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The Studio

Rinsey Cove, near Praa Sands, Cornwall (Ref. 976565)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Very impressed with cottage."

    Clean, warm, comfy beds, spacious. Kitchen very well equipped, with welcome treats on arrival. Great garden , lovely & sheltered from wind. Perfect walking country, dogs had a great time. Large parking area, although driving through gate was a challenge, but not impossible! Brilliant week in your cottage , thanks.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "We always enjoy staying at The Studio."

    Tastefully converted, minimalist white walls with pleasing art and studio pottery, always cleaned to a good standard. Easy access to the coast path, although the public footpath to the side of the cottage does compromise privacy on the rear patio. This time we felt the bed in the main bedroom seemed too firm, possibly compressed through the sheer volume of guests using it so this may need looking at. Also 9am departure is just far too early (it doesn't take 8 hours to clean a property to C19 compliant standard!) . But overall, a good place to stay!

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

  • "Really loved the cottage and the location is perfect."

    Beautifully prepped for my arrival. Thanks for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2022

  • "The cottage was really lovely and such a perfect location, right on the coastal path."

    The underfloor heating was truly great. It was probably even better than the photos indicated, so it was a joy to arrive to and we really enjoyed our stay. However it was frustrating that there were no logs or means of lighting the wood burner especially as the description said a bag of logs would be provided. Simple things, but they make so much difference ! Not relevant to a winter rental but the outdoor furniture looked somewhat tired.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had a lovely time during your stay and were able to enjoy both the property and its location. We are sorry that the starter pack of logs, kindling and fire lighters were not provided, this was an oversight, please do accept our apologies. We very much hope that you might return to stay again and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2021

  • "Another nice and quite week at the studio with great views, lovely and warm, great to see the bats and garden birds, looking forward to our next visit."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Lovely property as others mentioned tight to get in the gate but we managed with a 4x4."

    So easy to solve by widening the opening. Lovely private big garden for the dog. A coffee machine & BBQ Woild be a nice addition as would an upgrade of garden furniture. People mentioned small tv. I tend to agree but wouldn’t put me off. Probably the nicest property we have had so far and we’re on our 10th or so. Would go back but not at the inflated prices for 2022

    Reviewed by BazSep 2021

  • "The studio was a fabulous place to spend a week."

    It was well equipped and we particularly appreciated all of the extra touches, even the little things like spare loo rolls! We loved playing in the garden and walking didn’t to either Rinsey Cove or Praa Sands. The private parking is great; like others gage said you just need to be careful getting in and out - but we managed it daily in our estate car so it is doable. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Not enough storage/furniture in upstairs bedroom (& only 4 hangers?! - always an issue at holiday cottages!) x

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2021

  • "The cottage itself is OK but nothing exceptional."

    Given that there is an eight hour "cleaning" period between renters on a Saturday I was surprised that it was dusty in places with cobwebs in some corners. The upstairs en-suite shower is small and larger people might struggle fitting through the narrow gap between the glass sliding doors. On the other hand, the downstairs shower is excellent. A box of biscuits and a bottle of wine had been left for us, a nice touch, thank you. The TV is a little small by modern standards and it made watching the Euro's Final even more edge of the seat. The main problem is access to the cottage. You expect narrow roads in Cornwall, so the mile or more of tight single track road to the cottage wasn't a surprise. Facing the 90 degree turn into the cottage driveway, between solid stone walls, in our average sized family car was a challenge. Unless you drive a FIAT 500, you will have to manoeuver (very carefully) between the stone gate way to one side and the stone wall to the other. And if you decide to park on a rough piece of grass just up from the gateway, the neighbour's get the hump and plant large lumps of rock on it, while your out the next day. Some people love this cottage, but we'll look elsewhere next we are in Cornwall.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The owners have confirmed that the driveway was originally measured to allow a builders van through and most customers seem to access the parking space without any issues. If guests are at all concerned they can leave their car parked by the gate instead which is a public highway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Perfect if you want to enjoy the coastal scenery and escape the crowds.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "As previously reviewed, on a beach -type holiday a line outside to dry towels would be useful as would some oven gloves to retrieve food safely from oven."

    Also it could be pointed out that the entrance turn is very tight between walls- we had to leave our rather long car on the grassy lane even though there is lots of room outside cottage. Other than that it is a lovely cottage in a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2021

  • "The dog poo bin was not at the property, unless it was the large black plastic dustbin."

