Porthleven

Ula

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Meaning 'gem of the sea', Ula surely lives up to its name. With nothing in front of it except dreamy panoramic sea views, this is the most divine seaside home stay in a wonderfully sheltered clifftop spot, made even more desirable by being nestled in the quieter part of Porthleven, a fabulous coastal village and foodie hotspot in West Cornwall. Gloriously unabashed in shades of white, this beautifully chic Scandi-inspired coastal retreat has floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the sea, deeply romantic interiors and a private sun deck, making it the ultimate escape for lovers. It's dog friendly too, meaning your four-legged friend is most welcome too. If you can bear to leave Ula, it's also the perfect base from which to explore the wild west, from the Lizard Peninsula to Land's End, around to St Ives and beyond - the choice is yours!


Living and eating

Offering open plan living at its best, Ula has the most divine space for relaxing, cooking and eating.

To the back of Ula lies the kitchen, beautiful in its paired-back simplicity, complete with everything you'll need to rustle up feasts for you and your loved one, maybe sampling the catch of the day brought from the fishmongers in the village. We just love the retro fridge, sleek white worktops, island with oven, hob and breakfast bar, plus all the other essentials including the all-important coffee machine. In addition, there's a washer dryer.

In front of the kitchen is the gorgeous dining area with dual-aspect windows, meaning there's glorious sea views wherever you're sat. To the front, the bi-fold doors means they can be opened in warmer weather to let the blissful sea breeze through whilst you eat.

The picture-perfect sitting room is exquisite in its sea-inspired palette of whites and natural tones. The large L-shaped sofa is just made for sprawling out on whilst gazing out to sea, whilst the cosy wood burner, accessible from both the sitting and dining areas, offer cosy heat during cooler months. If you can bear to tear your eyes away from the view, there's a Smart TV with Amazon and Netflix plus a DVD player. If you'd like a soundtrack to your holiday, there's a SONOS speaker with Alexa for your favourite tunes, whilst a gorgeous vinyl record player, records, an instant camera (with your own roll of film!) are a must for retro lovers.


Sleeping

If falling asleep to the sounds of the sea sounds like a total dream, look no further than Ula for your ultimate night-time dwelling. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a door leading directly out on to the deck, you've a cinematic view of the ocean from morning to night. On summer nights, leave the door open and fall asleep to the rhythm of the waves below. In the morning, awake to the sun rising over the sea from the comfort of your king-size bed. During cooler months, there's nothing more romantic than watching the drama of the weather change in an instant, whilst being as snug as a bug under the duvet.

In addition, there's a dressing room where you can store bags and hang clothes, leaving your boudoir a clutter-free zone where you can totally relax.


Bathing

The fabulous bathroom has a rainfall shower and bath, so just perfect whether you're washing away the heat and sand of the day or wanting a long, decadent soak.


Outdoor space

Ula has two gorgeous sun-soaked decks overlooking the sea, the upper being wooden with steps leading down to the lower paved terrace. On the upper deck there's a table and chairs where you can enjoy meals à deux, whilst on the lower terrace you can take a cat nap on the two sun loungers or lounge chairs. From the lower deck, steps lead down into the cliff top garden where the fire pit is a must for making s'mores at night and for watching the stars twinkle above from the Adirondeck chairs. Bliss!

Please note due to its gorgeously wild location, the furniture on the lower terrace will be removed between October and March.


Parking

There is private parking for one car on the driveway.


Babies and children

Ula welcomes babes in arms. A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


Dogs

One medium dog or two small dogs are very welcome. Please contact the office to request a second dog. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. Please note that the garden is not completely enclosed and runs down to the cliff edge. However the upper wooden deck has a gate so dogs can be safely let out on the wooden deck, but they would need to be supervised elsewhere.


WiFi

Ula has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


In the Area

Just wow! Porthleven is that perfect combination of coastal paradise and buzzing village life. From its iconic harbour, pier and beach to its astonishing selection of fabulous places to eat, including The Harbourside Refuge by Michael Caines, Kota Kai, The Square and Go Nauti, it's the ideal base from which to explore the far west of Cornwall. Step out of your door and you're pretty much on the South West Coastal Path. Head east and it's an easy clifftop walk to Loe Bar and National Trust's Penrose Estate where tree-lined paths circumnavigate Cornwall's largest natural lake, Loe Pool. Head west and the path is trickier but beautiful as you head towards Rinsey. Pop in the car and it's a short drive to Praa Sands (or approximately a five mile walk for the more adventurous), a blissfully long beach of golden sands. Head further west and you'll discover Marazion and St Michael's Mount, the historic town of Penzance, fishing hotspot Newlyn and oh-so-pretty Mousehole. Drive towards Land's End and stop at Sennen Cove, a wonderful village with a fabulous beach, much loved by surfers. Of course, the Minack Theatre at nearby Porthcurno is a must too. It's also just a short drive to St Ives on the north coast, whilst the Lizard is a stunning AONB and boasts fabulous beaches and walks.


Slip off your shoes and your worries at this chic coastal retreat for two, where luxury meets peaceful escapism, from the unadulterated sea views to the beautifully sleek interiors.

At a glance

From £1,105 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Autumnal escapes

Boutique Hideaway

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Celebratory stays

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Fire pit

Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Stone's throw from the sea

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat

Coastal

Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Ula:

Ula is stunning, every bit as good as the photos. The location is fabulous, within 15 minute walk to Porthleven with great bars and restaurants, do not miss the Mussel Shoal or Kota both fantastic....

We arrived to a very generous welcome pack and were so comfortable with our surroundings, this really is an exceptional property. We were blessed with great weather, had wonderful walks from the doorstep and only used the car once in the week we were there to visit St Michael's Mount. The outside space at Ula is great, wonderful terrace with the best view, (we even saw a seal cruising by) wonderful sun loungers and a fire pit, all spread over three levels....

If you're thinking about booking this, don't think for too long or it'll be gone! We absolutely loved it.

Great location overlooking the sea. Wonderful and relaxing.

Tranquil escape in Scandi luxury, we felt like it was just us watching the sea, nature and weather.

Ula is an absolutely stunning retreat. Just on the outskirts of the bustling Porthleven, within walking distance to the beach and the beautiful south coast path, the location is ideal. Everything you could want is provided within the chalet along with lots of special touches. The outside space is stunning in winter so I can only imagine how great it is when the sun is shining. Already planning a return visit.

The views are stunning and to fall asleep to crashing waves is just perfect.

If you like stunning views and to be at one with nature, this is your bolthole . Truly amazing .

Watching the sea through the picture windows while sitting by a log fire with a drink in had was fabulous.

Absolutely blown away by this place.

A perfect retreat in beautiful Porthleven. You actually feel like you’re in the sea and if you’re lucky enough to be able to open the doors, the sound of the sea is just magical.

We had the most relaxing mini-moon and have found our place to celebrate every anniversary now!

Thank you

What a view. Amazing place.

Nothing as it is well presented and a great place to relax Already told my friends

It was absolutely beautiful. The extra little touches like welcome pack, White Company products, camera,….. such all lovely treats. This is a real true hidden gem in a beautiful location. Thank you for the memories.

Had a fantastic week in this beautiful property which was certainly enhanced by the perfect weather!

The owner has created a little piece of heaven where you cannot fail to relax from the moment you step inside. The sound of the sea and star gazing whilst lying in bed or outside by the fire pit are one of many, many plus points to this amazing property. A very special place that we never tire of visiting.

Generally Excellent!

Fabulous accommodation and location . Just how I imagined it to be.

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