Surrounded by the wooded countryside of the National Trust's Penrose Estate and just over a mile from the pretty harbour village of Porthleven, nestled on a hillside not far from the Owner's house, you will find The Old Sand School. This delightful semi-detached cottage is not only comfortable and stylish but also spacious, welcoming and very well-equipped. After a day out exploring or on the beach, what could be better than a spot of al fresco dining in the garden or cuddling up on the sofa in front of the cosy wood-burner. Cook up a treat in the fabulous kitchen or pop down to the harbour as this foodie destination has many great restaurants, pubs and cafes to choose from.
For walkers this location is a real treat as the Penrose Estate features Cornwall's largest natural lake, woodland tracks, stretches of coastline and open parkland to explore and for those wanting more you can join the South West Coast Path at Porthleven to explore the Lizard peninsula with its craggy coves in one direction and St Michael's Mount, Land's End and Sennen Cove in the other. There are family-friendly sandy beaches within easy reach at nearby Gunwalloe, Poldhu, Praa Sands and Perranuthnoe, these all provide lifeguards in season (July to September), as well as many coves and beaches such as Porthleven and Loe Bar which are great for visiting but are not suitable for swimming due to the strong currents. When you need to stock up with supplies there are supermarkets, banks, local shops and pubs to visit in nearby Helston and for local produce the Farmers Market on the first Saturday in every month is well worth a look.
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with single bed
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
This lovely room is flooded with light.
Sit out on the terrace for breakfast, lunch and dinner and enjoy those views across the Penrose Estate.
The kitchen sits between the dining-room and sitting-room, all in all a very social space.
Just look at the view from the master bedroom.
The fantastic kitchen is a pleasure to cook in.
The views over the surrounding countryside including the Penrose Estate down to the Loe.
Dining with that view and with the doors open you can bring the outside in on a sunny day.
This pretty semi-detached cottage is located at the end of the driveway.
The gorgeous master bedroom.
The en suite shower-room to the master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The hallway leads upstairs to the bedrooms and through to the sitting-room, kitchen and dining-room.
The family bathroom is on the first floor.
The single room would suit an adult or child and has plenty of storage.
The single bedroom is across the landing from the master bedroom.
There are lovely touches throughout the cottage.
This super cottage was built on the site of the old sand school.
Looking back at the cottage from the end of the garden.
The wall-mounted wood-burner gives a cosy glow all year round.
Get comfy on the sofa after a day out on the beach or exploring.
The views from the dining-table are just as good.
This lovely calm space is perfect for relaxing with family and friends.
The downstairs cloakroom.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 2)
The bathroom is right next door to the double bedroom at the front of the cottage.
What a view from the bedroom, the market town of Helston on your left and the Penrose Estate straight ahead.
The garden has a privacy screen between the cottage and next door.
The pretty harbour at Porthleven is surrounded by wonderful places to eat and drink.
Spend some time exploring the cafes, restaurants and little shops or just taking in the views.
Watch the fishing boats return with their catch.
From the cottage you can take the route through the Penrose Estate to Loe Bar by foot or bicycle (bring your own or hire locally)
Watch the changing of the seasons whatever time of year you visit, the estate is a very peaceful place to explore by foot or bicycle.
One of the old stables is now a cafe, perfect for a stop for some light refreshments.
The Penrose Estate wraps around the lake at Loe Bar, such a pretty area with paths through the woods.
The stunning harbour at Porthleven.
The beach at Porthleven is long and sandy but not safe for swimming due to the strong currents.