    If it is the poo bin then can a label be attached to state that is what it is for please. An outside wirly gig washing line and pegs would be a good addition.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2021

  • "The Studio is a very relaxing property."

    Great kitchen, in which we spent most of our time. The under floor heating meant it was always warm and comfortable. The access to the coastal walks made for a great all round holiday with our dog. Good WiFi, and the welcome goodies were appreciated. The gates are not dog safe and are the only thing that could be improved. A genuinely lovely property that we would use again.

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2021

  • "Helpful Holidays lived up to their name when a family illness threatened our holiday - they were friendly and efficient in helping us explore our options with the accommodation owner."

    The property is lovely, in a stunning location and with everything you need for a great holiday. The under floor heating is great to return to and we were never short of hot water. The property wasn't super clean on arrival but it wasn't really dirty either. There was only a small bag of kindling and two logs for the wood burner whereas, I think, a full basket was mentioned. Recycling instructions could be clearer and the bins labelled.

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything that you could need to hand in a wonderful location"

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2020

  • "Really enjoyed staying here having known it as a child when it was the potter and artist’s studio."

    It has been beautifully renovated and extended and the location on the clifftop is wonderful. Our only real complaint was the 3 mugs and three wine glasses, particularly as this feedback had already been given by a guest the previous month....we ended up buying extra!

    Reviewed by WillAug 2020

  • "We were very pleased with our accommodation."

    Here are some improvements... There were only 3 mugs and 3 wine glasses. For a house sleeping 4, I think there should be at least 6 mugs. Ony one sunbed... Two would be nice. Thanks

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our holiday so much that we booked for the October half term whilst we were there"

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2020

  • "Great place and location is amazing."

    Just as a footnote, loads of car space but can be a tight squeeze for larger cars or difficult for inexperienced drivers.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2020

  • "The cottage was a real treat."

    Beautifully equipped and very peaceful...….except when the wind blew !!! Still what do you expect in February. The dog really loved the underfloor heating after a soggy walk. Will revisit later this year

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very warm."

    The equipment in kitchen was all spotless (no tatty used pans etc). It is in a fabulous position right on the coast path and local pubs are fairly nearby. Views from the upstairs bedroom are lovely, looking out to sea. Bathrooms are spotless and water is hot and showers very efficient. Very efficient little log burner in the lounge. Nice sheltered garden which must be super in the warm weather. Plenty of car parking. Highly recommend this cottage. T&J Seeger + Beezley the mutt

    Reviewed by AnthonyJan 2020

  • "It was a wonderful cottage and very clean and the owner was very helpful and ..."

    It was a wonderful cottage and very clean and the owner was very helpful and made us feel very welcome would definitely recommend this place to all my family and friends i would definitely give it five stars

    Reviewed by EricNov 2019

  • "The Studio is the perfect place to relax unwind and soak up all the beauty that Cornwall has in abundance."

    Positioned a minute from the coast path, you can walk west or east . The cottage has far reaching views out to the Atlantic. It's a haven for nature lovers with cliffs decked in wildflowers and fluttering butterflies. We saw Choughs ,Seals and Dolphins. Rinsey cove has a beautiful tidal beach which an agile dog can go on without restriction and is a minute walk from the cottage. You can leave the car on the drive for the week if you desire. The cottage has everything you need and is perfect in every way. This was our second stay. Don't change a thing and thank you.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall."

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2019

  • "This is a superb holiday house, with a wonderful coastal location and delightful interior."

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2019

  • "Having holidayed together for nearly 20 years without husbands my friend and I have stayed in many holiday cottages and The Studio was possibly the cleanest we have stayed in."

