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Howton Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

Pretty little fisherman's cottage in this old smugglers' village. Perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays. This cosy cottage has everything you might need from hair-dryer to food processor.

The two double bedrooms are a comfortable size and the bathroom has a separate wet-room style shower as well as a Victorian roll-top bath. There is a second lavatory on the ground floor too.

We have full central heating, not the usual night storage heating, so if the weather is unusually hot or cold you can change your living temperature at the touch of a switch.

Although there is no parking, you can stop right outside the front door to unload and car parking is just 150 metres away at one of two car parks.

The beach is on the doorstep as is the South West Coastal Path, offering pefect walking with the best sea views.

The village is very safe and friendly with three beaches within a few minutes' walk of the house. The beach is a mix of sand and rocks where children can dip for crabs and has the coveted Green Flag for clean beaches.

There are a couple of shops for general provisions, a post office and plenty of good places to eat and drink.

It is possible to arrange a delivery of food to the cottage before your arrival, to make life as simple as possible.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cawsand
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 70 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details indoors

All the linen is 100% cotton, the pillows and duvets are all hypo-allergenic. We can also supply feather pillows if you ask.

On the first floor is the bathroom with separate wet-room like shower and a double bedroom.

The second double bedroom is very quaint in the eaves with a full size single bed available in addition, upon request.

Both bedrooms are a similar, good size.

We can also offer a travel cot for under 2s and a highchair at no extra charge.

There is a separate WC at ground level too

There are no extras to pay for. Beds are made up, linen, towels, electricity and wireless broadband internet connection are all INcluded in the rental. Of course we provide clean linen and towels for each week of rental.

Further details outdoors

Although there is no parking - you can stop immediately at the door of the cottage to load and unload and the carpark is just 150 yards away.

There is an indoor heated pool available at the nearby holiday park (2 miles).

Further details

There is a £120 cautionary deposit which is held in addition to the rent, against any damage or extra cleaning. This is returned at the end of your break and in any case within a couple of days directly into your bank account.

The Cornwall region

Cornwall is the warmest part of Britain, hence it has always been popular with holiday visitors.

There is plenty to do and see, especially National Trust properties and gardens. The Grade I Listed garden of Mount Edgcombe is right on the doorstep. Other notable nearby attractions are Antony House, Pentillie Castle gardens and Lanhydrock.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and the famous Minack Theatre, carved out of the rock and overlooking the sea, are all within an easy drive.

From Easter until about September, the Cawsand passenger ferry makes the short journey, back and forth several times a day, across the water into Plymouth where there are a number of other attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, the Theatre Royal, the Mayflower Steps in the ancient Barbican area and great shopping.


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. This is a fantastic area for walking and bird watching - there have been some rare sightings.

Mount Edgcumbe Park is right on the doorstep: with its renowned 800 acre gardens, great for family picnics and plenty of room for the children to run around, it is also one of only a handful of Grade I listed gardens in the UK.

In the village itself there is plenty to do: there are three rock and sand beaches, traditional, old beamed family pubs with good food, Real Ale and village shops. Canoes, sailing boats and windsurf boards for hire in Cawsand and you shouldn't miss the Flower-boat ceremony on May Day.

Whitsand Bay with 5-mile sandy beach is just a couple of miles away with plenty of romanticly sheltered little coves.

From Cawsand a passenger Ferry takes you into Plymouth city at the Mayflower Steps (from where the Plymouth Fathers left). Here you will find theatre, cinema, the ancient Barbican area with its antique shops and the National Marine Aquarium.

The cottage is right on the South West Coast Path - in either direction - this path travels right around the dramatic Devon and Cornwall coastline. A great place for walkers and birdwatchers alike.

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Review 1-10 of 13

7 Oct 2014


"Ideal for a couple"

We spent a nice week here and generally Howton Cottage is very nice. I don't think realistically you can expect more than 2 people to spend too much time in there, but for 2 people it is just fine. I would suggest the bathroom needs 'a little love' but other than that the facilities were all good.

We often have two couples sharing the house very happily and families with two or three children, and sometimes a dog, love it! I suppose it depends whether you are used to sharing a bathroom. It is a simple fishermans cottage, as described.
I am surprised to hear that the bathroom was not up to scratch as we had just refitted the whole room, added underfloor heating and retiled the shower area. The only detail that I have been made aware of was the towel rail which, over the summer, seems to have become loose. It will be replaced immediately.

8 Sep 2014


"a teapot like a young barmaid..."

