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Enjoy reading articles written by the Niche Retreats team. Our journal not only focuses on our stunning holiday homes but also showcases the UK and its beautiful locations. Discover places to see and things to do from the delights of Dorset to ‘The Garden of England’, Kent. Let our ideas inspire you to plan your next luxury escape.


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4 Ways to Experience Cornwall’s Heritage

If you need a change from the stunning sea views from your Niche Retreat in Porthleven, then maybe you could consider exploring some of the historical and heritage offerings of Cornwall. Heritage sites in Cornwall include everything from sites of ancient antiquity to beautifully preserved castles and ancient houses and fascinating museums. Cornwall’s sites of historical interest are a window into the social and cultural history of the county, and while based in Porthleven, there are many great examples in easy striking distance.

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5 ways to enjoy the English Riviera

Cornwall, a county of diverse and captivating beauty, attracts a multitude of tourists each year. From the wilds of Bodmin Moor to the dramatic ocean waves crashing upon the rocks of the Lizard; from the bright lights and vibrant nightlife of Newquay to the relaxing seaside retreat of Porthleven, Cornwall can deliver enjoyment to any visitor. So if you’ve based yourself in one of our stunning holiday cottages in Porthleven, what are some of the best ways you can enjoy this fine county? Here we explore a few. 1) Start with a local meal

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Places of interest near Porthleven

One of the most breathtaking elements of Cornwall’s natural beauty is its immense coastline. The Cornish coast stretches around the county for about 422 miles, and features a huge array of rugged, windswept and daunting cliffs, as well as stacks, coves and bays. There are also many beautiful and historic towns along the coast of Cornwall, including our very own Porthleven.

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Exploring Cornwall from Porthleven

Porthleven is a small but stunning port town perfectly situated on Cornwall’s coastline. It is home to a population of just over 3,000 people, and a harbour that while dating back centuries, still is an active fishing hub bringing in its load of delicious crab, lobster, crayfish and more. The town also boasts a wonderful array of charming shops, local business outlets, pubs, cafes and eateries that please resident and visitor alike. The port of Porthleven is also an excellent base from which to explore the amazing county of Cornwall.

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