Built in 1870, The Manse used to be The Old Presbytery in Porthleven, and enjoys a spectacular south-westerly facing position looking out towards both Land's End and The Lizard peninsula. The Manse is a characterful old detached house which boasts sea views from two of the three bedrooms, as well as from the upstairs reading room, which is also equipped with a telescope.
The Manse is cosy and welcoming with a multi fuel burner in the main living room and full oil fired central heating, as well as being spacious enough for modern family living by having the advantage of a smaller separate den, fully equipped with a TV, games, books and sofabed - ideal for the children to have their own space. Downstairs you will also find a separate large dining room, kitchen and conservatory area, with a separate utility. There is a small shower suitable for washing wet suits or sandy feet and a separate w.c.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms with one king sized bed, one double and one twin. The upstairs bathroom has a bath with mixer taps and shower hose, basin, wc and a separate shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. There is an additional reading/quiet room equipped with a telescope so you can see details of the great view.
Living Room: Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock/CD/radio, woodburning stove, sea views.
Dining Room: Dining space for six, sideboard.
Den: Sofabed, TV, books and games, small pool table.
Kitchen: Electric oven, fridge, dishwasher.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: Basin, wc.
Shower: Small shower suitable for washing wetsuits or sandy feet.
Bedroom 1: King-size bed (5’), bedside units, wardrobe, chest of drawers, sea views.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4’6"), bedside units, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3'), bedside unit, clothes storage, sea views.
Reading Room: Complete with telescope to take in the view.
Bathroom: Bath with mixer taps and shower hose, separate shower cubicle, basin, w.c.
GARDEN AND PARKING: Enclosed terraced garden with seating and sea views. Unrestricted on-street parking.
Changeover Day: Saturday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2 dogs, £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Electric heating.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: High chair and travel cot available, please bring your own cot linen.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.1 ml.
NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Toilets
- Ground floor toilet
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Patio/garden furniture
- 0.2 Mile from a beach
- 0.1 Mile from a pub
- 0.4 Mile from a shop
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- 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.
This was our second visit to The Manse and third booking with Above Beach Cottages. On all occasions, the description of the property was accurate, the properties have always been well equipped and customer service levels have always been very high. I would highly recommend Above Beach Cottages and their properties, based on our experiences with them. Keep up the good work!.Debra Willey - 5th November 2018
A lovely house. Well equipped. Very comfortable beds.Ruth Moakes - 3rd September 2018
The Manse was a lovely comfortable house in the wonderful harbour town of Porthleven. Everything was easily accessible by foot. It was great having a dog friendly beach within walking distance. The house was very clean. The fresh scones, jam and clotted cream were very welcome when we arrived. Mrs Jane Gillman - 20th August 2018
Our second stay at this lovely house, very homely and well equipped with stunning views from the upstairs bedrooms and reading room. The owner was exceedingly helpful and the lovely welcome tray of a cream tea and local cider was really appreciated. Can't wait to return again.Mrs Katherine Guy - 18th April 2018
Really comfortable and very well equipped - good setting in Porthleven - lovely to lie in bed and look out at the sea! Feels like a home from home - we all enjoyed our. Break. Mrs Alison Craddock - 9th April 2018
We spent a wonderful week in The Manse in Porthleven. Always sunny weather, great walks on the South West Coast path, excursions to Glendurgan gardens and the Levant mine near St. Just. Great relaxing on the beach.The Sholls, Germany
Enjoyed a wonderful week, and even managed some good weather! All members of the group enjoyed making sandcastles and body boarding on Porthleven and Praa Sands beaches. Can recommend Fish and Chips from Roland's Happy Plaice and the ice cream cream shop Nauti but Ice - next to bike hire shop.The Chaltons and Townsends
Had a good time in The Manse. First time in Porthleven. Lovely cosy cottage. Everything we needed. Sure we will return one day. Harbour and the pubs great - good food.Christine, Mike, Emma, Jake, Nathan, Georgia and Pepper
It was great - loved the Seal Sanctuary. Almost forgot the pizzas (from The Deli) - great, but order them in advance 'cos they take a long time.The Parrs
We have spent a very enjoyable, peaceful, relaxed and unhurried week here. The Manse was just the ticket again. Thanks very much.Mike and June from Warford
Another restful stay in The Manse and calm atmosphere of Porthleven. A good mixture of weather, mainly fine I am pleased to say! Atlantic Inn visited most, but Amelie's and The Square well worth a visit. Sorry to leave, but hope to be back next May.Bill, St. Albans
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