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Fos Tressa

£527 - £1285 per week

Fos Tressa is a lovely semi-detached cottage, built on the site of the former net lofts just a two-minute flat stroll from Porthleven harbour and in a quiet side street. The property has undergone significant refurbishment with recently newly fitted kitchen. The sitting room leads out into the enclosed rear garden with table and chairs for al fresco dining, perfect on a summers evening. The property has the benefit of private parking so is perfect for families or couples wanting to enjoy all that Porthleven has to offer but also want to easily travel further afield. Being pet friendly, even fido can come along on holiday and help make memories to treasure forever.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via gated access to front door leading into inner porch. Staircase rising to first floor bedrooms.

Sitting/dining room

oak flooring, sofa and two armchairs, TV/DVD stereo with iPod dock, dining table and four chairs, doors opening out onto:

Outside area

enclosed patio garden with table and chairs.


electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, and a breakfast bar with four stools.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.


bath and shower over, WC and vanity unit.

Additional information

Fos Tressa adjoins Rosen Chy and Chy Kensa so is an ideal choice for families wishing to holiday together but still retain their own private space. Electric heating throughout. Private off road parking space beside the gate, WiFi, small well behaved pet is welcome., short breaks available.


Very cosy and close to the harbour and small shops. Plenty of places to eat. Easy access to surrounding places of interest. Easy parking in alloted space.

May 2024

A very comfortable place to stay. Great location, so near to Porthleven Harbour For car drivers, be aware that the nearby pub has a lot of deliveries which blocks the road, so be prepared to wait a few minutes to get out. The house has everything you need for a comfortable home away from home. Wished we'd booked two weeks not one!

August 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.


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.

Very cosy and close to the harbour and small shops. Plenty of places to eat. Easy access to surrounding places of interest. Easy parking in alloted space.

A very comfortable place to stay. Great location, so near to Porthleven Harbour For car drivers, be aware that the nearby pub has a lot of deliveries which blocks the road, so be prepared to wait a few minutes to get out. The house has everything you need for a comfortable home away from home. Wished we'd booked two weeks not one!

Great location and base. Nice and clean. Just about the right size for the three of us. Aspects holidays are a very good company to deal with. Very helpful and brilliant communication

Lovely cottage with a parking space, situated in a ideal location minutes from the harbour

Good location, bright, clean cottage with all the facilities you would need for an enjoyable holiday.

Great cottages with everything you need. Very close to Harbour area close to shops and restaurants

Lovely, well appointed house a quiet location in the centre of the village with it's own parking. Thoroughly recommended!

A beautiful home from home cottage in a wonderful location, ideal spot for walking in the local area and some wonderful restaurants in which to eat plus the wonderful Ship Inn, which is a must to visit.

Fos Tressa is a lovely 2 bedroomed cottage close to all Porthleven’s shops and restaurants.

It has a parking space which is a must for Porthleven, particularly in busier months.

We have stayed at Fos Tressa 3 times and will return again.

A very welcoming cottage, in an ideal location by the harbour, but still secluded. Parking immediately outside the gate. No view as such, but the courtyard is comfortable and gets the sun most of the afternoon. Ideal for dogs with the beach and the park both a couple of minutes walk. The cottage is toasty in winter but still cool in summer, even during this July's heatwave. It's a perfect size for two, but imagine it could get a bit snug for four adults. We had a family get together early this year staying in Fos Tressa, and the two neighbouring cottages which was outstanding. There is everything you need in the cottage itself, which we find very homely and inviting. Lev is a relatively unspoiled town, quiet most of the year, with a good shop, excellent pubs and restaurants close at hand and a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere - but keep it a secret! Highly recommended, but don't you dare book it when we want to go! ??

We love Fos Tressa & we love Porthleven. We’ve been coming here for 15 years now and, while we have seen it change over the years, it has retained the charm & character that first attracted us. Sunny beach, great storm-watching, superb walks, good shopping, wide range of eateries, easy access for transport. What’s not to like? We’ll be back!