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1 Mackerel Building

£530 - £1220 per week

1 Mackerel Building is a beautifully furnished, ground floor, apartment sits right on the harbour front. Relax in comfort and take in the captivating views across the harbour from the dual aspect windows in the open plan living area. From your front door, a stroll around the harbour takes you past Porthleven's enticing selection of specialist shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs and on to glorious coastal walks and beaches

The light and airy open plan living area with dual aspect windows, including a stunning floor to ceiling window, provides stunning views across the harbour. Sit back, relax, and watch the local fishermen bringing in their catch of the day, maybe in grab some local fayre and cook up a feast in the extremely well-equipped kitchen, before taking a glass of your favourite tipple outside to take in the last of the evening sun. On cooler evenings, snuggle up and enjoy a family film on the Smart TV, before heading off for a peaceful night's slumber in one of the super comfy bedrooms.


access from parking area into the apartment

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

two leather sofas and armchair, Smart TV, iPhone dock and radio. Solid oak table and chairs, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, built in electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin. French doors to patio area.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Additional information

underfloor heating throughout with individual thermostats in each room. one small pet is permitted in the open plan living area only. 1 Mackerel Building is adjacent to 2 Mackerel Building, 1 Mackerel Cottages and 2 Mackerel Cottages. WiFi.


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1 Jan - 5 Feb530
12 Feb - 19 Feb650
26 Feb - 19 Mar575
26 March585
2 Apr - 16 Apr750
23 Apr - 30 Apr650
7 May - 21 May700
28 May820
4 June710
11 June775
18 June830
25 June850
2 July980
9 July1090
16 Jul - 20 Aug1220
27 August960
3 September710
10 September670
17 September650
24 Sep - 8 Oct630
15 Oct - 22 Oct670
29 Oct - 10 Dec530
17 Dec - 31 Dec930


1 Jan - 4 Feb644
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25 February643
4 March654
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25 March728
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28 Oct - 16 Dec644
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Holidays in Porthleven

Whatever you love about Cornwall, we’re sure you'll find it while enjoying a holiday in Porthleven. Relax and enjoy the boats bobbing in the harbour, pull on the walking boots and join the coastal path to Rinsey and Praa Sands, take a short drive to nearby Marazion and the iconic St Michael's Mount, or hit the waves and surf until sunset.

This charming fishing town has a relaxing atmosphere; it's gorgeous in the Summer and dramatic during the Winter. The granite harbour and pier with its famous clock tower has become an iconic storm-watching spot during wild wintry weather and offers a tranquil setting on calmer days.

Take a short break out of season in Porthleven and avoid the hubbub on the roads and beaches. Soak up the sun on the harbour front and watch the fishing boats pass by. Catch the first glimpses of colour from the acres of Cornish daffodils in early spring with the sea as a back drop as you drive from coast to coast. With easy access to the coastal footpath, head east to discover Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Polurnan Cliffs and Mullion Cove or head west and marvel at Praa Sands, Perranuthnoe and Marazion. 

Take a short walk from Porthleven and reach the coarse sand of Porthleven beach, reaching two miles south as far as Loe Bar, a sand spit separating the sea and forming Loe Pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall.

Porthleven harbour is an enjoyable place to relax, with its cafés, pubs and restaurants providing the perfect place for you to sit outside and watch the world float by!

Top tip

Like storm watching? Visit in winter and you may be lucky enough to experience huge waves crashing over the clock tower!

Things to do in Porthleven

Porthleven Food & Music Festival

With over 10,000 visitors each year, the festival is popular with visitors and locals alike. It celebrates Cornish food producers, with demonstrations, live bands, street performers and with free entry, it's the perfect family day out. This years event takes place on 26th April. Read about the Porthleven Food & Music festival on our blog.


Porthleven is a renowned surf spot amongst the locals, and is more suited to experienced surfers and bodyboarders. Find out more on our blog: Ten of the best surf spots in Cornwall


If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, mountain bike hire is available from our friends over at Porthleven Cycle Hire. There’s a variety of scenic cycling routes in the area, all offering different levels of difficulty, and most offering great coastal views.


With such a variety of fishing spots in the area, you’ll be spoilt for choice when staying in a holiday cottage in Porthleven.  There’s an angling centre nearby to stock up on tackle and bait before heading out, and Loe bar is just a short walk from Porthleven itself, which offers great beach fishing. Bass fishing is popular in this area and guided fishing trips are available from Porthleven too. With many other popular sea fishing and course fishing spots in Cornwall you’ll be able to try your luck at a variety of places without having to travel too far.  


Behind Loe bar is Loe pool, the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall, and is a great place to enjoy birdwatching. Surrounded by woodland, it’s a great place to go walking and enjoy the Cornish scenery.

Eating out

Porthleven is quickly becoming a foodie's paradise, with a range or top notch restaurants throughout the town. To help you decide where to dine out, read our blog post on Eating out in Porthleven.

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Places to visit near Porthleven

Flambards Theme Park

If you fancy a family day out, Flambards Theme Park in nearby Helston is a great place to visit at any time of year. With rides, activities and entertainment with award winning exhibitions and museums, there is something for all ages.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

A few miles down the road, and set in acres of Cornish countryside is the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Here you will find rescued and rehabilitated seals and sea lions found on Britain's beaches, alongside penguins, otters, and farmyard animals such as ponies, goats and sheep; a great day out for all the family. 

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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