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An Diank Meur - The Great Escape 19th Century Fisherman’s cottage

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An Diank Meur
Loe Pool, 20 mins walk
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum
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Welcome to An Diank Meur (Cornish for 'The Great Escape'!) This beautiful 150 year old Cornish fisherman's cottage is full of character and original features. Conveniently situated in the heart of this historic fishing port, come stay and enjoy a truly Cornish holiday experience Set in a quiet backwater, 'An Diank Meur' is located within a few hundred yards of Porthleven harbour and perfectly situated for walking to the many bars and restaurants, various shops, galleries, the beach and coastal path. Traditional yet sympathetically modernised and well maintained, the accommodation is arranged over three floors. With an abundance of exposed beams throughout, the comfortable lounge has a wood burner set in a feature granite fireplace providing the perfect place to relax after a long day on ...Welcome to An Diank Meur (Cornish for 'The Great Escape'!) This beautiful 150 year old Cornish fisherman's cottage is full of character and original features. Conveniently situated in the heart of this historic fishing port, come stay and enjoy a truly Cornish holiday experience Set in a quiet backwater, 'An Diank Meur' is located within a few hundred yards of Porthleven harbour and perfectly situated for walking to the many bars and restaurants, various shops, galleries, the beach and coastal path. Traditional yet sympathetically modernised and well maintained, the accommodation is arranged over three floors. With an abundance of exposed beams throughout, the comfortable lounge has a wood burner set in a feature granite fireplace providing the perfect place to relax after a long day on the beach or walking the coastal path. There are three bedrooms located over two levels on the ground and first floor, which will sleep 5 guests - children only in the bunk beds (age 4-15 years recommended) The property is unsuitable for toddlers (under 4 years) and the elderly/infirm due to steep steps. Babes in arms welcome. Double bedroom on the ground floor has a 4ft bed; Master bedroom on the first floor has a 4ft 6in double and Bedroom three, also on the first floor, is fitted with bunk beds suitable for children over the age of four years. On the lower floor, accessed via the original 19th century low staircase (mind your head!) is a modern, well equipped and fully fitted kitchen, utility room with dishwasher and washing machine and family bathroom with underfloor heating. The property is electrically heated throughout providing a warm and cosy environment for any season and in winter, a basket of logs is provided should you wish to toast your toes by the fire. A 32” TV with Freeview, DVD player with a range of DVDs, a music system, books and games are all available to keep you and your family entertained. A small pretty patio with table and two chairs is accessed from the kitchen at the rear of the cottage. * FREE Wi-Fi * Pets: Two small/medium dogs welcome but please note there is no garden at the property * On street parking * Towels, bed linen and electric heating included * Free box of logs in the winter PLEASE NOTE: A steep staircase from the living room down to the kitchen and bathroom make this property unsuitable for the elderly infirm or toddlers SATURDAY CHANGEOVER DAYS ONLY More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The property is unsuitable for toddlers (under 4 years) and the elderly/infirm due to steep stairs. Babes in arms welcome. We request that you do not smoke/vape in the property. Please leave the property clean upon your departure and remove any rubbish.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Maria & Robert F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2017
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

We've been returning to Porthleven for holidays for 20 years, and this is the cottage we come back to time and time again. Everything you need for a family stay, minutes away from pasty shops, great pubs restaurants, beaches, and coastal walks - and perfectly...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Matt F
Reviewed June 25, 2019

The cottage was well equipped and tidy, located in a quiet street, but just a short walk from the shops, the harbour and the bus stop. With regular buses to Penzance and Helston (with connections to The Lizard), Porthleven is a good base for walks...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Keith H
Trail768559, VR Owner at An Diank Meur - The Great Escape 19th Century Fisherman’s cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Dear Keith. Thank you very much for the lovely review; we are pleased you had a lovely time.

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Reviewed June 17, 2019

An Diank Meur really was the perfect cottage for us and it delivered in every aspect. Located just a short walk from the picturesque harbour (which is home to a number of lovely pubs, restaurants and shops - Porthleven Fish & Chips are highly recommended...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Anna P
Trail768559, VR Owner at An Diank Meur - The Great Escape 19th Century Fisherman’s cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage, great location. Only downside was bathroom down steep stairs. Comfy rooms and well equipped stau

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Jonathan D
Trail768559, VR Owner at An Diank Meur - The Great Escape 19th Century Fisherman’s cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Owing to the age of the cottage the stairs are quite steep, we do try to make this clear in our write up.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

This cottage is a little jewel in the adorable village of Porthleven. It has plenty of Cornish character, everything you could need and more. We found it to be very comfortable, in a peacefully quiet spot and but just 3 mins walk to the harbour....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank MarkH8342
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
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Historic harbor town with lots of wonderful beaches and walks
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