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Fisherman's Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959762)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed the welcome cream tea."

    Everything was fine. We had to be careful with the stairs - both nearly 70, but not a major problem.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "This is a great little cottage for a break in the heart of Porthleven, very cosy with everything you need and a nice welcome pack which was appreciated."

    The advert refers to steep stairs but I think for people with mobility issues the cottage is difficult to navigate, me and my husband struggled. In addition the bed whilst comfy is so low down we struggled to get out of it. So perhaps you can advice if these things a little more in the advert.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the property did not suit your needs. We would always advise guests with any specific requirements to get in touch with our fabulous reservations team before booking one of our properties. - The Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2022

  • "Perfect property for a short break a home from home"

    Thank you for your lovely comments in the visitors book and we are delighted you will be recommending the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "This was our 2nd time staying at Fishermans Cottage the first being in 2014."

    Lovely cottage... only criticisms are the heating, it was very cold. We did use the log burner but it didn't warm the cottage very much. It would also be nice to have bigger bath towels! Cleanliness superb, bed extremely comfortable and kitchen amenities excellent.

    Thank you for your kind comments about the cleanliness of the cottage and the kitchen amenities. We are surprised that the log burner did not warm the cottage, we have always found it very efficient. We will take onboard your comments regarding the heating and will certainly address this. I know March has been unseasonably cold this year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HazelMar 2022

  • "A beautifully clean and well kept cottage, very small but perfectly sized for two people wanting a cozy break."

    Easy access to all Porthleven facilities and beach and a lovely welcome gift for Christmas upon arrival. It had everything we would have wanted and lead to a great holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Brilliant location."

    High standard of cleanliness. Only slight problem was the stairs to go upto bedroom and downstairs for the kitchen. We were ok but some may struggle as stairs very steep and awkward.

    Thank you for taking the time to write feedback. We are glad to hear of your positive comments. We do state on the website that the stairs are steep. We are sorry this was missed. - The Cornish Cottage Holidays Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendaDec 2021

  • "We did not realise the stairs were so steep and the bed was very near the top stairs."

    Quite scary getting up for the bathroom in the night.

    Thank you for your feedback. Being a beautiful old Fisherman's Cottage we do state in the description of the property Stairs are steep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquieNov 2021

  • "Great location and a cute little cottage."

    Reviewed by JudyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage five minutes walk to the harbour."

    Spotlessly clean and everything you need for a relaxed holiday. Yes - the stairs are steep but this just adds to the quirkiness of this beautiful cottage. The log fire was lovely and warm, WiFi connection was great, and everything was of quality in the kitchen. Lots of places to eat in the village and takeaways available if you don’t want to venture out. Great walks nearby. Ideal for the dog. Definitely recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "We could have been told in advance that in order to eat out at the town/village we were staying in we would need to book tables well in advance of arrival."

    There were five proper restaurants in the town but all were booked up several weeks in advance - a common occurance according to the staff at these establishments. So we had to travel to eat out every night.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "We have just spent two wonderful weeks in this beautiful place."

    It was made even more special because of this cottage. Spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped kitchen and only a 5 minute walk to the Harbour. The stairs to the kitchen and bedroom are very steep as others have said so we were prepared for that but were absolutely fine for us. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "Lovely tiny cottage."

    Well equipped and very clean. Beautifully decorated. Only one problem….seagulls on roof starting their dawn chorus at 05.00 hrs! Deafening.

    Reviewed by FeeJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week away in the cottage."

    It was in such a grand location for exploring, very well equipped and kept, and even had a little surprise cream tea provided on arrival. The shower and bath were epic, as was the funny downstairs loo. Really good little find. A few observations that are well documented - the stairs are steep and the bed is low, and it's not always guaranteed you'll get a parking space bang outside, so bear in mind if there's mobility issues in your party. Also duck when leaving the door out of the kitchen if you are tall, a few smacked heads occurred. But we had a fantastic time, thank you to the hosts.

    Reviewed by AliceJul 2021

  • "We’re stopping at Fishermans cottage porthleven We’re stopping at Fisherman’s cottage porthleven Cornwall!"

    Wow absolutely beautiful little cottage got everything you need amazing kitchen fully equipped the living room is gorgeous with log burner tv and very comfy sofa, the bed is amazing and comfortable with a fully functional bathroom with shower there is also a toilet outside in the porch area with seats really is a beautiful cottage 10 minutes from The beach very good value will book again if it’s available Sykes are much better than very good corespondents quick and easy and happy to find us something 100% recommended

    Reviewed by DuaneApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and warm."

    Perfect for 2. Stairs are steep. Great location for Porthleven and coastal path.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2020

  • "An absolutely beautiful cottage and lovely location."

    Easy access for everything in the town, and to go off for the day. The cottage itself we couldn’t fault. It was everything it looked to be and more. A great getaway for a couple. Beautifully presented, tidy, clean and safe. Kitchen facilities perfect. And the welcome of cream, jam and scones on arrival made it extra special! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2020

  • "My husband, our cavalier Stan Lee and I had a lovely holiday in Porthleven, Cornwall- the cottage was in a great location, very close to the harbour."

