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Oyster Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 960128)

  • Oyster Cottage - (Ref. 960128)

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  • Customer Rating: 3.9 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    “Oyster cottage is a great cosy holiday let.”

    We were very pleased with the comfort and warmth. Great products left for us on arrival even for our dog. Jake and Lewis were only a stones throw away if we needed them. Our only niggle was not having a blind in the bathroom which faces the main street into Porthleven. Everything else was superb and would definately recommend this property.

    We were very pleased with the comfort and warmth. Great products left for us on arrival even for our dog. Jake and Lewis were only a stones throw away if we needed them. Our only niggle was not having a blind in the bathroom which faces the main street into Porthleven. Everything else was superb and would definately recommend this property.

    - Mrs Redman, January 2019


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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • 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

The property

This traditional Cornish granite cottage sits in the coastal village of Porthleven, minutes from the beach and harbour.

Set over two floors, this character seaside homestay provides well presented accommodation for little families, friends and couples.

This stylish bolthole offers an open plan living room with wood burning stove, exposed granite walls, wooden beams and a statement sofa dressed with soft throws and scatter cushions, plus dining area and kitchen area with granite worktops and Belfast sink.

The two bedrooms have rug topped oak wood flooring, ambient bamboo lighting and comfortable beds.

The shower room feels indulgent with its clean, minimal design.

The small and enclosed patio garden with seating is perfectly placed to catch the afternoon sunshine.

Minutes from the little sandy beach arced by old inns, excellent foodie restaurants, art galleries and the harbour, Porthleven boasts a colourful coastal venue.

The nearby coast path traces tall cliff tops to Loe Pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall.

For a stunning contrast in scenery continue along the peaceful woodland trails at Penrose Estate and through dreamy Victorian parklands.

The premier beach resort of Praa Sands and its coastal golf course is a ten minute drive.

A little farther are the visitor hotspots at St Ives; Marazion (gateway to St Michael's Mount) and the Lizard Peninsula is also on the doorstep for secluded coves, traditional fishing villages and some incredible coastal scenery.


Set over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double and 1 x single. Shower Room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with wood burning stove.


  • Electric heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, sound bar, WiFi
  • Selection of board games and children's books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Parking usually found roadside by cottage or public car park within a 5 min walk
  • Small enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome free of charge
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach within 5 mins walk
  • Dog towels, dog treats and dog blanket per dog provided.

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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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