The Hideaway

Porthleven, Cornwall





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This refurbished fisherman's cottage in the heart of west Cornwall's iconic town of Porthleven creates a lovely base for your coastal escape

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Within 1km From Beach

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Pets Accepted

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Enclosed Garden

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Woodburner / Open Fire

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Children Welcome

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Family Friendly

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Dedicated Workspace

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Stair Gates

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Coffee Machine

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Hair Dryer

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Dating back to the 1890’s this traditional fisherman’s cottage with its whitewashed stone exterior and newly refurbished interior, creates an utterly charming family retreat within the coastal town of Porthleven in West Cornwall.

Set just a few minutes’ walk from the harbour and seafront, this is a lovely base for storm-watching in the colder months and sun-filled coastal excursions in the warmer. Offering a ground floor living space as well as two delightful upper floor bedrooms, the cottage, thanks to its original features; feels spacious and airy while at the same time quaint and cosy.

There's also a surprise up its sleeve…a fantastic garden to the back which has been cleverly landscaped to create a large, contemporary outdoor space that's ideal for fresh air dining and for spending time in the sunshine. Cooking is a joy in the home’s modern Shaker-style kitchen where ample worktop space and a range of appliances provide all that guests would need to rustle up a few home-style classics, while the breakfast bar invites morning gatherings where chats about the day’s plans can be shared over a coffee.

Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with sweeping views towards Mount’s Bay, Porthleven is wonderfully positioned and offers visitors an unspoiled taste of West Cornwall’s beaches and coastline. Town life centres around its historic harbour and quay which bustles with the activity of fishing boats offloading their daily catches, and there’s an authentic atmosphere of the 'real Cornwall' here, where its historic fishing roots have carried through to modern times. A wealth of award-winning restaurants serve up delicious offerings using the freshest of fish and seafood caught in its very own waters, and for those wishing to curate a home-cooked feast of their own, the famous Quayside Fishmongers is where you'll find some of the best scallops, lobster, Rock Salmon and Wild Bass (to name just a few).

Ideal for families, Porthleven’s three-mile beach is sandy and golden and when the tide is out, the neighbouring beach of Loe Bar is a 2 mile walk away. Nearby the Penrose Estate’s rich farm and woodland make for a lovely day out, while the Lizard Peninsula and Land's End are within easy reach by car.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Pets: pets not allowed
    Number of steps: 3 external steps to the front of the property, 4 external steps to the rear of the property and 1 flight of internal stairs
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Wood Burner: Yes, a fire pack is available at The Hideaway - a full bag of logs, kindling, wood fire starters and matches, however the fire packs stop at the end of March and start again in November.
    Coffee Machine: Krups Nespresso machine and percolator
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    Situated on the ground floor this lovely room features exposed stone walling and a traditional fireplace nook with a wood-burning stove. Furnished with two mid-century inspired teal sofas and a 1950’s Ercol style coffee table, the room is contemporary and cosy with a flat screen TV with Freeview completing the space. A door leads from the living room out to the garden.

    Landing Office
    Upstairs on the first floor, the spacious landing wraps around the staircase and is furnished with an office desk and chair as well as a chest of drawers for additional storage
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Located on the ground floor, the contemporary kitchen is separate from the lounge and features a range of large and small appliances including a fridge / freezer, washing/dryer, electric fan-assisted oven and grill, glass hob dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, blender / mixer, cafetiere, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner

    Dining Area
    The kitchen includes a breakfast bar with stools for four guests
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    Located on the first floor.
    Sash windows, wood floors and tasteful furnishings make this room a beautiful place to retreat to after a busy day out. Furnished with a king size bed, bedside lamps, bedside tables, a freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers the room also has its own flat screen TV

    Bedroom Two
    Also located on the first floor, this room features a comfortable double bed with side tables and lamps as well as a freestanding wardrobe and chest of drawers.
    Sash windows and wooden floors make the space cosy and inviting
  • Bathrooms
    Located upstairs on the first floor the family bathroom features a double walk in shower with large rain head attachment, a traditional wash hand basin, a mirror cabinet, heated towel rail and WC
  • Outside
    The suntrap multi-level garden features a stone paved patio area which is furnished with a round dining table, four chairs and a parasol, and has a glass balustrade separating the top tier from the decked level below. Steps lead down a level then the garden flows down a path to a lower patio area where there is a rotary washing line available for clothes drying
  • Parking
    Conveniently located in Porthleven, there is on-street parking in the area as well as in the nearby public car park at Kittos Field which is about 5 minutes walk from the cottage. For more information including tariffs and number of spaces please click here

