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Chy Kensa, Porthleven

£527 - £1285 per week

Chy Kensa is a charming semi-detached cottage, converted from former net lofts, set in a quiet location just off the harbour and convenient for all facilities and also only a few minutes' walk to the beach. The cottage is fully equipped for four and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. With a delightful, enclosed patio, with comfortable outdoor seating, guests can make the most of summer mornings and longer evenings, even your four legged friend can join you on holiday and the parking space right by the front door makes exploring further afield easy.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



front door leads into inner hallway, stairs to first floor and doors to:

Sitting/dining room

solid oak flooring, leather sofas, dining table and six chairs, Amazon Echo including Bluetooth speaker connectivity, Amazon Firestick in addition to a Smart TV, DVD player. French doors to outside area.


electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge and small freezer.

Outside area

paved, sheltered courtyard with Rattan sofa and chairs with table.

Bedroom 1

king size bed. Amazon Echo Dot with Bluetooth speaker connectivity.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Additional information

Chy Kensa adjoins Rosen Chy and Fos Tressa which makes these properties an ideal choice if two or three families wish to holiday together but still retain their own private space. Heating on first floor is by an electric radiators and panel heaters in the bedroom, WiFi, well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Absolutely perfect, quality, cleanliness, location

March 2024

Perfect location less than a minute walk from the harbour! The cottage had everything you need and more. Modern kitchen, small paved courtyard garden. Parking right outside cottage for 1 car.

February 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.


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.


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.


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.

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!

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.

Absolutely perfect, quality, cleanliness, location

Perfect location less than a minute walk from the harbour! The cottage had everything you need and more. Modern kitchen, small paved courtyard garden. Parking right outside cottage for 1 car.

Would highly recommend this property. Spotlessly clean on arrival, easy parking just outside. Good level of equipment and comfort. Perfect for our winter break as it is close to all amenities and a lovely log burner for the cold evenings. Some good high tides , good food and drink. Perfect .

Such and nice place fantastic location as well as nice space

We stayed for a week in September and the central location with parking was great. We would definitely recommend Chy Kensa.

We had a lovely week in Chy Kensa. The property was immaculately clean, comfortable and well-equipped. It was so lovely to be literally a minute's stroll to the harbour for shops, pubs, restaurants and a nice holiday vibe. Thank you for a great holiday!

The property is located very close to the harbour and was well presented. On our arrival the property was immaculately clean and there was a lovely cream tea waiting in the fridge. The garden area is a small yard but perfectly adequate for our needs and that was to sit in the early evening sun with a Gin and reading our books. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely stay again.

Lovely spacious holiday cottage in great location just off main harbour road. Great for two people and two dogs. Only issue we had was assessing our parking space in front of cottage was tricky because locals were parking on the double yellow lines at end of the road near cottage, making it very difficult to turn and reverse up into parking space outside cottage. You had to reverse into space because road was a dead end with no turning. Very nice cream tea on arrival in fridge, would most probably stay again even though the parking was a bit of an awkward issue sometimes! Loved Porthleven.

Yet another fabulous stay in this lovely cottage! Everything you need is there! Such a short walk to the harbour which is where all shops and restaurants are located! Could have done with longer there as it takes me awhile to relax! Looking forward to booking again for next year!! ??

We had a wonderful holiday at Chy Kensa. Perfect property in a perfect location and the weather was fabulous. Just a 2 min stroll to the harbour with lovely eateries. Would recommend the fish & chips just a stone's throw from the property. Property was very clean and comfortable and the cream tea was a lovely surprise. Would definitely recommend Chy Kensa and we will definitely return.

We have been staying at Chy Kensa for many years. Our Cornish home away from home. Cottage is immaculate & has everything you need. Is in an excellent location for the harbour & exploring Porthleven. Allocated car park space & lovely patio to enjoy the afternoon sun. Welcome cream tea is a lovely thought after a long journey & Chy Kensa is a first class property all round.

