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Nestled in the picturesque village of Porthleven, Spindrift is a traditional two-bedroom Cornish cottage tucked away right behind the iconic clock tower, offering a unique and enchanting escape for those seeking a quiet coastal experience. As you step into this reverse style cottage you'll be greeted by bursts of colour and modern design that sets the tone for a restful stay. The vibrant décor adds a playful touch to the sleek, contemporary furnishings, creating a welcoming atmosphere throughout. With two thoughtfully appointed bedrooms, this seaside gem is a great base for couples and smaller groups.

Situated in the heart of Porthleven, and seconds away from the beach, Spindrift boasts an ideal location for exploring the rich offerings of the local area. Immerse yourself in this seaside town's unique charm, from its galleries to the renowned restaurants lining the harbour. With Porthleven being well known as a fantastic location for storm watching, for those seeking a bit of drama, Spindrift is perfectly positioned to watch the waves roll in, providing a front seat to mother natures spectacular displays. Or in the Summer months you can enjoy the calm turquoise sea from the patio area at the front of the cottage, and the rear garden is a great spot to shelter from the sea breeze and unwind with a glass of wine as the sun sets over the horizon. Whether you're looking to visit Porthleven for an active week of adventure discovering the local area, or simply rest, recoup and soak up the sensational views, Spindrift is the ideal retreat.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via Institute Hill, up four steps onto patio with picnic bench, through front door into:


sofa, snuggle chair, Smart TV, door to bedroom, hallway with doors leading to second bedroom and outside area, and staircase to first floor.

Bedroom 1

king size bed.


bath, WC, basin, double walk in shower with rainfall shower head and handheld attachment.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

two sofas, armchair, table with six chairs, fridge freezer, double electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, two breakfast bar chairs, bi-fold doors leading to:

Outside area

patio area with sofa and two stools, outside cupboard containing washing machine, and bench in upper area.

Additional information

please note the property is only accessible by foot, and the pathway is on a slope so may not be suitable for people with limited mobility, air source heat pump, underfloor heating throughout, the Smart TV is in the snug downstairs, WiFi, well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Great property, well equipped and tastefully furnished. Amazing views across the harbour and out to sea. We will be back!

May 2024

Spindrift is a lovely house, with views of the sea from every window. I'd highly recommend staying here in the lovely village of Porthleven with its many restaurants and shops.

May 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...

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 property, well equipped and tastefully furnished. Amazing views across the harbour and out to sea. We will be back!

Spindrift is a lovely house, with views of the sea from every window. I'd highly recommend staying here in the lovely village of Porthleven with its many restaurants and shops.

Lovely cottage, in a great location. Finished to a high standard and very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped and good sea views from the upper terrace and area in front garden.

Beautiful location and tastefully renovated with amazing views.