Porthleven Food and Music Festival

Porthleven Food and Music Festival

Porthleven Food and Music Festival is an annual event well worth attending and April, when it is held, is also a great time for visiting #Porthleven. The #Gables is situated in the heart of the village and, unlike many other properties in Porthleven, it has off-road parking in the grounds of the property, whereas some […]

Cornish Autumn Holiday

Cornish Autumn Holiday

Summer is now well and truly over and done with, but what could be better than an atmospheric Cornish Autumn holiday in the seaside village of #Porthleven, south west #Cornwall. Here at The Gables Self-Catering, we are centrally located and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the picturesque harbour. Alternatively, Walk through misty woods […]

Cornish South West Coast Path

Cornish South West Coast Path

If you are coming on holiday, the Cornish South West Coast Path has much to recommend it, especially around the #Porthleven area where the scenery is outstanding. The weather has been so hot and sunny that the cliffs are not as green and lush as usual, but the cliff flowers are still stunning. The pink […]

Strange Weather in Cornwall

Strange Weather in Cornwall

We are having such strange weather here in Cornwall this winter. It goes without saying that winters in Cornwall can be wet, but this one has been even wetter than normal, so I was very happy yesterday when I went out for a walk in glorious sunshine. “Spring is here” I thought. I walked from […]

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

Porthleven Self Catering for your 2018 Holiday

It is already January and time to be thinking about your next Porthleven self catering holiday. Spring will soon be here, bringing with it better weather and a wealth of flowers, especially on the cliffs and the hedgerows. Spring Flowers Wild flowers bloom much earlier in Cornwall than in most of the rest of the […]

Cornish Sunsets

Cornish Sunsets

The weather is always a bit dodgy this time of year but on brighter days, it can be a great time for photographing Cornish sunsets. One of my favourite places to walk the dog and to photograph Cornish sunsets is Praa Sands beach at low tide, just a short drive from #Porthleven. The sand is […]

Cornish Winter

Cornish Winter

November is already here and we will soon be into the Cornish winter when everything quietens down, fires are lit, and people start looking forward to Christmas. Today it’s sunny outside, but the wind is fresh. I had a nice walk with our dog this morning, through the woods and across the hilltop, with superb […]

Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven

Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven

I’ve had some lovely walks to Loe Bar and Loe Pool Porthleven recently and it made a very pleasant change to be looking at Loe Bar and Loe Pool from east to west instead of doing my usual walks in the woodland on the western side of the lake. The scenery always changes, depending upon […]

Porthleven is Heaven

Porthleven is Heaven

Well, perhaps Porthleven is Heaven is a bit of an over-statement, but I just love living here and would certainly have a holiday here if I lived elsewhere. #Porthleven is a seaside village and England’s most southerly harbour. To the east of the harbour there is a long stretch of sandy #beach, which never gets […]

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 […]