Tucked away within Porthleven harbour area, 2 minutes from the harbour and a 5 minute stroll from the beach, a traditional fisherman’s cottage dating from 1848. Path (shared with neighbouring cottage) to own enclosed suntrap garden (table/chairs) with small lawns, a lovely place for eating alfresco. Inside, a wealth of traditional charm and character. Entrance into sunny, bright conservatory with table/chairs and comfy sofa. Cosy living room with 'flame-effect' electric fire and TV/DVD. Kitchen (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric range-style cooker); step up to dining room. Step down from living room to single bedroom (additional 2'6" child's bed available for alternative sleeping, by arrangement); bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Steep, narrow stairs (rope rail, 5'10" lintel at bottom) up to two more bedrooms - a double (6' bed) (TV/DVD), and a single. Electricity and heating extra (key meter; first £10 provided). Arrival after 4pm. A much loved family home within an extremely popular village in a beautiful spot.
Porthleven: large village with harbour full of fishing and pleasure boats. Restaurants, pubs, cafés, shops and art galleries around its harbour. Advanced surfing. Renowned springtime food/music festival. Good bus service. Immediately south begins a 2½ mile stretch of sand and shingle (coast path). Helston, 2½ miles.
Three bedrooms: 1 x super king size double, 1 x single. 1 x ground floor single bedroom. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Sitting room, with electric fire. Kitchen. Dining room. Conservatory.
PORTHLEVEN Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles. Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for its annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with its National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.