Castaway is a luxurious and spacious property which has been refurbished to a consistently high standard throughout. Fantastic location above the harbour, offering amazing views of the harbour, village and surrounding countryside. The property has extensive decked areas at multiple levels, all with fabulous views. Enjoy spectacular sunsets!
The large lounge/diner is designed to maximise enjoyment of the elevated position with huge windows providing breathtaking panoramic views. Sliding doors open onto a large balcony which gives additional views out to sea.
The stylish and spacious kitchen and separate utility area, provide ample storage and modern appliances. Cream gloss units with solid oak worktops and white ceramic sink.
An additional games room, decorated on a seaside theme, provides a separate area for different family members to do their own thing. Includes desk, sofa, smart TV, games console (Nintendo Wii) and full sized bar football.
The three generous bedrooms are on the lower floor and all enjoy amazing views, each with direct access to decking areas. All equipped with pocket sprung mattresses and deep pile carpets. The luxurious shabby chic master bedroom has a king-size wrought iron bed, with dressing table, chaise longue and spacious en-suite bathroom. The second double bedroom has a solid oak king-size sleigh bed, enormous wardrobe and useful desk. The twin bedroom is decorated on a seaside theme and has a separate seating area in the attached private sunroom.
Both the main bathroom and ensuite include separate bath and shower facilities and enjoy underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
All new fixtures and fittings, sourced from John Lewis, M&S, Laura Ashley plus many Bosch appliances.
The property is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with plenty of parking, plus there is one private parking space on the drive. There is a path and steps down to the harbour just along the road, and the beach and coastal path are just a few minutes walk away.
Lounge/Dining Area: Smart TV, DVD player, Pure Bluetooth speakers, woodburner, panoramic views.
Kitchen: Double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave.
Utility: Washing machine, tumble dryer.
Games Room: Smart TV, Nintendo Wii, sofa, full size table football, desk.
Cloakroom: W.C. and hand basin.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR:
Bedroom 1: King-size bed (5’), dressing table, chest of drawers, access to decking. En-Suite Bathroom: Bath, separate thermostatic shower, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, basin, WC.
Bedroom 2: King-size bed (5'), desk, wardrobe, access to decking.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3’), bedside unit, access to private sunroom.
Sun Room: Seating, dresser/storage, access to decking.
Bathroom: Bath, separate thermostatic shower, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, basin, WC.
GARDEN AND PARKING:
Extensive decked area on multiple levels and picnic table, harbour and countryside views. Private parking for one car on drive, additional parking can be found in quiet cul-de-sac.
Power and Heat: Heating and electricity included in rent, oil-fired central heating, woodburner in lounge, underfloor heating and heated towel rails in bathrooms.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Not suitable for under 3's.
Shop: 0.3 ml Pub: 0.3ml.
NOTES: No smoking. No pets. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- WiFi internet
- Private parking
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Toilets
- Patio/garden furniture
- 0.5 Mile from a beach
- 0.5 Mile from a pub
- 0.5 Mile from a shop
- Tumble dryer
- 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.
