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Rosa Cottage

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Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Not really everything was good, maybe a pair of binoculars would have been good ..."

    Not really everything was good, maybe a pair of binoculars would have been good (maybe a bit of a risk for trusting people,

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property, beautiful views."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jan 2024

  • "This cottage is so comfortable & cosy in a beautiful harbour."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    Very warm and cosy with a homely feel. It really felt like the owners have put much thought and love into Rosa cottage and we will absolutely be returning.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything we needed for a lovely stay."

    Thank you. Comfy bed , pillows and duvet which is sometimes a problem having all three in one stay, Flowers tea milk and biscuits a lovely touch. It was Bank holiday weekend so Portleven was humming with events which was lovely, including a flower festival, gig racing, a charity fish auction, and the torchlight procession through the town and harbour which was amazing. Thank you

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2023

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage is a brilliant location with amazing view."

    Reviewed by Jerome5.0Jul 2023

  • "Parking particularly when the surf is up is a nightmare on the road outside the cottage."

    Steps down to the cottage as detailed in the description are amazingly steep. Apart from these negatives pretty much a perfect stay

    Reviewed by D5.0May 2023

  • "We were happy with the situation and cleanliness of the property."

    .The property was cosy and had everything we needed.. The only negative for us was the mattress was very uncomfortable..it seemed to be an old memory foam one . It would be the only reason to stop us returning to Rosa Cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you had a nice stay at Rosa Cottage, we do find mattresses are personal preference and are sorry to hear you did not find ours comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Apr 2023

  • "Wir lieben Rosa Cottage und haben es schon sehr oft gebucht."

    Parken ist mittlerweile sehr schwierig geworden, besonders am Wochenende, weil viele Surfer in der Straße parken. Wir freuen uns, dass es mittlerweile eine Dusche gibt. Auch der Kamineinsatz ist eine gute Sache.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're happy to know you had a good stay. Translated (using Google!) this comment reads as: "We love Rosa Cottage and have booked it many times. Parking has become very difficult, especially at weekends as many surfers park in the street. We are happy that there is now a shower. The fireplace insert is also a good thing." Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anke5.0Apr 2023

  • "My husband and I had a lovely week at Rosa Cottage."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and everything we needed was there. The cottage was warm and cosy and we loved being able to see the sea from the living room window. A short walk into Porthleven where there is an excellent small supermarket, and lots of places to eat. Great walking and running from the door. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Mar 2023

  • "Great!!!"


    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "One more toilet roll would be great."

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Feb 2023

  • "Rosa cottage is very nice."

    Situated in a good place just above port leven harbour. Bathroom was cold at night and early morning but it was January. Couldn’t really fault the cottage apart from if going in summer months parking outside could be a nightmare. If you can handle that then highly recommend the place. Porthleven is a nice play to stay albeit beach aint great. But coastal walks from doorstep and great pub. We enjoyed ourselves

    Reviewed by Timothy3.4Jan 2023

  • "2nd time of staying and will be back soon"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2022

  • "An absolute gem."

    ....cosy, very comfortable, improvements tastefully done, lovely position and fabulous view! Beautiful Cornish sunshine embellished a delightful week. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage & we had a very enjoyable weeks stay."

    A few suggestions, to enhance our holiday would a larger wardrobe, placemats for the dining table & provision of a couple of extension sockets. However, apart from that Rosa Cottage was beautifully equipped & immaculate. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Sep 2022

  • "This sweet little cottage is ideally situated in a lovely place."

    The sea views were wonderful to wake up to. The owners have thought of everything. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great stay, everything we hoped for, great facilities, beautifully clean, great views!"

    Appreciated milk, biscuits, tea and flowers. We will return!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, everything you could need for a comfortable stay."

    The views from the sofa where amazing, we wanted to stay forever. Bed was super comfy with lovely bedding. Shower really good. The kitchen was great, everything had been thought about. I loved the little outdoor area, somewhere peaceful to read. Also Porthleven was lovely, never got bored of wondering down to the Harbour. Also the coastal path is straight outside the front door, my husband enjoyed fishing off the rocks. Great stay will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great village."

    Brilliant sea view, where you could watch the weather and sea change. Porthleven has everything you need for a holiday, shops and s wide selection of restaurants.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Rosa cottage."

    It was conveniently situated with just a short walk into the town.It was well appointed and beautifully clean. We appreciated the fresh flowers and enjoyed watching the seagull chicks hatch. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1May 2022

  • "We’ve been before and hopefully will book for another week soon."

