In association with Porthleven Holiday Cottages, we explain why this Cornish town has heaps of holiday appeal

Sponsored by Porthleven Holiday Cottages…

Clustered around its quintessential Cornish harbour, the village of Porthleven is amongst the most sought after holiday destinations in the South West. Whether you’re looking for a romantic week for two in a traditional fisherman’s cottage with harbour views and open fires; a bustling family holiday beside the beach with lots of activities and adventures; a gourmet week with a choice of award-winning restaurants or a comfy base to relax in after beautiful cliff walks with your family pet, Porthleven Holiday Cottages has the perfect accommodation for you.

At Porthleven Holiday Cottages we aim to provide our guests with everything they would expect from a first class holiday property and more. From the saffron buns with Cornish butter and the bottle of wine that welcomes guests on their arrival to the charming interiors, high quality bed linen, fluffy towels and well-equipped kitchens our properties are real homes from home.

Once you have discovered Porthleven you will want to come back year after year. Well over half of our guests are returning visitors, who love the fact that they can find everything they need in the village, and with so much to do in the area the car can have a rest too. Porthleven is the most southerly harbour in the country with stunning views out towards the Lizard Peninsular in the east and St Michael’s Mount in the west.

Porthleven is fast becoming a gourmet destination with so many first class restaurants to choose from you can eat out somewhere different every night. Try Rick Stein’s, Kota, The Square or Amélies for a special evening, or meet the locals at The Ship Inn, a charming 18th century pub with great food. For the freshest fish ever, take home the catch of the day sold directly from the Fisherman’s Quay and cook it yourself.

Dogs love Porthleven too. With breath-taking cliff walks and the wonderful Penrose Estate on the doorstep, Porthleven is a dog lover’s paradise. There’s no need to leave the family pup at home as they are welcome in most of our properties and in many of the restaurants and cafés too.

Families love Porthleven because there is so much to do, from swimming on the lifeguard-attended beach, paddle-boarding in the harbour, bike rides on Penrose’s traffic free roads, surf lessons on the Lizard to fishing and rockpooling on the craggy rocks. For the creative types, there is the opportunity to learn how to make jewellery or go sketching on the cliffs.

For more information call our friendly staff, located in the centre of the village, to discuss your individual requirements on 01326 574270, or visit our website at

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