• Rinsey Head, Iconic Clifftop House near Porthleven
  • Panoramic sea views from every room
  • Sits on private headland
  • Footpaths in all directions, Porthleven nearby
  • Five bedrooms, sleeping 9+1
  • Three modern bathrooms, 2 ensuite
  • Glorious period features throughout
  • Fully equipped kitchen with Aga
  • Wifi Broadband
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Unbeatable location!


It is all about Location!

Probably the best located self catering property in Cornwall, positioned on the beautifully unspoilt stretch of coast between Porthleven and Praa Sands; with far reaching views across Mounts Bay, to Lizard Point in the East and Lands End in the West. Rinsey Head, an iconic clifftop house near Porthleven, perches on the edge of Rinsey Head and sits in private grounds of approximately 27 acres, making the house totally private. Rinsey Head was built in the early twentieth century and is architecturally designed to maximise the views in every direction.

Located between Helston and Penzance Rinsey Head is not just a fabulous cliff top house, its the perfect base to explore the whole area.  Within an easy 30 minute drive you can access the Lizard peninsula, famous for Kynance Cove, Cadgwith and the most southernly point in the UK.  A little further east you reach the tranquil estuaries around Falmouth, Helford and Flushing, popular with sailors and paddleboarders.  Or, head over to St Ives and the 3 mile stretch of golden beach from Hayle to Godrevy.  St Ives is ideal for a cultural treat, visit Tate St Ives and The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture gallery followed by culinary delights served up at Porthminster Cafe, Ugly Butterfly or the truly authentic Thai restaurant Talay Thai Kitchen, St Ives.  Finally, you can head West to the rugged and spectacular Lands’ End peninsula, with the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Lands’ End, Cape Cornwall and the eccentric market town of St Just.

The house itself is a well appointed, spacious family home, which exudes a real sense of adventure; unlike many places in Cornwall the weather here is immaterial – on a beautiful summer day relax on the patio and drink in the views whilst a variety of seabirds circle above and dolphins play below; or on a wild Cornish day snuggle up, light the fire in the cosy living room and watch the waves crashing all around!


Ground Floor: From the entrance hallway; there is a downstairs cloakroom with space to hang coats and store boots etc. The reception rooms are found down a short flight of oak stairs, the double aspect sitting room has spectacular views over Mounts Bay with Rinsey on one side and Praa Sands / Prussia Cove on the other, there is an open fire in the sitting room, a large flat screen TV and iPod docking speakers if you can tear yourself away from the windows.

There is a well equipped kitchen with traditional two oven Aga, separate gas hob, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and large fridge/freezer. Leading off the kitchen is a dining room with another large picture window with more astonishing views of both sea and Wheal prosper engine house at Rinsey.

First Floor: Wide oak staircase leads up from the hallway, there are two large double rooms on this floor. The “Rinsey” room has a large super king bed, wardrobe and large chest of drawers, the double aspect windows have views of Rinsey on one side and over Mounts Bay to Penzance on the other, there is a modern white ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over. The “Praa” room is a very large bedroom with king size bed, built in wardrobes, two chest of drawers and a two-seater sofa, again double aspect with stunning views, probably one of the only bedrooms where you can see Lizard point and Lands End from your bed! There is a modern white ensuite, with shower cubicle, WC and basin (again with amazing views!). On this floor there is also a newly fitted modern white family bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and two large towel rails. There is one further occasional bedroom / utility room with single bed, sink and washing machine. Up a couple of stairs and past bookshelves packed with holiday reading is the “Turret” room with single bed, wash basin, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Second Floor: A large bedroom with two single beds and one set of bunk beds; there is a wash hand basin and two incredible arched windows. The room evokes the spirit of Enid Blyton and would be a firm favourite with any children in the party!


In amongst your very own private headland is space to park several cars to the front of the property and a garage which can be used to store surf boards and beach paraphernalia! To the rear of the house is a patio area with incredible views. There are no fenced areas around the house so due to the nature of the location young children and pets should be accompanied whilst outside at all times.  Praa Sands, a mile long stretch of sandy beach is walkable from the house, pick up the South West Coastal Path from half way up the drive, the walk takes about 15 minutes.  On the other side of the drive you can descend down to Rinsey Cove which is a fabulous, often quiet beach which is dog friendly year round.

Facilities and Services

Inclusive electricity, heating (winter only) and wifi broadband. Rinsey Head is fully cleaned before your arrival and all bed linen, towels (including beach towels) and the final laundry are included in the price. Welcome basket and basic provisions are provided.


Parking for several cars. Garden table, chairs and BBQ. Small shop & pub in Ashton 1 mile. Rinsey Head is a non smoking property. Pets welcome by prior arrangement. Arrive / Depart – Thursday (Fri or Sat in off season by negotiation). Rinsey Head is a Clifftop house near Porthleven and great care must be taken at all times when enjoying the grounds.


5 Jan - 2 Feb£1,700.0020 -27 Jun£3,800.00
2 Feb - 7 MarCLOSED27 Jun - 4 Jul£4,050.00
7 Mar - 28 Mar£1,900.004 - 11 Jul£4,300.00
28 Mar - 18 Apr£2,500.0011 Jul - 29 Aug£4,400.00
18 Apr - 25 Apr£2,200.0029 Aug - 12 Sep£3,800.00
25 Apr - 23 May£2,850.0012 Sep - 26 Sep£3,300.00
23 May - 30 May£3,400.0026 Sep - 17 Oct£2,400.00
30 May - 6 Jun£2,850.0017 Oct - 31 Oct£2,750.00
6 Jun - 13 Jun£3,000.0031 Oct - 19 Dec£1,700.00
13 - 20 Jun£3,400.0019 Dec - 4 Jan£3,400.00


Rinsey, Ashton, Helston TR13 9TS, UK

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