• Resting directly above the beach at Porthleven, Mott House is a charming Cornish 18th century cottage, with fantastic views from the giant picture windows and 30ft balcony and scenic coastal walks.

You can book this property from:

  • £607 per week
  • £87 per night
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


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


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Perched directly above the beach on the coastal path in Porthleven, Mott House is an 18th century cottage that provides an enviable location with uninterrupted sea views. With the sea quite literally being a stones’ throw from the property, the 30ft balcony offers the perfect place to watch the waves crash against the harbour wall, although we can’t promise that you won’t get wet! Inside the cottage provides an open plan living and dining room, with some lovely cottage features such as exposed granite walls and a wood burning stove.

The harbour of Porthleven offers a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, meaning you will be spoilt for choice on where to eat and drink in the evenings. There is a small pebbly beach at Porthleven during low tide, or the sandy beaches of Praa Sands are a short drive away if you’re wanting to make a whole day of it.

Kitchen: Microwave, kettle, toaster, gas hob, cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer.
Living and Dining Room: Dining table and chairs, woodburner, Smart TV, DVD player, music player.
Bathroom 1: Body jet thermostatic shower.

Table and chairs, stunning sea views.
Bedroom 1: 
King-size bed (5’), bedside tables, chest of drawers, access to balcony.
Bedroom 2: 
Double bed (4’6”), bedside tables, clothes storage, access to balcony.
Bedroom 3: 
Twin beds (3’), bedside table, chest of drawers, access to balcony.
Bathroom 2: Bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Private balcony and sun terrace. No private parking but public parking available.

Changeover Day: Friday – arrival 4:00pm – departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Central heating throughout and woodburner in lounge.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and highchair provided, please bring your own bedding.
Bedding and Linen: Linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Shop: 0.3 ml Pub: 0.1 ml.

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


Superb location!

Mrs Florence Cooke,

Stunning location and very well-equipped. We will definitely plan to return.

Mr Andrew Winkley,

Fantastic week, spectacular views from the terrace. Great house with everything supplied. We all loved Porthleven and look forward to our return. We all went home tanned!


Great house, amazing weather - see you soon!

Laura and Simon, Weymouth and Derry

House made the holiday - thanks!

Matt and Layla, Oxford

I thought it was lovely and it was very handy with the beach so close. It was also very cosy and peaceful and a good selection of movies for all the family. Sky is also very good because I don't have that at home. Its really nice at night when you sit on the upstairs balcony and watch the clouds and the sunset go by. It was also sunny the whole time - hooray!

Rosie aged 10

Lovely Sea View. Sky Sports was awesome. Our beds were very comfortable...the house was absolutely fantastic. The bathroom facilities wowed us all!

McLaren Family

Lovely week. Weather excellent after poor start. Cottage very good, one of the best I have ever stayed in - if not the best. Had good meals at Kota


We've had a fantastic week. It's taking me ages to write this as I keep getting distracted by the view. Mia (age 4) and Ellie (18 months) have loved being so close to the beach and have really appreciated the toys in the house too. Would recommend a trip to Church Cove and Trevarno is a great place to visit as an alternative to sand and sea.

Matt, Rachel, Mia


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.