Flash Summer Sale
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 18 View Image Gallery
  • Pegs - Cornwall - 959162 - photo 1


(Ref. 959162)

Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (27)
  • lovely (17)
  • stay (12)
  • great (11)
  • location (11)
  • our (10)

36 Customer Reviews

  • "This place is by far the best and loveliest place we’ve stayed in all our years travelling down from the Midlands."

    We had everything we needed and the feel of the cottage is cosy and warm. Absolutely gorgeous location too! Felt like home away from home and our nearby family who popped in couldn’t stop saying how amazing it was too. The only thing we would comment on is some of the cleanliness, such as hoovering behind the sofa, dusting the radiator grate in the lounge/top of the stairs, and we only had one toilet roll (not expecting this for the whole week but two would have been better than one) Thank you so much for letting us stay and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, had everything we could need."

    Decorated beautifully and good location, didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfy and well organised with lots of storage and hooks to hang towels in bathroom."

    The safety non slip mat for the bath was pretty grim but everything else seemed perfectly clean. Loved being able to go to sleep listening to the sound of the sea. Issue with key safe resolved very quickly

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Bathroom could do with a new bath mat and new sealant around bath. Well equipped and homely with very comfortable beds. We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Lew4.7Sep 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at this property nearly very year for at least 20 years."

    We’ve always been generally pleased by its location, style, suroundings and some improvements made over the years. The last years we stayed at this cottage were in 2019-2020-2022 (the UK was «forbidden » to foreigners in 2021). On several occasions we made remarks about the state of the fridge (water inside because of melting ice). It hasn’t changed. This year, some metal parts on the garden chairs broke on our 2nd and 3rd days.because of the rust. I phoned your company and was told nothing could be done immediately. The other two garden chairs were in such a bad and old state that it was risky just to sit on them. So we stayed 2 weeks at this cottage without any garden chair. If we stay there next year, I just hope things will have changed.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Pegs despite the unsettled weather."

    Pegs was a lovely place to hang out when it was wet. The position near the town and coastal path was great. The cottage was extremely well equipped. The bed was super comfortable. Only slight downside was the stairs are very steep and narrow.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cozy cottage but needs a little TLC."

    Bathroom definitely needs a revamp. Focus on a really good shower room and get rid impracticable small bath. Good location for town and great location close to sea/beach

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're pleased to hear you liked the cottage and you comments have been taken on board Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Jan 2023

  • "Another great week in Pegs."

    All enjoyed the strong winds and heavy seas! My Dad and his partner have been visiting Pegs for nearly 20 years so it has become their home away from home. Good to be able to enjoy this with them.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed the location and character of Pegs cottage with the sound of the sea in the background and a long beach on the doorstep."

    With great facilities within the cottage and a lovely walk into the harbour with a variety of restaurants made our stay a special one

    Reviewed by Derek John3.8Sep 2022

  • "The property is top of the range but the price added for the transfer of the rent from 2021 to 2022 (because as foreigners we’re not able to take any form of cancellation insurance due to the impossibility to enter the UK then) was horrendous."

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay."

    PEGs is a great cottage right by the sea and a five minute walk to the harbour and coast path.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was our first holiday away since covid and we booked on impulse because there was a last minute reduction - so glad we did."

    .We loved the cottage! It was comfortable, stylish and thoughtfully equipped and we felt at home immediately. The position is fabulous and we had the most extraordinary sunsets. The local people are so welcoming and friendly and we were offered lobster and mackerel from two of our neighbours. There was a lovely welcome pack of wine, flowers, a cream tea and shortbread when we arrived. We really didn't want to leave and I am sure we'll be back. We didn't find parking a problem. The Shrubberies car park is a short walk away, beside the Atlantic Inn and across a field. We had a brilliant week exploring all our favourite haunts on the Lizard.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2022

  • "Nice cottage, well equiped and comfortable."

    Partial sea view from the cottage, but only a few steps from the full view, and a bench overlooking the sea and views down to the Lizard. Easy 10 minute walk into the harbour with its shops, two pubs, cafes and resteraunts. Good location as a base and to explore the area. Our 2nd stay and we would use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "This the second time we have stayed at Pegs."

    The property was very clean on arrival,lovely welcome pack thank you. We love your property as it is a cosy,warm property, right near the seafront and a short walk from the harbour. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pegs."

    Fantastic location with great views of the coast and sunset just across from the cottage. Easy access to the beach and town. Really characterful with super comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were disappointed to find that the WiFi was a BT setup that, for non BT subscribers, charged £19."

