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Pen Chy

(Ref. 1050437)

Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house in what we thought was an ideal base to explore the area and make use of Porthleven."

    Thanks guys for the feedback and also thanks for leaving pen chy so clean and tidy ! Hope to see you and your lovely spotty dogs again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2024

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

    There are however a couple of safety issues. Firstly, the slabs on the outside balcony area are uneven which creates a trip hazard, especially if there are young children staying there. Secondly, the glass screening around the balcony area is not securely fixed. On the left hand side pieces of wood have been pushed in to tighten up the glass and the glass panels directly in front as people walk through the doors on to the balcony are completely free standing and not fixed to the other two sides. It appears that it would give way if someone leaned against it. It needs immediate attention. A wardrobe and a full length mirror are needed in both bedrooms as it can accommodate four adults.

    Thank you for your comment, the glass balcony is an infinity system and does not require fixing to the other two sides they are fixed from the bottom into the floor of the balcony. The pieces of wood you mentioned do not hold or tighten the glass to stop them moving, they were used to keep the glass at the correct angle when the resin was inserted to hold each glass panel. Unfortunately they got stuck in the resin and we have been unable to remove them so more about poor clean up than a safety issue. As for the movement in the glass, as they are open to the elements there needs to some slight movement to prevent serious damage in a storm. We will check the slabs on the balcony, they are a floating system so the supports may need repositioning. We appreciate your concern and hope you had a pleasant stay despite this. Thanks Austen & Cally Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2024

  • "Had a great stay, the views from the lounge are stunning."

    Loved the scones and jam that was left for our arrival. The owners who live next door are lovely and welcoming and make great cookies, brownies. The house is near a great walk and only 10 min walk to town.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0May 2024

  • "We had a great stay in this property."

    The house is perfectly suited for 4 adults and 2 dogs. The location is perfect - set on the edge of the National Trust Penrose Hill Estate as well as being only a 15 min walk into Porthleven. The house is well equipped and clean. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. The house has its living space upstairs with the bedrooms on the ground floor and has a great view through every window from this living space. The balcony is a great addition to sit out on when warm enough to do so. There is no enclosed garden to let a dog into but this is clear in the details. There is plenty of land on your doorstep to use however. The property exceeded our expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay, the property was as expected and very clean."

    The owners live next door, they were welcoming and really helpful especially if you have questions on the local area. The location of this property is ideal if you like walking with the Penrose Estate on the doorstep and Porthleven harbour and beach a short stroll away.

    Thanks for the feedback. Hope to see you again !! Oz n cally ( : Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Just like our last visit Pen Chy and it's owners are lovely."

    The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped with both a washing machine and a dishwasher. It's well situated for visiting the lovely places around the coast and easy to get to Falmouth and across to St. Ives etc. Callie and Austen are very friendly and very helpful. We have only one little thing to suggest. The only wardrobe is in the twin bedroom so would it be possible to perhaps put some hooks on a wall so that hangers could be hung on them. Just having somewhere to hang longer things like a dress or two would be very helpful as would be a bedside chest. These however are very small things alongside the beauty that is Pen Chy

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was stunning with beautiful views."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was first class and just the right position for us right above ..."

    The property was first class and just the right position for us right above porthleven round corner from penrose which our dog loved Great cottage

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed a this lovely cottage over New Year."

    We really enjoyed our stay although the weather was awful. Communication from the owners was good and the property was immaculately clean on arrival. Appreciated the cream tea that was left by the owners for our arrival. Our older dog could not manage the stairs but she was comfortable in the ground level hallway which is spacious. Easy walk into Porthleven. With the weather being so bad it would have been better if there was a secure area outside to let the dogs out in as the winds and rain were relentless at times. We would stay again preferably in better weather to enjoy the outside balcony area with amazing views.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Pen Chy was a warm and very comfortable stay."

    The open plan first floor kitchen and dining room made it special with views over the fields. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was clean and in working order. The location was ideal for exploring the Lizard Peninsula. There is plenty of space for 4 people and we would recommend this property, for a lovely stay in Porthleven.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2023

  • "Pen Chy has a great location, within walking distance of Porthleven."

