Newhaven is a spacious family holiday home that is ideally situated in the popular 18th Century fishing village of Porthleven, near Helston in Cornwall. Renowned as a holiday destination, Porthleven offers tranquil surroundings, excellent food and fantastic sea views - the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. With a view of the harbour head from the master bedroom, Newhaven can accommodate parties of six to eight guests in three bedrooms and has a good sized secluded private front garden with patio and barbeque - ideal for alfresco dining. Located just a two minute walk from the harbours edge and five minutes from a long sandy beach which stretches miles along the coast to the famous Loe Bar, this is the perfect place to spend a family holiday by the sea. Porthleven is a beautiful village which has managed to retain its wonderful Cornish charm and avoid being spoilt. It has much to offer with a supermarket, restaurants, fisherman's pubs, many interesting quayside shops to browse selling arts and crafts and a post office. Here you can spend many an hour strolling around the harbour and watching the boats bobbing up and down on the water, or the fishermen returning home to unload their daily catch. Alternatively, just sit back and take in the breathtaking views out to sea and across Mounts Bay. It is no surprise that Porthleven is popular with visitors all year around. During the summer months, the cliff tops are dotted with an abundance of wild flowers and in the winter, the dramatic sea makes a fantastic back drop for walkers enjoying the coastal path that stretches from Lands End to The Lizard. The pretty bustling market town of Helston is only two miles away and offers plenty for visitors of all ages. The town has an interesting mix of Georgian and Victorian architecture and offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Being the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula and the Helford River, the Helford Valley has many beautiful villages to visit, set amongst wonderful rolling countryside.
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House in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - Three Bedroomed Holiday Cottage On the South Cornish Coast, Only 5 Minutes Walk to Sandy Beach
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About Sarah Dring
My name is Sarah Dring, I live in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire with my husband & three teenage daughters. I have always had a great love of Cornwall having spent many happy family holidays there as a child & later worked in a small Cornish coastal hotel. I enjoy the sea & the beach & the rugged Cornish coastline & think there is nothing quite like being by the sea & hope one day to live in Cornwall so I can enjoy it all the time.
Sarah Dring purchased this House in 2001
Why Sarah Dring chose Porthleven
We bought Newhaven in 2001 having decided that Porthleven offered everything we were looking for as a family holiday destination & have since spent many happy holidays there enjoying the area at all times of year. We choose Newhaven as it offers good family sized accommodation & we were particularly attracted to the private & secure sunny garden which offers a great alternative to the beach if required. Newhavens proximity to the beach & harbour & local amenities, all within literally 5 minutes walk of the house is also very appealing as this means that there is no need to use a car unless desired. The coastal path, which is easily accessible from Newhaven, stretches in both directions for miles of beautiful rugged coastline,passing tin mines, with views over to St Michaels Mount.
What makes this House unique
The easy access to the beach, harbour & harbour side shops,restaurants, pubs, craft markets & ice cream parlours all just a stroll down the road is great & means you are never short of something to do come rain or shine. Enjoy the simple pleasure of just sitting on the harbour side watching the many boats bob up & down or the fishing boats going about their business or the local gig racing team setting off out to sea. Venture further afield & there are numerous beaches, National trust properties & activities all within easy access. The local market town of Helston, offers a boating lake & Flambards theme park. Falmouth, St Ives,Penzance are a short drive away. There are coastal golf courses, the cliffside Minack theatre,fishing trips,seasonal festivals & many other things to see & do.
Lovely week !
Nice house great location & great weather !
Lovely Holiday but accomodation needs updates
We had a great stay, but the accommodation didn't have some of the essentials I would have expected. I wasn't mislead - I just assumed the property would have had central heating and wifi. The storage heater worked ok, but I think one of the bedroom heaters was broken, and 2 had broken control panels that had to be prised open. The controls were impossible to turn without using an implement, I think the heating needs upgrading really, as it was cold when we were there (March) and one of the bedrooms had no heating at all.
The property is really nice, but looks tired. It needs painting on the outside as it looks dreary and mouldy, and there are lots of weeds. Also the bathroom is mouldy between the tiles. As we assumed we were early in the season, i thought it would have been freshened up over winder maybe but it didn't appear so. We had a really lovely holiday and Porthleven is gorgeous. We would come back to the area but not the property I think.
I am sorry that you found Newhaven disappointing. The property does now have WiFi & the night storage heating is being reviewed.
I have past on your comments about mould & weeds to my caretaker & gardener & hopefully this will be brought up to standard.
Externally the house is due to be repainted again in 2019, because the house is so close to the sea it does get the full brunt of the Cornish weather.
Once again apologies for your disappointment & I hope this did not spoil your stay.
Great holiday in beautiful Porthleven
A lovely house in a beautiful Cornish harbour village.
Very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
A comfortable & well equipped house within a few minutes walking distance of lively harbour & beach.
We had a great holiday at newhaven. The house is well equipped & comfortable & has a sunny private garden with mature garden & sun terrace.
Porthleven harbour is a couple of minutes walk away & has lots of shops, restaurants, cafes & pubs. Also really enjoyed the water sports in the harbour.
Porthleven beach is long & sandy & has lifeguards which was great as it is only a short walk from the house.
Lots of lovely places to visit very close by.
Thoroughly recommend this property & intend to stay again.
Lovely property, lovely location
Beautiful house situated within walking distance of the town but secluded enough to enjoy piece and quiet of the garden and afternoon sun. Favourite property we have stayed in Porthleven so far.
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Newhaven.
Please come again!
Coast/Beach: 2 minutes walk from the harbours edge & 5 minutes walk to the sandy beach. Travel: Nearest airport Exeter or Bristol. Train station Penzance or Falmouth. Distances: Situated within a village. 2 miles from market town of Helston. 12 miles from Penzance, 12 miles to Falmouth. Further Details: Many local shops, pubs, restaurants & activities all within easy walking distance of the house.