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Porthleven - South Coast

Comfortable home from home with views of Porthleven harbour.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£567 - £1770 per week *


Castaway enjoys an elevated position overlooking the harbour village of Porthleven, and surrounding countryside. Refurbished throughout with quality fixtures and fitting, every effort has gone into ensuring your stay at this fabulous cottage will be as comfortable as it is memorable. The property has extensive decked areas on different levels, all with fantastic vistas, where you can enjoy the sunshine and views any time of day.

This is the perfect getaway for family or friends, with luxurious bedrooms, pocket sprung mattresses and deep pile carpets; children can enjoy their own little sunroom attached to the twin bedroom. An additional games room, decorated on a seaside theme, provides a separate area for different family members to do their own thing and includes smart TV, Nintendo Wii, and full-sized bar football. The lounge and dining areas provides breath-taking panoramic views, sliding doors open onto a large balcony making this the perfect place to enjoy entertaining and taking in the sunsets.

The property is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with plenty of parking, plus there is one private parking space on the drive. There is a path and steps down to the harbour just along the road, and the beach and coastal path are just a few minutes’ walk away.

Lounge/Dining Area: 
Smart TV, DVD player, iPod dock and speakers, woodburner, panoramic views.
Kitchen: Double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave.
Utility: Washing machine, tumble dryer.
Games Room: Smart TV, Nintendo Wii, sofa, full size table football, desk.

Bedroom 1:
 King-size bed (5’), dressing table, chest of drawers, access to decking. En-Suite Bathroom: Bath, separate thermostatic shower, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, basin, WC.
Bedroom 2: King-size bed (5'), desk, wardrobe, access to decking.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds (3’), bedside unit, access to private sunroom.
Sun Room: Seating, dresser/storage, access to decking.
Bathroom: Bath, separate thermostatic shower, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, basin, WC.

Extensive decked area on multiple levels and picnic table, harbour and countryside views. Private parking for one car on drive, additional parking can be found in quiet cul-de-sac.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Heating and electricity included in rent, oil-fired central heating, woodburner in lounge, underfloor heating and heated towel rails in bathrooms. 
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels. 
Baby Equipment: Not suitable for under 3's.
Shop: 0.3 ml Pub: 0.3ml.

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


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • 5 Stars
  • 0.5 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.5 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.


This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed at Castaway - found property spotlessly clean, everything you could need to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and as other guests have mentioned, a real home away from home. And with a fantastic view of the harbour - just perfect :-)Mrs Louise Keen - 29th November 2018
A beautiful house.Mrs Nicola Jones - 7th October 2018
Professional, honest, trustworthy, friendly and courteous. Old fashioned virtues which accurately describe the experience provided by Above Beach Cottages. First class, thank you.Mr michael dunn - 16th September 2018
super property, loved itMrs Jane Phillips - 22nd July 2018
This was a beautiful property which could not have been better. Everything was exceptional.Mr Rod Fricker - 17th July 2018
A repeat visit - will do so again.Mr M Baldwin - 24th June 2018
Where to start?! Oh my goodness what a beautiful house - we want to buy it! So perfect in every way, will definitely be back. We all felt so comfortable and relaxed - time off is very precious to us - you have made our stay very special indeed. The Smiths - 1st June 2018
Beautiful well appointed accommodation. Mrs Angela Shields - 26th May 2018
Really comfortable place to stay with good views over the harbour. Great bathrooms and bedrooms and very good kitchen, dining and living area. Our sons enjoyed the table football and Wii in the games room Mr Paul O'Toole - 8th April 2018
Love Castaway our 2nd visit there. Well equipped, fantastic location, very clean, modern and tasteful. Mrs Louise Keen - 18th March 2018
Castaway is absolutely fabulous, up to our usual high standard and more. We have stayed in other properties down here but this has blown us away!Jenkins Family, Gwent - 15th September 2017
Castaway is a great house and we have loved it here. With sun loungers out on the decking, full sunshine and a cheeky drink – we could have been abroad! Porthleven is great, everything you need so close to the house.Gillham and Warland Family, Oxford - 1st September 2017
Fantastic accommodation, well equipped, clean and beds very comfy. The Wii was brilliant for the kids and we all enjoyed the board games. Coastal walks are amazing and Porthleven restaurants are all so good. Redman Family, Manchester - 11th August 2017
What a wonderful house. We have stayed at many cottages in Cornwall and this is the best yet. The children really appreciated the games room and it kept them happy on a couple of rainy days.Maturi and Patrick Families, Worcester - 4th August 2017
A really great holiday home – well equipped with comfy beds. Sometimes we didn’t even bother going out – just sat on the balcony watching the birds and village life unfolding below us; that’s what holidays are all about! What a lovely holiday home!Wiseman, Perthshire, Scotland - 30th June 2017
Been coming to Porthleven for fifty years and hope to be coming for many more - Castaway would always be our first choice.Watt Family, Hants - 8th April 2016
We have had a wonderful time here in your beautiful holiday home ­ loved everything about it. You have put so much thought into everything ­ a real labour of love. Thank you so much for creating such a special place to stay we will be back!Blyde family, Blackford, Somerset - 28th December 2015
We've been holidaying in Cornwall for a long time and this is the most comfortable house we have stayed in. It is very well equipped and well thought out.The Ford family, West Yorkshire - 25th September 2015
Porthleven is a great place to stay - central to many areas, a charming yet relatively un-commercialised and unspoilt harbour and a much under-rated beach. The owners have provided a fantastic house to stay in. The views are amazing. Everything in the house is top quality - the fixtures, the fittings, the accessories, absolutely everything. Everything is where it should be, everything works. Loads of extras. Perfect place for us (3 generations) to stay in.Bunn Family, Worcs - 2nd November 2014
Castaway is wonderful, super views, enjoyed looking out from the living areas and bedrooms across the panoramic vista and enjoyed the sunsets in the evenings. Porthleven is very enjoyable to wander around and relax! We have thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful property and Porthleven and hope to return again soon.Hancock Family, Devon - 5th September 2014
Really good games room, had lots of fun with the table football and Wii. WiFi works well! Excellent shower and underfloor heating (very cosy). I have been coming to Porthleven ever since I was a baby and have stayed in loads of houses but this has been the best by miles!!! (Matthew, age 10) What a superb job you’ve done with this house – every room is a delight.Haller Family, Gloucs. (Aug 2014, Returned 2015, 2016, 2017) - 22nd August 2014
What a wonderful place to call home for a week! Fantastic house, so comfortable and beautifully decorated - we felt right at home straight away! The games room was a big hit with our daughter, an avid gamer, who enjoyed having her own space away from us boring adults. Castaway's location is ideal, both for the lovely bustling harbour and also for days out. Also eating in Porthleven has been very enjoyable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We will definitely return!!Hall and Millington Families, South Wales - 15th August 2014
All I can say is wow! I mean ‘wow'. Castaway is gorgeous! Pictures online looked good­ the reality was 1000% better! Amazing space indoors and out. A very enjoyable two week holiday spent in the lovely Porthleven and the even lovelier Castaway.Woolford family, Hampshire - 8th August 2014
Just wanted to say we spent a fantastic week in Cornwall at the Castaway property in Porthleven. The owners have done a great job with the renovation and it felt luxurious as well as light, bright and airy. The views were every changing with spectacular sunsets. A lovely home from home that we would recommend to anyone.Lesley and Tim Brown


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