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Rockhopper Cottage
Praa Sands

£507 - £1490 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 Michael's 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 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, EV charging point available - please request at the time of booking, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

we were tgree unrelated colleagues/friends… it worked very well for us thankyou

April 2022

Just returned from our 3rd stay at Rockhopper Cottage. It’s the perfect location, style & comfort that brings us back time after time. The cottage is very well equipped, garden secure for our dogs & parking area spacious. We will be back !

April 2022

Special Offers

25% off - 3 Jun 22 to 6 Jun 22

10% off - 17 Jun 22 to 24 Jun 22

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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

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 2022

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Montol Festival

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

21st December 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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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 2022

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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. 

6th February 2023

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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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 2022

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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.

13th - 15th May 2021

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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!

22nd - 24th April 2022

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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.

10th - 24th September 2022

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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.

30th April 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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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.

we were tgree unrelated colleagues/friends… it worked very well for us thankyou

Just returned from our 3rd stay at Rockhopper Cottage. It’s the perfect location, style & comfort that brings us back time after time. The cottage is very well equipped, garden secure for our dogs & parking area spacious. We will be back !

Rockhopper Cottage is a lovely cottage for a family holiday. Extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The fact it was only about a 10 minute walk to the lovely beach at Praa Sands was a bonus as was the on-site parking.

As a three generation family with dogs, we find Rockhopper just perfect. We have used it three times in the last eighteen months and have a fourth booking pencilled in.

A great setting for exploring the tip of Cornwall or for just visiting beach 5 mins walk away. There was plenty of parking for the 3 cars our party had between them and the cottage was easily able to accommodate for 5 adults.

As always a fantastic stay in another cottage a big thank you to everyone at aspect holidays they are so helpful and welcoming will always recommend and always book again.

Surprisingly the cottage matched the photos on booking site, not doctored or taken to miss out potential bad bits. Cottage was decorated and furnished in a rustic/seaside style.?? Very well equipped. Plenty of offroad parking, with secure grounds for our 2 Cockapoos, would be equally as good for children. Amenities close by, short walk to Praa Sands beach.

Aspect holidays answered the phone almost immediately out of office hours when I called to report a fault, and were very helpful.

Just back from a great stay at Rockhopper Cottage for half term. Great location and a lovely property. We enjoyed the football table and table tennis, as well as the comfortable lounge area. Downstairs shower room really useful when you come back from the beach.

Fabulous period property with lovely features, made it feel like being in a home away from home. We’re familiar with this area and wanted to be close to one of our favourite beaches Praa Sands. A lovely 10 minute stroll to the beach, with a handy store and pizza/coffee place on the way. Nice little raised patio spot for afternoon/early evening sun. Was fine for our family of 4 but may struggle to fit 6 chairs up there. Would recommend this property and would book again but noticed there’s no longer a discount for smaller groups so unfortunately too expensive for us going forward.

All very lovely. Perfect for 4 adults. Easy parking. 5 min walk to beautiful beach. Local shop had anything we needed.

Amazing property and amazing location. Can't wait to stay again!

Fantastic well equipped cottage in great location , beautiful beach 5 minute walk down the rd and loads of places to explore close by , highly recommended !!

Rockhopper is a fantastic, well equipped house within walking distance of the beautiful Praa Sands and easy driving access to key sites in Cornwall.
Kitted out with everything to help families have a comfortable and enjoying stay; highly recommend.

Great cottage in a great location. Table tennis a real bonus on rainy days.

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!

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!

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!

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