Anchor cottage 

Porthleven, Cornwall

Cornish luxury cottages by the sea

Anchor cottage, Porthleven a  perfect bolthole

Wake to the sound of the sea, from one of three king-sized bedrooms, take a morning dip, whilst kids jump waves and your dog chases along the sands. Beach days don't come easier than in this Cornish Luxury cottage.

You’ve bagged the best table in the village, to laze over long brunches on the terrace, cook-up tasty BBQ feasts, pick up a fish supper from one of many restaurants and raise a toast to the setting sun. Snuggle round the fire-pit and listen to the ebb and flow of the tide.

In the darker months, winter brings raging seas so cosy up on window seats by a crackling fire as foam topped seas crash over the sea wall.


A Porthleven original

Anchor cottage is lined in granite the open plan lounge and dining space has everything you would want from a Cornish bolthole.  The window seats will have you glued for hours, and the wood burner is perfect for cosy nights in when the waves are crashing outside. Fairy lights leave a soft glow, against the pale blue grey palette and reclaimed marine hints in the decor.

The table seats enough for 6 with rustic elm benches and wishbone back chairs for long nights feasting and tides accompany the laughter and clink of glasses.

To the rear a soft blue kitchen with rustic clad walls provides everything you need to cook up a feast. All you need in a modern kitchen along with the charm of a luxury cottage with sea views.

A rear lobby and handy cloakroom, houses the laundry space and room enough for your dog, if you need a safe place.


Luxury Bathing

The sleek Bathroom, with chevron laid tiles has a huge walk in shower, perfect for washing sandy toes whilst the underfloor heating warms them on chilly mornings. Teak cabinetry, and organic toiletries will add to the luxury of this space.

Let the waves lull you to sleep

Three bedrooms sleep 6 In this luxury cottage with sea views.  Two offer incredible views over the Atlantic, whilst the back room has twin beds / king bed. Each has a palette of the landscape with rich velvet throws, driftwood headboards and linen upholstery. The seal carpet, hints at sandy beaches, whilst the blues and pinks remind us of summer days and burning sunsets.


Dine Outdoors with  Sea views

The spacious terrace will draw you outside.  Watching the the ever changing landscape as the tide ebbs and flows, whilst Cornwall life bustles on, it will be tough to tear yourself away from this luxury cottage and sea views..  Eat your Brekkie al fresco whilst the town comes alive. Wander down to the beach - just a few steps away. Gather Round the teak dining table for a BBQ feast or a handy Porthleven take away. There's plenty of cushions and blankets to keep you warm and cosy, and the Fire pit is the perfect way to end the day as flames flicker, and waves crash on the shore, whilst your toddy warms you under a blanket of stars.

07-01-2024 Jan Hobbins

What can I say but WOW. Lovely location couldn’t get any nearer than we already were to the sea. Absolutely lovely accommodation, spotlessly clean, they havnt skimped on anything. Everything was Good quality. The kitchen had every appliance you could ever want in a kitchen. We Had trouble getting telly to work but I think that was a bit of us and a bit of the internet we had very wet stormy weather while we stayed which didn’t help, but because the cottage was so cosy we weren’t that bothered. Our host left us a lovely hamper and a voucher to use in the deli which we thought was a nice touch. Our car was too big to park by the side of the house, but this wasn’t an issue as we parked up the road easily. I would definitely recommend anchor cottage to anyone it was perfect.

02-01-2024 David Wright

Anchor Cottage is situated right opposite the beach in Porthleven. Great for wave watching from the windows. Great for our dog who loved just crossing the road and running on the beach. The Cottage is very snug and comfortable. Because we enjoyed spending Christmas there the owners Charlotte and Stephen arranged for a beautiful Christmas tree and fairy lights to decorate the very cosy lounge. Up stairs there are 2 double rooms, one with a king size bed and one with a double bed. A third bedroom had twin beds all very comfortable. All together a fabulous place to stay. No faults and no problems. Deserves to be rated 12 out of 10..

