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Luxurious Georgian House with Great Sea Views. Minutes' Walk to Beach & Pub

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This is the view you will get of Cawsand beach and village as you arrive.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Looe cottage description

In a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this lovely old house has been renovated to a high standard very comfortably accommodating 8 people and just a pebble's throw from the water. Seacroft has fabulous ocean views from almost every room. The moment you arrive you can smell the ozone and see the waves. Tastefully decorated and well furnished throughout with high end bathroom and kitchen fittings, returning guests insist Seacroft is the best holiday home they have stayed in.

Sitting in the centre of this romantic Cornish fishing village with two beaches just a 3 minute walk away - everything is here for a self-catering, family holiday.

Seacroft provides everything for the perfect family holiday inclusive of quality linen, towels and hairdriers in every bedroom and full central heating (not night storage) at the touch of a button.

The well-equipped kitchen has all you may need - American fridge, full oven, microwave and dishwasher. The separate Laundry room has washing machine, separate tumble drier and plenty of room to dry out coats and walking boots.

The kitchen opens into the southwest facing garden. A sunny patio with barbecue provides alfresco dining in comfort - there is also plenty of room to play or laze in the safely enclosed private garden.

Inside, the plasma TV, DVD, board games and books will give you plenty of choices on the occasional rainy day. With cosy cream sofas to relax in. And at the end of the day have a restful sleep wrapped in 100% luxury cotton in super-comfortable beds with a choice of pillows.

The four bedrooms are: on the ground floor, two bedrooms and on the second floor a further two. The living room and kitchen sits on the first floor with two great sea-watching window seats.

The bedrooms - all with sea views - are divided as to one 5' double, one twin and two bedrooms which can be either 6' doubles or two 3' twin beds.

Each of the ground and second floors has a bathroom with underfloor heating and both bath and shower.

The Rame Peninsula: Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on a peninsula, also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner - and long may it be so! With many ancient and true stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the pretty colour-washed cottages and narrow streets of these delightful villages have a magical feeling.
Once the dividing county line between Devon and Cornwall, one almost feels in a time warp. Here are the holidays of childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing and paddling in rock pools, barbecues in the garden going to sleep to the sound of the ocean.

Spectacular scenery, walking, birdwatching, painting, fishing or just lazing - it is the perfect place for the traditional family holiday.
An historically rich area too: King Charles and Lord Nelson both came to the village. You will notice Palmerston's Follies (military forts) built in the 18th century to keep the French at bay and the 14th-century chapel at Rame Head where a beacon blazed at the time of the Armada.

Things to Do: There are 6 different places to eat within 3-10 minutes walk and a passenger ferry to Plymouth (2.5 miles) theatre, cinema, shops and National Marine Aquarium - no real need for a car.

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are also a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions. 'Google' the following for more information:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, the amazing open-air Minack Theatre and many National Trust properties: Cothele, Lanhydrock and Antony House are just a few.

630-miles of the South West Coast Path is a dream for walkers, taking in the whole of the coast of Cornwall and beyond so don't forget your walking boots.

Visit the beautiful, Grade 1 Listed gardens of the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate, just 10 minutes walk from the house. Beautiful all year but especially lovely in Spring. Here there is a good restaurant/cafe to refresh yourselves for the home run.

Birdwatching- look out for Spoonbills, Black-tailed Godwits, Avocets and Oystercatchers which have all been seen.

Sea fishing is popular too as is Golf at Whitsand Bay Country Club (wonderful views), Looe and 2 courses at St Mellion (one of which is a Niklaus course).

Anyone from the US might be especially interested in Plymouth. The ferry from the village takes you straight into the old Barbican area from where the Pilgrims left, here also the Theatre Royal, shops and National Marine Aquarium.

