Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cawsand - HOWTON COTTAGE
A hidden gem of a village in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Coastal Path
Traditional, terraced cottage in the centre of Cawsand on the South West Coast Path and just 2 minutes walk from three beaches and close to several traditional pub/restaurants, shops and post office.
White-washed walls, characterful beams, newly renovated and well modernised with everything you might need for a self-catering holiday.
Stable door opens into living room with oak floor. Sitting/Dining room has TV with Freeview and DVD player. We also provide wireless Internet access free of charge.
Downstairs too a separate WC and full kitchen - 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer as well as all the equipment you might think of including a food processor.
Stairs up to first floor Queen Size double bedroom and bathroom with roll top Victorian bath and separate, walk-in shower.
Up again to second floor the pretty double bedroom in the eaves has just a glimpse of the sea and we can set it up with a single bed if needed. A travel cot and highchair are available in addition at no extra cost.
A really comfortable self-catering cottage with full central heating (not night storage) all within walking distance of beaches and several good pubs with excellent food.
100% cotton linen, towels, electricity and wireless broadband internet access are included.
You can arrange food deliveries with Waitrose or Tesco.
Although we have no carparking or outside space, there is a carpark within 75 yards and you may park right at the front door to unload.
The Rame Peninsula: Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on the Rame Peninsula which is also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner - and long may it be so! A village with many ancient and true stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the pretty colour-washed cottages and narrow streets of these ancient villages have a magical feeling. Once the dividing county line between Devon and Cornwall, one almost feels in a time warp.
Here are the holidays of a British childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing and paddling and crabbing in rock pools.. Spectacular scenery, walking, birdwatching, painting, fishing or just lazing it is the perfect place for the traditional family holiday.
An historically rich area too: King Charles and Lord Nelson both came to the village. You will notice Palmerston's Follies (military forts) built in the 18th century to keep the French at bay and the 14th-century chapel at Rame Head where a beacon blazed at the time of the Armada.
Things to Do:
There are several dates when it is special to be in the village:
1 May - May Day - dating back to the 19 Century, the village is bedecked with flowers and the flower-covered Black Prince (boat) is carried through the village eventually being cast into the sea. There are children's flower garland competitions and a great community spirit celebrating the arrival of Spring.
Mid August is the time for the British Fireworks Championships which take place in Plymouth and easily visible from the village. An amazing sight, not to be missed.
31 December - New Year's Eve is a special time in Cawsand when all the villagers don fancy dress and go promenading around the pubs. There are fireworks on the beach, a disco at the hotel and a fancy dress swim for Charity on New Year’s Day ! The sea temperature is usually several degrees warmer than the air - promise!
The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions. 'Google' the following for more information:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, newly opened Pentillie Castle, Minack Theatre and many National Trust properties: Cothele, Lanhydrock and Antony House are just a few.
The South West Coast Path is a dream for walkers taking in the whole of the coast of Cornwall and beyond so don't forget your walking boots and binoculars. Visit the beautiful Grade I Listed gardens of the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate just 10 minutes walk from the house, particularly lovely in Spring.
Birdwatching and sea fishing are popular too and Golf is at Whitsand Bay Country Club (wonderful views) Looe and 2 courses at St Mellion (Niklaus). Surfing nearby too (see below).
The ferry from the village takes you straight into the ancient Barbican area from where the Pilgrims left, here also theatre, shops and National Marine Aquarium
Secluded Coves and Surfing: Whitsand Bay beach is an enormous stretch of sand nearly 7 kilometres long, which separates up into little secluded coves at the top of the tide, including Tregantle, Sharrow, Freathy and Tregonhawke beaches.
This is a great beach for finding your own bit of privacy if you are a couple or family.
In the summer months. a Surf School runs from Tregonhawke, for all levels.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at Howton Cottage August bank holiday week and were really surprised at the space we had. the pictures do not do the property justice!
We travelled with a 12 yr old, 11 yr old & 2 yr old. The children were very comfortable in the room at the top of the house. The weather was impressively warm and the cottage was well equipped with fans to cool the room down & the children slept very well.
On the first floor was the next double room & bathroom. Again lovely space, comfy room and lovely views down to the street, perfect for people watching. I would disagree about the uncomfortable beds, we had no complaints.
The bathroom had a great bath & walk in shower & despite there being five of us we never ran out of water.
The ground floor offers a cosy living room with freeview tv, toilet & very well equipped kitchen. We cooked various dishes for 4 of the 7 nights and had every utensil needed.
Tumble drier very useful for drying the beach towels & dishwasher a must for 5 of us :o)
Susie left a tea, coffee, pint of milk & cake for us which was a really lovely touch.
We thoroughly enjoyed our break