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Chy Kensa, Porthleven
Porthleven

£460 - £1020 per week
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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.

Entrance

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.

Kitchen

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.

Bathroom

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 bedrooms, WiFi.

 
 

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

April 2022

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.

April 2022

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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb460
12 Feb - 19 Feb580
26 Feb - 26 Mar520
2 Apr - 16 Apr600
23 Apr - 30 Apr580
7 May - 21 May600
28 May700
4 June620
11 June700
18 June720
25 June740
2 July850
9 July950
16 Jul - 20 Aug1020
27 August940
3 September610
10 September580
17 September570
24 Sep - 8 Oct550
15 Oct - 22 Oct600
29 Oct - 10 Dec460
17 Dec - 31 Dec700

2023

1 Jan - 4 Feb520
11 Feb - 18 Feb629
25 February520
4 March529
11 March535
18 March532
25 March588
1 Apr - 15 Apr750
22 April581
29 April629
6 May - 20 May653
27 May992
3 June768
10 June799
17 June859
24 June968
1 Jul - 8 Jul1016
15 July1125
22 Jul - 26 Aug1210
2 September968
9 September859
16 September678
23 September653
30 Sep - 7 Oct605
14 Oct - 21 Oct714
28 Oct - 16 Dec520
23 Dec - 31 Dec968

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.

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.

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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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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!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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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.

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.