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Rinsey near Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 1018221)


Cornish Cottage Holidays rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Heather

    “Lovely location for walking from the cottage straight onto the the South Coast Path.”

    Rooms were clean and felt very homely, lovely touch when we arrived with cream and scones. Lovely, thankyou.

    Rooms were clean and felt very homely, lovely touch when we arrived with cream and scones. Lovely, thankyou.

    - Heather, November 2023

    Dear Heather, so glad you enjoyed your stay in Kernyk. It is a great base for walking and exploring 2 beautiful beaches. Thank you Judy Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double and a single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Ground floor Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player with DVDs, WiFi, a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed front, side and rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 1 mile, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: The double bed in the family room can only be accessed from one side, please consider this when booking
  • Please note: This property only accepts a Friday changeover.

The property

Porthleven 3.4 miles.

Enjoying a coastal spot with sea views is this lovely granite-stone, semi-detached cottage in the village of Rinsey on the south coast of Cornwall.

Near to the most southerly port Porthleven, this barn conversion offers a delightful base for a family or group of seven, with an array of bedrooms to suit a host of different parties.

Be welcomed into the first sitting room on arrival, where a multi fuel stove eagerly awaits you to get it fired up and then settle down on the sofas arranged around the hearth, a perfect spot to warm your toes after a winter coastal walk.

The kitchen/diner echoes a farmhouse style, with a wooden dining table presenting a place for all to gather for hearty breakfasts, quick lunches, or evening feasts with all hands on deck to help.

Use the range of excellent appliances to rustle up some tasty treats, while the French doors stand opened out to the garden on summer days as the children play in the garden.

Use the charming walled garden as a sanctuary at the end of the day with a glass of wine in hand as you admire the tranquillity of the area and reflect on another wonderful day.

The utility room holding the washing machine also lies on the ground floor along with the spacious family bathroom, offering a bath and a shower over.

Head upstairs to wind down with some evening TV in the second sitting room, sink into one of the two sofas beneath the wood-beamed apex ceiling with velux windows flooding in the natural light, and dual aspect windows providing views of both the countryside and the sea.

When it's time for some rest, find three bedrooms all providing pleasant sleeping spots, with a king-size room, a family room with a double and a single, and a twin, offering a layout great for many group types.

Completing the interior is a shower room which has a separate cloakroom with a basin and WC next door, so there's less waiting in line for the bathroom!

Begin exploring the area by spending time down on Rinsey Beach, travel down the footpath and man-made cut in the cliff to come to this secluded haven on the coast, with great fishing found off the rocks of the cove, while ‘Ray Pool’ provides a large tidal pool which is great for enjoying a pleasant swim.

Head to the historic village of Porthleven for your amenities and shops, with this settlement being the most southerly working port, you can purchase fresh catches for a delicious evening meal, or visit one of the village’s restaurants serving indulgent seafood.

Hop onto the South West Coastal Path which is practically on your doorstep, taking you to the charming village of Praa Sands with a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, or continue on to Marazion where you can stop in one of the restaurants to enjoy a meal backed by the sun going down on St Michael’s Mount after you’ve explored this tidal island which is home to a Norman church and a medieval castle.

Kernyk offers the perfect place to base yourself for a fantastic Cornish retreat.

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About the location


Helston 3 miles; Penzance 10 miles; Hayle 11 miles; St. Ives 17 miles; Falmouth 17.5 miles.

Porthleven is one of south west Cornwall’s hidden, coastal gems, located near Helston, famous for it's annual Flora Dance Festival. Situated between Lizard Point and Land’s End, Porthleven retains the feel of a traditional Cornish fishing village, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Cornish coastline. The iconic clock tower sits on the harbour entrance and the pubs, shops, cafés and restaurants cluster around the historic picturesque inner harbour, where there is plenty of boating and marine activity. With a warren of streets lined with classic Cornish, granite cottages, an extensive beach manned with lifeguards, the chance for alfresco dining in one of a number of well reviewed restaurants, and crabbing off the harbour, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round. Porthleven is building a reputation for eating out with a popular food festival established in the spring. Out of season, Porthleven has one of the best surf breaks in the country where you can sit down and get lost for hours watching the energetic surfers riding the waves. There are some fabulous hidden coves along this stretch of coastline, including Praa Sands, Poldhu Cove, and Rinsey, a magical setting for the more energetic. You may have even seen pictures of Porthleven on television, being one of the best spots in the UK for storm watching, with the crashing winter waves often being used as the backdrop to weather forecasts. Walkers will enjoy the South West Coast Path, adventuring west past Rinsey Head with spectacular views, or south across Loe Bar to Penrose Estate with it's National Trust cafe, and on to Gunwalloe Church Cove. Take a trip to the Isles of Scilly by boat or plane and marvel at the display of sub-tropical gardens at the stunning Tresco Abbey. The Eden Project near St. Austell offers an interesting day out. Porthleven is the ideal base for discovering the delights of west Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula.