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16 St Andrews Street Kingsand and Cawsand South Cornwall | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3441 | Sleeps 5
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16 St Andrews Street 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | Village House | Beach 45m | | Sleeps 5
In Cawsand, 50 yards from the beach, one of many centuries-old cottages that line a narrow lane behind the square (vehicles pass once in a while). Much of its original charm remains, complemented by a contemporary twist with stylish decor and furnishings. A small back garden climbs behind the cottage up steep stone steps (care needed; steps shared with neighbour) to a level lawned area and little suntrap seating space (table/chairs) with a view of the sea over rooftops.
From the lane, 3 steps up to porch and pretty stained glass door to living room (TV/DVD, woodburner) with oak floor. Four steps up to bright kitchen/dining room (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, small tumble drier and microwave, larder fridge, electric hob/oven) with door to back garden, and 4 steps up to small single bedroom (2‘6” bed, 5’6” lintel, limited clothes-hanging space); cleverly built under the stairs, a neat shower-room (suite) and cupboard with table-top freezer. Upstairs, two more bedrooms – a double (5’ bed), and a twin (footboards, wall hooks for clothes-hanging). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Best for maximum of 4 adults. Quietly tucked away just a stone’s throw from the hub of the village and beach.
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 4 adults