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Anchorage Cottage, Porthleven
Porthleven

£475 - £1032 per week
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Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Porthleven, Anchorage Cottage offers a delightful retreat for those seeking a perfect blend of tradition with modern comfort. With two tastefully decorated bedrooms, this inviting haven caters to both families or friends looking to create lasting memories by the sea. Step inside this charming abode, where the warmth of a crackling fire and cosy sitting room, beckon you to unwind after a day of exploring, with its snug furnishings and fresh décor creating the most relaxing atmosphere. The well equipped kitchen provides the ideal space to whip up delicious meals using fresh local ingredients.

Beyond the idyllic walls, discover Porthleven's hidden gems with local boutiques and galleries, or indulge in a catch of the day at one of the renowned, local restaurants, with the sound of the nearby waves as your soundtrack, making this coastal escape the perfect place for your next getaway.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Entrance

via garden path, and front door into:

Sitting/dining area

two sofas, TV, Woodburner, dining table and four chairs, doorway leading to kitchen, stairway leading to all other rooms.

Kitchen

electric oven and induction hob, fridge, Nescafe Dolce coffee machine, door to outside seating area and external utility room.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer.

Bathroom

bath with separate shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (2'6 twin or king), hooks for hanging storage.

Outside area

bistro table and two chairs.

Additional information

underfloor heating downstairs, electric heaters upstairs, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We had a lovely stay at Anchorage Cottage. The position was very convenient and we were able to park outside the property. The utility room space was excellent we did not use it this time but would have been great if we had taken our wetsuits and boards. Perfect stay of the 3 of us. Check in and out of the property was very simple and quick.

July 2024

Really well appointed home from home. Two big sofas, rooms light and airy. Useful having washer and dryer in the studio. Has everything you need and close to Porthleven amenities, restaurants etc. we were two couples in two cars and all week managed to park on the road outside.

June 2024

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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.

Surfing

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

Cycling

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.

Walking 

There are ample walking routes in and around Porthleven with beautiful landscapes to explore and varying degrees of difficulty. If a gentle stroll is more your cup of tea, enjoy meandering around the iconic harbour and pretty streets. To find out more about the history of Porthleven, you can book a guided tour with Porthleven Town Talks.

Fishing

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.  

Birdwatching

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.

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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Events

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!

26th - 28th April

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We had a lovely stay at Anchorage Cottage. The position was very convenient and we were able to park outside the property. The utility room space was excellent we did not use it this time but would have been great if we had taken our wetsuits and boards. Perfect stay of the 3 of us. Check in and out of the property was very simple and quick.

Really well appointed home from home. Two big sofas, rooms light and airy. Useful having washer and dryer in the studio. Has everything you need and close to Porthleven amenities, restaurants etc. we were two couples in two cars and all week managed to park on the road outside.

Very well appointed accommodation. Great location in Porthleven and had no issues finding a parking space outside the cottage. Would definitely consider booking more accommodation with Aspects Holidays.

Anchorage cottage is really lovely. It has been decorated to a high standard, with lovely Cornish accessories. There was everything we needed in our stay, from beautiful kitchenware, to outdoor space for washing and drying clothes. The bathroom is lovely. We didn't use the log burner, but we would have in the Autumn months. Everywhere felt fresh and spotlessly clean and warm on entry. We arrived very late and had to park a little further away, but we easily moved the car the next morning, then left it as we adore Porthleven and tend to stay there. We would recommend Anchorage cottage as a lovely base to enjoy the harbour and all the beauti Porthleven has to offer. Thankyou so much.

What a lovely property. It had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great location being so close to the harbour. The cream tea left as a welcome treat was a nice surprise!

We loved Anchorage Cottage. Beautifully decorated with modern and comfortable soft furnishings. Very quiet residential area and we slept like babes. Loved the wood burning stove which we made the most of on a cold January week.
Easy walking distance to the harbour and beach. Porthleven is fabulous and has great options for eating out. The Ship is perfect for predinner drinks by the roaring fire. Well equipped kitchen and dishwasher. Nice utility area at the back with washer and tumble drier and good storage for any beach stuff or logs.
On street parking is mostly available. And if there isn’t a space there is a car park just up the road. We only needed to use the car park once during our weeks stay. Aspects staff looked after us very well and we would recommend them. We would love to return to this cute fisherman’s cottage.