The most southerly port this feisty little town faces everything thrown at it. The port has a life of weekly markets, restaurants and cafes along with little arty shops and deli’s. Round the headland and the beach is the perfect place for a dog walk, dip in the water or picnic. Sneak a peak at the net lofts and Fishermans cottages on the coastal path leading to Loe Bar with inland saltwater lake, beach and woods. This place has heart and soul and will keep you coming back.
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.
1 King, 1 Double 1 Twin. Deep comfy beds made with crisp white cotton linen on feather duvets and pillows. Light and airy all have Chest of drawers with hanging space in two.window seats with cushions. Privacy blinds and curtains. Hairdryers and mirrors along with unique decorative reclaimed pieces. A travel cot is available on request.
The cloakroom downstairs has a toilet and sink. The main bathroom is simple yet luxurious with oak in shower, large sink with storage under in teak, and underfloor heating. Shower point, electric towel rail and towels included. There will be organic toiletries provided for your stay. A baby bath and changer mat is available if needed.
A pale blue fitted kitchen with electric cooker and hob. Separate built in under counter fridge and freezer. Dishwasher, microwave kettle and All the utensils you need from blender to coffee Machines, whisks, graters and plenty of pans. There’s also a dog crate with bed for your pooch. Iron, washer and dryer. High chair and baby items also available.
The lounge has two comfy sofa’s focused around the Woodburner set in granite. The window seat offers views over the sea. A lobster crate makes for a coffee table, fairy lights and lamps offer soft lighting, wifi, Smart TV and telephone. The chunky dining table with rustic elm bench, and wishbone chairs for long breakfasts or formal dining. Table ware and linen all individually sourced and make for making a meal an occasion.
Built in seating with fire pit along with a dining table and lounging chairs means you can chill or dine in style outside. There’s a quality BBQ for cooking on as well as cushions and shade for shelter from the sun. The rear courtyard has space to store wetsuits, bikes and has an outdoor shower.
A 30 either exit Cambourne west or continue onto Hayle. On entering Porthleven follow the harbour road to the headland and round past 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 tight. Please take care. A medium sized SUV will fit in the space. The key box in 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."