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A Beautifully Maintained Cornish Cottage close to the lovely harbour and beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - 'Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Sunny Garden And Own Parking

Welcome to Porthcressa and a holiday in Porthleven. This spacious and well maintained cottage will provide a good base for sightseeing in the far west of Cornwall or exploring the coastal paths and the beautiful National Trust property of Penrose. It is beautifully modernized and has a 4 star rating awarded by Visit England. Stepping inside the cottage your holiday will begin as it has a lovely peaceful atmosphere and is personally supervised by us to ensure that a high standard is maintained. Spend time relaxing in the lounge which has its original victorian tiled fire place, or eat alfresco in the sunny garden at the front of the cottage. Why not take a stroll down to the picturesque harbour and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbour, or walk out to the end of the pier and watch the surfers as they glide over the waves.

Barbara Arthur
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have loved our week in Porthcressa; cosy, clean and very well equipped. Porthleven is a wonderful place in which to stay and we have used the cottage as a base for walking the S.W. Coastal paths. Excellent food and beer at the Atlantic Inn and the Ship! We will recommend Porthcressa as a superb holiday base.
May 2015
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Porthleven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom has a newly fitted bathroom suite, furnished to a high specification with separate shower unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, pine bedroom furniture. Bedroom 2 with 2 3ft divan beds of a high quality, pine bedroom furniture and garden views.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We are constantly updating and modernising the cottage to make your stay in Porthcressa really special. The sitting room has a Multi-York sofa, and comfortable armchairs. The bedrooms have newly purchased comfortable beds. In the front of the cottage overlooking the garden there are Slumberland twin divan beds and in the other bedroom has a new double divan. The kitchen has been re-tiled with new work tops, dishwasher and fridge freezer. This is very much a family run holiday home and we hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we do. To ensure the cleanliness of the cottage we operate a no smoking policy and regret no pets. Outside: The peaceful sunny garden is an ideal spot for relaxation and alfresco meals using the picnic table chairs and shady umbrella provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A high standard of cleanliness is maintained in the cottage so that it is immaculately clean on your arrival ensuring guests have a very pleasant stay. All linen is provided free of charge and all beds have duvets. Towels are also provided.


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A Beautifully Maintained Cornish Cottage close to the lovely harbour and beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Great place to stay in a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in the perfect position. All amenities and with plenty of space. Good heating for a winter stay. Ideal for visiting family locally and would be great in the summer too

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jessica, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our family cottage during the half term break. We are very pleased that you found everything in the cottage to make your stay pleasant and comfortable during the winter months. So glad that you, Simon and the boys had a great time in Porthleven.
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect, quiet and comfortable with everything you need supplied. Very tasteful decor and a lovely little garden although we didn't sit out as it was October. Porthleven is a lovely place to stay, lots of interesting shops and eateries and beautiful coastal walks straight from the cottage door.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay in Porthcressa. We try and provide a lovely experience for all of our guests with a cottage so clean and well equipped that their holiday is a very special time for them. Please come again!
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An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Porthleven many times over the years and last year we discovered Porthcressa. What a little gem of a find. The cottage is perfect with all mod cons but retains that cosy and comfortable feel of a cottage. Within a very short walking distance of all Porthleven's attractions yet set in a quiet peaceful location. Another bonus is the parking space provided within the curtilage of the property. We would most certainly recommend Porthcressa. Barbara has certainly made the cottage a home from home and the cream tea on arrival takes some beating. Perfect! Thank you once again Barbara.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin for taking the time to write a review about Porthcressa. It was great to have you all back again and we are very pleased that you found Porthcressa so well equipped and a lovely base for your holiday. Come back again soon!
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Lovely home from home, 2 mins from the harbour

  • 5 of 5

A lovely comfy cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Incredibly clean and beautifully maintained. Garden is a lovely asset, and you are literally seconds from supermarket, pubs and great restaurants and cafes.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire for your review about Porthcressa. It was a pleasure to have you,Mike and your daughter Emma to stay in our family cottage. It is also great to know that your holiday was special and that the cottage helped in some way to make it very pleasant.
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Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location, Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We have loved having you stay in our family cottage and we are pleased that being there has made your holiday special. Come back again soon.
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What a delight!

  • 5 of 5

Porthcressa is a delightful property: deceptively spacious, fully equipped, immaculately maintained and in a very convenient residential location at the heart of beautiful Porthleven. The cottage has an attractive small garden with a lawn that is perfect for outdoor eating, off-street parking and extremely comfortable beds. It is evidently maintained to the highest standards and guests are welcomed on arrival by a very generous 'Cornish cream tea' and bouquet of flowers. It is, without doubt, one of the best Owners Direct properties that we have stayed in.

Porthleven itself is a charming little fishing village that manages to retain a real friendly 'community feel' while offering visitors a wonderfully situated holiday location with excellent amenities in the form of local shops, thriving pubs and a range of eateries without being over-commercialised or exploited. Long may it remain so!

Although at the heart of the village there are numerous walks available from the doorstep of the cottage, including the wonderful coast path and nearby Penrose estate. Other attractive locations - St Michael’s Mount, Mousehole, Kynance Cove and the Lizard peninsula, Helford estuary and a variety of attractive gardens - are just a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our family cottage in Porthleven. We love having guests to stay and are so pleased that your stay in Porthcressa was such a pleasant one and that it helped to make your holiday such a pleasant one. It would be a pleasure to see you back again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mullion, Praa Sands
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Penzance Station


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of one third is required on booking and the balance to be paid one month prior to occupation. A deposit of £80.00 is required with the final payment to cover any damage or breakages. This amount will be returned to you, once the cottage has been cleaned and everything is found to be in order. If you would like to make a booking or would like further information, please contact us through this website or telephone.

Changeover Day:
In order that Porthcressa can be properly cleaned, visitors are requested to vacate the cottage by 10am on the Saturday morning of departure. The cottage will be ready by 3pm for occupation by incoming visitors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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