Welloe Rock Praa Sands / Porthleven

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Dogs 2
  • Parking
  • Sea views
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A beautiful family home in the heart of South Cornwall

Welcome to Welloe Rock! This really is a quintessential Cornish cottage-by-the-sea and enviable backdrop to your family holiday. Located amidst the stunning scenery of South West Cornwall, Welloe Rock is tucked away down a country lane and offers breathtaking views of the ever changing blue seas and coastscapes. Relax and unwind with your nearest and dearest, days are spent exploring the hidden away beaches of Rinsey and Hendra or enjoying the harbour life of Porthleven just 10 minutes from your holiday door. 4 comfortable bedrooms offer accommodation for up to 8 guests and the seperate social areas give a sense of space. The garden is simply beautiful with lush green lawn leading to the sea views beyond, this really is a very special home from home. Up to 2 dogs welcomed.


At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Large garden
  • Walk to the beach
  • Relaxed country living
  • 2 with kingsize beds
  • 2 with twin beds

2 main bathrooms and 1 W/C

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Follow the country lanes towards the picturesque Rinsey headland and arrive to the Cornish charm and tranquility of Welloe Rock. The impressive granite house is set within its own private grounds ensuring a private outlook. Once inside, the house oozes country style from the exposed beams, deep window sills and granite hearths to the floral fabrics and relaxed seating. The large kitchen becomes the hub to the house where holiday life begins over a lazy breakfast at the oversized dining table, every cupboard and draw is filled with all you could need from baking to barbeques. There is ample space for your shopping and the nearby farm shop offers a constant source of culinary inspiration. Leading from the open plan dining/kitchen space is the sitting room where you can gather as a family or friends group whatever the weather, get the fire crackling in cooler months or simply enjoy some quiet time away from the buzz of the kitchen, a tucked away study and wifi connection is on hand for those needing to keep in touch with home. Welloe Rock offers 4 bedrooms across the first floor, choose from 2 king bedded rooms and 2 twin rooms each adorned with the finest linens. There are two family bathrooms, one more recently transformed to a boutique haven with stand alone bath and welcome rain shower. A convienient cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin is located on the ground floor.

From your Holiday Door

Spill from the house onto the traditional granite terrrace where steps lead onto the generous green lawn. Choose to dine at the raised dining table and chairs complete with jackpot views of the bay or at the large wooden table with built in granite seating with extra chairs. With its South West facing location you are well placed to capture the morning sun before it sets over Praa Sands. The well kept lawn invites family games and is a safe and enclosed area for children to play, this really does become and extension of the house. A seperate games room in the grounds includes a table tennis table and a host of garden games and deckchairs. Those looking for a beach adventure are well placed, wander down the country lane and join the coastal path that twists its way down the cliff to Rinsey Beach, those that make the journey are rewarded with unspoilt golden sands and the most crystal blue seas you will find. Families with smaller children may prefer the shores of Praa Sands where a cool cafe, beach shop and surf school can be found. There are a number of places to dine in the local area and Porthleven is packed with artisan cafes and restaurants, pubs and bars. The deli within Porthleven is well worth a visit alongside the local fish shop for a true taste of Cornwall. Further afield, discover West Cornwall visiting the iconic towns of Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives.

This Cornish country retreat is the most perfect place for a relaxed holiday by the sea, where urban heels are swaped for coastal comfort. Gather as a family or enjoy a good catch up with friends in the comfort of Welloe Rock.


  • A collection of 4 bedrooms each offering a comfortable haven after a day on the coast
  • Master bedroom: A king bedded room offering far reaching views of the sea, large built in storage, 2 x bedside tables with lamps
  • Bedroom One: A king bedded room with garden views to the side of the house, built in storage with dressing table, 2 x bedside tables with lamps
  • Bedroom Two: A twin bedded room overlooking the garden and the sea, built in storage, 2 x bedside tables with lamps
  • Bedroom Three: a twin bedded room with garden views to the side of the house, built in storage, bedside table and lamps, childs desk and seating, collection of toys and books


