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Driftwood Cottage, Porthleven village, 2 bedrooms, Wifi, Parking.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Porthleven, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Location 3 Minutes Walk To The Harbour Edge

Driftwood Cottage sits in a quiet cul-de-sac, this lovely terraced holiday home is perfectly positioned for a relaxing holiday in the historic fishing village of Porthleven.

Our home has two bedrooms, one master bedroom with a king size bed and one twin bedroom with two single beds. There is a family bathroom on the first floor and a cloak room/ toilet on the ground floor. The main living space downstairs is made up of an open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area. There is a sunroom which leads out onto the decked garden.

There is a drive at the front of our holiday home.

Our change over day is Saturday

More Details

Matthew and Lisa Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Matthew and Lisa Jones

We are a family of four that fell in love with Porthleven and everything it has to offer. We have been coming here since 2003 and have seen our children go from playing on the beaches to crabbing, body boarding, harbour jumping, fishing and mucking about on boats. We still spend the majority of our holidays here both in winter and summer.

We have tried to think of everything to make your stay enjoyable. You will find us easy to deal with and happy to help.

Best wishes

Lisa and Matt.

Matthew and Lisa Jones purchased this house in 2003

Why Matthew and Lisa Jones chose Porthleven

There are many reasons why we love coming to Driftwood, here are a few of them. Driftwood is light and spacious yet in the winter feels warm and cosy. It is in a peaceful location just a short walk to the harbour, beach and shops. We often enjoy breakfast in the back garden on the sunny decking. It is thoughtfully decorated and feels just like a holiday home should.

It is easy to get to and park, having our own drive is a real benefit in the height of the season when parking can be tricky in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wild week of stormy weather. We loved watching the waves crashing over the pier from the comfort of the Ship Inn, and it was nice to come home to our warm and comfortable cottage. Another great holiday in Porthleven - we'll be back.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porthleven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Main bathroom upstairs with bath/shower over, wc and sink. There is also a cloakroom downstairs with wc, sink and drying area over boiler.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot for baby provided and stored away when not in use
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults & 1 infant (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Travel cot for baby provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house has a drive at the front for off road parking. Local activities in village include crabbing, surfing, swimming, walking, cycling, fishing, Activities in near by village horse riding, wind-surfing, water skiing, diving, tennis, sailing, Come Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Outside: At the back of the property is a quiet courtyard garden which is fully decked. We have garden tables and chairs for alfresco dinning and a Webber BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding is provided for the double room and the twin bed room, you just need to bring towels/ beech towels and a travel cot sheet (if required) Our cleaner will clean the house prior to arrival and on departure. Additional cleaning can be agreed. Other: Sunroom has a formal dinning table for four and leads out to a court yard garden which is fully decked.


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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Harbour Inn
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Seadrift Kitchen
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Porthleven Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Local activities in Porthleven village include crabbing, surfing, swimming, walking, cycling, fishing, local markets several gift, craft and book shops, galleries and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Activities in near by villages include horse riding, wind-surfing, water skiing, diving, tennis, sailing,


Just a few minutes’ walk from the house you will find magnificent sea views overlooking Porthleven’ s 3 mile beach near to the historic cobbled harbour.

Our children love spending a day on the local beach, having an ice cream at ‘naughty but ice’, crabbing off the harbour wall, watching the local children harbour jumping, and enjoying the sunset with fish and chips or a barbecue on the beach.


Newquay airport is 40 minutes drive. Penzance train is 20 minutes drive.


Helston 5 miles

20-minute drive:

kynance cove on the lizardpeninsula. This is a really scenic cove, voted number one uk beach in 2011.

Coverack, a small fishing village

Helford village, a very pretty village on the helford river.

roskilly’s farm on the lizardpeninsula

st ives – 25 mins drive

st michael’s mount, marazion is only about 10-15 min drive

National seal sanctuary in gweek.

Falmouth with it’s attractive street and harbour.

Further Details:

Places To Eat In The Village

The Atlantic Inn has panoramic views of Mounts Bay, Ship Inn and Harbour Inn -all do good pub food

The Square - old favourite with high quality locally sourced food and very reasonable prices. (try the puds - the chef must love making them because they are to die for)

Amelies at the Smoke House is also lovely esp the pizza's.

SeaDrift is also excellent and has many specialities during the week. This is our new favourite with high quality locally sourced food and good prices.

Kota (Maori for shell fish) is renound in the area.

Kota Kia

The Deli – Great pizza’s

Naughty but Ice

2 fish & Chip shops.

Local seafood is of course a speciality and if you fancy cooking your own, fresh fish can be purchased from the award winning Quayside fish.

Places To Eat Near By

The Sand Bar at Praa Sands is right on the beach; you can watch the surfers as you enjoy lunch or a drink.

The Halzephron Inn on the Lizard is an award-winning pub towards Church Cove.

The Polhurian Hotel in Mullian

The Pandora Inn near Mylor is about 20-25 minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Porthleven, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer hols 18
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
T & C's are applicable, no dogs, no smoking in the house and basically leave the house as you found it.

Please email for booking form.

Payment is in advance of arrival with £100 deposit (if late notice of less than 6 wks to tennancy, then payment in full)

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday - departure time is 10am

Notes on prices:
Chq or wire payments can be made directly with us and you will receive our book rate without the owners direct compulsory service fee= all you have to do is email or call us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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