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Probably the best positioned house in South West Cornwall

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Rinsey Head is a comfortably appointed, spacious family home with stunning views

Probably the best positioned house in South West Cornwall, located on an unspoiled stretch of coast near Porthleven; with breathtaking views to the Lizard to the east and across to Lands End to the west. The house perches on the edge of Rinsey Head and sits in grounds of approximately 30 acres making the house completely private – you feel almost like you are on your own island! Rinsey Head was built in the early twentieth century and is architecturally designed to maximise the views in every direction.

Rinsey Head is a comfortably appointed, spacious family home, which exudes a real sense of adventure; on a beautiful summer day relax on the patio and drink in the views whilst a variety of seabirds circle above or on a wild Cornish day snuggle up in the cosy living room and watch the waves crashing below.

Outside: There is parking outside the front door for at least 3 cars, and plenty of room along the upper part of the driveway for a number of other cars. There is a patio area, accessed through a glass door by the sitting room, an ideal spot for sundowners or a barbeque in the evening. The house is surrounded (on 3 sides) by private land, largely in its natural state, growing a mixture of wild flowers, heather, bracken and gorse. The coastline either side of the house is owned by the National Trust.

Beautiful Rinsey beach can be accessed from the house and slightly further along the coastal path (15 – 20 minute walk or less than 10 minute drive) is the spectacular mile long sandy beach at Praa Sands. The property is a haven for walkers being situated on the coastal path with fabulous walks on both sides.

Facilities & Services: Inclusive electricity, central heating and wifi broadband. The house is fully cleaned before your arrival and all bed linen, towels and beach towels are included in the price.

Miscellaneous: Due to the nature of this spectacular location whilst welcome at Rinsey Head young children must be strictly supervised at all times, the owners cannot take responsibility for safety in the grounds of the house. Pets considered, changeover day Friday.

More Details

Property Manager
Phay MacDowel
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Phay MacDowel

This unique property is lovingly managed by Stylish Cornish Cottages, a small family run business. We have been providing holidays in West Cornwall for a little over 10 years now, and nothing is too much trouble when it comes to your holiday! We live in West Cornwall so know the house and the area inside out, any questions you may have or any experiences / advice you want booked we can do so for you.

Why Phay MacDowel chose Breage

Rinsey Head is a totally unique property in an unrivalled location. Perched dramatically on the granite outcrop of Rinsey Head the house has 360 views across Mounts Bay; from the Lizard in the East and Lands End in the West. Perfect all year round with open fires, central heating and incredible storm watching and sunset viewing opportunities!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house with its special layout of almost 360 degree views and rooms well separated and bathrooms for all was just right for us. Big sitting room where the children spent hours playing monopoly on the large table. We bought wood and they made fires. But the house was warm and cosy anyway. No-one ever turned on the TV.

We enjoyed all our meals in the dining room with its long table and picture window and there was plenty of room for us all. By the last day we were even able to sit on the terrace for our ‘sundowners’ and watch the sunset.

It really is a PERFECT holiday place. And lovely to be inside that house I had looked at for much of my life on Cornish holidays at Praa sands. And the views on all sides!! And the meadow pipits in the grass, shags on the rocks below, rabbits on the road, and – some of us saw a dolphin!

Many thanks for making it so lovely and for the flowers and crumpets both much appreciated.
Oct 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Praa Sands
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Penzance
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Rinsey
Car: recommended

Probably the best positioned house in South West Cornwall, located on an unspoiled stretch of coast near Porthleven; with breathtaking views to the Lizard to the east and across to Lands End to the west. The house perches on the edge of Rinsey Head and sits in grounds of approximately 30 acres making the house completely private – you feel almost like you are on your own island! Rinsey Head was built in the early twentieth century and is architecturally designed to maximise the views in every direction.

Rinsey Head is a comfortably appointed, spacious family home, which exudes a real sense of adventure; on a beautiful summer day relax on the patio and drink in the views whilst a variety of seabirds circle above or on a wild Cornish day snuggle up in the cosy living room and watch the waves crashing below.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Breage in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • A Booking Form must be completed before the booking can be finalised, it will be emailed directly once the details are agreed.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Family bathroom with two other ensuite bathrooms and a separate loo
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed
  • First Floor: Wide oak staircase leads up from the hallway, there are two double bedrooms both double aspect with stunning views; one has a super king bed and modern white ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over; the second is a very spacious room with king size bed and a more traditional ensuite shower room. There is also another family bathroom and good sized single bedroom with basin. Second Floor: A large bedroom with two single beds and one set of bunk beds; there is a wash hand basin and two incredible arched windows. The room evokes the spirit of Enid Blyton and would be a firm favourite with any children in the party!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
From the entrance hallway; there is a downstairs cloakroom with space to hang coats and store boots, wetsuits, surf boards etc. The reception rooms are found down a short flight of oak steps, the double aspect sitting room has spectacular views over Rinsey on one side and Praa Sands / Prussia Cove on the other, there is a large flat screen TV if you can tear yourself away from the windows. There is a well equipped kitchen with traditional two oven aga, separate gas hob, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. Leading off the kitchen is a dining room with another large picture window with more astonishing views of both sea and Wheal prosper engine house at Rinsey. Due to the nature of this spectacular location whilst welcome at Rinsey Head young children must be strictly supervised at all times, the owners cannot take responsibility for safety in the grounds of the house. Pets considered, changeover day Friday.

