Not keen on camping at The Ball? Check out these 10 amazing properties within walking distance or a very short taxi to the The Ball.

Rinsey Head

The spectacular and iconic house at Rinsey Head is situated on an unspoilt stretch of coast near Porthleven, in West Cornwall. Located on its own headland, Rinsey Head has spectacular views of both Lands End and The Lizard. The private estate extends to over 27 acres and is largely in it’s natural state, growing a mixture of wild flowers, heather, bracken and gorse. An incredible opportunity to stay in a truly unique property!

Link – https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13421402 

Little Cottage

Little Cottage is no average house. Sleeping eleven in four rooms, the beach facing property stands proudly on the shore with panoramic views of Praa Sands between Helston and Penzance. The interior is decked out with a state of the art kitchen opening to a large dining table perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Link –  https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/15607864


Seacroft Barton

Seacroft Barton is situated in a breathtaking postion overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Praa Sands and is a perfect location for family get-togethers or a break with friends. Seacroft Barton is a large penthouse apartment comprising the whole top floor of an Art Deco property overlooking the beautiful beach at Praa Sands, nr. Penzance.

There are 5 bedrooms, 4 of which have ensuite facilities. Three of the bedrooms have double beds, one is twin-bedded and the fifth has bunk beds. In addition to the ensuite facilities, there are two additional bathrooms and a separate shower room with wash basin and wc adjacent to bedroom 5.

Link – https://www.abovebeachcottages.co.uk/cottage/seacro-seacroft-barton



Set in an idyllic location with far reaching countryside and sea views, Tregunno is the perfect rural retreat. This tastefully renovated farmhouse is a spacious yet cosy place for friends and family to enjoy their holiday. On the ground floor there is a large family room overlooking the wonderful gardens and benefits from a woodburning stove and lots of comfy seating.

In addition there is a family snug with TV and woodburner, a handy entrance hall/boot room, shower room and large well equipped kitchen/dining room. The third bedroom is on this floor which can be used as a family room as it has a double bed and bunk beds.

Link – https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/22118159

St Elvans

6 St Elvan’s is a luxury two-bedroom apartment situated right in the middle of Porthleven. It benefits from a designated parking space – something of a novelty in the harbourside village – and a balcony overlooking the development’s courtyard. 

Arranged over two floors, the ground floor has a second living room with a small balcony. There is a further bedroom – a twin – and a family bathroom. Just a couple of minutes on foot and you’re at the harbour with its wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. If you prefer to take a trip out in the car, there are numerous attractions nearby including St Michael’s Mount, the National Trust’s Penrose Gardens or Flambards theme park.

Link – https://www.porthlevenholidays.co.uk/tabs_property/6STELV_PL

The Mill

Superbly converted barn, which nestles among rich green fields, just four miles from Porthleven, one of Cornwall’s coastal hot spots. This beautiful grade II listed barn is part of a pretty rural farmstead. With reverse living the superb open plan living room and kitchen span the first floor with an incredible vaulted ceiling and wood burner creating a lovely homely feel.

The ground floor bedrooms offer flexibility with one with king size bed with en-suite shower room, one twin and one with a zip and link bed offering option of a 6′ super king bed or a twin. Just over a mile away is a friendly relaxed pub with a good food menu, catering for all tastes.

Link – https://www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Cornwall-Nancegollan/Mill-959065.html

Westward View

Perched on the cliff tops, just a few minutes walk from the cliff path, Westward has outstanding views! Located on the cliff tops on the outskirts of Porthleven, Westward has uninterrupted, panoramic views across the sea and towards Penrose Estate. The property is 10 minutes walk to Porthleven and offers plenty of space.

Taking advantage of the views, the living room offers a wood burning stove and opens onto a large patio area that looks onto the beach. The roomy master bedroom has en-suite bathroom and lovely balcony. The other two bedrooms are a double bedroom and a bunk both with shower room ensuites.

Link – https://www.porthlevenholidaycottages.co.uk/properties/westward/



Three bedroom, traditional Cornish cottage located on the east side of the harbour with lovely views.

A traditional Cornwall self catering cottage nestled on the far side of the harbour, 2 Jerboa is furnished to a high standard with all modern conveniences at hand. Upstairs there is a double and single bedroom at the front of the property and a single bedroom and family shower room at the rear.  Oil central heating and good quality bed linen and towels are provided.

At the rear of the property is a small enclosed courtyard.  The beach and coastal path are 5 minutes walk away.  Parking is available on the quayside (not reserved).  DOGS WELCOME

Link – https://www.porthlevenholidaycottages.co.uk/properties/2-jerboa/


Anchor Cottage

Anchor Cottage is a traditional character retreat set opposite the three mile beach of Porthleven. Panoramic views, high spec hand built kitchen and patio to the front with stunning coastal views. Lounge/dining room Open-plan with stunning views over the beach from the lounge as well as dining area. Log burner for cosy evenings, while enjoying your favourite music on the Bose system. Laura Ashley fabrics complete this room to a stunning high standard

Link – http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk/retreats/anchor-cottage/


Song of the Sea

If you know Porthleven and have visited in the last few years then you can’t fail to have noticed this spectacular property being developed right on the sea defences above the beach. Grand design? Labour of love? Obsession? Impossible? it’s a little of all of these from concept to creation involving demolition and excavation into one of the most famous sea walls in the country. The end result is one of the most spectacular houses imaginable overlooking the beach with panoramic sea views from the Lizard across the whole of Mounts Bay to Mousehole and beyond. Next landfall to the West is Boston! On the upper floor is simply a vast glass fronted living area with state of the art kitchen, dining area, sofas and relaxing chairs. Several different doors lead out to the upper terrace house with glass panels and steps down to the lower terrace The lower level has three king bedrooms with two luxury ensuites and a family bathroom as well as another sitting room all with the same spectacular views and doors out to the lower terrace sitting right above Porthleven’s famous beach.

Heating is via the most advanced eco-friendly systems with a ground source heat pump providing underfloor heating and hot water assisted by the use of solar panels. The indoor areas are serviced with a heat recovery ventilation system, providing fresh filtered clean air in all rooms. Rain water harvesting is used to provide the water used for flushing toilets and supplying water to the outside taps. Everything is furnished to the highest standards and there’s parking for two cars

Link – http://www.nicheretreats.co.uk/retreats/song-of-the-sea/

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