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The Crow's Nest - A Cosy Village Cottage with Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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About the property

Holiday Home in Cawsand, Nr. Kingsand, Cornwall, England - Detached Chalet With Stunning Sea Views Within A Charming Cornish Coastal Village

Cornwall’s forgotten corner. The twin seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, on the Rame peninsula are great for relaxing and enjoying a memorable holiday. The chalet has a magnificent view over the sea towards the hills of Dartmoor - probably the best view in the village. The area has a great deal to offer and a week could easily be lost exploring the charming streets, walking the coastline, relaxing on the beach. Walkers are spoilt for choice and can pick up the South West Coast Path in both directions. Mount Edgcumbe’s country park starts at the top of the village and you can walk to the famous 16th century house and visit its beautiful gardens. Locally, there are five pubs, three coffee shops and a choice of places to eat in the evening. It is ideal for a relaxing romantic break.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Nick

We arrived in Cawsand 7 years ago and live here permanently. We also have relatives in the village so if you need any information or advice during your stay we are happy to help.

We hope you will enjoy the area as much as we do



Nick purchased this chalet in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please take a look at our reviews
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Cawsand in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 shower room with wc, en-suite.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The cosy bedroom has one double bed, a bedside table, a digital freeview television and en-suite shower room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Romantic breaks and long weekends available. The front door leads out onto a decked terrace with teak garden furniture and below this there is a paved patio used for sunbathing and barbecues. There is a private entrance to the property. Please note, the chalet is perched towards the top of steep incline, hence the view. Steps allow access down from the road above and to the village amenities directly below. Outside: Outside is terraced with a decking area leading down to a patio area below. On the decked are immediately accessible from the chalet there is an eating area with teak garden furniture and four chairs and below on the patio there is a barbecue and deck chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: For guests staying more than a week linen is changed and your clothes can be washed and dried on request. Bedlinen and towels are provided but please could you bring your own beach towels.


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The Crow's Nest - A Cosy Village Cottage with Stunning Sea Views
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Idyllic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Crow's Nest in Kingsand for one week and could not have wished for a better place to holiday. Tucked away in a secluded yet central location, the chalet boasts fantastic views looking out over the water; a perfect setting. The Crow's Nest had everything necessary to make our stay a comfortable one. It is perfect for couples and serves as a great base in which to explore the local villages of Kingsand and Cawsand in addition to walking along the SW Coastal Path or journeys further afield to Plymouth or into Cornwall.

We would highly recommend The Crow's Nest to anyone looking to stay in a quiet corner of Cornwall!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks - glad you liked the place.
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An Amazing little hideaway in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

Thank you we had a fantastic stay the property was very good comfotable clean with all the things you would need - and in an amazing location with views to die for, access to beaches pubs and cafe's. All fantastic would definately stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely spot and lovely house

  • 4 of 5

lots of great communication from the owner before hand made us feel like we were going to a good spot, and we were not disappointed. The house was beautiful and clean with an amazing view of the sea. One of our neighbours helped us move in and then it was blissful silence.

looking forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and stunning views

  • 4 of 5

Crows nest is situated partway down Duck Steps and, being on a hill, has stunning views across Plymouth Sound. 60 or so steps down leads to the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand with cafes, a shop, Post Office, gift shop, art gallery and a fantastic shop that sells ice cream with clotted cream, pasties, baguettes and fish and chips. Both villages have beaches and access to the South West Coast path. Access to the chalet by car is from the top of the steps (another 25 or so!) where there are double yellow lines but it is possible to park briefly while unpacking. Parking is in public car parks close by or there are some free spaces nearby too. This was no problem in October but I imagine it would be harder in the summer. We did so much walking around here as we were blessed with mild and fairly dry weather. We took the ferry across to Plymouth in the aftermath of Storrn Brian and after exploring Plymouth we walked around to the Cremyll ferry back to Cremyll and caught the local bus back to Kingsand. The chalet itself is small but has most things a couple will need. The only drawbacks are that the TV is in the bedroom which meant we watched TV in the lounge on the laptop and there is no storage for clothes or for food. In addition the bathroom wash basin is so small it is impossible to wash without splashing the mirror behind. The large mirrors in the bathroom were a bit off putting at first. A box of leaflets of walks etc would be useful as well as information on what to do with recycling/rubbish etc.There is a large decking area with some undercover which means we sat outside undercover. There is also a sunbathing area below which is private. The chalet is so quiet and private, with the occasional person passing behind the high wall puffing up the steps. All in all a great place.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, cosy, but a bit dirty

  • 4 of 5

A bit more effort in keeping it clean and intact (bathroom floor) and it would become a perfect place! The view is amazing. After cleaning some things ourselves (f.e. spilled milk in the fridge and cobwebs between the plates), we had a cosy nest and even the steps weren't that bad. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views and lovely little cabin

  • 4 of 5

Loved our week in June 2017 at the Crows nest. The views from the balcony are stunning and we had great weather as well. Couple of small niggles, there is very little storage for your clothes and no TV in the lounge, we would suggest a chest of drawers in the lounge area with the TV on top (rather than having it on the wall in the bedroom). Also the information folder needs to be updated and a customer feedback book would be useful for Nick and also the guests that stay. Other than that it was a very nice place to stay and very well fitted out with everything you need. Thanks Nick

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Halfway House, Kingsand
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Cawsand Beach Ferry to Plymouth, Barbican
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Whitsand Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Plymouth Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Five restaurants/bars/coffee shops
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Plymouth dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Village beaches
Car: recommended


We are a couple of minutes walk to the beach, close enough to sometimes hear the waves at high tide. The beaches are clean, with clear water, sand and rock pools. If you are prepared to walk for half an hour there are the stunning white beaches of Whitsand Bay which are the other side of this headland.


In the summer months a small foot passenger ferry takes people to and from Plymouth which is about a half hour trip. If you are coming by train then it is quite a nice way to arrive. The closest airport is Plymouth and then Exeter which is one and a half hours away and there are cross channel ferries which go to France and Spain.


We are within the village with all amenities. Plymouth although close as the crow flies takes about 45 minutes by car or you can take the beach ferry from Cawsand that runs from April to October except in strong winds. This will take you to the historic Barbican area from where the Mayflower set sail to America.


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Booking Notes:
Usually a 10% down payment is required to reserve your booking then the balance must be paid no later than 8 weeks before your intended arrival. Payment can be by cheque or PayPal, via our website.
Changeover Day:
Saturday, although off season this maybe flexible.

Notes on prices:
These prices are approximate. If you look at the availability calendar on our own website you will get accurate week by week prices.

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