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. Read more

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 65 self catering cottages in Porthleven to show you...

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  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £322

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
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7 nights from £322

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £312

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)
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7 nights from £312

Trewhellas Barns

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1059

  • Sleeps 2
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7 nights from £347

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


At the end of a long private unmade lane, in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by open countryside, Poppy (2361), Daisy (2362) and Meadow are three beautiful little barns which h...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £347

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  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

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


With its own luxurious hot tub, Daisy is just as immaculately presented as its neighbours Poppy (2361), and Meadow (2581). Inside, the light-filled living-room has glass doors open...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £400

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £455

2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural 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)
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7 nights from £455

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £455

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 dairy cows and calves. Farmed by the same family for...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £455

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £450 *

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


Wallis Barn is a splendid barn conversion with its own enclosed garden and a tennis lawn for guests’ exclusive use, (available Easter to October), so bring your rackets or use the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £450 *

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
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7 nights from £382

2 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


Rowes Cottage is simply idyllic. This highly popular single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion has far reaching views across fields towards the sea at Gunwalloe. Thoughtfully fu...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £382

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £605

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


Pandora is a superb modern boutique-style holiday home enjoying 180 degree sea views over the popular resort of Praa Sands. Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this truly unique ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £605

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