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Pilchard Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 997695)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Myatt

    “The owner has taken every step to make the cottage dog friendly.”

    Great cottage in town walking distance to beach and countryside beyond. Cottage was extremely well equipped and made dog proof for visitors.

    - Mr Myatt, October 2020

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The property

With a wonderful position for exploring the waterfront at Porthleven and the whole of South Cornwall, boasting harbour and countryside views, is Pilchard Cottage.

This beautifully presented, mid-terrace property provides the ideal accommodation for a couple or small family looking for an active yet relaxing holiday in a wonderful part of the country.

On return from a day at the beach, you can relax into your evening in the bright and sunny lounge, with a refreshing drink and a good book or tune into the Smart TV to catch up on your favourite programmes.

Find your way into the kitchen to rustle up a home-cooked meal, which can be enjoyed at the dining table, set for four.

There are two well-appointed bedrooms on the first floor with wardrobes for storage and bedside tables with lamps for a quiet bedtime read and views across the town to wake up to each morning.

You have a delightful patio area at the rear of the cottage, where you can pour yourself a glass of wine and drink in the views of the harbour.

This charming coastal village comes with amenities in abundance, such as shops, pubs and places to grab a bite to eat.

Watch the boating and marine activity at the port and even go crabbing with the kids before later finding a restaurant to dine for the evening.

Porthleven is nestled on the westerly fringes of The Lizard Peninsula, on the edge of Mount's Bay, giving you opportunities to explore the pretty towns of Marazion and Penzance, with boat cruises over to St. Michael's Mount.

Much of the coastline is either owned by the National Trust or is classed as designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can enjoy a whole wealth of walking and cycling trails.

Choose to stay at this fabulous, Cornish getaway and enjoy a well-earned rest with your loved ones.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility room.
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • (Washer dryer in utility room in basement)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Travel cot and highchair available (please bring own cot linen)
  • Roadside parking
  • Small balcony with steps down to a small courtyard with outside seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception varies at the property

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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