Holiday Cottage in Praa Sands
Sleeps 2 - Bedrooms 1 - From £357
Porthleven is in one of the most popular areas of Cornwall, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches, magnificent headlands and secluded coves. There are a variety of pubs, restaurants cafes and shops. The beach extends at low tide for 3 miles towards Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate. From Porthleven it is a short drive to Helston and on, to savour the delights of Kynance Cove, the Helford River and the Lizard itself. Travelling west takes you into Mounts Bay where Marazion, St Michael's Mount, Penzance and Mousehole are all well worth the trip.
Ground Floor only: The front door leads into the open plan living, dining and kitchen area, south-facing, panoramic glass wall with magnificent views down the coast, there is a log burner. To the rear is a corridor with doors to; sumptuous, spacious shower room, large shower, WC and hand basin. Master bedroom, double aspect with 6' bed and storage and hairdryer:
Exterior: There is off-road designated parking for 2 cars. There is a private patio terrace with fire pit, BBQ, sun loungers, chairs and table.
Facilities & Services
There is electric underfloor heating, zoned to individual rooms. The kitchen has a range of fully fitted cupboards, granite worktops and appliances. There is an electric induction hob, an oven, a microwave, toaster, kettle and under counter fridge with freezer box, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. The living area and bedroom both have digital TV. There is a Bluetooth speaker. There is an iron & ironing board and air drying rack. The WiFi is via a 4G dongle with unlimited data.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. 1 basket of logs will be provided for the fire pit year-round. 1 basket of logs for the wood burner will be provided from 1 November to 31 March. Additional logs and kindling may be purchased from the owners on-site or from shops locally. There is secure on-site parking for two cars available 50m away. There is strictly no smoking. Unfortunately, dogs are not accepted at Trequean Barn as this is a working farm with livestock. Horse livery and sand school with a full set of jump facilities are available, including parking for a horsebox or trailer, for extra charges on arrangement direct with the owners. This property can be booked with Trequean Cottage sleep 4 next door to give a total capacity of 6.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Short breaks are available during the low season.
Porthleven exudes Cornish charm and tradition. Set in the middle of a huge sweeping bay, the beach at Porthleven is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Porthleven has an impressive harbour, construction commenced during Napoleonic times and some sources state that it was built with the aid of French prisoners of war. Small fishing boats land their daily catch, much of which is sold in Porthleven's cafes and restaurants and the award winning Quayside fishmongers. The harbour was completed in 1825 and there are a wealth of traditional Cornish pubs and restaurants. The beach under Loe Bar Rd is a glorious expanse of golden sand which can provide stunning surf. The nearest large supermarkets are in Helston and Penzance.
Porthleven is central for the areas and villages of the Lizard, Helford, Land's End and Mousehole. Facilities for golf, sailing, course and sea fishing are all available within two miles. You can take country and coastal walks or visit local country pubs for well-priced meals or shop in the local super stores at Helston and Penzance. There are a wealth of gardens to explore. The mines at Lelant, Geevor, Bottalack and Poldark are a short drive away. The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach are well worth a visit. There are world famous art galleries at St Ives and Newlyn.
The Lighthouse on the Lizard Peninsula is the most Southerly point in Great Britain, having stood since 1751 warning passing ships of the infamous 'Man O' War rocks'. The Lizard has so much to offer for such a remote location. Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the world's largest satellite earth receiving station with over 60 communications dishes. Poldhu Cove, home of Marconi's first transatlantic radio message in 1901. The National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek moved to its current location in 1975 and is home to grey seals and common seals, as well as Californian and Patagonian sea lions. The sanctuary often rescue other marine life as well when demand requires.
Trebah Gardens at Mawnan Smith is a 25 acre sub tropical privately owned gardens set above the Helford River. Nearby Glendurgan Gardens boasting a recently refurbished 177 year old laurel maze, is now owned by the National Trust. For a fun-filled family day out why not visit The Flambards Experience, offering more rides, amusements and exhibitions than anywhere else in Cornwall. On the Helford River sits Frenchman's Creek where Daphne du Maurier spent her honeymoon dreaming of the Cornish villages that set the scene for her novels.
Helston was originally a thriving port until the river silted up over the years; where the river joins the sea is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake. Helston is a busy market town with plenty of Victorian and Georgian architecture. The Monument is an impressive building at the end of Coinaghall Street which was built in 1834 in memory of Humphry Millet Grylls, whose actions kept open the local tin mine and saved 1200 jobs. Possibly one of the country's oldest privately owned brewery's can also be found in Coinaghall Street; The Blue Anchor was originally used as a rest house for monks and became a tavern in the 15th century. It now makes a strong local brew called Spingo. Helston is probably best known for the 'furry' or floral dance which is held every May. Flora Day kicks off with the Hal-an-Tow where St George and St Michael slay the dragon and the devil, cheered on by the locals dressed in Elizabethan costumes. The main dancing starts at midday with participants dressed in ball gowns and top hats and tails. For children of all ages there is Flambards Theme Park next to Culdrose Air Base famous for many air sea rescue missions. There are sights to be seen around Goonhilly Earth station where the large dish Arthur is now a listed building. Try your hand at riding a 2 wheeled Segway. These together with the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek provide any holidaymaker with a wealth of interesting visits.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
brilliant property in a quiet and private area
My girlfriend and I stayed at Trequean Barn from Monday to Friday at the beginning of October. Whilst the weather wasn't brilliant, the property was very comfortable and was in a good place for us to visit what we wanted to. The property itself is newly renovated to a high standard with underfloor heating, good kitchen facilities, HUGE bed. Sadly the week we arrived the log burner wasn't working properly due to the door, but would have only made a marginal improvement to our experience which was fab. The property is set a long way back from any main roads with access down a single track lane. The road itself is fine until about half way down where it becomes dirt, which was quite potholed. I imagine this will get surfaced at some point. The local area has a few supermarkets within a 15-20 minute drive for everything you could want. Our hosts had provided some snacks and drinks which really helped us to settle in. Outside the property was a patio area with BBQ and seating but couldn't use this due to the weather. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and would think of returning in future.
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