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Genoa is a warm and comfortable little bungalow offering a central base for those wanting to be near the foodie mecca of Porthleven. Easily accessible with private parking, this nautical themed two bedroom bungalow is an ideal base for a small family or couple. A ten minute stroll takes you down to the picture postcard location of Porthleven, where you will be spoilt for choice of where to explore from this dog-friendly property.

With its stunning coves and uncrowded beaches, this harbour town offers plenty to see and do for all ages. After exploring the diverse range of cafes, bars, shops and galleries, head back to the open plan living that your chosen retreat has to offer. With its patio doors that lead out onto the pretty courtyard garden, it really is the perfect spot to end the day.

Entrance to small hallway leading to

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

electric oven and hob, washing machine, table and seating for four, large sofa and arm chair, TV, patio doors leading out onto a private patio.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (twin or king) beds.

Shower room

large walk in shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

private and enclosed patio, table and seating for four, established raised garden.

Additional information

there is a communal pathway which goes past bedroom two so occasionally people may walk past, electric heaters throughout, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


A warm and comfortable base to explore West Cornwall. Lovely to be just a few minutes walk from the bustle of the harbour yet Genoa is in such a peaceful spot. For the more energetic, it's a beautiful walk to Loe Pool through Porthleven and via a very well managed footpath along the cliffs. We would happily return.

May 2021

Lovely stay at Genoa (April 2021). Property location was very good and within 5 min walk to Porthleven centre. Return walk up a slight hill. Quiet location but within easy distance of shops and the harbour. Beach located at the end of the harbour - about 10 minute walk from the house. Neighbours were friendly and helpful too. The house itself was excellent - very clean and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this property and stay here again in the future.

April 2021

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Porthleven Holidays

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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!

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.

Other attractions

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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Local events

Solomon Browne Memorial Hall Events

The Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, in the heart of Mousehole, runs weekly events, open to all.

Farmers Market - Every Monday, 9am-noon

Mousehole Craft Fair - Every Tuesday, 11am-5pm and Friday, 1pm-7pm


Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

18th - 27th June 2021

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

July 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC 2021

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

11th - 25th September 2021

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

TBC 2021

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

TBC 2021

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 2021

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

TBC 2021

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

TBC 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.

A warm and comfortable base to explore West Cornwall. Lovely to be just a few minutes walk from the bustle of the harbour yet Genoa is in such a peaceful spot. For the more energetic, it's a beautiful walk to Loe Pool through Porthleven and via a very well managed footpath along the cliffs. We would happily return.

Lovely stay at Genoa (April 2021). Property location was very good and within 5 min walk to Porthleven centre. Return walk up a slight hill. Quiet location but within easy distance of shops and the harbour. Beach located at the end of the harbour - about 10 minute walk from the house. Neighbours were friendly and helpful too. The house itself was excellent - very clean and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this property and stay here again in the future.

Genoa was a warm (very warm!!) comfortable 'cottage' in a brilliant, very quiet, location for Porthleven Harbour. The secure outside space was brilliant for our two dogs. The washing machine and tumble drier were really useful during the varied October weather. The addition of a dishwasher would be the icing on the cake, particularly during these COVID times when some are more thorough with washing up than others. Great for exploring the Lizard peninsular and all the beautiful peaceful coves around that coast, and really not too far to venture over to St Ives and the other equally beautiful coast(s).

Genoa is a lovely modern warm bungalow with everything you could need. Private parking and pleasant sitting out area. There is a slight hill to walk up from Harbour. We enjoyed a lovely week exploring the area and it was lovely to come ‘home’ to Genoa for a relaxing evening. Looking forwards to next time.

Genoa is a brilliant little bungalow perfectly placed just out from Porthleven harbour. We found it very warm and cozy and didn’t need any heating on. In fact we were opening windows to cool down! It had everything we needed and we will certainly consider using it again as Porthleven is our favourite place in south Cornwall. Aspect Holidays were very good, keeping us informed of important details right from the time we booked to the day we left. Brilliant holiday..

Comfortable accommodation with parking in Porthleven is a good find and only a short walk to see the views!

Lovely spacious bungalow , beautifully decorated with all every day essential items that you would need in a perfect location for the four of us and a dog . Nice and quiet and out of the way of hustle and bustle but only a 5 minute lovely little walk down to the harbour, which was great for walking the dog of an evening. Plenty of restaurants , pubs and shops . Porthleven is stunning . Very picturesque. Great location . Only half hour drive to ST Ives and Falmouth or go a little further ( 45 minutes ) to Perranporth beach . We book with aspects every year and would certainly stay here again .

Spacious accommodation in lovely location. Just a short walk down the hill to Porthleven which has a good selection of pubs, takeaways, shops etc. Had a lovely break here, thank you

Clean and comfortable bungalow. No immediate views but only a short walk to see them and as I holiday a lot in this area Genoa proved a good base with a great price!

