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Sandbanks

Praa Sands, Cornwall (Ref. 1074901)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MMay 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 PennyMay 2022

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

    Reviewed by AmarjitApr 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 SimonApr 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 StevenMar 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 JanetteDec 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 CarolDec 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 ChristineDec 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 JanetteNov 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 FrancesOct 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 MichaelaAug 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 LaurenJul 2021

  • "Great Holiday house in great location!"

    Reviewed by HarryJul 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 LeslieJul 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 RaheemaJul 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite with bath, shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x 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)
  • 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 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
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Front garden with lawn, patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, barbecue and furniture
  • Barbecue is available to use throughout summer months
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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.

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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).

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