Lovely holiday home, very close to Porthleven Town Centre with great restaurants and lovely harbour area including beach closeby.

We had a lovely stay at Chy Kensa it had everything we needed and enjoyed the log fire. It is in a good location and would definately stay again.

Another fabulous stay at Chy Kensa. The house is spotless as always and new bathroom and our door garden furniture are a massive bonus. Very centrally located in Porthleven for all the wonderful restaurants and private parking is brilliant to have.

A lovely comfortable and stylish cottage in a good location near to the harbour and shops. Modern and clean interior. Nice outdoor seating area. Great to have parking right outside the property. Would happily return.

Our 2nd time at this lovely cottage since October last year! Love the improvements from the last time we came (new bathroom, front door, sofas, electric radiators)! Such a great location and very close to the harbour! Also very well equipped and comfortable! Will be booking Chy Kensa very soon for our holiday next year! Can’t wait ??

Chy Kensa is so close to the harbour and has parking. It is beautifully decorated, all fresh, spacious and clean. The lounge/dining room is exceptionally large with a lovely wooden floor. The kitchen looks new and is very well equipped with quality kitchen ware.Everything you need is right there. The bedrooms are spacious and the bathroom is lovely. There is a gorgeous sun trap on the back with lovely outdoor furniture. We didn't use the log burner, but it looked amazing for those chilly weeks. We fell in love with Porthleven many years ago and would definitely recommend this cottage to appreciate the wonders of this gorgeous destination.

Porthleven is a beautiful, unspoilt town, with lots of bars and restaurants and fantastic coastal walks. Chy Kensa was just a few steps from the harbour and very well equipped. But beware if you have back problems as the beds are very hard and we had to leave early as my husbands back hurt so much. Was a shame because we loved the area and the cottage.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear how much you liked Porthleven. It really is a lovely town, isn't it? With everything that you need for a lovely Cornish break, but a little quieter than some of the more well-known towns/villages. Whilst mattresses can be a very personal thing, with everyone's preferences being different, the owner has informed us that they have now replaced these, so if you are ever looking to return to the area, hopefully the lovely Chy Kensa will still be somewhere that you would consider. Thanks for your helpful comments and we hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Have stayed at Chy Kensa for many years. Cottage is in a fantastic location minutes from Porthleven harbour. Excellent facilities, very clean & a new bathroom since our last stay. Very handy parking outside. Dog friendly so we enjoyed many walks on the beach & cliff path. Very good selection of take aways near by. You cannot beat Porthleven for food & views. Lovely stay.

Chy Kensa is in a perfect position within a short walk of the harbour, shops , restaurants and pubs . Cottage is immaculately clean and well appointed and much more spacious than I imagined . Sofas in living room are comfy leather and there’s a large dining area . Kitchen and bathroom modern and attractive and there’s a comfortable seating are at the back which gets afternoon sun. The only negative for us was the mattress in main bedroom which was lumpy and uncomfortable. Apart from that the property is perfect .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It is so nice to hear how much you enjoyed Porthleven and Chy Kensa; we are glad that you liked it. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts on the mattress. We would usually monitor comments on mattresses for a bit, as every guest preference is different when it comes to things like this, however, after receiving a couple of comments on it, we are pleased to report that the owner has now replaced this. Thank you for taking the time to let us know and hopefully we will see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely holiday home in a good location. Very clean and comfortable well equipped. Sunny courtyard will great seating area.

We’ve just returned from our third stay in Chy Kensa, it’s had a bit of work done since our last stay in 2018 and we enjoyed using the new kitchen and bathroom, comfy sitting room furniture and log burner. The cottage is extremely well equipped, great location, the only thing that would improve it is a sea view! The TV/remote control was a bit of a challenge but I think that’s a reflection on our age. The log burner, when I got it going, was wonderful and I’ve come home wishing we had one. It’s a dog friendly cottage, Robbie our black lab had a wonderful time. We’ll be back again in the future.