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Sandbanks

(Ref. 1074901)

Praa Sands, Cornwall Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely high standard property in a lovely part of the world."

    Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous, so much so we are already looking to book again."

    Location is perfect and the house amenities top. Loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property is perfect, comfortable and in a superb location."

    We were not very lucky with the weather but still had a great time with our dog. Lovely family break.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had the most amazing time!"

    We were six family members plus a toddler and a dog. We were blessed with wonderful weather and made full use of the garden including BBQ and a brand new pizza oven. I contacted the owner prior to our visit as my husband has recently developed osteoarthritis and needed an extra stair rail on the main stairs and he was wonderfully understanding . He duly fitted an extra rail and we can't thank him enough! So kind.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a stunning location."

    We were a party of 10 - 6 adults and 4 children and the twin bedded rooms on the middle floor worked perfectly for the little ones with their parents safely tucked away downstairs and grandparents in the 1st floor feature main bedroom We used hot tub, sauna and barbecue on a number of occasions - particularly after a long day on the beach when the kids were bit chilly after many hours body boarding. House was well equipped throughout with coffee and ice machine + 2 fridge freezers to cater for the chilled drinks! Everything clean, well maintained and finished to a high standard. Thank you for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Aug 2023

  • "Sandbanks proved very spacious for our group of 9!"

    Pleasently surprised at the huge 1st floor lounge with sea views. The hot tub was most welcome after a day out. We didn't manage to try out the sauna, next time? Great location for exploring Cornwall's coastline.

    Reviewed by Chu5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were a party of 7 & 2 year old grandson & 2 dogs, The house was perfect for us all, large garden, large living spaces."

    Everything was there including an ice maker Everyone loved the beach too, & peaceful just what we wanted xx

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday home, great communication from the host."

    Had everything we needed. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    We stayed for Christmas and loved the Christmas decorations and presents left, that was a great touch. Great location also.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2022

  • "Proper outside lights for back garden child gate would be useful considering number of stairs."

    Hairdryer would be a useful addition Maybe a small fence to provide more privacy whilst using hot tub as users can be seen by pedestrians and bus passengers.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Sandbanks."

    We were a group of 6 adults 3 dogs and there was plenty of room for us all. The 2 fridge freezers was a great idea as we'd have struggled to fit everything in the one with the beer and prosecco we needed to keep cool! The ice machine was a nice surprise! The house was spotless when we arrived (thank you Kirsty) and there was plenty of cleaning products/equipment to keep it that way. The hot tub was used everyday by us all and was greatly appreciated after days out to Penzance, Newquay, St Ives, Minack Theatre, Truro, Mousehole, Porthleven, Hayle etc. The house was perfectly situated by the beach and for sightseeing too. The only little quibble I had was that there was no shower gels or shampoos in the bathrooms, only liquid hand gels. This wasn't a problem for us as we had our own but some people may expect it to be there. All in all we had a fabulous time at Sandbanks and loved Cornwall. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Only downfall was the restricted access to dogs on the beach - most annoying and affected us greatly. However, Sandbanks was truly lovely - no complaints at all. Good location for access to many other places. We appreciated the smart TV although you can't get live on iTV hub.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house is very clean, comfortable and spacious."

    The kitchen is well equipped. The housekeeper was very good letting us know that we could get into the house early and giving us information. Our only observation is that there are not enough chairs for a large family to all sit together comfortably. There were seven of us staying and it was fine, but in the living room it would be nice to have some more chairs so we aren't all sat in a row. Also some instructions for the TV, none of us have Sky so we never really worked out how to watch the TV properly. We would recommend the house to others, the hot tub was very nice to have as an extra facility.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7May 2022

  • "This fabulous house fitted our multi family party perfectly."

    We were 8 adults 1 child 1 baby and 2 dogs. All the bedrooms were bright, clean, modern, and there were enough bathrooms. We enjoyed using all the living areas again clean, bright and comfortable. The hot tub proved popular with everyone even when the weather was dubious. The location of the house was ideal for exploring the Penzance area and just across the road was the beach and some lovely dog walking.

