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Nirvana Kingsand and Cawsand South Cornwall | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3440 | Sleeps 9
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Nirvana 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | Sea Views | Village House | Beach 10m | | Sleeps 9
In Kingsand, opposite the beach slipway, a handsome, Grade II listed, Georgian house on three levels with splendid out-to-sea views. A huge amount of work and restoration has transformed it into a lovely, spacious home, with its quirky origins cleverly dovetailed with 21st cent. comfort. Some low door lintels (6’): tall people beware! At the back, a secure courtyard on two levels with steps up to a patio (table/chairs, barbecue) and back gate to a private footway.
From lane, little porch to hall (for coats/boots) with Victorian tiled floor; living room with woodburner, TV/DVD, iPod dock and sea view; at the back, generous kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, double-oven electric range-style cooker) with glazed doors to courtyard and, at the far end, a comfy sofa, TV/DVD and door to teeny outdoor area and utility shed (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge). Under-stairs loo (mind head!).
From hall, steep stairs (stairgates) up to first floor and three bedrooms – a roomy double with futon sofa bed, en suite shower-room (suite), limited clothes-storage space and sea view, and, down a few steps, another double and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Further stairs up to the second floor and a further double bedroom (5’ bed) with the best sea view, and bathroom (suite, shower over bath) with good sea view from the bath.
Best for maximum of 8 adults, 1 child. Dogs permitted in kitchen/courtyard area only. Car park, 100 yards. A gorgeous house beside the beach and within strolling distance of the pub.
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.
Kingsand and Cawsand: exquisite adjoining fishing villages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sheltered by a wooded headland; pebble-and-sand beaches, family pubs, cafés, essential shops. Watersports hire in Cawsand. Whitsand Bay, 1 mile; Mount Edgcumbe (800 acres for walking), and seasonal pedestrian ferry to Plymouth (city amenities, theatre, cinema), 2½ miles. Plymouth by car ferry, 8½ miles.
Best for maximum of 8 adults, 1 child.
Dogs permitted in kitchen/courtyard area only.