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The Lookout

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Porthleven's picturesque working harbour is surrounded by attractive shops and restaurants

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Fall asleep to the sound of the Atlantic Ocean . Relax in the lounge /diner, sited upstairs to make the most of the stunning harbour and Mounts Bay views. Watch the little fishing boats slipping out of the harbour mouth past the pier , or the intrepid white water surfers, riding the waves , at almost any time of year. Traditional granite fisherman's cottage,150 years old. Clean, warm and comfortable. It offers all mod cons, including background storage heating, a modern, log effect fire, or an open fire if preferred.

The cottage is family owned with the emphasis on stylish comfort and cleanliness.A well appointed country kitchen. No matter how nice the cottage , if the mattresses are lumpy the holiday is doomed. The Lookout mattresses, on the king sized bed and the twin beds, are superbly comfortable . At the end of the day most people want to either soak in a bath, or stand under a hot shower ... you can do both... The cottage is on the UK coastal path, and is much loved by ramblers and walkers, who are drawn to the magic of West Cornwall year after year. Others come to potter around the attractive fishing village of Porthleven, with its harbourside market, fine food and fish restaurants, art galleries and many craft shops. Be sure to pop into the historic Ship Inn, just down the hill from The Lookout. We recommend the Fisherman's Pie!

If you want to go further afield, why not visit the thriving port of Falmouth , whose links with British maritine history span the centuries ... Explore the art galleries and winding cobbled streets of artistic St Ives. Allow yourself to be touched by the wild beauty of Lands End, or the splendour of The Lizard. On the way home, take time to visit the many beautiful villages which bejewel the ancient Kerrier and West Penwith districts. Culturally, the area offers much in the way of local music, singing , art and craft., and stunning semi-tropical gardens. Children and families are well catered for.The cottage holds details of the many fun parks, beaches and activities for children and young people. The cottage has its own parking area and a small courtyard to stow bikes , wet suits, etc. Changeover day is Saturday. The cottage also benefits from having free Wi-Fi.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach A six minute walk
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 60 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Access Parking

The West Country region

The area surrounding Porthleven is well known for its fine beaches, secluded coves, wooded estuaries and rugged cliffs. There is a surprisingly varied choice of activities and places to visit - fishing trips, swimming,surfing golf, beach combing, excellent walking, art galleries and craft shops. Exlore the region's rich, mining heritage.The fish market at Newlyn. The historic and still thriving international port of Falmouth with its links to smuggling, piracy and British maritime history. Porthleven is also well placed as a touring centre for the whole of the south western area of Cornwall.

The ancient market town of Helston, famous for its Flora Day festival, is just over two miles away. It has banks,shops, restaurants, pubs, a library, sports centre and a folk museum. It is sometimes referred to as "The Gateway to The Lizard". With the sea on three sides and the Helford River to the north The Lizard is almost an island - a high plateau surrounded by sea and studded by beautiful coves and beaches. It is a naturalist's delight. Further along the coast to the east lies Falmouth, St Mawes and the picturesque Roseland Peninsula. The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are a little bit further on.

To the west Lands End beckons but there is much to see before you reach this famous landmark. St Michael's Mount, Newlyn Harbour, Mousehole, Lamorna Cove, Porthcurno (look up the open air Minack Theatre in the links page), Sennen Cove, Zennor and St Ives to mention just a few places of interest.

For the serious shopper visit Penzance, Falmouth and the cathedral city of Truro.

Porthleven

Porthleven is an unspoilt and perfectly situated village lying between Lands End and The Lizard on the south Cornwall coast.

It has been a fishing village for centuries and once was a centre for boat building. The village is centred around a picturesque working harbour full of yachts and fishing boats and gentle activity.

Its long harbour wall protects the port from the south westerlies which occasionally rage across Mounts Bay in the winter. Narrow streets climb the hills on either side offering spectacular views over the harbour and out to sea. Just outside the harbour, beyond the rocks, you are likely to see surfers skimming the waves whilst a little further out fishing craft may be seen drifting up and down. Walk along the coastal path to the East or stroll along the beach and you will find the romantic Loe Pool, where you can turn inland and enjoy beautiful walks through the Penrose Estate. Further along the cliff top you may reach Halzephron where you could stop briefly at the Inn or just continue on to Gunwalloe and Church Cove.

To the west of the harbour a cliff top walk will enable you to discover the dramatic coastline towards Rinsey and to enjoy spectacular views over Mounts Bay. The Ship Inn at dusk. Porthleven Outer Harbour. Porthleven has developed a great reputation for dining out. Its fish restaurants are particularly well known but there is wide choice of food available for you to enjoy. All are within easy walking distance of the cottages as are the three pubs in the village. They also serve food and offer a friendly welcome as well as their more traditional wares. There are a variety of shops in Porthleven including a supermarket, bakeries, galleries, craft shops and a fish shop, quite sufficient for most of your needs. In fact you may be tempted not to venture out of the village but then you could miss out on what the remainder of Cornwall has to offer

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Review 1-6 of 6

3 Aug 2014

5/5

"Great location, well equipped - ideal base"

The Lookout is in an ideal position in Porthleven, close to everything but not walked past by everyone. The cottage has everything you need and also has wifi, which is not advertised. Having a car p… More

28 May 2014

5/5

"Picture perfect"

great location with own parking, which is important in Porthleven. Sea view and all amenities except a dishwasher. Otherwise everything is here including clothes washer and Wifi. Comfy beds - double i… More

23 Feb 2014

5/5

"An excellent place to stay in Porthleven"

What a great week we had - the house was warm, clean, well equipped and ideally located to look out over the sea. What we like is accommodation with character - this fitted the bill perfectly.There wa… More

7 Jan 2014

5/5

"Perfect Honeymoon"

We stayed at the Look Out for our honeymoon with our two childern and have a fantastic time!! The cottage is perfectly placed with great views and we enjoyed snuggling up and watching the sea in the v… More

30 Nov 2013

5/5

"Fantastic"

We have just booked for our third visit to the Lookout, its a wonderful cottage which maintains a high standard of cleanliness and comfort. It is set in a beautiful position looking down over the harb… More

4 Nov 2013

5/5

"A beautiful cottage with stunning sea views"

We visited The Lookout for New Years Eve and fell in love with the cottage and Porthleven. So much so we returned a few months later. The Lookout is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It felt… More

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