Just 100m from the historic harbour Island House is perfectly located for your holiday in Porthleven with pubs, restaurants, shops, galleries and the beach just a short stroll away. Completely refurbished with contemporary interior including a cosy sitting room, well equipped kitchen/diner, utility with washing machine and tumble dryer, stunning bathroom with large walk in shower, two generous bedrooms, one with a five foot bed (king size) and the other with a 4 foot and a three foot, outside there is a courtyard style garden surrounded by a high wall which is a real suntrap. Sorry no pets.
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Cottage in Porthleven. Island House is a fully renovated double fronted fisherman's cottage right in the centre of Porthleven.
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- Jul 20, 2018
About James Gush
Hi I am James, married to Sally, we have three grown up children. We bought Island House in 2012 and then spent the next nine months renovating it, it had been in the same family ownership for over 100 years. We have tried to blend old with new, retaining character features such as the beamed ceilings and the granite lintle above the fire place, but adding all the 'creature comforts' you would expect in the 21st century. We have decorated and renewed many items and soft furnishings for 2017 season. We live in Devon, but I was brought up in Cornwall and went to school in Helston. Knowing the area fairly well Porthleven was where we wanted to be and when Island House came up for auction we were there, not for one minute expecting the hammer to go down on my bid! We love going to Island House, visiting as often as possible, and we hope you will like it as much we do.
James Gush purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why James Gush chose Porthleven
Porthleven has everything, you can eat out somewhere different every night, and you will not be disappointed. Loe Bar and The Penrose estate are fantastic places to walk or cycle, or go in the other direction towards Penzance, the dramatic cliffs and abandoned engine houses remind you of the regions rich history and mining past.
What makes this Cottage unique
Island House is close to the centre of Porthleven, so everything is within a five minute walk, it is virtually detached (just joined to the neighbouring property by it's utility room which is a later addition) this is unusual as the vast majority of the cottages in the conservation area are terraced, with unusal rights of way, shared rear yards and fronting the street. This is not the case with Island House where you open the gate onto your own sunny garden, which is made up of a terrace with table, chairs and parasol, and raised beds with a variety of flowering and sub tropical plants, there are also glimpses of the inner harbour, a path leads to the front door and around the corner to the utility room.
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Beautiful, comfortable and spotlessly clean
We really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. So near the harbour and all the amenities.
Very well maintained and fantastic position
Thanks for your great review Martin, we look forward to hosting you again!
A week at Island House, Porthleven
We recently spent a wonderful week at Island House in Porthleven. The property has lots of character, has been tastefully decorated, and is ideally situated both for the town itself and for exploring Cornwall. The owner, James Gush, was available for queries, and very helpful.
Thank you for your great review Lyn, you would be most welcome to return to Island House next time you are over from South Africa!
Thanks again, James
Charming cottage minutes from harbour
We really enjoyed our stay at Island House for the October half term. The cottage is beautifully decorated with a lovely sea theme and artwork. It is well equipped and was a good size for us and our two children (aged 5 and 7). They were very happy in the second bedroom where there is a double and a single bed. The location is fantastic – just a couple of minutes’ walk from the picturesque harbour. We ate out at Kota Kai (delicious food and great for kids) and the Ship Inn is exactly the kind of pub you hope to find by the sea in Cornwall. There is also a brilliant fishmonger just down the road so you can rustle up your own tasty dishes too if you please!
Thank you so much for your great review. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed all Porthleven had to offer and that the cottage suited you well.
James & Sally
Cosy Island House ideally situated in Porthleven
We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at Island House. As soon as you open the door you feel welcome it’s so well presented, with everything you need.
Island House is ideally located just a few minutes, walk from The Harbour, Beach, Shops and Restaurants its all there without needing to get in the car.
Cornwall offers plenty more to explore just a short drive away. We would love to visit again.
Thank you Julie & Roger, we are so pleased you enjoyed your second stay at Island House, and we very much look forward to you staying again in 2018!
James & Sally
Perfect for us
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, just one neighbour who complained about our disabled son parking spoilt it slightly.
Thank you for your review Roy & Irene, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
I am sorry about the parking issue and have spoken to the neighbour, who said if you stayed again just knock on their door and they would be happy for your son to park on their drive.
Coast/Beach: The harbour is 2 minutes and the beach is five minutes both on foot. Travel: Newquay Airport is about 30 miles away and Penzance station about 15 miles. Porthleven has everything and is on a bus route and the coastal path so you could manage perfectly well without a car. Distances: Everything in Cornwall is within 40 min. drive and there are plenty of towns. beaches and coves nearby. Further Details: Porthleven is very much known for it's food with many pubs and restaurants including Rick Stein, these are mainly situated around the historic harbour, there is also an annual food festival, there are also galleries & shops as well as a reasonable sized supermarket.
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Changeover is on a Friday, check in at 4pm , check out at 10am Notes on prices: 10% discount for two week bookings (excluding school holidays)