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The Tower, Praa Sands

  • The Tower Rooftop terrace, Praa Sands
  • Terrace view
  • Acton Castle, Prussia Cove, Praa Sands Cornwall
  • The terrace
  • Al fresco dining
  • Bespoke chesterfield sofas with views over Prussia Cove
  • Open plan living space with open fire place
  • Open plan living space at The Tower, Acton Castle.
  • Family holiday let, The Tower, Acton Castle
  • Top floor living space to roof terrace with views over Prussia Cove
  • Top floor living space with views over Prussia Cove
  • Ornate interiors at The Tower in Acton Castle
  • Dining room, self-catering holiday let Acton Castle
  • The Tower dining room
  • The Tower's dining room at Acton Castle
  • Country house kitchen with modern utilities
  • Original beam kitchen with country interiors
  • Self-catering country kitchen at The Tower, Acton Castle
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower
  • Master bedroom with stunning views over Prussia Cove
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower and views over Prussia Cove
  • Stylish master bedroom with ornate furnishings
  • Bedroom view from The Tower at Acton Castle
  • Master bedroom with dressing table and chaise.
  • Master en-suite, The Tower
  • Second bedroom with zip and link bed and en-suite bathroom
  • Second bedroom with views over Prussia Cove and gardens
  • Second bedroom, en-suite bathroom
  • Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Third bedroom with views over Prussia Cove and gardens
  • Third bedroom, The Tower Acton Castle
  • Interiors of hallway at The Tower
  • Cloakroom bathroom
  • Acton Castle, The Tower.
  • St Michaels Mount
  • Garden down to the beach
  • The Tower at Acton Castle, Prussia Cove
  • Terrace view
  • The gardens and view
  • Courtyard at Acton Castle
  • Acton Castle gardens
  • Views over to St Micheal's mount
  • Acton Castle drive.
  • Acton Castle drive, from the castle entrance.


Sea view Sleeps:8
Pets Bedrooms:3
Cot & Highchair Beach:200 metres
WiFi Arrival:Saturday










Select your date of arrival and departure on the calendar:

January 2019
February 2019
Clear dates


Cautionary deposit: £


The coastal views from the roof terrace of this 18th century castle.


Take the footpath direct from Acton Castle to the coast and coves, some 200 metres.

Where is it?

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by secluded, rocky coves, Acton Castle stands proud on the cliffs over Mount's Bay.

Prussia Cove is between St Michael's Mount, Marazion, and the Lizard Peninsula. The picturesque cove sits on the eastern flank of Cudden Point. The dramatic coastline of Prussia Cove is made-up of three smaller coves called Piskies, Bessy's and Kings. The smaller beaches of pale gold sand, sheltered by the cliffs, offer the perfect spot for rockpooling and bathing at low tide.

From Acton Castle, join the South West Coast Path east to Piskies Cove and Cudden Point; or walk west to the beach and village of Perranuthanoe, with seafront cafes and an excellent gastro pub.

Acton Castle:

Built in 1775 as a country house, Acton Castle offers commanding views over Mount's Bay. The now Grade II listed building, was created by John Stackhouse, an enthusiastic marine biologist. Stackhouse wanted a gentleman's retreat where he could carry out his botany. The scientist commissioned architect John Wood the Younger, who at the time, recently completed designs for the world famous Royal Crescent in Bath.

Cornwall's most famous real-life smuggler John Cater, The King of Prussia, is known to have rented a farm at Acton Castle, and for a time, was the building's caretaker. When Stackhouse was not at the property, Cater took advantage of the empty space and used it as a hideout. Old Cornish tales say that smuggler's tunnels run from the castle to the coast although they have never been found.


The Tower is a large duplex apartment, occupying the top two floors of Acton Castle plus a large private rooftop terrace with 360 views. Think large bedrooms with sea views, a sumptuous and complete refurbishment to match the grandeur of the building, matched to a hi-spec kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Grand, open plan living space with electric heating and spectacular rural and coastal views over St Michael's Mount.
  • Light-filled living space with adults snug area completed with two contemporary leather chesterfield sofas (one sofa bed), a chesterfield tub chair (cosy for two), vintage trunk coffee table and fluffy rug.
  • Spacious teens area with oversized corner sofa, 54"  Smart TV with Freeview Play, access to Netflix and Xbox 360, Bluetooth speaker with door leading to rooftop terrace.
  • Board games area with a chabudai and four large cushions.
  • Airy, light-filled dining room with a long wood table, ten rattan chairs, Bluetooth speaker picture frame windows with tranquil views, natural stone floors with cosy underfloor heating, and a coat and shoe tidy with storage bench perfect for leaving your wellies by the front door.
  • Modern country kitchen with high beam ceiling, kitchen island, built-in tall fridge and tall freezer, induction hob, fan extractor, combi oven with microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, and natural stone floors with cosy underfloor heating.
  • Superfast Fibre Wifi.


