Believed to be over 200 years old, Haven Cottage boasts stunning sea views out towards the Lizard peninsula from the first floor. This unusually spacious cottage combines character features with plenty of creature comforts, making it a real home from home to spend your holiday. This lovely cottage is ideally located on the west side of the village just moments from the South West Coast path, and a few minutes walk to everything Porthleven has to offer; restaurants, shops, pubs, beach and harbour.
Haven cottage has a lovely open feel as you enter the living room which benefits from sea views, natural oak flooring and a fabulous feature fireplace with wood burning stove. This leads to the dining area which in turn leads to a well equipped kitchen. The rear terraced garden is accessed from here.
The first floor comprises of a large double bedroom with spectacular sea views out over the iconic clock tower and Lizard peninsular beyond, and the bathroom to the front of the property has possibly the best seat in the house - the views from here are simply stunning! There is a twin room and bathroom to the rear of the cottage.
Lounge: Leather sofas, woodburning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD Player, CD Player, board games and DVDs.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, separate under counter fridge and freezer, microwave, CD/radio.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Bath with hand held shower, basin and WC.
Shower Room: Shower, basin, WC with amazing sea views!
GARDEN AND PARKING:
To the rear of the property there is a courtyard with seating, ideal for your morning cuppa which leads to a terraced garden. At the top terrace you can enjoy fabulous sea views from the sun deck, complete with comfortable loungers.
Unrestricted parking available on street. Bench at the front of the property.
Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Woodburner using eco briqs, night storage heating, heated towel rails.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Coast: 0.1 ml. Shop: 0.4 ml. Pub: 0.2 ml.
NOTES: No smoking. No pets. Superfast broadband/WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies. Sorry, not suitable for children under 5.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Toilets
- 0.4 Mile from a beach
- 0.2 Mile from a pub
- 0.4 Mile from a shop
- 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.
“Our first visit to Porthleven, very much doubt it will be our last. The weather was good with only a bit of rain. Managed a wonderful day sunbathing on the secluded decking! Haven Cottage is a lovely place to holiday in. It felt very spacious for a rental, well equipped and very clean. Cannot wait to come back!” - 8th October 2020
We’ve just enjoyed yet another beautiful week in Haven - helped by almost constant sunshine. The cottage has undergone various makeovers since our last visit & we loved the new kitchen, new carpet & all the new bedroom furniture. It remains as comfortable & spotless as ever thanks to Vicky’s hard work & it feels totally Covid safe. We look forward as usual to returning next year. - 23rd September 2020
“We have been coming to Haven Cottage since 2007(!) and we’ve been blown away by the recent renovations. Haven for us is a home from home and we were delighted that the recent work has enhanced the cosy cottage feel, especially the new kitchen. Even in March we have had some sunny days allowing us to particularly enjoy the garden & decking. Thank you, we will definitely return.”Charlotte & David, London - 24th March 2020
Truly wonderful Easter Break. First time staying at Haven Cottage and definitely want to come back. Cottage is so well equipped spotlessly clean with a lovely homely feel. Great views especially from the garden terrace. - 24th April 2019
Thank you! Fantastic weekend, was the hottest we've had. Lovely cottage, well provided for.Norah & Steve - 20th April 2019
Porthleven was a good base from which to drive both to Lands End and the Lizard with plenty to see in both areas.Mrs T Isherwood - 30th July 2018
Had a great stay in Porthleven. Lovely, clean + well equipped cottage in a great location. Very lucky with the weather which enabled us to get out + about a great deal. Recommend 'The Square' if wanting to eat out. Thanks for the use of the cottage and for the 'little extras'.Colin + Margaret, Middlesex - 8th May 2018
Brilliant time thanks. See you next time very soon. Thank you for the wine and chocolate . Mike and Sue
We've had a perfect, relaxing winter week. Weather good. We know Porthleven well and love it. Haven Cottage is great. Well equipped, so clean, lovely views - could not wish for better. Thank you for the wine, etc. A really perfect week's break. We hope to return.Claire, Paul
We have had a wonderful week at your cottage. Our favourite days out were St. Michael's Mount, The Minack Theatre, Trelissick and coastal walk from Kynance Cove to The Lizard. We have had a lovely time at Haven Cottage. We wish we could come again soon. Thank you for looking after us so well.The Taylor Family
Had a wonderful holiday; beautiful cottage, you've thought of everything. We would love to come back. Thanks Vicki for your help and the cottage being so clean and tidy on arrival.Barb, Mac
As Haven 'regulars' this cottage is home from home. There are so many thoughtful touches. Vicki as usual, leaves everything sparkling clean. Can't write anymore as I'm off to the harbourside to check out today's catch and buy if off the boat!Frances
Another perfect holiday in Haven Cottage only this time it was even better being here for two weeks. Neither the cottage or Porthleven ever disappoint - it's like home from home only better with these beautiful views. Weather's been mixed but it hasn't mattered as we've still managed cliff walks in bracing air! As usual we don't want to leave and can't wait to return. Thank you.Tom
Once again we had the most marvellous time at Haven Cottage. The weather was very kind. The new decking at the top of the garden came in very useful and allowed us to splendid afternoons and evenings. We even sat out to enjoy the stars on one warm night. Great fun.Mark, Maddy
Our first time at Haven Cottage and Porthleven. In fact we haven't visitd Cornwall for 31 years! We've had an absolutely brilliant time! The area is fantastic. Porthleven is a great base to visit other places. The cottage was beautifully clean (thanks Vicki). It has everything we possibily needed. We were especially grateful for the 2 bathrooms! Visited Mousehole, Marazion, Minnack Theatre - great, plus the Lizard. We will be back! Thank you for making our week so restful. We agree with previous guests that The Harbour View Cafe is well worth a visit.Linda, Collin and James Crosby, Liverpool
This our second stay at Haven Cottage and hopefully not our last - it is just lovely. We have really enjoyed our week here, especially the really rough seas caused by the gale. Thank you again for your great housekeeping and also for the wine and flowers - hopefully be back next year.Anne
There are really no superlatives to add about this lovely holiday cottage, or about Porthleven as a whole. Except to say that (as has been highlighted constantly since 2008 in this visitor's book) what a clean, well presented, well appointed home from home this place is, in the most beautiful location Cornwall can offer! We shall return and can recommend Haven Cottage unreservedly!Steve
Really enjoyed our stay. A very homely cottage, very clean and well kept, lovely position, beautiful walks straight from the front door. Very easy to get around and visit other areas. Really enjoyed our stay at Haven Dave
Another great holiday at Haven Cottage - our fifth! Porthleven Jean
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