Cliffwell House is magnificently located, yards from the sea wall, above the beach which stretches from Porthleven for 3 miles (when the tide is out) to Loe Bar. There are fantastic sea views stretching across Mounts Bay towards Mousehole and Porthcurno and you can spend hours watching the light glisten off the ever changing ocean while enjoying a bit of peace and quiet and a nice glass of wine.
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Cliffwell House is perched above the beach at Porthleven with only a quiet road separating it from the sea wall and the coast path. Tastefully decorated and benefiting from thick stone walls, exposed beams with plenty of light streaming through the south west facing windows. On the ground floor there are traditional and country pine furnishings, a lounge and dining room separated by a large archway with kitchen to the rear. On the first floor there are two bedrooms with sea views and a single to the rear. There is also a snug reading room where you can make the most of the stunning views.
Porthleven is one of the most popular areas of Cornwall, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches, magnificent headlands and secluded coves. There are a variety of pubs, restaurants cafes and shops. The beach extends at low tide for 3 miles towards Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate. From Porthleven it is a short drive to Helston and on, to savour the delights of Kynance Cove, the Helford River and the Lizard itself, travelling west takes you into Mounts Bay where Marazion, St Michaels Mount, Penzance and Mousehole are all well worth the trip.
Ground Floor: The front door leads into a lounge with comfortable seating and an electric fire, stairs lead up to the first floor. A large arched opening separates the dining area with dining table and pine french dresser. To the rear of the lounge is the kitchen with fully fitted units rear door leads to private, split level courtyard garden and access to car parking space.
First Floor: Stairs open onto split level landing with family bathroom with WC and hand basin and second family shower room with WC. Up a few steps leads to the single bedroom to the rear of the property with 3' bed and storage. Up a further few steps gives access to; Master bedroom with sea views, 4'6" double bed and storage. Twin bedroom with sea views, two 3' beds and storage. Snug lounge with comfortable chairs and sea views.
Exterior: There is off road parking on the drive for 1 car to the rear of the property. There is a private split level patio garden with table and chairs.
Facilities & Services
There are electric thermostatically controlled radiators throughout. The kitchen has a range of cupboards & work tops. There is an electric oven and hob, and a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The sitting room has a digital TV & DVD player, also bluetooth speakers. There is an iron & ironing board. There is an unlimited WiFi broadband connection.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. There is one off-road parking space to the rear of the property. Regrettably there is no smoking. Dogs are not accepted at Cliffwell House.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts of 10% for a couple are available between November and March (not including Xmas and the New Year or Feb half term weeks) when using only one bedroom.
Porthleven exudes Cornish charm and tradition. Set in the middle of a huge sweeping bay, the beach at Porthleven is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Porthleven has an impressive harbour, construction commenced during Napoleonic times and some sources state that it was built with the aid of French prisoners of war. Small fishing boats land their daily catch, much of which is sold in Porthleven's cafes and restaurants and the award winning Quayside fishmongers. The harbour was completed in 1825 and there are a wealth of traditional Cornish pubs and restaurants, including Rick Steins. The beach under Loe Bar Rd is a glorious expanse which can provide stunning surf. The nearest large supermarkets are in Helston and Penzance.
Praa Sands in the South West of Cornwall is located between Helston and Penzance. The town contains many facilities including a shop, pub, post office and Praa Sands Gold Club. Apart from the beach at Porthleven there are numerous others from Rinsey Head to Hoe Point is extremely popular with the whole family, Prussia Cove, Perranuthnoe & Marazion beaches are all within a few minutes drive. When the North Coast is 'blown out' you will find the surfers flock to Praa Sands for its powerful waves coming straight in from the Atlantic Ocean. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle which dates back to the Bronze Age.
Porthleven is central for the areas and villages of the Lizard, Helford, Land's End and Mousehole. Facilities for golf, sailing, course and sea fishing are all available within two miles. You can take country and coastal walks or visit local country pubs for well-priced meals or shop in the local super stores at Helston and Penzance. There are a wealth of gardens to explore. The mines at Lelant, Geevor, Bottalack and Poldark are a short drive away. The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach are well worth a visit. There are world famous art galleries at St Ives and Newlyn.
The Lighthouse on the Lizard Peninsula is the most Southerly point in Great Britain, having stood since 1751 warning passing ships of the infamous 'Man O' War rocks'. The Lizard has so much to offer for such a remote location. Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the worlds largest satellite earth receiving station with over 60 communications dishes. Poldhu Cove, home of Marconi's first transatlantic radio message in 1901. The National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek moved to its current location in 1975 and is home to grey seals and common seals, as well as Californian and Patagonian sea lions. The sanctuary often rescue other marine life as well when demand requires.