    The house is very modern and clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area is very spacious and comfortable too. When the weather is good, the balcony with sea view is lovely for a morning coffee. We visitors as a family of 2 adults , 1 child and 1 small dog and I would say it was the perfect size for our needs.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a tastefully furnished and comfy place - even nicer than the photos had led us to believe."

    Everything went so smoothly from arrival to check-out with clear directions an easy key safe and then the cottage itself was easy to look after. All the things we needed to know were clearly laid out in the welcome file and we could get on with our holiday. Porthleven is a lovely little fishing town, now largely given over to tourism but it retains a character that some larger towns seem to have lost. We loved walking into the town, particularly once we had discovered the inland route. There is a good fishmonger, a fabulous coffee shop and several pubs and restaurants that we did not try, preferring our home from home at Pen Chy. We did however visit the Ship Inn and had a wonderful meal with delicious local beer.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location to access this part of Cornwall."

    Pen Chy has everything we needed. It was clean, very comfortable and in a great location. Our daughter described it as her LA studio by day and New York Apartment by night. Happily spend hours looking at the views. Very close to Penrose which has nice walks and dog friendly. We've lots of lovely memories from our week there.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved it."

    Light bright and clean. Having the balcony was a real bonus with marvellous views over the fields to the sea in the distance. It was good to be out of Porth Leven but within walking distance. Great holiday.

    Thank you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2023

  • "Pen Chy is stunning."

    Being 'upside down' means the views are wonderful especially from the amazing, glass surrounded balcony. It is extremely well equipped and everything is very good quality. The owners are really friendly and helpful and their dog Nala is beautiful. We just thought that if we ever stayed there with friends it might be awkward having to go into their bedroom to access the wardrobe as there isn't ond in the main bedroom, however this is a minor point compared to all the plus points. They even left milk in the fridge and svones, home made jam and clotted cream. Lovely!!!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2023

  • "First class holiday accomodation with views over the bay."

    Thanks for the positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our third visit to Pen Chy & it’s a lovely peaceful place to stay the accommodation is well equipped & you’re in fantastic position to walk into Porthleven or the Penrose estate & Loe bar, Thank you for the cream tea & little extras that make a warm welcome."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2022

  • "It was absolutely lovely the aspect was stunning and the owners were so nice!"

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely well maintained property to stay in."

    It is well equipped and has everything needed for a stay away from home. There isn't anything negative to say about this property. In addition the views are amazing and it is well positioned for walking into Porthleven, the coastal path and nearby Penrose estate, as well as exploring the surrounding area. We had an wonderful week. Owners that live next door are friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great stay!!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved staying here, felt very warm and welcoming."

    Apartment is spotless and has all that you need for a home from home feel! Thanks Austen and Cally xx

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property…."

    Amazing balcony and views and everything you could possible need!! We had a fabulous stay. Great location to explore this lovely part of Cornwall. Owners were lovely, friendly and helpful. Thank you!!

    Thanks for the great feedback, hope to see you again ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really loved staying here."

    Everything that you need. Comfy beds, beautiful living area and a great location. The owners were amazing and we would certainly return soon

    Thanks for the kind feedback ," amazing owners ! " I like that !! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation with wonderful views located extremely conveniently for Porthleven."

    The owners were discreet and very helpful. Easily one of the best places we have stayed.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jul 2022

  • "Magnificent new accommodation."

    Extremely comfortable. Excellent kitchen area with plenty of equipment and space. Charming owners who are on sight if needed. Good location on a road out of Porthleven, and wonderful views. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property in very good condition, with all the necessary kitchen facilities etc for self-catering including utensils, even a meat thermometer!"

    Property adjoins the family home of the owners, but they are very friendly, but not at all instrusive - thank you to them once again for the sea bass!. One small point I forgot to mention to the owners was that the USB port in the twin-bedroom makes a buzzing\warbling noise and seems to get a bit warm if used, so suggest it needs looking into - the noise could be an issue to someone sleeping in that room.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback on the USB plug we will get our electrician to look into it Austen & Cally Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2022

  • "I have just had a week at Pen Chy with my husband, 2 children and dog."

