The Retreat

Porthleven, South Coast

  • Cosy retreat right in front of the beach in Porthleven.

You can book this property from:

  • £455 per week
  • £65 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


The Retreat is a pet friendly stone cottage right in front of the beach in Porthleven, discreetly tucked away in a courtyard behind Mott House.

Outside you can sit and eat in the sheltered courtyard or climb the steps up the cliff to the garden with picnic table and fabulous sea views. Or grab a picnic basket and step right onto the beach, a great place for the kids and pets.

Porthleven is a great holiday destination for families, with restaurants, shops, pubs and cafes all in walking distance.

Lounge: Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock, electric woodburner.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher.
Utility Room: Washing machine, freezer.

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4’6), bedside cabinets, chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3’), bedside cabinets.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, wc.

Private courtyard and raised garden with sea views. Parking on driveway for one car.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2 dogs. £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Central heating throughout.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and highchair provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.2 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies.


A wonderful week in Porthleven at The Retreat. The property has been newly renovated so was a lovely surprise on arrival! Perfect location for everything Porthleven has to offer.

Mrs B,

1st time at The Retreat. Lovely well equipped cottage. Love the secret garden. Fantastic walk at Praa Sands, the dogs enjoyed it too. Have eaten at all the restaurants. A relaxing week had by all. Now back to the grind. Be sure to return!

Previous Customer

Beautiful cottage! Our stay was fantastic. In Porthleven we especially enjoyed the bumpy road and the lights around the village at night. Thank you for our stay it will be a place to return to.

Previous Customer

Cottage very comfortable thanks. Visited Penlee gallery and museum in Penzance - very interesting. Good facilities, cafe, play area and nice gardens. Beautiful journey along the coast, could have been the med, but much better!

Borran family, P

Had a great week, weather good. Recommend a trip to the Lizard, the Cyder Barn Shop, and Coverack beach. Also, get some fish from The Quayside Fish Shop!

Previous Customer

Had a lovely long weekend. Weather was perfect. Minnack Theatre is well worth a visit and St Ives is beautiful. Enjoyed the cottage and Porthleven itself. Would happily come back!

Previous Customer

Just a quick email to let you know how much we enjoyed The Retreat! The children loved roaming around the property discovering its quirky characteristics and were really wowed by the rooftop views from the elevated garden. It is such a delightful place to stay - we adored it and would love to come back again some day.

The Lane Family

Lovely break, weather pretty good. Our first visit to Porthleven and loved it. Great cottage. For young children would recommend a trip to 'Flambards.' Also enjoyed the Seal Sanctuary. It is a very picturesque setting. Lovely sandy beach at Gwithian or Hayle with good restaurant. Also at Harbour Inn and Atlantic. Both good for kids!

Mitch and J

We thought the Retreat was perfect, tucked away out of sight, far more spacious than it looks (it's a bit of a tardis!) and everything that we could possibly want. It really was the best way to start a new year, and I have absolutely no doubt that we'll be back next year. We've staying in Porthleven many times over the years, but now we've found you, will always stay in one of your cottages

The Wells Family

We would like to thank you for a lovely Retreat. The welcome was very nice (and much needed) after our journey here. Amazing view from the garden. Will definitely come back again. You provided everything. Thank you very much!

Previous Customer