Spindrift Porthleven/Praa Sands

Up To 6
3Bedrooms in Detail
2Bathrooms in Detail

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Gem Rating Ratings explained
4 Diamonds

Facilities What do these mean?

  • Children welcome
  • Dogs permitted
  • No disabled access
  • Parking available
  • WiFi
  • Sea views
  • Near the beach
  • Wood burner/open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Swimming pool/hot tub
  • Cot

Coastal chic style meets relaxed holiday living!  Uninterrupted sea and coastal views, indulgent hot tub, stylish design and open plan living spaces combine to create this unique coastal holiday home.  Spindrift is wonderfully located in an elevated position overlooking the beautiful bay of Praa Sands and across to Mousehole in the heart of West Cornwall.  This traditional detached 1950's family home has been flawlessly transformed to present stylish accommodation for up to 6 guests to relax by the sea.  Spindrift also has a large landscaped and very private garden and ample parking for up to three cars.

The Property

Spindrift offers a wonderful sense of quintessential coastal Cornwall living, the glass fronted aspect of the house certainly designed with views in mind!  Incorporating many of the 1950's retro architecture, the living and dining space is open plan with feature bay window and internal glass doors again ensuring those jackpot views are captured.  From upstairs to down, the house has been decked out in fresh whites and soft blue-grey hues, bright and abstract art canvases punctuate the rooms with colour.  Choose to kick back with a book in the luxury of the bay window and enjoy the ever changing views from stormy waves to tranquil seas.  A large contemporary fully fitted kitchen ensures the holiday crew are well catered for, ample space allows for creative preparations.  Lead from the kitchen to the dining area with large glass table and stylish highbacked faux-leather chairs.  A room with a view? Three generous bedrooms each enjoy a seaview and have been superbly kitted out for your stay, the master bedroom includes a hidden away step out balcony just perfect for that end of day wind down and private vantage spot.  Spindrift includes a ground floor double bedroom with adjacent family bathroom also.

Spindrift was all we hoped it would be - a wonderful coastal escape for us all

Throw open the patio doors from the dining space that lead onto the wrap around raised decking area to the front of Spindrift, this private elevated veranda really does make the most of the views overlooking Praa Sands beach and across the bay towards Mousehole and beyond.  The house faces West/South West ensuring maximum sunlight hours from dawn to dusk.  A large wooden dining table is idyllic for holiday dining from casual breakfasts to evening BBQ's.  For that luxury twist the sunken hot tub has been perfectly placed on the decking area, coastal indulgence awaits!  The side kitchen door also leads to the decking area.  Praa Sands is a beautiful cove set in the heart of West Cornwall, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The long wide sandy beach has shallow waters and has seasonal lifeguards, for those surfing ethusiasts Praa Sands is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.  The beach is accessed easily from Spindrift by a sandy pathway (suitable for buggies), a short 15 minute walk away leads you to The Sand Bar and Beachcomber Cafe.  Nearby Penzance is a popular town for artists, head to Newlyn - a characterful fishing harbour or the popular town of St Ives with its plethora of restaurants, shops, cafes, galleries and beaches is just a short drive away.

Spindrift offers a perfect coastal base for friends and family to enjoy Cornish beach life in the Spring/Summer months or rural hideaway for a short break out of season.

Choose Your Dates The standard changeover day is Saturday

December 2017


AvailableBookedDefault weekly checkin day is Saturday

November 2017


January 2018

There are no available weeks in December 2017

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 £250.00 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.


It is simply the best property we have ever stayed in - first class in every way. Already booked again for next year!

Gillian Benyon

Outstanding location with all required facilities

Ken Madgwick

Between Cornish Gems & the property owner, everything about our stay was not just easy, but exquisite, the perfect luxury break to celebrate birthdays and get away from it all!

Mike Greathead

It is a lovely seaside house with fantastic views, situated in a beautiful part of Cornwall. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Sally Harrington

Another excellent holiday - we have already booked Spindrift again for next year.

Gilly Close

This was our first family holiday incorporating three generations and it proved very successful. Stunning views from the property for the oldies wonderful hot tub and plenty of water sport and safe bathing to be had at Praa Sands for the youngsters

Maitland Horler

We had a wonderful week. No complaints at all. Even the weather was stunning.We were sad to leave.


I appreciated the calls to check that we were happy with everything during our stay.

Angela Hicks

We had a brilliant two weeks at Spindrift. It is a lovely house in a fantastic location. A lot of thought has gone into the decor and it is extremely well equipped. It is one of the best properties we have stayed in and we hope to return soon.

Gillian Close

This is a beautiful location and a lovely house with wonderful views.

Mark Dallas

Loved the property want to live there permanently.

Tim Davey

Spindrift is a wonderful property with incredible views over Praa Sands, it is very comfortable and has everything you need for a great holiday location.

