Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
*** February 2014 update - Rock House has survived the winter storms and thank you to all those who emailed to check we were OK. The beach gate is temporarily closed because of the damage. We also now have a new woodburning stove for guests use to make it even more cosy! ***
Sit for hours with a coffee in the kitchen or with a glass of wine in the sitting room overlooking the 270 degree views of Mount Edgcumbe country park with Dartmoor in the distance, the South Hams and the Mew Stone, out to sea and round to Penlee Point. Watch the continuous marine activity from local gig racing, to beautiful yachts to the Royal Navy practising high speed manoeuvres (as well as the occasional dolphin on quieter days!) ....
The top half of Rock House in Kingsand has its own front door and direct access to beach and was newly renovated in 2012. The property used to form part of the Earl of Edgcumbe's holiday residence and has high ceilings, grand proportions and stunning sea views.
Sleeping six in three bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, there is a large sitting room overlooking the sea with plenty of seating and also a pool/ table tennis table; a large double aspect kitchen/ diner with dining table (seats 8,) range cooker, D/W, washer dryer, microwave and sea views. The master bedroom has a lovely ensuite shower room and a full sized wardrobe as well as direct sea views from the bed! Full central heating. Pubs/ well stocked shop within 250 yards. Small garden area (not enclosed) with clothes line.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kingsand 30 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter/ Newquay 60 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Arranged in three bedrooms, one double, one twin and one with bunks (full size.) There is also a travel cot and high chair at the property and a pull-out truckle bed in the bunk room and, although we could not recommend more than six fully grown people, an extra small child could easly be accomodated if required.
|Further details outdoors|
Breathtaking sea views from the sitting room, kitchen/ diner and master bedroom. Direct access to beach is through the sea wall which is accessed by some steps to the side of the house.
Clean dogs considered (at a supplement.)
The West Country region
The village of Kingsand is located on the Rame peninsula, known as Cornwall's Forgotten Corner. There is a small beach right outside the house and fabulous rock pools for children to explore. The stunning beaches of Whitsand Bay are a short drive (and easy park) away.
This article was in the Guardian recently:
Kingsand Cawsand has four great pubs and a hotel within easy walk serving good food (booking recommended.) The well stocked village shop is within a few minutes' walk of the property serving hot pasties - perfect for that picnic. There is a friendly cafe/ ice cream parlour on the beach as well as a deli/ cafe/ bakery (in season.)
Parking is in the central car park which is five minutes' walk and weekly swipe cards can be purchased. (Unloading 70 yards from the property. )
There is a foot ferry from Cawsand Beach at regular intervals during the spring/ summer months going right to the heart of Plymouth's Barbican with easy access for the aquarium.
Mount Edgcumbe country park borders the village with good walks there & on the other side up to Penlee coastguard station and over to the ancient church of Rame overlooking Whitsand Bay.
Looe and Polperro, with their great fishmarket, are a half hour's drive as is the Monkey Sanctuary.
Indoor heated swimming pool, 2.5 miles.
Very convenient for Polhawn Fort.
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3 Oct 2013
"Great stay with a fantastic view."
Have just returned after a fantastic stay at the Rock House. Had a wedding to attend at Polhorn Fort & after looking on the internet for properties near the venue we found the Rock House. On opening t… More
9 Jul 2013
"Beautiful House with Beautiful Views"
I stayed at Rock House with my husband and our two children, aged 3 and 11 months. The house is beautifully decorated and nearly every window has a fantastic view. The house is brilliantly equipped and has everything you could possibly need. We spent a very relaxing week on the beaches, at the rock pools and eating ice cream!
We will definitely be returning next year.
10 Mar 2013
"The property was as good as the description suggests - if not better !"
My wife and I and my sister-in-law had a wonderful few days at Rock House. The accomodation was perfect - very comfortable - all mod cons - and beautifully clean !
To wake up and have breakfast with that stunning view was amazing. Even the weather was perfect, so having the quiet beach only a few strides away put "the icing on the cake" !
When not sitting on the beach, we managed some picturesque walks nearby and in the evening we ate at a couple of local, very welcoming, pub/restaurants - and the food was good too ! Final comment - "worth every penny - we will return !! "
8 Feb 2013
"Perfect Cornwall getaway"
I cannot rate this property highly enough, from the perfect location to the apartment itself. The sea views are incredible, the apartment has everything you need for the perfect holiday. The manager is extremely friendly and helpful and is on hand to resolve any problems. Kingsand is an unspoilt fishing village with very welcoming locals. There are plenty of places to eat, all within easy walking distance. There is no parking at the property, but don't let that put you off. The nearby car park is very near by, it is secure with the owner living onsite. If you are looking for the perfect costal holiday look no further, my husband and I look forward to returning next year.
10 Oct 2012
"Glad we didn't book anywhere else!"
The first thing to say about Rock House is do not attempt to take your car all the way down the extremely narrow lane. Enter the lane with your car by all means but stop before the small bridge to un… More
5 Oct 2012
"A home by the sea"
Clean, spacious tastefully decorated and a comfortable bed - what more could you want - a sea view perhaps .. yes, a sea view from every window! A well equipped kitchen, amazing oven that actually did was it was supposed to do, a Belling Classic, there was even a multi-bottle wine cooler! There's never a dull moment on Plymouth Sound and it was fascinating watching ferries, frigates sailing boats, catamarans etc all day long. The attention to detail at Rock House is worthy of praise and we loved it. Sunrise and sunset is rare to see from one place but here there were days when we saw both in glorious technicolour! In such a small village it was easy to get about on foot, there is a car park with friendly attendants where you can pay and park during your stay as there is no parking anywhere in the village. Walking from Rock House is picturesque and easy, you can walk along the beach or strolling over the hills or around the coast, it's on part of the South West Coastal path.
6 Aug 2012
"Fabulous house, fabulous location!"
Our family of 6 stayed here for 2 weeks , July/aug 2012- a real find! The house is lovely with many original features, beautiful, huge sitting room with stunning views, well equipped kitchen also with stunning views- watch the sunrise from the side window, a real treat!
The bedrooms are all beautifully finished and the beds are very, very comfortable
Kingsand/ cawsand is real hidden gem with stunning houses, friendly locals, great beaches and a real vibrancy, with lots of children and dogs running around and lots of water activities.
We will most definatley be returning next year!
The Hutchinsons, Cheshire
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