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

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £752 *

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


Feel the sand, made from seashells, between your toes on the family-friendly, mile-long sandy beach at Praa Sands which is a mere hop skip and a jump from this fabulously spacious ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £752 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

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


At the end of a private lane and set within a peaceful courtyard flanked by a small group of other converted barns, The Croft is a pretty little self-contained annexe to the Owner’...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

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Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

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

7 nights from £370

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


Nestled in a wooded valley a short drive from the pretty fishing harbour of Porthleven, this detached barn offers guests and their four-legged friends a peaceful and relaxing rural...

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

7 nights from £370

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

7 nights from £407

2 bedroom thatched, rural cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


With its delightfully private garden, this little Grade II Listed thatched cottage lies down a short unmade lane on the edge of Nancegollan, a small village straddling the Helston ...

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

7 nights from £407

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

Luxury Shepherds Hut sleeping 2 with sea views near Praa Sands.


Delightful Mr Blue Sky's picture window frames a beautiful garden vista, while in the distance you can see a panorama of the Atlantic sea. In this seaside-themed shepherd's hut eve...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

Shepherds hut with sea views near Praa Sands.


What could be more wonderful than breathtaking sea views from your cosy shepherd's hut? Positioned so that you can see right out to the far Atlantic, Forget-Me-Not is cleverly desi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £465

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Set in a peaceful wildflower meadow and just a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches, Hobie offers the finest luxury camping in a large, stylish safari tent. Its only neighb...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £465

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £931


Glamping at Chymder Farm offers the finest luxury camping set a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in a meadow of se...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £931

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £465

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Get back to the simple things that matter with a relaxing stay at Woody, a luxurious, spacious and stylish safari tent located in a tranquil wildflower meadow with breathtaking vie...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £465

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £428

Luxury glamping, sleeping 4, dog friendly near the beach near Mullion


Like the idea of luxury camping but not too sure about sleeping under canvas? Well look no further for the perfect solution – a tin tent! Rusty the Tin Tent, as featured on Channel...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £428

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