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Chy an Mor
Porthleven

£648 - £1200 per week
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Perched on the mighty cliffs of Porthleven Beach, Chy an Mor is undoubtedly one of the best places to sit and watch the ocean waves roll in. With more sea than sky on view, this sleeps two, reverse level, property has uninterrupted vistas of the glorious Cornish coastline as far as Mullion and Mousehole, across Mounts Bay. Relax and admire the seas' kaleidoscope of colours from the stylish sitting room. Or if you would prefer, soak up the sunshine from the balcony, or outside terrace, with a glass of something cool and crisp, whilst you watch the surfers ride the waves and the ships pass by.

Take a short stroll in to the village and enjoy a long leisurely lunch or delicious dinner in one of the countless restaurants and cafes Porthleven has to offer. However, if a quiet night in with a good book is more your thing, you can snuggle up on the sofa after a long day exploring all that Cornwall has to offer. Listen to the waves crashing just metres away from you whilst you drift off to sleep, this idyllic property the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Entrance

via parking space down six granite steps to outside area and front door:

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, sea views, staircase leading to first floor, door to:

Shower room

shower, W.C and basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric hob, combi microwave, fridge with ice box, dining table with two chairs, two seater sofa, armchair, TV/DVD, Sea views, doors to:

Balcony

bistro table and two chairs, superb coastal views.

Outside area

bench, chair and two bistro tables, sea views.

Additional information

WIFI. Please note that this property does not have a conventional oven or washing machine, WiFi.

 
 

We have been staying at Chy an Mor since 2015, this being our fourth visit. It is always clean, well equipped and well presented. We love the location, overlooking the ocean, within easy walking distance go the harbour with its shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. We enjoy being able to relax on the balcony or terrace, see what's going on at the beach, which is also easily accessible for a walk, swim, or other activity. It gives good access to the coastal path which leads to Loe Bar and the Penrose National Trust property which includes Stables cafe for fantastic cheese scones. Being able to park next to the property is very handy.

May 2024

This property is all about the location and view which is amazing and just like the pictures. But the bed is very comfortable, nice hot shower. The parking space is a huge bonus too. It’s just a short walk downhill to the harbour. Porthleven is great and we have booked to come back next year

April 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 have been staying at Chy an Mor since 2015, this being our fourth visit. It is always clean, well equipped and well presented. We love the location, overlooking the ocean, within easy walking distance go the harbour with its shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. We enjoy being able to relax on the balcony or terrace, see what's going on at the beach, which is also easily accessible for a walk, swim, or other activity. It gives good access to the coastal path which leads to Loe Bar and the Penrose National Trust property which includes Stables cafe for fantastic cheese scones. Being able to park next to the property is very handy.

This property is all about the location and view which is amazing and just like the pictures. But the bed is very comfortable, nice hot shower. The parking space is a huge bonus too. It’s just a short walk downhill to the harbour. Porthleven is great and we have booked to come back next year

We had a lovely 2 weeks in chy an mor , the location was amazing , even in February we managed to sit on the balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views, the cottage was clean , comfortable and well equipped, it is in the quiet part of porthleven but only a short walk to the harbour , we absolutely loved it and can imagine how it must be in the summer months , watching the sunsets were spectacular , the welcome pack including a nice bottle of wine was much appreciated after our long drive down , we really hope to be back again soon .

An amazing place to stay. A thrill to come up the stairs every morning and see the sea right there!

A great view in the world

A lovely break in a great cottage.

The holiday was excellent. The accommodation was one of the best places we have stayed hope to go back next year.Throughly enjoyed our stay.

What a wonderful place to stay! We were absolutely thrilled with the property and its location. The perfect place for relaxing and exploring. Plenty of places to eat in the harbour and lots of shops and galleries to enjoy.

Chy an Mor is a beautiful cottage set in the most stunning location possible. It is such a joy to sit on the balcony and watch the waves, especially when it's stormy. We had another lovely week in Porthleven and will definitely be returning to this special place, as we do every year.

Ideally placed for a restful and relaxing time. Enjoyed the fantastic views. Short walk to the nearest pub ( Atlantic Inn ). Plenty of places to eat and especially Amelia's and Kota Kai were great. Not forgetting the cream teas! Will definitely return. Bridget and Chris.

The view was fantastic, the cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated. We loved walking down to the harbour and all the pubs and restaurants that are there. Lovely shops too.

2023 is the third time we have stayed at Chy an Mor, and we have booked again for next year. It is a real gem to stay in. Clean, comfortable and welcoming. We love being able to chill out, relaxing, on the balcony or terrace. Porthleven harbour, with its shops, pubs and restaurants is a 10 minute walk away. Chy an Mor overlooks the beach, again a short walk away. Coastal walks are on the doorstep. We have really enjoyed our stays here.

HI WHAT A STUNNING LOCATION , WE FELT VERY PRIVILEGED TO BE THERE. WE BOOKED FOR NEXT YEAR .

REGARDS KERRY AND RAY HUDSON

Amazing little gem of a place for a great holiday so close to the sea just lovely sitting on balcony starting at the horizon, place was lovely and clean on arrival with a nice bottle of red, will be back again, thank you.

We really like this holiday home, especially the two terraces. We could watch the sea and the activities in the sea and on the beach at breakfast every morning. We swam in the sea in May! This is our 2nd stay in this little house and we will do it again. There is everything you need for a holiday, and the location is superb, so close to everything in Porthleven and it's wonderful restaurants. Lovely walks from the house, perfect.

Beautiful little cottage for two people. Can’t beat the view from the balcony on a sunny day and your own parking space is a bonus. Will definitely return, our new favourite cottage in Porthleven!