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Praaloha Praa Sands

£2259 - £5195

As featured in The Guardian's '50 best UK holiday cottages', Praaloha is an extraordinary property, boasting its very own heated swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic and jaw-dropping views from almost every room. This stunningly located beach-house is set within private ocean-front gardens and has to be one of the most impressive properties on this coast, ticking all right the boxes for a Cornish escape to remember. Located in the sought after village of Praa Sands, you are a few minutes' stroll from the famous mile-long beach and some of the best surf breaks in the area.

Built for himself by the previous owner who had purchased the private nineteen acre 'Sea Meads' estate, the stunning Praaloha is the jewel in this exclusive enclave consisting of only a handful of private beach houses. Newly refurbished throughout, Praaloha offers five large bedrooms, five bath or shower rooms, two sitting rooms, two kitchens, and a 100m long beach-front garden, giving plenty of room for guests to spread out and enjoy this remarkable home. The private 15m swimming pool and detached pool house and bar make this property even more special and provide the perfect place to relax and take in the views. Head inside the main house and almost every room offers extraordinary sea views, with the main reception room boasting the best of all, with floor to ceiling windows to take in the mesmerising setting, whatever the season. The second ground floor reception room and kitchen make it perfect for large families and groups who want some independence. If you can pull yourself from the house itself, Praa Sands has the Sandbar a laid back beachside pub, a surf school, seasonal beach café and a local shop. If you feel like travelling a little further, the renowned Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe and the Falmouth Packet an excellent local pub are only a few miles away as well as the top notch restaurants in Porthleven being only a short drive eastwards (advance booking advisable). St Ives and Marazion (which overlooks the iconic St Michaels Mount) are also close by so you will never be short of things to do in this stunning part of Cornwall.

Entrance hall

lobby with slate floor and space for coats and shoes, door to main hall with stairs down to ground floor.

Cloakroom 1

WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

super king size bed, two armchairs, 42" TV linked to Sky, sea views, en suite with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

super king size zip and link bed, side sea views, en suite with double walk in shower, WC and basin.

Sitting room

eight seater leather L-shaped sofa plus two integral footstools/seats, glass coffee table, glass dining table and ten chairs, 55" TV with sound bar, Blu-ray/DVD player, full Sky package with sports and movies, floor to ceiling windows with sea views.


large American fridge freezer, wine cooler, double electric oven, dishwasher, induction hob, sea views.

Ground floor entrance hall

accessed internally or via external stairs up to entrance.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, belfast sink.

Bedroom 3

super king size bed, sea views, door out to front patio, en suite with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

Kitchen 2

fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, door into porch and then out to pool area.

Sitting Room 2

three two-seater sofas, two armchairs, 50" TV with sound bar, full Sky package with sports and movies, Blu-ray/DVD player, doors out to pool area and door out to sea-front terrace.

Bedroom 4

super king size zip and link bed, sea views.

Cloakroom 2

WC, basin.

Family bathroom

bath, separate shower and basin.

Bedroom 5

super king size zip and link bed, en suite with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, sea views.

Outside area

level entry from drive into first floor entrance hall, (garage retained for owner's use), stairs from parking area down to internal enclosed courtyard with door to ground floor entrance hall and out to large beach front lawned gardens with numerous sitting areas and patio leading back round to pool area, 15 metre heated pool, assorted rattan and wooden dining furniture and sunloungers, outside shower, detached pool house with built in drinks bar, shower room, WC and sea views across pool.

Additional information

Short breaks available outside peak weeks, please call to book, pool is open and heated between Easter and October half term inclusive, BBQ available for guests, unmade lane leads to the parking for up to five cars (vehicles will need to reverse in or out when entering and exiting), cliffside gardens are wire fenced but please ensure when using all outdoor areas and the pool that children are supervised by an adult, all guests must follow at all times the safety recommendations detailed in the property, Independent electric heating, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


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What a place to create memories, we had such an amazing time here. The most comfortable and well equipped house we've stayed in, in Cornwall. Thank you Ian and Jayne for the thoughtful gifts. We loved it at Praaloha and are sure to return.

Susan Gobels

Thank you for a wonderful week. The house is amazing and is really well equipped and comfortable. The layout worked perfectly for us and the fact all the bedrooms are en suite was perfect for our group. The pool is beautiful and the pool house amazing. It was such a friendly and welcoming house. We have stayed in some properties that have felt stuffy and cold, but this house was the opposite; warm and friendly without question. We think the standard of work done to the house is fantastic and it made our holiday. It is a beautiful house in an amazing location. There must be few properties in Cornwall that afford such an uninterrupted view. It is very special and we hope to be able to return to the house again in the future.

Mrs S Bull
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Praa Sands Holidays

Praa Sands (pronounced 'pray' sands), is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday. Great surf and surf hire facilities are on your doorstep along with the coast path and spectacular scenery. Read about surfing in Praa Sands on our blog: Ten of the best surf spots in Cornwall.

Praa Sands’ nine-hole golf course is only minutes away, or for those who prefer a bit of history, Pengersick Castle is a short walk away where there are plenty of stories about the wrecking and smuggling that took place in the bay until the 18th century. Right on the beach is Sandbar, a modern and bright restaurant/bar with magnificent views across the ocean. Read more about Sandbar on our blog.

What's nearby:

Just seven miles away from Praa Sands is Penzance, a town with an eclectic mix of art studios, historic buildings, well stocked shops and award-winning restaurants. Visiting Marazion is a must when staying here, as the stunning St Michael's Mount found here is just a short drive away. This mystical tidal island provides the perfect backdrop for a walk along Marazion beach and offers an interesting day out. Helston, six miles away, is an ancient market town and gateway to the Lizard peninsula. Hayle, also six miles away, has a new, easily accessible out of town retail development together with a dramatic golden sandy beach stretching for three miles to Godrevy Lighthouse. 

There's also plenty of places to eat out at when self catering in Praa Sands. With a selection a great pubs and restaurants in the area you won't be short of places to try out.


When staying in Praa Sands, you'll benefit from being a stone's throw from Praa Sands beach. Famed for its white sands stretching almost a mile, this family friendly beach is lifeguarded in summer, and a great place to spend a day in the sun.

Holiday cottages in Praa Sands sit between two other desirable beach locations too; Prussia Cove and Mullion Cove. Like Praa, they are unspoilt and perfect for walking, swimming and sunbathing. Praa Sands is also a very short distance from Porthleven, a picturesque fishing village which has excellent restaurants and is known as a world-class location for experienced surfers. Praa Sands was recently featured in our blog post Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

5th February 2018

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

20th - 22nd April 2018

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

12th - 13th May 2018

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

15th - 24th June 2018

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

13th - 17th July 2018

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2018

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

16th December - 6th January 2017

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

Dates TBC

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