Beautiful and cosy 18th century cottage very comfortably accommodates 8 people in four double/twin bedrooms. Just a pebble's throw from the water, Seacroft has ocean views from almost every room. Sit and watch the boats and ships in the bay from the sitting room window seats. Well furnished and equipped throughout including highspeed WiFi, many guests tell us Seacroft is the best holiday home they have stayed in.
Sitting in the centre of this romantic, traditional Cornish fishing village with two beaches, carpark and the nearest pub just a 3 minute walk away, Seacroft provides everything for the perfect family holiday. Comfortable beds made up with quality linen, towels, hairdryers in every bedroom and full central heating (not night storage) at the touch of a button provide a real home from home.
The well-equipped modern kitchen, at first floor level, with cosy dining area, has all you may need - fridge/freezer, full oven, induction hob, microwave and the essential, dishwasher. Below, in the laundry room you will find washing machine, separate tumble drier, plenty of room to dry out coats and underfloor heating for your walking boots.
The kitchen opens across decking and up steep steps into the south-west facing garden. A sunny patio area with barbecue provides alfresco dining in comfort - there is also plenty of room to play or laze on the lawn 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 several large comfortable 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 accommodation is on three levels: the ground floor, a double (which can also be two singles) and a twin bedroom with bathroom and separate laundry room. The living room and kitchen sit on the first floor with two great sea-watching window seats. On the second floor a further two double bedrooms, again one can be made up as two singles, and a bathroom. Both bathrooms have underfloor heat.
Cawsand/Kingsand are situated on the Rame Peninsula, also known as Cornwall's forgotten corner. 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 - safe seas, picnics on the beach, fishing and paddling in rock pools, barbecues in the garden going to sleep to the sound of the ocean or take the passenger ferry known locally as “The Red Pig” to Plymouth to see the sharks in the National Marine Aquarium.
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.
Dogs are permitted on the beaches from October to April only in Cawsand and all year in Kingsand as it is tidal.
In the village there is a small general store, an art gallery and a few tourist/gift shops. Shopping can be ordered online from Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco.
The village is also a convenient base for visiting many of Cornwall's tourist attractions: 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 several 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.