Little Cottage is a stunning (and not-so-little) design-led Cornish paradise for group holidays and stylish celebrations alike.
  • Sleeps: 11
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Blissfully set within Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Praa Sands is a true surfer’s and sunbather’s paradise, with its long, south-facing white sandy beach and fresh, rolling waves.

Complete this heavenly picture with a group break spent in the company of your favourite people, relaxing in the grand Little Cottage,  recently featured on Channel 4’s Extraordinary Escapes!

Once a derelict building heavily concealed by undergrowth, the cottage was famously purchased in 2009 by Soho House architect Alex Michaelis, who transformed it into a breathtaking holiday home that sleeps up to 11 people.  Clean, white and minimalist, steeped in opulence and fuelled with cutting-edge design, there is also a feeling of warmth and comfort throughout – making you feel gloriously welcome from the moment you arrive.

Accommodation is generously spread across two floors, with the ground floor housing a sociable living area with two large, squashy sofas and a giant bean bag. Curl up in your favourite spot and chat the evening away, with a warming log burner crackling softly away in the background and underfloor heating keeping everybody toasty.

Catch up with the latest blockbusters, set the mood with the SONOS music system…or how about unleashing your competitive side with the Xbox or Foosball table in the bespoke games room?

Even those who don’t like cooking will be converted by the stunning kitchen, complete with Miele oven, Quooker boiling water tap and coffee machine. A roomy dining table completes the welcoming picture here. You’ll find a handy utility area and an ensuite bunk room on the ground floor too, sleeping up to five people.

Finish dining and conversing, then head upstairs and claim your sleeping space from three spectacular sea view bedrooms, each one equipped with cosy super king-sized beds, and each one with its own ensuite that features a shower and roll top bath.

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At a glance

  • Architect-designed house sleeping up to 11 people, with direct access to Praa Sands beach.
  • This is a dog-friendly property, however please note that Praa Sands does not allow dogs on the beach during summer.
  • Close to an array of shops and attractions, with activities including golf, fishing and surfing also available.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to 11,  3 super king-size bedrooms and en-suite shower/bathrooms, roll-top bath tubs, twin bunk room, en-suite shower room, underfloor heating, kitchen & living area, 4-ring induction hob, Miele electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine, dining table for 6, 2 large sofas, wood burning stove, bean bag, SONOS sound system, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, X Box, DVD player, Fuseball table, boogie boards, art materials, outdoor seating, Jacuzzi, hammock, trampoline, Ping Pong table, slide, outdoor shower, parking.

Local activities

Beaches, swimming, castles, Land’s End, Minack Theatre, fishing, National Trust gardens, local shops, restaurants,  museums, galleries, gardens, boat tours, cinema, historical/ancient sites, Egyptian house.

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Outside the house, you can escape to another world that’s full of fun and relaxation. Here you’ll find comfy outdoor sofas, a bubbling Jacuzzi, a trampoline, a ping pong table…and even a slide!

Discover a path, too, that leads straight from the garden onto the magnificent Praa Sands beach, with sand so white, sea so fresh and views so marvellous that you’ll never feel the need to fly all the way to the Caribbean again!

If you’re stuck for something to do, why not treat yourselves to surfing lessons from the exclusive Dan Joel surf school? Professional surfer Dan himself will visit you at the house with boards and wetsuits in tow – even the most shaky beginner will be feeling confident in no time at all.

You’ll find plenty to do in Praa Sands village should you feel the need to stray away from the sea and sand, including local shops and a golf club. Rick Stein’s world-famous fish restaurant is also a must-visit in nearby Porthleven.

More than worthy of the most lavish group holiday plans, a stay at the Little Cottage is sure to inspire plenty of big dreams!

Things to note

Small to medium sized dogs are permitted upon prior arrangement, however dogs are only permitted on Praa Sands beach from 30th September until Easter Sunday (other local beaches are year round access).

Where you'll be staying

Praa Sands, Cornwall

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