- Peaceful location, close to Pub and village beaches, ideal for families
We live in Western Australia with our dogs Lenny and Lucky. Having gone to college close by, as well as having friends in the villages, we bought Draystone and were fortunate enough to get married and live in Cawsand for a couple of years before work took us further afield. We hope that you get to enjoy Draystone and the surrounding areas.
John purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why John chose Maker-with-Rame
It's just a lovely place to live beside the sea, with lots of variety, whether walking along the coast path, paddling a kayak out in the Sound or relaxing outside one of the pubs or cafes.
What makes this Cottage unique
Close to the village beaches, virtually a traffic free village. Never to far from a cafe…. or a beer.
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Hidden Gem !
This is our 3rd stay in the twin villages - we love it here !!
The house was lovely and in a fantastic location to the beach, it had everything we needed and we loved the fact we had a little yard which was a sun trap. We can not wait until our next visit
Great place, charming village.
Very roomy on a quiet street. Extremely well equipped kitchen for serious cooks. Clean and comfortable. We were traveling in the UK with Britrail Passes and did not have a car. I was a bit concerned--it is in a tiny village and a long way from larger cities--about buying groceries. Turns out this was not a problem. There is a small grocery store within a 5 minute walk which carries all the basics: dairy, eggs, some fresh meat, frozen and canned foods, beer, wine, sodas, juices, fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, pastries and snacks, plus cleaning supplies, toiletries and pet food. Also, Plymouth City bus 70 goes into Millbrook where there is a slightly larger Co-op. It takes about 10 minutes on the bus and if you time it right you can catch the return in about 40 minutes . The same bus (70) also stops at the Plymouth railroad station. It takes a little more than an hour from there to the Cawsand Triangle stop--which is right near the village car park and very close to the property. It only runs once an hour, though. There is also a taxi service in Millbrook. There are also 2 ferries, one from Cawsand (30 minute crossing) and one from Cremyll (8 minute crossing). Bus 70 takes about 15-20 minutes from Cawsand to Cremyll. We stayed a week; I wish we could have stayed longer.
A home from home
Just lovely! We'll be back....thanks ever so much to Jo too for being so friendly.
Gorgeous cottage right in the middle of the village
The photographs don't really do this cottage justice - it is lovely, warm, comfortable and really well equipped. Right in the middle of the village, a minute's walk from the beach and almost traffic free - it was ideal for us, our two teenagers and the dog. The kitchen (underfloor heating) is fabulous - opening out onto a small courtyard garden that was a real suntrap all day long - even in early April we were sitting out there for breakfast and enjoying the last of the sunlight after 5pm. The lounge is well furnished with sofas and a great log burner but we would have liked a bigger tv next time - our eyesight isn't what it once was! Beds really comfy, bathroom very snazzy and plenty of hot water for showers. It really is very nicely done throughout with lots of attention to detail and a real home from home (although probably slightly nicer than our home if truth be told)
It was wonderful to be able to roll out of the house with the dog and go to the beach every morning (dog friendly until Easter) and have a number of shops serving good coffee with a slight walk up the hill in Kingsland to get great fresh bread. Don't miss the pizzas at the Old Bakery - pre order on a Sunday to pick up Monday night. There are plentiful pubs in the Cawsand and Kingsland and great walking right from your doorstep. A perfect UK break and the Rame peninsular is unspoilt and beautiful.
We didn't want to come home.
A cozy, comfy cottage in a perfect location.
The cottage had everything we needed and was clean, warm and comfortable. The owner responded very quickly and supplied all the information we needed to know. We look forward to visiting Draystone again in the future.
Fabulous, property had everything we needed, great location
Six of us stayed for a “getaway” girls weekend. The property was great and very well equipped. We enjoyed sitting around the fire, chatting and also socialising and eating and drinking around the farmhouse table! Property is a good size, but has a very cosy feel about it. Great location for car park, pubs, beach and walks. The pubs are all different, but all offer good pub food and hospitality. We took some dvds in case it rained and we wanted a film, but we were lucky with weather and did not use tv. That would be our only negative, a small tv, but this did not impact on us in any way. However it might if you are a family with children who like TV and you were unlucky with the weather. The property was very clean and house manager is close by if you need anything. Booking was easy and owner extremely helpful. We would recommend this property, we had a great stay.
Special interest holidays:
Excellent Mountain Biking to be had on Dartmoor.
3 small pebble/sand beaches within 10 minutes walking distance of the property. Whitsand bay is 20 min by car, lovely long sandy beach, surfing and rock pools.
Lovely coastal path walks in either direction, Rame Head (Westwards), Edgcumbe Estate and Maker (Eastwards).
Plymouth is the closest town, approximately 50min by road across the Tamar Bridge, or Torpoint Ferry. The closest railway station is St Germans or Liskeard approximately 25 mins by car. In summer it is possible to arrive by foot ferry from the Barbican, Plymouth. Plymouth/Newquay/Exeter are the best airports to arrive from. Plymouth - Roscoff Ferry terminal 50 mins by car.
Eden Project at St Austell is 50 min away by car. Dartmoor and Exmoor are approximately an hour away. The historical city of Plymouth is a foot ferry ride from the beach in the summer, or 50 min by the Torpoint Ferry/Tamar Bridge.
Several excellent National Trust properties are close by, St Anthony, Lostwithiel, Lanhydrock, Cotele, and Saltram House. Plymouth has the historical Barbican, Aquarium, and Mayflower steps, as well as the Hoe, (Catch the foot ferry over from the beach in the summer).
Kingsand/Cawsand has a lovely vibrant community. The coastal scenery is spectacular. The local pubs all provide good food and local ale! The villages have a number of small shops to buy essential provisions. Fresh fish can ordered locally. The local pubs and cafes, I'd recommend them all for different reasons, but the Devonport, and Crossed Keys are recommended, and a walk or cycle ride to the Cliff Top Cafe at Freathy is not to be missed. The View at Freathy for fresh fish is excellent, (summer only).
Parking is close by the property in a public carpark, 5min walk away. Weekly tickets can be purchased (£35 Cornwall.gov website). Pick up and drop off outside the property is no problem.