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Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959407)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property in a great position."

    Reviewed by CerisMay 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location"

    Reviewed by NicoleSep 2021

  • "Cottage and location were perfect."

    Easy driving distance to famous Cornish landmarks. Lovely views of the sea from the cottage and terraced garden. Suited our needs admirably. Loved Porthleven with its harbour, pubs, restaurants an easy 10 minute walk away. Would have no hesitation in recommending the property to a friend. Thank you for a lovely family holiday, even the weather on the whole was good.

    Reviewed by MJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Pendrea cottage."

    It was well equipped and we were grateful of the stair gate, high chair and travel cot that was all provided. Great location with 10/15 min walk into Porthleven and Loe Bar also right on your doorstep to walk round. We are regulars down to Cornwall but first time with a toddler in tow so we visited a new place for us - Paradise Park in Hayle can highly recommend for little ones! Thank you for a lovely holiday just what we needed.

    Reviewed by ChloeJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely one of the best equipped holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    It had beautiful sea views. My boys especially liked the games room where they played table tennis. There is plenty of places to visit so it makes a good base. But the harbour is beautiful so if you don’t want to go far it’s nice to walk down to it. Go left from cottage and you have nice cliff walk. Altogether a gorgeous holiday destination.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "Lovely holiday home in a great location."

    The views from the living house and garden are amazing! It’s just a short walk down to the shops and pubs but also on the edge of the Penrose Estate so handy for long walks and the beach. The property had everything we needed and more and is clearly very well looked after. We’ll definitely be looking to book again!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2021

  • "Great location, lovely views, clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Very much looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "Lovely location, House was in excellent condition and was clean and tidy."

    Reviewed by JoAug 2020

  • "Great spot for a family escape to Cornwall."

    View is stunning, amenities are top notch and the location is good for all of the attractions between Lands End to Falmouth.

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2020

  • "An excellent property in a great location with marvellous sea views ."

    All the many positives in respect of this good sized, well equipped property with great coastal views in a wonderful quiet location on the outskirts of the village are well reflected in previous published guest feedback. However as also previously noted there are a number of areas for improvement which the owners should address. In particular more attention to the cleaning which superficially was fine. During our stay we had a significant issue with the electrics tripping after rain, the housekeeper/owner does not answer the published phone number (previously noted). Sykes Holidays, who are difficult to contact due to their telephone queuing system, offered very little visible useful support and we finally got the issue, hopefully, resolved through assistance from Cornish Cottage Holidays.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Very well situated with magnificent views only down side was the steepness of the drive which we were not aware of which made parking more difficult than I wanted."

    The property was well laid out and well equipped with thoughts given to leisure activities should the weather be not suitable to go out. The tumble dryer was full of clothes fluff which we removed before use as it could have potentially been a fire hazard. The property at end of main season probably needs a deep clean rather than a normal changeover clean as there are areas such as bathrooms that need attention. We did really enjoy our break and would recommend the cottage should the items be addressed

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2019

  • "We have stayed here before and love it for it's location and sea views."

    However the cottage is looking a little tired now and could do with a bit of an update. The new bigger TV was a hit though. The standard of cleaning was not as I would expect. I think the cottage could do with a good spring clean every 6 months or so to get rid of the carpet stains and to clean the cutlery drawer of all the crumbs that like to dwell in there! The glass doors in the kitchen were also very smeary and greasy.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Pendrea. Following a very busy season we have since had the carpets cleaned following your stay and plan to replace them in the new year. We are pleased to hear that despite the points mentioned you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2019

  • "A fabulous holiday home with lovely views and in a great location for walking into the harbour and village."

    The welcome gift of wine, biscuits and flowers are a wonderful touch and there was even a pint of milk in the fridge so we could have a much needed cup of tea whilst unpacking. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need even down to crabbing nets which were well used by my children. The games room is fantastic for if the weather isn’t great and led to some family competitiveness between adults and children - the children won! The only negative points were the standard of cleaning and the housekeeper phone numbers provided by both the email confirmation and in the welcome folder in the house are not recognised when called. Cornish cottage holidays have acknowledged this and have contacted the owner but to date there had been no update. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pendrea and would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2019

  • "It’s a lovely cottage in a lovely location with fantastic views, the only downside was the cleanliness and eye to detail."

    Overall we had a lovely week in Cornwall

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "All good - no negatives to report."

    Another happy customer.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "No DVD player as on description"

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2019

  • "Great location in a comfortable house with great views and superb terrace gardens to enjoy."

    will be booking again!

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as we expected it to be, thanks very much."

    Storm Hannah made her appearance half way through our visit, however we made full use of the Table Tennis table downstairs and the short walk into Town. Great all round! Rick and Nicole

    Reviewed by NicoleApr 2019

  • "We got married."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "Just a small point The television needs replacing as it kept going off and hard to switch on and the screen was always letterbox viewing."

    Otherwise we had a fantastic holiday and have no hesitation in recommending this property, the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure it was comfortable and well equipped. Lovely flowers, milk biscuits and wine on arrival!! ***Owner's Response*** Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We have now replaced the television with a 43" Smart TV. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and we hope you will visit again soon.

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2018

  • "Just a small point The television needs replacing as it kept going off and hard to switch on and the screen was always letterbox viewing."

    Otherwise we had a fantastic holiday and have no hesitation in recommending this property, the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure it was comfortable and well equipped. Lovely flowers, milk biscuits and wine on arrival!! *** Owners response*** Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, we are pleased to let you know the owner of Pendrea has purchased a 43' smart TV since your stay.

    Reviewed by MickSep 2018

  • "The house was in a good position in relation to the village of Porthleven and the surrounding area of Cornwall with all areas of interest no more than 10-15 miles drive."

    The house was comfortable with all facilities needed and the added attraction of a games room with a full sized table tennis table bringing out the competitive natures of the family!! The walk into Porthleven was enjoyable, taking about 10 mins alongside the beach and the harbour and there was an array of good pubs/restaurants, tea room and small shops. The local art was also fascinating as well as the jewellery.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "The property is in a beautiful location just minutes outside porthleven."

    It offered everything a family needs and the ping pong table was a great night in for fun entertainment. The walk down to the centre has breathtaking views of the sea and beach. We had no issues apart from we had no internet for a couple of days. The minute we mentioned it to the cleaner, she passed on the information to the owner and he gave us all the information needed and phoned BT. We managed to sort it in the end,although we weren’t to bothered,our two teenage children were..

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2018

  • "Lovely house, good position."

    Facilities good. View from top of garden is lovely. Full size table tennis table provided hours of fun

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2018

  • "Pendrea is the perfect holiday home for us having a dog with beautiful walks to either side of Porthleven."

    House is clean, comfortable with everything anybody should require, parking for 3 cars a bonus but drive may be a little bit steep for some.

    Reviewed by MicheleSep 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC
  • First floor 1 x king-size double
  • 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Conservatory
  • Ground floor games room/utility room.
  • Electric storage heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Patio garden with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk. Note: Outside steps lead up to a terraced elevated patio garden, with ample parking on the drive

The property

Situated in an enviable position with panoramic sea views spanning Mount’s Bay, this modern terrace cottage, lies on the fringes of the highly popular fishing village of Porthleven in South West Cornwall.

A gentle ten minute stroll from your door with the sea to one side, will take you past quaint seaside cottages and the long stretch of sandy/shingle beach to the pier, harbourside pubs and restaurants of this vibrant and busy little village.

A year-round destination for lovers of coastal walks, good food, surfing or family seaside holidays.

Pendrea has a wonderful and relaxed homely feel, with views from the windows giving a constant reminder you are beside the sea!

A reverse level interior, you enter on the ground floor to a hallway and twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.

A useful games room/utility will keep the children occupied with table tennis, and is ideal for storing bikes and surfboards.

Stairs lead up to the first floor and two further bedrooms a king-size and twin with use of a family bathroom.

There is a well proportioned kitchen diner, and a spacious sitting room with views out across the bay.

A conservatory to the rear is a further light and airy retreat to unwind in the sunshine and enjoy a good book.

Outside steps lead up to a terraced elevated patio garden, with ample parking on the drive.

Porthleven has much appeal to all ages and interests.

A surfing hotspot there are paddleboards available to hire from the harbour.

A real foodie destination with a Rick Stein fish restaurant and the award-winning fusion restaurant Kota, both overlooking the charismatic harbour.

Harbourside pubs are the perfect place for an evening sundowner after a day walking the coastal footpath that leads in one direction towards Praa Sands and the other towards Mullion and The Lizard.

Enjoy the circular walk through The Penrose Estate that will take you across the infamous Loe Bar and alongside Loe Pool (Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake) to the market town of Helston where you can stop off for an ice cream at the Lakeside café.

Further along the coast the magnificent Praa Sands beach is lifeguarded through an extended season and provides safe bathing and good surf for beginners.

Day trips to St Ives, St Michael’s Mount and Porthcurno where you will find The Minack Theatre can all be reached easily, if you can drag yourself away from this lovely destination.

Pendrea is a wonderful choice to suit all ages and interests at any time of year.

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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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Note: Outside steps lead up to a terraced elevated patio garden, with ample parking on the drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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