    Porthleven is slowly on the up and Rosa Cottage is well positioned to take advantage of all the available delights.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very warm and cosy. Great seagull view point. Was ridiculously pleased to have a butter dish! A useful addition would be a bread bin.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2022

  • "A perfect little cottage in a five star location."

    Wonderful views of the sea, and a calm quiet bedroom to relax in at night. The best cottage I have ever stayed in. A wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Feb 2022

  • "I loved Rosa Cottage, it was very clean and cosy and had everything I needed for a great and relaxing week."

    The view from the sitting room is fantastic!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time visiting Porthleven which we have been doing for approx 40 years!"

    ! Never get tired of visiting Thanks for everything Pete and liz Robinson

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in this perfect little cottage!"

    It was so comfy. The views were stunning! We had the perfect New year's Eve and start to 2022 in such a charming place. Thank you. 10/10

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our third time at Rosa Cottage and it was still just as lovely as the first."

    The view from sitting at the table, the town and harbour, open fire and the comfy bed! We've only been in Winter and it's so cosy, warm and welcoming. There is nothing we can say that's negative - except a week goes by far too quickly! We're already planning our next visit. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great weather helped top off a wonderful week at this delightful and well equipped cottage."

    Parked right outside on arrival and found no reason to drive elsewhere all week, as we enjoyed Porthleven and the local walks so much. We have booked again!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage with stunning views."

    Perfect location for local amenities. Exceeded expectations, home from home feel.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "The parking is as difficult as ever!"

    The steps to the cottage could do with some attention but ok if you are careful. I like it a lot and will be back

    Thank you for your feedback, due to the popular location of the property there will always be a lot of holiday traffic in Porthleven. we hope you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely position & beautifully furnished."

    WiFi was advertised, but it was virtually non existent. We managed, but WiFi may be important for some people. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2021

  • "The cottage had everything you need for a week's holiday, and was spotlessly clean."

    Just a very short walk to the harbour, with good views from the lounge area. Porthleven is a good base to visit surrounding attractions, including The Lizard, Helford Estuary, and West Penwith.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Rosa cottage as we stayed here 3yrs ago, we love the location more than anything, very close to all amenities, we love views of the harbour from the living room which is upstairs, the resident seagulls are amusing tapping on the window for food, parking can be a problem in the summer as road is very busy but still manage to park even if it meant walking up the hill a bit, the little court yard is really nice but furniture is very old and not very comfortable so recommend replacing with something new, overall great little cottage and would definitely recommend for a great holiday."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in this comfortable cosy and welcoming cottage."

    A great base to explore near and far. Coastal path right on the doorstep. Loads of places to eat although advise booking well in advance.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2021

  • "High quality fittings and very comfortable."

    Pity the seagulls did not hatch whilst we were there!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2021

  • "Love this little cottage , warm , homely and very well equipped."

    Location is brilliant. Great new bathroom refurbishment and new windows add to the already great place. Parking is a little issue when the surfers are out but always somewhere even if u have a few minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for the two of us with an amazing sea view."

    It was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic small comfortable cottage with wonderful sea views from the lounge, which was scrupulously clean, lovely little outside courtyard area which we used even though it was October."

    Unfortunately for us and also the owners a major totally unforseen problem occured in the bathroom which meant we have to leave Rosa Cottage two days early, Ally the housekeeper and Nick the owner were amazing, relocated us at their expense to a beautiful B&B in Helston so we could continue our holiday and also refunded the cost of the cottage, customer service at its best, will definitely be back, Thankyou

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "Rosa cottage is our favourite getaway."

    First as our honeymoon destination and then we just had to go back. Warrm and cosy and with an amazing view from the window. Ideal for two. Within easy reach of other attractions. Would recommend an internet shopping delivery!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2020

  • "Like all the other returnees in the Visitors Book we just love the cottage and Porthleven too."

    Just don't tell too many people or they will be spoiled!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Rosa Cottage is perfectly placed to walk to all the lovely restaurants and the two pubs in the town."

    We parked the car and hardly used it for the week we were there. Parking can be a problem, it was busy when we first arrived but gradually brought it closer to the cottage when we could. The shower is on the small side but other than that everything was good. A comfortable bed, lots of fluffy towels and a welcome bouquet with biscuits and apple juice made it feel very homely. I miss the view from the lounge very much!

