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Alison Round

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

2 bed self catering apartment in pretty fishing village, Porthleven, SW Cornwall

29 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lizard Peninsula Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms; lounge/kitchen, dining area, shower-room; lobby; balcony sleeps 4/5.

The 2 bedroom self catering apartment in Porthleven, South West Cornwall is on the first floor of this large character cottage and has its own separate entrance. There is a balcony with table and chairs, and off-road parking for one vehicle is provided in the grounds of the property - a rarity in Porthleven. The holiday property is close to the harbour and local amenities. Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement*. Saturday changeover.

The 'Gables' is one of the oldest properties in Porthleven, SW Cornwall. It is privately owned and divided into two flats, with the proprietors living on the ground floor. It is close to shops, cafes, restaurants etc. and only 2-3 minutes walk from the picturesque harbour, beyond which is the beach.

The accommodation sleeps 5 people and comprises: balcony, lobby, dining area, kitchen/lounge, shower room with WC and wash basin. There are two bedrooms. The large main bedroom has a double bed and a single folding guest bed bed if required. The 2nd bedroom has a triple sleeper bunk bed, i.e. a 4' wide double underneath a single upper.

Facilities include: satellite TV, DVD player/recorder. wi fi, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric convector heater and fan heaters. In the event of cold weather, central heating is provided. Electricity is by coin operated meter which takes £1 coins. There is off-road parking for one vehicle.

Porthleven is a picturesque fishing village nestled around its own harbour in Mounts Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. Just past the harbour there is a long stretch of beach almost 3 miles long.

Local services include: 3 public houses, Post Office, launderette, takeaways, shops, cafes and restaurants, local craft workshops, supermarket, church and chapel, small outdoor craft market in summer. Fishing trips can be booked from one of the shops on the harbourside - Tony T Shirts.

There are lovely local walks and west of Porthleven, along the cliffs, the scenery is stunning and in the distance one can see the ruins of the old copper mines. Close by, to the east, is the beautiful Penrose Estate, where one can walk through the wooded valley around Loe Pool, a large freshwater lake separated from the sea by a sandbar.

Further Details: The apartment will be ready for occupation from 3.00 p.m. Changeover day is Saturday and you are asked please to vacate the property by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure to allow time for cleaning etc.

Please note that bed linen is not included in the price. For each double bed you will need to supply a double duvet cover four pillowcases and a sheet. The single folding bed and the top bunk each require a single duvet cover, pillowcase and sheet. However, if it is not convenient for you to provide your own bed linen we can supply this at an extra weekly cost of £12 per double bed and £6 for each single bed.

*Well behaved dogs are welcome, but not on the furniture please. We also ask that you ensure your dog is not left alone in the property at any time. An extra weekly charge if £12 is made for a dog.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alison Round (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Alison Round

As a 'Cornish maid' it was wonderful to come back home to Cornwall in 2001. I love living in Porthleven. The scenery is breathtaking and always changing according to the season.

Alison Round purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Alison Round chose Lizard Peninsula

As soon as I walked into this house, it felt right and I knew I wanted to live here. It is old and has so much character as well as being in the heart of the village.

What makes this apartment unique

The Gables is full of character and although located in the heart of Porthleven, it has room for car parking in the grounds of the property, unlike many other holiday properties in the village.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had such a lovely time and the flat was perfect. It really was the ideal place for a holiday. Very good location, quiet and close to everything and very lovely. I'd recommend it to everybody. I'm already missing it.
Aug 2006
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Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

2 bed self catering apartment in pretty fishing village, Porthleven, SW Cornwall
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 35 reviews
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Wonderful holiday in lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very friendly and helpful, but not at all intrusive on our privacy. The apartment is gorgeous. It has lots of character and wonderful slightly sloping floors. It was very clean too.

Porthleven is charming and has some great pubs and restaurants. Thursday night is quiz night at the Anchor(?) Pub, and the Rick Stein restaurant is excellent and very reasonably priced.

