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Captain's Rest
Porthleven

£662 - £1352 per week
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Perched on the cliff overlooking the golden sands of Porthleven Beach, Captain's Rest is an enchanting traditional Cornish cottage steeped in coastal allure. As you step into this charming abode, you are greeted with luxurious furnishings and seaside hues creating an instantly relaxing atmosphere. Wake up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and watch the morning sunshine glisten on the ocean. Head over to the annexe "The Hut", which adds a unique touch of history to the cottage, once used to store the local fisherman's pots. Gaze out across the sea, taking in the panoramic views as you sip your morning coffee or enjoy an evening glass of something cool and crisp whilst you watch the sunset.

Captain's Rest has been thoughtfully decorated with an en suite bedroom downstairs, as well as an additional shower room on the first floor. The kitchen leads to an enclosed garden with patio and seating area, so you can dine al fresco, making the most of the sunshine. On those cooler evenings, you can snuggle up and watch a movie with the captivating colours of the sea as your backdrop. Venture down to the harbour front to experience the magic of Porthleven, with its array of quaint shops, renowned restaurants, and traditional pubs, just a short leisurely stroll away.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Bunk beds

Entrance

via front door into small hallway, with door way to downstairs bedroom, and staircase to all other rooms.

Bedroom 1

double bed, door to: en suite with double shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Sitting room

two chairs, sofa, TV, wall mounted electric fire, sea views.

Shower room

shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and handheld attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds

Kitchen

table with four chairs, electric oven with induction hob, fridgefreezer, dishwasher, washing machine, double doors leading to:

Garden

patio garden with table and four chairs

Annexe

located on the seaward side of the road and opposite the cottage, through low wooden door, into annexe with: rattan sofa, coffee table, sea views, and double doors opening onto:

Outside area

patio area with two chairs, and uninterupted sea views.

Additional information

please ensure children are supervised at all times when using the outside area, the parking space is 2m wide at its narrowest (5m long), not be suitable for larger vehicles, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

A beautiful cottage in the most perfect location, an absolute gem! The cottage has everything you could need/want, decorated to a very high standard .. The annexe ( The Hut) was wonderful to sit in watching the sea and the waves. The sea views from the living room were also great! We are so pleased to have found this and definitely hope to return as we visit Porthleven twice a year Thank you !

June 2024

Captain’s Rest is a lovely character cottage in a fantastic location with the added bonus of the Net Loft across the road which is a real sun trap and very private. Parking space is also a bonus. Dawn and Ken next door are super friendly and made us feel very welcome in Porthleven! Only a 10 minute walk down to the pretty harbour with plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from. We particularly enjoyed Nauti for breakfast. We were also lucky enough to hear the Porthleven Band who are fantastic playing for the D Day service by the harbour. We will be back !

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.

A beautiful cottage in the most perfect location, an absolute gem! The cottage has everything you could need/want, decorated to a very high standard .. The annexe ( The Hut) was wonderful to sit in watching the sea and the waves. The sea views from the living room were also great! We are so pleased to have found this and definitely hope to return as we visit Porthleven twice a year Thank you !

Captain’s Rest is a lovely character cottage in a fantastic location with the added bonus of the Net Loft across the road which is a real sun trap and very private. Parking space is also a bonus. Dawn and Ken next door are super friendly and made us feel very welcome in Porthleven! Only a 10 minute walk down to the pretty harbour with plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from. We particularly enjoyed Nauti for breakfast. We were also lucky enough to hear the Porthleven Band who are fantastic playing for the D Day service by the harbour. We will be back !

The Captain’s Rest is a lovely little cottage just 10 minutes walk away from the beautiful harbour at Porthleven. We had a wonderful holiday there and we’d stay there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended One word of advice though, the parking space allocated to the property is a bit tight, so leave the Range Rover at home!

The perfect Porthleven property! We’ve stayed in lots of holiday homes in Porthleven, and this is our new favourite! It has everything - stunning views, fantastic well appointed net loft, a bright and spacious kitchen which opens out onto a lovely little back garden, two very smart bathrooms, good quality furnishings, and of course a parking space! Location, cleanliness, comfort …all top notch. Can’t wait until our next stay!

Super cottage to stay in really well equipped more suitable for family of 4 due to bunk beds in second room. Bathrooms are newly renovated and excellent. Kitchen area is large and very well equipped. Would most definitely book this cottage again.