Stylish holiday homes St Ives and Porthleven

Praa Sands & Porthleven, Cornwall

Attractions near Thornleigh holiday cottage

Thornleigh is a stylish hidden gem of a detached cottage, surrounded by a lovely mature large garden. It has a superb situation set back from a country lane amongst flower filled hedgerows yet close to the surrounding beaches of Praa Sands, Rinsey Cove and Church Cove. The harbour of Porthleven is close by and St Ives is a short drive of 25 mins.

Local Refreshment Spots

Two very popular choices are the Sandbar at Praa Sands. A fabulous location overlooking the beach, Large windows and a terrace. Welcoming laid back style, caters for all, families, couples, singles, dogs and more. Large open Comfortable surroundings with a retro games area, inc. pinball and air hockey.

The second is the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe. Has received several Gold awards from Taste West and Cornwall Tourism. Good food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.  Advisable to book during busy times, great for Sunday lunch. Again welcoming to all.

Porthleven Harbour is only 3 miles from Thornleigh, it provides a quality selection of restaurants and pubs, below are just a small selection of links to what Porthleven has to offer; Kota and Kotakai restaurants, Amelies smokehouse, the Ship Inn and a great fishmongers Quayside fish.

Walking Distance

The Crown Inn at Crowntown is the closest pub to Thornleigh at just under a mile cross country walk.

A lovely restaurant the Grove a mile walk or short drive.


Thornleigh is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastal walks, most notable are Godolphin, an interesting and slightly haunting estate owned by the National Trust, Looe Bar/Penrose Estate and Rinsey Cove.

Another National Trust Estate at 2 miles is the Loe bar/ Penrose Estate which is great for long walks round Loe pool to the sea.

Also close by:

Seal Sanctuary
Poldark Mine
National Maritime Museum
Trebah Garden


Great place for local food is Trevaskis Farm Shop and Gardens, a modern take on a farm and shop with activities for children and pick your own.

If you need to do any more shopping you can continue to the main Hayle A30 roundabout which has an M&S, large Boots and Next. There is a large 24hr Tesco in Helston, a Lidl and a small Spar en route. In the town is a deli, butchers and wine merchant. A new large Sainsbury's has just been built in Helston.

There is a large 24hr Tesco in Helston, a Lidl, Sainsburys, Somerfield and a small Spar. In the town is a deli, butchers and wine merchant.

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