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Cliffwell House

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959187)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Brock

    “Beautiful little cottage in a ...”

    Beautiful little cottage in a lovely Cornish fishing village, well equipped and comfortable. Beware, the lanes to and from the cottage are VERY narrow and the parking space behind the cottage is tiny.

    Beautiful little cottage in a lovely Cornish fishing village, well equipped and comfortable. Beware, the lanes to and from the cottage are VERY narrow and the parking space behind the cottage is tiny.

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Facing out to sea, in the popular and desirable fishing village of Porthleven, Cliffwell House house is a double fronted whitewashed stone house of ample proportion, yards from the beach and a short walk away from the village restaurants, pubs and shops.

In a narrow road that leads out towards Loe Bar, the famous sandbar that divides Loe Pool from the sea, the house is positioned in a small row of cottages and has year-round appeal.

Step into the attractive and welcoming sitting room.

A comfortable oatmeal fabric settee and chair arranged around a modern electric fire for added cosiness, to relax beside after a day’s exploring the coastal clifftops.

Divided by an archway the dining area, is furnished with oak table chairs and matching dresser and leads through to a well fitted, modern kitchen.

On the first floor three lovely bedrooms are each dressed in crisp white linen, the two front bedrooms enjoying lovely sea views.

These are separated by a small snug room, an additional spot to unwind, soak up the views and relax.

There is a separate shower room and a bathroom, useful when everyone is trying to get ready for meal out in the village.

Steps up from the backdoor lead to a sheltered enclosed patio, a lovely spot to unwind and enjoy the Cornish sea air.

There is also a useful parking space just behind the cottage.

Porthleven, originally a tiny fishing village is now a thriving and highly desirable resort, with everything you could wish for on the doorstep.

Offering a wealth of fabulous restaurants in and around the harbour including the most recent Rick Steins fish restaurant.

There is a village supermarket, ice cream parlours and a number of great foodie pubs with prime harbourside seating for a relaxing pint or cream tea in the sunshine.

Porthleven beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season, its mile-long stretch of sand and shingle ideal for families.

At low tide the sea reveals rock-pools that stretch along the pier, one large enough for children to swim and play.

The beach is also a renowned surfing spot.

Walkers will love this area for the coastal footpath, that leads in one direction out across Loe Bar towards the Lizard, and in the other direction towards Praa Sands.

For day trips St Ives, Marazion are both in easy reach.

A stay in Porthleven at Cliffwell Cottage will have you yearning to return year after year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Shower room. Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire. First floor snug.


  • Electric storage heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min walk
  • Beach 3 min walk.

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About the location


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.

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