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Hender House

£581 - £1350 per week

Hender House is a charming, recently renovated, cottage, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Porthleven village. There are lovely views over the sea and harbour, with an elevated garden, as well as an additional patio area with seating at the front of the cottage, perfect for an evening sundowner or morning coffee, while you take in the stunning views. The cottage is reverse level with light and spacious, open plan, living area on the first floor, looking straight out over the harbour, the perfect place for couples or families to spend quality time together. The luxurious kitchen allows the chef of the family the chance to whip up some delicious local produce and afterwards, everyone can relax on the comfortable sofas, whilst they plan the day ahead. The two ground floor bedrooms offer a peaceful night's slumber and share a lovely bathroom with bath and separate shower.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via the front patio iwith wooden seating. Front door leads into hallway with doors to all bedrooms and stairs to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

two leather sofas, Smart TV, soundbar and DVD player. Kitchen area with granite worktops, island unit with two bar stools, electric oven and hob, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A washer/dryer is located on the ground floor. Oak dining table and chairs, French doors open out to the rear of the cottage onto a sheltered patio. Leading to:

Outside area

patio area, table with attached seating. From here steps lead up to an elevated garden with a glass balustrade, seating, views to the sea and harbour.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV.


bath and a separate shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Additional information

electric central heating, Hender House adjoins Captain's Cottage, making it an ideal choice for two families wishing to holiday together but retain their privacy, WiFi.


Another lovely stay in Porthleven. Still returning after 14 years.

Our 2nd stay at Hender House which is beautifully furnished & fully equipped with everything you need.

October 2023

We loved our week at Hender House. We've been coming to Porthleven for over 20 years, but this is the first time we booked with Aspects, and we will do so again.

The property was comfortable, very well appointed and perfectly positioned for my elderly parents, who were able to easily walk to all our favourite places in the village. The welcome package was an unexpected treat and very appreciated.

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.


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.

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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!

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.

Another lovely stay in Porthleven. Still returning after 14 years.

Our 2nd stay at Hender House which is beautifully furnished & fully equipped with everything you need.

We loved our week at Hender House. We've been coming to Porthleven for over 20 years, but this is the first time we booked with Aspects, and we will do so again.

The property was comfortable, very well appointed and perfectly positioned for my elderly parents, who were able to easily walk to all our favourite places in the village. The welcome package was an unexpected treat and very appreciated.

The fact that we keep returning to Hender House says it all! Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you would need.

Also very convenient location for shops and restaurants but still wonderful views of the harbour and outer sea.

Have never before stayed in a holiday home that was as clean and welcoming as Hender House. It’s in a great location in Porthleven, with wonderful views, over the rooftops, of the harbour and countryside beyond. Would definitely recommend this property and Aspects Holidays.

Hender House occupies an ideal and quiet spot with good views of the harbour. It is clean & very well presented. Porthleven is very well situated to enable us to visit all our favourite spots on the Lizard, Lands End peninsular, and the wonderful North Cornish coastline from Cape Cornwall to Newquay and Bedruthan Steps.

Just returned from Hender House which is a beautifully well-equipped house in a prime location . Exceptionally clean spacious & warm. Thoroughly enjoyed the welcome pack.

This is an exceptional holiday let. Superbly appointed. Fabulous views & lovely outside areas to relax in. Comfortable, warm & spotlessly clean. Equipped to a high standard. Easy to park within distance of the property. We were lucky to park outside for access to all the lovely places to visit but we were also so happy to stay in porthleven & take advantage of the stunning beach just around the corner. Thankyou to the owners for making this home a most pleasurable stay, also for the welcome pack & as always to Aspects for their outstanding professional & friendly service. We will definitely be back.

A beautifully well-equipped house in a wonderful location. It is a stone’s throw from Porthleven harbour, shops and eateries but quiet with good views.

We have stayed in a number of properties managed by Aspects and have found all the property descriptions to be accurate and Hender House was no different. It is a lovely warm, clean, well equipped upside down cottage with views across the harbour and out to sea. The delightful welcome tray was most welcome after a long journey. There are lots of restaurants in Porthleven however we had to book Kota a couple of weeks in advance to secure the table, the meal was excellent. We can also recommend the Corner Deli who do a great pizza and also Porthleven fish and chips. We would definitely consider Hender House if we stop in Porthleven again.

We have returned to Hender House every year since it became a holiday let. Beautifully presented, immaculately clean and superb position. Equipped throughout with everything you could possibly want.

We loved our time in Hender House. The amount of kitchen equipment and utensils was excellent and made cooking and preparing food an enjoyable experience. The view was stunning and all aspects of the house were extremely comfortable, it was a pleasure to stay in. Knowing Porthleven from previous holidays we were slightly concerned about parking, but needn’t have worried as we managed to park outside Hender house on all occasions. We will definitely look to book again.

The people running Aspects are very efficient, friendly , and keep you well informed. The property was better than we expected. It was very well presented, and more equipment than you could ever require. Overall we enjoyed our holiday very much . Many thanks. K. Spencer

Property easy to find, and even parking available outside when we arrived on a busy Sunday afternoon in July. Immaculately clean, very well stocked and it seems that everything had been thought of, even baking tins and cookery books! There is a huge choice of food available in the town ( 5 mins stroll down the hill) with the numerous shops, cafes and restaurants , as well as two supermarkets. Lovely views from the living room over the harbour and countryside beyond. Steps up to the back terrace may be difficult for those with mobility issues, but the living room and kitchen opens out on to a small patio with table. We sat in the front yard in the evenings, watching the sun go down. Porthleven beach a 5-10 minute walk in one direction and the access to the S W Coast path is just over the other side of the harbour. No complaints whatsoever about our stay. Many thanks to Aspects staff for their help with our last minute booking !

We were delighted to find such a beautiful and well equipped house. The house is in a perfect position for access to the harbour and beach and the views especially the glorious sunsets.

Just returned from Hender House, and we’ve had a brilliant week in Porthleven. Hender house is located just a few minutes stroll downhill to the harbour, in a very quiet street. The property is gorgeously decorated, and was perfect for our family of four, with plenty of space for us all. The upside down nature of the property, with the living room upstairs is great, affording lovely views of the harbour whilst relaxing with a coffee in the morning and a drink evening. Amenities wise, you couldn’t ask for more to be provided for a self catering holiday, right down to washing up liquid and tabs for the washing machine. And the scones, cream and jam waiting for us on arrival was a nice touch. We were apprehensive as there is no allocated parking, but we needn’t have been-we didn’t have an issue parking outside at all, and that was during half term. Overall, I couldn’t recommend this property (and Aspects Holidays) highly enough, and we are already planning our next holiday in Porthleven!