Cottage in Cawsand, Cornwall, England - Nestled In Cornwall's Forgotten Corner, Perfect Getaway With Beaches, Rockpools & Woods To Explore
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About Mrs Norton-Smith
Park View has been my family's home from 1946 until 1993 when, over a number of months, we converted the cottage into a home-from-home holiday rental and a bolt hole for ourselves and our friends. We take great pride in providing visitors with a comfortable family home in the heart of 'Cornwall's forgotten corner' from which they can explore the area and relax away from the crowds. We try to ensure that our guests are happy with their accommodation and phone them as soon as possible after they have moved in. We can then endeavour to put right anything that might not come up to scratch. Our many return visitors attest to the personal service we guarantee.
Mrs Norton-Smith purchased this Cottage in 1946
Why Mrs Norton-Smith chose Cawsand
The Rame Peninsular represents my childhood and that of my children and my grandchildren who in turn have always loved spending time here. Away from the crowds but accessible enough to the city of Plymouth, it offers an ideal bolt hole from the rat race as well as a convenient base for exploring the moors, the Cornish coastline and surrounding countryside. It also offers accommodation to family /friends of couples getting married in the local marriage centres.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our ethos has always been to provide our visitors with a warm family atmosphere, in traditional surroundings with modern comforts. The house is in the heart of the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and benefits from stunning views over the Plymouth Sound as well as a suntrap garden in the rear. Since 1994 our visitors - young and not-so-young - have told us how much they love staying in our home. We keep it regularly updated to make sure that they continue to do so.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A welcoming family home in an exceptional location with superb views
Situated in the middle Cawsand/Kingsand, this large home is perfectly placed to enjoy village life and the attractions of the Rame Peninsula. We rented to provide our family with a base for a wedding in nearby Looe. The house is well equipped and ideal for a family holiday on the nearby beach with ground floor bedroom and shower rooms and a yard to store the beach clobber. The first floor lounge has an excellent view of the Sound from a bay window and the kitchen has everything you need - the top floor has the three remaining bedrooms and a bathroom shared by two of the bedrooms with a charming roll top bath. Good quality linen provided. Handy notes explain appliances so easy to settle in. A comprehensive games cupboard will deal with wet days. Margaret took care to help us with keys when we arrived later than planned, and rang to check we had settled in on day 1. Thank you for renting your lovely home
Lovely comfort family home
We had a great time staying in the cottage. The kitchen is better equipped than mine at home making cooking a treat. The owner was particularly helpful when my husband had an accident accommodating an extra nights stay at no notice. A great place to stay.
Fantastic house in amazing location
Third time staying in this house which is in a fantastic location and village overlooking the sea, of which there are amazing views. The house has everything you need, is warm and cosy and feels like a home from home. Also the accommodation is suitable for dogs and disabled people. Will definitely be staying here again. Owner very helpful and goes the extra mile to ensure you have everything you require to have an excellent holiday.
Comfortable house with stunning views
Lovely week in comfortable house in quiet Cornish village. Well appointed and accurately described. Lots of space. Beautiful views. Ideal location.
However, when we returned home, we were accused of causing damage in the house that we categorically did not do. The cautionary deposit was initially withheld from us but eventually returned a couple of weeks later after several, lengthy emails repeatedly telling the truth and constantly stating that we were not responsible for the said damage, but this experience has ruined the memory of a happy, long awaited family get together.
I would advise any future guests to take photo's or preferably a video of all the fixtures and furnishings etc on the day one leaves to save this happening again to other innocent parties.
Its a great shame as apart from that the house was just what we wanted.
We have sadly had a very unfortunate experience with this family. We have rented our home out to guests for over 20years and pride ourselves on a very high standard of accommodation & service. This is reflected by the overwhelmingly positive comments from those who stay at Park View, not least of those who return year after year.
We do not take lightly the decision to withhold any or part of our guests' cautionary deposit & would only do so when we have a clear case. Never have we taken 100% and only on very rare occasions retained a proportion when we needed to cover the costs of damage.
In this case the Housekeeper found a soiled mattress and cover following the departure of this family which necessitated specialist cleaning and therefore incurred extra costs. Having retained some of the deposit to offset costs we then had a lengthy exchange of emails. These contained a series of implausible reasons and counter accusations from them. We decided that the time and cost of pursuing the dispute was not worth the stress that it was placing on us. As such, the remainder of the deposit was returned and a comprehensive report submitted to Owner's Direct.
We have had very many fantastic guests who have shown great respect to our home but in this rare case, regrettably something occurred which meant that this was not the case.
The cottage is surrounded by beaches for every taste - Cawsand, Kingsand and Girt beaches (shingle, 2 min walk), Sandways (sand, 10 min walk) are all family-friendly and have plenty of rock pools for exploring. The magnificent Whitsand Bay (sand, 5-10 min drive) is perfect for swimming, body-boarding, surfing and sandcastles. The hidden Penlee beach is a real gem (Sand, 20 min walk through the woods) and only exposed at low tide. The South West Coast Path goes straight through the village.
Airports: Newquay (44 miles/70 km), Exeter (59 miles/95 km), Bristol (131 miles/211 km).
Train stations: St Germans or Plymouth (10 miles/15 km).
Ferry port: Plymouth (from Roscoff, St Malo & Santander) (10 miles/15 km).
Passenger ferry from Plymouth to Cawsand Beach (Easter-Autumn)
Limited public transport (bus) from Plymouth to Cawsand. Car recommended for trips to/from village although no on-site parking at the house is available. Nearest car parks are 3-5 mins' walk. No car necessary once you are there!
Millbrook (1.5 miles/2 km, larger grocery stores and petrol station), Looe (16 miles/26 km, lively fishing harbour), Whitsand Bay (6.5 miles/10 km, beautiful beaches), Plymouth (10 miles/15 km, shopping, heritage, aquarium), Bodmin Moor (28 miles/45 km, windswept landscapes, horseriding), Eden Project (33 miles/52 km, stunning eco-project). Local stately homes include Antony House (NT), Cotehele House (NT) and Mount Edgcombe. Further afield are Tintagel, Padstow, St Ives, Land's End...