Porthleven is a
town, civil parish and fishing port near Helston in Cornwall,
England, United Kingdom. It is the most southerly port on the island
of Great Britain, and was originally developed as a harbour of
refuge, when this part of the Cornish coastline was recognised as a
black spot for wrecks in days of sail. Nearby Loe Bar was
particularly infamous, with swimmers and surfers being warned off
the area to this day.
Historically and for local government purposes, Porthleven was
included within the town boundaries of nearby Helston. After years
of growth, it now has its own town council. Its population recorded
by the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 3,190.
Including tourists and surfers would swell that number considerably.
Porthleven has exploited its location and exposure to powerful
swells to become one of the best-known and highly-regarded surfing
spots in Britain. Waves often exceeding 2 metres break on the
shallow reef that was shaped by blasting the harbour. Due to the
prevailing westerly winds it was very easy for a ship under sail to
get trapped in the bay and be cast up on the rocks at the small
fishing coves of Mullion, Kynance and the Lizard.
Russell Holiday Cottages
traditionally built harbour side luxury cottages are right at the
heart of Porthleven. Just a stone’s throw from the sea and local
facilities, the properties enjoy the best possible position in this
beautiful fishing village.
easy stroll, on level ground, will take you in minutes to the
village ice cream parlour, pubs, restaurants and art galleries, or
to Porthleven’s stunning beach with views along the south Cornish
coast to Mounts Bay – a spectacular spot from which to watch the
Those wishing to explore will find plenty to delight with superb
National Trust coastline walks and the famous Loe Pool and its bird
life right on the doorstep. Just beyond Porthleven, the National
Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park and the Poldark Mine World
Heritage site are just a few of the local activities on offer.
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Exceptional holiday cottages in Porthleven and idyllic Cornwall,
just perfect for your holiday home away from home!
Luxury, style, comfort and location, Niche Retreats offers you just
that, through the wide selection of luxury self catering cottages we
have available in beautiful Cornwall. From contemporary waterside
properties in Porthleven, traditional Cornish cottages and exquisite
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Niche Retreats has the perfect holiday hideaway waiting just for
Porthleven Holiday Cottages - Niche Retreats have eight luxury
holiday cottages in the charming port town of Porthleven, whose
historic harbour dates back over 200 years. Our Porthleven retreats
boast unbeatable sea views and are ideally located to make all the
town’s facilities just a short stroll away.
Cornwall Holiday Cottages - As well as our Porthleven holiday
cottages, we offer a glorious portfolio of properties in Caerhays
Castle and Gardens - a fabulous seaside estate on Cornwall's South
Coast Roseland Peninsula.
The 2 bedroom self catering
apartment in Porthleven, South West Cornwall is on the first
floor with its own separate entrance. There is a balcony with
table and chairs, and off-road parking for one vehicle is
provided in the grounds of the property. Dogs are welcome by
The Gables is one of the oldest
properties in the pretty fishing village of Porthleven. It is privately
owned and divided into two flats, with the proprietors living on
the ground floor. It is close to shops, cafes, restaurants and
local amenities and only 2-3 minutes walk from the picturesque
harbour, beyond which is the beach.
The accommodation sleeps 5 people
and comprises: balcony, lobby, dining area, kitchen/lounge,
shower room with WC and wash basin. There are two bedrooms. The
large main bedroom has a double bed and a single folding bed if
required. The 2nd bedroom has a triple sleeper bunk bed, i.e. a
4′ wide double underneath a single upper.
*Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but
not on the furniture please. We also ask that you ensure your
dog is not left alone in the property at any time.