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Aug 2020

  • "A really cosy cottage with a great view over rooftops to the harbour wall - fabulous views of the stormy waves last week."

    The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. The only downside is that on road parking is sometimes difficult nearby.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic Cottage, great location and very comfortable."

    All the necessary Covid cleaners in place. Wonderful view from the lounge windows, only short walk into the centre of town. Communication from Sykescottages was too regular with too many emails trying to sell products I did not need or request.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Rosa cottage was beautiful, clean, cosy, light and airy and equipped with everything we needed."

    It's location was superb for the coastal path and the views of the cornish coast and the crashing waves were wonderful. The little touches like fresh daffodils and a cream tea waiting for us when we arrived made a really pretty space even more special and welcoming. We feel very grateful to have been able to escape to this gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was cute and central."

    It did smell a bit musty and damp as if no one had been there for a while and that got into our clothes. The instructions of getting a hot shower need to be updated as they’re not clear. The bed was super comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Parking was easy. It was quiet.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jan 2020

  • "We had such a lovely time staying at Rosa Cottage."

    The cottage is not just made for a couple but has so much more. Lots of little things that make such a difference eg fresh flowers and a cream tea waiting for us on arrival, a little sewing kit and a kitchen with everything you need not just the bare essentials. I have already recommended it the all my family. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday so muc at Rosa Cottage Porthleven."

    It was clean comfortable and had wonderful views over the sea and harbour. Would certainly recommend this little piece of heaven. Hope to return some day. Jenny Martin. Kent

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location is excellent with all restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance."

    It has a great view over the harbour and surrounding coastline.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, nothing we would have changed!"

    The view is to die for and everything beautifully clean. Would love to return!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "A full size wardrobe would be beneficial as I took dresses to wear at some of the lovely Porthleven restaurants which had to hang in the hallway due to the size of the storage cupboard."

    Other than this, the cottage was absolutely divine.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2019

  • "Parking can be a problem, especially when surf is up."

    Building refurbishment behind Rosa (roof replacement) rather spoiled peace and privacy during the working day, but should hopefully be finished soon (we were there mid-May 2019). The resident pair of herring gulls on the bathroom roof are VERY noisy. They may become aggressive if they succeed in raising chicks. Rather disturbed at price escalation since our booking of 2017 - far exceeds inflation with no significant increase in amenity.

    Reviewed by L4.7May 2019

  • "Love this cottage, perfect base to explore the lizard peninsula from ."

    Very cosy a true home away from home .

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cream tea welcome was lovely."

    But generally the cottage was lovely and cosy in a great location. Two things the shaver socket in the lamp did not work. Also the parking politics along the road is interesting. People felt it was thier right to park outside our cottage making it difficult to unload and load the car. However what an amazing cottage thank you

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2019

  • "Plus points - cosy living room and furniture and furnishings, very comfortable bed, good location/views."

    Good quality bed linen, towels and saucepans. Minus points - Bathroom door did not shut and could not be locked. Rear of toilet, bath surround and taps and behind hand basin dirty and not cleaned. Electric extension underneath bed covered in fluff and dust. White paint marks on floor boards in bedroom. All windows throughout the property were extremely dirty inside and out. In particular the scenic view from lounge windows, a main selling point, were covered in cobwebs and dirty. Electric wall mounted socket on wall next to bathroom door was loose and coming away from the wall. Paint flaking off wall at bottom of stairs in large pieces. Fridge would not maintain temperature and had to be turned up to maximum at all times. Dishwasher did not wash properly, despite several attempts at running the cycle. Had to resort to hand washing the dishes. Cutlery of a poor standard and no sharp knife for paring. Smell of soot in lounge and smell of damp in lower living area. No umbrella in garden for sunshade. Parking is a big problem - there is no designated space for the cottage and some residents are quite hostile towards holiday makers staying in Rosa Cottage. Two sets of residents in particular make it difficult for Rosa Cottage occupants by parking their vehicles in the middle of a space that would accommodate two cars. The general lack of maintenance and cleanliness of the property was not commensurate with the fee that is being charge for off an season stay at Rosa Cottage. On the basis of the above we request a refund. We paid in all good faith for a property that we feel did not come up to the advertised standard which we were led to expect.

    Reviewed by John2.5Sep 2018

  • "I made a whole series of mis-judgements and I've been left very bitter about our experience."

