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Captain's Cottage

£530 - £1170 per week

Captain's Cottage is a two bedroom, newly rebuilt, fisherman's cottage, just a few minutes from the harbour and beach. Facing westwards, the cottage enjoys lovely views both out to sea and down into the harbour, as well as to open countryside beyond. The cottage is stylishly furnished, with a coastal theme and beautiful designer fabrics. Captain's Cottage is reverse level with the light and spacious, open plan living area on the first floor, which makes the most of the stunning views. The well designed outside space, creates a beautiful haven to enjoy breakfast on warmer mornings, or why not have a glass of something chilled, on the front patio area, and savour the last rays on sun after a day exploring Porthleven and its superb coastal walks.

Ideal for a family or couples at any time of the year, this warm and welcoming cottage is sure to have you wanting to return time and time again.


via front patio area with seating and sea views. Front door leads into hallway with stairs to first floor and doors to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV/DVD.


bath, separate shower, anti-mist mirror, heated towel rail.

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

vaulted ceiling and oak flooring, handmade leather sofas, TV, Blu-ray/DVD player and a CD/iPod dock/radio, kitchen with granite work surfaces, integrated appliances include electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, island breakfast bar with two stools. A washer/dryer is located downstairs. Small desk and chair, ideal for those working away from home. Dining table and four chairs, French doors to:

Outdoor area

sheltered enclosed rear patio, with table and chairs. From here a flight of steps lead up to an elevated gravel garden with coastal planting. A glass balustrade creates a sheltered sitting-out area, with table, chairs and two sun loungers. There is a further patio with seating at the front of the cottage. Children require supervision in these areas.

Additional information

Captain's Cottage adjoins Hender House, making it an ideal choice for two families wishing to holiday together but retain their privacy, WiFi.


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1 Jan - 5 Feb530
12 Feb - 19 Feb650
26 Feb - 19 Mar575
26 March580
2 Apr - 16 Apr720
23 April650
30 April680
7 May - 21 May710
28 May820
4 June730
11 June795
18 June850
25 June870
2 July1000
9 July1100
16 Jul - 20 Aug1170
27 August900
3 September740
10 September680
17 September670
24 September650
1 Oct - 8 Oct630
15 Oct - 22 Oct660
29 Oct - 10 Dec530
17 Dec - 31 Dec830

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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