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Pet friendly village cottage on coast path 2 minutes to beaches. Sleeps 2-5

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 90 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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, just 2 minutes walk from three child-friendly beaches and close to several traditional pub/restaurants, shops , ATM 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 DVD player. We also provide high speed WiFi free of charge.

A full kitchen makes family self-catering easy - 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher as well as all the equipment you might think of including a food processor. A separate loo downstairs and a washer dryer also makes for an easier holiday.

Stairs up to first floor Queen Size double bedroom and bathroom with roll top Victorian bath and separate, walk-in shower.

Up again to the 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 if required, 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 bedlinen, towels, electricity and high speed wireless 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.

Cawsand/Kingsand villages 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 British childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing, paddling and crabbing in rock pools.. Spectacular scenery, walking, birdwatching, painting or just lazing - it is the perfect place for the traditional family holiday. For the more energetic, there is sailing from Cawsand beach and surfing at Whitsand Bsy.

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:

Do look at our own website which has a comprehensive description of things to do, come rain or shine.

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 or take a look at our website and follow Things To Do tab.

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 low 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.

More Details

Mrs Susie Warwick
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Mrs Susie Warwick

We live in Hertfordshire where we have run our tiny family property letting business for over 30 years. We lived in Devon for 10 years but when we came back to our roots in 2003, we decided to keep a toe in the water and bought Howton Cottage.

Now we find that it is such a popular cottage that we don't get much time to visit ourselves.

Mrs Susie Warwick purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mrs Susie Warwick chose South East Cornwall

Like many visitors before us, we fell in love with Cawsand and Kingsand from the first day we saw it. Howton Cottage has everything we needed - right in the centre of the village but in a quiet lane, very close to the beach and easy walking to the little shops and pubs, so we (I) don't have to think about cooking on holiday.

We love walking too so being on the southwest coast path gives us every opportunity to explore and get close to nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had a lovely time and the cottage is fantastic, we hope to come back soon. Thank you for the scones, they were lovely and went in seconds.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cawsand in Maker-with-Rame

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom has a free-standing original Victorian roll-top bath, oak floor with underfloor heating, heated towel rail and separate, walk-in shower. There is a second WC on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot may be used in either bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • All the beds will be made up for your arrival. The bedroom on first floor with Queen-sized bed is a surprisingly good size. Original Victorian fireplace with bathroom immediately opposite. Rickety, original oak stairs lead to the second floor double bedroom in the eaves. There is a 3' single bed in addition for use if required, otherwise this is tucked right away. A travel cot (and a highchair) can be made available for either bedroom at no extra cost - just bring your own cot sheets. Beautiful 100% cotton bedlinen is provided on a weekly basis, as are the towels.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
All guests are provided with a welcoming tea on arrival. We also have Seacroft a 4-bedroomed house just 40 paces away, useful if you have a Wedding to attend nearby. Cut and paste the following : https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p413943 There are steep, old staircases in the property which might make the bedrooms inaccessible for the elderly. A highchair and travel cot with extra matress is available, free of charge, if required. You can arrange a food delivery of both fresh and pre-cooked food from Waitrose, Sainsburys or Tesco all with their own websites.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Pet friendly village cottage on coast path 2 minutes to beaches. Sleeps 2-5
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 27 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: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very special place.

  • 5 of 5

Howton Cottage was everything I was hoping for and it didn't disappoint in any way !!

My only disappointment was in myself, that I didn't take my wetsuit !!

The area is just perfect for safe open water swimming and I can't wait to return, to get in that water !!

My first visit to Cawsand and I fell in love with it.

If you are looking for charm, character, genuine local warmth and beautiful coast walks, look no further.

The cottage is also full of charm and character and has everything you need to relax and recharge.

The booking process was faultless and all directions and access arrangements were explained painlessly !!

Thank you Susie and Toni for a wonderful few days.

Sarah Leggatt.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you too for caring for the cottage so well and leaving it in perfect order. You are very welcome again any time.
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Lovely cottage great location

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage well equipped. Complimentary cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch. Fab location, short walk to either beach. Loved Cawsand for walks, beaches, cafes & pubs. Friendly locals. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! For dog lovers Kingsand beach is open all year and Cawsand beach is open from late September until Easter. There are also wonderful walks across to Mount Edgcumbe along the coastal path in either direction. Good for bird watching too.
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Howton Cottage is a perfect gem in Cawsand. Beautifully equipped with every possible convenience, comfy beds, soft towels, beautiful kitchen and bathroom. Cawsand is so peaceful and we all slept so well in the cottage. The cream tea with home baked scones was a very welcome touch on arrival. Would highly recommend the food at both Halfway House Inn and the Devonport Arms and brunch at the Old Bakery which is about 100 yards from the cottage. Also, all of these establishments welcome dogs, which is wonderful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A special place indeed. Dogs and children are well catered for. The locals are welcoming and the several foodie pubs (good beer too) are within a very short walk of Howton Cottage. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Beautiful, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The cream tea left for us was a lovely treat and much appreciated. We would definitely stay at the cottage again and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cawsand is a true hidden Cornish gem. It has everything for a happy family self-catering holiday - good safe beaches, wonderful walking, close to the many places of interest for adults and children, Heligan, Eden, Minack and great eating places in the village too. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Cosy comfortable cottage....

  • 4 of 5

Great stay......Great location.....Great cottage for us to catch up with friends.....

Good communication with Owner....

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Half Way House
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Cawsand (footpassengers Easter to October r only)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whitsand Bay
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cross Keys
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

The twin ancient fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are two of the best in Cornwall. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the South West Coastal Path and overlooking Plymouth Sound. Here are three rock and sand beaches, traditional, old beamed family pubs with Real Ale and village shops. Kayaks, sailing boats and windsurf boards for hire in Cawsand. Flower-boat ceremony on May Day. Whitsand Bay with 7-mile sandy beach is a surfers paradise. The Grade I listed 800 acres of the gardens of Mount Edgcumbe Park are within a few minutes walk. From Cawsand a passenger Ferry takes you into Plymouth city Mayflower Steps (from where the Plymouth Fathers left) Here you will find theatre, cinema, the ancient Barbican area and the National Marine Aquarium. Visit National Trust properties and gardens - Antony House and Lanhydrock. Also Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project and Minack Theatre are a short trip away. Golfing at Whitsand and St Mellion just 10-30 minutes away.

This is a children's paradise, safe to wander around the narrow streets to fetch an ice-cream or pop down to the beach for a spot of crabbing in the rock pools.

Sitting right on the South West Coastal path you can walk to your heart's content.

Perfect for families and couples alike.


Other Activities: PLYMOUTH fishing trips, theatre

Golf: at Whitsand Bay about 4 miles away from where there are fantastic views.

The famous courses at St Mellion are less than half an hour away too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cawsand, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Indian Summer
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

We make a higher, per night, charge for less than one week. For instance 3 nights is charges at 5/7ths of the weekly charge.
The final rental amount is payable not less than 4 weeks before your occupation start date. Deposits are returned within 48 hrs.
Linen, towels, electricity, water, full central heating (not night storage) and wireless broadband internet, highchair and travel cot are also available at no extra charge.
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