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...

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


With cosy under-floor heating and a warm welcome, Higher Manhay Barn perfectly typifies the expression ‘good things come in small packages’. This gorgeous little detached granite c...

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

Price per week £406 - £1015

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


The pretty village of Mullion is the largest on the Lizard, with shops, pubs and restaurants clustering around the 15th Century church of St Mellanus which lies at its heart. Locat...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sun

Price per week £488 - £1220

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mullion, Cornwall.


With views towards the sea from all the rear windows Gwennap View is a comfortable, deceptively spacious detached bungalow set in a pleasant residential area of Mullion, a village ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £452 - £1150

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the stable-door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nest...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £339 - £650

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mullion, Cornwall.


Tucked away in the centre of Mullion yet within a mile of the beach, little Corlan Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village shops and facilities are just beyond ...

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

Price per week £430 - £1097

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mullion, Cornwall.


Set at the heart of this friendly community, this delightful old cottage is listed on the Mullion Heritage Trail, its records dating back to 1783. With a covered parking space besi...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £448 - £1120

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

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Centrally located in the popular village of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula, The Old Chapel, built in 1840, has been converted into a fabulous first floor apartment. Outside, the p...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £452 - £1155

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Mullion.


Situated on the edge of Mullion, the largest village on the Lizard with its art galleries, shops, inns and cafes, this grand old Edwardian house fulfils the requirements of modern ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £668 - £1870

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


With views over the countryside to the 15th Century church in the village of Crowan, Bolankan Barn is a delightful retreat for two, equipped to an exacting standard by the Owners w...

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

Price per week £343 - £745

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    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £655.60 £524.48

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Hayle, West Cornwall.


Only a short drive from the north coast's long golden beaches stretching between Godrevy Point and St Ives, this beautiful little barn stands in rural tranquility just outside the ...

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

Price per week £396 - £910

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  • 20% off

    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £773.50 £618.80

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