    1. When the drilling and hammering to remove render started on the Monday of our holiday - I should have rung Sykes straightaway 2. When I did ring Sykes on the Weds Morning I should have accepted the offer to move accomodation 3. When I rejected the derisory "discretionary" discount of £50 - I should have dug my heels in and insisted on proper compensation from the owners (who you claim never told you about this major building project in the adjoining building) commensurate with 8 a.m. till 4.00 p.m Mon-Fri noise distrubance. I agreed to settle for £100 and have felt like a fool every time my partner has told & re-told our miserable tale. 4. I should never have believed, the story, that the noisy work would be over by Wednesday - nothing changed Thursday & Friday. £100 barely scratched the surface of my frustration by Friday p.m. 5. I now regret not leaving an honest message in the visitor's book - saying nothing felt right back then, but not now. 6. After returning I shouldn't have wasted more time ringing up to inquire whether Sykes had played the role of an honest broker on our behalf? Because the conversation left me even more frustrated. I am now sure that Sykes were much more interested in keeping the owners happy and fobbing us off. 7. We should never have booked with Sykes in the 1st place - but you live and learn. My final regret is that I didn't let Pattie deal with the whole situation - because she wouldn't have been so naive. Please feel free to publish this feedback Regards Jim & Pattie

    Reviewed by Pattie4.1Aug 2018

  • "Great experience, this was the first time we have booked a cottage holiday, and we will again."

    It was a welcome surprise to find a Cornish cream tea waiting for us on arrival. Only negative was scaffolding outside next door property and ongoing building work, which we must admit did not affect our holiday

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great time at porthleven in Rosa cottage just one thing maybe fix the toilet seat its a bit loose"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "Being very lucky with the weather and having a holiday at Rosa Cottage slightly later in the Year, we usually holiday in March but this year we had a week at the cottage third week in April and enjoyed the Food and Craft Festival in Porthleven towards the end of the holiday."

    Hope to holiday at Rosa Cottage next year.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2018

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous week at Rosa Cottage."

    Exploring beautiful Cornwall by day, cosy nights tucked away in our hidy hole in the evening. Porthleven is a quiet, quant town, nice pubs and good food available, although it was also nice to cook for ourselves some nights. The cottage is well equipped to cater for your every need. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2018

  • "Considering how expensive sea view property is in Cornwall we felt that this cottage was excellent value for month on a 1 week let."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2018

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed here, we love the place."

    The upgrade to the furniture excellent. Thank you to Alli the housekeeper fantastic job as always. We will be back thank you, Adrian & Carol Jones

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2017

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rosa Cottage very much."

    It is cosy, well-equipped and very clean. Porthleven is the ideal base to explore South Cornwall. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Marion4.8Jul 2017

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  • Reverse level two story cottage
  • 1 x king bedroom
  • Shower Room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen and sitting area with wood burner.
  • Night storage heating and electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • WiFi
  • Cot and highchair available at request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking can be found nearby
  • Courtyard garden
  • Sorry no children over 2 years, no pets and no smoking
  • Parking is on the public lane in front of the cottage
  • Note: Entrance is through a garden gate and nine big granite steps down to the front door
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants and beach 5 minute walk

The property

Perched high to make the most of the views, this reverse level, character cottage provides cosy and comfortable accommodation overlooking the sea at Porthleven on the West Cornish coast.

With glorious views, the South West coastal path and the village amenities all within paces of your doorstep it is easy to see why this is a top choice for a romantic holiday.

Being reverse level, the spacious bedroom is on the ground floor with the shower room and then it's upstairs to the open plan kitchen and living area with wood burner and views across the rooftops and out to sea from the wide bay window.

Outside you can relax in the courtyard garden with a tipple of your choice.

A lovely balance between a traditional fishing village and holiday resort, Porthleven offers much to entice visitors including a reputation for culinary excellence with a Michelin recognised restaurant and celebrity attended Spring Food Festival.

Charming old inns, coffee shop and art galleries line the pretty harbour where you can catch a pleasure boat or try your hand at fishing.

Experienced surfers will enjoy the white waves and for walking and cycling lovers, the coastal path will take you all the way to the beautiful Lizard.

Further along the coast you will find the outstanding, St Ives with its winding streets, Tate Gallery and beautiful views.

A top pick for couples whether you are looking for a relaxing break or wish to explore this fabulous area.

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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: Maximum occupancy two adults plus infant. Note: Babies welcome, regretfully no children over the age of two years.