Z429 - Courtyard Apartment
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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.
... Courtyard Apartment is on the ground floor (arrow 3) with, as the name suggests, its own very private, sheltered courtyard (table/chairs) and lovely right-down-the-coast-and-out-to-sea views. Entrance from the back of the building into large hall with slate floor and utility cupboard (washing machine, tumble drier, washbasin); very large open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with slate floor in a split-level arrangement with 2 steps dividing the comfy sofa area (TV/DVD) from the dining/kitchen area, lovely granite mullioned windows (window seats), electric stove and French windows to courtyard. Two bedrooms – a double with narrow door to en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin; bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and bath-shower).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|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: 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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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014
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