Tucked away Coves: For a change you might try nearby Whitsand Bay beach - an enormous stretch of sand nearly 7 kilometres long, which separates up into little secluded coves at the top of the tide, including Tregantle, Sharrow, Freathy and Tregonhawke beaches. Great for finding your own bit of privacy if you are a couple or family.
Check out www.cawsandcottages.co.uk

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a 200 year old house. There are steep stairs on every floor and no stairgates although all the bedrooms have doors as does the sitting room to prevent unwanted access....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    can be 2 singles or Queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Travel cot may be in any double bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    can be 2 singles or 6' double...moreless

  • All the bedrooms are sea-facing and with window seats. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and two on the second floor each floor with a bath and shower. Really comfortable beds made up with beautiful 100% cotton linen, a choice of feather or hypoallergenic pillows and a hairdryer for each room. Every bed has duvet, 2 pillows and a blanket per person. Two bedrooms have 2, 3' divan beds, allowing them to be one 6' or two single beds - you choose. The other bedrooms are one twin bedded room on the ground floor and a Queen-sized (5') double (second floor). A travel cot is also available. Out of Season you may rent Seacroft with as many bedrooms as you need - 1, 2, 3 or 4. Each room for a maximum of two people. If there are just two of you, you use whichever bedroom you choose and have the whole of the rest of the house and garden to yourselves ! We also have HOWTON COTTAGE in the same street which with SEACROFT would then sleep up to 13 GUESTS and a 10% overall discount....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    On the second floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on the ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    on the first floor...moreless

  • There is a Bathroom on each bedroom level. Bathroom 1 on the ground floor has freestanding rolltop bath, separate walk-in shower, wc, wash basin, heated towelrail and underfloor heating. Bathroom 2 on the second floor has a bath with shower over, wc, wash basin, heated towelrail and underfloor heating. There is a separate WC on the first floor the kitchen and living room level. We provide big, white bath sheets and hand towels for each person. Fresh bed linen and towels are provided for each rental week and are included in the rental charge. Soap, shampoo and hairdriers are all provided for use with our compliments. N.B There is a Laundry Room on the ground floor with separate tumble drier and space to hang wet walking or surfing gear....moreless

Other Amenities

  • From the well-equipped kitchen/diner, on the first floor, french doors lead onto decking directly into the garden. The first floor living room has wonderful views out to sea and window seats. There is enough comfortable seating for 10 people, a television with DVD and Free view tv. A few DVDs, CDs and books are available with the village shop having more selection. Wireless internet connection is provided free of charge - remember your laptop. NOTE: to the infirm/elderly: The property has numerous steep, narrow stairs and steps not all with handrails. Our caretaker is near to hand and available 24/7. We are also contactable at any time, by email or telephone giving you confidence that any problem which may arise will be dealt with immediately. We are sorry but we cannot accept pets at our property....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Thanks to many kind guests there are plenty of paperbacks in the library....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a few board games for adults and children are supplied....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    iPhone charger with speakers also provided in the sitting room....moreless

  • Television:

    with Freeview allowing access to lots of channels including Radio ...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining table is in the kitchen where children's spills will not be a worry. There is a dining table and chairs outside for the BBQ area. A complete set of plastic plates are useful addition too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a separate tumble drier for wet days and a simple outside drier/airer for sunny days. There is also a line in the garden....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters provide instant heat at any time of the day or night at the touch of a button. Bedroom heaters can be turned off, as required for a comfortable sleeping temperature....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality, pure cotton linen is provided with the exception of the travel cot which is provided with extra matress, but it is expected that you bring your own linen and pillow for the cot. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spread across the full width of the house with a panoramic view of the ocean. 3 comfortable sofas and two window seats provide plenty of seating for all. TV, DVD, books and smartphone charger here....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    There are almost no houses with parking facilities in the village. 2 carparks at either end of the village. 2013 weekly ticket cost £27. Free parking is available at the top of the village....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    We have an honesty box for all outgoing calls. Incoming calls of course are free....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    A large fluffy white bath and hand towel is provided for each occupant....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Just plug in and play but remember to bring your own laptop....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you can think of including a food processor....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    with extra, non-breakable plates for the BBQ table !...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Recently fitted out with granite worktops and filtered boiling tap (no kettle)....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    with automatic timer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are usually everyday items, salt, pepper, flour and some herbs or spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with filtered water chiller...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Boats can be hired from the nearby beach and there are sailing lessons and fishing boats for local deepsea fishing too....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The BBQ terrace is a comfortable size with table and chairs for all....moreless