A comfortable well equipped apartment that had a generous welcome pack of Cornish tea and coffee. Close to the harbour (5-10 minutes) with pubs, restaurants and takeaways. Ideal location to explore the Lizard and west Cornwall.

Absolutely delightful location in a charming Cornish fishing village. The daily walks with dog and having to go past The Harbour Inn ( or not!) all made it a very enjoyable week in a bungalow that had everything you could want and more. From the cream tea on arrival to the last day there was nothing else needed.

A fabulous home away from home within an excellent location and fantastic parking facilities and just a short 5 minute walk to the harbour. As a family plus dog we would highly recommended this property for exploring the local area and this part of the cornish coast as it is very dog friendly. The addition of a cream tea on arrival was a very welcome surprise & went down well with our teenage girls.

On the whole a lovely property and v close to harbour (5 min walk) Good facilities Very comfy beds and lovely bed linen Great walk in shower

Very nice place

Genoa is a fantastic property, well stocked spacious kitchen and comfortable beds. The lounge was well suited to a family of 3 and 2 pets. wifi kept the boy happy and a good provision of freeview TV all included. Would recommend to anyone.

Well decorated and comfortable accommodation perfect location 15 mins strole to harbour good selection of pubs and restaurant.

Had another fabulous stay at Genoa. Really dog friendly with an enclosed courtyard garden and just a few minutes walk from porthleven harbour. We will be booking again for next year

A really lovely property very homely - the cream tea, coffee, tea and milk on arrival a real bonus! Within a short distance to the town/village and parking spaces make it a perfect spot in beautiful Porthleven.

Enjoyed a great week. Parking definitely a bonus as in town parking is in short supply. Spotless, comfortable and good quality linen and towels. Bit of a climb up from the town but manageable even for two pensioners, the 9 year old grandson couldn't see the problem. Would stay again.

Great place. Second time we've stayed in Porthleven, as a family with two young children this was a really good choice; bungalow so no stairs, parking in front of the house, and nicely decorated. Beds were easy to move around to make it easier for kids sleeping (including space for a cot). The bungalow, although naturally slightly lacking in charm, was really nicely decorated and was comfy, cosy, and well equipped. A really nice touch with the milk and scones.

The location is brilliant; 5 minutes from the town centre and a very easy walk. Would stay again.

A comfortable, well-equipped property in a great seaside town

Very Good Bungalow very well equipped every thing you want is there and parking right out side, There is a small supermarket just down by the harbour plenty places to eat out down and around the Harbour. We thought the Harbour was lovely but the Area it's self did not suit us as we have Disabilities and I don't think Cornwall is very Disable Friendly it's a great county if you are fit but for the Disabled No.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Genoa and that it provided everything that you needed. Unfortunately, as in many other towns/counties, there are areas that are still not easily accessible for those with disabilities; the suitability of Porthleven will of depend on your level of mobility. As one person's situation and level of mobility will be very different to another, we would always recommend contacting us before booking, and we are very happy to chat to anyone looking to visit Cornwall, to advise on the most suitable properties to book, and any information that the team may have on suitability of areas/places on interest. We have a bit of information here, which also has some useful links for when it comes to planning your holiday here in Cornwall. Once again, thank you for your helpful comments and we are really happy to read that despite the area not suiting you, that you enjoyed Genoa. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a great week in Porthleven. The bungalow is comfortable and location is good. Scones and cream were a nice touch.

A fantastic property in a good location. Everything in the property you need for a fantastic stay. Easy parking for 2 cars. Will return

Genoa is set only 5 minutes walk from the tranquil harbour of porthleven. Accessibility is great for anyone and a bonus of 2 parking spaces which can be hard to find nearer the town. The property it’s self is modern, clean and very accommodating for your four legged friend with a secure enclosed garden where they can wander in and out at there own free will.

Genoa is an excellently equipped and located property. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The outdoor area is a great place to relax in the evening.

We really enjoyed our stay at Genoa in Porthleven. A short walk away from the harbour - it was very clean, very well decorated and really comfortable plus great parking. We hope to return.

Wow what a place .You could not ask for a more central location to porthleven 6mins walk and your in the heart of wife is in a wheel chair and found the bungalow great and very accessible The only bad point is was your there you don't want to leave...cant Waite to return

Excellent smart comfortable cottage with everything you need for a great holiday in Porthleven. Private parking and only a 10 minute stroll into the harbour.

A lovely bungalow with everything you need, in a prime location for events in the harbour area not to close or to far, easy parking

Very friendly staff who kept in touch to offer support before, during and after the holiday. Our second stay with your company and not the last.

Lovely property a stones throw from the harbour. Decorated to a high spec with everything you need for a self catering holiday.

Genoa is very nice property with parking.and just a short walk to the harbour.I will return in the future.