Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A mile from Millbrook and looking out to sea over Whitsand Bay, nestling with its neighbours on the cliffside at Tregonhawke, a neat detached chalet. Behind, gorse-clad cliffs shelter it and the good-sized, enclosed, sloping garden (mostly grass) with picnic bench, barbecue, trampoline, useful store for beach/surfing/fishing/diving gear, and raised decked area (bench) with lovely panoramic sea views towards Rame Head and along the coastline. About 50 yards of gentle track (few steps) lead down from the parking area, ending in 5 shallow steps down through the garden. All recently refurbished, clever use of space and simple, stylish decor with polished wood floors/carpeted bedrooms. Open-plan living/dining room (woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray, iPod dock, PlayStation 2), off which neat twin bedroom. Smart fitted kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, cooker with induction hob, small bench seating 2) opens to hall (space for coats/boots); double bedroom (5' bed, TV/DVD); bathroom (suite plus bath-shower); back door to garden and washing machine and tumble drier in shed. A lovely, relaxing retreat at any time of the year; footpath (steep in parts) from the door to café and coast path (50 yards) and beach (300 yards).
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
Whitsand Bay: 5 mile stretch of sand and rocks, uncrowded because no roads to the shore, between Rame Head and Portwrinkle. Millbrook, 1 mile; Kingsand/Cawsand, 2. Cliffs slope down to the beach, with chalets in places (see also Freathy). Acclaimed restaurant (limited opening hours), 250 yards from top of cliff path. Beach café and lifeguards in summer; good surfing. HMS Scylla (sunk deliberately for marine research) attracts divers. Good beach fishing; coarse fishing nearby. Cliff-top golf. Coastal walks.