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Praaloha
Praa Sands

£2351 - £5405 per week
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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 the right 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 is a local pub 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 Michael's Mount) are also close by so you will never be short of things to do in this stunning part of Cornwall.

Entrance hall

via sloping driveway and front door into 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 beds, side sea views, en suite with double walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Sitting room

large 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.

Kitchen

large American fridge freezer, wine cooler, double electric oven, dishwasher, induction hob, Tassimo coffee machine, Sage nutri juicer, picnic basket, 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 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 sun loungers, outside shower, detached pool house with built in drinks bar, shower room, WC and sea views across pool.

Additional information

The pool is open and heated between Easter and the end of October 2021 inclusive, for 2022 the pool will be heated until the end of the year, gas BBQ available for guests, 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. Due to the size of this property and the pool cleaning requirements, the arrival time is to be strictly adhered to. WiFi.

 
 

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This is an absolutely stunning property in a fantastic location! Furnished to high standard we wanted for nothing

We will back next year!

September 2021

Such an amazing house to spend time together as a family following time apart due to covid. Beautiful unspoilt views with fantastic facilities. The owners have thought of everything you would need and were very accommodating to our request for which we are thankful. Would book again without a second thought.

August 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 6 Feb2351
13 February2948
20 Feb - 20 Mar2351
27 March3116
3 Apr - 10 Apr4240
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24 April3116
1 May3210
8 May - 22 May3210
29 May4323
5 June3187
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23 October4677
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18 December4940
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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb2605
12 Feb - 19 Feb3267
26 Feb - 19 Mar2605
26 March3453
2 Apr - 16 Apr4699
23 April3453
30 Apr - 21 May3557
28 May4791
4 June3532
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27 August5571
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24 Sep - 1 Oct3903
8 October3904
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29 Oct - 10 Dec2855
17 December5723
24 Dec - 31 Dec5931

Holidays in Praa Sands

With one mile of white gold sand, which looks almost tropical in the sunshine, Praa Sands provides an idyllic setting for a Cornish holiday. The beach is ideal for family picnics, sandcastle building, beach games and paddling, and the waves are great for surfers and bodyboarders. Praa Sands beach is surrounded by stunning coastal walks, with breathtaking views of Penzance, Mount’s Bay and The Lizard Peninsula.

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.

Did you know...

Praa Sands is commonly pronounced 'Pray' Sands.

Places to visit near Praa Sands

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 peninsulaHayle, 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.

Beaches

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.

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Events

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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. Read More >

TBC December 2021

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2021

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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. 

31st December 2021

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

TBC February 2022

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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!

TBC 2021

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

TBC 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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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 HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

This is an absolutely stunning property in a fantastic location! Furnished to high standard we wanted for nothing

We will back next year!

Such an amazing house to spend time together as a family following time apart due to covid. Beautiful unspoilt views with fantastic facilities. The owners have thought of everything you would need and were very accommodating to our request for which we are thankful. Would book again without a second thought.

Well what can I say, this was our 2nd stay at Praaloha and we absolutely loved every minute of it! The house is just perfect in everyway. The location overlooking the beach is just stunning and its only a few mins easy walk down to the beach, perfect for early morning or early evening beach walks. The swimming pool is just wonderful and we swam everyday, for morning, afternoon and evening swims. There are also so many places to sit and chill and watch the world go by, both inside and outside - you are spoilt for choice! Every room is just perfect and the bar and changing area is an added luxury! The house is so clean and well looked after and it was lovely that the owner had changed furniture etc from the year before; even though he didn't need to; showed care and consideration. Would love to return again one day as just a beautiful house in a beautiful setting, well cared for & great for summer holidays and chilling out time.

We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have booked Praaloha more than a year in advance. In a year when Covid was making us nervous - it was a perfect setting for a family holiday. The views were spectacular, the pool perfect, the beach almost deserted and the dolphin displays breathtaking!

We would definitely recommend this house for a holiday with friends or extended family. The house has the most beautiful garden and the views can’t be beaten. The location is amazing - not many properties are a 10 minute walk from such a beautiful beach

Perfect week away. Great location, a few mins walk to the beach, a bit further to the bar/ice cream hut. Had a fantastic few days body boarding before the weather turned. Little shop that’s not long opened near the caravan park is great for picking bits up including fresh pastries and local gin! The pool was great for our 4 yr old, warm enough for the adults as long as we kept moving!

We loved staying at Praaloha , definitely one of the best rental houses we have ever stayed in across the world and the UK . The location is really wonderful . The main kitchen is excellent and very well equipped, perfect for those who enjoy cooking. Bedrooms & bathrooms are all great , plenty of storage etc. There a lots of audio/tv equipment but never used any of them as we were transfixed by looking at the sea and the views from morning to night time ! The pool is great and even though it was April , we were swimming everyday. The response from the Aspects Team to the issues we had , temperature of the pool on the first day and the impact of the stormy day, was excellent , especially Venetia from the Penzance office. So much so that we have booked another week in May 2022 !

Great house, great views and a great swimming pool! Its a stunning house which feels very welcoming, homely and very safe. The beach is lovely and just a few minutes walk away and there are plenty of walks around Praa Sands, especially the coastal walk to Portleven. We had a wonderful week staying here and have booked for next year already.

Praaloha is an amazing property and we had a fantastic week enjoying all the amenities it offers. Especially the pool, pool bar and barbecue. It is even better than the pictures suggest. We enjoyed the quieter end of the beach (Hendra) away from the facilities, head right rather than left when you leave the property. We'd love to return.

