Porthleven has the fame of being the most southerly port in England. This feisty little town faces everything the Atlantic throws at it. Porthleven has a life of its own with weekly markets, restaurants and cafes along with little arty shops, deli’s and street food. Round the headland with the iconic clock tower you’ll find the beach – directly opposite Anchor cottage. Perfect for wave dodging, swimming and dog walks, or a picnic. Sneak a peak at the net lofts and Fishermans cottages on the coastal path leading to Loe Bar with inland lake, huge sandy beach (not for swimming) and woodland walks. This place has heart and soul and will have you coming back time and again.
Walk into a cosy granite lined lounge and dining space, complete with woodburner, window seats and soft fairy lights. A soft blue kitchen provides everything you need to cook up a feast leading to a rear lobby and cloakroom. Upstairs three bedrooms in four beds sleep 6. Two offer incredible views over the Atlantic, whilst the back room has twin beds. The Bathroom has a huge walk in shower, underfloor heating and feels spacious with large sink. Our style is rustic and natural, finished with beautiful linens at the windows and sheepskin throws.
Outside is where you can really appreciate this place. Hunker down on the wrap around bench seating on the terrace with cushions and fire pit. Watch the sun go down over the Atlantic and Wake to the sound of waves and eat your Brekkie al fresco whilst the town comes alive. Round teak table and outdoor cushions all dd to the comfort of the space.There is access to an enclosed rear courtyard for drying wetsuits or rinsing off the dog.
The cottage offers three gorgeous bedrooms. The two front rooms have amazing sea views and offer a double and king bed. The third bedroom is tucked away at the rear of the house, Lined in painted wood panelling, this quiet room offers the choice of twin or a king bed.
All have deep comfy beds with crisp white cotton linen, feather duvets and pillows. Window seats and are decorated in soft natural tones reflecting the colours of the sea, with pale blues, dusty pinks and sandy yellows. All have Chest of drawers and two have hanging. Blinds and curtains, made with simple linen prints, hairdryers, mirrors along with a smattering of unique reclaimed pieces.
The main bathroom is newly decorated with pale tiling, with a chevron pattern giving it interest but with a clean airy feel. The large walk in power shower is perfect for washing off the sea air and is roomy enough for two. The solid teak sink unit have hints of beach living and offers plenty of storage whilst the large mirror reflects plenty of light into the room. Underfloor heating will keep tootsies warm, electric towel rail dries the fluffy towels, all supplied as part of your stay.
Downstairs there is a handy cloakroom.
A baby bath and changer mat is available if needed.
The kitchen is fitted with all you need to cook up a feast. There’s also space for the inevitable holiday clobber.
The pale blue fitted kitchen has raw larch panelling giving it a beach feel.
There is a cooker and electric hob, under counter fridge and separate freezer. As you’d expect there’s a dishwasher, microwave, kettle and all the utensils you need from blender to whisks, milk warmers and smoothie maker. And plenty of pans, utensils, serving and dining crockery.
In the little rear lobby is a washer and dryer, and an iron and board are stored away upstairs.
if you are bringing a little one, baby items are all available on request.
From the front porch you walk into the lounge dining space, typical of a fishing cottage, it is lined in thick granite, washed white to add to the light and airy feel of the room.
There are two deep sofa’s to snuggle down in, with the Wood burner offering the perfect focus. Window seats offer wonderful views of the sea, and the seats have cushions so you can curl up with a book or just wave watch.
An old lobster crate makes for a coffee table, fairy lights along with a rose glass lamp offer soft lighting. The Smart TV offers the ability to stream all your favourite programmes.
At the other end of the room There is a chunky dining table with rustic elm bench, and wishbone chairs for seating. This the place to linger for long brunches or to enjoy a relaxed meal.
We have created a large terrace outside to really soak up those sea views. The teak round table and chairs seats six for outdoor dining. Bespoke bench seating doubles as a lounging area – a real sun trap, and hunkered down behind the granite walls feels sheltered and private, just grab a bunch of cushions or blankets from the basket in the lounge and snuggle down by the fire pit for a sun downer.
For outdoor cooking, the firepit doubles as a charcoal BBQ. Alternatively the little gas boat BBQ is perfect for a fast outdoor grill. The rear courtyard has space to store wetsuits, bikes and a hose to wash down the dog.
A 30 either exit Cambourne west or continue onto Hayle. On entering Porthleven follow the harbour road to the headland and pass the clocktower. As you round the headland Anchor cottage will be ahead of you set back with its distinctive turreted storm porch. The parking space is to the right of the house and is a little tight. Please take care. A medium sized SUV will fit in the space. The key box is in the porch on the left.
Fantastic fish and chips, pub classics at the Ship Inn. Kota kai for Japanese. Amelie’s and Harbour Refuge for bistro. Landed for fish takeaway. Corner Deli for Pizzas & lunch time treats. Twisted Currant for breakfast. Vegan cafe for breakfast and lunch. Weekly Market/Deli and Pengethley’s for all your ingredients as well as fresh fishmonger.
For the active this is a no brainer, walks, kayaking and cycling all from your doorstep. Vertical Blue offers paddle boarding / kayaking from the Harbour. Jewellery workshop. Gardens – Boynton and Godolphin. Gweek – Seal Sanctuary. Museum of Cornish Life – Helston. Poldark Mine. Galleries St ives
"The perfect place to stay for a Cornish retreat, waking up with the view of the sea from your bedroom window is idyllic. In walking distance one way you have the Looe Bar, which is stunning and the other direction you have Porthleven, a beautiful fishing village with everything from cute boutique shops to higher end dinning. A second to none location that we look forward to visiting again and again."
"This is a beautiful, well cared for house in an amazing location. Seconds from the beach and some great pubs and restaurants."
"Our stay in Anchor cottage was perfect. Waking to the stunning view and the sound of waves was wonderful. The house was beautifully presented and rooms a good size, and spotless. Porthleven has so much to offer, the Ship Inn was a highlight with stunning food and good beer and perfect views across the harbour. You can’t go wrong here."