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Toms Cottage, Porthleven

  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Hallway
  • Dining and kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Rear courtyard
  • Rear courtyard
  • Town
  • View of Harbour
  • View of Harbour
  • View of Harbour
  • Front of house
  • A 2 minute walk to Porthleven harbour
  • A 2 minute walk to Porthleven harbour
  • A 2 minute walk to Porthleven harbour

At a Glance

Sea view Sleeps:2
Pets Bedrooms:1
Parking Beach:750 metres
WiFi Arrival:Saturday
Cot & Highchair

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The best thing about:

A renovated 18th century fisherman's cottage – just a short walk from the harbour and village with a growing foodie reputation.

The walk to the beach

500m to the harbour or 750m to the beach.

Where is it?

Located between the Lizard Peninsula and Penzance on Cornwall's south coast, Porthleven is a beautiful unspoilt fishing village and harbour - the UK's most southerly working port. It's a place for all seasons; ice creams, crabbing and jumping from the pier is the norm in summer, while come winter, spray-flying storms break over the iconic clock tower.

Porthleven beach is popular with families with plenty of rockpools to explore and an RNLI lifeguard service in peak season. See the harbour from a different angle with stand-up paddleboard hire, or learn to surf at one of the nearby beaches Praa Sands or Poldhu Cove.

Foodies take note - Porthleven is fast becoming known as a top food destination with Rick Stein's, the AA-awarded Kota, Asian-inspired Kota Kai, Amelie's, The Square and Seadrift restaurants making eating out a must. Don't miss the Porthleven Food and Drink Festival in April, celebrating fresh local produce with celebrity chefs, music and entertainment.

The property

Tucked away from the main road, this property is just two minutes from the harbour and village amenities and a five-minute walk to long sand and shingle beach between Porthleven and Halzephron.


Tom's Cottage, a traditional 18th century fisherman's cottage, has been beautifully restored to offer modern comfort whilst retaining immense period character with slate and wooden floors, deep slate windowsills, exposed stonework, low beams, a log burner and an original 200-year old staircase (which is steep with low ceiling and can require careful navigation).

  • Three storey open-plan living.
  • Quirky design-led features throughout, including Eames furniture and Ed Carpenter lighting.
  • Ground floor open-plan living area with wood burning stove, television and DVD player.
  • Downstairs to the kitchen area with oven, hob, extractor, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Wi-Fi, selection of books, games and DVDs, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
  • Central heating throughout.

Sleeping and bathroom

  • Large open double bedroom with exposed beams with apex ceiling upstairs.
  • Downstairs to the bathroom with stand-alone roll-top bath, hand-held shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC (limited headroom in places with the original lintels).


  • One in a row of original terraced cottages.
  • Terraced shared-access gardens and courtyard with benches to the rear of the property - perfect for eating breakfast in the sunshine.
  • Un-allocated on-street parking directly outside the cottage.

Need to know

  • Sorry, no smoking inside the cottage.
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome on the ground floor (kitchen, hall, bathroom) - enquire for more information (additional charge applies).
  • Not suitable for anyone with mobility problems as the cottage has original-feature steep steps and low granite lintels.
  • Please be aware there is limited head space in the hallway and bathroom.
  • Refundable damage deposit of £50, due with full balance.
  • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.
  • Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is only available after October half-term and before Easter, excluding school holidays. Only available to book by telephone on 01637 861005.

What can I walk to?

  • All of Porthleven's attractions and amenities including restaurants, pubs, cafes, galleries, ice cream parlour, mini-supermarket, post office and fish and chip shop are a short walk away.
  • Porthleven Harbour - unspoilt working harbour with iconic clock tower and pier.
  • Rick Stein's - modern interior and great food inspired by Rick's travels.
  • Kota Restaurant - AA awarded restaurant headed by TV chef Jude Kereama.
  • The Ship Inn - iconic 17th century fisherman's pub.
  • The Atlantic Inn - the spot for a sundowner with views over the ocean.
  • Porthleven beach - quintessential Cornish sand and pebble beach, lifeguarded in-season.
  • National Trust's Penrose Estate and Looe Bar - natural sand bank and large wooded estate linking to the South West Coast Path.
  • Rinsey Cove - smuggler's cove dotted with tin mines.
  • Fabulous coast walks - perfect if you have a dog.

What can I drive to?

  • Helford - unspoilt estuary worth exploring by foot or sail boat.
  • Marazion and St Michael's Mount - galleries and breathtaking heritage.
  • Praa Sands and Poldhu - well-known south-coast surfing beaches.
  • Falmouth - arty and foodie town with maritime heritage.
  • Kynance Cove - one of National Trust's most enchanting beaches.
  • Lizard Point - the UK's most southerly point.

Special offer


2021   Price p/w
23rd Oct - 29th Oct   £524
30th Oct - 17th Dec   £406
18th Dec - 24th Dec   £406
Christmas   £493
New Year   £576
2022   Price p/w
01st Jan - 11th Feb   £415
12th Feb - 18th Feb   £470
19th Feb - 01st Apr   £415
02nd Apr - 22nd Apr   £630
23rd Apr - 27th May   £500
28th May - 03rd Jun   £1025
04th Jun - 01st Jul   £730
02nd Jul - 08th Jul   £810
09th Jul - 15th Jul   £925
16th Jul - 02nd Sep   £1060
03rd Sep - 09th Sep   £700
10th Sep - 23rd Sep   £605
24th Sep - 21st Oct   £525
22nd Oct - 28th Oct   £535
29th Oct - 16th Dec   £415
17th Dec - 24th Dec   £415
Christmas   £500
New Year   £585

Guest comments

  • It was a beautiful quirky little cottage, fully equipped to making it a comfortable stay.
    SJ, July 2021

  • Really loved toms cottage, it was beautifully and sympathetically restored and had everything we needed. Great location, would love to go back again.
    MT, February 2019

  • Lovely property in Porthleven .... a place we really liked and ticked lots of boxes in terms of beaches, walks, pubs and restaurants ...and nice shops!
    RR, July 2019

  • Loved Toms cottage. Excellent location to harbour & restaurants etc. Loved Porthleven and quite a few good beaches nearby.
    JD Sept 2020

  • We stayed at Tom's Cottage for our honeymoon and it was outstanding. The location was a perfect walking distance into the port but far enough away to be quiet. The cottage itself is lovely and built for comfort, the size was ideal for us and our dog. It was very clean and had enough facilities for what we required. There was even a bottle of wine waiting for us as a welcome for our honeymoon. We will definitely be booking again in the future.
    August 2021

  • Toms cottage is very clean and well maintained, love the quirky bits and pieces around the cottage and the extras that the owner provides are very much appreciated.
    LH October 2020

  • Tom's Cottage was lovely. Exceptionally clean lovely and warm and extremely well equipped.
    HB, December 2020

  • Great location and the property was warm. A home away from home.
    CH, January 2018

  • Tom's Cottage, Porthleven was delightful. Adequately equipped for two and very comfortable. Stylish, with an eclectic mix of books, furniture, accessories and objets d'art. 5 mins walk to the harbour, restaurants and bars. A traditional fisherman's cottage with oodles of character.
    SD, February 2018

  • Excellent location, walking distance to fabulous restaurants. Beautiful cottage. Visited two years ago and returned again. Just perfect.
    DB, March 2018

A few booking tips

Most properties accept short breaks outside school holidays. Check the description above
Prices shown include a £40 booking fee
Pay 1/3 deposit to book your holiday
Within 8 weeks the full amount is required
Arrival is from 4.30pm and departure is by 10.00am

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