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Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 959061)


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Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay in a well-appointed property."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "This is the fifth year that my Daughter and I have stayed at this excellent bungalow."

    The bungalow is well equipped and comfortable for our stay. The location is only a short walk to the harbour and the various pubs and eating places. The location is ideal for either local walking or commuting to other interesting locations. There is always a treat left for our arrival, this year the makings for a cream tea and some milk. We intend to book again for 2022. regards Jim Walker

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Penrose was perfect for our week away in Porthleven."

    The bungalow was well equipped and in a great location, so close to the harbour yet within a quiet neighbourhood. Outside provided off road parking and outdoor seating to catch the evening sun.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, excellent position."

    very enjoyable

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Very clear booking process and accurate description of the property."

    Property was very well presented and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, very neat and clean cottage in a lovely little town."

    My only negative comment is the curtains let in a lot of natural light as well as the street light, but having said this we slept extremely well anyway.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "Stated 5 mins walk to Harbour it was 20 mins walk We stayed for 2 weeks no ..."

    Stated 5 mins walk to Harbour it was 20 mins walk We stayed for 2 weeks no change of bedding or towels after first week Not recommend for elderly people as walk back is to steep

    Reviewed by RodneyJun 2021

  • "We have stayed at Penrose a few times now and it’s never failed us."

    We enjoy Porthleven’s atmosphere, walks and places to eat also the convenient location of the bungalow is perfect for us.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2021

  • "Having stayed at this property a couple of times in previous years and given that it has not been occupied for a number of months we were surprised to find cob webs on the light fittings and on the walls."

    We also had to open the bathroom window when having a shower as the extractor was ineffective.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner apologies for the cleanliness not being up to standards and he confirmed he spoke with the Housekeeping team which assured they will take better care of Penrose. We hope you will enjoy more holidays at the property in future and have a lovely time Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeffreyApr 2021

  • "Our second visit to this spotlessly clean and well-equipped property."

    We felt completely safe here.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2020

  • "Penrose was a lovely bungalow, spotlessly clean and fully equipped with everything we could possibly have needed for our week’s stay."

    It was just a 5 minute walk to the harbour with its shops, cafes and restaurants. The locals were very friendly and every effort seemed to have been made to make Porthleven as COVID secure as possible. We found plenty to do and see in the area and think we will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2020

  • "Penrose cottage was in an ideal location for exploring Porthleven."

    You could leave the car parked safely on the drive and walk to the harbour in abour 7 minutes. Was a gentle slope uphill on return, not very taxing. The cottage was in a peaceful, residential location which was ideal for exploring south Cornwall. It had lots of extra little touches for making the most of a self catering holiday, although we ate out most nights as there are an excellent selection of pubs and restaurants in the village. We enjoyed the bottle of wine left for us on the bench in the garden which is a real sun trap in the evening. The only negative would be if you're a family with 2 cars, parking for the 2nd may be an issue. There are lots of cars parked all along the road and in turning points so this would need to be considered. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday and felt very safe with all the covid precautions in Portleven.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "A very well presented bungalow in an excellent location."

    Our second visit and we were not disappointed. Everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Every facility was provided for."

    Accommodation spotlessly clean. Central heating was on when we arrived. Bottle of red wine on the table and a pint of milk in the fridge, a lovely welcoming touch. Could not fault anything. Unfortunately had to cut short the stay because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The cottage is well positioned for visits to all parts of the Cornish places of interest.I do wish the company every success in surviving this virus crisis. You are a real asset to Cornwall.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2020

  • "This property is pretty much perfect (if your not fussed about having a garden or coastal view) ."

    It is really clean and inviting and in a great quiet location within a short walk to the harbour, pubs and shops. It is extremely well equipped with everything you need, such as sharp knives, the variety of cookware, cleaning products etc. This may not seem much to some but to me it's these small things that mean a lot (and we've stayed in many cottages and so don't say that often) . I Would whole heartedly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by MargueriteNov 2019

  • "Perfect holiday bungalow for me, my husband and my 88 year old mother."

    Large, low level shower tray meant easy access for my mum - not available in many properties. Fully equipped, clean and warm. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by HNov 2019

  • "Penrose is a delightful bungalow for a holiday - this was our 3rd stay."

    It is spotlessly clean, very well equiped, lots of strage space, and has a very comfortable king sized bed. It's a short downhill walk into Porthleven, so ideally placed if you don't want to use the car much. And Porthleven has lots of lovely places to eat and drink, and lovely galleries. The walk to the Loe Bar along the coast path isn't too strenuos, and in the opposite direction you can walk to Rinsey Head and beyond. There are many places to visit within a short drive from Penrose too. We certianly hope to stay here again.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "Brilliant location, very easy to visit all local site’s and attractions around Cornwall."

    Reviewed by LawrenceSep 2019

  • "Third visit to this property Would recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely holiday home but as we are pensioners ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely holiday home but as we are pensioners it was a bit too far to walk to the harbour otherwise we had a lovely time away thank you Steve and Carol Smith

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2019

  • "We had never been to Porthleven before but we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean in a quite location with only a short walk to the harbour and the garden is a sun trap.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Very enjoyable and relaxing experience."

