Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
On the top floor of Fort Picklecombe, a light and airy apartment with sensational right-out-to-sea views. Binoculars are essential here: so much fascinating shipping activity, possibly dolphins, certainly seals and cormorants.
Door from passage to outer hall with plenty of room for coats, boots, surfboards; front door to inner hall; open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (microwave, freezer, larder fridge) with TV/Sky/DVD and sliding glazed doors to balcony. Two double bedrooms, one with 5' bed and one with en suite shower-room (suite), both with views over the well ordered gardens; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties. A wonderful place for walking, daydreaming and relaxing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), 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 4 star.
The West Country region
South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor's southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.
On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall's loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum near St Keyne. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.
Fort Picklecombe: built in 1848 to protect Plymouth, this fort is now converted into excellent apartments. Stunning views of sea/shipping (sometimes warships). Long drive leads to it. Pretty terraced gardens, rock pool beach (windsurfing, fishing, low-tide sand). Kingsand/Cawsand, 2 miles; Mount Edgcumbe Park, ¼ mile by coast path; pedestrian ferry to Plymouth, 2 miles; car ferry, 10. Laundry on site.