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

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away in the hamlet of Crowan, East Barn is a delightful thatched barn conversion. The owners have beautifully converted the barn, keeping the classic features with high ceil...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £258 - £645

4 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Mullion, West Cornwall.


With a bird’s eye view of Mullion Island, the National Trust bird sanctuary just outside the harbour where seabirds return to roost each evening, detached Nantivet enjoys a superla...

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

Price per week £672 - £2035

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

3 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


This legendary name befits the magical location of this superb apartment which spans the whole of the ground floor of this former harbour Cellar House. Ideal for a family or group ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £999 - £2599

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


With uninterrupted views of the most picturesque storybook fishing harbour in Cornwall, this fabulous first floor apartment with a private balcony sits in an enviable position righ...

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

Price per week £799 - £2099


This legendary name befits the magical location of this superb apartment which spans the whole of the ground floor of this former harbour Cellar House. Ideal for a family or group ...

  • Sleeps 16 + 4 cots in 4 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £3195 - £8296

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Welcoming and completely memorable, this penthouse apartment features luxurious finishes and furnishings, soft fluffy towels and breathtaking views of Mullion Cove harbour; simply ...

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

Price per week £599 - £1499

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Captivating is just one word to describe the views from this fabulous first floor apartment located in the heart of Mullion Cove with its quaint cobbled slipway; this magical place...

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

Price per week £799 - £2099

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Hidden from sight with no immediate neighbours, a stay at Bay Tree House feels a bit like escaping the world. With a timeless combination of natural wood and large windows, the lig...

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

Price per week £394 - £810 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Mar and 7 Jul 2018, 8 Sep and 27 Oct 2018.

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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


The glistening Atlantic Ocean and St Michael’s Mount are clearly visible from this south-facing property just off the South West Coast Path. Beautifully warm, the stylish sitting-r...

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

Price per week £399 - £1560 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Oct and 8 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom is available at the discounted rate.

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


Surrounded by 40 acres of farmland where Dexter cattle and Shetland sheep graze, the little stream running across the land a tiny tributary of the Helford River, Little Trebarvah i...

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

Price per week £400 - £920

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