What a beautiful place to see in the new year! Another lovely stay at Castaway. As always, immaculately clean and everything thought of for your comfort, with the addition of some festive touches – great Christmas tree!Keen Family - 6th January 2020
We spent a lovely week at Castaway over Christmas. Our kids are 5 & 8, so the games room was amazing for them. Lots of space and everything we needed plus more – finally a house with sharp knives so we could actually cut and cook! We have already booked for next year. Thank you for sharing your property – can we buy it??!Mrs Hannah Waterhouse - 5th January 2020
We have stayed in many properties in Cornwall over the years, but Castaway may be the best yet – so cosy and comfortable! The Davies - 14th December 2019
Extremely happy with this property. Views are lovely with spectacular rainbows – yes it did rain! Wonderful holiday!Williams & Howell - 8th November 2019
Castaway has been a delight, even with a few wet days. There is plenty here for us all to enjoy, with ages ranging from 6 to 76! We appreciate the thought that has gone into making this house a home. Like many previous guests, we all want to own it!Sadler & Buggs Family - 4th October 2019
We have recently returned from a weeks stay at Castaway in Porthleven from 20/9/19 to 27/9/19 I would like to say what a wonderful property which by far exceeded our expectations. It was very clean and well stocked with everything we were likely to need and more. It was exactly as described in the Information about it on line. I would not hesitate to return or recommend it to family and friends. We really enjoyed our stay there. Many thanksJacqui Ashley - 30th September 2019
House very comfortable and spacious. Felt like home-from-home with added luxuries – the bathrooms especially good! Will miss the views – the night lights around the harbour are lovely!Bunyan Family - 6th September 2019
Amazing and wonderful holiday home. James (age 8) - 9th August 2019
Lovely house, everything we needed and more! Perfect games room for our 8 year old and plenty of good games for the older ones! We have been to Porthleven many times but the views from here are the best ever.Day, Coar, Steel Families - 9th August 2019
We loved this property, the views of the harbour and the surrounding countryside – it truly is very special.Wadley/Simmons Family - 2nd August 2019
One of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in, everything was just perfect. Hope to return to this stunning property.Craddy Family - 26th July 2019
Second time returning to the immaculate Castaway. We have already booked to come back to this super property; it’s truly lovely!Jordan Family - 19th July 2019
This is the loveliest and cleanest place we have ever stayed in. Pole and Kish family - 12th July 2019
Great accommodation with everything you need. Super views over Porthleven and beyond. The Watkins - 6th July 2019
Second stay! Everything perfect. We will be back!The Jenkins - 7th June 2019
Fantastic! Love the house, very comfortable, great views. We have stayed in lots of Porthleven properties and this surpasses them all!The Evans Family - 24th May 2019
We have had a fantastic week. Castaway is the perfect place to stay, very comfortable, tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. Barton Family - 17th May 2019
We’ve had a wonderful stay in Castaway – it’s a fabulous house with everything we needed.The Strongs - 23rd April 2019
Such a fantastic view! The house is so well appointed with every need catered for. The Ingram Family - 19th April 2019
The house was lovely and had everything we needed – we had a fantastic stay!The Becks - 3rd March 2019
Great house in a great location.Mr Stuart Anderson - 2nd March 2019
Wonderful week in Castaway. Lovely house. Very comfortable and spectacular views.The Waterman family - 4th January 2019
Superb place to stay for Christmas - very comfortable.The Hewsons - 28th December 2018
This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed at Castaway - found property spotlessly clean, everything you could need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and as other guests have mentioned, a real home away from home. And with a fantastic view of the harbour - just perfect :-)Mrs Louise Keen - 29th November 2018
A beautiful house.Nicola Jones - 7th October 2018
Our second visit to this fantastic and beautiful home from home. We all absolutely love it here.The Andersons - 21st September 2018
Professional, honest, trustworthy, friendly and courteous. Old fashioned virtues which accurately describe the experience provided by Above Beach Cottages. First class, thank you.Mr Michael Dunn - 16th September 2018
Probably the best cottage we have stayed at in over 40 years of visiting Porthleven. Everything is fabulous! Loved sitting on the balcony with a G&T watching the sun go down. Really outstanding cottage!The Dunn family - 14th September 2018
super property, loved itMrs Jane Phillips - 22nd July 2018
What a beautifully stylish property finished to such a high standard. Super layout, love the terraces. Thank you for sharing a stunning property with stunning views. We have already booked to come back next year!The Jordan family - 20th July 2018
This was a beautiful property which could not have been better. Everything was exceptional.Mr Rod Fricker - 17th July 2018
