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Rock Lobster

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Porthleven, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous, comfy cottage with everything we needed!"

    Brilliant location. Just a small point - we would have loved a coffee machine, and maybe some coat hooks by the front door would be useful. Otherwise everything was just perfect, thank you.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2023

  • "We were a group of 8 staying at Rock Lobster and we were really pleased with our choice."

    The accommodation was lovely, parking easy and Porthleven a beautiful gem. Owners were really responsive to queries and we will be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at "Rock Lobster" the house has been finished to a high standard and accommodated our group of 7 adults 1 child comfortably."

    The house I feel has everything you need for a more than pleasant stay. We loved the fact it has 3 bathrooms so there was no queuing when we where getting ready. We had a small issue with the hot water which I spoke with the owner and we tried to troubleshoot unfortunately we where unable to solve the issue so the owner sent out a plumber who attended within the hour and all was sorted. The house it self was lovely and warm throughout our stay even though outside was absolutely freezing. "Rock Lobster" is easy walking distance to the village/harbour where you will find a small supermarket, pubs and a few eateries. My only personal input would be, it would be nice to have had a small tv in the 2 double rooms so you could chill and watch a film when you need a little me time and maybe a Nespresso machine. That is purely personal to me as I don't drink instant coffee however it was NOT the end of the world as I just nipped down to the village for my morning latte and to be fair its a beautiful walk and I could enjoy the lovely scenery while having my coffee. I without a doubt would rent "Rock Lobster" again the rest of the family & also friends/family in Cornwall have said they will be recommending "Rock Lobster" to others. Thank you so much Joe for letting us stay in your little bit of Cornwall it was AMAZING!!!!!

    Reviewed by MicheleDec 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Street parking available on a first come first served basis in neighbouring streets around the cottage
  • Rear enclosed multi-level garden with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings with beams, please mind your head

The property

Tucked away in the pretty Cornish village of Porthleven, is this superb, three-storey, semi-detached town house, Rock Lobster.

Enjoying a fantastic location just moments away from the harbour, beach and local amenities, Rock Lobster is a wonderful choice for a group or family of eight.

The property benefits from a lovely rear enclosed, multi-level garden, perfect for alfresco dining.

Inside, you will find an inviting living/dining room, where you can fire up the woodburning stove and enjoy relaxing evenings with loved ones in front of the Smart TV.

Continue through to the light and airy kitchen, where you can conjure up your best meals ready to enjoy at the dining table for eight, as you toast to a memorable getaway.

Completing the ground floor is a sleek shower room where you can freshen up at the end of the day.

Head up to the first floor, where you will find a well-appointed bathroom, complete with overhead shower, and three tastefully decorated bedrooms, two super-king-size with zip/link, and a bunk.

Climb the stairs up to the second floor, where a spacious king-size awaits with its own en-suite shower room, ideal for those who prefer a little more privacy.

Explore the village, where you can treat your loved ones to fresh seafood at Amelie and Kota, a sweet treat at Natui, and hearty pub fare at Harbour Inn, stock up on essentials the convenience store, enjoy leisurely walks along the picturesque harbour, take a boat trip where you can spot the local marine life, hook your catch of the day along Porthleven Pier, or hike to the beautiful National Trust site of Penrose.

Next stop is Helston, where you can enjoy a fun-filled family day out at Flambards Theme Park, tour the Museum of Cornish Life, or dine at the Lakeside Café.

Be sure to visit Penzance, where you can take a dip in the Jubilee Pool which overlooks the sea, tour the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, savour a meal at the Pirate Inn, or catch a ferry over to visit the beautiful Isles of Scilly.

All this and more awaits at Rock Lobster.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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