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Anchor Cottage

Porthleven - South Coast

Sat in a great position by the beach and enjoying some of the best sea views in Porthleven.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£805 - £1795 per week *


Anchor Cottage is a beautiful traditional fisherman’s cottage located within easy walking distance to Porthleven harbour. The large terrace to the front of the property provides stunning sea views over to Mount’s Bay, the perfect spot for outdoor dining in the summer months. Inside, the cottage provides an open plan living and dining area, complete with wood burner for those cosy winter nights. With three bedrooms upstairs, sleeping 5, the cottage is the ideal choice for a small family looking to be within walking distance to the beach and all local amenities.

Porthleven harbour is just a short stroll from the cottage and offers a great selection of restaurants, pubs and local shops. The three mile stretch of sandy beach is popular with holiday makers and families alike, providing easy access to the coastal path which takes you through the picturesque Loe Bar and woodland of Penrose Estate.

Living and Dining Room: Woodburner, Sky TV, DVD player, Bose CD/radio, dining table and chairs, sea views.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
Utility: Washer/dryer.
Separate w.c.

Bedroom 1: King-size bed (5’), bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, sea views.
Bedroom 2: Double bed (4’6”), bedside tables, wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: Single bed (3’), bedside table, clothes storage, sea views.
Bathroom: Bath, shower, basin, w.c.

Enclosed patio area with BBQ, table and chairs and panoramic sea views. Private parking for one car.

Changeover Day: Saturday – arrival 4:00pm – departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat:
 Electricity included in the rent. Central heating throughout.
Baby Equipment: High chair and travel cot provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Bedding and Linen: Linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.1 ml.

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


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.2 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • 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.


Great position and lovely warm feeling on entering.Mrs Angela Holburn - 18th January 2019
After many years staying in Mullion but walking past Anchor Cottage on visits to Porthleven, we decided to stay here this year. So delighted that the inside is as gorgeous as the outside! Such a comfy, cosy cottage and a lovely week away from the usual stresses.The Cooper family - 27th October 2018
Fabulous cottage.Mrs Karen Clark - 16th October 2018
Lovely little property in superb spot.Mr Michael Fetherstone - 3rd September 2018
Love this property....6 visits so far. I hesitate to recommend as it will mean others will stay there and we won’t be able to get a look in.Ms Lynette Nigh - 9th July 2018
Comfortable property with amazing views!Mrs Caroline Taylor - 2nd July 2018
We always enjoy our stay at Anchor Cottage and look forward to our visit next year.Mrs M Bateman - 9th April 2018
We have had another great year here in Anchor Cottage! The views of the huge waves and surfers are as good as ever. Spending a lot of time sailing or surfing this week, we have still been quite lucky with the weather. Thank you very much for a lovely stay!The Bateman family - 7th April 2018
We have had another great year here in Anchor Cottage! The views of the huge waves and surfers are as good as ever. Thank you very much for a lovely stay!Harry, Charlotte, Mandy and Arian - 7th April 2018
A wonderful week, good weather, rather warm given the recent snowfall. It was great to sit out front, drink + book in hand watching the world go by. I will think of those moments when sat at the bus stop at 6.30am at the start of my commute to work!!Julie, Nick and Henry - 31st March 2018
Had the most amazing few days in this beautiful cottage. The nicest place we have ever stayed, literally can't fault it - thankyou :)Sally, Robin, Callum, Kieran and Sean - 27th February 2018
Our first stay in Anchor Cottage but not in Porthleven! Been here many times and stayed in many other 'Niche' cottages. Needless to say - it hasn't disappointed! Had a mixed week with the weather - typical January - but as we wanted to watch the sea it didn't matter. Great views from all the sea facing windows. Enjoyed and appreciated the "welcome" scones, jam, cream etc (and the wine!) Lovely cosy, welcoming place - we will be back.Chris and Tony - 29th January 2018
Our second time at Anchor Cottage, Porthleven is our favourite spot, and this is our favourite cottage. A real home from home. The Christmas tree was a lovely surprise. Our little 3 year old son says he wants to live here. We will be back again for more!The Bright family - 28th December 2017
A wonderful relaxing week in Anchor Cottage. Our compliments to the owners for such an attractive, comfortable, warm cottage complete with welcoming Christmas tree, which was such a delight. It has been a great pleasure to stay here in much loved and familiar Porthleven and on arrival we immediately settled in to the peaceful atmosphere of this lovely cottage.The Curnow family - 18th December 2017
Our first stay at Anchor Cottage and we have had a lovely week in the sun. The cottage is comfy, cosy and ideally placed. Porthleven is our favourite Cornish retreat, sure we'll be back.Ray, Denise and Laura - 4th June 2017
Surpassed all our expectations. Lovely and clean, beautifully designed. We really appreciated the Christmas tree, it was a lovely surprise! The weather was great, as were the views. We will definitely stay here again.Andy, Marie and family - 27th December 2014
Another relaxing week in Porthleven where we stated in Anchor Cottage for the second time. It's a home from home to us and we love it! We even saw some dolphins from the front window! I can highly recommend the fresh crabs and lobsters from the "Southgates Cornish Crab Company" in town.Ken and Christine - 1st November 2014
Beautifully presented cottage. It felt very peaceful inside despite wild storms raging away outside. I will be back to enjoy the sunsets, coffee on the terrace in the morning and the inspiration of it all.Trish and friends - 20th October 2012


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