    We went on a couple of beautiful coastal walks and visit to Penrose Estate when the weather was fair. We also had rain but that didn't matter, we had a walk around the harbour and visited the charming shops and cafes and returned back to cottage to warm up by the cosy wood stove. Most of the shops, restaurants and cafes are dog friendly in Porthleven, so no one got left behind! The cottage was beautiful and had very amenity that we needed. The only issue we had (and this is a personal issue!) is the stairs in the cottage were a bit steep for Stan Lee's wee legs, so we had to carry him up and down the stairs to the kitchen. Overall we had great time and love to come back again.

    Reviewed by MackenzieSep 2020

  • "Fantastic location and very well appointed property"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Fisherman's Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and we found it well equipped and very comfortable. The cream tea and roses in the kitchen were a very nice welcome as were the milk in the fridge and the tea/coffee - we didn't need to bring our own! It was well situated for a nice stroll down to the harbour. We would definitely look at staying here again if it is available when we are next in the area and would highly recommend it - although the stairs are a bit steep if anyone has issues with stairs, but the grab rails were well placed and very helpful - even for us with no problems :) Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "The little cottage is ideally placed to enjoy Porthleven a foodie town ."

    All Cottage instructions were easy to read and adhere to The stairs are steep and awkward too, just note of caution All in all we loved the whole experience

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2019

  • "Everything in the cottage was spotless, comfortable and everything including firewood was supplied!"

    Porthleven is gorgeous with lovey restaurants, beach and shops and lovely walks! Would absolutely holiday there again

    Reviewed by JeanetteAug 2019

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    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "The cottage was everything that we needed, it was spotlessly clean, the facilities were first class."

    There were even scones jam and clotted cream as a welcome gift for us. It was a very short 5 minute walk to the harbour and all the shops and restaurants, and a community supermarket. There is available parking in the street outside but not always outside the cottage as it is of a premium but we were always able to park relatively close by. The cottage is very well equipped and I would thoroughly recommend it was a superb base for exploring the area and Lands End and other sites.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2019

  • "What a lovely base for an excellent stay in Cornwall."

    Clean, comfortable, well proportioned cottage with thoughtful and considerate owners, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrynJun 2019

  • "We had a great week at Fishermans Cottage and would stay there again and highly recommend this cottage it as everything you could wish for."

    .....our only problem with it was the steep stairs although the owners do make you aware of this so it is your choice and not put us off in any future visit....

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2019

  • "Although the listing warns of steep stairs, we didn't realise just how steep, narrow and windy they were."

    They certainly took some getting used to.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "A charming cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped with everything you could need for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Lovely quaint cottage the owner has thought of everything ."

    Great location had a great time . Thanks

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "The stairs are very steep and not much room around the bed to negotiate around them in the middle of the night."

    The cottage is a real home from home with everything you could need.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "The photos and the house were exactly as described and shown."

    We were welcomed with a nice cream tea true Cornwall style and lively flowers. The location was perfect. The only thing I didn't like was the stairs, which were steep and narrow. Hard to carry things whilst going down. Overall, very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2018

  • "We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable fully ..."

    We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage very clean and comfortable fully equipped with every thing you need fresh flowers and a cream tea to welcome you it was perfect

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "We have been to Porthleven several times and have always found the village to be restful, friendly, interesting and the locals speak english !"

    ! No, seriously, the locals are very friendly and helpful with any of your queries.We are of quite a senior age but we love coming back to this village, but if you are younger and energetic, there are plenty of walking routes from this village, apart from the tourist sites such as St Michaels Mount, Seal Sanctuary, Minac Theatre, Lands End.....the list goes on. The cottage itself was absolutely wonderful, a cream tea awaited us in the kitchen, flowers in a vase, woodburner stove laid ready to light and every conceivable kitchen item that you might need. Plus, TV, CD/DVD player and selection of films, books for holiday reading if wet weather, a manual on the workings of each electrical/mechanical appliance provided. The cottage was spotless and the decoration looked as though it had been done last week. All in all, what else could you ask for.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2018

  • "Really good facilities at the cottage and in the surrounding area and everything was in easy walking distance."

    We can't wait to return as Porthleven felt quite unspoiled and not very touristy, which was great.

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • First floor king-size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, double walk-in shower and WC
  • Ground floor Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Lower ground floor Kitchen with dining area
  • WC and store
  • Electric and underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and first basket of logs inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Roadside parking available in street outside property, or car park 300 yds
  • Covered storage area at rear
  • One well behaved pet accepted
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Regretfully no children accepted at this property. Note: Stairs up to the bedroom and down to the kitchen from the sitting room are steep in this property.

The property

Within just moments walk of Porthleven harbour, sits this traditional stone built cottage.

Refurbished to a good standard, Fisherman's Cottage will suit style savvy visitors with its whitewashed walls coupled with contemporary finishes.

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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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Region Information

Note: One small dog will be welcome. Note: Regretfully no children accepted at this property.
Note: Stairs up to the bedroom and down to the kitchen from the sitting room are steep in this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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