    The cottage had a good feel to it and the size of the well-equipped kitchen/diner was a pleasant surprise. The showers were easy to use, which was a relief as sometimes you almost need an instruction manual, and the beds were comfortable. It was perfect in every way except one and the only reason I haven't given it full marks for comfort is that the sofa in the kitchen has possibly seen better days and the seat cushions need firmer replacements. The kitchen was full of light during the day and as this was to be a holiday of relaxation I liked to read while my friend did a jigsaw but it was more comfortable to sit at the table. I appreciate, though, that most people probably wouldn't spend as long in the kitchen as we did, but it was such a spacious light room. The Studio's proximity to the coastal path and to many places of interest made it the perfect base for exploring west Cornwall but with the weather as good as it was last week we were in no hurry to go out every day and enjoyed having our morning coffee sitting in the sun in the garden looking out over the sea. My friend's son stayed in a Sykes cottage in north Cornwall earlier this year and was also very impressed with the standard of accommodation. Based on his recommendation we booked a Sykes holiday in north Somerset for next year and now that we have stayed at The Studio we are looking at other Sykes Cottages for future holidays.

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2019

  • "Can't control the weather but a really nice house and friendly folk"

    Reviewed by JeffMar 2019

  • "We had been to the cottage before, and loved it, but this time we introduced a member of my family to staying there."

    She said it far outweighed what she was expecting, even from our description.

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2018

  • "The Studio could do with a really good winter clean, the place is also starting to get a bit tatty around the edges, damp and peeling paint near the windows."

    The oven could also use a good clean. ***Owner Response*** Thank you for taking the time to complete feedback following your recent stay at The Studio. We've spoken to the owner, who has confirmed that following an extremely busy season, a deep clean and redecoration will be completed during the following month.The feedback we receive for The Studio is overwhelmingly positive and we are confident any issues highlighted are a result of a busy 2018.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2018

  • "Very Clean spacious comfortable cottage , right on the coastal footpath , superb views and great coastal walks particularly to praa sands approx."

    1.5 miles away . The cottage has all the facilities you would want . Really enjoyed the stay . The only issue with the cottage is if like me you have a large car it is testing getting in and out of the driveway , having said that it is doable but you need to take care as there are stone walls on both sides of the access.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Just wonderful."

    Amazing cottage, 1st class fixtures and fittings. We will be back .

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2018

  • "We've booked cottages through Helpful Holidays for many years, and The Studio comes up top!"

    Everything about the cottage was just great in terms of rooms, style, design, comfort, cleanliness and location. The welcome cake, flowers and Cava was a lovely way to start our holiday. We will definitely be back. Many thanks Annette and John

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Fabulous location a short pàth from the garden takes you straight onto the coastal path."

    Cottage has everything you could possibly want so well stocked. Rinsey is a small quiet hamlet in a great location

    Reviewed by DebraAug 2018

  • "It would have been environmentally friendly to have a green bin, so that paper and plastics could be re-cycled without us having either to take to a local re-cycling centre or take back home with us."

    The access to the properties driveway was challenging if, as we have, an estate car! Superb location with great sea views and a lovely garden in which to relax in.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2018

  • "The location of The Studio is perfect for walks from the door step."

    We (+one dog) had a very comfortable stay. Clive was very helpful.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2018

  • "I would have thought a warning or photo of entrance as any vehicle over car size would struggle for access."

    The property was as i hoped it would be and the location perfect yet another good property from Helpful Holidays

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite shower room and sea view, 1 x ground floor twin bedroom (zip-linkable to 6' double)
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area and French windows overlooking the terrace and garden
  • Sitting room with large granite inglenook and wood burning stove
  • Utility
  • Ground floor wet-room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking.

The property

Tucked away next to the Coast Path leading down to Rinsey Cove and mine, is The Studio, a detached cottage with fantastic far-reaching views over Mount’s Bay and west Cornwall.

Previously used as an art studio by a renowned artist, it has been beautifully restored and renovated.

Enter through large private gates, cross a sweeping courtyard and head into the big kitchen/dining room with tiled floor and French windows overlooking the terrace and garden.

Three steps lead down to the stylish sitting room which has a wooden floor and large granite inglenook with a wood burning stove.

Also on this level is a pretty twin bedroom (zip-linkable to 6' double) and shower-room.

Open tread pine stairs take you to the first floor and a double bedroom with en suite shower-room and views out to sea and across the countryside.

Outside, the garden is private, peaceful and relaxing with a stone terrace with table and chairs, lawn, shrubs and trees.

Just a few yards from the Coast Path, The Studio has fantastic walking from the front door.

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 village of Porthleven is a real foodie destination, with interesting shops, cafes and restaurants sitting around its pretty harbour.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen / Dining Lounge Shower Room Twin Bedroom Utility

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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