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Porthleven clifftop property with spectacular sea views, quiet location

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
The Lamp House, Porthleven, Cornwall, an incredible place in sun or raging storms. Five minutes walk to beach and villag

The Lamp House sits at the edge of Porthleven right above the water on a quiet coastal road on the route to Loe Bar, the largest fresh water lake in Cornwall. The house has been recently decorated and the facade rebuilt with a fresh new look. The house is beautifully furnished with Indonesian themes and equipped to the highest standards. It has a bright open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen on the first floor, with glorious views from the four large picture windows. Sitting at the reclaimed mahogany wood table on the comfortable window seats you can spend hours reading and watching the world go by below or enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets. Ideal for families, friends and couples alike we hope you will love the Lamp House as much as we do.

Don't hesitate to submit an enquiry - we will reply directly and you will also then see our phone number and you are welcome to call us to talk about the house and Porthleven. I am afraid that we do not use the Owners Direct on-line booking system. Instead our bookings are taken by Porthleven Holidays who manage the house on our behalf. They can receive payment by credit card.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jane and Andy Colman. We are a family of five from Caterham in Surrey with two daughters and one son. We love our family holidays at the Lamp House, as do our parents and friends who love it for the peace and tranquility of the place.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Superb house in a lovely location...bed very comfy! Mrs and Mrs W, Somerset.



Everything about the Lamp House and its views and location is better than the brochure - we think its perfect in every way and we've had a wonderful week - Ally & Val M, Edinburgh.



We loved your beautiful home with its amazing views. Today we saw a dolphin family by the beach. We don't want to leave. Accommodation five star. Family B, Luneburg, Germany.



Wonderful views, very clean, comfortable, well appointed house, the best king size bed in the West! - Mr and Mrs G Stevens, Devon.



A lovely comfy holiday home, so much better than a hotel, excellent location, very relaxing. - Sarah A. and family, Wimbledon.



We have had a really great week, it went so fast if felt like a long weekend...the house first class. - R and K Andrews, Worcester.



A wonderful week. We really felt home from home. Family K, Kolliken, Switzerland
May 2010
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13 Reviews

4.9
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely house with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what great views. It was beautiful sunshine when we arrived however within hours we were watching the waves crashing below as a storm came in. The kids said it was better than tv and sat glued to the windows. Oh yes, the house is lovely too. Very comfortable sofas and beds. Kitchen had everything we needed. Great location, loved not having to drive to go out for dinner/go to the shops and the walk over to Loe Bar is stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Porthleven in the future.
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5

Well maintained, comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage exceeded our expectations and the photos do not do it justice. Upstairs wow, what a view! Spent many hours watching the sea, the comings and goings of mounts bay and the walkers. The furniture is quality and comfortable, the living area spacious and the kitchen is well equipped.

Downstairs, very comfortable beds with fluffy marshmallow bedding provided a good nights sleep after all of our day trips.

Debbie, the cleaner, had the cottage immaculate upon our arrival and as we had the cottage for 2 weeks she arrived with fresh linens after the first week.

Owners Jame and Andy, promptly answered all of our questions before our arrival.

The location was perfect, far enough from the harbour so for it to be quiet and not bothered by all of the tourist but close enough for it to be a few minutes stroll to restaurants and shops etc.

Porthleven itself is a small community with several good restaurants a couple of pubs and a few shops, it is well positioned to explore western Cornwall. We went on multiple day trips as far up as Tintagle, all within an hrs drive and there is lots to see and do within 30 mins drive. My favourite thing to do was walk the costal paths, with spectacular views and scenery on every turn - bring your camera!

If We were to return to this area of the country would we stay at lamphouse? Definately!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A pleasure to walk in to!

  • 5 of 5

First impressions were that we had made an excellent choice in booking the Lamp House and after a week we knew we were right!

The property delivered on all levels. It was spotlessly clean. The bedroom furniture, beds and linen were of high quality. Bathrooms and shower worked well and first time without any need for adjustment.

Upstairs, the living area was just as shown in the listing. The views were fantastic and the sofas really comfortable. The Kitchen equipment was great and it was well equipped with all the crockery, glasses tools and saucepans you could need.

Porthleven and the Lamp House is a great place for a relaxing holiday.

We would strongly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Short Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay here and we will definitely be back. What a fabulous spot with views to die for. I could spend all day with a cup of coffee looking at the sea, whatever the weather! The Lamp House is perfect, very comfortable with superb facilities and all of the things that make a break/holiday relaxing and enjoyable. The property was beautifully clean on our arrival, the beds were very comfortable with lovely soft white bed linen and fluffy towels. The local area is wonderful with so much to do. We parked our car and walked the whole weekend! Some lovely restaurants, Sea Drift is lovely and managed to buy several Christmas presents, even though it is only March; the shops are unusual and have some lovely gifts.

Would definitely recommend the house, the area and the view!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic break

  • 5 of 5

Such a great stay at the Lamp House, loved the location and the wonderful interior of the house, we spent a great week with super weather, views were amazing, a fantastic place to relax, just the two of us...

