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Beach cottage with breathtaking coastal view

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect location. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beach, on the South West Coast Path

Norcot 1 is suitable for friends and family groups. The cottage is in touching distance of a tranquil sandy beach with rockpools to explore and a lovely pub just a few strides along The Cleave. Locals say that the cottage is the last spot in the village to catch the evening sunshine. Alternatively you can simply sit on the cosy window seat; watch and hear the waves and see the wonderful expanse of Plymouth Sound spread out before you.

Built around 1780, the newly renovated cottage is located in a virtually traffic free zone and can sleep up to six people. Downstairs is a comfortable family living room with TV, DVD player and wi-fi, a multi-fuel log burner and window seat to enjoy the sea views; a kitchen with a dining table for 6, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of storage. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms - 2 twin rooms (one with an en-suite shower and toilet) and a double room with a kingsize bed. A bathroom with shower and bath. There are radiators throughout the house. A travel cot and high chair are provided. A washing machine and tumble dryer are provided plus a washing line.

From the kitchen you can get to the outside space with steps up to a raised decking with sea views for eating and relaxing. A table with 6 chairs is provided.

Newly renovated in coastal colours and decor, the cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families, groups or couples exploring everything that this forgotten corner of Cornwall has to offer.

The unspoilt villages of Kingsand and Cawsand situated on the Rame Peninsula offer 3 family friendly sheltered beaches, or a surfing beach at Whitsand Bay. The South West Coast Path runs through the village for some amazing walks around the Rame Peninsula. You will find outstanding food and drink in the excellent local pubs, a local village shop, cafes, bakery and an iconic seafront clocktower.

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Nicola Gardiner
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Nicola Gardiner

Ray and Nicola Gardiner first came to Kingsand-Cawsand for a friends’ wedding 14 years ago and have been coming back ever since, as a couple and now with their children. Finally they made the decision to buy somewhere early 2016. They hope that you will also fall in love with this village and the “Forgotten Corner” of Cornwall.

Nicola Gardiner purchased this cottage in 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having never been to Cornwall before we were thrilled with Norcot1 for a week. Beautiful setting with fab local walks. The children loved the paddle boarding and kayaking and hired wet suits from Cawsand beach. Local pubs were great!!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsand in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - twin adult sized single beds, ensuite with shower and toilet, chest of drawers and wardrobe Bedroom 2 - kingsized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a window seat with a view of the sea Bedroom 3 - twin adult sized single beds, hanging space, chest of drawers and window seat with a view of the sea
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beach cottage with breathtaking coastal view
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Surpassed our expectations. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with all aspects of 1 Norcot. It's position is unbeatable, we loved the decor chosen with care and reflecting it's close proximity to the sea. We are self caterers who definitely do not self cater and the delightful stroll to nearby eateries suited us perfectly. However if cooking is for you on holiday, everything you could need is supplied.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had such a lovely stay and loved Norcot 1 as much as we do. Look forward to seeing you again in Kingsand.
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Charming coastal retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage on the beach at Kingsand. Small but beautifull. Good bed, shower and cosy living room. Can get busy there during weekends but weekdays a nive quiet retreat. 2 good pubs in walking distanve both for drink/food.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in this cottage. We came down for our sons pass out ceremony from HMS Raleigh on the week of the heavy snow. Nearly didn’t make it but Nicola was so kind telling us we could get to the cottage early if we wanted to avoid the snow. Unfortunately it had already it us further up the country but we made it safely and it was bliss to be snuggled in the cottage that evening with the waves crashing and the wind howling. Warm and a very solid little house! My son joined us after his Pass out and it was a lovely comfortable place for him before he moved on to his next stage in the Navy. We ate at the Halfway House and Devonport Inn, both good but being sat by the constantly opening door on a cold and windy night in the Devonport was a little unfriendly so I’d stick to Halfway house in future. Also, if Cornwall ever gets that snow again beware, the only way out of the village is uphill, we got stuck at the bottom of both exits! Would highly recommend this cottage a d we’d love to go back when we have more time to enjoy the lovely village, and the weather is a little better!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We were worried that you wouldn't make it down to Cornwall with all the snow and are so pleased that you made it in time for your son's passing out ceremony. Really happy that you enjoyed spending time in the cottage and Kingsand. We love the place whatever the weather!
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Superb As Always

