Only a few paces away from the beach, Tigh-na-Mara (Cornish for 'View of the Sea') is also just a few minutes walk to the harbour and everything the centre of this wonderful village has to offer. The cottage has its own private parking space, a rarity for a cottage in such a great location, so close to the beach, pier and harbour entrance. With a wealth of character, Tigh-na-Mara has been imaginatively furnished and equipped by its owners, making it an extremely comfortable holiday home for families wanting to be on the beach all day, and for couples seeking a truly relaxing retreat. The cottage also benefits from a small enclosed courtyard garden.
Originally two rooms opened up to create a spacious and very comfortable room full of character, with the sitting area at the south facing end, and the dining area at the rear. In one of the two original pine fireplaces, is a working log burner. The sitting area, with front window, has two sofas, a Bush TV, a DVD player and an assortment of DVDs in a pine TV cabinet. Floor lamp and table lamp. The dining area, with rear window overlooking the courtyard garden, has a circular dining table with four matching chairs, an armchair, and shelves full of books, games and information for guests. There is also a hatchway with doors opening into the kitchen. Fully-equipped with cream Shaker-style units and aqua-coloured worktops, built-in oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine. Exposed granite fireplace with the original Cornish range.
Stable door with coloured stained glass above opening to a light and airy master bedroom with lovely sea views from two south facing windows, both of which have window seats with cushions. This room has the original fireplace with pine surround, and an exposed wood floor with rugs. Double bed with ornamental iron bed head. Wardrobe, chest of drawers with mirror, storage ottoman with spare bed linen. Two wicker chairs. Another good sized room with window overlooking the courtyard garden, and the original fireplace with pine surround. Two 3ft wide single beds, pine chest of drawers, mirror, curtained off hanging space for clothes. A very spacious room with bath, basin, WC and separate shower cubicle with Mira Zest shower. Airing cupboard. The bath also has a hand shower attachment. Wrought iron table and two chairs, perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or soaking up the sun!
Living/Dining Area: Freeview TV, DVD player, two original fireplaces (one with wood-burning stove), dining set for 4.
Kitchen: Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. Feature Cornish range.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, bedside units, wardrobe, feature fireplace. Window seat with sea views.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, feature fireplace.
Bathroom: Bath, separate shower, basin, WC.
Outside: Enclosed rear courtyard garden with seating.
Parking: Private parking for 1 car.
Pets: 1 dog welcome.
Heating: Night storage heating, wood-burning stove.
NOTES: Friday changeover. Linen, towels, electricity & heating all included. High chair and travel cot available on request at time of booking (please bring your own cot bedding). No smoking. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- WiFi internet
- 1 Pet allowed
- Private parking
- Open fire or woodburner
- 1 Toilet
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 0.1 Mile from a beach
- 0.1 Mile from a pub
- 0.3 Mile from a shop
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Washing machine
- No smoking
We have had a fabulous week here in this extremely comfortable and well-equipped house. The weather hasn't been very good but the wind makes the waves even more exciting to watch. We ventured to the Ship a couple of times and also The Atlantic (very dog-friendly - giving treats to the dog). We love Porthleven and hope to be back later this year and will definitely recommend this house to friends.Donna and Les, Moreton-in-March, Gloucs - 3rd March 2017
We've had a fantastic week in this cosy and comfortable cottage. We can highly recommend the Harbour View cafe for breakfast and whilst it doesn't look like much from the outside, the food at The Atlantic Inn and friendly staff make it well worth a visit.The Poores, Kent - 27th May 2016
Thanks for an amazing base for the week. We fell in love with Porthleven last year and just had to return. We've made good use of the dog friendly beach and Alex has enjoyed climbing on the rocks and crabbing in the harbour. Lifeboat Day was the highlight of the week - even better than last year with the addition of the S-92 helicopter! We can highly recommend The Atlantic Inn (just behind the cottage) for great food, beers, a wonderful sea view and friendly locals. A fabulous end to two weeks of relaxing in Cornwall and I'm pretty sure we'll all be back very soon!Adam, Fran, Alex (12) and Snoops the dog, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - 5th April 2013
What a beautiful cottage. When you book something over the phone you don't know what you are going to get but the cottage is like home from home.Jacqueline and Terry, Stoke on Trent - 15th June 2012
A lovely relaxed stay in your comfortable house. We have been coming to Porthleven for over 40 years off and on and this is one of the best houses we've been in. To arrive after a long journey and a find a clean, welcoming pace (the flowers, wine and biscuits such a nice touch) was great.Maureen and Jack F, Gloucester - 16th March 2012
Wonderful time, sunny weather, spectacular seascapes, all made even better by our stay at this lovely, cosy, well-equipped cottage. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed at in Cornwall and it was spotlessly clean when we arrived.Mr and Mrs R, Mr W, Taunton
We enjoyed four days in this beautiful cottage so close to the sea!Catine, Herbert, Leoni and Mona, Switzerland
Really enjoyed our stay in this wonderful cottage, so tastefully furnished and couldn't want for anything, it is so well equipped. Enjoyed watching the world go by from the front bench.Nicky, Nige and Polly the dog
A fantastic five days in a lovely, comfortable cottage. Very lucky with the weather at the time of the year and meant Barney could make full use of the beaches as the dog ban ended 1st Oct. Great restaurants. Our second visit to Porthleven in 2 years. We'll be back again.Dale, Janice and Barney, the wire-haired fox terrier
We have had a week of beautiful blue skies, red hot and sunny…fabulous holiday and cottage is beautiful, full of character and charm. Chocs and wine much appreciated, thanks. Cottage is so well equipped and comfortable.Dorothy, Trev and Tilly the Westie
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