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The Vestry
Porthleven

£525 - £1220 per week
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The Vestry is an impressive holiday home with a delightful state of detachment from the bothers of everyday life, set in a quiet, pedestrian only, row of three cottages, converted from buildings which, in the past, were a Christadelphian Hall and the local gig club. It has been renovated to an extremely high standard and is in a superb position just off the harbour, and only a few minutes' walk from the beach. A quiet bolthole that offers a superb escape throughout the seasons. In summer the village has a lust for life, while in winter, storms rage and salty winds whip around the harbour, presenting the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a bottle by the woodburner

The Mediterranean style tiled ground floor with electric underfloor heating offers guests spacious, reverse level accommodation, whilst the impressive vaulted, open plan living area upstairs, is a fabulous social space for families, or couples sharing, to enjoy spending time together, whether eating, relaxing or simply planning the days activities. Stairs from the open-plan living area ascend to two cosy bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. Porthleven's beach is perfect for a bracing swim; wild in winter but crystal blue in summer. If you can tear yourself out of bed early, stroll down to the harbour watch the fishermen haul in in mussels, ready for your dinner later.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Entrance

into hallway with central staircase to first floor and ground floor doors to:

Bedroom 1

super king-size bed with posture mattress, en suite with shower, WC, and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip n link beds (twin or super king), en suite with bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

high vaulted ceilings, spot lighting and oak flooring throughout, leather sofa and armchairs, wood burner, TV with FreeSat. Kitchen with granite worktops and Neff appliances including electric oven and halogen hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Dining table with four chairs.

Additional information

underfloor heating, WiFi, well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

The Vestry is a perfectly located little house which was extremely comfortable for our party of 4 adults and our fur family. Nicely decorated, lovely and warm with plenty of storage in the bedrooms. Although there is no sea view, the house is literally 30 seconds walk to the harbour and the hub of beautiful Porthleven. We loved our sushi and can’t wait to go back!

December 2023

We enjoyed a very comfortable week at The Vestry. Warm, clean and well equipped. Ideal location for all amenities and coast walks. Would definitely book again.

March 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.

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.

The Vestry is a perfectly located little house which was extremely comfortable for our party of 4 adults and our fur family. Nicely decorated, lovely and warm with plenty of storage in the bedrooms. Although there is no sea view, the house is literally 30 seconds walk to the harbour and the hub of beautiful Porthleven. We loved our sushi and can’t wait to go back!

Had a lovely stay at the vestry ,decor is a bit tired local to all amenities , harbour full of shops restaurants and 2 pubs . Good bus route to Penzance and Falmouth .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements, and individual tastes, so we are very sorry to hear that you had felt that there were some areas needing a bit of attention. However we are pleased you had a great stay and made the most of having lots of shops and restaurants nearby! Katy, Customer Services.

We enjoyed a very comfortable week at The Vestry. Warm, clean and well equipped. Ideal location for all amenities and coast walks. Would definitely book again.

The Vestry is a cosy, comfortable cottage tucked away in a very quiet spot yet just a stone's throw from the bustling harbour and all that this beautiful fishing village has to offer.

Our every need was catered for, complete with Christmas tree for our festive break!

We would highly recommend this cottage although parking may be more of a challenge during the summer months so do be mindful that you may not be able to park nearby.

Lovely cottage with feeling of space - close to harbour and coastal path, comfortable beds -Aspects really helpful company.

Aspects excellent and helpful as always. Cottage is very convenient for harbour. Recommend making use of bridle paths and walks around Loe Bar and Penrose estate. Corner Deli excellent pizzas and sandwiches. Ceds’s bagels at Shipyard v.good. Kota Kai excellent.

This cottage in great location for harbour and all amenities. Both bedrooms en-suite and good broadband connection. Take advantage of wonderful walks along coastal path towards Loe Bar lake and Penrose estate. Good pizza at Corner Deli and don’t forget a visit to Origin Roastery and Kaupeka