we recommend  Praa Sands or Poldhu Cove, near Mullion, which are only a few miles from our cottages in Porthleven. 

One of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, Porthleven’s crashing waves are often used as a dramatic backdrop for weather forecasts. 

Porthleven is a foodie’s delight with the annual food and music festival in April and some well respected up and coming restaurants and cafes. There are a few amazing fish shops and delis to buy quality fresh ingredients for a spot of self catering.

Keen walkers can leave the car at the cottage for your stay – the coast path stretches for hundreds of miles either side of the village. Head west to explore Rinsey Cove and beyond or set out South and stumble across Loe Bar and on to Church Cove. For a brisk walk inland, visit the nearest market town of Helston or a circular walk around Loe Bar.

We have 71 self catering cottages in Porthleven to show you...

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Located in a quiet hamlet less than four miles from Porthleven and even closer to the spectacular coast at Rinsey where the old mine engines sit proudly looking out to sea, this co...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £518 - £1495 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 1 and 4 (the twin rooms) are excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away and hidden from view yet only a short walk from Helston with its shops, pubs and cafes, this delightful cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high sta...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £317 - £650

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  • 20% off

    14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

    £595.20 £476.00

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven with a hot tub.


Poppy’s private hot tub is a real treat. The cottage itself is also absolutely delightful, with its beautifully furnished wood-floored living-room, pretty bedroom with king-size be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £343 - £745


Poppy’s private hot tub is a real treat. The cottage itself is also absolutely delightful, with its beautifully furnished wood-floored living-room, pretty bedroom with king-size be...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £1081 - £2350

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near Porthleven, Cornwall


Meadow’s fabulous hot tub overlooks the field which gave the barn its name. Standing across the courtyard from Poppy and Daisy, this pretty little detached cottage is just as welco...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £343 - £745

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


With its own luxurious hot tub too, Daisy is just as immaculately presented as its neighbours. Inside, the light-filled living-room has glass doors opening onto the sunny deck, the...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £396 - £860

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Bull Pen, as the name suggests, has been home to the farm's prize breeding bulls over the years but it has now been transformed into a fabulous two bedroom holiday barn. Farmed...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £436 - £965

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Cow Shed is a thoughtful conversion of a lovely old stone farm building that for generations was home to the farm's herd of of dairy cows and calves. Farmed by the same family ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £436 - £965

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


Perched close to the Praa Sands section of the South West Coast Path and the quiet rural hamlet of Trevurvas, Old Barn is a haven of tranquility. The west-facing sun-room overlooks...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £520 - £1326

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Perched on Tregonning Hill this gorgeous, light and airy retreat is close to, and has views towards, great beaches such as Praa Sands and Rinsey Cove. This former 1880s Great Weste...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £482 - £1340 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates.

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