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2 Mackerel Building

£530 - £1220 per week

2 The Mackerel Building is a luxury, second floor, apartment, sleeping four, overlooking Porthleven harbour. Being on the second floor it offers privacy, but also has the advantage of being just a short stroll from all that the village has to offer. The whole living area is open plan with the sitting room at the front of the room with comfortable sofas positioned to make the most of the wonderful views across the harbour. If you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your holiday home, there are plenty of artisan shops and eateries in Porthleven for you to explore and enjoy, and if you bring your four-legged friend along, the coastal walks are an absolute must.


access via stairs to second floor.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

two sofas, TV, DVD player, HiFi with iPod dock. At the rear of this room is the dining area with solid oak table and four chairs. Kitchen includes granite worktops, electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge with full size freezer above.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Additional information

the property is located above 1 The Mackerel Building and adjacent to 1 Mackerel Cottages and 2 Mackerel Cottages. Underfloor heating throughout with individual thermostats in each room. Pets permitted in the living area only.2 The Mackerel Building has a private parking space by the harbour railings, WiFi, small dog is welcome .


Porthleven is our happy place. Have visited eight times now and love it. Nothing better than the Harbour View and a drink in the Ship watching the waves.

May 2022

A fabulous location overlooking the harbour. Very convenient for everything you could want in this lovely place. You can park the car and forget about driving if you want to.

April 2022

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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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What our guests say...

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Porthleven is our happy place. Have visited eight times now and love it. Nothing better than the Harbour View and a drink in the Ship watching the waves.

A fabulous location overlooking the harbour. Very convenient for everything you could want in this lovely place. You can park the car and forget about driving if you want to.