Kingsand and Cawsand, Helpful Holidays
Kingsand and Cawsand are exquisite adjoining fishing villages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sheltered by a wooded headland; pebble-and-sand beaches, family pubs, cafés, and essential shops with Mount Edgcumbe only 1 mile away (800 acres for walking), and pedestrian ferry to Plymouth.
This wonderful property with the most stunning views out to sea over Plymouth Sound from nearly all rooms, is an impressive, Grade II listed, four-storey house, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with its neighbours along the lane through the village, all keeping watch over Cawsand Bay.
Recently (2011) renovated from top to bottom, it has been totally transformed from its 19th century origins and is now the smartest of seaside homes, made thoroughly modern and comfortable by thoughtful owners as their own family holiday retreat.
At the back of the housed is an enclosed, walled garden on four levels with a paved courtyard containing, not only a BBQ, but also hooks for wet suit storage (essential) and a hot and cold outdoor shower with stone steps up to a large wooden deck above.
Keep walking up some more steps passed a second decked area with table and chairs for 12, all the way along sloping paths up to the top level and a small, raised, lawned area with covered pergola.
You enter your property from the street through the main door to the hall and two smart ground-floor bedrooms, both with superb sea views and shutters for privacy, a 5 foot double bed and en-suite.
Move on up to the first floor where you will find a width-of house, open-plan living/dining/kitchen room with extendable dining table ideally positioned to enjoy ever-changing views (binoculars provided), a woodburner, TV with Sky and DVD and sofas and chairs for 10. As you move through to the snug, you will come across seating for 6 and French windows that look out over the deck and garden. Carrying on to the second floor, you will find yourself presented with three bedrooms, the first being a double with en suite shower-room, the next a twin, with sea views, and another neat twin.
Our favourite though was certainly the big attic master bedroom with en suite bathroom and plenty of space to enjoy the king-of-the-castle views (binoculars again available) out over the whole bay.