“It was notably difficult to negotiate the area by car due to the extremely narrow roads and parking was a problem some of the time.”
The Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and the holiday marvellous.
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- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Tucked away within the harbour area of the extremely popular village of Porthleven is Prospect Cottage.
This traditional fisherman’s cottage dating from 1848 is just a five minute stroll from the beach.
Inside, you'll find a wealth of traditional charm and character amid a real holiday atmosphere.
You enter via the sunny, bright conservatory with table/chairs and comfy sofa, off which is a cosy living room with an electric wood burning stove style fire and beamed ceiling.
In the kitchen is an eye catching range style cooker - perfect for catering for the whole family, before eating in the adjacent dining room.
A single bedroom on the ground floor is ideal for a child (an additional 2'6" child's bed can be made available if you'd prefer an alternative sleeping arrangement).
There is also a bathroom on this level.
Steep, narrow stairs with a rope rail lead to two more bedrooms – a super king size double, and a single.
Outside, a path leads to an enclosed, private suntrap garden with table and chairs and a small lawn, a lovely place for dining alfresco.
This much loved family home is just two minutes from the fishing and pleasure boat filled harbour, around which sit restaurants, pubs, cafés, shops and art galleries.
In the springtime, the renowned Porthleven food/music festival is a must see.
The larger town of Helston is just 2½ miles away, or a little further afield, spectacular St Michael’s Mount and popular St Ives, are all within easy reach.
Three bedrooms: 1 x super king size double, 1 x single. 1 x ground floor single bedroom. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Sitting room, with electric fire. Kitchen. Dining room. Conservatory.
- Electric fires with night storage heating
- Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone incoming calls only only, Fuel and power by meter reading
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
- Enclosed garden
- One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
- Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Electricity and heating extra (key meter; first £10 provided)
- Note: Check-in time 4pm
- Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100
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 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.
Note: Electricity and heating extra (key meter; first £10 provided). Arrival after 4pm. Sorry, no short breaks