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Rock Pool House

(Ref. 1068229)

Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay in this lovely apartment."

    So convenient for local restaurants and pubs and easy access further afield ! Everything we needed just wish the weather was a bit kinder !

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Mar 2024

  • "Heating and TV are a bit of a pain, heated mirror in shower room not working and a couple of the pans needed cleaning , other wise all good ,must be as we have stayed at Rock Pool House 4 times now."

    Reviewed by Marcus4.1Mar 2024

  • "Rock Pool House is beautifully decorated and equipped."

    Everything you need is available. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The beds are very comfortable. It’s in a great location and the parking space is an added bonus Porthlevan was quiet when we were there as it was November but, I know parking is very difficult in the summer. The only two slightly less than perfect features were that the heating can be tricky to control and that the main oven wasn’t working. These wouldn’t stop us staying again or recommending the apartment as it is a really great little find.

    Reviewed by Sheree5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful time."

    Porthleven is beautiful and central to so many other great places. Rock pool house was clean, spacious and perfect with our 4 year old daughter. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Aly5.0Oct 2023

  • "Parking a definite advantage and only a short stroll to the harbour."

    Close to all restaurants and bars. Apartment is fitted out to a high standard and all the equipment you could want is available. Nice touch with the welcome pack

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thanks it was beautifully appointed we had a wonderful weekend"

    Reviewed by Jess4.4Aug 2023

  • "The photograph of the outside area was misleading."

    The outside area and steps definitely need a clean. The downstairs bathroom requires a fan to clear the steam when showering. A fan would reduce the build up of mould on the grout. The location was perfect and I would definitely recommend the apartment to anyone.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and would recommend the apartment. The extractor fans in the shower/bathroom are silent by design. We will review the cleaning products with our cleaning team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation, tastefully furnished ."

    Everything on hand . Spacious and fantastic bathroom ! Wonderful location . Would love to re visit Many thanks Anne & Dave

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, surprisingly spacious with lovely comfortable beds and a fantastic location."

    Would definitely book again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything great, good standard of decor, beds comfy etc, very clean and in an excellent location."

    Welcome pack was a nice surprise. No complaints at all everything as it should be.

    Reviewed by Alf5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the property is clean and comfortable."

    It is has has been decorated to a nice standard and has everything you need, including a good range of kitchen utensils for longer stays. It is conveniently located and Porthleven is a lovely village to stay in with plenty of eateries, a good atmosphere and nice walks. I would note that I think it would be easier if the door from the car port into the property opened into the yard rather than into your car - makes for a tight entrance at the minute and would be easy to accidentally damage the side of your car. The TV in the lounge was very intermittent (we didn’t use the other tvs) this could have been the internet but that seemed fine on other devices.

    Thank you for your feedback and raising these points, we will look into them. We are glad to hear you had a lovely stay and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Really nicely presented holiday home with good sized bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen."

    Only thing it would have been good to have was a shower head for the bath so its easier to wash your hair. Otherwise, it was perfect for our stay.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely love Porthleven and have stayed in a few places there over the years."

    This was definitely one of the top ones!! Very comfortable and spacious. Ideal for when our grown up children come and stay as we have our own privacy on the second floor. If I were to have a niggle about anything it would be nice to have a blind at the kitchen window but small detail really.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Rockpool House really is the perfect place to stay in Porthleven, absolutely and perfectly well placed, spotlessly clean and so comfortable."

    The decor is wonderful and the overall space quirky and roomy. We being a family of 5 plus our dog loved it here and would 100% come back again, highly recommended for anyone wishing to take in the friendly people and atmosphere on Porthleven. The only downside is we had to leave after a fantastic and relaxing week

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2022

  • "This deceptively spacious property is ideally situated for exploring Porthleven and the private parking is a huge bonus."

