Popular Lettings in Porthleven
Highlights in Porthleven
- Attractive harbour
- Beautiful art galleries
- Exciting watersports
- Fine food
Most popular in Porthleven
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Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Porthleven
Porthleven is an exciting port town in southern England, with a fascinating history and the site of many shipwrecks along its coast. The town has an easy-going, yet vibrant feel, with the heart of the town still firmly at the harbour, the lifeblood of Porthleven. Holiday lettings overlooking the sea offer a shifting vista every day or stay further back from the coast in a holiday rental in the quiet, open countryside. Porthleven has so much to offer the holidaymaker so why not book now?Porthleven’s pretty holiday rentals
Many holiday lettings in Porthleven are in the traditional Cornish style, with white painted walls or open stone, and grey roofs, frequently adorned with climbing roses or fluttering ivy. Enjoy warm, cosy holiday rentals heated with inviting wood burning stoves, comfortable and attractive living spaces and pretty views. Look for holiday lettings directly overlooking the coast for the most stunning seascapes which change from morning to night like a living painting!
Holidays in Porthleven
The area and getting around
There is a little extra effort needed to travel to the tip of Cornwall but it’s worth every moment of the journey. Imagine the beauty of the Cornish coastline and the huge harbour, bobbing with boats and with all the energy and buzz when the fishing boats come in from the sea. The town itself has many wonderful attractions. Art galleries galore, wonderful independent shops and gorgeous streets to wander at your leisure!Enjoy Porthleven’s coastal adventures
The beaches at Porthleven are absolutely not to be missed. Low Bar Beach is too dangerous to swim in, but with care they can be enjoyed away from the water where the force of the waves breaking will take your breath away. On the other side of the sand bank is Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake. However, the delights of Porthleven are certainly not confined to the land! Try paddle boarding, a firm board around the size of a windsurf board which is paddled while standing up! Paddleboarding is amazing fun and fantastic for improving the balance and a great activity for all ages!
Travellers and activities
Exciting watersports options abound in Porthleven. The more sedate options include kayaking, which is an amazing way to explore the coast on a day where the sea is quiet. Get a unique view of the sea life looking through the calm waters at fish and other marine inhabitants as you gently paddle along. Prefer high adrenaline? Check out the windsurfing and kite surfing schools in Porthleven and some serious fun beckons. Whatever the weather in Porthleven there’s fun to be had on the water.Porthleven for foodies
No trip to Porthleven would be complete for any food lover without a visit to the incredible restaurant of the world-renowned chef, Rick Stein. He promises “fresh seafood, simply cooked” and has created a unique and delicious menu which is alone worth travelling to Porthleven for! However, there are many wonderful gems to be discovered in this haven of fish restaurants. Try Amelies, where food is served in an old fish smokehouse and whose tables overlook the harbour, or The Ship Inn, where smugglers used to drink from the same bar that you can now enjoy pints of the local ale. Exciting food served in exciting locations!
The natural freshwater lake in Porthleven, Loe Pool, is reputed to be where Sir Bedivere threw the famous sword of King Arthur, Excalibur!
Top 5 travel tips in Porthleven
Near the Porthleven harbour, the former home of the lifeboat service is now an incredible art gallery which depicts the life of the local fishermen over the years. A real treat and not to be missed!2. Relax and enjoy the house and gardens at Penrose
Take a stroll through the scenic gardens of this beautiful country house. Now cared for by the National Trust, it was a family home passed down the generations since the 1200s.3. Hunt for Treasure around Porthleven
This fun and interesting treasure trail has been set up to encourage families to explore and enjoy the local area. Pick up a treasure map from local businesses!4. Buy freshly landed fish directly from the fishmonger.
If you prefer to buy to cook at home, you can enjoy the results of Porthleven’s most important industry from Quayside Fish. With displays groaning with shining John Dory, hake and crabs there’s something for every fish lover.5. Admire the incredible Porthleven Pier Church
Known worldwide for the dramatic and extraordinary photos of gigantic waves crashing up against its walls, on a calm sea day this delightful church offers a warm welcome to all.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Porthleven
Based on our data, Porthleven has an average price of £194.08 per night, which is a relatively high one under the cities in the United Kingdom.Is Porthleven a good location for a last-minute getaway?
If you decide to discover Porthleven, we reccommend planning your travels long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 79% in the year 2019.How many rentals are available in Porthleven?
In Porthleven we offer you an extensive catalogue of approximately 120 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 9 local and international partners.