Will hopefully return

Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay at such a wonderful place..

Catherine and Martyn

Gloucester

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine, Martyn, many thanks for the great review.Much appreciated. Jane & Andy
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5

Stunning views from this comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

This is a well appointed contemporary property with the most amazing sea views. Easy to get to from the back of Porthleven. Many lovely cliff top and country walks on the doorstep. A lovely 5-10 minute walk down into porthleven which is filled with wonderful restaurants,cafes, pubs and shops. A short car trip into Helston where there are supermarkets etc.

The property was clean and had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable and it was very quiet. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this property to others. You could tell it is used by the owners because it was so comfortable and well equipped well above the standard of many other holiday cottages. Somehow the photos don't do it justice. It was delightful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We're of back down to the Lamp House in a couple of weeks - can't keep away.
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Location

From the Owner

We just fell in love with Porthleven and the bright open plan house with its spectacular views

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Porthleven lies to the south of Helston. It can be easily reached from Newquay airport where you can hire a car. Trains from London stop at Camborne which is a 25 minute taxi ride away. You are best to approach the Lamp House from Helston taking the road to Loe Bar and then down Coopers Lane rather than going through Porthleven where the streets are very narrow.

Porthleven is a fantastic unspoilt traditional and active fishing village. With its restaurants, superb pubs, cafes, and shops, the harbour side is always bustling but rarely overcrowded (unlike the tourist havens on the north coast). In fact Porthleven is often at its busiest on a stormy day when many locals gather around the harbour to watch the dramatic scenes of the enormous Atlantic waves crashing up against the cliffs.

The village is fast becoming the foodie centre of South West Cornwall - led by Kota (Jude Kereama, Great British Menu) and Rick Stein Porthleven, with many other fine restaurants. The area is a walkers paradise and there is nothing like a morning stroll along the coastal path, across the sand spit at Loe Bar, and on to Gunwalloe where you can have a superb lunch at the Halzephron pub before returning home.

Porthleven made the news in January and February 2014 with the massive storms hitting the South West, and plenty of footage on YouTube and the BBC. The Lamp House is standing strong, providing fantastic views of the waves and can be seen in many of the photos.

Just five minutes walk from the house you will find steps taking you down to Porthleven's beautiful sandy beach, the east side of which allows pets all year round. The beach on the other side of the harbour is suitable for expert surfers, otherwise beginners can travel to Praa Sands just along the coast or to Gwithian on the north coast for spectacular surf. You can also drive south to the Lizard and west to Lands End and the numerous beaches and points of interest in between. And for a special treat why not visit or even book seats for a show at the magical cliff top open air Minack Theatre (see its web site).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 
 
Xmas
17 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
10 night minimum stay
£1,371
for 10 nights
£960
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
Blustery January
6 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£133
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
 
Fabulous February
3 Feb 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£630
 
 
Fabulous February
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
February
17 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£655
 
 
Magical March
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Easter hols
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Sunny Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
Early summer
9 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Early summer
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£970
for 7 nights
£970
 
 
Early summer
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Summer
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,085
for 7 nights
£1,085
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,665
for 7 nights
£1,665
 
 
End of summer
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Late summer
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Late summer
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Late summer
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£780
for 7 nights
£780
 
 
Early autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Autumn
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Autumn
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
Autumn
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Friday changeover. Arrivals from 3pm, departure by 10am on the Friday morning. Ask about off season weekend and mid-week breaks.

Non-refundable deposit due. Final payment due 8 weeks before arrival date.

One small dog permitted. We are unable to take more than one dog.

Don't hesitate to submit an enquiry - we will reply directly and you will also then see our phone number and you are welcome to call us to talk about the house and Porthleven. I am afraid that we do not use the Owners Direct on-line booking system. Instead our bookings are taken by Porthleven Holidays who manage the house on our behalf. They can receive payment by credit card.

Please call us if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Ensuite to Bedroom 2
  • Shower room with wc opposite bedroom 1. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. Separate wc with washing machine and tumble dryer upstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, reclaimed teak wood
  • Bedroom 1 - King size, teak wood head board, Indonesian teak furniture
  • Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds - 3 foot wide, ideal for children.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, ground floor front, sea views. Bedroom 2, ground floor rear. Bedroom 3, upstairs, suitable for children.

Outside

  • Terrace ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible, and we know that the little things matter. So, all the beds are finished with quality John Lewis pocket-sprung mattresses, with a choice of feather and down summer (4.5 tog) and winter (9.5 tog) duvets, both feather and fibre pillows, and cotton linen. There is a hair dryer in Bedroom 1. The house has private parking for one car as well as free street parking right outside for a second car. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate. No smoking though. Fibre internet / WiFi. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms fitted. Outside: Through the stable door in the kitchen you reach a sheltered and private rear wooden deck with small terraced flower and herb garden for outside dining and relaxation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Bedlinen, hand and T-towels included in the rental. The house will be immaculately clean on your arrival. End of stay cleaning included in the rental. One small dog welcome at £25 per week.

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