    Reviewed by M5.0May 2022

  • "This is an excellent property and in a fantastic location."

    well laid out for large families including dogs. We booked for my birthday with the now grown-up children and their partners. Perfect for this. Big tick for the cleaners as the place looked spanking new. Plenty of space in the bedrooms and the living accommodation is exceptional. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice property, just few minutes away from the sea"

    Reviewed by Amarjit5.0Apr 2022

  • "As the property accommodates 10 then it would be more comfortable if there was enough seating for all in the living room."

    We did bring a couple of floor cushions with us (after reading the reviews commenting about seating) but it would have been preferable if some didn’t have to sit on the floor to watch a movie together. Also a bigger table that actually seats 10 would have been nicer as 2 had to take turns sitting at the worktop with no leg space or sit with their backs to the rest of the party to eat meals together. Great to have so much fridge space. Providing a second fridge freezer was a brilliant idea as there is no way we could have fitted in the food we bought in just the one. Beds were very comfortable, towels lovely. The large walk-in wardrobe in the master bedroom was like a small room. Hot tub was a hit and the front was a heat trap when the sun was out, which was lovely. On some days though there were builders working at height on the house next door, so felt a bit overlooked. Would have been nice to have been warned about this. There were no extra bin bags so had to buy some. Having a good working vacuum cleaner was great. Overall a great property. Proximity to beach and a lovely ice cream shop and cafe was a boon. We will book again.

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a great location."

    Owner couldn't have been more helpful. There was an issue with the drive (completely out of their control) and they were so proactive in getting it resolved. Kitchen space is a great communal space and is very well equipped. We had a lovely meal in there for New Year. Beach so close and great for letting the dogs run. Watching an amazing kite surfer and would love to visit in summer. Master bedroom with balcony is fab and lovely to sit out, even though cold. Only v minor criticism was we struggled a bit with patio doors sliding but i think this is possibly just due to the sea air.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic christmas holiday at Sandbanks, the facilities are superb, and location just perfect."

    The hot tub was amazing and enjoyed by all. To assist with feedback- the only thing I would say is that if there are three generations staying, (like us) the house would benefit from some comfortable high back armchairs in the kitchen seating area - it was great to be cooking etc in the kitchen with family in the lounge area chatting, playing games etc but limited comfortable seating and the lounge also needed a couple of armchairs/ small settee to accommodate family.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2021

  • "This is a great property, so close to the beach."

    It is modern and well equipped, owners and property managers very helpful and ensured we were comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2021

  • "Property lovely, views great from the lounge and master bedroom."

    Beds really comfortable and despite being Nov/Dec the house was lovely and warm. The two fridge freezers were particularly useful with 6 of us.on site parking was good, sufficient for three cars if needed . Location so near the beach was lovely and so good as we had a dog. Food store and general anything store within walking distance for any day to day needs, milk , papers etc. lovely beach cafe/ restaurant a short walk towards the beach with great food. Safe spacious back garden for dogs. Would recommend this highly for a relaxed holiday. We had a delivery from supermarket for day we arrived,very useful.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved your beautiful house and felt very privileged to stay there ..."

    We absolutely loved your beautiful house and felt very privileged to stay there , everything was perfect , the only thing I would suggest would be that the bath towels should be bigger, not a huge problem but would expect luxury with those as the rest of the facilities were pure luxury

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great property for a large family or two families wanting a Cornish holiday a stones throw from a beautiful Sandy beach."

    Immaculately clean and pretty well equipped. The hot tub was a hit too. For a property of this size and for the price paid it lacked seating on the BBQ decking (only 6 seats on quite a small decking). The sofas weren’t very comfortable, the lounge would benefit from a couple of arm chairs. The towels were quite small, a Bath sheet for each person would have been helpful. The beds weren’t particularly comfortable, the mattresses would benefit from an additional topper. We had a brilliant holiday and would definitely book this property again.

