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2 Mackerel Cottages

£675 - £1400 per week

This stunning property situated right beside the harbour in the fishing port of Porthleven, 2 Mackerel Cottages has been furnished to an extremely high standard with many thoughtful touches, The accommodation is reverse level, giving the open plan first floor living area stunning views across the harbour. The sitting room has solid wood floors and has been furnished with luxurious leather sofas and there is also an office area overlooking the harbour with a desk, perfect if you need to work away from home during your stay. On warm summer evenings, enjoy a sundowner on the patio which is at the rear of the property, or on the seat at the front, where you'll also find your own private parking space allowing you to venture further afield and enjoy some of Cornwall's finest beaches and iconic landmarks. Alternatively, if you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your cottage, 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 a must.


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

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, access to patio.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

single bed.

Family bathroom

bath, separate large shower enclosure, heated towel rail.


WC and basin.

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

two leather sofas, armchair, TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock and PlayStation. Dining table and six chairs, desk and chair. Kitchen with granite worktops, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

Additional information

the property is beside the harbour and the path and driveway open directly onto a road where visibility is limited. Children should be supervised. 2 Mackerel Cottages is adjacent to 1 Mackerel Cottages, 1 Mackerel Building and 2 Mackerel Building. Dogs should only be allowed in the open plan living area please. Underfloor heating is fitted throughout the cottage which is controlled by individual thermostats in each room. WiFi, small dog welcome.


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1 Jan - 5 Feb675
12 Feb - 19 Feb790
26 Feb - 26 Mar710
2 Apr - 16 Apr915
23 April790
30 Apr - 14 May835
21 May875
28 May980
4 June880
11 June930
18 June980
25 June1030
2 July1140
9 July1270
16 Jul - 20 Aug1400
27 August1090
3 September910
10 September830
17 September825
24 Sep - 8 Oct775
15 Oct - 22 Oct825
29 Oct - 10 Dec675
17 Dec - 31 Dec1075

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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