Tim Sheppard

Very good house, well equipped with spectacular views over the bay. Great hot tub. Some family members already making plans to return

Claire Awang

Cornish Gems staff were always extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly when performing the booking process. They made our holiday feel extra special knowing they were only a phone call away if we needed anything whilst on holiday. The owner of spindrift, was there to greet us when we arrived at the property and made us feel very welcome. Thank you to all the Cornish Gems staff and to the owner for making our holiday extra special.

Sarah Pomarin

Spindrift was a beautiful place to stay in a superb location.

Valerie Baker

Straightforward booking service, excellent property with fabulous views and very well equipped for our stay. Welcome hamper was a lovely surprise.

Rhianna Cooke

Very much appreciated the welcome gift; loved the collection of books; well equipped kitchen; fantastic location both for the Coastal Path and for the beach. A comfortable and smart house.

Deborah Evans

We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in this beautiful property.

Maureen Parsons

We had a wonderful time at spindrift, the house was amazing and we had a fab time.


Fabulous experience from even before we got there. Outer questions were answered in a friendly way. The property was excellent with every little thing thought of. Very impressed all round. We've all fallen in love with Cornwall following this week. Six potential re-visitors. Thank you

Cathi Francis

Nice house with nice deck and hot tub. Exceptional views.


We love Spindrift and will be going back for the third time ASAP.

Allen Alcock

This is a wonderful property that you want to return to, again and again - the magnificent vista of the beach and sea is amazing and the views from the hot tub are spectacular - especially at sunset.

Julie Wright

Spindrift is a lovely family property with spectacular views. It is well equipped to a good standard, spacious, well furnished and comfortable. The master bedroom with balcony is gorgeous and the hot tub was a big hit with our teenagers. It is definitely a place we would return to.

Nina Beale

A fantastic property with breathtaking views, had a wonderful week there! The hot tub is an excellent addition!

Sharon Green

We absolutely loved the house and want to book it again. A perfect holiday.


Beautiful property and Cornish Gems staff were lovely and really helpful. I have already recommended them to friends.

Kate McGuinness

Living and Dining

  • A light filled living and dining space with a relaxing and inviting ambiance
  • Two x 2 seater white sofas
  • One matching white armchair and a further two armchairs set within the bay window
  • Coffee table
  • Large wood burner
  • Flatscreen TV with DVD and Freeview
  • Hi-fi with CD player and radio
  • Dining room sideboard
  • Attractive glass dining table with 6 highbacked white faux-leather chairs
  • Outside there is a large wooden dining table with 6 chairs
  • A bench made for two


  • A spacious modern kitchen with striking white cabinets and state of the art kitchenalia
  • Dishwasher
  • Large range cooker with electric oven and 5 electric hob burners
  • Cafetiere
  • kettle & 4 slice toaster
  • Large larder style fridge
  • Freezer with 3 drawers
  • Microwave
  • Central island unit with 2 leather stools
  • Utilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

Bedrooms3: 1 Superking, 1 King, 1 Twin

  • Master bedroom: Located on the first floor with super king bedded room, private balcony offering wonderful sea views with 2 x armchairs and coffee table, large chest of drawers, dressing table and chair, armchair, full length mirror, hanging space, 2 x bedside table, hairdryer
  • Bedroom two: Located on the ground floor with king size bed, built in wardrobe, 2 x bedside tables, dressing table and chair, full length mirror, hairdryer, perfect sea views
  • Bedroom three: Located on the first floor with 3ft twin beds, 2 x bedside tables and reading lamps, hanging rail, chest of drawers, shelving unit, hairdryer, two childrens bean cube seats

Bathrooms2: 2 Standard (plus 1 W/C)

  • The first floor has a family shower room with large contemporary rainshower, wash hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail and mirror
  • The ground floor has an additional bathroom with deep bath, over bath shower, toilet, wash hand basin, heated towel rail
  • There is also an additional WC with toilet and wash hand basin on the ground floor

Other Features

  • Large traditional charcoal BBQ
  • Large landscaped and private garden
  • Indulgent sunken hot tub on the decking overlooking the beach and sea. This hot tub has a hard cover for safety reasons.
  • Off road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Short 10 minute walk to Praa Sands beach via a quiet private road and sandy path
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Hot tub - Please note that the water in the hot tub will be changed for each new guest arrival and therefore may take a few hours to come back up to temperature. 
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome, a small pet supplement is required and house rules apply.  Please note there is a seasonal dog ban at Praa Sands between Easter Saturday and 1 October.
  • A large internal porch area is a secure space for surfboards, wetsuits and beach kit
  • All utilities, linen, towels and guest soaps included
  • Complimentary welcome gift provided on arrival


  • Sloped driveway and level access to front door, one step up into porch
  • Level access to the front terrace
  • One internal flight of stairs

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