    Reviewed by Michaela3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the location was perfect, however there was no gate to make the property "child safe and dog safe"."

    The cesspit must of been due to be emptied and smelt terrible so we couldn't use the back garden during our stay. The fridge/freezer also broke and we lost alot of food that we had prepared for our weeks holiday(still not been compensated) aswell as the times we had to go back and replace the food which was a nuisance. The fridge/freezer is also not big enough for larger groups so don't by alot and if you want drinks cooled that's difficult. Apart from a few things it is a lovely house and we enjoyed our stay. If you have a child or a dog that runs off it would be hard as it is all open to a road.

    Reviewed by Lauren3.8Jul 2021

  • "Great Holiday house in great location!"

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2021

  • "‘Sandbanks’ proved to be the perfect property for what was a wonderful relaxing family ‘bucket & spade’ holiday."

    A superb, well-equipped house for a large family group, presented in pristine condition and perfectly located for easy beach access. The hot tub was a real treat and the barbecue/dining area ideal for the fantastic weather we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jul 2021

  • "My family had the most amazing experience at sandbanks I cannot recommend this place enough."

    Both the owner and housekeeper were in touch throughout my stay. Claire the owner has been so thoughtful and thorough in ensuring that families have a 5* experience. Everything from the time we entered to the day we left exceeded our expectations. The big and little kids were catered for with a huge selection of games, dvds, PlayStation to keep them busy when we were not out exploring the beautiful cornish landscapes. The welcome pack with Cornish delights was a great added touch and again so thoughtful of Claire, as we don't drink alcohol we left this for the cleaning team but thoroughly enjoyed the fudge and teas and other treats. Sandbanks was full of high end decor, there was art, contemporary and traditional furniture, the walls were clean, white, airy and the blinds, and balconies made the whole house feel luxurious and sophisticated. The highlight of the trip was having the beach on our doorstep and the hot tub. Having a side entrance to the property and taps etc meant we were able to hose off any sand before entering the property. I felt super lucky and privileged with the honour of knowing I was the first hire and made the best attempt to leave everything as immaculate as I found it. On that note there walls were freshly painted, everything looked like new including the carpets/rug and we respected the place by removing our shoes in the hallway and wearing sliders/slippers downstairs. It's hard not too fall in love with sandbanks as a family we laughed, ate, & prayed together in this unique space we called home for a week. The utility room made with the washing machine and dryer made the stay ever so comfortable. I must say everything from the cutlery, crockery, serving dishes, bbq, bedding, etc was all brand new and unused, this was an added bonus to say the least. I need to ask Claire for the brand of frying pans which were excellent for the pancakes I made and the cute pan stands. There was an abundance of serving dishes so each meal we prepared looked awesome served up. Claire had left an array of other kitchenware like kitchen scales and an orange juicer so pancakes and fresh orange juice were on the menu on one of our stays. There were even baking trays if you fancied making cake but we didn't have time for this. The microwave and oven were great as well as a standard size fridge freezer. Claire left some washing liquid, clothes tabs, sponges and other cleaning products especially suitable for her worktop which worked wonders. We really did feel at home at sandbanks and the dining room area was the main hub where we could all spread out and enjoy playing games into the night while snacking, we even got to watch England play the final in the Euros that was a tense evening!!! My other highlight was the crystal clear skies we got night after night in the back garden, we could literally see the milky way across the sky, it was spectacular and magical. The master bedroom had a beautifully crafted baby cot and a walk in wardrobe! There were 5 bathrooms and this was more than enough for all, The towels provided were beautifully clean and fresh scented. Spare bedding and pillows were available in the store cupboard. An iron, ironing board, mop, hoover brush etc were all in the boiler cupboard. Every tiny detail including a manual and guide for those staying at sandbanks to explore the area were provided. A company at the Praa beach does surfing and coasteering which we didn't get a chance to do this, we were there everyday almost and did not get bored of the beach at all, on the far right there are coves and rocks to explore too! We did however use jolly Rogers taxi company as per the book and they were really friendly and reasonably priced. In terms of visiting tourist places Sandbanks was ideally located, was 25 minutes to Kynance Cove, 35 minutes to Porthcurno Beach/lands End an additional 10 minutes while your there might aswel! We also did a coastal walk from Praa Sands to Prussia Cove which was amazing. Porthleven is not far and the boys did a fishing trip. St Micheals Mount was 15 minutes away and st ives app 30 minutes. All In all a great stay, great housekeepers, great host and a beautiful home in an idyllic location.