...very pretty but doesn't pour very well! And that is my only criticism ..if it could be described as such..of this delightful, well maintained and tastefully decorated, fully modernised old cottage. Set on the land side of the street this bijou cottage is well placed between the shop, pub and beach in Cawsand and the pubs and shops various of Kingsand, not that you would now when either start or finish. The service provided by the owner is prompt and attentive whilst the service aspect of the cottage remains discrete. All in all a well run operation with plenty of suggestions and support materials to help your stay bowl easily along. I particularly liked the quality sheets and duvet covers, the excellent power shower and the all electric heating system which maintains a pleasant background temperature. My dislikes? The 85 paces up the street from the beach or pub to the cottage!

23 Aug 2014


"Fab location and lovely cottage."

As a young family we have had a fab time in Cawsands, lovely beaches and pubs just enough facilities to keep the hoards away. Hence, it really feels a lovely village with not too many tourists. The cottage was fab, great facilities and my hubby fell in love cooking with the halogen hob..... Would recommend this again and again

11 May 2014



This cottage is perfectly situated in the small village of Cawsand.
It is close to local pubs and the cottage is decorated and maintained to an extremely high standard.

28 Apr 2014



We fell in love with Cawsand/' really is the hidden Gem of Cornwall. Wonderful location, beaches, coastal walks, has it all. Howton cottage is well placed and very comfortable, we would not hesitate to return.

18 Sep 2013


"Lovely, cosy and very well equipped cottage in a great spot!"

Howton Cottage is a lovely house, we had a wonderful stay last week. It was myself and husband and another couple who stayed, and they great thing is that both bedrooms are big and spacious and of equal size which is usually quite rare in small cottages. The kitchen is fantastic and we enjoyed cooking in for a few nights before snuggling around the gas fire in the lounge. It was very homely. I would recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Cawsands - a group of friends, a family or even just a couple as it's good value.

6 Sep 2013


"Authentic Cottage in Fabulous locataion"

We stayed at Howton Cottage August bank holiday week and were really surprised at the space we had. the pictures do not do the property justice!We travelled with a 12 yr old, 11 yr old & 2 yr old. The… More

22 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage in a perfect location"

A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall. I went to Cawsands as a child and this was my first time back as an adult - it is as unspoilt as I remember. Highlights were walking along the coastal path to Rame Head and Mount Edgecumbe and kayaking at Cawsands. Great pubs in the village and very friendly locals.

The cottage is in a brilliant location - so close to the beach - and is very well equipped. Our only slight criticism was that we didn't find the beds very comfy. Apart from that, everything was great, and Susie was a pleasure to deal with.

IHowton Cottage certainly is close to the beach and we have tried to make sure every piece of equipment you may need is there. Isn't it strange that everyone has a different idea of "comfortable". Some people like soft, some hard. One of the last guests asked especially for the name of the matress as it was the most comfortable he had ever slept on ! We will keep an eye on this as we always listen to our guests.

5 Aug 2013



Excellent and highly professional service given from Susie the owner if this charming cottage. The villages of Cawsand and Kingsand were wonderful, a trip back in time almost. We found the locals very friendly and there were several pubs which served up incredibly good value meals and excellent local ale..The location was unspoilt and relatively quiet, considering the time of year we stayed, nearby Whitsand Bay was glorious. The trip on the Cawsand Ferry over to Plymouth was an experience not to be forgot in a hurry and NOT for those who are tickled stomached..

How very nice to be so appreciated! I do hope that this review, and some of the others here, will reassure anyone who feels concerned that I do not accept credit cards (it is so expensive for me) that cash payment is perfectly safe.
Cawsand certainly is a special place in this truly unforgotten part of Cornwall. Easily accessible and with great accommodation at Howton Cottage.

23 Jul 2013


"Charming cottage in a stunning location"

A perfect location in the heart of the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand, Howton Cottage was the ideal base for a relaxing family holiday.
We didn't need to travel far during our week, being just a few yards from Cawsand beach. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable and helped us fall in love with the charming location. Highlights of our time at the cottage included hiring kayaks from the beach, catching the foot ferry over to the Plymouth Barbican and Sharrow beach just 10 minutes by car.
The cottage has two good sized bedrooms, a cosy lounge and surprisingly good kitchen, although we also made good use of the local pubs - The Devenport Inn being our favourite.

All these reasons to come to Howton Cottage! This is truly a forgotten corner of Cornwall with plenty to do for young and old. Summer or winter - a very special place.

Review 1-10 of 13

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