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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised

one mile seaward of Rosudgeon is Acton Castle, commanding the peninsula between Stackhouse Cove (200 yards walk away, low-tide sand) and Prussia Cove, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While on St Michael's Mount in 1772, the romantic but rheumatic seaweed expert, John Stackhouse, spotted the site for his wedding present to his betrothed, Susanna Acton. Built of granite, Grade II listed, it has formal gardens and lawns, terraces and sunken garden with pond and sensational sea views, including of St Michael's Mount. Private rough drive to it. Farmland all round. Coast path. The castle is now divided into apartments. We have three.

... named after the wife of Acton Castle's eccentric creator, Susanna's Apartment is on the first floor (arrow 4). It is approached by external stone steps at the back. A slate-floored hall leads down 2 steps into very large, light, airy living/dining/fitted kitchen (TV/DVD) with mullioned windows, wide sills and cushions - all the better to enjoy stunning views along the coast to St Michael's Mount. Well-equipped kitchen area with dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer and larder fridge. Two bedrooms – a double, and a twin (2'6" beds). Pretty bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and separate loo (washbasin). Unbeatable views.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.

The West Country region

The End of England - the Penwith peninsula: a wild land, but much inhabited since long, long ago; and very beautiful in its wildness. The equal-top coastal drive in the West Country is along its north coast from Pendeen to Zennor to St Ives (Exmoor's sea-view road is its rival): gorse and bracken hills, granite-topped and bouldered, above you; below, small drystone-walled fields sprinkled with sheep, granite farmhouses and barns, spectacularly rocky headlands (to walk), and - if you're lucky and it's evening - a deep, deep blue sea beyond. There are Stone Age burial quoits, Bronze Age hut circles, two remarkably preserved Iron Age villages.

On the softer southern coast, Mousehole is Cornwall's prettiest fishing village, Newlyn the West Country's busiest; built into the cliffs above Porthcurno's sandy cove is the Minack Theatre - a 'must go', but wrap up warm. Sennen Cove's huge sandy beach is wonderful for children and sunsets, as well as surfing. The tall chimneys of extinct tin-mining stand strangely romantically above the sea at Botallack. All this and the light bring painters, especially to St Ives. Penzance is a good, sensible town and base with fine prom for strolling. Helicopters or a ship will take you to the Scilly Isles; the mainline railway to and from the world you left behind. Your first glimpse of St Michael's Mount is one of travelling's thrills. Go to Land's End if you must (only). All round the peninsula goes the coast path, of course - one of the very best stretches of it.

Rosudgeon

Rosudgeon: hamlet (pub, shop) a mile from the sea (beaches), 6 miles from Penzance and 3 from St Michael's Mount. Sandy beaches at Perran Sands, Marazion and Praa Sands, 2½ miles. Spectacular cliff walks via Prussia Cove (once a smugglers' favourite), 1½ miles. North coast surfing beaches and St Ives, 8. Golf nearby.

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  • 2 Years listed

Based in United Kingdom

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