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Fishermans Retreat

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 1078088)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Jean-pierre

    “Lovely apartment in the heart of the harbour that was clean and well furnished.”

    There are quite a few steps up to the entrance to be aware of. The outside area is gravelled with a bench and you're in view of anyone who's in the downstairs flat so no real privacy. We didn't use the outside area as plenty of lovely places to sit in the harbour area. It was great as a base to explore the local area and we had an enjoyable week there.

    There are quite a few steps up to the entrance to be aware of. The outside area is gravelled with a bench and you're in view of anyone who's in the downstairs flat so no real privacy. We didn't use the outside area as plenty of lovely places to sit in the harbour area. It was great as a base to explore the local area and we had an enjoyable week there.

    - Jean-pierre, August 2021

The property

Resting in the hidden coastal gem of Porthleven is this stylish, first-floor apartment, Fishermans Retreat.

Built across two former fisherman's cottages and located just a stones throw away from the iconic clock tower which sits on the harbour entrance, Fishermans Retreat is a superb base whilst you enjoy the coast and explore the surrounding beauty of Cornwall.

The property boasts a contemporary kitchen, with a handy washing machine and dishwasher, so even the dedicated chef will feel like their on holiday.

Moving through there is a lovely living/dining room with glorious views, but if you can take your eyes off the scenery, enjoy some television or play a game of cards around the dining table.

The twin bedroom has a delightful sea and sand colour theme, whilst the bathroom is an ideal spot to wash your sandy feet or take a long soak in the bath.

Sticking with the theme, the super-king-size bedroom, which can also be a twin to allow flexibility, offers storage space for those wanting to unpack and a mirror so guests can get ready in style.

Outside there is an allocated parking space for one car with steps leading up to a gravelled terrace with picnic bench so guests can enjoy a spot of al-fresco dinning, a further set of steps lead up to the apartment.

Take a short walk to the harbour, where you can go grabbing, book water sport activities, fishing and boat trips, whilst surrounding the harbour there is plenty of restaurants and cafes to chose from for a more relaxing time․ Porthleven is home to a wonderful sandy beach, streets lined with traditional Cornish cottages and is known for having some of the best surfing water in the country.

Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, there are some fabulous hidden coves along the coastline including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove and for a more energetic setting, Rinsey.

The South West Coast Path is a popular route for walkers, offering uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, whilst adventuring past Rinsey Head, across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with its National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove.

Also in the area you can enjoy a day out at The Eden Project, or take a boat trip to the Isles of Scilly to marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the striking Tresco Abbey.

For a stunning location with plenty to explore, choose Fishermans Retreat to come back to each day.

Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, vanity basin and WC
  • Kitchen with all new appliances
  • Living/dining room with valley views
  • Smart electric oil filled heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron, ironing board
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One allocated parking space
  • Terrace garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, more on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Milk, tea, coffee, cleaning products and dishcloths provided

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About the location

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.

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