If you don't know this delightful village, you have a treat in store. The ancient twin seaside villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are situated in that part of Cornwall known as 'the forgotten corner" - which also makes this area a tranquil spot; an area designated as of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
There is plenty to do - Walking, Birdwatching, Sailing, Rockpooling, Surfing, Golf, National Trust Houses and Gardens, lots of different Eateries and our super self-catering accommodation.
With roots going back to smuggling days of the eighteenth century and originally inhabited by fishermen, Cawsand and Kingsand are delightful villages and will give you a truly British holiday with reminders of days gone by - beaches, rockpools or just messing about in boats.
I have two houses available for holiday rental in the village.
Sleeps 2 -5 people in 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with separate shower
AND just 40 paces away is
a Grade II Listed Georgian house, with sea views from most rooms and sleeping up to 8 people in four double/twin bedrooms, with two bathrooms, kitchen/diner, garden and BBQ and dining area.
Both houses are directly on the South West Coast Path and within 2 minutes walk to the beach. Each house is fully equipped with everything you might expect at home. Wireless internet connection, electricity, heating and water, linen (with beds made up) and towels are all included in the rental.
CAWSAND VILLAGE Two sandy beaches within a stones throw of the house, fishing in rock pools, surfing and barbecues in the garden to the sound of the waves, makes this village perfect for family holidays and a super base for walkers: right on the South West Coast Path, an area rich in wildlife with rare birds such as the spoonbill and with plenty of interesting private and National Trust Houses and Gardens to visit nearby including Antony House used as a setting for the film Alice in Wonderland.
Strolling through the narrow, winding streets (some of which are little more than paths) past 17th century, colour-washed stonebuilt cottages, one can imagine the past lives of the villagers and their smuggling ancestors.
There are over 6 different places to eat in the villages - several lovely, old, beamed pubs with real ale and good food. There a few small shops, coffee shop, gift shop and post office.
Mount Edgcumbe house with its fabulous 800 acres of gardens is accessed right in the village, at Kingsand end. The house is also open and there is a cafe to take lunch or a delicious Cornish Cream Tea to carry you home!
On 1st May you will find the special Flower Boat Ceremony something not to miss and the New Year's Eve celebrations with New Year's Day Charity Dip is a very popular time for the village.
A passenger ferry runs, in the summer months, from Cawsand beach into Plymouth Barbican centre with its wealth of history; visitors come here too for shopping, theatre and the National Marine Aquarium as well as day boat and fishing trips from the famous Mayflower steps.
The village sits directly on the South West Coast Path, the waymarked path takes in the whole of the south west coast from south Devon right around to north Cornwall.
Cawsand is the venue for the annual National Hobie Cat Championships and also has a thriving sailing and canoe club. Try your hand at sailing or canoeing or just watch the famous local Rame Gig boats, racing in the bay.
For Golfers there are several courses - the nearest one, just a 10 minute drive overlooking Whitsand Bay, affording wonderful views of the coastline. At Whitsand Bay you will find the very best surfing in the area too.
Please take a look at the LINKS at the top and bottom of the pages for more information about the houses and the village, prices and availability.
N.B. For reasons of family allergy we have a NO SMOKING and NO PETS policy at both houses.
You may also contact me, Susie Warwick, by email:
email@example.com - this is the easiest, I am online several times, every day.
or telephone +44 (0)1438 829147
mobile +44 (0)7739250627
Kingsand beach from Cawsand