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Rinsey Cove, near Praa Sands, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Evergreen is an absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful and quiet location."

    Great for coastal and dog walks. Loads of fantastic places to eat or buy fish in Newlyn to cook up a real treat. The house is well equipped and beautifully styled with lots of home comforts.

    Alistair, Thank you so much for your lovely kind words, I’m so pleased you had a wonderful restful break and perhaps one day you will return. Many thanks Brigitte Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Nov 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area and had many seal sightings."

    Rinsey Cove is a very much a scramble to get down but very beautiful and Praa is also lovely just under 20 min walk to the beach and then further to the lifeguard zone. The cottage is quirky and comfortable and has everything you need for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Dave3.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house, we had a wonderful break , thank you"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous location and such a comfortable, homely cottage."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our holiday was wonderful."

    We loved the cottage. We picked it because of the decor and were not disappointed. It is also central to lots of lovely places

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property with lovely views and great walks on the door step - cottage was ..."

    Lovely property with lovely views and great walks on the door step - cottage was clean and well provisioned - great that dogs were welcomed - thank you

    Hi Paul I’m so pleased you had a lovely time experiencing all that this part of Cornwall has to offer and that you enjoyed staying in Evergreen. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Warmest wishes Brigitte Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great location."

    Welcoming gifts were really appreciated. We loved our stay. The main bathroom could do with a standing shower or shower plinth but aside this small issue, it’s a very good property.

    Thank you so much for your comments, we agree a shower in the main bathroom would be excellent unfortunately there is not the headroom for one. I hope you enjoyed using the ground floor one though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2022

  • "We just had a wonderful week staying at ‘Evergreen’."

    A short drive from the main road, brings you to a small Hamlet. The cottage looks ‘picture postcard’ and sits proudly on a little green. The cottage itself is a bit tired, but very cosy. Low ceilings would make anyone over 5’ 10”, a bit of a challenge! The Galley kitchen, whilst well equipped, is not user friendly, for instance, the dishwasher is in the adjoining ‘utility’ room, so we found it easier washing up. There is not much room for storing non perishables, though the tall fridge was a godsend. The utility room with adjoining shower room, was great for decamping after a day at the beach. The staircase leading upstairs is not for someone with impaired mobility. Bedrooms are very cosy, beds super comfy and we all slept incredibly well. The bathroom is VERY tired. Polystyrene ceiling tiles?! Old bath and loo. Mixer tap shower head. Horrible blind. We managed ok, but it could be so much better. View from bathroom is stunning. We were a party of 5, including a 6 year old. I felt it would have been a bit of a squeeze with another couple. The location is absolutely amazing. Short walk to the coastal path that leads to a secret cove, (not for impaired mobility). Praa Sands a 10 min walk/drive, amazing for families. A Short drive takes you to, The Lizard, St Michaels Mount, Porthleven etc. ‘Flambards’ 15 mins away. So much more to see and do, a week was not enough!

    Thank you for your valuable feedback, we will attempt to address your concerns where possible. Work has already started on the bathroom and will continue when there is a free week in November. I’m sorry that you hadn’t seen from the photos that the cottage has a galley kitchen and what a pity you hadn’t noticed the huge cupboard for dry provisions, opposite the door, that would have made things a lot easier for you, I’m sure. I’m so pleased you found the beds super comfy and all managed to sleep incredibly well. Rinsey cove is still one of the few coves in Cornwall where you are allowed to take your dogs to all year round, we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location just a short walk to the delightful Rinsey Cove."

    Really comfortable with lots of personal touches that give it real character. A variety of outside spaces to relax during the day. Benefits from a nice downstairs shower room and decent Utility space. A cosy sitting room / dining area that would I am sure be super cosy in winter. Direct contact with the owner was also much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, well located, lovely walks from the property, and within easy reach of some of Cornwall's best beaches and towns."

    Well presented and spotlessly clean. We especially appreciated the mid-holiday linen change and bathroom clean.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2022

  • "Garden was overgrown and in need of attention"

    Thank you so much for having alerting me to the overgrown grass situation, I have been in contact with the gardener to discover that he has been in hospital for a lengthy stay and indeed is still unwell. Thanks to you, I can now sort this! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ricci4.7May 2022

  • "Evergreen was a really lovely cottage and very clean."

    There were vases of wild flowers and a bottle of Prosecco to greet us which was a very nice touch. One of the double rooms had a bed that was very soft and the picture showed nothing behind the cottage when there is actually a large house, but these things did not affect our enjoyment. The area was great for walking and very quiet. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Very well equipped, made to feel very welcome indeed and had the most wonderful welcome touches of some bubbly and fresh flowers. The cottage had a lovely feel and just everything you need for a wonderful stay. As keen walkers the location was perfect for the South West coastal path, access to Penzance, Lizard, Lands End and many more gorgeous coves and coasts. Thank you very much to such communicative hosts who provided lots of invaluable information.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in a beautiful position."

