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Howton Cottage - cosy stone cottage. Beach 2 mins Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Howton Cottage - cosy stone cottage. Beach 2 mins
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Description from owner
Traditional fisherman's cottage in this old smugglers' village. Perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays. This cosy cottage has everything you might need from hair-dryer to food processor and high speed WiFi. The two double bedrooms are a comfortable size and the bathroom has a separate wet-room style shower as well as a Victorian roll-top bath. There is a second lavatory on the ground floor too. We have full central heating, not the usual night storage heating, you can change your living temperature at the touch of a switch. Although there is no parking, you can stop right at the front door to unload and car parking is just 5 minute walk away at one of two car parks (£27pw). The beach is on the doorstep as is the South West Coastal Path, offering pefect walking with the best sea views. The village is very safe and friendly with three beaches within a few minutes' walk of the house. The beach is a mix of sand and rocks where children can dip for crabs and has the coveted
Traditional fisherman's cottage in this old smugglers' village. Perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays. This cosy cottage has everything you might need from hair-dryer to food processor and high speed WiFi. The two double bedrooms are a comfortable size and the bathroom has a separate wet-room style shower as well as a Victorian roll-top bath. There is a second lavatory on the ground floor too. We have full central heating, not the usual night storage heating, you can change your living temperature at the touch of a switch. Although there is no parking, you can stop right at the front door to unload and car parking is just 5 minute walk away at one of two car parks (£27pw). The beach is on the doorstep as is the South West Coastal Path, offering pefect walking with the best sea views. The village is very safe and friendly with three beaches within a few minutes' walk of the house. The beach is a mix of sand and rocks where children can dip for crabs and has the coveted Green Flag for clean beaches and excellence of water quality. There are a couple of shops for general provisions, a post office and plenty of good places to eat and drink. It is possible to arrange a delivery of food to the cottage before your arrival, to make life as simple as possible.
Location description from owner
The England region
Cornwall is the warmest part of Britain, hence it has always been popular with holiday visitors. There is plenty to do and see, especially National Trust properties and gardens. The Grade I Listed garden of Mount Edgcombe is right on the doorstep and part of the 650 miles of the famous South West Coast Path runs right by the door. Other notable nearby attractions are Antony House, Pentillie Castle gardens and Lanhydrock. For youngster, the beach is great fun with rockpools and sand. During the summer there is a sailing school running too. Nearby at Whitsand Bay is a surf school running from the three mile long beach and further down the coast a Seal Sanctuary and the Woolly Monkey Sanctuary at Looe. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, with plenty for the childdren too, and the famous Minack Theatre, carved out of the rock and overlooking the sea, are all within an easy drive.
From Easter until about September, the Cawsand passenger ferry makes the short journey, back and forth several times a day, across the water into Plymouth where there are a number of other attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, the Theatre Royal, the Mayflower Steps in the ancient Barbican area and great shopping.
The twin ancient fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are two of the best in Cornwall. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the South West Coastal Path and overlooking Plymouth Sound. This is a fantastic area for walking and bird watching - there have been some rare sightings. Mount Edgcumbe Park is right on the doorstep: with its renowned 800 acre gardens, great for family picnics and plenty of room for the children to run around, it is also one of only a handful of Grade I listed gardens in the UK. In the village itself there is plenty to do: there are three rock and sand beaches, traditional, old beamed family pubs with good food, Real Ale and village shops. Canoes, sailing boats and windsurf boards for hire in Cawsand and you should not miss the Flower-boat ceremony on May Day. Whitsand Bay with 5-mile sandy beach is just a couple of miles away with plenty of romantic, sheltered little coves. The cottage is right on the South West Coast Path - in either direction - this path travels right around the dramatic Devon and Cornwall coastline. A great place for walkers and birdwatchers alike.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.1 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 27 Aug 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Apr 2010. Located in Cornwall, it has 18 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £995.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Aug 2016.
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– based on 18 reviews
- Very Good
“Half Term in Cawsand”
We initially wanted to take the kids (young teenagers) skiing again at Half Term, but cost and a bad back meant we decided to take a cottage in the UK instead! We scoured the internet and came across this cottage because it accepted dogs and we had visited Cawsand before when we are on a weekend trip to Plymouth. We are so pleased we did. We had a great time even though the weather was very mixed. On sunny days we walked around the Rome peninsular, on wet days we played Monopoly and cards. We visited Eden Project, Lizard Point, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, went on several zip wires, go karting, etc. The cottage was brilliant, it's a genuine small fisherman's cottage but with all mod cons. All different sized and shaped rooms. You do need to look through the folder in the cottage to work the heaters and water supply. There are ample towels and bed linen provided and DVD's, local maps and a few board games (Monopoly, scrabble). Wife and myself had the middle floor and children had top floor with a double and a single bed up there. The shower was hot, but if all of you need one, you will need to turn the immersion heater on for a top up of hot water. The flat screen TV is tiny, but we hardly turned it on. From the front door you are 10 m's away from a fantastic view of the cove and beach, and it takes 2 minutes to walk down to it on the road. The front door is right onto a tiny (Garrett) road, which takes one way traffic and you can unload your bags and shopping, but there is no parking at the cottage. There is a pay and display at either end of the Street and "out of season" it cost £18 for the week, Think it was £25 after Easter. I also took fishing rods and as the tide went out in the cove, there was an area of sand between the rocks, with hundreds of rag/lug worm castings. 10 minutes digging got loads of bait; then on the incoming tide I fished from the concrete steps between Cawsand and Kingsand (80m's from front door) and got plenty of bites when I cast towards the sandy base. My own lack of skill stopped me catching anything though!!! The dogs were in heaven, they lived on the lounge floor on two large dog beds we took along, easy walk 4 times a day down to the cove where dogs were allowed "out of season", but all the other local beaches allowed dogs through the whole year. Dogs bins next to the beach. All pubs, restaurants and cafes seemed to allow dogs on leads. Hobbes and Toby are now sulking and can see no reason why we had to come back home. Plenty of plates, saucepans, frying pans, cutlery, cups and glasses and a dish washer to clean everything. Free fast Wifi, you may need to reset occasionally, button on side. The only thing that would have made it better is if the house in front, on top of the small cliff, fell down and gave us a sea view!!! From upstairs you can look right out of the top window and see the cove, just. You are so close, but do not hear the waves on the beach. Good communication by email with owner. PERFECT. We will be back and we will encourage friends and family to go there too.
