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1 Mackerel Cottages

£675 - £1400 per week

Sitting right on the harbour front, 1 Mackerel Cottages, a reverse level property, exudes laid back luxury and makes for the perfect getaway. Enjoy the ever-changing harbour views from the property's light and airy first floor living area with everything on hand for a totally relaxing stay. Designed and furnished with guests' comfort at the fore, this superb property is certain to wow with its quality fixtures and fittings. The super comfy beds are the perfect place for everyone to re-charge, and the light filled, open plan living space is ideal for larger families or couples to socialise and enjoy quality time together. Outside there is a peaceful sheltered patio with table and chairs and to the front a private parking space, which makes exploring the rest of Cornwall a breeze. From the front door, you can stroll around the harbour taking in Porthleven's enticing selection of specialist shops, cafes, award winning restaurants and pubs or venture on further for glorious coastal walks and beaches.


at ground floor level with staircase to first floor and access to all bedrooms:

Bedroom 1

super-king Vi-spring bed with stunning bespoke headboard, oak framed fitted wardrobes and mirrored dressing table give a sense of lightness and relaxation. Technology includes a mirror television and media player with Airplay. French doors lead onto the private patio with table and chairs, for an alfresco breakfast or simply lazing the day away.

Bedroom 2

zip n link beds (twin bed or super-king), Steamer trunk side tables, local photographic art and coastal soft furnishings complement the harbour location.

Bedroom 3

full size single bed.


bath, large walk-in shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.


WC and wash hand basin.

Open plan living area

vaulted ceilings offer a light filled space which occupies the entire first floor, taking full advantage of the harbour views. The sitting and reading spaces are beautifully furnished with a corner sofa, easy chairs and writing table overlooking the harbour.Technology includes UHD Smart television, media player with Airplay, iPod/mp3 dock and internet radio. At the far end of the living space is the fully equipped kitchen with built in electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. The kitchen island provides the perfect perch for a snack or cuppa whilst gazing out over the historic harbour scene.The large dining table comfortably seats six, ideal for special meals or maybe a board game or two.

Outside area

parking to the front, a rare commodity in this harbourside location. To the rear is a peaceful sheltered patio with table and chairs.

Additional information

Underfloor heating with individual room thermostats, parking to the front. 1 Mackerel Cottages is adjacent to 2 Mackerel Cottages, 1 Mackerel Building and 2 Mackerel Building. WiFi.


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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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