Welcome to Candlelight Cottage.
The huge sitting-room.
The spacious master bedroom with sea views and an en suite shower-room.
Rinsey headland, just a short stroll down the footpath.
The gorgeous back garden has an elevated terrace, perfect for taking in the sea views.
Enjoy the sea views from the back garden.
Plenty of seating for all the family.
Keep warm and relax.
A Rangemaster range cooker and all mod-cons.
Sea views from the kitchen sink.
Perfectly equipped.
Plenty of seating around the dining table, there are more chairs if required.
The dining-area has doors that lead out to the enclosed garden with its decked terrace and sea views.
Plenty of dining space for all the family.
The snug has a TV and bean bags as well as lots of games for the whole family.
The snug has a fabulous feature wall of Cornwall and loads of games to keep children and adults alike, amused.
The double en suite bedroom.
The double bedroom's en suite shower-room.
The first floor back single bedroom with sea views.
The front first floor double, en suite bedroom.
Sea views from the master bedroom.
The master bedroom's en suite shower-room.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
Bedrooms with a (sea) view.
A hot bath following a lovely coastal walk.
Parking galore.
The outside dining area has been created with beautifully crafted stone-work.
This lovely setting is the perfect spot to sit and relax.
There's plenty of choice when it comes to al fresco dining here.
Candlelight Cottage is within the cluster of houses, above left of the mine (photo courtesy of Nick Macdonald).
The Rinsey coast.
Rinsey Cove, just an amble down the lane.
Prussia Cove is within walking distance for keen walkers.
St Michael's Mount in Marazion is a short drive away.
Gorgeous beach days out.
The sea in the Porthcurno area is unlike any other.
Miles of golden sands on the beaches.
Penzance has a wonderful outdoor swimming pool.

Candlelight Cottage


2.4 miles W of Porthleven / Sleeps 5 + cot

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7 Nights from £830

So glad we found this holiday property and were able to visit again. Just love it - very comfortable and functional - super holiday home - fantastic location. Firm favourite - would highly recommend but please leave me a week or two:)

A lovely home from home, the hosts had thought of everything. The snug was greatly appreciated by our six year old granddaughter. The bedrooms were cosy and bathrooms were clean and of a high spec. The kitchen was clean as was all the equipment. The owners had given great consideration as to what was required for self catering purposes. This property had great views and was in a very peaceful location. Rinsey beach is a difficult walk if you are less able but we walked along the coastal path (20 minutes) to Praa Sands. The Lion and Lamb offered lovely home cooked food at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Classic Cottages to anyone wanting to book a holiday home.

This is a beautiful home to spend your holiday in! It's well equipped, clean, tastefully decorated and a 20 minute walk to a beautiful beach. Lots of thoughtful touches too, if you've forgotten something and left it at home, don't worry, they'll have thought of it and have it for you! So stop looking now and book this one!

We had a fantastic stay at Candlelight Cottage, the owners had thought of everything, including a very thoughtful welcome gift with treats and essentials for us and our dog. We totally loved the little touches throughout the cottage especially the box of useful things!!! And the location was nice too, walks from the doorstep and a fantastic little beach, very private too, although a good hike down!! Oh and a lovely pub just up the road… couldn’t fault a thing.

Excellent comfortable cottage which more than met our expectations. Extremely well equipped with no need to bring anything from home. It suited our party of three generations. Ideally located for local attractions. The pub at the end of the lane was good for food and the cove at the other end was lovely. The garden had the sun during the afternoon and the sunset each evening was stunning.

home from home with lovely views, peaceful location.

We very much enjoyed our second holiday in this beautiful cottage in our favourite Cornish location.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to read that this is your second visit and look forward to welcoming you back for a third! Sarah, Customer Support

Because I have my holiday here booked for next year I can tell you about this house - it's wonderful - a gem. The situation is beautiful with fabulous views and a great location for exploring all the area. Plenty of space to relax and loads of things to keep the kids (big and small) amused. Light and airy kitchen, a great place to eat enjoying the view up the coastline - cooked for very hungry walkers each night. Beds comfortable and showers super - with enough space to put your clothes and toiletries. Just loved our stay here it is a bril home for a holiday, after just one visit this has become a firm favourite.

We stayed at Candlelight Cottage in June 2022, on arriving at the cottage we were impressed, inside was beautiful, above our expectations, very homely yet outstanding, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The owner has thought of everything, little boxes of things you may have forgotten, very well equipped, very clean and location is outstanding. Close to local pubs and villages, we were more than made up with our stay and will definitely be returning. The housekeeper, Nadine was so helpful and went out of her way to make sure our stay was what we expected. I honestly cant fault anything. Superb cottage.

This is the most beautiful and luxurious cottage we have stayed in that was equipped with everything you could possibly need and had beautiful finishing touches. It felt like a home from home!

Everything about Candlelight Cottage is great from the location and wonderful sea views to the furnishings, cleanliness and equipment. The lovely downstairs 'entertainment' room is a gem of a room for children and adults alike on a rainy day. We will be booking this one again. Loved it.

We had a great time here in this wonderful comfortable, cosy cottage with stunning views and great facilities. The weather was pretty good - windy, chilly and sunny. As a couple and two friends we appreciated all the bathroom/shower facilities - and us all elderly! We all live in other parts of Cornwall but this was a lovely change of scenery and a welcome get-together in this tranquil spot after the last 2 difficult years. Easy access to the coastal path. Local shops, PO , pub and Garden centre - excellent cream tea here , all very handy. Just love to come again if ever we have the chance.

