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Harbour View House
Porthleven

£830 - £1931 per week
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Harbour View House is a superb reverse level, three bedroomed property, with two bathrooms. The accommodation is arranged to take full advantage of the lovely views and is located on the quieter side of the harbour, just three minutes walk away from the shops, pubs and restaurants of Porthleven. With quality soft furnishings, under floor heating throughout and thermostats located in each room for individual temperature control, this is truly a home from home and will suit larger families of groups of couples looking for a truly immersive Cornish Holiday in this beautiful harbour village, you can even bring along your four legged family member and take advantage of the stunning coastal walks.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2

King

Bedroom 3

Twin

Entrance

via central front door into hallway with bespoke Oak staircase to first floor and doors to:

Bedroom 1

super king size bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bathroom

bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and basin.

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

solid engineered oak flooring with vaulted ceiling, divided into three distinct areas. A spacious galley kitchen equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and granite worktops. Bosch, fan assisted oven with grill plus a combination microwave with grill, warming plate and ceramic hob. The dining area, with an oak table and six leather dining chairs, has a bay window overlooking the harbour with a window seat and two easy leather chairs.
At the opposite end of this large space is the sitting area with two leather sofas, one chair with footstool and another bay window with window seat overlooking the harbour. Smart TV, DVD recorder/player and radio/cd player with iPod docking station. A modern wood burning stove makes this property as wonderful for winter holidays as it is in the summer.

Outside area

just across the road, overlooking the harbour, is a small, enclosed patio area with table and chairs.

Additional information

PLEASE NOTE- Only the right side of the parking area is available for guest use. All areas to the left, including the grassed area are out of bounds due to the rock face not being protected. Please contact the office for further information. gas central heating, dog accepted but must be kept downstairs at night with stair gate in place and no access to bedrooms, WiFi, well behaved dog welcome.

 
 

Great location! Spacious for 6 people with fabulous outlook over the inner harbour. The little garden is a welcome spot to sit watching life go by.

May 2024

We absolutely loved Harbour View House and wished we could have stayed longer. Very calm home with an amazing view. So lovely to be able to walk to the pub and restaurants and the coastal path in both directions. The fire was great in a cold January week. All the 5 stars and more … we will return.

January 2024

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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.

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.

Great location! Spacious for 6 people with fabulous outlook over the inner harbour. The little garden is a welcome spot to sit watching life go by.

We absolutely loved Harbour View House and wished we could have stayed longer. Very calm home with an amazing view. So lovely to be able to walk to the pub and restaurants and the coastal path in both directions. The fire was great in a cold January week. All the 5 stars and more … we will return.

Really enjoyed our stay at 3rd stay at Harbour View House, even more so this year given how wet the New Year week was but the upstairs living area and seats fitted into the bay windows meant we could still enjoy the views from inside - plus plenty of space to play with the kids and keep them entertained.

Although only 1 car fits on the drive, parking at this time of year was easy as there was always space opposite the cottage to park on the roadside. Although nothings the same as your own bed, the beds here were comfortable and the cottage had everything needed for a great week away - the included high chair and travel cot were extremely useful.

A few negatives were that the en-suite shower door kept coming off the runners and didn’t close completely and the toilet in here also let out a strong smell of urine whenever used. The hot water timer was a bit inconvenient as we had to keep manually setting this to get hot water when needed but we made it work without issue. A few items like the rug and sofas could do with an upgrade too.

Overall a really good break to one of our favourite Cornish harbours and already booked up for next New Years week!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the property, so much so that you are planning your return! We are sorry that you experienced a couple of maintenance issues during your stay, we know there is never a good time for these things to go wrong, whether we are at home or away on holiday, but we will always work quickly to get these things fixed as soon as they are reported. Your feedback regarding the soft furnishings has been passed along to the owner for them to take into consideration for any future improvements, too. We hope to see you back soon. Phoebe, Customer Services.

lovely house , great location,. porthleven is a beautiful place .

Fantastic family house in a wonderful location. Well equipped, and we found it exactly as described.

Great house in great location. This has been our second year here and we will be back next year. Love it

Our third stay at Harbour View House. Lovely place. We come to Porthleven regularly and will try to book the same venue again next time

Harbour View is a large spacious, comfortable property with fantastic views of the harbour and Porthleven. We’ve stayed many times and love to sit in the window and watch the world go by! It is great for access to both the beach and the coastal path and all the fantastic shops and cafes / restaurants in the town. It also has the added bonus of a small lawned area for pets and parking. We love it!

Lovely comfortable and well equipped house - amazing views and delightful little garden opposite - and spacious off road parking - brilliant coastal walks with our dog - we used the incredibly cheap bus to Praa and then walked back - pubs and restaurants especially Kota all excellent- we have already booked for next year!

This is a lovely spacious property and the views are spectacular. Will definitely book again

Holiday home from home. Good value for money, and brilliant views of the harbour.

Could not fault anything with Harbour View House - everything was perfect. Kitchen was so well equipped we didn't want for anything. Whole house was spotlessly clean and in a fantastic spot for watching over the harbour. Location great for visiting other towns and villages nearby. We ate out in Porthleven and the food was amazing. We will definately return

This is an ideal property in a perfect location. The upside down layout gives lovely views over the harbour where there is always something to see. The parking space was very useful but parking was always available just opposite the house too for the extra cars. We had a wonderful time in the house and in Porthleven which is a great harbour town with plenty of eating, drinking and shopping establishments. Would definitely recommend.

Love Porthleven, love Harbour View House- we hope to be back again next year.

The house is great as is Porthleven. If you want a lovely relaxing holiday come here. We liked it so much we are coming back next year

Returned for a second visit to Harbour View House. Everything was to an excellent standard. We will be returning.

Harbour House is a lovely comfortable property. We stayed as two couples and a dog and plenty of room to spread out. Little garden over the road a great space to sit and enjoy the views. We watched the harbour all week , didn’t put the TV on once, watched the world go by from the window seat or garden at the end of the day. Room for two cars at the side of the house and there is a hose to remove the presents from the roosting seagulls…. Plenty of parking space on the road also.

Harbour View House is an excellent location to sit and watch the town and the harbour from the comfy chairs situated in the large bay windows. The house is excellently located to wander into the town or walk up to the coastal path. It is a short distance to the beach and the coastal path to Looe Bar. The house has a brilliant central location. The house has everything that you need, comfortable beds, bedding and towels all of good quality. The kitchen has everything you require to cook food and all the utensils and appliances are good dependable makes. I love this house and staying there because the comfort and quality ensures that you feel like you’re at home when you are on your holidays.

A great property for a family in the perfect location in Porthleven

Well laid out with plenty of space, a great location for a stroll around the pretty harbour to the beach with plenty of places to eat and drink close by. perfect!