Trebah Gardens at Mawnan Smith is a 25 acre sub tropical privately owned gardens set above the Helford River. Nearby Glendurgan Gardens boasting a recently refurbished 177 year old laurel maze, is now owned by the National Trust. For a fun-filled family day out why not visit The Flambards Experience, offering more rides, amusements and exhibitions than anywhere else in Cornwall. On the Helford River sits Frenchman's Creek where Daphne du Maurier spent her honeymoon dreaming of the Cornish villages that set the scene for her novels.
Helston was originally a thriving port until the river silted up over the years; where the river joins the sea is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake. Helston is a busy market town with plenty of Victorian and Georgian architecture. The Monument is an impressive building at the end of Coinaghall Street which was built in 1834 in memory of Humphry Millet Grylls, whose actions kept open the local tin mine and saved 1200 jobs. Possibly one of the country's oldest privately owned brewery's can also be found in Coinaghall Street; The Blue Anchor was originally used as a rest house for monks and became a tavern in the 15th century. It now makes a strong local brew called Spingo. Helston is probably best known for the 'furry' or floral dance which is held every May. Flora Day kicks off with the Hal-an-Tow where St George and St Michael slay the dragon and the devil, cheered on by the locals dressed in Elizabethan costumes. The main dancing starts at midday with participants dressed in ball gowns and top hats and tails. For children of all ages there is Flambards Theme Park next to Culdrose Air Base famous for many air sea rescue missions. There are sights to be seen around Goonhilly Earth station where the large dish Arthur is now a listed building. Try your hand at riding a 2 wheeled Segway. These together with the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek provide any holidaymaker with a wealth of interesting visits.
Guest from Sturminster Newton stayed for 7 nights.
Cliffwell House is well situated within a short walking distance of the town with its variety of restaurants, many of which offer good value and high quality. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, well furnished and spotlessly clean. Claudette, the housekeeper, does an excellent job! The two main bedrooms have interesting views of the sea in its various moods. There are quite a lot of steps both inside and outside the property, which might be a problem for anyone who is disabled. The parking space is at the side of the road, but reasonably easy to use (Cliff Road where the parking space is situated is a one-way street). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cliffwell House and would be happy to return in the future.
Guest from Coventry stayed for 7 nights.
A good sized property well kitted out and with comfortable seating and beds. Well situated in a quiet area of the town but an easy walk to the shops. Parking space was welcome, if rather uneven. Good sea views from the front bedrooms and snug. Would be happy to stay there again if coming back to Porthleven.
Guest from St. Albans stayed for 7 nights.
We had a wonderful stay at Cliffwell House. The cottage was beautiful and the cream tea waiting for us when we got there was much appreciated. It was a short walk into town with lots of beautiful shops and great restaurants to visit. Porthleven has real character and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. But the best thing of all was being able to open the window and listen to the sound of the sea whenever we wanted. Cant wait to go back.
Guest from Lightwater stayed for 7 nights.
Cliffwell House is a great place to stay for a family holiday. The quality and comfort of the rooms and furniture is very good, and the house is well equipped with everything you would expect and more. The location is great, easy to walk down to the beach in 3 minutes or into the town centre in 10 minutes. We loved staying here and recommend it for a summer break!
Guest from Leyland stayed for 7 nights.
Stayed at this cottage in June. Everything about it was excellent. Beautifully clean and well equipped. Great location, and wonderful space! Faultless!!
Guest from Leicester stayed for 7 nights.
We found the cottage very well equipped and comfortable; had everything we needed. The location is first class: just above the harbour and close to the coastal path and a cycle path tbrough the Penrose Estate. Lots of lovely places to visit quite locally too. A great relaxing holiday base.
Guest from Warrington stayed for 7 nights.
Fantastic week in Porthleven. Cliffwell House is a charming three bedroomed cottage, a stonesthrow from the sand and shingle beach. Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, excellent value for money. Cant think of any negatives and would book again when visiting this area of Cornwall. Porthleven is charming with several choices of pubs and restaurants, would definitely recommend. Even the weather was perfect.
Guest from Ashford stayed for 14 nights.
We really enjoyed our stay at Cliffwell cottage. The sound of the crashing waves lulled is to sleep every night. Cottage had everything we needed and was ideally located to access the town and coastal paths. We really enjoyed the Food & Music Festival. Would love to stay again sometime.
The most idyllic location with uninterrupted, incredible, 180° views from the Lizard and across Mounts Bay with the beach located under your terrace. The perfect spot for honeymooners or couples seeking a romantic break with sun glistening off the azure waters, fresh sea air and wonderfully private.
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