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12 Bay View

Porthleven - South Coast

An ideal property to watch the world go by and enjoy the stunning views across the harbour.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£523 - £1631 per week *


This splendid cottage found right in the heart of Porthleven, has been renovated to incorporate some original character features mixed with modern styling. With outstanding sea and harbour views from the living room and two of the bedrooms. there is plenty of opportunity to sit and gaze. The open living/dining room is a sociable area to enjoy time together and the well-equipped kitchen should provide all you need.

12 Bay View is set in a picturesque terrace of cottages overlooking the impressive harbour. From the sunny terrace you can watch the fishing boats and pleasure craft coming and going and everything in the village is within easy walking distance.

Living/Dining Area: Sky TV including Sky/BT sports, DVD/CD player, docking station, window seat with lovely views across the harbour.
Kitchen: Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed (5’), bedside units, chest of drawers, sea and harbour views.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3’), bedside units, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Single bed (3'), bedside unit, harbour views.
Bathroom: Spacious walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Patio with garden furniture, sea and harbour views. No parking at the property but on-street parking and public car parking facilities close by.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Up to two dogs are welcome.
Power and Heat: Electricity and heating included in the rent.
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 bedding.
Shop: 100 yd Pub: 100 yd.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.1 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Outdoor storage space


Local Area

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 is a lovely property in a fabulous location. Porthleven is a beautiful little town with a great variety of places to eat out and many attractions close by. We would thoroughly recommend Above Beach Cottages to help you find your little piece of Cornish paradise.Mrs Madeleine Madden - 30th September 2018
The house was absolutely lovely. Just like to say that I love Porthleven and the area. Booking with your agency is always very professional and everybody is always very helpful. We had a lovely holiday.Ms A Baker - 16th September 2018
This was my 3rd stay at 12 Bay View. It never disappoints! I had a stunning fortnight in Porthleven, helped by glorious weather. Will definitely returnMrs Trudy Wilkins - 24th June 2018
If you are holidaying in Porthleven the cottage we stayed in was perfect in every way. Fabulous location, convenient for the shops and restaurants and a perfect starting point for walks or visits.Mrs V Chodell - 4th June 2018
The best location in Porthleven being on the sunny side of the harbour. Great views and great care has been taken with the interior Mrs C Sharp - 30th April 2018
We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year at this beautiful cottage. We saw some wonderful storns which made it more enjoyable, the views were fantastic. The two dogs had a fantastic time, lovely beaches and coastal walks.Hadden Family, Melton Mobray
What a fantasic cottage! and the Views! We have loved our stay here and look forward to coming again in the Spring.Holcroft Family
Thank you again for letting us stay in the beautiful cottage hope to be back soon. The best cottage we have evered stayed in!12 Bay View Guest
Another very relaxing week in Porthleven. First time at No. 12 and really liked it, warm and comfortable and great views from the window. Vey lucky with the weather! We will be back for sure.Jim and Linda Priest, Berks
Such a lovely property with spectacular views. This was our second visit to Porthleven and looking forward to many more.Alan and Louise Watford, Herts
Lovely house, everything so easy and very comfortable. Porthleven is as wonderful as ever with the added bonus of finding number 12 - a real gem.Marian, Peter and Kate, Sheffield
Thank you for a lovely stay. The accommodation was wonderful. Quite a change from London.Thornton family, London
The house exceeded our expectations. We have done lots of walking. I would particularly recommend that any visitor does a walk from Praa Sands back to Porthleven.Steve and Alina Hammond, Bideford, N. Devon
What a fantastic house. Had a brilliant week here and will be back to be sure. Didn't leave the house much as the views were entertaining enough. Porthleven is a gorgeous place.Caroline, David and family, Worcs
We have had an amazing week. The house is beautiful, so comfortable and well-equipped.Ivy, Paul and family
Love the house, especially the underfloor heating.Pauline and Gordon Baylis


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