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Rockhopper Cottage
Praa Sands

£487 - £1428 per week

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:


table with two chairs, bench, garden views.


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.


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.


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

June 2021

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

May 2021

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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.


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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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.

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.