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this property and I cannot recommend highly enough. A beautiful house and location which will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, nicely furnished and well equipped. We had a great family holiday in Kingsand and would definitely return to this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place and location

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Devonport Inn
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Torpoint Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whitsand Bay Hotel
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
47 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Devonport Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Kingsand Beach
Car: recommended


Kingsand Beach, The Cleave - Right outside Norcot 1. Sandy beach with amazing rock pools. There is more beach and rocks to explore if you turn left out of the house and continue past the end of the Cleave.

Girt Beach, in front of the Clock Tower - Sand and shingle. Very safe. Delicious ice cream at the gift shop.

Cawsand Beach - Shingle and some sand. More rock pools to explore. The ferry to the Barbican goes from here. The Rame Gig leaves from this beach. Kayaks can be hired from this beach.

Whitsand Bay - An enormous beautiful expanse of sandy beach and rocks. A 10 minute drive to the small carpark on Military Road and then continue to walk along the coastal path gradually going down hill for about 20 to 30 minutes until you reach a wooden sign with an arrow to the beach. Walk down the very narrow windy path and you are on the beach. At the far end of the Bay (access from Tregantle Fort) there is a lifeguard in the summer.


Mount Edgecumbe - 10 minutes drive

Anthony House and Gardens (National Trust) - 15 minutes drive

St Germans and Port Elliot Estate - 20 minutes drive

Plymouth - by car or ferry from Cawsand Beach

The Eden Project - up to 1 hour drive

Cothele (National Trust) - up to 50 minutes drive

Looe - 30 minutes drive

Polperro - 45 minutes drive


We are right on the South West Coast Path so basically step out of the house and turn left or right to sample the delights of the Coast Path including Penlee Point; The Minnadhu & Fort Picklecombe; Edgecumbe Estate.


The Devonport - The Cleave, Kingsand. Tel: 01752 822869. Nearest pub a 2 minute walk. Delicious food and good drinking pub. Closed Tuesday night for eating. The Birmingham Navy come in from Salcombe and lean on the sea rail with their pints. Tables get booked up particularly at the weekend so worth booking ahead.

The Halfway House - Fore Street, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 822279. A 4 minute walk from the cottage. Good food. Male Voice Choir come in around 10pm after their Wednesday night rehearsal night and sing again! Not to be missed. Book a table as it gets busy.

The Rising Sun - The Green, Kingsand. Tel: 01752 822869. Proper village pub. Open fire in the winter. Live music regularly. Good pub food and also curries. The best chips in the village.

The Cross Keys - The Square, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 822706. A good drinking pub. The Gig rowers and sailing club people frequent this pub as it is near to their headquarters on Cawsand beach. Good food (fish soup is highly recommended). Live music sometimes and Sky Sport screenings.

The Old Bakery - Garrett Street, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 656215. Café and artisan bakery open daily except Tuesday. Breakfast and lunch and delicious sour dough baked daily to order. Take away pizzas on Monday evening from 5.30 to 8.00pm. Order in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Old Boatstore Café - The Cleave, Kingsand. A 2 minute walk from the cottage. Open every day, all year round, serving from early breakfast through lunch & teatime. Good for kids – simple fare and not expensive.

The Canteen at Maker Heights - Millbrook. Tel: 01752 659069. Located in the wartime Nissan huts up at Maker Camp at the top of the village. Excellent Food served from 10am to 4pm. The area is developing and an art gallery is also there. It was listed in April in The Sunday Times as their favourite place in Cornwall to take children to eat.

The View at Whitsand Bay (10 minute drive), Trenninow Cliff Road. Tel 01752 822345. Matt Corner’s posh proper nosh perched high on the cliff top. Take a taxi so as not to stint on the excellent wine list. Allow £50 per head. Marvellous view of Eddystone Lighthouse.

Edgecumbe Estate -Two day time cafes to visit by car or on a walk: The Orangery – near the Cremyll Ferry ajThe Stables (at the top of the estate) with arty shops, studios and a Segway.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.