    The standard displayed in the advertising and pictures was exactly as described. We would highly recommend Penrose.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "Penrose is a lovely house, set in a lovely quiet area of Porthleven."

    It is situated perfectly to enjoy the peace and quiet but only 5 / 10 minutes walk away to all the lovely restaurants, shops and the very picturesque harbour. Everything is supplied in the house, you don’t need to worry about anything and sitting outside in the back garden area is lovely, a real sun trap.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2019

  • "Both Porthleven and Penrose are great, everything you would want for a holiday destination and accommodation."

    Penrose is an extremely spacious, modern, clean, very well equipped and very comfortable bungalow. It was in a lovely quiet spot, and was only a 6 mins walk to the harbour and all the facilities. We really enjoyed staying there, and would not hesitate to stay there again as it was an ideal base to get to Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance and St Michaels Mount to name but a few. If you are looking for a great holiday stay, then Penrose is the one for you.... Many thanks, John & Brenda.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Noticeable smell of oil from boiler in Kitchen but it didn't really bother us , ok if kitchen door kept closed to keep odour in that room only."

    . Second time we've stayed at Penrose, definitely go back again as we enjoy Porthleven and surrounding area

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2019

  • "Great little bungalow."

    Everything you could need. Very well equipped. Quiet area. Just right in every way.

    Reviewed by LizApr 2019

  • "Just wanted to mention that this form was a bit odd and didn't display the options under Your Holiday Cottage, Accuracy of Listing, etc."

    However, I just wanted to say that all four options were excellent. The owners clearly look after this property very well and have paid great attention to detail.

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2019

  • "We were not happy with the pervasive reek of oil from the boiler, we had to have the patio door open to clear the air whenever we were in."

    The heating was set to completely the wrong time and there was a notice on the door to say do not touch the heating, so it was never on when we needed it. We could not get the TV in the lounge to work it kept switching itself on and off on its own! Luckily we did not want to watch much. It might be worth warning people about the difficulty in parking at the top of a steep incline into a narrow drive.

    Reviewed by KatharineMar 2019

  • "Second time at Penrose accommodation was once again perfect always feels like home from home will certainly be booking again."

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Well appointed property, has everything you are likely to need during a holiday stay, and well situated for a walk down to the harbour."

    There was also a bottle of wine and a carton of milk left for us.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "This property was brilliant and the location Porthleven is great for visiting this region of Cornwall."

    Plenty of good food restaurants in the area too.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2018

  • "The very well appointed bungalow is within easy reach of Porthleven which has always been much loved by our family."

    We highly recommend both and as a testament have already booked it for next year!

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2018

  • "The only thing for us ( because we are in our seventies) was the walk to the harbour."

    The walk from the house to the the road into the harbour was quite a steep hill. I don't remember reading that on the advert. However the house was excellent in all ways.

    Reviewed by KenApr 2018

  • "Penrose cottage was like a home from home it is spotlessly clean a lovely holiday home"

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2018

  • "This is a very pleasant and well - equipped holiday let, very well located for access to many interesting towns and seaside areas and we enjoyed our stay."

    Our reason for not booking again has nothing to do with Penrose, but Cornwall is 400 miles plus from where we live, so we have been, ticked the lists and will not need to go again. However, I would say that this is the worst designed feedback form it has been my misfortune to encounter in a very long time.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2017

  • "Perhaps the cleanest cottage we have ever been to, it had all that could have been needed, thought had gone into this."

    The only negative was the distance from town/harbour and this was only because we both have some health issues.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2017

  • "Another excellent weeks stay at this location."

    Everything you require is at the premises, aalso not far from the harbour and the very good eating places. Highly reccomended.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2017

  • "Superb place to stay, everything you could wish for."

    Location was brilliant in a peaceful area. Would happily live there!!

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2017

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The property

A light, bright and modern bungalow, Penrose is situated on the outskirts of Porthleven, just a short walk from the harbour and beach.

With a neutral look throughout, Penrose has a restful ambience, a lovely place to relax after a day of exploring.

The sliding doors in the kitchen and lounge lead out on to a private patio, flooding the property with sunshine and sea breeze on a fine day, and the patio itself offers a lovely spot for sunny breakfasts.

There are two calming double bedrooms, one with an immaculate en-suite.

The enclosed terraced garden has a patio on the lower level, and steps leading up to a bench where you can catch the last of the sun’s rays each evening.

Porthleven harbour is just a five minute walk from Penrose, a much-loved holiday destination which is popular throughout the year.

Holidays here are spent mooching around the town’s eclectic mix of shops and galleries, stopping by quirky little cafés for lunch, relaxing on the beach and crabbing from the quay.

Catch a fishing boat trip out of the harbour, hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board, cycle the paths at the nearby Penrose Estate, or simply grab a bag of piping hot chips and watch the world go by.

Perfectly located for those wishing to explore the Lizard Peninsula and west Cornwall, Penrose is a great choice for walkers, cyclists, families and couples alike.


  • All on one level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Separate shower room with WC and basin
  • Kitchen with 22” TV and sliding doors to patio
  • Lounge with 40” TV and sliding doors to patio.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car, plus additional roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed garden with patio on the lower level and gravel on the upper level, plus outdoor furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk.

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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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