    We had used the property several years ago when it was a functioning shop and post office so knew its location when we booked. Rock Pool House was warm, the beds very comfortable and we had everything we required for a great holiday. The layout of the toilet, shower and bathroom made it perfect for two holidaying couples. We couldn't get the oven/grill to work (didn't need it as there are so many lovely places to eat) and the electric blew when we first turned it on. This was only a minor issue and easily sorted - the fuse box is in the pan cupboard! There is plenty of crockery available and an eco friendly cleaning pack was provided, along with milk and biscuits. We found this to be an excellent property and would visit again

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay My thanks to the property owner for being very helpful"

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent apartment."

    Great location, very nicely furnished, comfortable, clean, a good heating system, good parking, had everything we needed. Will return and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "The parking is only suitable for a medium/small car and only then if the Chinese don’t block the way."

    The electrics keep tripping out leaving a reset on the oven and the tv is operated by the internet…..also kept dropping out. The positives are that it’s convenient for the harbour and that it is well furnished.

    Reviewed by Richard2.8Sep 2022

  • "The outside area was disappointing as it had been advertised as a ‘terrace’ when it was just a table and chairs at the bottom of some steps."

    The property was not as clean as it should be. There was sand which had not been swept away under a mat and the games cupboard under the stairs was thick with dust. Had the impression the house had been given a quick wipe over between guests. Very comfortable property, kitchen well equipped and very comfortable beds, lovely bathroom. We would stay here again but the cleaning and terrace were the only negatives.

    Reviewed by Candice4.1Aug 2022

  • "Very good, maybe chuck in a few fans for the hot weather."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. There is a fan on the top floor, but we will check if more are required in the other rooms. The velux blinds are thermally reflective and if drawn during the hottest days assist in reducing the room temperature. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2022

  • "Rock Pool house was perfect in every way!"

    Brilliant location for exploring porthleven which we adored! The apartment was spacious and so beautifully done! Could not have asked for more!! We will definitely be back

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed staying in Rock Pool House and we hope you choose to return again to this lovely part of Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0May 2022

  • "Great place so good we are going again in October"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and wish you a lovely break when you return in October. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Mar 2022

  • "Although everything in the property was of a high standard we found it odd that we had no control of the heating."

    We being in our 70s could not work the Smart T.V's other than B.B.C. There were programmes on I.T.V. that we would have liked but they were not available. Not of this would deter us from staying at Rock Pool House in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. Had you let us know during your stay of these issues, we would have been more than happy to help. We do hope you will be returning to the property in the future. - The Cornish Cottage Holidays Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2021

  • "The property is lovely and truly comfy but there are a couple of things which could do with looking at."

    The heating is very complicated and it looked like the thermostats were locked and so couldn't actually turn the heating on. We did use the log burner a lot which was very handy. The cooker didn't work and when we tried to turn it on then it would trip the electrics which wasn't helpful when we were trying to cook. There is one window in the dining area which doesn't close properly so it does let a draft and noise in. Although we got the TVs to work it is very much a pain to log into the players when you don't have accounts for these things. I think older people would struggle with this. Also, while we understand the time of year but the stairs leading up to the apartment could have been swept as there was a lot of moss balls on the steps and the little courtyard which made things a little slippy. These are the things that made me give 4 stars, otherwise the stay was lovely.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback. The heating has been checked and all working fine, no issues found with the thermostats. The switch for the main oven on the range cooker was found to be faulty, although it didn't trip the electrics whilst we were testing it. The switch has now been replaced. Regarding the moss balls, these are regularly swept up by the housekeepers, but the seagulls constantly knock moss and debris from the roof, which isn't really noticeable in the Summer but definitely tricky at this time of year. Aside from this we are glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Dec 2021

  • "The only downside was the tv, there were 4 in the property but all were “smart” TVs so you could not get live tv to see the news."

    The broadband could not sustain the TVs so we had no reception for the first 2 days until we realised what the problem was and turned off the 3 bedroom TVs. This did rather spoil our enjoyment of what was otherwise a very comfortable and ideally placed apartment.