    Easy access to fantastic coastal walks. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is such a beautiful cottage."

    Clean, cosy, comfy, well equipped. Friendly owner, great communication. Highly recommended :)

    Hi Lisa Thank you so much for your lovely kind words, I’m so pleased you had a wonderful time in Rinsey x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful, cosy and well equipped cottage, which had everything we could have asked for, including spare dog leads, brushes and bowls!"

    Situated a short walk from the sea making it ideal for scenic South West Costal Path walks and an ideal base for West Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time - the cottage was lovely, location very peaceul but also convenient to explore Cornwall from."

    We would recommend this lovely cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week at Evergreen, as a family of four we really enjoyed ourselves."

    The cottage is in a perfect location for visiting all that West Cornwall has to offer and is in a great spot for exploring the coastal path, only a few minutes walk down to the lovely cove. Brigitte was very helpful when I asked for local advice & gave us some great links of things to do in the area. The beds were a little soft for our liking, which is just our personal preference, everything else was spot on. Many thanks for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage, well equipped and in a great location for accessing the coastal path, beaches or nipping across to the north coast."

    The cottage is a delight to be in, beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, a light living room and a lovely garden. We've stayed in lots of cottages in Devon and Cornwall but this one was the best. AL

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "One of our best holidays!"

    This spacious cottage was exquisitely furnished yet homely. We were able to relax instantly. It was a joy! Comfy beds, comfy sofas, log fire, well equipped kitchen, beautiful garden, pretty outlook. The owner was lovely- great comes, most pleasant. We would return in a heartbeat if it wasn’t solidly booked!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

  • "An enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage in a super location, could not be faulted."

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.1Oct 2020

  • "From the delicious homemade scones and prosecco, to the luxurious White Company pure linen bedding and the gorgeous shabby chic furnishings and arts and crafts, this cottage delighted in every way."

    The kitchen, although small, was far better equipped than almost every place we have ever stayed in (and that is a lot), with a great range cooker, endless hot water and superb appliances. We stayed in October and the central heating was really efficient - already on for our arrival with logs and kindling for the fire. The house was cosy and warm with no trace of damp, and we looked forward to returning every afternoon to enjoy sharing good food and wine and playing games at the large dining table and relaxing in front of the fire. Perfect for dogs, they can enter via the back door which opens into the utility room which is spacious and warm with a hardy floor for wet and muddy hounds to dry and clean up in before enjoying the fireside! (works for muddy/sandy humans too - with shower adjoining utility!!). We could hear the sea on quiet nights and the location was peaceful and safe for pets and children. Two of our party had very successful fishing from the rocks off Rinsey Cove at high tide. It was a longer and steeper climb down to the cove than we expected, so be prepared to give yourself a workout. We really loved Evergreen and would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Oct 2020

  • "We loved our time at Evergreen and will hopefully return in the near future."

    The only thing we would suggest is making the sofas in the lounge a bit higher, we found it difficult to get out of them!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Evergreen is the most beautiful cottage."

    All of the antique French furnishings add a dash of luxury to what is already a very pretty cottage. It is also very near so many places of interest. From the cottage we went to Porthleven, Mousehole, St. Agnes, St. Ives and crossed by ferry from Falmouth to St. Mawes. We also visited the Minack Theatre. It would be very difficult to find a better home from home than this!!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2019

  • "Evergreen is a charming, cosy cottage and very well equipped."

    It is within walking distance of a lovely cove with breathtaking views and Rinsey itself is very well placed for visiting the area. Three generations of my family stayed here and we all loved it and had a wonderful holiday and I have no hesitation in recommending it.

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Jul 2019

  • "It is a lovely cottage on a very quiet area."

    Very close to the beach but not an easy walk down to it and not suitable for people with poor mobility, as are the stairs in cottage. it i think both of these things should be mentioned. Apart from that its an amazing place to have a relaxing holiday, spotlessly clean and s lovely garden

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely home in a lovely location, close to lots of National Trust sites."

    . we will return!!

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful, well appointed home."

    Felt very cosy with small luxuries like faux fur throws, hot water bottles for each bed, plenty of deep soft pillows, and a great kitchen ( v small but everything you need is there): Le Creuset cookware, lovely crockery. The owner has a fine artistic eye and the home has wonderful pieces of furniture and pottery. Has board games, DVDs and a few books too. Not ‘on’ the coast paths but only a 3 min walk diwn a quiet path. You can see the sea from the bedrooms at the front of the house. Spectacular beaches/path. Praa Sands is a lovely long sandy beach, coast path to Porthleven is wild and rugged but easily walkable. Worth the walk for a pub lunch/fish and chips sitting on the harbour front. Space for all your walking gear and to do your washing/drying in a roomy utility area if needed. Our dog loved it. Lovely touch: dog bowls, poo bags and dog chews provided. Sitting room has a log fire too. We would definitely recommend this house. Only one negative that you can’t do anything about: relatively low ceiling in sitting room for my husband but he’s 6ft 3....we all loved the house though!