Lovely cottage well maintained and a good standard plenty of information left around feels like a home

Wow! What a pleasure to stay here! Exceeded all expectations, we have stayed in places before but this was outstanding, the extra mile, all the little touches, a pint of milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, etc.. even doggy biscuits, absolutely everything you could need, cannot speak highly enough of Candlelight cottage.

Outstanding cottage with beautiful views. Very well equipped and comfortable. Owners have thought of everything one needs for a good holiday and lots of extras for a dog and children. Great location close to coastal path and local pub and nearby towns. Elevated seating area in garden to watch sunset amazing!

Lovely cottage and everything catered for. We took our dog Max and the owners had even left treats for him, a bed, towels for wiping him down and 2 dog bowls. Really felt comfortable and totally chilled out

Beautiful cottage with stunning views and a great location.

Loved candlelight cottage, so peaceful with a wonderful sea view. Easy walk to coastal path. All the extras provided shows how caring the owners are also liked their sense of humour when reading the guest book. Thankyou to Nadine who keeps the cottage clean and welcoming. We didn’t bring our dog this time but maybe the hallway would be more practical if it was tiled just a thought. Many thanks.

Candlelight Cottage was one of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in and certainly deserves five stars. The location is excellent. It was incredibly well stocked to make the stay very comfortable. It really felt like a lot of thought had gone into to making this a perfect holiday. We have been to other self catering cottages and they have felt like you are in someone else's home but this simply not the case for Candlelight Cottage. We cannot praise this cottage enough.

A great location, amazing views of the sea. Great beach in easy walking distance (para sands). Everything had been thought of, even towels for the dog!

Candlelight Cottage is absolutely outstanding in every way and surpassed all our expectations. The location is wonderful and the cottage very clean, cosy, welcoming and extremely well equipped. There is nothing that has not been thought about by the owners to make a stay unforgettable for anyone. We will definitely be back and would certainly recommend this wonderful property to others.

It was a joy to arrive at Candlelight Cottage - spotlessly clean and so well equipped for adults, children - and even the dog! The owners had thought of everything that one might need and there was a wealth of local information to read if you were unfamiliar with the area. The beds were very comfortable, which is very important when you are away from home. We can't praise this cottage highly enough.

This cottage exceeded our expectations and having booked other accommodation with Classic Cottage over the last few years our expectations were somewhat high. Absolutely everything has been considered to ensure a comfortable and safe environment. Looking forward to returning next year. 5 stars just aren't enough.

Candlelight Cottage is perfect for anyone wanting an 'get away from it all' location with sea views. We particularly enjoyed the easy access to the coastal path which led us down to the beautiful Praa Sands, although be warned, it is quite a walk uphill on the return! The house had everything we could possibly have needed for our week's stay and we would not hesitate in returning at a future date.

A beautifully furnished and equipped modern cottage in a rural setting with glorious coastal views from the back of the house. The owners' love for the cottage is evident everywhere. There are wonderful cliff walks in both directions, and two beaches in walking distance from the house.

An amazing location and cottage. The cottage pics don’t do it justice; the rooms are all furnished to a very high standard, amazing kitchen fully equipped for everyone’s needs. The snug is an added bonus, lots for all the family to do. The family have thought of everything- we loved the welcome box of Cornish delights plus the ‘just in case’ and ‘bits and bobs’ box. It is a great location for walks along the coastal path to Praa Sands or Portleven. Less than 0.5hrs drive to Lizard Point or Lands End. Throughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back. Thank you

A beautifully decorated cottage in a stunning location. Just far enough off the beaten track to be peaceful, but near enough to the main road to be convenient for the whole of Mounts Bay.

The Willis family have thought of everything, for everybody. Fantastic holiday cottage. Thank you.

An amazing cottage with lovely views. Right on the costal path so ideally positioned for some amazing walks. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed and more. We really enjoyed our stay here at Candlelight Cottage and hope to return one day.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so pleased to hear you enoyed this amazing area; as well as the coast path we love to walk our dogs around the Penrose Estate which has miles of footpaths to explore, and the stables cafe does lovely cake! Jill, Customer Support

Lovely spacious and comfortable cottage in great location. The beach -- Rinsey Cove -- is only a short walk and pretty perfect if a bit tricky to get down to. The house has nearly everything you could need including board games, books, and beach stuff. Even the dog made to feel welcome. Great views towards Penzance bay, and short coastal walk to Praa Sands. Would happily return.

Rinsey is a peaceful hamlet situated between Porthleven and Praa Sands. We loved the quiet location and the lovely coastal walks we went on each evening. The views from Rinsey are stunning. We also appreciated being close to Porthleven and Praa Sands. For us it was a perfect location. The cottage is comfortable and practical with each bedroom having a bathroom. Overall, a very good cottage that we were sad to leave.

Fantastic holidays at the cottage! We will be definitely coming back. Thank you !

A lovely spacious cottage with wonderful coastal views from all windows. We have already booked a return visit in October.

An easy walk to the coastal path.

Rinsey Cove is beautiful, and well worth the walk down, but the final descent was too rocky and steep for our 13 year old Labrador!

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