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Sea Cottage, Porthleven

£531 - £1155 per week

Sea Cottage is a cosy, recently refurbished, semi-detached cottage, situated just above the beach and has super views of The Bay from every window. It is only a few minutes' walk to the centre of Porthleven village in one direction, and to the National Trust's Penrose Estate, with its woodland walks, in the other. Ideal for up to three people and comfortably furnished, Sea Cottage is a great base to explore Porthleven and the local area from, or you may want to go further afield, as some of Cornwall's most iconic landmarks, such as St Michaels Mount, are only 20 minutes away by car. Wake up to the most glorious sea views and take your morning coffee marvelling at the ever changing scene, then after a day exploring, pour a glass of your favourite tipple to sit and watch the sunset before cosying up on the sofas to plan your next days adventure.

Sea Cottage benefits from access to the beach which is just a few yards down the road.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via access over neighbouring property front patio into:

Kitchen/dining room

dining table with seating for four, fridge, freestanding electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer. Staircase to first floor bedrooms.

Sitting room

two sofas, flame effect, wall hung electric fire, TV/DVD, CD/Radio/Bluetooth unit.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Shower room

shower cubicle, WC and basin, heated towel rail.

Outside area

access over neighbouring property patio, outside bench and chairs.

Additional information

modern electric heating throughout, please note this property has a MiFi device with unlimited data rather than standard WiFi, beach towels available on request, Sea Cottage is adjacent to Ocean's Edge, making it an ideal choice for families wanting to holiday together but retain some privacy. Please note the patio belongs to Ocean's Edge, Sea Cottage has access only and use of outside table and seating, WiFi.


Excellent cottage very comfortable and well equipped our last visit was our second and I am sure it won’t be the last offering great views we had a very enjoyable visit Bob and Anne Steel.

May 2024

Lovely location to stay have visited many times. Cottage in ideal location which was lovely and clean and warm. Had a great time.

October 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.

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.

Excellent cottage very comfortable and well equipped our last visit was our second and I am sure it won’t be the last offering great views we had a very enjoyable visit Bob and Anne Steel.

Lovely location to stay have visited many times. Cottage in ideal location which was lovely and clean and warm. Had a great time.

We had a fabulous stay at Sea Cottage in March this year! We found the cottage very clean, cosy and comfortable and the perfect base for exploring Porthleven and further afield! We loved waking up to uninterrupted direct views over the sea and towards the harbour! A big thank you for an excellent welcome pack, best scones we have had in a long time and wine was a lovely touch too! Only a small cottage but perfect for the two of us and overall, we couldn’t fault the place and will be back again!

To stay here was so beautiful. It was so nice decorated and very clean. The view from the house was so amazing. Very near to all important points. We wish, we come back in the future.

Super holiday in a special place.

The cottage was beautifully clean and very well-equipped. It was in an excellent location and suited us perfectly.

Lovely and clean... Great welcome pack including milk and tea.... I would definitely recommend staying here.... If you go in the colder months there's a lovely fire... ..Town centre just around corner... Beach, right in front of you.... South West coast path for great walks

Lovely cottage next to the sea. Only drawback is parking

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Sea Cottage. Although there is no allocated parking for the cottage advertised, there is on-road parking about 100yards away from the property, availability depending. You can also briefly stop outside the cottage to unload and load your vehicle, which could be helpful on arrival and departure days! Katy, Customer Services

The cottage and position are fabulous and views , sea & coastal walks breathtaking A lovely upmarket harbour town which would definitely rebook The owner has recently & tastefully renovated this little gem of a cottage Loved whole experience !