    Reviewed by Raheema5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Two storey house over four split levels
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size on the second floor with en-suite including bath, shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x lower ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) on the first floor
  • First floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space on lower ground floor with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room with balcony
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers to provide double capacity, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x Smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars, including an EV charger
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front garden with lawn, patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, barbecue, furniture and 4-person barrel sauna
  • Please note: the barbecue is available to use throughout summer months
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note this property now offers a new 4-person barrel sauna in the rear garden

The property

Situated on the waterfront of Praa Sands in delightful Cornwall is Sandbanks, a contemporary-styled holiday home boasting wonderful sea views and a bubbling hot tub.

Perfect for a family getaway or a relaxing break with friends, this fabulous three-storey home is the ideal base for staying in or venturing out to explore your surroundings.

Arriving at the property, off-road parking greets you, inviting you to park up and step inside to begin your holiday.

Stepping into your home away from home for the trip, a spacious open-plan living area boasts a bright and airy social hub for your group and is home to a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

After an adventurous day out, cook up a storm in the kitchen with the electric oven and gas hob for your loved ones, to be enjoyed at the dining table while planning your next excursions.

Here, you can settle down to relax in front of the Smart TV with a cup of tea before setting off on another busy day of discovering the local area.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, floor-to-ceiling windows allow an abundance of light into the additional sitting room, where you will find plenty of plush seating for the family to enjoy while unwinding and gazing out over to the open sea, or you can even savour a morning coffee out on the balcony with the crisp sea air flowing through the space.

Back on the ground floor you can take advantage of one of two ground-floor king-size bedrooms, ideal for a multigenerational family since both bedrooms offer sleek en-suite shower rooms.

Making your way to the remaining bedrooms to rest your eyes, the first floor hosts two super-king-size bedrooms, each with a zip and link feature and a lovely light décor with pops of blue, fitting with the ambiance of the local area.

Heading up to the second floor, happen upon the master bedroom, a super-king-size with a fabulous en-suite bath, shower, basin, WC and toasty heated towel rail, perfect for a long soak after an exciting day out.

You will also benefit from a bathroom and a ground-floor shower room, so you won't be left short of places to freshen up and prepare for another action-packed day.

Be sure to spend some time in the garden which hosts a fantastic hot tub, ideal for an idyllic soak and new 4 person Suana with the sea lapping at the shores just a stone's throw away.

If you don't fancy cooking one evening, head out to the nearby Sandbar restaurant for a delicious meal with a Mediterranean twist overlooking the magnificent coast.

Slightly further afield is the delightful The Packet Inn, a family-friendly pub offering tasty meals made with fresh Cornish produce.

Spend a day at the Praa Sands Beach, which is right on the doorstep of the property and an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic in the sun.

For days out while staying at Sandbanks, head to St Michael's Mount, a tidal island which is reachable by car and home to some of the most picture-perfect viewpoints in the area.

If you are travelling with younger guests, Paradise Park and JungleBarn Cornwall is just a scenic drive away with over 1000 animals to discover within the gentle Cornish climate.

Thrill-seeking members of your group will love a day at the nearby Flambard's Theme Park where you can get your adrenaline pumping on the rides and rollercoasters.

History buffs will not be left out, with Pendennis Castle also within easy reach, you can spend a day explorong Henry VIII's 16th century fort.

For a memorable holiday you will want to revisit year after year, choose Sandbanks.

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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. 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. There are supermarkets and other retail stores in Penzance (8 miles) and Helston (6 miles).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter