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Rockhopper Cottage Praa Sands

£478 - £1400 per week
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Rockhopper Cottage is a traditional cottage, nestled within a handful of similar properties, just a stone's throw from the historic Pengersick Castle. Located a short walk from the unspoilt sweeping sandy beach at Praa Sands with year round surf and far reaching views. Spend long Summer days exploring the surrounding beaches, paths and coves or visit nearby St Michaels Mount, Porthleven , Penzance and St Ives.

Challenge each other to a game of table tennis and table football. Enjoy a barbecue in the secluded garden, or relax in front of the cosy wood burner. The spacious cottage mixes modern conveniences and traditional features with exposed stone and an impressive inglenook fireplace. Sleeping seven in three bedrooms and boasting three bathrooms, Rockhopper Cottage is perfect for families and groups. For local inspiration, day trips to the foodie destination of Porthleven, the turquoise waters of Kynance Cove and the Lizard, the Gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan, the Minack Theatre and some eclectic shopping in Falmouth, should be high on the holiday itinerary. Light-filled and cosy, spacious yet intimate Rockhopper is the perfect family getaway for creating those seaside, bucket and spade memories that will last a lifetime.

Entrance via external stone steps

from the private parking area, the front door is accessed via four steps into:

Sunroom

table with two chairs, bench, garden views.

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, door to sitting room, three steps down to:

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining room

two sofas, chair, TV, DVD, woodburner, table with six chairs, decorative inglenook fireplace, doors to front garden.

Games room

table football, selection of books and board games, beanbag, stairs to first floor.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, views over Pengersick Castle, en suite with large shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

family room with double bed and single bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower attachment, basin.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin bedroom.

Outside areas

lawned area to the rear and enclosed lawn to the front with outside furniture, barn with full size table tennis table.

Additional information

gas central heating WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

So glad to have chosen Rockhopper Cottage for our holiday. Good parking area, cosy sitting room, very well equipped kitchen & clean accessible bathrooms. Welcome tray a lovely touch. Very near some beautiful beaches - dogs absolutely loved it & so did we. Thinking of booking another week sometime soon!

October 2020

Brilliant family cottage. Great space, parking and facilities... the table tennis table was a real bonus ?? We loved our stay and would return but we’re too slow as it’s already fully booked for next year!

August 2020

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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.

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. Praa Sands was recently featured in our blog post Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

 
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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

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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

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. 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.

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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.

TBC

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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!

TBC

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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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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!

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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.

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

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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. 

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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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 2021

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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.

So glad to have chosen Rockhopper Cottage for our holiday. Good parking area, cosy sitting room, very well equipped kitchen & clean accessible bathrooms. Welcome tray a lovely touch. Very near some beautiful beaches - dogs absolutely loved it & so did we. Thinking of booking another week sometime soon!

2 days ago

Brilliant family cottage. Great space, parking and facilities... the table tennis table was a real bonus ?? We loved our stay and would return but we’re too slow as it’s already fully booked for next year!

Aug 2020

A great cottage - we really enjoyed our family holiday here and would happily return. The cottage is well appointed and deceptively spacious - it was plenty big enough for five of us. It is just a short walk to the beautiful and quiet Praa Sands beach. The kids loved the table tennis, table football and use of the body boards. Great for a relaxing family holiday in this beautiful part of Cornwall!

Aug 2020

We really enjoyed our stay at Rockhopper Cottage. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable and we loved the location.

Jul 2020