The Retreat is a cosy holiday cottage discreetly tucked away in a courtyard behind Mott House and is well protected with full sun for most of the day in summer. The accommodation is spacious with fully-equipped kitchen, large dining room, separate lounge and utility room with washing machine and freezer.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, as well as a bathroom with shower over the bath. Outside you can sit and eat in the sheltered courtyard or climb the steps up the cliff to the garden with picnic table and fabulous sea views. The beach is right outside your front door. Great for pets!
A first class relaxing holiday awaits you at The Retreat!
Lounge: Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, electric woodburner.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher.
Utility Room: Washing machine, freezer.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (4’6), bedside cabinets, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3’), bedside cabinets.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, wc.
GARDEN AND PARKING:
Private courtyard and raised garden with sea views. Parking on driveway for one car.
Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2 dogs. £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Central heating throughout.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and highchair provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.2 ml.
NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Private parking
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Toilet
- 0.1 Mile from a beach
- 0.2 Mile from a pub
- 0.3 Mile from a shop
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Washing machine
- No smoking
Set on the west coast of the spectacular Lizard Peninsula, the little harbour town of Porthleven is the quintessential Cornish fishing port. Centred around the harbour, it boasts an array of cafés, restaurants and galleries and exudes a chilled, relaxed atmosphere. Porthleven is the most southerly working port in the UK, with fishing boats operating out of the harbour. This makes the town a great spot to enjoy some delicious seafood, straight from the fishing boats to the restaurants, it couldn’t be fresher!
Porthleven beach can be accessed from the town itself and provides a long expanse of sand which is separated into segments by several rocky outcrops. While away the glorious summer days relaxing on the beach with a locally made ice cream in hand!
Situated part way along a huge sweeping bay, it faces the Atlantic Ocean and is often on the receiving end of some mighty winter storms! A fabulous destination for a winter break; marvel at the awe-inspiring waves pounding the harbour walls from the cosy safety of the local pub!
The surrounding area doesn’t disappoint either; located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the views from every cove or clifftop are picture-perfect. Travel north-west and you’ll reach Marazion, home of St Michael’s Mount – an absolute ‘must’. South takes you to the tip of the Lizard Peninsula, Lizard Point, one of Cornwall’s most iconic spots.
You won’t tire of the walks and stunning scenery, but if you fancy a day out, try the Seal Sanctuary, Flambards or Trebah Gardens. Or, go a little further afield and you can explore Penzance, Land’s End and St Ives.
A wonderful week in Porthleven at The Retreat. The property has been newly renovated so was a lovely surprise on arrival! Perfect location for everything Porthleven has to offer. Mrs Bookham - 30th April 2021
Great location that represents value for money. Nice to have off road parking.Mrs Sandy Jones - 12th September 2019
We loved the position and the lovely garden, beds were comfortable and loved listening to the sea whilst lying in bed.Mrs Diane Ridley - 17th May 2019
The Retreat was a great cottage, with parking, and we certainly would return for another holiday in the future.Mrs Jackie Crawford - 9th July 2018
Very clean, very comfortable, all in all a very nice holiday. Excellent service with good attention to detail. We would have no hesitation in using Cornish Horizons for future holidays.Mr James Griffiths - 4th April 2018
We would like to thank you for a lovely Retreat. The welcome was very nice (and much needed) after our journey here. Amazing view from the garden. Will definitely come back again. You provided everything. Thank you very much!Paul, Donna and Ted
We thought the Retreat was perfect, tucked away out of sight, far more spacious than it looks (it's a bit of a tardis!) and everything that we could possibly want. It really was the best way to start a new year, and I have absolutely no doubt that we'll be back next year. We've staying in Porthleven many times over the years, but now we've found you, will always stay in one of your cottagesThe Wells Family
Lovely break, weather pretty good. Our first visit to Porthleven and loved it. Great cottage. For young children would recommend a trip to 'Flambards.' Also enjoyed the Seal Sanctuary. It is a very picturesque setting. Lovely sandy beach at Gwithian or Hayle with good restaurant. Also at Harbour Inn and Atlantic. Both good for kids!Mitch and Judith
Cottage very comfortable thanks. Visited Penlee gallery and museum in Penzance - very interesting. Good facilities, cafe, play area and nice gardens. Beautiful journey along the coast, could have been the med, but much better!Borran family, Preston
Beautiful cottage! Our stay was fantastic. In Porthleven we especially enjoyed the bumpy road and the lights around the village at night. Thank you for our stay it will be a place to return to.Andy, Angela, and Emily, Morcombe
Had a great week, weather good. Recommend a trip to the Lizard, the Cyder Barn Shop, and Coverack beach. Also, get some fish from The Quayside Fish Shop!Jack, Mitch and Boo
Had a lovely long weekend. Weather was perfect. Minnack Theatre is well worth a visit and St Ives is beautiful. Enjoyed the cottage and Porthleven itself. Would happily come back!Mark Pendry, Steph, Jake and Matthew
Just a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed The Retreat! The children loved roaming around the property discovering its quirky characteristics and were really wowed by the rooftop views from the elevated garden. It is such a delightful place to stay - we adored it and would love to come back again some day.The Lane Family
1st time at The Retreat. Lovely well equipped cottage. Love the secret garden. Fantastic walk at Praa Sands, the dogs enjoyed it too. Have eaten at all the restaurants. A relaxing week had by all. Now back to the grind. Be sure to return!Tony and Shirley, Cambridge
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