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Smuggler's Cottage

Porthleven, Cornwall
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Waterside Views
Towels included
Romantic
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • Quirky and stylish accommodation, right next to the beach
  • Opposite Porthleven’s iconic clock tower
  • Compact and full of character, it’s the perfect retreat for couples

Property code: OC-SMUGGL

This is a cosy little bolthole for two, full of character and just a short stroll from Porthleven’s pubs and restaurants, most of which are clustered around the impressive harbour built by French prisoners of the Napoleonic war. Seafaring history abounds in this town; as the cottage’s name implies, this part of the Cornish coast was once the haunt of smugglers and the white-painted houses around the harbour are mostly old fishermen’s cottages and net lofts. Lined with small, sheltered coves, Porthleven’s beach has strong waves and attracts top-level surfers. Further inland, the busy market town of Helston (2 miles) makes a great day out and you can walk the South West Coast Path to Penzance, just over 10 miles away, or visit the magical island and castle of St Michael’s Mount (7.5 miles).

This captivating cottage is colourful and very welcoming, with romantic sea views and sloping ceilings. The lounge has a wood burner for cosy evenings in and the kitchen/diner is a bright and cheerful space, with a table for two and a short but relatively steep staircase out to the balcony. On the first floor, you’ll find a charming double bedroom with an en-suite shower with WC and a window out to the balcony from which you have the most beautiful of views.

Outside, enjoy some fresh air on the balcony with its marvellous sea views and outdoor furniture with some storage space. You are also just moments from the beach if you fancy an evening stroll.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 en-suite shower with WC,
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Wood burner
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Mobile signal is variable
  • Please bring your own beach towels
  • Shop, pub, beach all 0.1 miles
  • Public parking
  • Please note, there are quite steep steps in the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Leah Smith

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Leah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann, 14th April 2024

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A lovely quant cottage in an ideal location.

Reviewed by Pam, 29th November 2023

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Reviewed by Tim, 13th November 2023

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Reviewed by Chris, 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Patricia, 16th October 2023

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Reviewed by Dawn, 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Teresa, 17th September 2023

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Excellent position close to harbour, beach, shops & pubs. Recommend this to everyone

Reviewed by Wendy, 11th September 2023

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A delightful quirky little cottage in a stunning location with easy access to all that Porthleven has to offer and a perfect base for walking the South West Coast Path.

Reviewed by Bård, 23rd July 2023

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Reviewed by S, 27th June 2023

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A lovely cottage in a fab location. Bathrooms smelt quite damp and rugs, etc pretty grubby hence the cleanliness score

Reviewed by Jan, 24th June 2023

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Fantastic little cosy cottage for two, would love to stay here again but in winter when its stormy, just to watch the sea and experience it !

Reviewed by Graham, 8th May 2023

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Very enjoyable few days away in beautiful Porthleven

Reviewed by B, 15th April 2023

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The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location, close to beach, pubs, restaurants and supermarket. It was a bit more expensive than we have previously paid for similar properties, but it was lovely and we enjoyed our stay. A few logs for the wood burner would have been greatly appreciated.

Reviewed by David, 18th March 2023

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Smugglers Cottage is perfect for us. It was the 2nd time we have stayed there and will certainly be booking there again. It's location opposite the beach and in walking distance from The Ship Inn, The Harbour Inn and the restaurants is brilliant.

Reviewed by Tracy, 26th February 2023

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We really enjoyed our stay in Smugglers Cottage. it had loads of character and we loved hearing the sea so close. We liked the walks from the cottage to Loo Bar and Rinsey in particular. Porthleven is a lively village with lots of great restaurants, pubs and cafes. Would book again!

Reviewed by David, 3rd November 2022

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The cottage was more than we hoped for. Location, comfort, kitchen and bed was very good. Having a welcome for our dog made it the perfect place to stay in Porthleven.

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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 changeRead more. 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.! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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 lRead moreast.! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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!!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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!!

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

This is a lovely cottage, perfectly located

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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

Reviewed by Anonymous, 1st October 2022

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!

Reviewed by Chris, 17th September 2022

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Great location and lovely cottage Terrace access through skylight window so only suitable for the more able.

Reviewed by Caroline, 18th June 2022

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Everything was just perfect , cottage was so unusual and lovely , everything was supplied that was needed ..and more ! Perfect terrace to sit out , comfy bed , clean and tidy , kitchen well equipped , felt so welcomed immediately we stepped into the cottage .

Reviewed by Annabel, 20th May 2022

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A fantastic cottage which was really clean and a lovely welcome tray provided with a delicious cream tea! Great location with the sound of the sea from your bedroom which was wonderful.

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