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 cottage near the beach in Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Driftwood Cottage, a terraced three-storey former fisherman’s home, lies a mere stroll from Porthleven’s picturesque harbour where colourful boats are overlooked by several shops, ...

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

Price per week £379 - £715

2 bedroom, rural retreat near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Standing peacefully across the wide gravelled courtyard from the owners' home, Lavender Barn is surrounded by wonderful countryside yet lies within easy reach of Porthleven's shops...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £427 - £970 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates.

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


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

Price per week £292 - £620

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


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

Price per week £292 - £620

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


Surrounded by the wooded countryside of the National Trust's Penrose Estate and just over a mile from the pretty harbour village of Porthleven, nestled on a hillside not far from t...

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

Price per week £523 - £1175 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 2 on selected dates. Bedroom 3 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £343 - £755

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


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

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

Price per week £458 - £1015

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


Located 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 Fri

Price per week £320 - £695

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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

Price per week £270 - £520

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 threshold ...

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

Price per week £340 - £850

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