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Tivoli Cottage
Praa Sands

£534 - £1242 per week
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Tucked away down a peaceful country lane, in the heart of the Cornish countryside, Tivoli Cottage is a traditional mining cottage dating back to 1850. Located just outside the pretty hamlet of Rinsey, and a stone's throw away from the crystal waters of Rinsey Cove, this delightful two-bedroom cottage exudes character with stylish interior features and tasteful décor throughout, making you feel relaxed the moment you step through the door. Rinsey Cove is a secluded beach with golden sands tucked beneath the impressive engine house of Wheal Prosper tin mine, you can access the beach at low tide via the Southwest coast path which is a short drive or twenty minute walk from Tivoli Cottage.

Inside you'll find a cosy sitting room complete with a stunning granite fireplace, perfect for snuggling up in front of on those chillier evenings. There is also a contemporary kitchen and dining area, making it the ideal place to prepare and enjoy delicious dishes with your loved ones. Or, if you would prefer to dine alfresco, the gorgeous garden is filled with an array of colourful flowers that attract a variety of songbirds, making it a superb spot to relax and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Located just a short distance from Porthleven, which is well known for its annual Food Festival, you're surrounded by some of the best restaurants and cafés in West Cornwall. With easy access to local attractions such as the magnificent Godolphin Estate and St Michaels Mount, you'll have plenty of opportunity to discover the rich heritage and beauty the local area has to offer.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Bunk beds

Entrance

via driveway and down two steps onto garden path leading to:

Sunroom

table and five chairs, with door leading to:

Sitting room

sofa, two chairs, TV, woodburner and doorway to:

Kitchen/dining area

stairway to upstairs bedrooms, dining table and four chairs, fridge/freezer, electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, doorway to utility area/shower room and door to garden.

Bedroom 1

king size bed

Bedroom 2

bunk beds

Utility area

washing machine, door leading to shower room.

Shower room

electric shower, WC, basin.

Garden

bistro table with two chairs, chair, dining table and two benches.

Additional information

electric radiators, due to the granite rock construction the property may be unsuitable for guests with respiratory problems, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We had a wonderful stay here. A beautiful cosy cottage. Comfortable and well equipped kitchen. We loved our stay here and will return.

July 2023

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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 of December, 2024

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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 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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 2024

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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. 

5th February 2024

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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!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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 >

December 2024

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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 2025

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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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.

27th April 2024

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What our guests say...

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We had a wonderful stay here. A beautiful cosy cottage. Comfortable and well equipped kitchen. We loved our stay here and will return.