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Compass Cottage

£530 - £1230 per week

Compass Cottage is an archetypal, reverse level, Cornish cottage that exudes charm and character, located just a few yards away from the sandy beach at Porthleven. With two comfortable bedrooms, both featuring en suites, serene mornings and early nights can be appreciated by up to four guests. The wonderfully sunny conservatory and garden enjoy enveloping skies and infinite views of the shimmering sea as it stretches to the horizon, this is a great spot to sit and enjoy your fresh morning coffee, or an evening sundowner under the stars. Filled with original features, and all home comforts, getting away from it all and relaxing are the only things that need to be on your agenda. On cooler evenings, there'll be nothing cosier than retreating in front of the woodburner and unfurling on the comfy sofa with a favourite book, before retiring to one of the sumptuous beds for a peaceful night's slumber. Compass Cottage even has its own private parking, ticking all the boxes for a great escape from the everyday.

Spend days exploring the tiny fishing villages and nearby towns, and evenings tucking into homemade dishes by the cosy woodburner or fill your lungs with exhilarating salty air with a stomp along the southwest coast path and reward your efforts with a hearty meal at one of the fascinating local inns. Adrenaline enthusiasts can take to the waves either swimming, surfing, or kayaking with a local coasteering guide, through the turquoise waters and secret coves, making this area the prefect playground for adventure. For those wanting to unwind, pop the kettle on, sit back, relax and take in the panoramic coastal views from the sunny garden, where you may even spot a seal playing in the surf.


via several stone steps into:

Kitchen/dining room

electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer, dining table and four chairs, sea views. Door to garden. Stairs leading down to the bedrooms. Open doorway to:

Sitting room

large wood burner, Smart TV with surround sound and Blu-ray player, Hi Fi with MP3 docking station. Doors to:


wonderful views across the bay, sofa, chair, access to the garden and sheltered lawned area.

Bedroom 1

super king bed, TV and MP3 docking station, en suite with large walk in shower, WC and basin, glazed door with washing machine and tumble dryer, underfloor heating. A small room leads off the main bedroom, which can be used for a cot or as a study.

Bedroom 2

twin beds. TV and MP3 docking station.


bath with shower over, WC and vanity unit.

Outside area

stone walled, lawned garden with superb views, table and chairs.

Additional information

both bedrooms have air conditioning for heating and cooling and the sitting room has a heat pump for efficient, on-demand heating. The property has off-road parking for one vehicle at the front entrance. Please note: The stairs in this property are quite narrow and steep. WiFi.


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1 Jan - 5 Feb530
12 Feb - 19 Feb690
26 Feb - 26 Mar590
2 Apr - 16 Apr760
23 Apr - 30 Apr690
7 May - 21 May730
28 May840
4 June750
11 June840
18 June890
25 June910
2 July1040
9 July1140
16 Jul - 20 Aug1230
27 August980
3 September800
10 September720
17 September700
24 Sep - 8 Oct660
15 Oct - 22 Oct720
29 Oct - 10 Dec530
17 Dec - 31 Dec970

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.


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.

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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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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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