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Sea Star

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Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Sea Star is in prime position on the harbour front at Porthleven."

    We watched the surfers off the quay, did some paddle boarding in the harbour and sea-kayaking with the seals off Porthoustock. The walks along the cliffs to the east and west are spectacular. Evenings are lively in Porthleven with numerous pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance around the harbour - and don't forget the Atlantic Inn up the hill behind the cottage. The sunsets are spectacular.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were told the bunk room was now a storage space but when there it was clearly still a bunk room, we had rented another property as well to accommodate our family but could have made do if we had known this!"

    Also it was noticeable that the property wasn't quite so clean as previous years, dust and marks on the living room coffee table and some other surfaces and water splash marks all over radiator in bathroom. Also blood stains on bed sheet in first floor bedroom. We still had a lovely stay.

    Thank you for your feedback.I am sorry you didn't contact us during your stay regarding cleanliness we would have rectified the issues for you. There is a bunk room but it is for alternative sleeping for children.The property only sleep 6 people.We were so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizzie4.1Aug 2022

  • "I know it was my fault for not spotting it in particulars, but lack of wifi was a major downside for us (with three teenagers in house)."

    I just assumed it would be there - especially for the money we were paying - and it never occurred to me to check it. I have learnt my lesson. Wonderful location - within the house, lighting could be improved both upstairs and downstairs (for reading) and dining room area quite cramped

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Jul 2022

  • "Very cosy. Great space and really comfortable."

    We arrived late on the first night and the property was really cold - it would have been great if the storage heaters could have been put on but things warmed up the next day. Extremely clean. Small details thought through. Very comfortable and the most amazing location.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Missed wifi as used all my data in one week but not a game changer ."

    fantastic location , lovely and clean . lovely welcome pack. very well equipped cottage would love to come again . perfect for the two of us.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was a lovely place to stay and we had a fantastic holiday."

    Absolutely the best location possible in Porthleven and the house was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The beds and furniture were particularly great! The only things we thought might improve our stay even more would be WiFi, a tumble drier and extra towels. Other than that, everything was truly excellent and we thank you for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house is in an ideal location within Porthleven, and was a great base from which to explore the area."

    The lack of WiFi was not a problem as the phone signal was good so we could do the internet basics. The house is comfortable and well equipped, and the welcome pack was really thoughtful and appreciated - thank you.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2021

  • "It was a brilliant location, lovely house , and the welcome pack was a nice touch."

    Will return again soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "WiFi in property would help Excellent holiday cottage overlooking harbour"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Firstly there is only one bathroom not two as advertised."

    This wasn't a real problem for us as only three of us but for a property that sleeps eight? Very poor shower. Carpets and windows need a wash. This is still a nice property with great views and a great location.

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Sep 2020

  • "The key safe works with different numbers, There is a large stain on living room carpet, perhaps a washable rug would be an idea, And some lights where not working including the outside light."

    Also, the bedrooms smelt a bit, I had to buy some Fabreeze! We love Sea Star and Porthleven, it's a little bit frustrating to have a few little complaints, everything else was great and welcome pack lovely, and house was clean.

    Reviewed by Lizzie3.8Aug 2020

  • "The property was lovely, well presented, nice décor and in a good location right on the harbour."

    But the rooms themselves are really small and it definitely is not suitable for 6 adults. We were very disappointed that it was listed as having 2 bathrooms but one in fact is just a separate toilet. This left our family of 6 all sharing one bathroom, which was not ideal. The loft room was cramped and hot if you don't open the Velux window but if you do the light comes in at 4am. I would recommend the location and the property but only for less people. It's far too small for 6 people.

    Reviewed by Anna3.1Aug 2020

  • "I think a tumble dryer would be more useful than a dish washer"

    Reviewed by Lizzie4.4Jul 2019

  • "Smashing house."

    Great facilities, clean and tidy. Wonderful view of the village and sea. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was in probably the best position in Porthleven."

    We have stayed in one of these cottages on numerous occasions. One of the double bed mattresses could do with improving and creaking floorboards. However, we would put up with all this just to be in such a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2019

  • "Sheets don't quite fit the beds and ping off in the night."

    .the deep mattresses need extra depth bottom sheets. Can't get subtitles on TV which was an issue for one of our party who has poor hearing.. Generally though, we loved the house and the location. It was our second time here and hope to come again. Lovely welcome pack and prompt attention when the TV remote wouldn't work.

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Apr 2019

  • "Great location, usually a parking space at front."

    Ideal for access to cafes, restaurants and shops. Plenty of towels, hot water and basics in the kitchen. The DVD player on the TV didn't work sadly and the corkscrew was missing which was supplied by the landlady. The bins weren't emptied on Saturday as required, we assumed it was the wheelie bin that we had placed the black sacks in. But it wasn't clear in the book which bin to use. Landlady responded well to messages.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2018

  • "Travelled from USA."

    2 bulbs in the house had blown upon arrival, one in the bathroom one the bedroom. Had to take apart bathroom light fixture and replace the bulb with one from the bedroom. The tv did not work upon arrival. It would not power on. I checked the fuse box and that was fine. Disappointed, Tried to contact owner of the house to repair but got no answer

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Sep 2018

  • "The bunk bed room wasn't made up as requested."

    The top floor double bed is uncomfortable, maybe a mattress topper or new mattress would be a good investment. A washer/dryer or dryer instead of dish washer would be a good idea. Everything else and Holliday Fab

    Reviewed by Lizzie4.4Aug 2018

  • "Sea Star was in an excellent location with an easy flat walk to the shops and restaurants."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Porthlevan is a wonderful place with lots to see and do on the doorstep. We all had a fabulous holiday with Sea Star provided the perfect base.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2018

  • "A welcome pack is always very welcome but in a holiday home at this price I would have expected at least a bar of soap to have a wash once we had arrived!"

    We had to go out immediately to buy some, not ideal after a long journey. Wifi too would have been nice and was surprised (once we had booked the cottage) that it was unavailable.

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.1May 2018

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  • Prime position townhouse over three floors benefitting from stunning sea views from each level
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and WC
  • Second separate WC in Cloakroom
  • Open plan living room with kitchen and dining area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Allocated free parking for 1 car 200 metres
  • Free roadside parking subject to availability
  • Car park nearby (charges apply)
  • Small terrace with seating at the front of property
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets
  • Shops/pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 guests

The property

This tastefully presented house positioned on the harbour front, with sea views and set within the coastal town of Porthleven will suit families, friends or couples looking to enjoy this popular coastal hot spot.

Arranged over three floors with a ground floor open plan living area boasting fabulous views across the harbour, the bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floor, with a family bathroom on the first floor.

There is a small terrace for alfresco dining, however you will be spoilt for choice of outdoor dining experiences in this vibrant seaside village, with harbourside pubs and eateries galore to tempt your tastebuds!

Porthleven retains much of its traditional charm and character with its impressive granite pier and clock tower.

Explore the National Trust coastline along the footpaths - a walker's paradise!

Guests will enjoy exploring the coast in both directions, rich in bird life.

Ramble past the fresh water lake of Loe Bar or the shingle beach from Porthleven Sands to Gunwalloe Beach and Church Cove.

With a bustling atmosphere all year round, this charming almost timeless hot-spot destination, renowned for its food festival, offers several fabulous restaurants including Michelin Star's, a good choice of pubs, several local bakeries, cafes and a delicatessen, all as you step out of the front door.

Sea Star makes a perfect choice for a coastal break at any time of year.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season