    Thank you for your feedback, we hope the TV guide in the property helped once located. We are glad to hear you found Rock Pool House comfortable and in a good location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully equipped apartment, all beds extremely comfortable!"

    The very short stroll to the harbour where all the restaurants, pubs and amenities are located was an absolute bonus. The local supermarket is literally a stones throw away! Porthleven is not too busy but there’s enough places to eat and things to do! A great staycation!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Rock Pool House and we hope you choose to return to Porthleven again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "This place was fabulous!"

    As a family of 5 we were more than catered for from this property. It seemed like it was just renovated and we loved the newness of it. Not promoted enough. Such a joy to have luxury, clean, comfortable and pet friendly accommodation with little details of games and consumables to add to the experience. The off street parking was also a handy and welcome extra we didn’t expect. I hope future guests give it the care the owners obviously have. All in all 10/10. Well done

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you appreciated the accommodation offered and the care taken by the owners when refurbishing this property. We hope you return to Porthleven in the future to enjoy this hidden Cornish gem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was a lovely place to stay everything is fantastic."

    Only thing I would recommend is the blind on the front door other then that everything was amazing. The property is well presented and well maintained.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we hope you return again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harshad5.0Jun 2021

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  • First-floor duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with Smart TV, 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV, 1 x 3ft single with Smart TV
  • Second-floor bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower and basin
  • WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 4 x Smart TV, WiFi, coffee machine, selection of books, games and toys
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road, covered car-port, parking for one car
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £25 per pet, per week
  • Outdoor seating in small enclosed courtyard
  • There is an outdoor hose to wash dogs and wetsuits, along with a wetsuit hanging rail to dry wetsuits
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • This property can be booked with The Old Post Office 1061169 to sleep 9

The property

Enjoying a superb location within the bustling fishing village of Porthleven, lies this chic, first-floor duplex apartment.

With contemporary touches and a bright and airy décor, Rock Pool House offers a delightful place for families to call home while exploring the Cornish coast.

The open-plan living space is the social hub of the home, offering a refreshing spot to regroup following a day of activity, whether it be at the dining table over a delicious feast, or curled up on the sumptuous corner sofa in front of the Smart TV.

The amply equipped kitchen is where you can prepare home-cooked meals, complete with electric range oven and induction hob, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer, so you won’t have to pack your whole wardrobe!

As you tire, discover the inviting bedrooms, comprising of a super-king-size with zip/links beds for flexibility, followed by a king-size and a single, all served by a shower room and elegant bathroom, giving you the choice of how best to prepare for the day.

To the outside is a small enclosed seating area where you relax on warmer days, while there is also a hose for washing off your muddy pooch.

Rock Pool House is a superb getaway for exploring Porthleven and other Cornish gems.

Note: This property sits above Ref. 1061169, together they can be booked and sleep up to nine guests.

The Old Post Office Apartments

Set in an enviable location in the coastal village of Porthleven are two stylish apartments, situated in an old post office building, offering a great base for a family or a group of two families and friends to join together for an unforgettable seaside escape to Cornwall. The hustle and bustle of this fishing village is right on the property's doorstep, boasting a wealth of exciting amenities including a range of shopping facilities, dining options, art galleries, and cafés, as well as a bustling harbour with the chance for fishing, boat trips and water-sports. Spend a day on the golden sands of Porthleven Beach, relaxing in this fabulous setting for a classic day at the seaside, or visit location attractions including Flambards Theme Park, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and the Loe Pool freshwater lake. Explore the magnificent Lizard Peninsula for a unique day of adventure over to National Trust's Lizard Point, or embark on a journey along the South West Coast Path. Alternatively, venture over to the nearby towns and villages of Praa Sands, Marazion, Helston, Penzance, Hayle, St. Ives, and Falmouth further afield.

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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NOTE: This property can be booked with The Old Post Office 1061169 to sleep 9

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas