In a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this lovely old house has been renovated to a high standard very comfortably accommodating 8 people and just a pebble's throw from the water. Seacroft has fabulous ocean views from almost every room. The moment you arrive you can smell the ozone and see the waves. Tastefully decorated and well furnished throughout with high end bathroom and kitchen fittings, returning guests insist Seacroft is the best holiday home they have stayed in.
Sitting in the centre of this romantic Cornish fishing village with two beaches just a 3 minute walk away - everything is here for a self-catering, family holiday.
Seacroft provides everything for the perfect family holiday inclusive of quality linen, towels and hairdriers in every bedroom and full central heating (not night storage) at the touch of a button.
The well-equipped kitchen has all you may need - American fridge, full oven, microwave and dishwasher. The separate Laundry room has washing machine, separate tumble drier and plenty of room to dry out coats and walking boots.
The kitchen opens into the southwest facing garden. A sunny patio with barbecue provides alfresco dining in comfort - there is also plenty of room to play or laze in the safely enclosed private garden.
Inside, the plasma TV, DVD, board games and books will give you plenty of choices on the occasional rainy day. With cosy cream sofas to relax in. And at the end of the day have a restful sleep wrapped in 100% luxury cotton in super-comfortable beds with a choice of pillows.
The four bedrooms are: on the ground floor, two bedrooms and on the second floor a further two. The living room and kitchen sits on the first floor with two great sea-watching window seats.
The bedrooms - all with sea views - are divided as to one 5' double, one twin and two bedrooms which can be either 6' doubles or two 3' twin beds.
Each of the ground and second floors has a bathroom with underfloor heating and both bath and shower.
The Rame Peninsula: Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on a peninsula, also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner - and long may it be so! With many ancient and true stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the pretty colour-washed cottages and narrow streets of these delightful 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 childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing and paddling in rock pools, barbecues in the garden going to sleep to the sound of the ocean.
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 6 different places to eat within 3-10 minutes walk and a passenger ferry to Plymouth (2.5 miles) theatre, cinema, shops and National Marine Aquarium - no real need for a car.
The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are also a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions. 'Google' the following for more information:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, the amazing open-air Minack Theatre and many National Trust properties: Cothele, Lanhydrock and Antony House are just a few.
630-miles of 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.
Visit the beautiful, Grade 1 Listed gardens of the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate, just 10 minutes walk from the house. Beautiful all year but especially lovely in Spring. Here there is a good restaurant/cafe to refresh yourselves for the home run.
Birdwatching- look out for Spoonbills, Black-tailed Godwits, Avocets and Oystercatchers which have all been seen.
Sea fishing is popular too as is Golf at Whitsand Bay Country Club (wonderful views), Looe and 2 courses at St Mellion (one of which is a Niklaus course).
Anyone from the US might be especially interested in Plymouth. The ferry from the village takes you straight into the old Barbican area from where the Pilgrims left, here also the Theatre Royal, shops and National Marine Aquarium.
Tucked away Coves: For a change you might try nearby Whitsand Bay beach - 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. Great for finding your own bit of privacy if you are a couple or family.
We live in Hertfordshire where we were born and where we have run a a small family property company for over 40 years.
In the later 1990's we moved to Devon where we lived for 10 years until returning to Hertfordshire in 2003 for family reasons.
We wanted to keep a base in the south west so bought a little cottage (Howton Cottage) in Cawsand which we still own and let out.
Susie says : I noticed Seacroft for sale after the elderly owner had died. It was in a sorry state but I could see how it could be and such a wonderful view from the living room on the first floor. We replaced all the plastic window with timber sashes and added all sorts of little touches that, then, I did not have at home, like the boiling tap in the kitchen and underfloor heating for all the stone floors. It took us just under a year to carry out the complete renovation from the roof down and then furnish it.
We just love that we have been able to buy a gem of a Georgian house and have made it so cosy. It has been let from the moment it was ready in June 2009.
One of Seacroft's unique benefits has to be that spectacular view. It has always had a friendly atmosphere and we imagine all the people who have lived in it going back several hundred years.
Of course being in the centre of a pretty, Cornish fishing village with both the beaches and the local hostelries within easy walking distance really makes it a dream house.