Cosy Self-Catering Cottage Porthleven Cornwall

Sarah and Tim welcome you to Lavender Barn, a cosy self-catering cottage set in beautiful countryside just outside the fishing harbour of Porthleven and the ancient market town of Helston. The coast and the nearest beach is just over mile away. 

For walkers and cyclists Lavender Barn is perfectly situated. The Lizard Peninsula, Helford River, St. Ives, Falmouth, Penzance and Lands End are all within an easy drive.

We have tried to create surroundings where you immediately feel a sense of peace and calm. We hope you will feel at home in our comfortable cottage and have a wonderful holiday.

The cottage is a converted barn stylishly furnished and suited to visitors at any time of the year and in whatever weather, We are in a part of Cornwall that's within easy reach of both the north and south coasts.

We are surrounded by excellent surfing beaches and sailing is very popular in the nearby Helford Estuary. 

The Lizard Peninsula has numerous rocky coves, sandy beaches and glorious walking. The South West Coast Path is easily accessible from Lavender Barn.

The accommodation also has its own barbecue and garden area. Our farmhouse is close-by so we are on-hand if you need holiday advice or have any queries.

We like to greet our guests on arrival and welcome you to Lavender Barn. Unfortunately due to COVID we have been advised against leaving a homemade cake but there's wine, flowers and chocolates to greet you.

If you like the idea of having a massage or practising Pilates while you're on holiday then you've come to the right place. Sarah is a Sports Therapist and Pilates teacher with years of experience and expertise. We have converted a barn into a state-of-the-art Pilates Studio complete with Cadillac, Reformer etc with a massage treatment room. 

Sarah runs Pilates and Massage Retreats at Lavender Barn several times a year but loves it when guests request a massage or Pilates session when on holiday. To see more about retreats click here

Cornwall is renowned for it's weather and you can sometimes have all four seasons on one day. However, it is sunny many more times than it gets credit for. Whatever month you visit you will have a lovely time and let Cornwall weave its magic!

We hope you'll find Lavender Barn a relaxing holiday home from which to explore the heart of West Cornwall.






  • Rural cottage, stylishly furnished. Light, spacious and cosy. Garden and parking. 1 mile to the sea
  • 2 bedrooms, either single or double. Open-plan living area with kitchen and sitting room. Woodburner
  • Garden with barbecue. table and chairs for al-fresco dining. Parking for 2 cars
  • Near south and north coasts and The Lizard Peninsular. Walking, cycling, surfing, swimming, art.
Guest Comments

As a retired physiotherapist I am very picky about my Pilates teachers , but can absolutely vouch that Sarah is extremely competent and very experienced , constantly correcting and coaching us , in fa ...

Julia meakin
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