1 The Chapel

Praa Sands, South Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Beautifully converted chapel in a secluded location yet close to the popular town of Porthleven.

You can book this property from:

  • £298 per week
  • £43 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - Please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


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 bed (6’ zip and link - can be unlinked into 3' twin beds upon request), bedside unit, chest of drawers, distant sea views.
Bathroom: Bath with electric shower over, basin, wc.

GARDEN & PARKING: 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 and heating included in the rent.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: None provided.
Shop: 3 ml. Pub: 1 ml.

NOTES: No smoking. No pets. WiFi provided. Important information about internet usage. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like the super kingsize bed unlinked into twin beds.


1 The Chapel was just right for our visit to Cornwall in every way. Clean, comfortable, quiet and within easy reach of the places we like. The fresh flowers, milk, tea and biscuits and clotted cream left for us on arrival were an extra bonus and very much appreciated. In short, we loved it!

Mr Richard L,

I was here for a pottery course and didn't realise what a beautiful cottage I had booked. This is such a beautiful coastline, i had early morning walks across the cliffs and this showed me how beautiful this area is. The Chapel was the perfect place to stay, a very well appointed cottage. The flowers and tasty treats i arrived too were very appreciated.

Previous Customer,

Lovely garden area, impressive large kitchen cosy upstairs area lovely walks to the sea from the property peaceful and quiet.

Mrs Teresa G,

Perfect for an away from it all holiday. Beautifully appointed. Everything one could need was provided.

Mrs Janice T,

Everything was very good, in fact we are planning another visit next year!

Previous Customer,

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 P,

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.

Previous Customer,

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 R,

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. x

Previous Customer,

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 A,

Amazing location in a lovely hamlet so near the sea

Ruth and Y,

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 P,

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.

Previous Customer,

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.

We have had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage. The cottage is well equipped and has everything we could possibly need. Thank you for the refreshments. We have had a great holiday and hope to be back soon.

Previous Customer

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 C

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.

Previous Customer


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.