Summer in Porthleven, What could be Better

Summer in Porthleven, What could be Better

Summer in Porthleven – what could be better? Flaming June is living up to its name and it’s scorching here in #Porthleven, #Cornwall. It’s late afternoon and is even too hot to take the dog for a walk. I took her down to the harbour for a swim so she could cool off. Being black […]

August Holiday in Porthleven Cornwall

August Holiday in Porthleven Cornwall

We have just had a two week cancellation for an August holiday in Porthleven, commencing Saturday 5th August. Sadly one of our regulars has to go into hospital and we are now looking to fill those two weeks. The Gables is a two bedroom self-contained apartment situated in the heart of the fishing village of […]

Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall

Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall

Although I am naturally drawn to the cliffs in #Cornwall, in the spring you can’t beat the Penrose Walks Porthleven Cornwall. It is now early April and the bluebells are coming through, leaving a beautiful scent wafting on the air as you walk past. Penrose A few years ago, the National Trust opened up more […]

Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands

Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands

For a great day out in west Cornwall, what better than to visit Pengersick Castle and Praa Sands. I went to look around Pengersick Castle grounds today, while on a walk in the Praa Sands area, and the gardens have now been extensively restored. It was a sunny but windy day and the gardens were […]

2017 Cornish Holiday

2017 Cornish Holiday

Now that winter is almost at an end – hopefully – now is the time to be thinking about your next break, and what could be better than a 2017 Cornish holiday in the beautiful #seaside village of #Porthleven. Porthleven has a long stretch of beach, a very picturesque harbour surrounded by restaurants, cafes and […]

Penzance Montol Celebrations

Penzance Montol Celebrations

We went to the Penzance Montol celebrations last night, to celebrate the winter solstice and the end of the shortest day. Our evening started with a meal at the Admiral Benbow, which I believe is the oldest inn in Penzance, and it is worth visiting this pub for the decor alone. The pub/restaurant is crammed […]

Porthleven Christmas

Porthleven Christmas

I love living here as a Porthleven Christmas has all the things I enjoy. The harbour looks so pretty when it gets dark and the Porthleven Christmas lights are lit and reflected in the sea. I still get that sense of magic I used to feel as a child growing up in #Cornwall at Christmas […]

Winter in Porthleven Cornwall

Winter in Porthleven Cornwall

I actually quite like winter in Porthleven Cornwall, and when things have quietened down and the temperature drops, I know it’s time to light the log burner in the kitchen and get nice and cosy. Even at this time of year, I still enjoy my walks, especially with the autumn colours in #Penrose woods, just […]

Porthleven Ram Race

Porthleven Ram Race

What’s a Porthleven Ram Race you might ask. We at The Gables self-catering weren’t sure either initially, but it is Porthleven’s answer to a pram race combined with a raft race. The idea was to race, in fancy dress and on various crazy contraptions, from Out of the Blue at Methleigh Bottoms to the #Ship […]

Cornwall September Holiday

Cornwall September Holiday

What could be better than having a Cornwall September holiday? This time of year, things have quietened down a little, but there is still plenty to see and do and it is a great time to visit. At The #Gables, #Porthleven, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and you are sure to enjoy what Porthleven […]