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Cliffwell House
Porthleven

£530 - £1395 per week
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Tucked away just behind the cliffs of Porthleven Beach, Cliffwell House is a traditional, Cornish, seaside cottage just a stone's throw from the vibrant fishing village of Porthleven. Located just around the corner from the famous Porthleven clock tower, this sleeps five property is the perfect base for families looking to explore the local area. Soak up the sun, relaxing on the beach, or if you're feeling slightly more adventurous, hire a paddleboard from the harbour and explore the coastline by water. After a long day out and about, sit back and relax on the sofa and enjoy a movie or tuck into a delicious dinner together, the stylish open plan sitting/dining area is the perfect space for families to enjoy some quality time together. Or if you would prefer a quiet moment, you can watch the waves or get lost in your favourite book in the upstairs snug.

Both the master and twin bedrooms on the first floor, offer stunning sea views, so you can wake up and admire the magnificent colours of the ocean, whilst snuggled up in bed with your morning coffee. Cliffwell House has everything you need for the perfect family holiday, including bathroom and shower room, large kitchen and outside dining area, so you can dine outside in the glorious sunshine, or enjoy a night cap underneath the stars.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Single

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Twin

Entrance

through front gate and via front door into:

Sitting/dining room

two seater sofa, two armchairs, TV/DVD, fireplace with electric woodburning effect stove, exposed beams, archway through to dining table and five chairs, central staircase to first floor bedrooms, door leading to:

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Door leading to outside area.

Bathroom

bath with shower, WC and basin. Located on a split level landing before the first floor bedrooms.

Shower room

shower, WC and basin. Located on a split level landing before the first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

single bed.

Bedroom 2

double bed, views over the beach.

Snug

two armchairs, views over the beach.

Bedroom 3

twin beds, views over the beach.

Outside area

patio area, table with five chairs.

Additional information

WiFi.

 
 

The property was exactly as described, in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our week there.

February 2024

Cliffwell House is well positioned and you do get a genuine sea view from several of the rooms, in particular a small upstairs room where the owners even provide a set of binoculars. There is a private parking space outside the back of the house which was spacious enough for our ford fiesta but you may struggle if you have a Chelsea tractor. The cottage is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. There was a nice welcome pack which was appreciated. The cottage was cleaned to a high standard. There are two bathrooms / toilets and three bedrooms, a main double, twin room and a single, all have plenty of storage. The bed was comfortable and the only noise you hear is the waves. We had a great holiday and would book Cliffwell again.

September 2023

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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.

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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!

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.

The property was exactly as described, in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our week there.

Cliffwell House is well positioned and you do get a genuine sea view from several of the rooms, in particular a small upstairs room where the owners even provide a set of binoculars. There is a private parking space outside the back of the house which was spacious enough for our ford fiesta but you may struggle if you have a Chelsea tractor. The cottage is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. There was a nice welcome pack which was appreciated. The cottage was cleaned to a high standard. There are two bathrooms / toilets and three bedrooms, a main double, twin room and a single, all have plenty of storage. The bed was comfortable and the only noise you hear is the waves. We had a great holiday and would book Cliffwell again.

Excellent position for access to town, beach, cliffs - and buses!

Lovely house, beautifully kept, well stocked kitchen and facilities. Within walking distance to harbour. Lovely views nearby. Clean and fresh, housekeeper is super.

Had fabulous stay at Cliffwell, helped by glorious weather. So convenient for beach, harbour and coastal walks. On arrival Cliffwell was spotlessly clean. Although we had some issues with not enough hot water this didn't spoil our stay and we will hopefully return for another 3 or 4 week stay. Aspects really do their best to help with any problems.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay at Cliffwell House, and enjoyed the weather we were experiencing at the time of your stay. We'd like to apologise once again for the issue you experienced with the hot water. It's never nice when things such as this happen during a holiday, but we appreciated your patience and understanding at the time while we worked to get this sorted as quickly as possible. We very much hope we can welcome you back to Cliffwell House again soon! Katy, Customer Services.

Cliffwell House provides an excellent place to stay in Porthleven. The house is located just yards from the sea front and with very easy access to all the shops and restaurants in Porthleven and brilliantly situated for walking out towards Loe Bar and the Penrose estate. We had a brilliant week, even storm Noa added an extra little bit if excitements.

Lovely property in a fantastic location would definitely stay again.