Making great holidays happen in Cornwall

About Us

Founded in 2003 with just a handful of properties, Above Beach Cottages was started by Simon and Caroline who fell in love with Porthleven in 1982 – some would say it was love at first sight. Simon and Caroline decided to sell their well-established agency to Ellis family in November 2017 who also own several locally-focussed holiday letting agencies around England and Wales – together these agencies make up the Original Cottages Family.

Above Beach Cottages therefore very much remains an independent family run business that has grown steadily over the years and now has an impressive portfolio of 160 properties in various stunning (and sought after) Cornish locations.

Our enthusiastic and loyal team, most of whom have been with the company right from the beginning, are based in lovely offices in the very heart of Porthleven’s busy town centre and take pride in knowing each and every one of our cottages personally.

We have a wealth of local knowledge and pride ourselves on our excellent customer service to both customers and owners alike. We work closely with homeowners, housekeepers, local tradesman and suppliers alike to ensure that all of our cottages meet and exceed our guests’ expectations.

Partner that with an in-house marketing team, industry specialists in IT, search engine optimisation, design and photography, and you’ve got a winning combination!

Above Beach Cottages is one of a small group of locally focused brands owned by The Original Cottage Company Limited, which is a family owned private limited company incorporated in England (registered number 06951692) with a registered address at Bank House, Market Place, Reepham, Norwich, NR10 4JJ. VAT No. 595 2110 44.