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

This small but unforgettable corner of Cornwall welcomes visitors with a delightfully small village next to the Rame Peninsula. This seaside community’s relaxed nature makes it a charming holiday as well as full of mystery with its history as a village where smuggling of silk, brandy and other illegal goods took place.

Places to holiday in Kingsand, Cornwall

A short distance from neighboring Cawsand lays Kingsand. Both villages are tranquil locations and award winning in the Cornish community for the manner in which both villages are maintained. Kingsand is located on Cawsand Bay and has a quiet charm with is three small beaches which are a mix of sand and shingle. Rockpooling is great fun form a Kingsand cottage, with many interesting rock pools, as well as the coastal landscape allowing anyone to enjoy bird watching, fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and swimming. This area is also a popular location for yachts to anchor. Simply sitting on the shore and taking in the spectacular view of Plymouth Sound is a worthwhile activity where beaches are typically not as crowded as other larger coastal regions in Cornwall.

Kingsand is abundant with outdoor activities like a walk on the Southwest Coastal Path. Opportunities to cross the Rame peninsula on a ferry to various historical sites make a fun adventure. Kingsand’s town square is a wonderful location to shop for a souvenir, jewelry, or take in the work of local painters and sculptors at the community’s small gallery. Kingsand’s clock tower is also easily recognizable in this small fishing community. Small grocery stores, delis, and pubs serve the needs of visitors well.

Things to do in Kingsand, Cornwall

Look no further than Kingsand’s coastline for reminders of the areas history as a smuggling community, where old fish cellars and boat stores are still in existence. Walk around the village and find the clock tower which was erected to commemorate the coronation of King George V. Kingsand’s quiet charm is also reflected in a variety of historical sites around the small village. Best known is the clock tower. Those seeking a short voyage will find a ferry which operates between Kingsand and the historic Mayflower Steps, in Plymouth. This is where the English set sail for the United States, in the 1600’s. In the area is a beautiful Elizabethan garden which commemorates the Mayflower’s voyage.

Other rich historical areas include a different however equally short journey across the Rame Peninsula to Plymouth, in clear view of Kingsand beaches. In the 1500’s, the former Earl of Mount Edgcumbe constructed the Mount Edgcumbe House which was later damaged and renovated after WWII. Neo-Georgian décor and beautiful gardens surround the premises making this a pleasant area to visit.

Weather in Kingsand, Cornwall

Kingand typically has a warmer temperature due to its southerly location. Temperatures are moderate with warm days, however not overly hot. Typically, this area is too warm to receive snow.

Flights to Kingand, Cornwall

Plymouth Airport (PLH) and Exter Airport (EXT) are in close proximity to Kingsand, and are well served by Air Southwest with flights from across the UK.

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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