Porthleven Cottages

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

Daisy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near Porthleven
  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £449 *

Daisy

2362

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near Porthleven


Daisy is just as immaculately presented as its neighbours Poppy and Meadow. Inside, the light-filled living-room has glass doors opening onto the sunny deck, the gorgeous main bedr...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £449 *

The Bull Pen is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £578

The Bull Pen

4054

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


The Bull Pen, as the name suggests, has been home to the farm's prize breeding bulls over the years but it has now been transformed into a fabulous two bedroom holiday barn. Farmed...

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

7 nights from £578

The Cow Shed is a 2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £578

The Cow Shed

4053

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Cow Shed is a thoughtful conversion of a lovely old stone farm building that for generations was home to the farm's herd of dairy cows and calves. Farmed by the same family for...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £578

Gulls Way is a 3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 6
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £566 *

Gulls Way

5567

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


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and commanding one of the most desirable locations in Praa Sands, this rather special holiday home is simply the most perfect family retreat. With se...

  • Sleeps 6
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £566 *

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Wallis Barn is a 4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Mullion, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £939

Wallis Barn

1655

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Mullion, West Cornwall.


Wallis Barn is a splendid barn conversion with its own enclosed garden and a tennis lawn for guests’ exclusive use, (available Easter to October), so bring your own rackets or use ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £939

Rowes Cottage is a 2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Mullion, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £459

Rowes Cottage

1724

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Mullion, West Cornwall.


Rowes Cottage is simply idyllic. This highly popular single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion has far reaching views across fields towards the sea at Gunwalloe. Thoughtfully fu...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £459

Pandora is a 2 bedroom cottage with sea views in Praa Sands, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £724

Pandora

3281

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


Pandora is a superb modern boutique-style holiday home enjoying 180 degree sea views over the popular resort of Praa Sands. Accessed via a flight of stone steps, this truly unique ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £724

Lower Tregiddle

  • Sleeps 19 + 5 cots in 4 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £2277

Pebble Cottage is a 3 bedroom self catering cottage near Mullion, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £514 *

Pebble Cottage

1745

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Mullion, West Cornwall.


Pebble Cottage has an open plan living area complete with a large range cooker, well-equipped kitchen and a cosy wood-burner. There is even a John Lewis Hi-Fi Music System with DAB...

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

7 nights from £514 *

The Old Stable is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Mullion, West Cornwall.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £364

The Old Stable

1901

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Mullion, West Cornwall.


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

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

7 nights from £364

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