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Smuggler's Cottage

Porthleven - South Coast

Cosy and compact cottage right next to the beach and just minutes away from the harbour.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£391 - £993 per week *


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.

 Woodburner, TV with Freeview and DVD player.
Kitchen/Diner: Compact with built in oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1: 
Double bed (4'6"), wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside drawers. 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.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent. Electric storage heating and woodburner in lounge.
Pets Welcome: 1 pet welcome.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Not available, please bring your own. 
Coast: 0.1 ml Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml.

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


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 0.2 mile to a restaurant
  • 0.1 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Fire or Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • 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.


Lovely little cottage, bed was so comfortable, location was great, clean tidy quirky and everything you could want, would definitely consider going again.Mrs Danielle McLean - 4th January 2019
We had a great stay thank you!! Porthleven is one of our favourite places to visit .. wonderful walks and food all close by! Our 6th visit to the area and we will be back!! Mrs A Mahenthiralingam - 7th December 2018
Our first visit to Porthleven & we really loved the area. We will definitely be coming back to Porthleven, as the location was fabulous, lovely walks, nice beaches, good choice of quality restaurants, pubs, shops, and friendly local people.Mr Mark Gentry - 29th July 2018
Quirky and comfortable!Mrs Margaret Haynes - 3rd July 2018
Perfect for my needs. Small but fully equipped with everything I needed. Excellent location. As a lone female traveller the cottage felt safe and secure. Tempted to returnMrs Jill Withey - 23rd April 2018
Smugglers Cottage is a fab comfortable little cottage, ideal for two people, very peaceful location but within easy walking distance of various places to eat out, and seconds from the beach. We would definitely stay there again, we also loved that we could take our dog. The service provided by Above Beach Cottages was excellent; booking the cottage on line was very easy and hassle free and the information provided was spot on, we will certainly use them again. Porthleven has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and several are dog friendly which is a bonus. It's also on the coastal path and is ideal for walkers. We had a fab time even though the weather wasn't too kind to us!Mrs Frances Williamson - 2nd April 2018
Smugglers cottage exceeded all our expectations. It was quirky, cosy, well equipped and we had a wonderful week exploring Porthleven. We parked the car and only used it once when we had a rainy day. We appreciated the welcome gifts and would love to return soon. Sara, Simon and Diesel dog Mrs Sara Whatton - 14th March 2018
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!The Coombes - London
What a fantastic cottage, and such a clever use of space. had breakfast on the wonderful terrace several days.Karen
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 Mandi
Had a wonderful long weeekend in the charming cottage. It is ideal for couples (and a dog) to totally unwind Caroline Leese - Winchester
Fantastic cottage, well designed and the decor is great. Spent lots of time on the balcony. Perfect little Cornish HideawaySarah
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.!Ian
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!!Roger
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 Mark
We had a lovely stay here! Especially enjoyed listening to the sea and the seagulls and walking around this very nice harbour and beach.Silke
This is a lovely cottage, perfectly located Neil, Faversham
Thank you so much. We had a wonderful stay. There has obviously been much thought put into the tidying Sarah Lee, Rochester
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.!Vanessa and Peter - Northampton


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