  • Opulent master bedroom with en-suite, super king bed, two bedside drawers, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and chair, chaise lounge chair, box window seating, electric heating and magnificent coastal views.
  • En-suite wet room with walk-in rainfall shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom, super king zip and link bed, two bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, freestanding large ornate mirror, electric heating, box window seating and large picture frame window overlooking the manicured gardens and out to sea.
  • En-suite with bath, overhead shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • Third bedroom with a king zip and link bed, two bedside drawers, wardrobe, chest of drawers, electric heating, and views of Mount's Bay.
  • Cloakroom with shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.


  • Spectacular rooftop terrace with breathtaking views over the communal gardens and Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount. Large wood dining table and chairs, two sun loungers and coffee table set and outdoor heater.
  • Grand communal gardens with manicured lawns, sub-tropical planting, and ornamental fish pond.
  • Private parking for three cars and other spaces available.
  • Path down to the beach and coastal path.

Need To Know:

  • Sorry, no smoking inside the property.
  • Sorry,no pets
  • Cautionary deposit of £700 required when booking.
  • Please note, that the castle is approached by an unmade private drive.

What's nearby?

360° TOUR



2019   Price p/w
01st Jan - 15th Feb   £895
16th Feb - 22nd Feb   £1255
23rd Feb - 05th Apr   £895
06th Apr - 26th Apr   £1570
27th Apr - 24th May   £1190
25th May - 31st May   £2000
01st Jun - 28th Jun   £1690
29th Jun - 12th Jul   £1965
13th Jul - 30th Aug   £2550
31st Aug - 06th Sep   £1640
07th Sep - 20th Sep   £1425
21st Sep - 18th Oct   £1160
19th Oct - 01st Nov   £1435
02nd Nov - 20th Dec   £895
21st Dec - 24th Dec   £1620
Christmas   £1620
New Year   £1690


  • Nothing disappointed us, the views were amazing. Eating meals on the roof, whilst taking in the view was the most pleasurable experience. We like to cook so was very surprised to see how well equipped the kitchen was, if we were going to be picky a cafetiere and a lemon reamer were the only items we would have added and some of the pans wouldn't work on the induction hob. The Tower and its gardens were a joy to spend a week in and we would definitely like to return.
    TT, August 2017

  • We had a wonderful time with walks to the beaches in both directions. Thank you!
    AH, November 2017

  • This place is so beautiful everyone must keep it to them selves...or we will never get booked again.
    DH, January 2018

  • We have just had a fantastic week at The Tower. It has been a long time since we have stayed in a place that left us feeling so 'at home and relaxed', flowers & prosecco were a lovely touch, the beds were so comfortable, the decoration throughout was contemporary and very well done, the kitchen well stocked with useful items and plenty of crockery and cutlery. It was toasty warm, despite the chilly weather outside and the extra blankets, were a nice touch, definitely good for roof top star gazing. We had two groups of friends who joined us over the week, and all were very taken with the property and location (a new spot for us).Thank you for enabling us to have a 'totally' get away holiday.
    JW, September 2018

  • The Tower is a beautiful high spec property and the views are stunning. We enjoyed cooking at the property as facilities were spot on as well as board games in the evening. Several walks on the doorstep (Praa Sands, St Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Portleven etc.) as well as places to eat and food was delicious at all the places we stopped by. We had amazing weather and even saw Mars from the balcony as the sky was so clear. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time - thank you!
    FJ, October 2018


Most properties accept short breaks outside school holidays. Check the description above
Prices shown include a £20 booking fee
Pay 1/3 deposit to book your holiday
Within 8 weeks the full amount is required
Arrival is from 4.30pm and departure is by 10.00am

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