Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Stunning sea and beach views. 'Thistledome' is a nicely furnished detached dormer bungalow at Freathy, Whitsand Bay, 3 miles from Portwrinkle and 9 miles from Looe, East Cornwall. Plymouth via Torpoint Ferry is only 6 miles. Small pleasure boat with return trips from Cawsand village and beach (4 miles away) landing at famous Plymouth Hoe and Barbican- with Plymouth city shops immediately behind. Other nearby attractions such as National Trust Anthony house and grounds. The bungalow is situated on a rural coastal road, only a few hundred yards from the nearly 3 miles of glorious sandy beaches known as Whitsand Bay. The bungalow has almost unsurpassed and stunning views over the beach and sea, from lounge, conservatory and front patio/barbecue area (with seating). Leading from the bungalow is a gentle and staggered cliff walk down to the beach (under 10 minutes, should be suitable for most children), passing pretty holiday chalets which dot the pathway. Under 1 mile further along the beach is a beach cafe. Miles of beautiful cliff and beach walks. 'Thistledome' has an enclosed top front grass garden and also a bottom grass area. Electric inclusive. Off peak storage heaters throughout are inclusive. Own parking bay at front of bungalow (visible in bungalow photo) for 3 cars- also parking area for 2 cars opposite bungalow. No pets.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitsand Bay 100 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

Whitsand Bay beaches are about 4 miles long, large classic sandy beaches with stunning cliffs walks. Occasional beach cafes. Good beach fishing. Visit Mount Edgecumbe National Trust house and gardens under 6 miles further up the coast (an 800 wooded estate, the grounds all beingt open to the public-but have to pay to enter the house). The Mount Edgecumbe locality was mentioned in a Shell Guide as the most scenic area in the country, with the 11th century monk's chapel and other attractions. A few miles north of Whitsand Bay are Cawsand and Kingsand old villages, with pubs, cafes and reastuarants and other eating places. Cawsands has a sandy beach and there is a regular Ferry service during the summer, from Cawsand beach and landing on the other side of the bay on the Barbican at Plymouth. Modest charge, as the Ferry provides a regular service for locals. The Ferry times are scheduled so passengers can enjoy a whole day in Plymouth. The Barbican is the famous old waterfront area of Plymouth with old pubs, cafes, waterside restaurants and a multitude of picturesque pleasure boats- visit the Elizabethan house and other historic attractions, or pop into the Aquarium (the largest in Europe). Walk over the new walkbridge to Warner Village with cinema complex and Ten Pin Bowling. There is a hard to spot but large Tourist Board Centre near the Mayflower Steps (where the Pilgrims left for America). Walk the short distance from the Barbican to Plymouth City Centre shops and visit the new Drake Shopping Centre. On the edge of Mount edgecumbe estate is the Cremyll pedestrian ferry which will take you to Plymouth the other side of the estuary. From where you land it will be a short walk to the city centre shops. Try the cruise ship trip which will take you all the way up the Tamar River to Calstock (a Victorian village which you can visit & stop for a break), a round trip of about 18 miles. A short drive further down the coast are Looe fishing village with its sandy beach, a few miles further again takes you to Polperro fishing village (possibly cornwall's prettiest).