    Reviewed by Yasmin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautifully decorated homely cottage."

    Right on the costal path ideal for walks with stunning views. Well equipped and ideally situated to explore Cornwall. The most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. A lovely personal touch with a bottle of bubbly and a scrummy homemade cake. Very sad to leave this beautiful cottage xxxx

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Feb 2019

  • "Evergreen was totally amazing, we spent a week here and wished it was longer."

    The walk to Praa Sands was very enjoyable for both us and the dogs. Beautiful cottage with everything that you could need to hand. We will be staying here again. Rinsey was totally magical

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2018

  • "My family had a totally BRILLIANT week in Evergreen."

    ..... it was beautiful, comfortable, with all mod cons, everything we could need indoors, and out......even an indoor grapevine dripping grapes ! It was cosy inside for quiet times, and fun to hold a party outside in the garden with great barbecue equipment. We also appreciated the Welcome on the table of homemade cakes and a bottle of Bubbly ! And of course Rinsey is a great location for a holiday, right on the Coastal Path, and with Rinsey Cove just below, the perfect beach with sand And Rockpools....... A Big Thank you to the Owners for creating such a wonderful space to relax and enjoy a perfect holiday week.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had such a fabulous time at Evergreen."

    A beautiful cottage in the most amazing location only a stones throw from Rinsey Cove and the coastal path. The cottage was so clean and comfortable, we couldn't have wished for a more relaxing holiday. A real gem on the Cornish coastline. We will most certainly be back for another holiday as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Murray5.0Jun 2018

  • "The interior is very comfortable and stylish with plenty of equipment."

    The rear garden is small and overlooked, so not secluded. The boot sale mentioned by the owner in notes could be amplified as a selling point, as it is very big and varied, well worth going to. It would be useful if some notes could be left about the local eateries/pubs as clients have not left that info. Overall a good location, with quick access on to the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2018

  • "Evergreen is set in a small hamlet of Rinsey just minutes from the footpath that leads you to the coastal path."

    The house is ideal for two to four people, but due to the small amount of downstairs living space (lounge and kitchen) I think six would have been too much. I think that this should be noted in your review for Helpful Holidays. The beds were very comfortable and the house clean with nice touches of scones, jam, cream, milk and a bottle of wine left for our arrival. It is ideal place for walking and touring, and we would love to return to this area again.

    Reviewed by Gillian Judith4.7May 2018

  • "We loved it, loved the cottage, Margaret was helpful and smashing, we had gorgeous weather for the most part but ideally, feel the bathrooms could do with a little updating."

    Upstairs shower was as good as useless except for a dwarf, and the downstairs one was rather basic. But all in all, super. Thanks for everything. Jill Muir.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king size doubles, 1 x large single (4ft bed), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower and basin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove and dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Utility with WC
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking.

The property

Yards from the Coast Path which leads down to Rinsey Cove and within walking distance of the beach is Evergreen, a detached, Grade II listed cottage, with sweeping views over Mount’s Bay and west Cornwall.

This very special cottage is simply gorgeous.

Enter via a small porch, kick off your walking boots and proceed through the double front doors to the large open-plan sitting room where you'll find white-painted beams, beautiful French furnishings and a woodburning stove.

The dining area has a huge table with benches/chairs and is ideal for seating the whole family.

The sweet galley kitchen has a distinctive range-style cooker, and from here you access a porch which has a door to the garden.

Open tread stairs lead to four pretty bedrooms, two romantic king size doubles, one of which has views over the countryside; a single with a 4' antique French bed, and another single with ornate French bed.

They share a bright and airy bathroom, whilst on the ground floor there is a shower room.

Outside, is a large, peaceful and relaxing garden with a lovely summer house, lawns, shrubs and trees and a patio with a table/chairs and barbecue.

The hamlet of Rinsey comprises mostly granite cottages, a cliff-top engine house standing sentinel to its tin mining history and is a short walk from its own little cove, which is owned by the National Trust.

Nearby Praa Sands is one of Cornwall's finest sandy beaches and the extremely popular village of Porthleven, with interesting shops, cafes and restaurants sitting around its pretty harbour is within easy reach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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 birthplace 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.

Note: There is low head height on the landing (5'8" beams).
Note: Single bedroom suitable for a child only.
Note: Maximum of 5 adults plus either a child or baby