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Welcome to Porthleven

The fishing village of Porthleven is best known as being the ‘storm capital’ of Britain. It’s position on the Coastal Path make it the ideal base from which to explore the area on foot and a welcoming village atmosphere along with shops, restaurants and a small beach make it a fantastic way to experience traditional Cornish life.

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Excellent modernised cottage

Well located property within walking distance of the harbour and the local pubs/restaurants. Modernised to a high standard with comfortable beds. Made good use of the garden with 2 sitting areas to make best use of the sun. Always able to park on the road outside, albeit car park in close proximity.

Martin, 28 Jun 2024

Hello Martin, thank you for your review regarding The Hideaway. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, James

James - The Luxury Coastal Team - 28 Jun 2024

Convenient location and easy parking

Very well equipped and maintained property. Only shortcoming was complexity of setting up tv service on multiple controls. Would have been nice also to be able to record programmes for viewing later. Netflix downloads were also unavailable on our home subscription.

Jeffrey, 10 May 2024

Hi Jeffrey, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. We are sorry to hear of the problems with the TV, we would always recommend to reach out to the local contact for assistance in these situations so that they can look to help you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Mary - Luxury Coastal - 10 May 2024

A Top Stay in Porthleven

The Hideaway was ideal for the two of us, plus our four-legged friend. Location was excellent, being only a few minutes' walk to all of the action, while the cottage itself was clean, tidy and very well appointed. It was great to have an enclosed garden area, which meant letting our dog to sample all of those new smells was no problem. We also found that the welcome instruction folder was very good, with detailed helpful instructions. Being able to park virtually right outside was also a major plus. Overall, a great stay.

Richard, 16 Oct 2023

Hello Richard, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you found the location excellent and that you found the Hideaway ideal. It is great to hear your comments and we would absolutely love for you to return sometime in the future. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 16 Oct 2023

Fabulous cottage

This is a fabulous little cottage, wonderfully decorated and kitted out, in a brilliant location for exploring the very best of Cornwall. The only thing missing was a sea view, but when you’re such a short walk from the harbour and beach you really can’t complain.

Sam, 25 Aug 2023

Hi Sam, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time, The Hideaway is perfectly located for exploring and, as you say, a fabulous place. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team.

Mary - 25 Aug 2023

Stunning property

Absolutely stunning property. Extremely well thought out and you can tell the owners have considered everything, whether it be the comfort of the essentials such as beds and sofas to the immaculate kitchen and shower room, to the outside space. We couldn’t haven’t asked for me. Parking could be slightly tricky but we were there at one of the busiest times of year, shouldn’t be a problem the majority of the time. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to stay in Porthleven - it’s not cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for.

Carly, 10 Jun 2023

Hello Carly, thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are so pleased you believed the property was stunning and that you would recommend this cottage to other guests. We hope to welcome you back in the future for another stay. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Emily - Luxury Coastal - 10 Jun 2023

Perfect getaway perfect location lovely walks and the cottage was so beautiful we loved every minute

We will certainly love to go back again maybe spring time but the winter break was perfect just before Christmas the cottage had everything and more the location perfect and the beautiful walks we didn’t need car as the bus was perfect for us so much to see and do lovely places to eat and drink and very friendly can’t wait to book again

Joanne, 07 Feb 2023

Hi Joanne, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had such a perfect stay in The Hideaway and were able to get out and explore the local area. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Emma - The Luxury Coastal Team - 07 Feb 2023

Wonderful Porthlevan

We love staying in Porthlevan and The Hideaway is a great property to stay in. Everything you could need . We are returning this year

DENISE, 31 Jan 2023

Hi Denise, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at The Hideaway. We are so pleased to hear the property was great to stay in and had everything you needed. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to stay with Luxury Coastal. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 31 Jan 2023

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