  • Golf:

    can be found nearby at Whitsand Bay...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    divided from the BBQ area. A good spot to play boules....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A charcoal BBQ with enough space for meat/fish for all guests....moreless

  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Feb 13 - Mar 26, 2015
3 night min stay
£75 £123
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£520
Easter
Mar 27 - Apr 16, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,200
Spring
Apr 17 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
£261
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,100
Early Summer
May 22 - Jun 18, 2015
3 night min stay
£285
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,200
Summer
Jun 19 - Jul 16, 2015
3 night min stay
£304
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,280
High Summer
Jul 17 - Sep 10, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,890
Indian Summer
Sep 11 - Oct 22, 2015
3 night min stay
£261
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,100 £2,500
Autumn
Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,280 £1,800
Late Autumn/Winter
Nov 2 - Dec 23, 2015
3 night min stay
£160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£680 £1,800
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
£416
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
£1,750 £2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

CHANGEOVER day is normally FRIDAY. At certain times of the year we may be able to be more flexible.

EVERYTHING is included - linen (and beds are made up for you), towels, bills, full central heating (not night storage) and wireless internet connection are all included in the rental rate.

A cautionary deposit is retained in addition and returned usually within 48 hours.

Guests pay 25% of total payment on booking. The final payment is due a minimum one month before the holiday start date.

Cancellation policy :

The whole deposit is returnable up to 3 months ahead of holiday start date.

Cancellation 12 weeks or less before start date the whole deposit is returned providing we are able to re-book the cancelled dates.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Newquay
75 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Halfway House
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Plymouth
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitsand Bay
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Plymouth
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A38 Expressway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Devonport Inn
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kingsand

Car: Not Necessary

The Rame Peninsula: Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on a peninsula, also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner - and long may it be so! With many ancient and true stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the pretty colour-washed cottages and narrow streets of these ancient villages have a magical feeling.

Once the dividing county line between Devon and Cornwall, one almost feels in a time warp. Here are the holidays of your childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing and paddling in rock pools, barbecues in the garden going to sleep to the sound of the ocean.

The beach here has the Marine Conservation Society's highest water quality standard. Bathing is safe and there are rock pools for the children to dabble in.

Spectacular scenery, walking, birdwatching, painting, fishing or just lazing - it is the perfect place for the traditional family holiday.

An historically rich area too: King Charles and Lord Nelson both came to the village. You will notice Palmerston's Follies (military forts) built in the 18th century to keep the French at bay and the 14th-century chapel at Rame Head where a beacon blazed at the time of the Armada.

Things to Do: There are 6 different places to eat within 3-10 minutes walk and a passenger ferry to Plymouth (2.5 miles) theatre, cinema, shops and National Marine Aquarium - no need for a car.

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are also a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions.

'Google' the following for more information:

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Pentillie Castle, the amazing open-air Minack Theatre and many National Trust properties: Cothele, Lanhydrock and Antony House are just a few.

630-miles of the South West Coast Path is a dream for walkers, taking in the whole of the coast of Cornwall and beyond so don't forget your walking boots.

Visit the beautiful, Grade 1 Listed gardens of the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate, just 10 minutes walk from the house and particularly lovely in Spring. Here there is a good restaurant/cafe to refresh yourselves for the home run.

Birdwatching- look out for Spoonbills, Black-tailed Godwits, Avocets and Oystercatchers which have all been seen.

Sea fishing is popular too as is Golf at Whitsand Bay Hotel(wonderful views), Looe and 2 courses at St Mellion (one of which is a Niklaus course).

