Smuggler's Cottage

Porthleven, South Coast

  • Cosy and compact cottage right next to the beach and just minutes away from the harbour.

You can book this property from:

  • £482 per week
  • £69 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


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


  • 1 WC (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

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

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing


  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Smuggler's Cottage is a refurbished cosy character cottage for 2 located just above the beach at Porthleven. With a balcony overlooking spectacular sea views, this is a great place for a couple to escape to and soak up the atmosphere.

This is ideally located to: discover the local historical pretty harbour (completed in 1825); enjoy - the daily catch of the day (it has its very own award winning Quayside fishmongers), and delicious food and drink in the Inns, cafes and restaurants; surf at Porthleven beach with its 3 miles of glorious golden sand; explore the Lizard Peninsula and Land’s End too.

 TV with Freeview, DVD player, woodburner.
Kitchen/Diner: Built-in oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer.
Shower Room: Shower, basin, wc.

Bedroom 1: 
Double bed (4'6"), bedside drawers, chest of drawers, wardrobe. En-Suite: Shower, basin, wc.

Balcony accessed via short wooden staircase from kitchen area with table and chairs. No private parking but public parking available. See Parking Information for Porthleven.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Pets Welcome: Maximum 1 dog, £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Electric storage heating.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Not provided, please bring your own. 
Beach: 0.1 ml. Pub: 0.1 ml.

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


It was lovely and just as described in the photos - bonus of an additional shower room

Mrs Joanne K,

We absolutely loved our stay at Smugglers and will definitely be booking again at some point in the future.

Mr Ian W,

A beautiful cottage in a lovely location. A sea view and 2 mins walk from the harbour where there are lots of restuarants, shops and pubs. The cottage itself is well equiped with everything you need. Lots to do and see in and around Porthleven, so much so that we abandoned the car for the week and went around on foot - a freshing and restful change. Some lovely walks straight from the beach and harbour with beautiful landscape and scenery and if too tired to walk back you can catch the bus! Very highly recommended and we will definitely be booking again.!

Previous Customer

A great little cottage - comfy, cosy and equipped with everything that we needed - and more ! Found Porthleven a great place, it has everything:- beach, harbour, and some great pubs and restaurants. Also, a good base from which to explore the Lizard and the coast path. It seems to get better each time, this was our second visit - and won't be our last.!

Previous Customer

Fantastic cottage, well designed and the decor is great. Spent lots of time on the balcony. Perfect little Cornish Hideaway

Previous Customer

Had a wonderful long weeekend in the charming cottage. It is ideal for couples (and a dog) to totally unwind

Previous Customer

Lovely cottage, good use of the small space. Very lucky with the weather-breakfast outside everyday. Lovely village to potter about in, the car stayed put most days. Thank you!!

Previous Customer

Lovely little cottage, just perfect for a Cornish holiday for two. Wonderful to hear the sea at night and whilst here we had blustery conditions and big waves and also calm seas, so the best of both weather. So nice to be able to sit outside of an evening as well. We loved it here!!

Victoria and M

Thank you so much. We had a wonderful stay. There has obviously been much thought put into the tidying

Sarah Lee, R

This is a lovely cottage, perfectly located

Neil, F

We had a lovely stay here! Especially enjoyed listening to the sea and the seagulls and walking around this very nice harbour and beach.

Previous Customer

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at 'Smugglers Cottage' its a credit to the owners!! it is what it says on the tin so if you see it advertised on Cornwall cottages you wont be disappointed! It has everything you need

Previous Customer

What a fantastic cottage, and such a clever use of space. had breakfast on the wonderful terrace several days.

Previous Customer

What a lovely little place. So peaceful. Great location. Love the log burner. Everything needed for cooking in the kitchen. Will be back. Many thanks!

Previous Customer


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.