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Hender House

£520 - £1140 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.


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.


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1 Jan - 5 Feb520
12 Feb - 19 Feb640
26 Feb - 19 Mar565
26 March570
2 Apr - 16 Apr690
23 Apr - 30 Apr640
7 May670
14 May - 21 May700
28 May790
4 June700
11 June765
18 June820
25 June840
2 July970
9 July1070
16 Jul - 20 Aug1140
27 August870
3 September710
10 September660
17 September650
24 September630
1 Oct - 8 Oct620
15 Oct - 22 Oct650
29 Oct - 10 Dec520
17 Dec - 31 Dec874

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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