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The Loft

Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 999203)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The loft was a fantastic place to stay spotless clean beautifull interior very tastefully put together well equipped good location for all amenities quit hilley though if you have health problems we loved the walks clocked up 16,ooo steps most days ."

    Loved the welcome pack for when we arrived one thing I would say was the balcony needs sealing in quite dangerous for dogs and children could fall straight through .

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2022

  • "What can I say about the loft ?"

    One word springs to mind ….Perfect . Spotlessly clean , excellent location , beautifully decorated and well equipped . The lovely welcome pack was a real treat and the robes and slippers were a lovely surprise . The balcony is a little sun trap. The present garden furniture needs replacing but I’m sure this will be addressed by the owners , judging by the standards of the rest of the property . The view from the lounge is fabulous, especially when viewed through the binoculars found in the coffee table drawer .Porthleven was a delight, and is a few minutes walk from the cottage if you keep left when leaving the property. Not too big or busy , but with plenty of quirky shops, great pubs and restaurants serving excellent food . Not to mention the two Michelin starred restaurants next door to each other . The walk back up from the harbour is up hill but is not too far and it’s always worth stopping at the Ship Inn for refreshments en route ! We will definitely return to The Loft in the future, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it .

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage 5 minutes walk from the many great restaurants in the village."

    Welcome pack consisted of tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, flowers and.......a cream tea. Just what you need after a long drive. Property was well equipped, spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfy. If there were two teeny points for the owners, a chest of drawers in the bedroom would be great and there is only one hanger by the door for coats but they really are minor points. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and hope to come again. Two handy tips. 1. Always book the restaurants in advance as they get booked up quite quickly. 2. Take a car cleaning brush with you because the seagulls do not discriminate between makes, models or colours of cars. They just splatter the lot!!!

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely property!"

    Perfect for the two of us and our little dog. super comfy bed and sofa with fab views from the balcony. Excellent facilities. Only room for improvement is perhaps a small chest of drawers for clothes that dont need hanging. Either in the bedroom or wardrobe. Also some info either on the website or prior to stay, to say what is provided (e.g tea towels and hairdryer) as we brought them but need'nt have. Otherwise absolutely fantastic property! Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by EleanorMar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of little touches that made all the difference."

    Comfy bed which I loved and the location of the cottage was prefect. Tiniest downside was the temperature of the water in the shower - could’ve been hotter.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "We loved out stay at the Loft."

    Funnily we have stayed in the cottage next door so had a comparison! It was very comfortable which was important because we were stuck indoors being battered by two storms! The welcome food and drink was lovely and much appreciated. The bed was the comfiest and best sleep we've had in years! We hopefully will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by AlexanderJan 2022

  • "A very generous and welcome, welcome pack."

    Quality furnishings, fabrics and electrical appliances. Apartment very small but it works and is beautifully presented.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage done to a high standard and in a lovely little village."

    Ideal location

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2021

  • "Cute little cottage, very well equipped, even for cooking."

    Loved the view from the big living room window and would appreciate a little folding table there, just to put on a glass or a cup, when you sit there and enjoy the view.

    Reviewed by BirgitOct 2021

  • "The Loft, is in a perfect location."

    Fabulous views over the beach. The accommodation was comfortable and modern. We could not recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2021

  • "The Loft is a lovely place to stay."

    It was comfortable and spotlessly clean. We loved being able to see the Sea.The harbour, shops and restaurants are a short walk away. It is quite cosy (small ) but this is reflected in the property details, and suitable for 2 people. One suggestion would be to make better use of the kitchen cupboard space and to provide practical kitchen items, such as more plates, mugs and tumblers which were in short supply and a couple of ovenproof dishes suitable for 2 people would have been useful. However lots of other extras had been thoughtfully provided, . Guests who are less mobile should be aware that the stairs are quite steep, and also access to the entrance was partially blocked all week by someone's car being parked immediately outside the door. Overall though a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you found The Loft a lovely place to stay. The owners have now provided more oven dishes in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Unexpected extras such as welcome pack of goodies much appreciated."

    High quality decor and perfect location.

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2021

  • "The cottage itself was very good, clean and comfortable."

