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Pet friendly village cottage on coast path 2 minutes to beaches. Sleeps 2-5

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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, just 2 minutes walk from three child-friendly beaches and close to several traditional pub/restaurants, shops , ATM 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 DVD player. We also provide high speed WiFi free of charge.

A full kitchen makes family self-catering easy - 2 ovens, microwave, dishwasher as well as all the equipment you might think of including a food processor. A separate loo downstairs and a washer dryer also makes for an easier holiday.

Stairs up to first floor Queen Size double bedroom and bathroom with roll top Victorian bath and separate, walk-in shower.

Up again to the 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 if required, 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 bedlinen, towels, electricity and high speed wireless 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.

Cawsand/Kingsand villages 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. For the more energetic, there is sailing from Cawsand beach and surfing at Whitsand Bsy.

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:

Do look at our own website which has a comprehensive description of things to do, come rain or shine.

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 or take a look at our website and follow Things To Do tab.

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.

More Details

Mrs Susie Warwick
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Mrs Susie Warwick

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.

Mrs Susie Warwick purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mrs Susie Warwick chose Cawsand

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we had a lovely time and the cottage is fantastic, we hope to come back soon. Thank you for the scones, they were lovely and went in seconds.
Jan 2016
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Cawsand Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Travel cot may be used in either bedroom
    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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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.


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average rating of 4.7419353 based on 36 reviews

Cosy cottage in a perfect location

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My husband and I spent a week here during February half term. The cottage is right in the heart of the village, a stone's throw from the beach and close to a range of delightful pubs serving delicious food. The cottage is only a short walk from the stunning south west coast path and near to many beautiful beaches and interesting villages and towns. It is very well- equipped, warm and clean. The scones, jam and Cornish clotted cream provided by the owner on arrival were very welcome. We had a lovely stay and would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in centre of village.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family break. The cottage is very well equipped and clean. Communication with the owner was quick and easy and our deposit returned in full without any trouble even with couple of wine glass breakages! Perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

A really nice, well equipped cottage in a great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Owner's Response: Always good to hear, thank you! Susie
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Great cottage in great position

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage - reasonably priced, warm and cosy and perfect for our walking holiday. Great size - larger than we expected from photos especially bedrooms, for a cottage. The beach was fun for Bertie, our lab, and open all year at the Kingsand end 3 minutes from the door. We loved the Devonport and Halfway House for suppers and crab salad - yum! Dog friendly too. Will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a good time, Shirley. I look forward to hearing from you again. Even in the winter the walking is great.
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Excellent cottage in superb location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, cottage was as good if not better than described on website. Within 2 minutes walk of pubs, eateries and beaches

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Howton Cottage exceeded expectations. It really is a perfect little cottage in a perfect Cornish village not yet discovered by too many. We are open all year around and Cawsand is a living village, something of a rarity on the Cornish coast. We look forward to welcoming you, and your four-legged friends, soon!
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We've stayed 4 years in a row!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love Howton Cottage and have stayed there for the last 4 years. We have a family of 5 and the kids have such a great time. You are a stones throw from the beach and some of the best views in Cornwall. Couldn't recommended it more. It has everything you need for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Owner's Response: We have loved having you all too. Welcome back again any time.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Half Way House
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Cawsand (footpassengers Easter to October r only)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whitsand Bay
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cross Keys
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $167.97

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.
Email me for a Booking Form before making any travel arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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