28-12-2023 Jan Woodland Woodland

This is the most gorgeous cottage with an amazing location right on the beach almost. The hosts had left us gorgeous treats over and above the normal welcome pack; as it was in the run up to Christmas there was a beautifully decorated tree and lots of logs for the woodburner and candles- everything had been thought of to make the stay cosy and enjoyable. The decor is beautiful - the beds and bed linen were fabulous. We just LOVED it. Porthleven is a great little village with shops, pubs, restaurants and delis - a cute artisans’ market and lovely beach and harbour. It’s a great base for exploring. Needless to say we’ll be booking again. 😉

14-12-2023 Robert Williams

Anchor Cottage is simply the prettiest south facing cottage in Porthleven, situated just above the beach on the south-west coast path and just outside the harbour with it's wonderful mix of independent shops and eateries that are a foodies dream. The cottage is beautifully decorated throughout with comfortable beds, immaculate bathroom and a cosy log burner lounge. Our highlights were the circular walk to Penrose Estate returning along the coast path or beach, visiting the numerous delicious eateries in Porthleven, wave watching from The Ship and going to sleep to the sound of the sea … simply perfect. We’ve had the most restful and enjoyable stay and can’t wait to return next year. Thank you so much Charlotte and Steve for letting us stay in your enchanting cottage by the sea. Damaris and Rob, November 2023


We have just returned from a lovely stay in Anchor Cottage, it was everything we expected and more, a very much appreciated welcome pack, very comfortable and views over the beach, the outside area is great and we loved the fire pit. It is an easy walk to the harbour in Porthleven, if you are visiting Porthleven on a short brake or a longer holiday you will not be disappointed in Anchor Cottage, a real home from home. A big thank you from Amy, Poppy, Colleen and Kevin.

13-11-2023 Rose

Utterly perfect on the inside and out. Would stay again in a heart beat! Huge thanks to the hosts, Charlotte and Steve, you were amazing and we cannot thank you enough for our welcome hamper. It was an absolutely beautiful home to stay in.

24-10-2023 Elaine Pett

Stunning - accommodation, location. This cottage is perfect for families or couples. There's a lovely welcome basket and credit voucher for a local deli. Everything is nearby and easy to walk too, with the beach immediately across the road. Furnishings and kitchen equipment are too a very high standard. We'd love to go back.

30-07-2023 katy Oakley

Super location, with amazing sea views. Really well equipped cottage, it had everything we needed. The house itself was really cosy and also really well positioned for walking into Porthleven. There are also lots of great places to visit nearby. We had a lovely stay!

14-07-2023 Martin

Lovely cottage overlooking the sea and easy to walk to pubs and restaurants in 10 mins. Really enjoyed our long weekend stay everything was perfect

19-06-2023 Geoff Brighton

Another glorious week at Anchor Cottage. Thank you to Charlotte and Steve for sharing your wonderful holiday home. The location can't be beaten in Porthleven as far as we are concerned, being virtually directly on the southwest coastal path and the beach. Lying in bed with a cup of tea in the morning, listening to the waves crashing on the beach and watching the surfers and paddle boarders is very special. The cottage is beautifully decorated and well kitted out with everything you need for a mix of self-catering and eating out at the many foodie offerings in the town and it is brilliant to have a car parking space! We have already booked again for next year and can't wait to return! Judi & Geoff Brighton, June 2023

15-05-2023 David

What an absolutely beautiful location. The cottage was the most highly appointed Airbnb we have stayed at. The welcoming log fire after a day of travelling to the scenic villages. Rustling up appetite satisfying meals in the kitchen was a real pleasure. Charlotte and Steve made our party feel welcomed and their communication was very quick. We will hopefully be back for future stays at this beautiful cottage in an amazing location. A big thank you.

07-04-2023 Amy

Fabulous cottage, fabulous location. Hosts were easy to reach when needed. Cottage was clean and had everything you needed. Beds comfortable and modern shower was lovely! Hope to return!

19-02-2023 Jo

We absolutely loved our stay at Anchor Cottage for a multitude of reasons. The location is stunning, right opposite a sandy beach and with sea views from almost every room. We were lucky because although it was February the sun was bright and warm and we were able to watch dolphins from the terrace while enjoying a sundowner. The decor is stylish, rustic and incredibly comfortable and the owners had thought of literally everything to make our stay a pleasant one. The generous welcome pack of was thoughtful and very useful. We would definitely stay here again.

30-01-2023 Angharad

Absolutely perfect and exceeded our expectations

29-01-2023 Alan

A gem of a place to stay and switch off! Beautifully styled interior with quality soft furnishings, beds and bedding. Everything you could want is within walking distance. Stunning views of the sea and the sound of the waves was wonderful. Lovely dog friendly village. If you are staying with a dog you will find it much easier using the back door so you can rinse those sandy paws etc in the yard rather than coming in through the sitting room. It was so cosy we were turning the heating down - a few logs in the burner for the evening was enough to keep the whole cottage more than comfortable!

