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Shambrook is an idyllic seaside retreat in the delightful seaside town of Porthleven, within this picturesque community, Shambrook offers a perfect blend of coastal charm and relaxation. This traditionally built, mid terrace house has been tastefully decorated, and is bathed in natural light with dual aspect windows in both the sitting room and kitchen, so you can enjoy the sunrise and watch Porthleven wake up for the day whilst you enjoy your morning coffee.

Venture down to the harbour to experience the true magic of Porthleven, with its quaint shops, renowned restaurants, and traditional Cornish pubs, just a short stroll away. Or if you're feeling slightly more adventurous, embark on a scenic coastal walk and visit one of the many stunning local beaches, or discover hidden coves by paddleboard or kayak. When you're ready to recharge for your next day of adventures, head back to Shambrook and snuggle up in front of the fire with a movie and drift off to dreamland in one of the three comfortable bedrooms. Whether you're seeking adventure or tranquillity, Shambrook is the perfect base for creating cherished memories by the sea.

Please Note: There are construction works taking place to a property nearby, to build a two-floor dwelling which is expected to take place throughout 2024 and into 2025. Due to the nature of works this has the potential to be seen and possibly at times heard. Please contact our customer services team with any questions or queries before booking.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



via small walled area, through front door into small hallway with, door into kitchen, stairs to lower bedroom and utility area, and door leading to sitting room and all other rooms.


electric oven and induction hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, door to outside area via external steps.

Sitting room

sofa, woodburner, TV, armchair, two chairs, stairs to first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

king size bed


bath with shower over and handheld attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds

Utility area

via stairs opposite front door, cloakroom, basin, washer/dryer, door to:

Bedroom 3

king size bed, door to outside area.

Additional information

oil central heating throughout, the downstairs bedroom and utility area are only accessible via very steep stairs; although these are fitted with specialist anti-slip surface strips, they may not be suitable for people with limited mobility, there is a stairgate fitted at the top of the stairs, boiler located in downstairs bedroom, WiFi, well behaved dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Wonderful, very nicely furnished and well-equipped small house in a charming little town. We really loved it and would be happy to return. Definitely recommendable! Also nice: just a 5-minute-walk to harbour/town center.

June 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.


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...

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Wonderful, very nicely furnished and well-equipped small house in a charming little town. We really loved it and would be happy to return. Definitely recommendable! Also nice: just a 5-minute-walk to harbour/town center.