Loe Pool & Loe Bar
The Loe, also known as Loe Pool, is the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall. It is separated from the sea by the shingle bank of Loe Bar, situated midway between Porthleven and Gunwalloe. Both the Loe and Loe Bar are situated within the Penrose Estate, administered by the National Trust.
The Loe was originally the estuary of the River Cober which flows through the former port of Helston, two miles inland. The Bar is thought to have formed during the thirteenth century, cutting off Helston's access to the sea. To prevent flooding in parts of Helston, the Bar has occasionally been breached, a practice known locally as "cutting". However, it has always appeared to have naturally resealed itself.
The coastal path from Loe Bar leads into Penrose Estate with some lovely circular walks and there is a seasonal café at the stables by Penrose House. The long walk all around Loe Pool takes you into Helston and back through Degibna Woods on the other side of the pool.
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KozyKot is an idyllic hideaway for two situated just above the steps leading down to the beach in a quiet no through road.
1 The Mackerel Building is a superb ground floor apartment sleeping four, right on the harbour, beside 1 and 2 Mackerel Cottages.
Tom's Cottage is a lovely traditional cottage with access to the beach just across the road and only five minutes’ walk to the centre of the village.
Red Sails is a three bedroom cottage with sea and harbour views and facing west for the truly beautiful sunset across the harbour.
Sanibel is a splendid apartment set over two floors just a few steps from the harbour, shops and restaurants.
A stunning luxury apartment with private parking, situated in this prestigious harbour side complex at Porthleven
Pew Cottage is on the end of a quiet pedestrian row of three cottages converted from buildings which were in the past a Christadelphian Hall and the local gig club.
A new cottage right beside the harbour in the fishing port of Porthleven
The Vestry is in a quiet pedestrian row of three cottages converted from buildings which were in the past a Christadelphian Hall and the local gig club
Set in a peaceful area of Porthleven, just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village
A recently updated luxurious getaway right on Porthleven’s historic harbour front with private parking.
Porthcressa is a delightful traditional cottage located in a very quiet side street but just minutes from the harbour with its shops and restaurants.
Harbour View House is a superb reverse level, three bedroom property with two bathrooms.
Hender House is a charming, recently renovated cottage, just a few minutes’ walks to the centre of the village, with views over the harbour and towards the sea and with a lovely elevated garden.
Chy Kensa is a charming semi-detached cottage converted from former net lofts, set in a quiet location just off the harbour and convenient for all facilities and also only a few minutes walk to the beach.
Tamarisk is a Grade II listed traditional cottage built in the 1860’s in an idyllic position with access to the beach just a few steps away and only a few minutes’ walk to the harbour and village centre.
2 The Mackerel Building is a luxury second floor apartment sleeping four overlooking Porthleven harbour.
Ocean’s Edge – literally on the coastal path! This beautiful cottage has panoramic views straight out to sea.
This lovely family bungalow is located in a quiet area of Porthleven just a few minutes walk from the harbour, with a large enclosed garden and off road parking
This cosy, semi-detached cottage is situated just above the beach and has views of Mounts Bay from every window. It is only a few minutes walk to the centre of the Porthleven
The Lookout is a traditional Cornish cottage superbly located right on the coastal path with magnificent views across the outer harbour and the beach.
Rosen Chy is a charming semi-detached cottage converted from some former net lofts and situated in a quiet side street in the heart of the village just a few yards from the harbour.
Fos Tressa is a lovely semi detached cottage built on the site of former net lofts just off Porthleven harbour in a quiet side street.
Having undergone a complete renovation, Trelawn is now a stunning house in the centre of Porthleven which has been sympathetically modernised to combine luxurious furnishings and fittings with original features.
A beautiful cottage just a few yards from the beach, Compass Cottage has its own private parking and a patio and garden where you can sit and watch the sun set over Mounts Bay.
Trevalso is a luxury three bedroomed cottage on the outskirts of the village adjacent to the South West footpath. The property is located just above the beach and has extensive sea and coastal views towards the Lizard and Mounts Bay and Lands End beyond.
Captain’s Cottage is a two bedroom newly rebuilt fisherman’s cottage just a few minutes from Porthleven harbour and beach.