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Captain's Rest

Porthleven - South Coast

Stylish cottage with great attention to detail and a sun room enjoying magnificent views.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£575 - £1798 per week *


Captain's Rest is a stylishly refurbished fisherman's cottage which has been interior designed throughout with impeccable attention to detail. Enjoy dining inside or out as the bi-fold patio doors lead from the well-equipped Shaker style kitchen and dining area onto an enclosed patio and garden. Opposite the cottage is a pretty sun room and terrace with mesmerising views reaching far across the bay from The Lizard to Land's End, where you can finish the evening with a glass of wine and take in the spectacular sunsets. Captain's Rest has everything needed for a memorable Cornish holiday in the beautiful fishing village of Porthleven. within walking distance is the beach, an array of top class restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops as well as being right on the South West Coastal Path.

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4’6”), chest of drawers, sea views. En-Suite Wet Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.

Lounge: Smart TV, sea views.
Kitchen/Diner: Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. Bi-fold doors leading to enclosed rear garden.
Bedroom 2: Bunk beds (3’), side table.
Bathroom: Waterfall shower, basin, w.c.

Separate access opposite the cottage. Comfy seating, electric coal effect fire, doors leading to patio overlooking the beach.

GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for one car in designated bay opposite the cottage. Enclosed rear patio area and garden with outdoor furniture. Patio overlooking the beach from the sun room.

Changeover Day: Friday – arrival 4:00pm – departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Electricity and heating included, underfloor heating throughout.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and high chair provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Shop: 0.5 ml Pub: 0.5 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. Sorry, no pets. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.3 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


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.


Perfect location and ideal for what we wanted and would love to stay again. Just brilliant and thanks again for the ease of booking and for arranging such brilliant weather!!Mr Steve Ward - 28th October 2018
Beautiful property in a great location.Mrs Karen West - 25th August 2018
This is a lovely holiday accommodation spotlessly clean and very well-equipped. The sun room and veranda are a real bonus and we witnessed a couple of lovely sunsets. Thankyou for the lovely scones, cream and jam. Also the elderflower wine.Ann and Neil - 8th June 2018
We have had a lovely stay in Porthleven, as always. The cottage was lovely - we especially enjoyed The Net Loft when the weather was nicer. We've enjoyed fabulous meals at Kota Kai, The Harbor Inn, Pizza, The Square and The Harbour Cafe. Quiz night at The Ship Inn was excellent - The pub has a unique atmosphere and we would highly recommend. Thanks for ensuring we had a brilliant weeks holiday.Lynne, Rob and Ella - 1st June 2018


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