    Your unwillingness to allow us to cancel the holiday when we were unable to attend last year was wrong, the way our requests were dealt with was poor and unprofessional and we will never book through Sykes again. Similarly, we will advise all our family and friends to avoid Sykes like the plague.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we're very happy you found The Loft to be clean and comfortable and we're glad that despite all of the challenges you were able to enjoy a lovely holiday. We are sorry however that you feel let down by our approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. We can confirm that all customers who were legally unable to take their holidays were offered either a full refund or the ability to amend their dates. Although delayed, we're very glad many people have been able to enjoy a happy holiday this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "The Loft was absolutely exceptional."

    The location was spot on for the beautiful harbour village of Porthleven. It was quiet and warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. The decor was modern with tasteful touches relating to the Cornwall area - and the local produce left for us when we arrived made us both smile. The views from the upstairs window were really something special. We cannot thank you enough for providing such high quality accommodation for a much needed break. Five stars from us. *****

    Reviewed by AmyOct 2020

  • "The cottage & the area"

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "The place needs a shelf in the shower to put shower gel shampoo etc on."

    We had to keep bending down and my partner has arthritis . Please also be aware that some people like my partner have epilepsy and there are no blinds on the velux windows upstairs which does let a lot of light in downstairs at night. More coat hangers would be helpful. Finally some kind of freezer would help as the one in the fridge is too small for ice cream etc .

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback and thank you for your suggestions. We are unable to provide a larger freezer but we are going to provide some extra coat hangers and we have also purchased a shower shelf. We do hope you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaleSep 2020

  • "It was a nice break away a great view from the loft over the top of the house in front , we both didn't find the sofa in the lounge very comfortable , I think the thing that worried us most was on stripping the bed as requested before we left we found a dirty blue disposable glove actually in the bed?"

    Not good in the present conditions and we had slept for a week with that in the bed

    Reviewed by KaySep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Loft, very comfortable and welcoming and had everything we needed (although Just a small note, the shower could do with a shampoo/soap caddy)."

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so pleased that you had such a fabulous week and would like to let you know that we have now added a shower shelf. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan & SallySep 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • One lower-ground-floor king-size with balcony and en-suite double shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge with ice box, TV, books games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private decking balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Roadside parking can usually be found near by
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

This former fisherman’s net loft sits in an exceptional grand-stand position in the fishing village of Porthleven.

Facing seaward, this luxurious coastal home encompasses views of azure glistening seas in the summer and white tousled surf during the cooler months.

Guests will enjoy captivating views over roof tops and the long beach to the Lizard Peninsula.

This contemporary property provides homely but stylish accommodation for a romantic retreat for two in glorious Porthleven.

With reverse level interiors, enter into an open plan living area with a kitchen with bar table and sitting area with plump sofas and a Juliette balcony.

Steep stairs lead from the living room to the lower ground floor master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and patio door to a private, seaward facing balcony with garden furniture for alfresco meals while soaking up the views.

Paces away is the Ship Inn, a 17th century smugglers’ haunt which overlooks the harbour and remains something of a village hub.

Tide permitting, walk the three mile stretch of sand and shingle at Porthleven beach to the National Trust’s Loe Bar and Penrose Estate, or alternatively discover the scenic coastal footpath.

Discover foodie restaurants including Michelin recognised Kota and Rick Stein’s sea food restaurant or browse the art galleries and gift shops which line the harbour.

The ancient market town of Helston is just 3 miles away and the long sandy beaches at Praa Sands and Marazion are within a short drive; both offer watersport tuition and equipment hire.

Experience the majestic St Michael's Mount, a mystical island which protrudes from the glistening sea.

At high tide take the ferry across to the tiny harbour or enjoy the adventure by foot and walk the narrow cobbled causeway at low water.

Continue around the coast and discover bustling Penzance, en-route to Land's End, the drama and romance of the open-air Minack Theatre, cut from the granite cliff face and jutting precariously seawards is a must see location!

A wonderful home with outstanding views over Porthleven Beach, The Loft is a very special property designed for a honeymooning couple, ramblers, beach lovers, artists, foodies or just a romantic retreat.

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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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