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, 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. Climbing the original external stone stairs, you step into the s...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £376 - £1910 *

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* Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 8 Dec 2018. 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. The ground floor is excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    10 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018

    £1140.00 £912.00

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, and is situated...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £366 - £810

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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £575 - £1607


Wallis Barn is a splendid barn conversion with its own enclosed garden and a tennis lawn for guests’ exclusive use. Climbing the original external stone stairs, you step into the s...

  • Sleeps 19 + 4 cots in 4 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1354 - £4575

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Pebble Cottage has an open plan living area complete with a large range cooker, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy wood-burner. Upstairs, three pretty bedrooms all have views across ...

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

Price per week £338 - £1260 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 between 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. 20% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. The twin bedroom is excluded at the discounted rate.

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


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £274 - £595

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


Tucked away down a private road, Springfield Cottage is a delightfully spacious single-storey cottage with wonderful views across the countryside towards the sea at Gunwalloe. This...

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

Price per week £391 - £998

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  • 20% off

    21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

    £978.00 £782.40

2 bedroom, dog friendly 18 Century cottage near Penzance, South Cornwall.


Close to the stunning west Cornwall coastline, Mazey's Cottage is a fabulous rural retreat. Sit outside the cottage and enjoy wonderful views to the sea and the Penwith peninsula. ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £442 - £1104

2 bedroom luxury apartment with panoramic sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.


The breath-taking view from this stunning beach apartment must be one of the best in Cornwall; imagine relaxing on your private balcony at the end of another wonderful day watching...

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

Price per week £741 - £1497

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Praa Sands, South Cornwall.


Waking up in a king-size bed to sea views across Hendra Beach and Praa Sands is just the tonic for your Cornish seaside break. Walk barefoot along the beach to the local beach bar ...

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

Price per week £228 - £569

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