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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £500 *

Lavender Barn

4010

2 bedroom, rural retreat near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


This delightful property is surrounded by rolling hills and wonderful countryside just a mile from the picturesque harbour town of Porthleven and the ancient market town of Helston...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £500 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £354

Smugglers Cottage

2389

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


A cosy rural retreat for two on the edge of the National Trust’s beautiful Penrose Estate, Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar stone dwellings in a truly ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £354

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

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

7 nights from £476

Carminowe View Cottage

3250

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


With walks on your doorstep and the harbour village and foodie haven of Porthleven only a short drive away, this is the perfect destination for countryside lovers to discover. The ...

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

7 nights from £476

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

7 nights from £472

Barney's Cabin

4185

Bespoke built cabin with hot tub sleeping 2, dog friendly near Porthleven, West Cornwall


You will instantly start to unwind the moment you arrive at beautiful Barney's Cabin, a truly bespoke retreat. Offering the best of both worlds, this idyllic bolthole for two is se...

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

7 nights from £472

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

7 nights from £331

Newham House Cottage

2879

1 bedroom, dog friendly, rural cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Sitting on the edge of a wooded valley and only a short drive to the thriving fishing port of Porthleven with its restaurants, cafes and pretty harbour, this charming 19th Century ...

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

7 nights from £331

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

7 nights from £327

The Trusty Servant

4491

2 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Step through the front door of this gorgeous Georgian Cornish cottage and you will find yourself immersed in the laid-back loveliness of The Trusty Servant. This charming Grade II ...

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

7 nights from £327

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £281

The Garden Lodge

3984

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away from view behind the owners’ Georgian home, The Garden Lodge is a welcoming retreat on the edge of Helston making it the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £281

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £953 *

Welloe Rock

4478

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near the beach at Rinsey.


The 'wow' when you walk in, will be audible! This quintessential and very spacious cottage by the sea at Rinsey is absolutely stunning. Be it the games-room with table tennis, the ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £953 *

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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

7 nights from £582

Candlelight Cottage

4331

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Porthleven.


High above the cliffs at Rinsey, Candlelight Cottage is the ideal location from which to explore this spectacular Cornish coastline and with sea views from its enclosed garden, wha...

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

7 nights from £582

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

7 nights from £409

Sunsets (over Rinsey)

4077

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Praa Sands.


There really are fabulous sunsets (and sea views) over Rinsey and you will be well placed to see them at this gorgeous contemporary annexe to the owners' home. Cross the thresh...

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

7 nights from £409

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