“Ideal for a couple”
We spent a nice week here and generally Howton Cottage is very nice. I don't think realistically you can expect more than 2 people to spend too much time in there, but for 2 people it is just fine. I would suggest the bathroom needs 'a little love' but other than that the facilities were all good.
We often have two couples sharing the house very happily and families with two or three children, and sometimes a dog, love it! I suppose it depends whether you are used to sharing a bathroom. It is a simple fishermans cottage, as described. I am surprised to hear that the bathroom was not up to scratch as we had just refitted the whole room, added underfloor heating and retiled the shower area. The only detail that I have been made aware of was the towel rail which, over the summer, seems to have become loose. It will be replaced immediately.
“a teapot like a young barmaid...”
...very pretty but doesn't pour very well! And that is my only criticism ..if it could be described as such..of this delightful, well maintained and tastefully decorated, fully modernised old cottage. Set on the land side of the street this bijou cottage is well placed between the shop, pub and beach in Cawsand and the pubs and shops various of Kingsand, not that you would now when either start or finish. The service provided by the owner is prompt and attentive whilst the service aspect of the cottage remains discrete. All in all a well run operation with plenty of suggestions and support materials to help your stay bowl easily along. I particularly liked the quality sheets and duvet covers, the excellent power shower and the all electric heating system which maintains a pleasant background temperature. My dislikes? The 85 paces up the street from the beach or pub to the cottage!
“Fab location and lovely cottage.”
As a young family we have had a fab time in Cawsands, lovely beaches and pubs just enough facilities to keep the hoards away. Hence, it really feels a lovely village with not too many tourists. The cottage was fab, great facilities and my hubby fell in love cooking with the halogen hob..... Would recommend this again and again
This cottage is perfectly situated in the small village of Cawsand. It is close to local pubs and the cottage is decorated and maintained to an extremely high standard.
We fell in love with Cawsand/ Kingsand..it' really is the hidden Gem of Cornwall. Wonderful location, beaches, coastal walks, pubs...it has it all. Howton cottage is well placed and very comfortable, we would not hesitate to return.
“Lovely, cosy and very well equipped cottage in a great spot!”
Howton Cottage is a lovely house, we had a wonderful stay last week. It was myself and husband and another couple who stayed, and they great thing is that both bedrooms are big and spacious and of equal size which is usually quite rare in small cottages. The kitchen is fantastic and we enjoyed cooking in for a few nights before snuggling around the gas fire in the lounge. It was very homely. I would recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Cawsands - a group of friends, a family or even just a couple as it's good value.
“Lovely cottage in a perfect location”
A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall. I went to Cawsands as a child and this was my first time back as an adult - it is as unspoilt as I remember. Highlights were walking along the coastal path to Rame Head and Mount Edgecumbe and kayaking at Cawsands. Great pubs in the village and very friendly locals. The cottage is in a brilliant location - so close to the beach - and is very well equipped. Our only slight criticism was that we didn't find the beds very comfy. Apart from that, everything was great, and Susie was a pleasure to deal with.
IHowton Cottage certainly is close to the beach and we have tried to make sure every piece of equipment you may need is there. Isn't it strange that everyone has a different idea of "comfortable". Some people like soft, some hard. One of the last guests asked especially for the name of the matress as it was the most comfortable he had ever slept on ! We will keep an eye on this as we always listen to our guests.
Excellent and highly professional service given from Susie the owner if this charming cottage. The villages of Cawsand and Kingsand were wonderful, a trip back in time almost. We found the locals very friendly and there were several pubs which served up incredibly good value meals and excellent local ale..The location was unspoilt and relatively quiet, considering the time of year we stayed, nearby Whitsand Bay was glorious. The trip on the Cawsand Ferry over to Plymouth was an experience not to be forgot in a hurry and NOT for those who are tickled stomached..
How very nice to be so appreciated! I do hope that this review, and some of the others here, will reassure anyone who feels concerned that I do not accept credit cards (it is so expensive for me) that cash payment is perfectly safe. Cawsand certainly is a special place in this truly unforgotten part of Cornwall. Easily accessible and with great accommodation at Howton Cottage.
“Charming cottage in a stunning location”
A perfect location in the heart of the twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand, Howton Cottage was the ideal base for a relaxing family holiday. We didn't need to travel far during our week, being just a few yards from Cawsand beach. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable and helped us fall in love with the charming location. Highlights of our time at the cottage included hiring kayaks from the beach, catching the foot ferry over to the Plymouth Barbican and Sharrow beach just 10 minutes by car. The cottage has two good sized bedrooms, a cosy lounge and surprisingly good kitchen, although we also made good use of the local pubs - The Devenport Inn being our favourite.
All these reasons to come to Howton Cottage! This is truly a forgotten corner of Cornwall with plenty to do for young and old. Summer or winter - a very special place.
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