    We had a wonderful week - helped by the glorious weather - and the house was perfect for us. Spacious and light with good facilities. We had a wedding locally hence staying in Porthleven but it was a great location for exploring Cornwall and we had days in Lands End/ Lizard Point/ Praa Sands/ St Ives all in easy reach. The Penrose area next door is perfect for dogs and we there pretty much every day - sometimes just for a mile or 2 in the evening and other days a much longer walk.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "The property was a good comfortable space with lovely views and sunsets."

    The flowers, cream teas & treats for our dog were appreciated. The bedrooms lacked privacy and I was unable to let my dog out as the garden was open to the road so I needed to keep him on his lead at all times.

    Reviewed by Gill3.8May 2022

  • "Excellent in nearly every way."

    Single beds are a bit hard. Thanks for preparing the cottage so nicely.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and very well equipped and spotless, easy situated for exploring the area by foot or by car."

    The only reason it didn't get 5stars from us was a personal thing, it was so close to the lane and we are not used to road noise at night, some of the users seem to think they had to floor the accelerator to see how fast they could go!!

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful March holiday with a week of sunshine, amazing for so early in the year."

    The enjoyment was helped by being able to park onsite as we didn’t move the car for the whole week, lots of wonderful walks in the area and a bus to Penzance one day and a ride on the open top Coaster to Lands End. Austen and Cally are really lovely and helped make the holiday. Don’t hesitate book your stay!!! Mike and Lesley.

    Thanks guys Feedback like this makes sharing pen chy a pleasure Hope to see you again Austen &cally Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well situated for walking."

    Comfortable lounge. Cosy. For us the downside was that the bedrooms being downstairs and almost on the road offered no privacy and whatever time of day, one had to close the curtains and put the light on as the quite busy road with traffic also has many walkers passing by who look straight in! The approach to the property is pitch black, the outside light needs to be stronger as we arrived in the dark and took an age to see the property and key code!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We have taken you comments on board, we are looking into a curtain that will let light in and give privacy. I am sorry you missed my messages to you asking your time of arrival, and I simply forgot to turn the big lights on. Hope to welcome you back to Pen Chy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chrissie3.4Dec 2021

  • "An enjoyable stay in Pen chy."

    Great views and central to where we wanted to visit. Comfortable stay had everything you would expect to be able to cater for your needs. Nice,touch for a cream tea and dog biscuits for your 4 legged friends

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2021

  • "Very nice stay, lovely property would stay there again"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "The only feedback is to possibly mention that to walk into Porthleven takes about 25 minutes and is along narrow country lanes which can be quite scary in the dark."

    Also for older guests the route back is very steep and will take even longer.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Nov 2021

  • "Loved our stay at Pen Chy."

    . the accommodation was immaculate and beautifully presented!!!

    Reviewed by Michael Brian4.7Nov 2021

  • "We loved Pen Chy, a newly built property which was perfect for our needs, the upstairs living space and balcony were great to spend time in, showers and beds were great!"

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Pen Chy is a great property with lovely views of the countryside and towards the sea."

    It had everything we needed and the welcome pack for our dog was a nice touch! There was parking for one car on site and the owners directed us to other nearby parking places. It took us around 20 minutes to walk to the centre of Porthleven. One friend found it difficult to walk back up to the property but it was always easy to organise a taxi. The Atlantic Inn was nearby and offered a good range of food and drink. We had a relaxing week and would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful, well kept and well managed property in a brilliant location to explore the west of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2021

  • "There was not enough advertising only room for one car."

    The yard you have to park your car in let's the property down alot. The owner was very flippant when asked about parking our other car to the point of rudeness.

