Rainbows End cottage
Rainbows End cottage is light and spacious, ideal for families and couples, equipped with everything you need for a relaxing carefree holiday. Set in 2 acres of gardens there is an outdoor heated swimming pool for the exclusive use of the cottage and house. The lounge on the 1st floor has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony taking full advantage of the far reaching views and stunning sunsets. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. A large boot/utility room with Belfast sink and overhead clothes airier is ideal to store all your beach or walking equipment. The spacious master bedroom on the 2nd floor has a king-size bed with en-suite and the 2nd bedroom on the 1st floor has twin beds with an en-suite .There is a downstairs cloakroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating for you to enjoy alfresco dinning under the pergola. The pool has comfortable sun loungers and its own pool room shower.On arrival there is a complimentary Cornish hamper for you to enjoy
Rainbows End House and attached cottage are set in 2 acres of tranquil peaceful grounds ideally situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and less than 3 miles to Praa Sands a popular family and surfers beach.The outdoor heated swimming pool (open 1st May until 30th of September 2016) and grounds are for the exclusive use of the 2 properties. Rainbows End is bordered by the National Trust Godolphin Estate and sits at the base of Godolphin Hill with its spectacular panoramic views of the south west coastline.This is the ideal place for families, couples, walkers and can easily accommodate family and friend gatherings and celebrations. It is the perfect location to explore the whole of the Cornish southwest coastline with its idyllic coves, country gardens ,fishing villages and the south west coastal paths. St Ives, Porthleven, Falmouth and St Michaels Mount are all within a 15-30 minute drive.
Top Traveller Review
We would not hesitate to return here, and look forward to doing so soon.
Thanks again Bev
About the Owner
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with full payment due 8 weeks prior to your holiday date.
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is after 4pm and departure 10am to allow for cleaning and preparation for new arrivals.
Notes on prices:
All prices are per week in UK pounds. Bed Linen is included Guests are requested to bring their own towels.
(6 traveller reviews)
We really enjoyed staying at Rainbows End cottage for our long weekend in May.We were given a warm welcome by Bev and her husband. The cottage was very well looked after and we felt very at home with all the little extras like board games, and the little welcome hamper was a nice surprise.
We would not hesitate to return here, and look forward to doing so soon.
Thanks again Bev
We had a fabulous week at Rainbow's End Cottage despite not having fantastic weather! Firstly we were greeted by Bev with a fabulous welcome basket containing scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam, apple juice, milk, eggs and bread from a local farm shop. The accommodation itself was just perfect for us. It was well presented and had everything that you needed including a large utility room. The outside space is fantastic. There is a large garden where the children can play safely. There is plenty of outdoor seating areas where the adults can relax and also a BBQ area. Finally the swimming pool was an added bonus for us. It was exceptionally clean (Bev was out there religiously every morning!) and our children loved it.
The area itself is amazing. We explored the coves around the Lizard and toured the lighthouse. On the only day it rained we drove to Falmouth and did the 'park and float' and visited the Maritime Museum. There were lots of activities for the children and they were able to climb on many of the different types of boats displayed there.
Our favourite day it has to be said was a trip to the Minack theatre where we had booked tickets to watch a children's show called Stones and Bones. This was absolutely brilliant and we were all in stitches. In addition the backdrop to the theatre was absolutely stunning. I would strongly recommend this to everyone! We loved this holiday so much that we will definitely be returning. Thank you Bev and Simon!
First impressions were great and our boys dived into the pool within 10 minutes of arriving. The cottage is just as described, spotlessly clean with a delicious welcome hamper too. Bev is a wonderful host, there if need be but never intrusive. Our boys loved to help her and her husband clean the pool, which they did every morning. Children are very well catered for, from the pool equipment, to swing ball, a double swing and the various games in the cottage. We found the position of Rainbows End very convenient, off the beaten track but close to beaches and St Ives was less than 25 minutes drive away. Kynance Cove is heavenly, but wear walking shoes for the walk down there! We fell under the spell of Rainbows End, so much so that next years holiday is already booked.
A home from home in a wonderful location
The fact that we have holidayed at Rainbow's End for four years in a row shows that it has become a home from home for our family. Bev and Simon are always welcoming and do everything they can to make sure our stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The well equipped and beautifully furnished house is spotlessly clean and well-maintained and the garden and grounds are immaculate. My favourite time of day is in the evening taking in the fantastic views of the surrounding countryside from the patio and BBQ area. The pool is wonderful; warm enough to swim in whatever the weather and a good size. There are plenty of beaches to choose from and a wake-boarding park nearby for water sport lovers but sometimes we are just as happy spending the day at the Holiday House.
Returning for the second year, we had another fabulous week, the accommodation is spacious and very tastefully decorated, the location is tranquil and the views breath taking across to all coastlines when you stroll up to Goldolphin Hill. We swam every day and had a really relaxing week, wonderful Welcome basket.
Superb, spacious and immaculate holiday cottage. Huge garden and lovely heated swimming pool. Owners are extremely welcoming and helpful. Children aged 12 and 13 loved it. The barbecue and seating area for eating outside were great. Lovely tranquil location. Looking forward to returning.
Activity and Interests
Praa sands, a popular surfers and family beach is a 5-10 minute drive away. Here surf boards can be hired and lessons booked. Life guards patrol the beach April to September.
Porthleven with its charming traditional fishing harbour and boasting several good restaurants is a top spot for foodies and is approximately 15 minutes drive away
Use of a car is essential. Newquay airport is 45miles. Penzance railway station is 10 miles.
The nearest local shop is 2.5miles. Penzance 10 miles, Helston 8 miles, Porthleven 5 miles, St Michaels Mount 5 miles, The Tate gallery- St Ives 12 miles, Minnack Theatre 18 miles and Eden project 38 miles.
With direct access to country walks and less than 10 minute drive to the stunning South West coastal path Rainbows End is ideally placed for walkers .Drop offs and pick ups along the coastal path can be arranged via the owners.
There are local independent shops available in Helston Porthleven and Penzance as well as several large supermarkets banks and cinemas . We are happy to accept your internet food delivery by prior arrangement with the owners.There are a number of good quality farm shops a short drive away in addition to farmers markets that are held at various locations. Porthleven a short drive away with its historic harbour boasts numerous good eating places .
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs Cloakroom
- Ensuite to master bedroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, double shower
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Spacious master bedroom with Kingsize bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Private parking next to the property. The house and cottage are heated by oil central heating. Rainbows End house has a wood burner The first basket of wood for the wood burner is provide. A travel cot and high chair are available on request. The grounds and swimming pool are shared with guests staying at the house and the cottage .The owners live on site. The properties can be booked separately or together for family /friend gatherings. There is a reduction for 2 people staying at the cottage out of season Outside: The 2 properties are set within a 2 acre site with shared access to the grounds and the the outdoor heated swimming pool(11 metres x 4metres open early May to 30th of September 2016 )Adjoining the swimming pool area is a large wet room with shower and WC. There is a large barbecue area with plenty of eating and seating areas .There is a double swing and plenty of outdoor space for children to run around and play.