We had a wonderful relaxing break at Praaloha and the house exceeded our expectations. It was very well equipped, comfortable and clean. The location is perfect and many happy hours were spent walking on the beach. Waking up to the sounds of the sea was so peaceful and the pool was a welcome added bonus. I really hope we can return one day.

Another fantastic holiday with Aspects. Have used this company for many years, and have made two further bookings for 2021, all the staff are helpful and supportive if there are any issues.

Would definitely recommend this company for your next holiday to Cornwall!

And Praaloha is a truly special property, sublime views and plenty of space both inside and outside.

Always sad to leave!

Praaloha is a great property in an amazing location. Would highly recommend for a large group and for mixed ages especially with teenagers. Our group split between the two floors, the two sitting rooms, the pool and the beach and then all came together for meals. The house is very well equipped we had a great time. Thank you

Praaloha is a fabulous house with spectacular views over the sea. Our three generational family group had a wonderful holiday there, visiting some of the many local attractions, sitting on the beach and making good use of the wonderful swimming pool and gardens.

We, as a family of eight adults, have just spent a wonderful two weeks in Praaloha. The combination of this lovely property and all it offers, plus the perfect location played a big part in our enjoyment of this great holiday.

Absolutely wonderful property, views are spectacular and the pool and pool bar are fantastic. Plenty of space and tastefully decorated. Gardens are beautiful too, we did not want to leave, so much so we have booked again for next summer. It is a small piece of heaven

We have just has a wonderful holiday at Praaloha. It was my 60th birthday celebration with family and a couple of close friends.

We all found the house, gardens,views, pool and beach amazing.

Better facilities than expected made it all the more enjoyable.

The only bit of advice is to take some sun shades and stands as there is no shade round the pool in the day time and no means of securing sun umbrellas.

I would love to go to this house again.

Loved this house, it was better than expected, just wish i'd booked another week. It was perfect ! Everything about this place is great, it is spacious, homely, comfortable, well equipped and just so amazing in every way. We had the pleasure of using the heated pool daily whilst looking out at the incredible beach and sea views.... it was like a tonic... good for the soul ! In addition to the house we had the pleasure of meeting the friendly & helpful gardener. He was like our personal tour-guide, a lovely man. I would recommend Praaloha to anyone that wants the perfect holiday retreat. IT'S AMAZING !!!

Just out of this world, We have never had the pleasure of staying somewhere as fabulous as this before and already planning our return, we were so pleased the garden was enclosed and safe so our dogs could be let out without risk of escaping and we throughly enjoyed a day sat in the garden watching the sun set. The views were breathtaking and a really enjoyable walk to the beach and easy access to places to visit in the local area. The house was clean and spacious and furnished lovely and homely. Everything was well thought out and nothing was missing, a real home from home. We even had an outdoor plug to charge our Hybrid car during our stay.

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PLEASE NOTE: this property no longer accepts pets

Fabulous house , idylic postion perfect for a large group . We loved it

We chose Praaloha to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. There were 10 of us ranging in age from 4 to 74! The house is beautiful - modern decoration, spacious (2 kitchens and 2 lounges) so plenty of room for us all! Of course we can’t not mention the stunning location and views. The sea views are available throughout most of the rooms which is such a treat and being a 10 minute walk to the beach was perfect. We all agreed we would love to stay here again.

A truly relaxing place to unwind, with a stunning view. Falling to sleep with the sound of the sea amazing. Spending all day in the pool and dining alfresco. A wonder place to be.

Wonderful property - you really can't beat the location as there are stunning beach and water views throughout. Outdoor pool was excellent, with a great swimming room attached and readily stocked with inflatables! Our kids loved playing in the large garden, and we could sit and keep an eye on them whilst enjoying the view and a glass of wine! We would also thoroughly recommend the SandBar pub at the nearby beach - excellent food and very welcoming. Definitely met our expectations, and we would hope to return again one day!

Fantastic week in Cornwall, in a fantastic house. Surpassed expectations in all areas - so much room for all 10 of us to get lost in. The outside and pool areas were great for BBQs and Al fresco dining, and the ocean views 24/7 were hard beat anywhere in the world I reckon. Will definitely be back in a few years. Thank you Aspects, and please pass our thanks on to the owners for sharing their wonderful property with us.

Dramatic ocean views

Just needs a little more care and it would be the best of the best .will definitely book with you again

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We will be in touch to find out what your thoughts were on what needed more care, so that we can pass this on to the owner and their housekeeper. Thank you for your review and we hope that you liked it there. Tanya, Customer Services

We stayed in this property with our extended family to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. We wanted something really special and this certainly didn't disappoint, a very high standard of accommodation ( especially the master bedroom) and views to die for!!! It was simply amazing and we would certainly book this property again. Thankyou.

We chose Praaloha for our family holiday this year because of its size to suit our family's needs, the fact that it was dog friendly, its unique position having stunning views, access to a sandy beach plus a heated pool. We were not disappointed if anything the photos don't do it justice. We hope to return soon.

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PLEASE NOTE: this property no longer accepts pets

You can't call Praaloha a cottage. It is so much more than that. A luxurious house with spectacular views. I doubt we'll ever stay anywhere as beautiful as that again. Because we were there in the hottest week in twenty years, we really didn't see much of Cornwall. We had everything we needed right there. Paradise. Xx

Beutilful house and location