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A Beautifully Maintained Cornish Cottage close to the lovely harbour and beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - 'Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Sunny Garden And Own Parking

Welcome to Porthcressa and a holiday in Porthleven. This spacious and well maintained cottage will provide a good base for sightseeing in the far west of Cornwall or exploring the coastal paths and the beautiful National Trust property of Penrose. It is beautifully modernized and has a 4 star rating awarded by Visit England. Stepping inside the cottage your holiday will begin as it has a lovely peaceful atmosphere and is personally supervised by us to ensure that a high standard is maintained. Spend time relaxing in the lounge which has its original victorian tiled fire place, or eat alfresco in the sunny garden at the front of the cottage. Why not take a stroll down to the picturesque harbour and enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbour, or walk out to the end of the pier and watch the surfers as they glide over the waves.


Owner
Barbara Arthur
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Barbara Arthur

Porthcressa is a much loved family run holiday cottage, owned by twin sisters Claire and Sarah. It is lovingly looked after by our mother Barbara. It is full of family memories as this is where our father was born and where our great grandparents lived. It is now a place where we bring our own families to holiday and we take every chance to return to the beautiful village of Porthleven.

Why Barbara Arthur chose Lizard Peninsula

Porthcressa is situated in a quiet part of Porthleven and is just a few minutes from the harbour and the beach. We have made many friends through letting the cottage, as people who book it love it so much they return many times.

What makes this cottage unique

Porthcressa has such a lovely, peaceful atmosphere and is within a very short distance of the harbour and beach, which gives you the feeling of being in the heart of the village. Once you discover Porthleven, you will want to return time and time again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have loved our week in Porthcressa; cosy, clean and very well equipped. Porthleven is a wonderful place in which to stay and we have used the cottage as a base for walking the S.W. Coastal paths. Excellent food and beer at the Atlantic Inn and the Ship! We will recommend Porthcressa as a superb holiday base.
May 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Porthleven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a newly fitted bathroom suite, furnished to a high specification with separate shower unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed, pine bedroom furniture. Bedroom 2 with 2 3ft divan beds of a high quality, pine bedroom furniture and garden views.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We are constantly updating and modernising the cottage to make your stay in Porthcressa really special. The sitting room has a Multi-York sofa, and comfortable armchairs. The bedrooms have newly purchased comfortable beds. In the front of the cottage overlooking the garden there are Slumberland twin divan beds and in the other bedroom has a new double divan. The kitchen has been re-tiled with new work tops, dishwasher and fridge freezer. This is very much a family run holiday home and we hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we do. To ensure the cleanliness of the cottage we operate a no smoking policy and regret no pets. Outside: The peaceful sunny garden is an ideal spot for relaxation and alfresco meals using the picnic table chairs and shady umbrella provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A high standard of cleanliness is maintained in the cottage so that it is immaculately clean on your arrival ensuring guests have a very pleasant stay. All linen is provided free of charge and all beds have duvets. Towels are also provided.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Sheffield
5

What a delight!

  • 5 of 5

Porthcressa is a delightful property: deceptively spacious, fully equipped, immaculately maintained and in a very convenient residential location at the heart of beautiful Porthleven. The cottage has an attractive small garden with a lawn that is perfect for outdoor eating, off-street parking and extremely comfortable beds. It is evidently maintained to the highest standards and guests are welcomed on arrival by a very generous 'Cornish cream tea' and bouquet of flowers. It is, without doubt, one of the best Owners Direct properties that we have stayed in.

Porthleven itself is a charming little fishing village that manages to retain a real friendly 'community feel' while offering visitors a wonderfully situated holiday location with excellent amenities in the form of local shops, thriving pubs and a range of eateries without being over-commercialised or exploited. Long may it remain so!

Although at the heart of the village there are numerous walks available from the doorstep of the cottage, including the wonderful coast path and nearby Penrose estate. Other attractive locations - St Michael’s Mount, Mousehole, Kynance Cove and the Lizard peninsula, Helford estuary and a variety of attractive gardens - are just a short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our family cottage in Porthleven. We love having guests to stay and are so pleased that your stay in Porthcressa was such a pleasant one and that it helped to make your holiday such a pleasant one. It would be a pleasure to see you back again.
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5

Ideal location, clean and homely

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in an ideal location very clean with excellent facilities and Barbara was very welcoming

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your stay in the cottage was very pleasant and that you found it a good base for your coastal walks. Thank you also for your booking for June 2018!
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and enjoyed the area. Communication with the owners was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Cornwall and staying at Porthcressa played a big part. The property was spotlessly clean,well maintained and blended modern comfort with traditional features very tastefully.It fitted the listing description accurately.

Most importantly I found the personal service provided by Barbara greatly enhanced the whole experience.Her friendly manner on the phone and handwritten letters to confirm the booking made the practicalities very pleasant.

The cream tea on arrival plus flowers and a welcoming card were much appreciated!

I hope we can visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your lovely holiday in Porthleven. We are so pleased that staying in Porthcressa proved to be so successful and that it enhanced your holiday. We would love to see you back again.
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5

Porthcressa

  • 5 of 5

Porthcressa is well equipped and maintained. A home from home. I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Holiday in Porthcressa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Porthcressa with our two small children and it was just great! The location and the equipment was as per descreption, the house and the garden were very well-maintained. The "children's room" is very spacious, I am sure the house is big enough for four adults or with older children, too. It was a very comfortable stay, essentials like salt and pepper or even dish liquid was provided (that is not usual in Germany!). Communicating with the owner was easy and very fast, on-site service was excellent and with a very friendly personal touch (we really enjoyed the Cornish Cream Tea after our long trip from Germany by car!).

Porthleven is just perfect for a stay with two little children: easy walking distance to the beach, supermarket, ice cream parlor, just everything you need, without using the car!

So we would highly recommend this property to our friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Arianne for writing the review about your stay in Porthcressa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our family cottage and that your holiday was such a good one! We hope that you will come back and stay soon.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 31
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 32
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Rate 33
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
rate 34
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
Rate35
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
Rate36
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
Rate 37
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 38
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Rate 39
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Rate 40
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Rate41
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Rate 42
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Rate43
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Rate 44
4 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of one third is required on booking and the balance to be paid one month prior to occupation. A deposit of £80.00 is required with the final payment to cover any damage or breakages. This amount will be returned to you, once the cottage has been cleaned and everything is found to be in order. If you would like to make a booking or would like further information, please contact us through this website or telephone.

Changeover Day:
In order that Porthcressa can be properly cleaned, visitors are requested to vacate the cottage by 10am on the Saturday morning of departure. The cottage will be ready by 3pm for occupation by incoming visitors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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