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Praa Sands beach

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A few doors down from the famous Pengersick Castle, Star Cottage is a 4 bedroom property that boasts a rural and coastal location with all the local amenities you require for a great summer holiday.

Just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful lifeguard staffed sandy beach boasting stunning views across Praa Sands to the Lizard peninsula beyond, Star Cottage is a great holiday home for your summer holiday.

Surfing lessons can be arranged from the beach as well as hiring surf board and kayak's which is a great way to be see the local coastline.

A coastal walk from Praa Sands to neighbouring village Porth Leven through National Trust coastline, is well worth a visit due to its stunning scenery and old mines. It's fast becoming a 'foodie' destination.

Local attractions include: Pengersick Castle, St Michael's Mount (National Trust), Minack open air theatre and Tate gallery at St Ives, which are all a short drive away.

Star cottage itself is an attractive terraced cottage built in 1750 with Cornish granite walls and slate roof. It sleeps a maximum of 7 people. The rooms are as follows;

~ 4 bedrooms (1x double bed 2x twin beds and 1x single)

~ 2 bathrooms (1 of which is ensuite)

~ 1 downstairs toilet

~ Kitchen diner

~ Utility with washing machine and drier

~ 2 reception rooms

~ Patio front garden (with 8 seater furniture). This is a fenced off secure area for children to play

~ Courtyard area to rear of house

~ Parking for three cars is available on the opposite side of the road from the house

~ We have two flat screen TVs and Free Wireless Internet

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Praa Sands 250 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 50 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage has been recently sympathetically decorated with stripped oak floors and classic paint colours. It has all the traditional features you would expect of a period property - woodburner, antique furniture and Belfast sink.

The property has all the modern conveniences you would expect including flat screen TVs and internet access.

You will need to provide linen and towels

Further details outdoors

Private garden with table & chairs. Parking for two to three cars

The West Country region

In the last decade Cornwall has emerged as one of the world's iconic destinations.

From the dramatic coastline of the north to the sheltered bays in the south, from ancient moorland to soft river estuaries, surfers, walkers, sailing buffs, gastronauts and visitors simply seeking a break from a hectic world have discovered a fascinating, vibrant culture, first class accommodation, food to die for and a naturally thrilling adventure playground.

Cornwall has been a natural home to inspiration, art and ideas since the early 19th century. So much so that, apart from London, you'll find nowhere in the whole country that's host to more working artists than Cornwall.

The county's dramatic landscape has also provided the backdrop for many a film and TV production, and nowhere more so than the little fishing village of Port Isaac - which is now synonymous as the fictional Port Wenn in ITV's Doc Martin.

Praa Sands

Main Attractions

Pengersick Castle (only 2 doors down!)

"It is the dual tower complex of this, which survives today. Its spacious newel stair is one of the best to be found anywhere in the country."

Tate St Ives

"International Modern and Contemporary Art"

Eden Project

"The largest conservatories in the world, cutting edge iconic

architecture, awe inspiring gardens, a rainforest... the list goes on!"

Minack Theatre

"The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and life’s work of one

remarkable woman, Rowena Cade."

Healey's Cornwish Cyder Farm

"We are the largest Cornish Cyder maker in Cornwall and the only

distillers making Cyder Brandy and Fruit spirits. In fact we have

Cornwall’s only distillery - the first in Cornwall for 300 years. "

Geevor Tin Mine

"Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine

sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall’s industrial mining past."

Newquay Zoo

"At award-winning Newquay Zoo you can experience the world's wildlife

and have a great family day out."

National Trust

Here is a small list of the various National Trust attractions available near Penzance. For more information on attractions in Cornwall - please visit the National Trust website here.

St Michaels Mount

"Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle – with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century."

Trengwainton Garden

"With plants from around the globe scattered throughout this 10-hectare (25-acre) garden, there is something to inspire around every corner."

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

"Part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site."

Cornish Mines and Engines

"At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers introduced by local hero Richard Trevithick."

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26 Aug 2014


"Nothing to fault"

We stayed at Star Cottage the second week in August this year and could fault our stay. We were a party of 6 adults and one 18month old on a family holiday and I was a bit worried the cottage would fe… More

11 Aug 2014


"5 Star Cottage"

Very well equipped, clean and well maintained cottage with lots of original features. Nice seating area outside and a short walk to the beach at Praa with a food shop/ post office nearby. Might be w… More

1 Aug 2014


"Well equipped, spacious yet cosy cottage just over 5 minutes to beach."

Cottage is very spacious and full of character with everything you need. Praa Sands is an ideal base for visiting all of Wesr Cornwall and we found ourselves visiting The Sandbar most nights. Good… More

12 Jul 2014


"Lovely, well equipped cottage close to beach"

Just returned from a wonderful stay at this cottage. Was everything we had hoped for and just a short walk from the beach. A great mix of oldy worldy charm with modern bathrooms and well equipped ki… More

12 Jun 2014


"Beautiful Cottage"

We stayed here for the May half term. The cottage is enchanting with old stone walls, and creaky floorboards, window seats log burner etc. It has endless charm and character and you would happily live… More

29 May 2014



My wife and I stayed at Star Cottage for three nights for our first wedding anniversary. I booked the trip and it's safe to say that I earned serious brownie points as the beautiful cottage met o… More

Hi there, thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you back to Star Cottage soon!

22 Jun 2013


"Comfortable with all the facilities we could want"

7 friends stayed for a week. Everyone liked the "cottagy" style of the house. We were warm and cosy and the shower and bathrooms were very modern. We were delighted to find all the necessa… More

Thank you for your kind review of Star Cottage, we hope to welcome you back soon!

31 May 2013


"Brilliant location and beautiful property"

We stayed at Star Cottage in mid May as our first holiday with our 17 week old son. The cottage has absolutely everything that you could need for a self catering holiday and more!The cottage is beauti… More

30 Dec 2012


"Great location, Stunning cottage"

We rented Star Cottage for a long weekend in February and had a great time. It was the perfect base for us to explore the surrounding area - St Michael's Mount, Penzanze, St Ives. I had never bee… More

30 Dec 2012


"cosy cottage with a great beach close by"

Stayed here over an Easter weekend - a little further than we would normally travel for a long weekend but with an early start and latish finish the journey was fine. The cottage is finished well, if … More

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