We hope to come again soon, and maybe next time we'll be luckier with the weather!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at The Gables and hope to see you again soon.
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5

Perfect base for exploring Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Gables. The flat is great holiday accommodation and less than a 5 minute walk to the harbour and restaurants. It was spotlessly clean and had all the facilities we needed for our stay. Lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and thanks for your nice review. It was good to meet you both - and of course the lovely Luna! Hope you had a good journey back home.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable property, welcoming and friendly hosts, we used porthleven as a base for visiting north and east Cornwall. Perfect location and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your holiday and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Cosy & clean cottage in characterful Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant place to stay! The accommodation is very comfortable and clean and I loved having beautiful sweet-peas refreshed throughout our stay. It's the little touches that make all the difference. Also Mark & Ali were really helpful in suggesting ideal locations for us to visit & eat. We loved being able to walk to the harbour and find great family friendly places to soak in the atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again.
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Perfect! Just what we wanted!!

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect location, friendly hosts, great value for money. Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you again.
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The Gables Self Catering.

  • 5 of 5

A friendly greeting by the owners ,flat was clean and well maintained, it had all I needed for the holiday including free wi-fi and a balcony with table and chairs so we could sit in the sun and watch the world go by with a glass of wine..a short walk to all the shops restaurants pubs and the beautiful harbour . I would recommend this to anyone that wanted a holiday in Porthleven.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Newquay, Cornwall
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Harbour Inn
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Praa Sands
Nearest Motorway
114 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
There are 3 close by
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Porthleven
Car: recommended

Porthleven is a picturesque seaside fishing village with a harbour and a long beach, situated in Mounts Bay, on the south coast of Cornwall, 12-13 miles from the Lizard and approx 22 miles from Lands End. The town of Helston is 2 miles away, and the towns of Falmouth and Penzance are within easy reach. Marazion, home of the famous St. Michael's Mount is about 20 minutes by car.

There are lovely clifftop and woodland walks nearby.

The Gables is in the heart of the village, close to all amenities and about 3 minutes walk from the lovely harbour, beyond which is the long sandy beach.

Golf: Nearest golf course at Praa Sands, 10-15 minutes by car.

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Rates & Availability

Porthleven Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 23 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$772
 
 
September
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$569
 
 
Autumn
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$88
$478
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$82
$425
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$105
$622
 
 
Low Season
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$84
$438
 
 
Easter
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$98
$537
 
 
Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$89
$484
 
 
Whitsun
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$589
 
 
Mid
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$537
 
 
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$785
 
 
September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
Autumn
Sep 23 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$89
$491
 
 
Low Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$84
$438
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$105
$628
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $16

Please note that we only require a one-third deposit, with the remainder to be paid 6 weeks prior to the date of arrival. Unfortunately the website does not allow for this and erroneously states 100% due at booking, which is incorrect. HomeAway/Owners Direct are now also charging guests a booking fee, called a "service" fee. If you want to avoid this, then please contact us direct on 01326 574816 to book.

Above rates do not include bed linen or towels. For each double bed you will need to provide a double duvet cover, 4 pillowcases and a sheet. The single beds each require a single duvet cover, two pillowcases and a sheet. However, if necessary bed linen and towels can be provided at an extra weekly cost of £8 per person. We do request that our towels are not taken to the beach. Rental is from Saturday to Saturday, except in low season.

An extra £12 per week is charged for a dog.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lizard Peninsula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Shower enclosure, wash basin and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom One - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , The single bed is a folding guest bed.
    Bedroom Two - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Triple sleeper bunk bed: 4' wide double under a single upper
  • The main bedroom has one double bed and a single folding bed is available if required. The 2nd bedroom has a triple sleeper bunk bed with a 4' wide double underneath a single upper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Bed linen and towels provided if requested at an extra cost of £8 per person per week. However, you may bring your own if you prefer. Wi fi available. Well behaved dogs welcome if kept off furniture and beds. Please note that dog is not to be left unattended in the property at any time. Flat is accessed via level walkway and 5 steps.

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