    We appreciate your comments but It is a shame that these guests did not read the listing properly before booking. It states parking for one car. There are two alternative parking spots, nearby, which they were directed to. Everyone else leaves glorious reviews in our guestbook and the whole experience of sharing Pen Chy has been a pleasure . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Sep 2021

  • "The property was modern, clean and tidy and in a good location and the owners very friendly and helpful."

    The only problems we had were with 2 elderly dogs that found it difficult to manage the wooden staircase to the upper living area. If they were a year or 2 younger it wouldn't have been a problem for them. As a sea angler myself, I would have found it useful to know at the time of booking that Austen is a charter fishing skipper, but still we very much appreciated he brought us back some fresh fish!

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Pen-chy is one of if not the best holiday house we have ever stopped in."

    Everything you need and the living space is amazing so much light and views. Close enough to Porthleven to walk in too and enjoy everything it has to offer. Would highly recommend PenChy.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2021

  • "Well equipped and clean holiday homes."

    Hosts made us really welcome and helpful with local knowledge. Long walk to the harbour so you may need to drive into the village. Easy access and well located for the south coast of Cornwall. Heston only a stones throw away and Penzance and the peninsula really close by. Would be happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent modern accomodation with everything you need."

    Very comfortable and only a short walk down the hill to the harbour. Most comfortable bed ever in a holiday rental. Will definately look to book again for 2021.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2020

  • "Amazing property, amazing location."

    Honestly wouldnt change a thing.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2020

  • "Accommodation was very enjoyable."

    We enjoyed the location and the views from the property. Parking and access was good. It was relaxed with our dogs. The fact that the property was so new and clean was a bonus. I would happily return.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic place and property Had everything we needed and more."

    Great location within easy walk to beautiful village of Porthleven and short drive To other great villages and towns nearby All in all a fabulous holiday to Cornwall and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday house, great views of the countryside and sea in Porthleven, can’t fault it at all!"

    The house was so nicely designed, with great open plan living and a lovely balcony to enjoy the views, we did not want to come home! Porthleven is a beautiful destination too, highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, Google home max stereo hub and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Shared lawned garden and first-floor slate balcony
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome £25pw for second dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The owner's live next door to this property

The property

A stylish and contemporary cottage, Pen Chy, newly built in 2020, is a reverse-level property enjoying a fantastic position on the Cornish coast in the village of Porthleven.

Sleeping up to four guests, Pen Chy has a spacious and light interior, and is within easy reach of many popular Cornish towns, villages and attractions.

On the first floor, discover an amazing living space, receiving an abundance of natural light from the many windows, and using a mix of neutral colours and rich wood furnishings to create a natural yet contemporary style.

The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances so you can cook up your family favourites on the induction hob, while the dining area presents a great space to gather together at the end of the day, in the winter months being warmed by the woodburning stove.

Choose to spend the evening winding down with a film playing on the wall-mounted Smart TV, or make use of the superb slate balcony accessed from French doors from the sitting area, you can enjoy a Cornish sunset while sipping a glass of wine.

Retire to your bedroom on the ground-floor, choosing from either the king-size bedroom, with an oak bed frame and furniture and an en-suite shower room, or the twin bedroom with shared bathroom, home to a beautifully fitted bath and walk-in shower.

Porthleven Beach has three miles of golden sands, with waters offering experienced surfers some strong undercurrents and surf to play with, and when the tide is out you can stroll along the beach all the way to Loe Bar.

A walkers heaven, the Penrose Estate can be joined from Loe Bar and offers a variety of walking routes through to Helston and along the coast.

Explore the coastal footpaths towards the Lizard Point, England's most southerly point with spectacular coastal views of the scenic cliffs, and while in the area see the Bolenoew Animal Sanctuary where you can befriend the resident horses, donkeys and other farm animals.

Embark on a kayaking or paddleboarding tour with Vertical Blue Adventures, based in Porthleven, you can receive expert tuition before heading onto the water to see the spectacular coastline up close.

Other attractions within reach include St Michael's Mount in Marazion, The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, and the pretty harbour town of Penzance.

Enjoy a fabulous stay at Pen Chy while you enjoy the delights of Cornwall.

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

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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 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.

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