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Delphin | Luxury Self-Catering Beach House | Porthleven, Cornwall

If your dream escape features simple pleasures such as wild swimming, fine dining and listening to vinyl records by the fire, then this Scandi-inspired luxury beach house in Porthleven will be one to tick off the bucket list. Delphin sits in a sheltered clifftop spot above a huge sweeping bay between Marazion and the Lizard Peninsula in west Cornwall.

Luxury self-catering beach house in Porthleven Cornwall


Delphin is a sublime coastal retreat perfect for those planning a luxury surf break, unique honeymoon or a beach proposal to rival any. This luxury modern beach house has weathered the storms for decades, enjoying an enviable cliff top position just a mile from the charming harbour town of Porthleven in west Cornwall. Glass-fronted with clean, coastal interiors, Delphin exudes the coolness of a Byron Bay beach house with all the class of a beautiful English home.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms 

In homage to its birthdate, the owners chose a king-size Smoke bed designed with 1950s Berlin in mind. There is no better way to toast the holiday than with a champagne breakfast in bed! With floor-to-ceiling sea views, couples will love lazy mornings entwined between the sheets spotting seals, dolphins and even basking sharks in the warmer months. The gleaming en suite bathroom features a bath with rainfall shower.


The South West Coast Path runs directly behind the house, taking ramblers on a magical journey through the Penrose Estate on to Cornwall’s largest natural lake Loe Pool and Carminowe Creek. Porthleven remains a lesser-known holiday destination, but in summer the Cornish town attracts foodies and yachties who know its secret. When not adventuring on the coast, enjoy Porthleven’s trendy food hangouts such as award-winning Kota (meaning shellfish in Maori – a clue to the menu!) and its laid-back sister restaurant Kota Kai in the harbour.


The coastal hues of the contemporary white-focussed palette create a calming, beachy vibe all year round. Long summer days at Delphin are best spent walking barefoot along Loe Bar Beach and sourcing the best local produce to eat al fresco on the enclosed deck. Spend downtime painting the landscape or foraging for mussels to cook with Cornish cream back at the house. The bathtub and double-side fireplace will provide two of the finest holiday luxuries in the winter months.


Parking for one car on the driveway. Please note the garden is not enclosed and leads down to the cliff. Delphin has all the essentials including an electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer-dryer and larder fridge with ice box. 


  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels, logs and kindling for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One double bedroom with king-size bed
  • BathroomsOne bathroom with bath and rainfall shower
  • FamilyChildren: Babes-in-arms are welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQThere is a charcoal barbecue
  • PetsOne dog or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSmart Freesat TVs with Amazon and Netflix, Sonos soundsystem, DVD player, CD player with MP3 and USB connection, Bluetooth radio, Dualit coffee machineInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Delphin flaunts a new wave of pared-back seaside style. Scandi-inspired furnishings have been sourced from stylish homeware emporiums including Hus & Hem, Skagerak and Skandium

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Our Take

Property Owner Michelle says

My favourite view from our Cornish beach house is through the round window overlooking the coast path. As the path ascends a steep tor, it then disappears over it into the National Trust´s Penrose Estate. Cows and sheep appear over the hill as do walkers and their dogs, it´s beautiful to watch.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Porthleven, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Coastal Adventures Pack up a picnic of juicy strawberries, Cornish cream and cucumber sandwiches and head out for a seaside adventure! Couples will relish long days exploring secret beaches and frolicking in the waves before a cosy evening back at Delphin by the fire.

Culture Vultures Those looking for some Cornish culture will be spoilt for choice with the bevy of art galleries, independent retailers and the Tate at St Ives all within an easy short drive. For a magical performance under the stars, catch an open-air play at the famous Minack Theatre which is carved into the cliffs at Porthcurno.

Foodie Heaven Hosting one of Cornwall's favourite food festivals, Porthleven has recently become quite the 'go-to' destination when it comes to stylish foodie haunts in Cornwall. Some of the best restaurants in the harbour include Kota, The Square and Amelies.

Fishing Villages Delphin is idyllically positioned between some of South Cornwall's finest fishing villages. Mousehole offers culinary sophistication and one of the most magical Christmas light displays you will ever witness, whilst to the other side is Cadgwith Cove - a tangle of thatched cottages which tumble down to the beautiful harbour cove. 

Fore! Mullion Golf Club is situated on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula and is not only the most southerly course in England, but one of the most beautiful courses in the West Country.

Nearest Beaches 1 mile to Porthleven Beach, 1.5 miles to Loe Bar.



Luxury self-catering breaks have never been so tempting as they now are in Cornwall. With a great variety of fresh, local food on offer in almost every village corner or roadside stall, the fun lies in finding the best ingredients and thinking up innovative ways to cook with them. Head to Truro Farmer's Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays, or for even more local produce there is the No.12 deli in Porthleven.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your partner (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

In recent years Porthleven has become quite the foodie's Mecca and the town now hosts one of Cornwall's best food festivals, attracting in excess of 30,000 visitors! Favourite dine-out destinations include The Square at Porthleven, Amelies, Kota (meaning shellfish in Maori) and it's more relaxed sister restaurant Kota Kai.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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