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Porthleven - South Coast

Modern and spacious detached property with a large enclosed garden and private parking.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£554 - £1896 per week *


Located in the heart of Porthleven, Merlyn is a large, modern and comfortable property only a few minutes walk from Porthleven Harbour. Upon entering the property the living room is on your right and the kitchen/diner is on your left. The stylish kitchen is well equipped with fan oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer dryer and plenty of worktop space. There is also a large dining table with comfortable seating and an ornamental feature fireplace. There is a ground floor cloakroom at the far end of the property.

Upstairs are the five bedrooms and a family bathroom which has a shower over the bath. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en-suite with shower cubicle. There is also a double bedroom, a bunk bedroom, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom. Outside there is an enclosed rear garden with patio furniture and there is also parking space for 2 cars on the driveway.

This property offers a small group discount of 10% on full weekly bookings for parties of 4 or fewer at certain times of the year. This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

Living Room:  
A lovely light and airy room with a large, comfortable corner sofa and recliner chair around the woodburning stove, enabling it to become a cozy retreat at the end of a long day at the beach.  Flatscreen TV, DVD player, DVDs, books and boardgames are all provided in the bookcase for your entertainment and a sliding door opens onto the patio area at the back of the house, perfect for the end of the day.
Dining Room:  A second large room which also has a sitting area with a comfy reclining chair with another flatscreen TV and DVD player for alternative viewing. Large dining table and chairs, sideboard with jigsaws, games and toys also provided.
Open plan leading through into the Kitchen: Equipped with all that you could require: ceramic hob with fan oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
Cloakroom: Basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Bedroom 1:
 Hypnos King-size bed (5'), bedside tables, drawers, wardrobe.
En Suite Shower Room: with sea views in the distance and glimpse of the clocktower, large walk in shower cubicle, basin, heated towel rail, WC.
Bedroom 2: Comfortable double bed (4'6"), bedside tables, drawers and hanging space for clothes, this room has two windows; one with far reaching views of the countryside and the other is a lovely feature bay window with seating which has views of the harbour and a glimpse of the sea.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds (3'), wardrobe, TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds (3'), bedside table, drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom 5: Single bed (3'), bedside table, wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: Bath with shower over, wash basin, heated towel rail, WC.

At the front of the property there is a wide block paved drive with room for 2 cars and a grass lawn.  At the rear there is a lovely private enclosed garden which also has a good lawn and large patio area with brick built-in BBQ. There is also a very handy outside shower area for rinsing off sand or your dogs. Patio table and chairs are provided, along with 2 loungers.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Up to two well behaved dogs welcome, no charge.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and high chair provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Shop: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.2 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.2 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.2 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • 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.


Excellent property & very helpful staff. Porthleven has amazing selection of places to eat and highly recommend Sea Drift Kitchen cafe and the Corner Deli.Miss Alison Reeves - 21st October 2018
Excellent location to Porthleven. Shame that the nicest room had only a 4'6" bed. The room at the back with the larger bed and ensuite did not have a very nice view. Mrs Pamela Hill - 23rd September 2018
This was a great house, really well supplied with good quality materials, and comfortable. Also in a great location. Super clean when we moved in, and the scones and flowers were a very welcoming touch.Mrs Angela Brosnan - 18th September 2018
Beautiful house in a great location. Catered very well for our group of 9 (plus small dog). Only a short walk for all the local amenities.Mrs Belinda Hallows - 12th August 2018
Couldn't fault anything. Everyone was helpful and the accommodation was well equipt.Mrs Patricia Paine - 18th July 2018
Spacious and comfortable, cannot fault any aspect of the propertyMr Clive Dawson - 2nd July 2018
Lovely property, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Mrs Peta Cupper - 17th June 2018
Above Beach Cottages always provide a friendly, helpful and professional service, with properties presented to a good standard. D Kearney - 16th April 2018
Merlyn was our perfect holiday home, meeting all requirements for our large family. We have been coming to Porthleven for ten years now, sometimes visiting twice a year....we have stayed in many lovely holiday homes but Merlyn fits our family the best! We hope to keep returning here for our future visits. Mrs M Bonas - 8th April 2018
Property great. Service great. Area beautiful. Love to return.Mrs Sarah Anne Barr - 23rd March 2018


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