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Rock Pool House

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 1068229)


(9 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by JamesJun 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

    Reviewed by JennieMay 2022

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

    Reviewed by MarcusMar 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 DavidDec 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 JoDec 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 JanetSep 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!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 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

    Reviewed by IanJul 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.

    Reviewed by HarshadJun 2021

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This property is part of the Cornish Cottage Holidays collection.
Over 500 carefully selected and perfectly located Cornwall and Devon properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • 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

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 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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