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Pretty, Cosy Fully Equipped Stone Cottage 2 Minutes to Beaches. Sleeps 2-5

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Howton Cottage - come on in ! Cosy, even in winter, with full central heating.


Last updated: 12/09/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A hidden gem of a village in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Coastal Path

Traditional, terraced cottage in the centre of Cawsand on the South West Coast Path and just 2 minutes walk from three beaches and close to several traditional pub/restaurants, shops and post office.
White-washed walls, characterful beams, newly renovated and well modernised with everything you might need for a self-catering holiday.
Stable door opens into living room with oak floor. Sitting/Dining room has TV with Freeview and DVD player. We also provide WiFi free of charge.
Downstairs too a separate WC and full kitchen - 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer as well as all the equipment you might think of including a food processor.
Stairs up to first floor Queen Size double bedroom and bathroom with roll top Victorian bath and separate, walk-in shower.
Up again to second floor the pretty double bedroom in the eaves has just a glimpse of the sea and we can set it up with a single bed if needed. A travel cot and highchair are available in addition at no extra cost.

A really comfortable self-catering cottage with full central heating (not night storage) all within walking distance of beaches and several good pubs with excellent food.
100% cotton linen, towels, electricity and wireless broadband internet access are included.
You can arrange food deliveries with Waitrose or Tesco.
Although we have no carparking or outside space, there is a carpark within 75 yards and you may park right at the front door to unload.
The Rame Peninsula: Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on the Rame Peninsula which is also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner - and long may it be so! A village 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 British childhood - picnics on the beach, fishing, paddling and crabbing in rock pools.. Spectacular scenery, walking, birdwatching, painting 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 several dates when it is special to be in the village:
1 May - May Day - dating back to the 19 Century, the village is bedecked with flowers and the flower-covered Black Prince (boat) is carried through the village eventually being cast into the sea. There are children's flower garland competitions and a great community spirit celebrating the arrival of Spring.
Mid August is the time for the British Fireworks Championships which take place in Plymouth and easily visible from the village. An amazing sight, not to be missed.
31 December - New Year's Eve is a special time in Cawsand when all the villagers don fancy dress and go promenading around the pubs. There are fireworks on the beach, a disco at the hotel and a fancy dress swim for Charity on New Year’s Day ! The sea temperature is usually several degrees warmer than the air - promise!

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions. 'Google' the following for more information:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, newly opened Pentillie Castle, Minack Theatre and many National Trust properties: Cothele, Lanhydrock and Antony House are just a few.
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 and binoculars. Visit the beautiful Grade I Listed gardens of the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Estate just 10 minutes walk from the house, particularly lovely in Spring.
Birdwatching and sea fishing are popular too and Golf is at Whitsand Bay Country Club (wonderful views) Looe and 2 courses at St Mellion (Niklaus). Surfing nearby too (see below).
The ferry from the village takes you straight into the ancient Barbican area from where the Pilgrims left, here also theatre, shops and National Marine Aquarium

Secluded Coves and Surfing: Whitsand Bay beach is an enormous stretch of sand nearly 7 kilometres long, which separates up into little secluded coves at low tide, including Tregantle, Sharrow, Freathy and Tregonhawke beaches.
This is a great beach for finding your own bit of privacy if you are a couple or family.
In the summer months. a Surf School runs from Tregonhawke, for all levels.
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+44 07739250627


Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs who are happy to sleep downstairs only. Please be aware that this is a fisherman's cottage and two large dogs and a full house may be one dog too many!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Travel cot may be used in either bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • All the beds will be made up for your arrival. The bedroom on first floor with Queen-sized bed is a surprisingly good size. Original Victorian fireplace with bathroom immediately opposite. Rickety, original oak stairs lead to the second floor double bedroom in the eaves. There is a 3' single bed in addition for use if required, otherwise this is tucked right away. A travel cot (and a highchair) can be made available for either bedroom at no extra cost - just bring your own cot sheets. Beautiful 100% cotton bedlinen is provided on a weekly basis, as are the towels....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom has a free-standing original Victorian roll-top bath, oak floor with underfloor heating, heated towel rail and separate, walk-in shower. There is a second WC on the ground floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All guests are provided with a welcoming tea on arrival. We also have Seacroft a 4-bedroomed house just 40 paces away, useful if you have a Wedding to attend nearby. Cut and paste the following : There are steep, old staircases in the property which might make the bedrooms inaccessible for the elderly. A highchair and travel cot with extra matress is available, free of charge, if required. You can arrange a food delivery of both fresh and pre-cooked food from Waitrose, Sainsburys or Tesco all with their own websites. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television:

    with integrated DVD system...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Full size dining table provided in sitting room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Downstairs with quality, wood effect electric stove for background heat. There is full central heating which can be turned on or off and temperature increased at the touch of a button....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full electric central heating is included in the rental price. This is not the usual nightstorage heating and may be turned on or off at any time of day or night at the flick of a switch....moreless

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

    White Company linen provided and all beds made up ready for your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Light and cosy, with oak flooring and comfortable seating for all guests. ...moreless

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

    Although there is not parking at the property you may park right outside the door of the cottage to unload and the carpark is just 100 yards from the cottage with a weekly ticket at about £30....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    is provided with an honesty box....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    tumble drier is integrated in the washing machine....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    with integral tumble dryer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    BT Infinity (fast connection). Easy to connect for laptop, iPhone or iPad...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A cafetiere is provided for ease of use....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty for everyone...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    separate from the fridge and fitted under worktop....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Up to date painted integrated kitchen with double oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and wooden worktop. All utensils are provided including food processor....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, herbs and spices ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    fitted and integrated under worktop. There is a separate freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric induction hob. If you are thinking of bringing a particular saucepan of your own, (all sauce and cooking pans provided of course!) the bottom MUST be magnetic....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Sailing boats and lessons are available from Cawsand beach....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Are available to hire from the beach...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available at nearby surf school at Whitsand Bay...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2016
4 night min stay

Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter to Spring
Jan 4 - Mar 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 25 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 14, 2017
3 night min stay
High Summer
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Indian Summer
Sep 16 - Oct 13, 2017
3 night min stay

Half Term
Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay

Oct 28 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $12.59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $151.06


We make a higher, per night, charge for less than one week. For instance 3 nights is charges at 5/7ths of the weekly charge.

The final rental amount is payable not less than 4 weeks before your occupation start date. Deposits are returned within 48 hrs.

Linen, towels, electricity, water, full central heating (not night storage) and wireless broadband internet, highchair and travel cot are also available at no extra charge.

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Last updated: 12/09/2016
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49 Miles
Nearest Airport
70 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Half Way House
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Cawsand (footpassengers Easter to October r only)
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Whitsand Bay
10 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Cross Keys
50 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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. Here are three rock and sand beaches, traditional, old beamed family pubs with Real Ale and village shops. Kayaks, sailing boats and windsurf boards for hire in Cawsand. Flower-boat ceremony on May Day. Whitsand Bay with 7-mile sandy beach is a surfers paradise. The Grade I listed 800 acres of the gardens of Mount Edgcumbe Park are within a few minutes walk. From Cawsand a passenger Ferry takes you into Plymouth city Mayflower Steps (from where the Plymouth Fathers left) Here you will find theatre, cinema, the ancient Barbican area and the National Marine Aquarium. Visit National Trust properties and gardens - Antony House and Lanhydrock. Also Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project and Minack Theatre are a short trip away. Golfing at Whitsand and St Mellion just 10-30 minutes away.

This is a children's paradise, safe to wander around the narrow streets to fetch an ice-cream or pop down to the beach for a spot of crabbing in the rock pools.

Sitting right on the South West Coastal path you can walk to your heart's content.

Perfect for families and couples alike.


Other Activities: PLYMOUTH fishing trips, theatre

Golf: at Whitsand Bay about 4 miles away from where there are fantastic views.

The famous courses at St Mellion are less than half an hour away too.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We live in Hertfordshire where we have run our tiny family property letting business for over 30 years. We lived in Devon for 10 years but when we came back to our roots in 2003, we decided to keep a toe in the water and bought Howton Cottage. Now we find that it is such a popular cottage that we don't get much time to visit ourselves.

Why the Owner Chose Cawsand, Torpoint, Cornwall, UK:
Like many visitors before us, we fell in love with Cawsand and Kingsand from the first day we saw it. Howton Cottage has everything we needed - right in the centre of the village but in a quiet lane, very close to the beach and easy walking to the little shops and pubs, so we (I) don't have to think about cooking on holiday. We love walking too so being on the southwest coast path gives us every opportunity to explore and get close to nature.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/09/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Howton Cottage - come on in !
Cosy, even in winter, with full central heating.

    Howton Cottage - come on in ! Cosy, even in winter, with full central heating.

  • Dining Area - a highchair is available on request

    Dining Area - a highchair is available on request

  • Comfortable Sitting/Dining room with stove & heating at the touch of a button.

    Comfortable Sitting/Dining room with stove & heating at the touch of a button.

  • Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and double oven

    Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and double oven

  • Original fireplace in the first floor bedroom

    Original fireplace in the first floor bedroom

  • Cawsand, often catching the best of the UK weather

    Cawsand, often catching the best of the UK weather

  • One of 3 beaches in the village just 2-5 mins 
Winter weather can be great too!

    One of 3 beaches in the village just 2-5 mins Winter weather can be great too!

  • Pretty second floor bedroom in the eaves with optional single bed,

    Pretty second floor bedroom in the eaves with optional single bed,

  • First floor bedroom with 5' bed, window seat and Victorian fireplace

    First floor bedroom with 5' bed, window seat and Victorian fireplace

  • The bathroom also has a walk in "wet-room" shower and original Victorian bathtub

    The bathroom also has a walk in "wet-room" shower and original Victorian bathtub

  • In summer the foot-passenger ferry will take you to Plymouth's ancient Barbican

    In summer the foot-passenger ferry will take you to Plymouth's ancient Barbican

  • View to Fort Picklecombe with Plymouth beyond

    View to Fort Picklecombe with Plymouth beyond

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