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Elfin Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959312)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Robinson

    “Lovely small cottage / great location a couple of minutes walk to harbour - if that.”

    Porthleven is beautiful and so much to do and see will definitely be back to Porthleven and would come to this cottage again. Just a bit cob webby especially outside areas, and needs some tlc but definitely ok for a week on holiday. Comfy sofas and beds and has everything you need.

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The property

Located in the heart of delightful Porthleven, Elfin Cottage, whilst away from the centre, is just a short walk to the long sandy beach and picturesque harbour.

With historic inns, modern restaurants, art galleries and individual shops, Porthleven has much to offer.

Elfin Cottage is an attractive former fisherman's cottage, presented in a modern, contemporary style to a good standard.

Set over two floors, it is suitable for both families and groups of friends and also welcomes two pets.

The ground floor is home to the kitchen/breakfast room and a sitting room/dining area with wood burning stove as well as a shower room with WC whilst upstairs are two double bedrooms and a twin room as well as the family bathroom with bath and shower over.Outside there is a pretty south-facing enclosed garden with garden furniture on which to relax after a busy day of discovery.

Walkers will enjoy the stroll along to Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake of Loe pool and 3 miles away in Helston, children can have fun on the boating lake or a visit to Flambards Theme Park and Victorian Village or the town’s museum.Further afield are some fabulous beaches namely, Rinsey, Praa Sands and Church Cove and Marazion is the gateway to the infamous St Michael's Mount which can be walked across when the tide is right.


  • Ground floor kitchen/diner and sitting/dining room with warming wood burning stove
  • Shower room with WC
  • Staircase to Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC, two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom.
  • Electric Panel Heaters, range style oven and hob, microwave, freezer and wood burner
  • Washing machine
  • TV, DVD
  • Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • On-street parking can usually be found near the property or a car park is close by (charges apply in the car park)
  • Sorry no smoking, Shops, pubs and restaurants nearby
  • £25 charge per pet

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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.

Region Information

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm. Note cot bedding not provided.

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