Summers Rest

Praa Sands, Cornwall (Ref. 959534)

  • Rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Set just above the grassy dunes which run the length of Praa Sands beach is Summers Rest, a well presented ground floor apartment with comfortable accommodation for four.

The mile long stretch of sandy beach is a favourite with families and surfers alike with lifeguard patrol during the summer months. The Sandbar perched above the beach offers refreshments overlooking the crashing waves whilst the adjacent family friendly Beach Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch during high season. There is also a small shop and post office within easy reach of the apartment.

Intrepid walkers will enjoy easy access to the South West Coast Path with Porthleven approximately 5 miles to the east and Marazion 5 miles to the west. Praa Sands is also home to a golf club where all nine tees enjoy spectacular sea views and visitors are welcome. A trip along the south coast to Penzance is most worthwhile, the town is the capital of west Cornwall and is home to many art galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Sitting on the edge of Mounts Bay, the town is the gateway to the Lands End peninsula. From Penzance visitors can hop on a train to the quintessential north coastal resort of St Ives where pretty cottages line the narrow winding streets around the harbour. The town is famous as home to galleries including the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth museum.

Summers Rest has a calming neutral colour scheme throughout creating a relaxing atmosphere. The sitting room has a wood burning stove for the cooler evenings whilst summer nights can be spent in the conservatory overlooking the garden at the front. There are two bedrooms, a snug double and a twin which share a family bathroom. The enclosed garden at the front of the apartment has a terrace with garden furniture plus a small lawn. Parking for one car is available in a nearby garage.

Accommodation

All on one level. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area in conservatory.

Amenities

Central heating with wood burning stove. Electric oven and hob. Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Parking for 1 car. Enclosed garden and patio with furniture. 1 well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop/pub 1 mile. Beach 20 mins walk.

About the location

PRAA SANDS

Marazion 4.5 miles ; Helston 6 miles ; Porthleven 5 miles

The village of Praa Sands sits on the south coast in between Helston and Marazion. Praa Sands is known for its mile-long sandy beach and excellent surfing conditions. There is a bar/restaurant overlooking the beach – the perfect spot for lunch with a view or sunset drinks – a Post Office and general stores, beach cafe with fish & chips, and a beach/surf shop stocked with everything you could need for a great day at the beach. Praa Sands is also home to a Golf and Country Club, from where the most wonderful sea vista can be enjoyed whilst you play. Just inland from the beach is Pengersick Castle, the tower of which dates back to the 16th century. It is said that Pengersick is haunted, and that the ghost of a monk has been seen wandering the grounds! The house at Pengersick is rumoured to be the birth place of John Carter, the self styled King of Prussia and a tunnel which leads from the house to the beach was apparently once used by smugglers.