Perfect location. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beach, on the SW Coast Path
About Nicola Gardiner
Ray and Nicola Gardiner first came to Kingsand-Cawsand for a friends’ wedding 14 years ago and have been coming back ever since, as a couple and now with their children. Finally they made the decision to buy somewhere early 2016. They hope that you will also fall in love with this village and the “Forgotten Corner” of Cornwall.
Nicola Gardiner purchased this Cottage in 2016
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
£75 per well behaved dog over 6 months old.
Please note there are no stair gates.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The cottage is light and airy, well equipped and welcoming. The
position is however the star of the show! Literally overlooking the beach, watch the tide come in and recede . Perfect for us and our Cockerpoo, Kingsand has 2 decent pubs, we had Sunday lunch at The Halfway House and it was delicious. We will I am sure return to Norcot1 it was perfection
Wonderful Cottage and Location
Cottage was in an amazing location right on the seaside. It couldn’t have been more perfect for our family of 5 visiting Kingsand/Cawsand for a family wedding
7 day family holiday
Updated to a good standard and had all the facilities we needed. We loved the location and had the bonus of being able to catch mackerel on the beach and rocks a few steps away. Fresh bbq’d mackerel for dinner delicious!
Charming coastal retreat.
Nice cottage on the beach at Kingsand. Small but beautifull. Good bed, shower and cosy living room. Can get busy there during weekends but weekdays a nive quiet retreat. 2 good pubs in walking distanve both for drink/food.
We had a lovely weekend in this cottage. We came down for our sons pass out ceremony from HMS Raleigh on the week of the heavy snow. Nearly didn’t make it but Nicola was so kind telling us we could get to the cottage early if we wanted to avoid the snow. Unfortunately it had already it us further up the country but we made it safely and it was bliss to be snuggled in the cottage that evening with the waves crashing and the wind howling. Warm and a very solid little house! My son joined us after his Pass out and it was a lovely comfortable place for him before he moved on to his next stage in the Navy. We ate at the Halfway House and Devonport Inn, both good but being sat by the constantly opening door on a cold and windy night in the Devonport was a little unfriendly so I’d stick to Halfway house in future. Also, if Cornwall ever gets that snow again beware, the only way out of the village is uphill, we got stuck at the bottom of both exits! Would highly recommend this cottage a d we’d love to go back when we have more time to enjoy the lovely village, and the weather is a little better!
Thank you for your comments. We were worried that you wouldn't make it down to Cornwall with all the snow and are so pleased that you made it in time for your son's passing out ceremony. Really happy that you enjoyed spending time in the cottage and Kingsand. We love the place whatever the weather!
Superb As Always
This is the second time we have stayed at this property and I cannot recommend highly enough. A beautiful house and location which will not disappoint.
Kingsand Beach, The Cleave - Right outside Norcot 1. Sandy beach with amazing rock pools. There is more beach and rocks to explore if you turn left out of the house and continue past the end of the Cleave.
Girt Beach, in front of the Clock Tower - Sand and shingle. Very safe. Delicious ice cream at the gift shop.
Cawsand Beach - Shingle and some sand. More rock pools to explore. The ferry to the Barbican goes from here. The Rame Gig leaves from this beach. Kayaks can be hired from this beach.
Whitsand Bay - An enormous beautiful expanse of sandy beach and rocks. A 10 minute drive to the small carpark on Military Road and then continue to walk along the coastal path gradually going down hill for about 20 to 30 minutes until you reach a wooden sign with an arrow to the beach. Walk down the very narrow windy path and you are on the beach. At the far end of the Bay (access from Tregantle Fort) there is a lifeguard in the summer.
Mount Edgecumbe - 10 minutes drive
Anthony House and Gardens (National Trust) - 15 minutes drive
St Germans and Port Elliot Estate - 20 minutes drive
Plymouth - by car or ferry from Cawsand Beach
The Eden Project - up to 1 hour drive
Cothele (National Trust) - up to 50 minutes drive
Looe - 30 minutes drive
Polperro - 45 minutes drive
We are right on the South West Coast Path so basically step out of the house and turn left or right to sample the delights of the Coast Path including Penlee Point; The Minnadhu & Fort Picklecombe; Edgecumbe Estate.
EATING AND DRINKING IN KINGSAND/CAWSAND AND AROUND
The Devonport - The Cleave, Kingsand. Tel: 01752 822869. Nearest pub a 2 minute walk. Delicious food and good drinking pub. Closed Tuesday night for eating. The Birmingham Navy come in from Salcombe and lean on the sea rail with their pints. Tables get booked up particularly at the weekend so worth booking ahead.
The Halfway House - Fore Street, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 822279. A 4 minute walk from the cottage. Good food. Male Voice Choir come in around 10pm after their Wednesday night rehearsal night and sing again! Not to be missed. Book a table as it gets busy.
The Rising Sun - The Green, Kingsand. Tel: 01752 822869. Proper village pub. Open fire in the winter. Live music regularly. Good pub food and also curries. The best chips in the village.
The Cross Keys - The Square, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 822706. A good drinking pub. The Gig rowers and sailing club people frequent this pub as it is near to their headquarters on Cawsand beach. Good food (fish soup is highly recommended). Live music sometimes and Sky Sport screenings.
The Old Bakery - Garrett Street, Cawsand. Tel: 01752 656215. Café and artisan bakery open daily except Tuesday. Breakfast and lunch and delicious sour dough baked daily to order. Take away pizzas on Monday evening from 5.30 to 8.00pm. Order in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Old Boatstore Café - The Cleave, Kingsand. A 2 minute walk from the cottage. Open every day, all year round, serving from early breakfast through lunch & teatime. Good for kids – simple fare and not expensive.
The Canteen at Maker Heights - Millbrook. Tel: 01752 659069. Located in the wartime Nissan huts up at Maker Camp at the top of the village. Excellent Food served from 10am to 4pm. The area is developing and an art gallery is also there. It was listed in April in The Sunday Times as their favourite place in Cornwall to take children to eat.
The View at Whitsand Bay (10 minute drive), Trenninow Cliff Road. Tel 01752 822345. Matt Corner’s posh proper nosh perched high on the cliff top. Take a taxi so as not to stint on the excellent wine list. Allow £50 per head. Marvellous view of Eddystone Lighthouse.
Edgecumbe Estate -Two day time cafes to visit by car or on a walk: The Orangery – near the Cremyll Ferry ajThe Stables (at the top of the estate) with arty shops, studios and a Segway.