Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - 'Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Sunny Garden And Own Parking
About Barbara Arthur
Porthcressa is a much loved family run holiday cottage, owned by twin sisters Claire and Sarah. It is lovingly looked after by our mother Barbara. It is full of family memories as this is where our father was born and where our great grandparents lived. It is now a place where we bring our own families to holiday and we take every chance to return to the beautiful village of Porthleven.
Why Barbara Arthur chose Porthleven
Porthcressa is situated in a quiet part of Porthleven and is just a few minutes from the harbour and the beach. We have made many friends through letting the cottage, as people who book it love it so much they return many times.
What makes this Cottage unique
Porthcressa has such a lovely, peaceful atmosphere. It is within a very short distance of the harbour and beach, which gives you the feeling of being in the heart of the village. Once you discover Porthleven, you will want to return time and time again.The well kept and colourful garden of the cottage also contributes to a great holiday. There is now fibre broadband installed in the cottage.
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Beautiful cottage and
Welcoming, comfortable, personal touch by owner.
Great location near harbour
Everything we needed was there, we had a very peaceful and relaxing stay.
Perfect location if you want to be near the harbour ,shops,pubs,cafes, but like peace and tranquillity. From the back door it's literally 2 minutes walk to the centre of porthleven, but while we were there ,it was peaceful enough to sit in the back garden to read a book. The property is very well equipped and spacious with comfy beds. parking is outside the front door, but is a bit tight for anything bigger than a focus/ astra size car. We are already planning to return,so it's fair to say we loved it.
Thank you for letting us know that you loved staying in Porthcressa for your holiday in Porthleven. We are very pleased to be able to offer visitors their own parking space as parking is such a problem in Cornish seaside villages and most people with adequate reversing skills with even larger vehicles, manage easily. We hope you come back to our family cottage in the near future.
We loved our stay in this lovely cottage. Clean, bright and we'll located.
A lovely cottage in a great location.
We have stayed at Porthcressa in Porthleven many times over the past 20 years, and it is our favourite cottage to stay in on the south coast of Cornwall. Over the years many improvements have been made to the property to make it a real 'home from home' (in fact it is better than my home!). There is also the benefit of an off road parking space, and as Porthleven has so many amenities, you don't need to drive if you need a break. Plus the cottage is located really close to the harbour, but just far away to avoid the noise and hassle if it gets really busy. Porthcressa is a place I would recommend to anyone, and for us Cornwall is great whatever the weather.
Close to the harbour but quiet and comfortable family cottage, Porthcressa was the perfect base for us. It combines simple elegance with tasteful decoration and a well kept, clean space. Lovely scones and flowers on arrival plus easy and straightforward communication with Barbara made our stay even better. We look forward to staying at Porthcressa again!
Thank you very much for your comments. It was great to have you stay in our family cottage and we are delighted that it helped to make your holiday so successful. Come back soon!
Just five minutes walk from Pothhcressa cottage, you will find Porthleven's harbour and beach. You can walk along the beach at low tide until you get to Loe Bar Sands and the National Trust property of Penrose. 10 minutes drive away is Praa Sands beach which is perfect for surfing. There are many wonderful beaches within a short driving distance of Porthleven. One of these is Poldhu, which offers excellent training in surfing for the energetic! Alternatively why not visit the soft white sands of Carbis Bay near St Ives just 15 miles away by car.
Travel: You can travel by bus to Penzance, Falmouth and Truro and the bus stop is approximately 200 metres from the cottage,on the harbour head. National Express buses also stop in Porthleven.
Porthleven can be easily reached from Newquay airport where you can hire a car. Trains from London stop at Camborne or Penzance.
If you love all things Cornish, Porthleven gives you a taste of this wonderful County at it's best. With its colourful and interesting harbour, delicious seafood, award winning restaurants with top class chefs, and the best fish and chips and pasties, it has much to offer visitors. The coastal walks offer glorious scenery and for the children there is a beach with a life guard in the summer holidays. Crabbing from the harbour side is very popular with children and parents too!
The well maintained coastal walks offer wonderful views and there are sitting places all around the scenic harbour for the less energetic to enjoy.
Porthleven is a quiet fishing village which has kept the character of a fishing community centred around an interesting harbour. Perfectly located, you will be able to visit St Michaels Mount, Kynance Cove, The Lizard and Lands End peninsulas, National Trust properties and not forgetting day trips from Penzance by boat to the Isles of Scilly. Close by, and situated within easy driving distance is the beautiful Helford River and the main towns of Penzance, Falmouth, and Truro. Porthleven itself has all the necessary shops and amenities, including the Ship Inn, a traditional Cornish pub with spectacular views of the sea & Nauti But Ice, an ice cream parlour selling delicious Roskillys ice cream made locally.
Porthcressa, with its 5 star rating from previous visitors, is close to the harbour and beach in a quiet part of the village. The charming character of the cottage has been preserved and it has a peaceful atmosphere. The standard of cleanliness is a priority and it is lovingly maintained and updated including unlimited WiFi to offer all the amenities visitors need for an excellent holiday.