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84 Fort Picklecombe Fort Picklecombe South Cornwall | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | Web Ref: 3051 | Sleeps 4
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84 Fort Picklecombe 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | Sea Views | | Sleeps 4
On the top floor of Fort Picklecombe, a comfortable apartment with stunning 180 degree sea views spanning Plymouth Sound to the east, Cornwall’s coast to the west and Eddystone Lighthouse on a clear day. Lots of shipping activity and changing weather make this a fascinating place to be. Binoculars are highly recommended, as too are walking boots to enjoy the lovely coastal walk to Cawsand and Kingsand or to explore the beautiful house and grounds of Mount Edgcumbe.
Outer hall for watersports/walking gear; large inner hall; open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with TV/DVD and sliding doors to balcony; two bedrooms, a double and a twin; bathroom (shower over bath, washbasin) and separate loo. A great place to relax and watch the world go by - whatever the weather.
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. 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. Kingsand/Cawsand, 2 miles; Mount Edgcumbe Park, ¼ mile by Coast Path; pedestrian ferry to Plymouth, 2 miles; car ferry, 10.