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Red Sails
Porthleven

£611 - £1421 per week
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Red Sails is a three-bedroom cottage, with sea and harbour views and facing west, makes the most of the truly beautiful sunsets across the harbour. The cottage is a great example of original meets contemporary, its sympathetic refurbishment, ensures guests comfort but with all the modern conveniences of home. The flagstone flooring downstairs and deep comfortable sofas, and wooden floors upstairs, blend beautifully with the well-equipped kitchen and comfy bedrooms.

At the rear of the cottage, you can sit with a glass of wine on your own private deck and enjoy the wonderful sunsets over the hills across the harbour. Even in cooler months the lovely summerhouse extends the seasons, making Red Sails the ideal, year-round, destination for all the family, including your four-legged friend.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Bunk beds

Entrance

via front door into inner porch then door to:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

rustic slate flooring, two sofas, wood-burning stove, TV, DVD, CD/radio, MP3 docking station. Dining area with table and six chairs. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, electric oven and gas hob. Stairs rising to first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, window seats with sea and harbour views, en suite with large shower enclosure, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, sea glimpses, en suite: bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

bunks beds (suitable for children over six), en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Outside area

terraced decked area with table and chairs, countryside views.

Additional information

the cottage has an open tread staircase and varying levels on both floors. The decked area is accessed by steep steps with a rope handrail and children should be supervised in this area. full gas central heating, dogs welcome but downstairs only, WiFi, well behaved dog welcome.

 
 

Great location with glimpses of the harbour and with all of Porthleven’s facilities easily to hand and the property was excellent value for money. The Aspects team were friendly and helpful and quickly resolved a small issue we had with one of the external doors.

February 2024

We had a wonderful stay at Red Sails. Beautiful house and very clean and well furnished, the view from our room over the Harbour was incredible. Lovely soft beds and bedding. The cream tea on our arrival was a lovely touch. Red Sails kept in touch from the time of booking to departure and would definitely recommend them. Thank you for a lovely visit

July 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.

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.

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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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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 with glimpses of the harbour and with all of Porthleven’s facilities easily to hand and the property was excellent value for money. The Aspects team were friendly and helpful and quickly resolved a small issue we had with one of the external doors.

We had a wonderful stay at Red Sails. Beautiful house and very clean and well furnished, the view from our room over the Harbour was incredible. Lovely soft beds and bedding. The cream tea on our arrival was a lovely touch. Red Sails kept in touch from the time of booking to departure and would definitely recommend them. Thank you for a lovely visit

Excellent cottage and location,loved our stay

We had wonderful week staying at Red Sails in the heart of Porthleven.

It's extremely well equipped, very clean and comfortable and is an excellent base to explore locally and further afield around Southern Cornwall.

We've stayed in quite a few properties in Porthleven over the years and this one is highly recommended!

We had a very enjoyable week at Red Sails. Lovely location to enjoy Porthleven and the surrounding areas. Stunning views from the master bedroom, great to watch the sun set!

Kitchen is well equipped, which is great as I enjoy cooking. Kitchen table isn’t the most comfortable but big enough for the whole family which is good.

Children loved the bunk beds and the secret compartment in the table! We all loved the front garden in the late afternoon, in the sunshine. The children sat out there colouring and we enjoyed the sun and watching the harbour.

I stayed in Red Sails with my family for a week and we were incredibly impressed with the cleanliness of the property, it really felt like a home from home with the kitchen being fully equipped if you want to cook dinner at home! The beds were comfy and views from the decking were amazing. The town itself is beautiful and has everything you need for a great holiday. The customer service from Aspects Holidays was absolutely superb from start to finish too, we will definitely be returning!

Fabulous location close to the vibrant centre of Porthleven but fay enough away to be quiet. Very comfy beds and great ro be able to access coastal walks from your doorstep!