  • Family bathroom with sea views, beautiful stand alone bath, seperate rain shower, double sinks, heated towel rail and WC
  • Family bathroom with deep bath, seperate shower, double sinks, heated towel rail and WC
  • On the ground floor is a cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin


  • A very large country kitchen fully equipped for holiday cooking!
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 hob electric hotplates
  • Double electric oven
  • Electric four-door Aga 
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Toaster and kettle
  • Smeg large fridge freezer
  • Utilities include: A seperate utility/boot room with belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • A sunny front facing sitting room overlooking the garden and beyond to the sea
  • A comfortable 4 seater sofa
  • 2 relaxed armchairs
  • Large pouffe
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Coffee table
  • Large flat screen TV with SKY +HD
  • DVD player
  • A study room with desk and chair set just off the living room
  • Large library of books
  • Bose mini sound system
  • A beautiful oval dining table with 8 dining chairs
  • Garden furniture includes: A large circular wooden dining table and chairs and additional wooden dining table with granite seating and chairs, garden benches around the garden

Other Features

  • Baby Friendly - What's included
  • 2 Travel cots
  • 2 High chairs
  • 2x fixed stair gates
  • Off road parking for up to 4 cars
  • The garden can be enclosed by closing the gates to the driveway
  • Luxury linens and towels are provided
  • Large Green Egg BBQ - Welloe Rock is such a great place to BBQ that this will give a great opportunity to slow cook outside summer or winter! (for saftey reasons please only use organic charcoal)
  • Kadai fire bowl (can be used to cook on also)
  • Garden deckchairs 
  • Garden games
  • Table tennis table with the games room
  • Up to 2 dogs are welcome. The beach at Rinsey is dog friendly year round, a small pet supplement is required and house rules apply
  • Upright piano
  • Local cooking classes can be arranged at the house


  • Level access to the front door
  • Level access to the front terrace, 3 granite steps up the lawn
  • One internal flight of stairs

Home Truths

  • Welcome hamper on arrival including: Full Cornish cream tea fresh baked scones, cake, clotted cream jam butter milk all from the local farm shop, tea, coffee, sugar, selection coffee pods for use in nespresso coffee machine, sea Salt / pepper corns, cooking salt, 10 dish washer tablets, washing up liquid, bathroom soaps in all basins, winter -  logs, eco cleaning material, black refuse bags.
  • There is little-no mobile phone coverage in this location. Please check with your carrier for further information.
  • The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed by the property owner.

What a fabulous place to stay! Views, home comforts and location were all great. We were really pleased with our choice. Dogs enjoyed it too. We wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend to others. Thank you!

All testimonials >

This is such a comfortable and practical home in a wonderful location. We keep coming back!

Lizzie and Peter

The home feels like a sea side camp ( as we say in Maine ) that has been in the family for generations The views are spectacular and the location perfect for exploring the area It feels like the home welcomes you into the family Thank you

Mc Antenel

It has all been said already this house is spectacular We have so enjoyed the views and the outside space , a true Cornish gem Thank you


A beautiful house in a beautiful setting we all enjoyed a most memorable stay thank you for a fantastic stay It is a great house for a family get together.

Helen Blundell

This has been a great 2 weeks in a wonderful location The house is such a friendly place comfortable and practical We would love to return and so would our dog Ebby who loved every minute


What a wonderful family week we have shared so wonderful to wake up and look out on the beautiful sea So thrilled to have the Aga as we have recently lost ours and it really felt like home Green Egg was amazing what a shame our week has to end Praa sands was our favourite but also travelled to St Ives Mousehole and found an amazing dog friendly beach at Senna Minack Theatre was really powerful with such a powerful backdrop Hayle provided a great beach for surfing lessons House so well equipped with everything you could possibly need Cake and scones on arrival is such a wonderful touch


Wonderful to be back at Welloe Rockford a second year this time with the youngest member of our family Arthur 5 months All enjoyed Praa Sands also visited St Ives Zennor Boynton Estate Gardens Delicious fresh fish from Porthleven every night while enjoying the stunning sea views from the house and garden Many memories

