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Cawsandand Kingsand Villages

The ancient twin seaside villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are situated in that part of Cornwall known as 'the forgotten corner of Cornwall'. Tranquil and unspoilt, the whole are has been designated as an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'.

These old fishing villages, with their narrow winding streets, are the stuff of British summer holidays of days gone by…yet still cling on in Cawsand & Kingsand today. There are two sandy beaches in the villages, fringed by rock pools and gardens perfect for barbecues with the sound of the waves. Whitsand Bay is only a mile from Cawsand, with its huge sandy beach, and reliable waves which have made the bay very well know to surfers.

A couple of miles off the coast lies the wreck of the HMS Scilla, which lies a couple of miles below the surface. The wreck is a magnet for divers, and provides a magnificent day out from a holiday cottage in the area.

There are a good selection of places to eat in the village - mostly traditional beamed pubs with good food, but there are also coffee shops and a small hotel/restaurant.

Cawsand beach is an excellent place to try out sailing or canoeing and walkers have the benefit of being located tight on the South West Coast Path, which passes through both villages. Mount Edgcumbe Estate and Country Park is situated at the Kingsand end of the village, providing visitors with a further 800 acres of land and beautiful gardens to explore.

There is a vast amount to do on a rainy day from a holiday cottage in this part of Cornwall. Scattered with National Trust Houses and Gardens, Antony and Lanhydrock being the best known, the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the amazing Minack outdoor Theatre - cut into the cliff and overlooking St Michael's Mount - are all within easy reach and Lands End is only 90 miles away.

Golfers are not forgotten either, with nearby Whitsand Bay offering both exceptional golf and fabulous views, as well as the Looe and St Mellion (Niklaus) courses.

This village has something for everyone; walking, fishing, boating, swimming, eating and drinking, all within the village so visitors may decide to forget the car altogether.

A passenger ferry runs daily from Cawsand beach directly into Plymouth City (2.5 miles) where visitors will find the old Barbican area with its antique and other shops, the indoor marker with fresh fish, National Marine Aquarium, theatre, cinema, deep-sea fishing trips, the ancient Mayflower steps (from where the Pilgrims left for America) and Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake played bowls.

Written By Susie Warwick - Owner of Property 413943 in Cawsand, Cornwall

Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Cawsand, Cornwall your home away from home

Visitors are welcomed to Cornwall’s forgotten corner. Sitting on one of the southernmost locations of the UK, Cawsand cottages are a charming place to get away from it all for a week or so, with ocean views a timeless atmosphere which makes it impossible not to relax. This is a wonderfully tranquil area, perfect for anyone desiring a real Cornish retreat.

Places to holiday in Cawsand, Cornwall

Cawsand is considered almost interchangeable with neighboring village Kingsand. Both share the similar ambiance of a timeless fishing village, located off the Rame Peninsula. Colorful buildings lie on narrow streets in a fishing village atmosphere. Both are award winning for the superior care taken in maintaining the village and its charming atmosphere.

Cawsand sits on Cawsand Bay, with beautiful colorful buildings and charming narrow streets. There are a great range of popular beaches perfect for play; interesting rock pools, bird watching, fishing for bass and mackerel, windsurfing, waterskiing, and swimming are all great pastimes on Cawsand Beach. Cawsand Beach is a small area of sand and shingle. This is a great location to take a picnic and simply watch the ocean rolling in and sampling Cornish ice cream from a neighboring beachside shop.

Other outdoor areas include walking the Southwest Coastal Path. Golf is another popular outing to nearby villages. There is no need to be active from a Cawsand holiday cottage, as the village and surounding coastline offers some of the finest places to simply relax and watch the world drifting by.

Things to do in Cawsand, Cornwall

Look no further than Cawsand’s coastline for a firsthand understanding of the areas involvement in smuggling centuries ago. Visible reminders include old fish cellars and boat stores awhich brought smuggled items like silk, brandy, and other items of contraband. A short ferry ride from Kingsand, directly next to Cawsand, brings visitors to the historical location of the Mayflower steps in Plymouth. This particular area is historically significant, because it is the location from which the English set sail in the 1600’s to the new land, or the United States. Even more impressive is the beautiful Elizabethan garden memorializing the journey of the Mayflower.

Other historical venues, in close proximity, are the estate of the Earl of Mount Edcumbe, of which this village is actually a part, constructed in the 1500’s. Most impressive is the mansions turbulent history surviving World War II. This area can be accessed via ferry however is most impressive when walking the Cornish Discovery Trail. Plymouth is a short distance with no lack of history and further activities.

Weather in Cawsand, Cornwall

Cawsand typically has warmer temperatures due to its southern location. Temperatures are moderate with warm days however both winter and summer are temperate.

Flights to Cawsand

Plymouth Airport (PLH) and Exeter Airport (EXT) are in close proximity to Cawsand with cheap flights available from Air Southwest.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A beautifully quaint cottage right by the sea

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We rented the cottage for a short winter break in Cornwall. The cottage, in the heart of the village was ideally located for us, being by the sea and near to Plymouth. We had some lovely coastal walks on the nearby glorious beaches and caught up with family and friends who live just over the border in Plymouth. Howton Cottage is delightful. It is warm and cosy, despite the cold winter weather and set in a quiet lane near to the beach. We made the short walk every evening to the pub which served great food and ale! I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at The Coach House for a few days, and we loved it. The property is gorgeous, and perfect for what we wanted. There were four adults in our party, and plenty of space for us all. The area was wonderful. A very steep dirt track to get to the property, but don't be put off-it's worth the drive down! Thank you for the perfect place for our mini break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Quiet, relaxing

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lakeside was a good size and had everything we needed for our stay, including an OS map of the area. It was lovely to arrive to complimentary scones, clotted cream, jam and wine, too! The location is easy to find - near enough to civilisation that a pub, Spar, petrol station and an honesty stand of local produce was easily within walking distance, but far enough away to feel we were nestled in the countryside. As we visited in January, we were lucky to have the site (almost) to ourselves, so the swimming pool etc was even more of a luxury. And there were no kids to turf us off the table football! The house has a plentiful supply of heaters and is very cosy. Lakeside overlooks a lawn and small woodland fishing lake. There's a boardwalk through the brook and marshy bits, but definitely take wellies or waterproofed walking boots if you want to explore that area. Some excellent bird-action for ornithologists too, although I'm not sure the fisherman would approve of the heron we spotted on day one! Disappointed we didn't see the horseshoe bats but we were out of season. If you go in the winter months, we suggest a torch as although the site has good lighting, there are inevitably some dark bits. This is a good location, within easy driving distance of Bigbury Bay, Slapton Sands, Hope Bay, Salcombe and Dartmoor. The agent was easily contactable and helpful when we needed a light fixed too. All in all a very nice Wintry stay. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017