    99 for 5 days and £1.99 per extra day. We've never encountered that before. We didn't pay. Whilst we were able able to use Data for general traffic, we couldn't use our tablets. On that basis I will be cautious about future bookings. A pity.

    Thank you for your feedback we do not charge for Wifi and wouldn't expect our guest to pay. We are wondering if you picked up a second signal from a BT area Wifi. I am sorry if you miss understand the instructions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2022

  • "This cottage was amazing!"

    It was everything and more you could have wanted. It had everything you would need in your own home. The bed sheets crisp clean and white. Lovely welcome pack for when we arrived very much appreciated. Information on the areas activities was ready for us, fresh flowers on the table when we arrived. Will definatly recomend and would love to go back and stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "A cosy, homely cottage, well furnished and comfortable."

    Thank you for a good week.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Dec 2021

  • "My Dad and his partner have stayed at Peg's Cottage for many years and this time my sister and I spent a wonderful week with them both."

    The cottage was excellent, well equipped, so comfortable and in a great location. I really can think of nothing negative to say. Just wish that we had longer there!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage, well appointed and equipped kitchen, excellent welcome pack including cream tea, milk, tea/coffee and wine."

    Partial sea views and just a quick walk down steps to the beach. Situated just 10 minutes walk from the beautiful harbour of Porthleven with a selection of bars, cafes and restaurants with gluten free available. Also Pengelly’s, a well stocked local Supermarket. For gluten free fish and chips, try Fraser’s in nearby Helston. The cottage is well situated for visiting the lizard, lands end, st Ives and many other beautiful places in West Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage but need to do checks to ensure that everything is working i."

    E lamps, television etc before guests arrive. And more importantly that the key box is working, fortunately a neighbour assisted us!! However, we had a great stay in Porthleven. Have to say that advising that the cottage has sea views is pushing it a little!!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear your experienced a few issues. I can see you contacted us and these were fixed during your stay. We will pass your comments onto the cleaners to ensure all electrical items are checked during the changeover. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olive4.4Sep 2021

  • "Close to the beach, cosy and perfect location for beach, shops, restaurants and cafes."

    Parking fine albeit not outside property. Property was clean and a well kitted out with dishwasher & washing machine. Lovely shower and private patio was lovely for evening drinks. The views from the property are outstanding! The owner should get the TV working as previous bookers and ourselves couldn't get to work and after a busy day out in sightseeing in the sunshine, some downtime TV would have been nice for kids before bed

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it had everything you needed, even a view of the sea and the welcome pack was very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2021

  • "The parking situation is awful."

    We had to carry our luggage and shopping quite a distance. It is unfortunate that the cottage is so inaccessible but can’t be helped. The directions are not very clear and we didn’t spot the small footpath as it was screened by parked cars for the other cottages. We went along Mounts Road, as directed, but had then to reverse all the way back as it is not a through road. The cottage was comfortable but rather dark and very steep stairs with a danger of banging one’s head coming down (and we are not tall). The welcome pack was lovely and the whole place was very clean and reasonably equipped. There is a cupboard under the stairs which is blocked off by a sideboard and fire extinguisher. It seems that any cleaning and laundry equipment is in there but not accessible! Funnily enough, considering the name of the cottage, we had to buy clothes-pegs before we could hang out some towels! We certainly will not book it again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is a lovely cosy place to stay in."

    Ideally situated in Porthleven. Very clean and thank you for the welcome pack it was much appreciated. We have already booked a week for next year to corospond with the Flora day at Helston. Would thoughely recommend this lovely place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "There needs to be a non-slip mat in the bath for showering."

    Having read other reviews regarding lack of teaspoons, we took our own ! Otherwise, an excellent cottage in a lovely location.

    Thank you for your comments. It is great to hear that you thought the cottage was excellent and in a lovely location. We are sorry you could not find the slip mat, we will check and if it has gone missing will replace it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Oct 2020

  • "Storage heaters not working and very cold one day as my friend is 89 years old !"

    ! No one got back to us as you will see from your e mail trail ?

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Sep 2020

  • "We’ve been staying at this cottage every summer for nearly 20 years and after several improvements over many years, the standard isn’t as good now : no change of sheets or linen even though we stayed two weeks; garden furniture not as comfortable as the previous seats (one even broke), lack of comfort of mattresses in single beds room, lack of outside space because of huge garden « box » with about a dozen cacti plants, no bath carpet, just a few hangers for 4 guests (we left those for children’s clothes after buying some items for family)."

