Averack Porthleven/Praa Sands

Up To 7
4Bedrooms in Detail
3Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs not permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • No swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Welcome to Averack beside-the-sea! This split level family home really is the perfect coastal escape offering panoramic sea views and a beautiful established garden. Located in Praa Sands in the heart of West Cornwall, discover the golden sand beaches and iconic Cornish scenery of this stunning coastline from Penzance to Porthleven. Averack offers 4 bedrooms set over 2 floors, 3 bathrooms and the perfect layout of living space for relaxed holiday life. To the front of the house is a large terrace with additional lower terrace and lawned garden. Parking for 3 cars. The beach at Praa Sands is a short walk away.

The Property

Upon arrival, the sense of coastal style and sea views from every turn set the scene for your relaxed holiday with friends and family. A welcome boot room come storage area is perfect for all of your holiday kit from wellingtons to windbreaks and is locacted just off the kitchen. Step down into the fully fitted kitchen which offers double doors out to the garden. Soak up the sea views as you prepare supper, the breakfast bar is the perfect place for children to dine earlier whilst you get creative. Lead through into the open plan living and dining space, this really is the hub to the house with a wonderful sense of natural light. In the cooler months, gather as a group beside the fire or throw open the double doors to the terrace for the ultimate inside outside ambience. Ample seating ensures everyone can relax as holiday conversation flows, the large conservatory area offers a quiet corner to sit and watch the boats go by in the bay. The dining table is set within the conservatory, a versatile space for a morning coffee or lazy lunches. A separate snug and TV room offers a welcome escape for children, a large space with corner sofa and extensive collection of novels and games for all ages. To the rear of the ground floor are 2 spacious bedrooms and large family bathroom. A central staircase leads to the first floor with 2 sea view bedrooms each with a wonderful juliet balcony opening out towards the stunning seascapes. A further shower room completes the top floor. Averack oozes coastal charm, think maritime artefacts, coastal themed soft furnishings and nautical inspired artwork. Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation are the order of the day!

Averack is an excellent property, with an amazing garden and view looking out to sea, and really well decorated. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break!

The extensive gardens of Averack make this a first choice home for larger families with children. To the rear is a gently sloping lawn leading from the parking area to the front door. A large terrace wraps around the house, to the front the elevated position ensures panoramic views of the blue bay and Praa Sands beach below. A wooden dining table and smart olive green directors chairs invite you to dine alfresco in style or simply sit back on the garden bench with a good book. Steps and pathways lead to the lower level with additional sheltered seating area with all weather relaxed sofa style seating and garden parasol. A lush green lawn is perfect for children to safely play. The established garden brims with life year round with pretty pink Daisies and Camelias offering bursts of colour from Spring. The golden sand beach of Praa Sands welcomes surfers and beachgoers alike, enjoy an evening meal at The Sand Bar with it's relaxed surf vibe. Further along the coastline, Porthleven offers a tempting choice of places to eat from simple fish suppers, chips on the quay or more fine dining options. Whether your days are spent out and about exploring Cornwall or Averack has become home from home, enjoy this quieter corner of Cornwall in all seasons.


Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

The following weeks are available in December 2017:
Thu 21 December - Thu 28 December
£1689.00 £1351.20
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Thu 28 December - Thu 4 January
£1689.00 £1351.20
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How to book and pay

How can I make a reservation?


  1. Select the property you wish to book
  2. Choose Availability/Prices
  3. Choose the date you wish to book on the calendar
  4. Register/complete/submit the online reservation and pay the monies due


Call: 01872 241241 (press option 1)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm


Advance bookings:

  1. Pay 1/3rd deposit to secure your holiday (33.3%) now and pay the balance 4 weeks before your holiday

Last minute bookings:

  1. Payment in full required for all holidays booked within 28 days of arrival

You can pay securely online or over the phone via Sagepay.

Cautionary Deposit:

  1. A cautionary deposit of £500.00 is required prior to your check in. The day before your arrival we will pre authorise your balance payment card for this amount. Should you wish to use an alternative card then please ensure you have this card readily available when making your balance payment. (Please note you can use a credit card for this without incurring any charges).

When you submit an online reservation, you will receive an automated reservation confirmation. Please contact the reservations team with any questions you may have.

How can I pay

We accept debit cards (no charge), credit cards (2.5% surcharge) and international bank transfers.
We do not accept cheque payments.

Online Payments

You can pay for the balance of your holiday and holiday extras by logging into your Cornish Gems account.


Everything was perfect.

Barry Hawley

Very comfortable property with spectacular views and everything you could possibly need.

John Laurenson

Averack is the best house we have rented for a holiday. It is spacious, comfortable and ideal for a family. The view from the living area is fantastic. What was most striking was that whatever the most obscure requirement you might have while on holiday, Averack covered it. The facilities were remarkable. When it came to books, CDs and DVDs the selections covered a wide range of tastes so there was something for everyone. A great house. We may well be back next year!

Robin Taylor

We loved the property, if only the weather had been better!!

Lucy Pitman

Averack is an excellent property, with an amazing garden and view looking out to sea, and really well decorated. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break!

Rikesh Kotadia

The property is first class and as having a second lounge and lawn that children could use is a real plus.

Peter Roche

Living and Dining

  • A light and spacious open plan living and dining space
  • Extendable wooden dining table with 6 chairs
  • Conservatory 3 seater sofa and 3 armchairs
  • Large 3 seater sofa
  • 2 relaxed armchairs
  • Side tables
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Double doors to the sea facing terrace
  • A separate snug room with large flat screen TV and Blue Ray DVD, large corner sofa and large collection of games and books
  • Outside wooden dining table with 6 directors chairs


  • A fully fitted kitchen with double doors to the front garden terrace and sea views
  • Double electric oven
  • 4 hob induction 
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Large fridge with 3 drawer freezer
  • Additional small fridge within utility area
  • Cafetiere
  • Breakfast bar with 2 stools
  • Digital radio
  • Utilities include: A separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board

Bedrooms4: 1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Other

  • Choose from 4 beautiful bedrooms, 2 on the lower floor and 2 on the first floor
  • Bedroom One: Ground floor. A twin bedded room with wardrobe, bedside table and lamp, dressing room with chest of drawers, ensuite
  • Bedroom Two: Ground floor. A king bedded room with wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, chair, TV, double doors to a terrace
  • Bedroom Three: 1st foor. A double bedded room with wardrobe, dressing table with stool, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, barrel seat, juliet style balcony with sea views
  • Bedroom Four: 1st floor. A single bedded room with chest of drawers, bedside table with lamp, juliet style balcony with sea views

Bathrooms3: 1 En-Suite, 2 Standard

  • Bedroom one: ensuite shower room with wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Family bathroom ground floor: Bath with shower over bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Family bathroom 1st floor: A large shower with wash hand basin, heated towel rail and WC

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • Wifi
  • Garden swing seat
  • Garden parasol
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair gate 
  • 2 x garden benches
  • Walk to the beach
  • Dogs not permitted to stay at Averack


  • 5 steps from parking area (with handrail) gentle slope down to front door (no handrail)
  • Gently sloping lawn to the front, level terrace area with approx 3 steps and slope down to the lower level
  • 3 steps down into kitchen area from front door, internal staircase

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