24-01-2023 Virginia

Wonderful stay in a beautiful and cosy cottage with everything anyone could need including front row seats for watching dolphins in the bay. Very grateful for the gift of scones and cream and a bottle of wine.

23-01-2023 Anna-Louise

Anchor Cottage is such an amazing find - everything was just perfect. We enjoyed a cosy weekend of great walks, log fires and wave watching. Had a fabulous Sunday lunch at Amelie! We will definitely be back, thank you.

10-10-2022 Tim

This is a lovely old cottage in a fabulous location. The constant rumble of the waves is very soothing

12-09-2022 Andrea

Lovely cottage with great outside space, perfect location for the beach, harbour and the coastal path.

01-06-2022 Courtney

This place is just beautiful. We visited for a family getaway with my mum for her birthday, and enjoyed every second. Porthleven is gorgeous and quaint and anchor cottage is in the perfect location 5 minutes from the centre. This cottage had everything we needed and more and the attention to detail was very impressive. From cosy evenings in to summer BBQs anchor cottage has got everything. Across the road is a quiet beach and the terrace overlooking the sea is stunning. Recommend the Kayaking and paddle boarding at the harbour.


Three gorgeous bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, one king, one double, one twin/king
  • two of the 3 have sea views
  • Rear bedroom can be arranged as a twin or super-king.

The bedrooms are full of cosy boho touches, with all the practical stuff of holidays covered, hairdryers and drawers to store your belongings.


Luxurious bathroom

The main bathroom is simply styled in chevron laid tiles - with a power shower for washing off the sea air and roomy enough for two. A teak cabinet offers plenty of space to store your wash things and underfloor heating to keep tootsies warm. Downstairs is a cloak room with toilet and sink.

  • power shower
  • electric underfloor heating
  • towels / organic toiletries included
  • electric towel rail
  • Separate downstairs cloakroom.


Fitted cottage kitchen

The kitchen is fitted with all you need to rustle up a lazy brunch to a Sunday roast. There's also space for the inevitable holiday clobber or a dog crate.

  • Electric cooker hob
  • under counter fridge and separate freezer
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle, ~cafetière, milk frother
  • All the utensils you need including blender, whisks, and smoothie maker.

In the little rear lobby is a

  • washer and dryer
  • iron and board.

Cosy lounge diner with woodburner

Leave all the beach clobber in the handy storm Porch. The cosy lounge with dining space, is typical of a fishing cottage, lined in granite, beams and sash windows. Two deep sofa’s and window seats are the spot to snuggle down in, whilst the wood burner keeps you toasty.

A rustic table with elm bench and wish bone chairs seats 6 in comfort for breakfast lunch and supper.

What's included:

  • Basket of wood provided along with kindling, fire lighters
  • Satellite TV with apps for your favourite shows and film nights in
  • Wifi - There is broadband but no super fast is available to the cottage, sorry 😞.


Terrace with sea view

A large terrace faces the sea to soak up the views.

  • Teak table six chairs, umbrella in summer for outdoor dining
  • Bespoke bench seating doubles as a lounging area - or sheltering from the wind around the fire pit
  • Gas BBQ for easy outdoor cooking
  • Rear courtyard with space to hang wetsuits, bikes, hose to wash down the dog
  • Private parking next to the cottage.


Finding us

  • Porthleven is on the Lizard Peninsula
  • 10 miles from A30 - exit Camborne West
  • 12 miles from Penzance - bus U4 runs every hour
  • 16 miles from Falmouth - Bus U4 every hour.

Anchor cottage, drive through the village, turn right onto harbour road, round the headland pass the clock tower, the cottage is ahead set back with its distinctive turreted storm porch.

  • parking space next to house take a medium sized SUV
  • Additional cars can park on road on Peverell Terrace.



Fantastic fish and chips, pub classics at the Ship InnKota 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.


St Ives lies just across the coast with plenty to explore and incredible beaches. Praa sands for a lovely local beach. St Michael’s Mount at Marazion. Helford river Daphne du Maurier country lunch at the Shipwright arms. Penrose estate - National trust gardens and beaches.


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


Booking your stay

  • Short break from £540
  • Max 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Max stay 14 days
  • Arrive on Mon, Wed or Fri
  • 2/3 night stays at weekends, 4 midweek
  • Sea view

Check in days

Arrival days Mondays & Fridays throughout the season.



If you have any questions please call Charlotte on 07841 447 339 or email

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