Anyone from the US might be especially interested in Plymouth. The ferry from the village takes you straight into the old Barbican area from where the Pilgrims left, here also the Theatre Royal, shops and National Marine Aquarium.

Tucked away Coves: For a change you might try nearby Whitsand Bay beach - an enormous stretch of sand nearly 7 kilometres long, which separates up into little secluded coves at the top of the tide, including Tregantle, Sharrow, Freathy and Tregonhawke beaches. Great for finding your own bit of privacy if you are a couple or family. You can surf here too.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We live in Hertfordshire where we were born and where we have run a a small family property company for over 40 years. In the later 1990's we moved to Devon where we lived for 10 years until returning to Hertfordshire in 2003 for family reasons. We wanted to keep a base in the south west so bought a little cottage (Howton Cottage) in Cawsand which we still own and let out.

Why the Owner Chose Looe:
Susie says : I noticed Seacroft for sale after the elderly owner had died. It was in a sorry state but I could see how it could be and such a wonderful view from the living room on the first floor. We replaced all the plastic window with timber sashes and added all sorts of little touches that, then, I did not have at home, like the boiling tap in the kitchen and underfloor heating for all the stone floors. It took us just under a year to carry out the complete renovation from the roof down and then furnish it. We just love that we have been able to buy a gem of a Georgian house and have made it so cosy. It has been let from the moment it was ready in June 2009.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
One of Seacroft's unique benefits has to be that spectacular view. It has always had a friendly atmosphere and we imagine all the people who have lived in it going back several hundred years. The garden with barbecue and dining area is perfect for sunny, some of which are in the winter! Of course being in the centre of a pretty, Cornish fishing village with both the beaches and the local hostelries within easy walking distance really makes it a dream house.


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Photos

  • This is the view you will get of Cawsand beach and village as you arrive.

    This is the view you will get of Cawsand beach and village as you arrive.

  • The second double/twin Bedroom on the ground floor, with a window seat.

    The second double/twin Bedroom on the ground floor, with a window seat.

  • The ground floor bathroom has a separate shower and rolltop bath.

    The ground floor bathroom has a separate shower and rolltop bath.

  • The barbeque terrace in the garden.  There is an umbrella and extra chairs.

    The barbeque terrace in the garden. There is an umbrella and extra chairs.

  • Sweet little twin-bedded room on the ground floor.

    Sweet little twin-bedded room on the ground floor.

  • April skies from Seacroft.  A fabulous view from almost every room in the house.

    April skies from Seacroft. A fabulous view from almost every room in the house.

  • Cawsand beach at high tide in the summer. You may learn to sail or kayak.

    Cawsand beach at high tide in the summer. You may learn to sail or kayak.

  • The Red Pig - passenger ferry. Just 30 minutes into Plymouth Barbican

    The Red Pig - passenger ferry. Just 30 minutes into Plymouth Barbican

  • You will find Seacroft in Garrett Street with fantastic sea views.

    You will find Seacroft in Garrett Street with fantastic sea views.

  • Blue skies in the winter !
View from Seacroft to Fort Picklecombe

    Blue skies in the winter ! View from Seacroft to Fort Picklecombe

  • The double Bedroom on the second floor with window seat to enjoy the ocean view.

    The double Bedroom on the second floor with window seat to enjoy the ocean view.

  • View from Seacroft to Plymouth Sound.. You might see Naval ships or dolphins !

    View from Seacroft to Plymouth Sound.. You might see Naval ships or dolphins !

  • The kitchen has a timer controlled oven, a microwave and of course a dishwasher!

    The kitchen has a timer controlled oven, a microwave and of course a dishwasher!

  • Bedroom on the second floor which may be a 6' double or two full-size singles

    Bedroom on the second floor which may be a 6' double or two full-size singles

  • The little laundry room with separate tumble drier and space for coats.

    The little laundry room with separate tumble drier and space for coats.

  • Cawsand village from the coast path on Mount Edgcumbe estate

    Cawsand village from the coast path on Mount Edgcumbe estate

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/03/2015
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