    In the kitchen, basic equipment not renewed : one oven dish (when there used to be several), no more cups (only mugs), ONLY TWO TEA SPOONS (we bought some, but took them with us). After last year’s stay, we mentioned that the fridge needed checking regularly (too much ice which prevented door from closing properly). This wasn’t done. When arriving at the cottage, over the years, we used to have a bottle of wine, flowers, scones, clotted cream (even tea sometimes): this year, only a bottle of wine. The price was increased and the alibi of Covid meant we had to arrive later, which meant a small part of the first day. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but we were slightly disappointed this year. Best regards. Patrick CURTAUD

    Reviewed by Patrick3.4Jul 2020

  • "Pegs is perfectly placed in Porthleven, both for the little town itself and access to the cliff path."

    The house is well equipped with everything that you will need. We were there during Storm Ciara and were warm and snug throughout, which when you consider how close it is to the beach is pretty good. Parking is a bit of a faff but that's only to be expected in a small Cornish fishing village.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cosy, very close to the sea so the noise of the waves and breakers took some getting used to!"

    The bath room could do with some 're tileing, although the shower was very good. We struggled with the steep staircase. Parking was ok out of season, but could see it would be a problem in busy times.

    Reviewed by M4.4Oct 2019

  • "A few remarks regarding the basic equipmentt of the cottage : lack of tea spoons, no oven mit, the pimmer was not working (broken because very old, we have been in this cottage many times before)."

    One of the garden armchairs was not usable (material torn because very old). The draining grill in the garden was full of rubbish and we had to clean it because water from the sink, washing-machine and dishwasher went into the garden. Finally, I had to call three times at the end of our first week (between the Thursday and Saturday) to know when new towels were going to be brought. Apart from those details, everything else was fine. We missed the bottle of wine and the flowers on arrival.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location, lovely town , lot's to do in the area."

    Unfortunately the dishwasher didn't work and we cleaned it out which was rather revolting but on the whole a great holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Annabel4.1Oct 2018

  • "Clearer instructions re recycling."

    A warning that the stairs are slippery and you should be on shoes to go up and down on them.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2018

  • "Loved the cottage, great sea views and it had everything you could expect."

    Porthleven is a lovely little town. Our 'constructive criticisms' - All the waste bins had not been emptied when we arrived so that had to be one of our first jobs. Also the granite wall behind the sofa kept 'dropping' dust and particles so the floor in that area was very dusty. These things did not spoil our holiday but worth mentioning I think and for this reason perhaps best not to publish my comments but give the property owner a chance to amend for future lets.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2018

  • "Was a lovely cottage the only thing was there was no flexibility on check in or check out."

    Reviewed by A4.6Oct 2017

  • "Pegs is a great place to stay."

    We enjoyed both the village and the landscape. The cottage is equipped with everything one can wish. We'd love to stay a week longer.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Aug 2017

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Conservatory/entrance.
  • Night storage, convector heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc.in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Roadside parking nearby or public car park
  • Enclosed paved garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property has a steep and narrow staircase

The property

Pegs is a traditional fishermans cottage in the heart of Porthleven with a sea view..

With bags of character and style, it is a firm favourite with family, friends and couples.

The sunroom provides a warm spot and entrance to the generously proportioned living area.

With wood floors, white panelled walls, an exposed stone end-wall and ceiling beams, the open plan ground floor provides a welcoming sitting room with extremely comfortable sofas and chairs, attractive dining area and well equipped farmhouse-style kitchen.

The deep silled cushioned window seats offer cosy nooks for reading and weather-watching across the sea.

Upstairs are two bright and stylishly dressed bedrooms with enticing double and twin beds, all with crisp white linen and quirky jewel coloured throws.

The bathroom has a three-quarter bath and a powerful shower-head above.

In front is a slate paved planted patio providing a sheltered haven with room for table and chairs for lazy breakfasts, al fresco dining and sunbathing.

The cottage lies a few metres from the three mile stretch of sandy beach and is a gentle amble from the bustling village harbour with its shops, art and craft galleries, outstanding restaurants and pubs.

Porthleven, near the ancient market town of Helston, is a fusion of working village and holiday resort.

For those that enjoy an inspirational coastal walk, the south-west coastal footpath is on the doorstep, en-route to Lands End in the west and The Lizard in the south.

Within easy driving distance, the historic port of Penzance and the sublime beaches at Porthcurno, Praa Sands and Marazion, all nestling in Mounts Bay, are easy must-do day-trips.

Peg's makes the perfect bolt-hole for an all season break, a snug winter hide-away or romantic, relaxing escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

View on map

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 it's 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 it's 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.

View more holiday cottages in Porthleven

Note: Check in time for this property is 4.30pm
Note: Property has steep and narrow staircase