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1 The Chapel

Praa Sands - West Coast

Beautifully converted chapel in a secluded location yet close to the popular town of Porthleven.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£298 - £680 per week *


A cosy, bolt-hole for two forming part of a converted Methodist chapel in the hamlet of Rinsey. Surrounded by scenic countryside and close to the South West Coast Path and picture-postcard Rinsey Cove, with its restored engine house at the top of the cliffs, No 1 The Chapel is well located for enjoying the Lizard Peninsula and the west coast of Cornwall.

With a spacious, upstairs living room to make the most of the surrounding views, a pretty south-facing garden, private parking and well-equipped facilities, this granite-built property in a peaceful location is sure to provide a relaxing break.

May be booked with 2 The Chapel, subject to availability.

Kitchen/Diner: Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

Living Room: 
TV, DVD player, stereo, distant sea views.
Bedroom 1: Super Kingsize (6’ zip and link - can be made into 3' twin beds on request, please let us know at the time of booking), bedside unit, chest of drawers, distant sea views.
Bathroom: Bath with electric shower over, basin, w.c.

Lawn, flower beds and paved patio area with picnic table. Private parking available.

Changeover day: Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am.
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: None available, please bring your own.
Shop: 3 ml. Pub: 1 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. No pets. WiFi available. Mobile phone coverage varies. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like the Super Kingsize bed made into twin beds.


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 2 miles to a restaurant
  • 0.4 mile to a beach
  • Sea Views
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

Praa Sands (pronounced Pray or Prah) is a village and beach located a few miles north of Porthleven and a few miles south of Marazion (home of St Michaels Mount). Famed for its fantastic waves and glorious mile-long sandy beach, it is a popular destination for visitors. With a beach café, golf club, village shop and pub, Praa Sands is the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday. As well as its own brilliant white sands, there are also two neighbouring beaches; Rinsey Cove and Kenneggy Cove.

Praa Sands is situated between the Lizard Peninsula (the most southerly point in the UK) and the far west of Cornwall, making it easy to explore both of these stunning areas. Head west and explore St Michael’s Mount and Land’s End and experience the amazing art scene and fabulous food of St Ives. Or head south to the rugged Lizard Peninsula and walk the spectacular South West Coast Path. There are many idyllic little villages to explore in this beautiful part of Cornwall.


Everything was very good, in fact we are planning another visit next year!Christine - 29th October 2018
We have had a lovely relaxing holiday with good walks around the area. Lovely location and comfortable cottage. We hope to visit again. Thank you for flowers, milk etc., very welcome after a long journey.The Pontings - 20th October 2018
1 The Chapel is light, spacious and comfortable. It is quiet and peaceful. The heating is good, the furnishings comfortable and is quite simply the best holiday accommodation in Cornwall.Steve - 9th October 2018
A lovely, secluded cottage, with a chapel window to see the views, in a hamlet on top of cliffs in a wild part of beautiful coastline. Clare and Richard - 20th August 2018
What a marvellous cottage with everything we could possibly want or need! We love the king-sized bed, it has been a wonderful week. Thanks for taking such good care of this special place. xClare - 17th August 2018
Fabulous place to stay. Jan and David have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. The house is in a great location, with a little stroll down to the beach. We've made the most of the lovely garden to sit out and eat (luckily picked the hottest week to come) and enjoyed some fantastic sunsets. Thank you for the lovely Cornish tea, fairings and clotted cream, what a wonderful treat. We will definitely be back, probably bringing the family with us and rent out next door too. Thank you.Maria and Andy - 30th June 2018
Amazing location in a lovely hamlet so near the seaRuth and Yves - 11th June 2018
1 The Chapel at Rinsey suited us perfectly. The hamlet of Rinsey was so quiet and peaceful. It was an excellent place to go and discover areas in West Cornwall. The circular walk starting from the chapel past Wheal Prosper along the coast was spectacular. We had fantastic weather but had it rained there were many books, DVDs, CD player in the property so we could have just "chilled out" there too!Pricilla and Peter - 31st May 2018
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome to 1 The Chapel - Cornish tea, biscuits, flowers, milk and Rhoddas in fridge, so kind. We have had a wonderful stay here and really appreciated all the though that has gone into equipping The Chapel even down to the charming pictures. Many thanks.Chatfield - 26th May 2018
Thank you, we have had a lovely stay in The Chapel. It was great, all we needed! May see you again, will recommend to all.
Thank you so much - we had the most lovely, quiet holiday. We personally really enjoyed the tide book - lovely touch. Beautiful and clean and overall awesome holiday. Thanks a bunch!Cherie and Chris
We stayed at 1 The Chapel, for a week in September 2017. It was great value for money, being much cheaper than a lot of other options that we examined and yet lacking nothing that you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen (ground floor) had all we needed for cooking our own meals and the sitting room (upstairs) was bright, clean and well furnished. The one double bedroom and bathroom were all we needed. The location is 10 minutes drive from Porthleven, which is gorgeous, or a leisurely 2 hour walk east along the coastal path. It is also a short (10 minute) walk from The Chapel down onto the secluded beach at Rinsey Cove or an hour's walk west to Praa Sands Beach. All in all, The Chapel is perfect, and affordable for the couple who want a base from which to explore west Cornwall.1 The Chapel Guest


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