Reviews

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5

Outstanding location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a group of 9 friends, and had the perfect week holiday. Would recommend st michaels mount for a day trip, and the two beaches on either side of the house. Also some stunning walks.

Could not recommend staying here more! Incredible location, amazing house, beautiful beaches, well cleaned and maintained, and a good price for what you get! 5*s all round, will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

Best location for holiday house we've booked in co

  • 5 of 5

We've been back three times now and had a wonderful stay each time. We were born and brought up in Cornwall and now moved away but when we come back for holidays Rinsey Head House is the best location we have found it's simply epic. We hope that it remains a holiday let because it's our favourite place to stay. The house is always warm and clean and well equipped. Although not large it's very comfortable for up to 10 persons staying and having enough space without being cramped. One very small suggestion to improve it even more would be to move the washing machine out of the ancillary bedroom and have it in the downstairs cloakroom or better still in the garage if possible.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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5

Unforgettable place!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we spotted Rinsey Head house as we approached on the cliff-top drive we didn't want to leave. The house is the perfect base from which to explore a lovely part of Cornwall. From beach and country walks to Medieval church wall paintings and mining heritage there is always something to do whatever the weather. We also spent a large amount of time with eyes glued to telescopes and binoculars as the views from the house over the sea are absolutely breathtaking.

The house itself is clean, warm and comfortable with a really well equipped kitchen.

It's the sort of place that should be booked up years in advance and part of me doesn't want to share how wonderful it was in case it gets too busy and we can't come back.

If you want a holiday you will never forget then book this house. I promise you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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5

Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a brilliant week staying at this magnificent house perched on right on the edge at Rinsey Head.

The house is right on the coastal path with just a ten minute walk down to Rinsey Cove which is a lovely little cove, and Praa Sands , which has a good mile of stunning sands as well as a pretty cool beach bar ie The Sand Bar.

When you first see the house from the top of the long drive, it takes you breath away! The house is a magnificent home. Once inside, every room has amazing sea views from every window. The outside patio is unbelievable. There are sea views and sea views, this is the latter! It reminded me abit of the view from Fira in Santorini. I could have spent the whole week sat on the patio looking out towards the Lizard and Lands End .

The house was also immaculately clean throughout. It's sort of on 4 floors but the layout is really good as if you open up the lounge doors. Then it sort of becomes open plan as the large dining room and kitchen are all together off the main lounge. The house is warm and cozy. Loved the Aga.! It was too warm to light the real fires ( it was July) would imagine in Winter it would be nice watching the waves smashing around the cliff whilst curled up with the fires on.

What's upsetting is the fact that I don't think we could ever find another location like this one. Would definitely want to return, it's just the fact it took us over 10 hours to get back to Derbyshire. However, it was worth it!

Many thanks to both Janathan and Phay for letting us stay at you stunning house

Nigel , Jakki & Norman ( dog )

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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5

Romantic location cannot be surpassed!

  • 5 of 5

Simply fantastic to spend either a family/friends holiday, or as in our case, a super romantic time for two. We loved the house, the views, cooking with the AGA, and found some great and fun places to eat in the nice neighbouring villages. We therefore highly recommend Rinsey Head, and if you would like to see it "in action", watch Ghostwriter, a TV movie written by Rosamunde Pilcher.

There is only one but: the weather is mild, but not great. Over seven nights, we had one single sunset.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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5

Incredible beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Hi, I ´m lost for words... This property is the best I ever stayed in my live! Time was running away. It was hard for us to make excursions because we didn´t want to live the house every day. Also the service from Phay and Jonathan (house managers) was absolutly great! Thank you very much and we will be back soon!

Thomas R.

Munich, Germany

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Breage, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November/December
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 5 nights
From
£270
£1,110
 
 
Xmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,220
for 7 nights
£2,220
 
 
January/February
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£810
for 3 nights
From
£270
£1,110
 
 
February Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 5 nights
From
£355
£1,325
 
 
February/March
23 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£828
for 3 nights
From
£276
£1,138
 
 
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,135
for 5 nights
From
£427
£1,600
 
 
April
20 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 3 nights
From
£342
£1,415
 
 
May
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,365
for 5 nights
From
£473
£1,970
 
 
Summer Half Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,403
for 7 nights
£2,403
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,460
for 5 nights
From
£492
£2,054
 
 
June
15 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
June
22 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,331
for 7 nights
£2,331
 
 
July
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,609
for 7 nights
£2,609
 
 
July
6 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
for 7 nights
£2,775
 
 
School Summer Holidays
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,108
for 7 nights
£3,108
 
 
September
31 Aug 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
September/October
14 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,340
for 4 nights
From
£335
£1,388
 
 
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 5 nights
From
£400
£1,665
 
 
November/December
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£828
for 3 nights
From
£276
£1,138
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,725
for 5 nights
From
£545
£2,276
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

Rinsey Head is dog friendly - dogs are charged at £20 per pet
A booking form will need to be completed in order to finalise the booking, this will be emailed directly once details have been agreed and confirmed.
Our changeover day is Friday, this can be flexible out of peak times - arrival from 4.00pm, departure by 10.00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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