Bovill family

Fantastic stay Beautiful views and amazing early morning walks. Loved quiet secluded Rinsey cove. Discovered the wonderful seafood and fish at Newlyn We would love to return

Clemence Family

What a fabulous week great house great position thank you

Horse, Fields and Way

What a lovely house so cosy and comfortable The delicious cream tea was a very nice touch What an I interesting library it would be lovely to see the place in winter Loved Rinsey cove too what an amazing beach


What a fabulous week in Cornwall and blessed with fabulous weather and the views were outstanding What a relaxing stay we had ice creams in every seaside location Very comfortable house we would love to return. The cream tea and scones were delicious thank you

Gee and Topping family

Expeditions to the beach were challenging but worth it Fabulous views great house lovely garden Millie the Labrador goes home exhausted Particularly loved having breakfast and dinner on the Huge round table on the sun terrace in the garden with incredible views of Mounts bay and Penzance thank you.

Hopper family and Millie the Labrador

We have had the most fantastic week in Cornwall great walking trials beautiful beaches and bang on pasties What a house it had something for everybody we enjoyed baking BBQing and giant Jenga Thank you for making everything so comfortable a real Cornish Gem # charming Britain


Thank you for a wonderful week exquisite family holiday in a in a beautiful Cornish beach house coastal paths, secluded beach all wonderful Thank you


Thank you Super house tremendous views wonderful location.


A magical week Playing on Rinsey was the best We plan to be back.


What a wonderful stay! This is an absolutely fabulous house so cosy and well appointed with every home comfort and magnificent views perfect for celebrating Easter. We very much hope to return in summer to enjoy the gardens and easy access to Praa Sands Thank you Cornish Gems .

Cuter and Nolan

Lovely week shame it wasn't longer


Lovely house fantastic views had a great holiday hope to return again soon

Harding and North

Lovely holiday, fantastic location with dogs great welcome pack thanks for a great week.

Lorna Coward

Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at Welloe Rock we find the house amazing and a magical place as before Your kindness and all the fantastic food scones cakes strawberries and more made all the difference transform the house into our holiday home


Another wonderful stay at Welloe our time here has been truly memorable.


lovely welcome pack especially after a long drive Extremely well equipped house and very comfortable children aged 6 and 16months enjoyed Praa Sands and grown ups loved the locality and scenery


Such a welcoming house and the cream tea and cake very comfortable and lovely garden too wonderful fresh fish to buy greatly enjoyed with the perfect sea view in the background Toby 19 months loved discovering Praa Sandsand we have all swam in the sea. British Summer at its best


Such a beautiful place to stay with such incredible views thank you for all the welcome gifts too


What a beautiful house and setting much better than we had hoped for perfect place for all my family three generations gathered to relax and enjoy each other's company "far from the maddening crowd"we would love to come again


So lucky with weather had the definitive Cornish holiday and the house helped us tick all the boxes -perfection


We had the most wonderful holiday. The house is magnificent and we couldn't get enough of the views.

Graham Steele

"Just beautiful thank you "


"W e've had an amazing week in a hidden gem. The house has a lovely feel which helped us relax The local area was beautiful and be sure to walk to Porthleven to see the horses (Shetland ponies on the cliff) and view All in all a great family holiday making memories thanks"

Ralph Family

"Lovely house ,super views great location for walking "


We have had a very special week.The space location and peace have helped us all unwind.


What a wonderful stay we have had at Welloe this special house has helped make our latest holiday in Cornwall the best ever and we hope to return for another memorable trip in the coming years! The welcome pack and the delicious cream tea and cakes were the perfect finishing touch. The boys loved their 'special bedroom'. Thank you for sharing your delightful house with us.

The Armstrongs

We have had a wonderful week staying at Welloe this house is lovely to come back to after a day exploring.

James Tyler

Our third excellent holiday at Welloe Rock and one again the weather turned up trumps. A lovely place for a holiday

Williams family

A lovely holiday location.

Paul Craven

We had a wonderful week in Cornwall staying at Welloe Rock.

Lesley Taylor Welloe Rock

We had a really lovely holiday and enjoyed the house and garden very much. The views were wonderful.

Linda Morris