A repeat visit - will do so again.Mr M Baldwin - 24th June 2018
Where to start?! Oh my goodness what a beautiful house - we want to buy it! So perfect in every way, will definitely be back. We all felt so comfortable and relaxed - time off is very precious to us - you have made our stay very special indeed. The Smiths - 1st June 2018
Beautiful well appointed accommodation. Mrs Angela Shields - 26th May 2018
Really comfortable place to stay with good views over the harbour. Great bathrooms and bedrooms and very good kitchen, dining and living area. Our sons enjoyed the table football and Wii in the games room Mr Paul O'Toole - 8th April 2018
Love Castaway our 2nd visit there. Well equipped, fantastic location, very clean, modern and tasteful. Mrs Louise Keen - 18th March 2018
Castaway is absolutely fabulous, up to our usual high standard and more. We have stayed in other properties down here but this has blown us away!Jenkins Family, Gwent - 15th September 2017
Castaway is a great house and we have loved it here. With sun loungers out on the decking, full sunshine and a cheeky drink – we could have been abroad! Porthleven is great, everything you need so close to the house.Gillham and Warland Family, Oxford - 1st September 2017
Fantastic accommodation, well equipped, clean and beds very comfy. The Wii was brilliant for the kids and we all enjoyed the board games. Coastal walks are amazing and Porthleven restaurants are all so good. Redman Family, Manchester - 11th August 2017
What a wonderful house. We have stayed at many cottages in Cornwall and this is the best yet. The children really appreciated the games room and it kept them happy on a couple of rainy days.Maturi and Patrick Families, Worcester - 4th August 2017
A really great holiday home – well equipped with comfy beds. Sometimes we didn’t even bother going out – just sat on the balcony watching the birds and village life unfolding below us; that’s what holidays are all about! What a lovely holiday home!Wiseman, Perthshire, Scotland - 30th June 2017
Been coming to Porthleven for fifty years and hope to be coming for many more - Castaway would always be our first choice.Watt Family, Hants - 8th April 2016
We have had a wonderful time here in your beautiful holiday home loved everything about it. You have put so much thought into everything a real labour of love. Thank you so much for creating such a special place to stay we will be back!Blyde family, Blackford, Somerset - 28th December 2015
We've been holidaying in Cornwall for a long time and this is the most comfortable house we have stayed in. It is very well equipped and well thought out.The Ford family, West Yorkshire - 25th September 2015
Porthleven is a great place to stay - central to many areas, a charming yet relatively un-commercialised and unspoilt harbour and a much under-rated beach. The owners have provided a fantastic house to stay in. The views are amazing. Everything in the house is top quality - the fixtures, the fittings, the accessories, absolutely everything. Everything is where it should be, everything works. Loads of extras. Perfect place for us (3 generations) to stay in.Bunn Family, Worcs - 2nd November 2014
Castaway is wonderful, super views, enjoyed looking out from the living areas and bedrooms across the panoramic vista and enjoyed the sunsets in the evenings. Porthleven is very enjoyable to wander around and relax! We have thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful property and Porthleven and hope to return again soon.Hancock Family, Devon - 5th September 2014
Really good games room, had lots of fun with the table football and Wii. WiFi works well! Excellent shower and underfloor heating (very cosy). I have been coming to Porthleven ever since I was a baby and have stayed in loads of houses but this has been the best by miles!!! (Matthew, age 10) What a superb job you’ve done with this house – every room is a delight.Haller Family, Gloucs. (Aug 2014, Returned 2015, 2016, 2017) - 22nd August 2014
What a wonderful place to call home for a week! Fantastic house, so comfortable and beautifully decorated - we felt right at home straight away! The games room was a big hit with our daughter, an avid gamer, who enjoyed having her own space away from us boring adults. Castaway's location is ideal, both for the lovely bustling harbour and also for days out. Also eating in Porthleven has been very enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We will definitely return!!Hall and Millington Families, South Wales - 15th August 2014
All I can say is wow! I mean ‘wow'. Castaway is gorgeous! Pictures online looked good the reality was 1000% better! Amazing space indoors and out. A very enjoyable two week holiday spent in the lovely Porthleven and the even lovelier Castaway.Woolford family, Hampshire - 8th August 2014
Just wanted to say we spent a fantastic week in Cornwall at the Castaway property in Porthleven. The owners have done a great job with the renovation and it felt luxurious as well as light, bright and airy. The views were every changing with spectacular sunsets. A lovely home from home that we would recommend to anyone.Lesley and Tim Brown
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