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Picture Postcard, 17th Century, Grade II Listed Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Cottage in Kingsand, Cornwall, England - In The Heart Of The Village.

In the heart of Kingsand, 80 yards from the beach, a picture postcard, 17th century, Grade II listed cottage. It is now fully renovated, but retains much of it's character. The south facing front door leads into a living room with a flagstone floor and ancient beams through to a thoroughly modern kitchen. Stairs rise from the living room up to two bedrooms: a pretty double and one with two singles, bathroom. No smoking. Pets; no thanks. Public car park 200metres away. Costs £3.50/day.Free roadside parking 3/400 metres away.

Chris Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingsand in Maker-with-Rame

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bathroom with bath/shower over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Travel cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot and high chair provided. Stair gate; supplied but not fitted. Safe, by request. Outside: No outside facilities. Bench on front of property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Cottage cleaned on a Saturday. Cleaned/linen changed weekly. Other: No garden, but a nice sunny bench on the front - a real sun-trap!


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Picture Postcard, 17th Century, Grade II Listed Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Very restful..the most beautiful old cottage..another world

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage..so sad to be at the airport leaving..I will return..wonderful village..heaven!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks!
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Amazing property in a magical place

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our New Year in Cornwall after a friend recommended the villages of Cawsand and Kingsand. We found this property and cannot fault it.

It's an enchanting little cottage in the centre of a beautiful little coastal village full of tiny, twisting lanes, great pubs and cafes and some lovely beaches.

The cottage itself sleeps four comfortably and has all the things you need to make your stay perfect. The rooms are surprisingly spacious for a cosy cottage and the fully equipped kitchen makes self catering a doddle.

It was very clean and in good order for a building several hundred years old!

The owners could not be more helpful and the introductory pack they sent with the keys was really informative about not just the cottage, but the area too.

New Year's Eve in the villages is simply magical. Everyone turns out in fancy dress and congregates in the square to see the new year in. Great fun.

We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! It really IS a lovely part of the world. I first heard it raved about 40 plus years ago....in Zambia! Chris
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pretty cottage, good location, recommended

  • 5 of 5

Right in the heart of the village with excellent access to a decent village shop, beaches, 4 pubs and 3 cafes. The Devonport I think is the best pub for food (Stargazy pie) while the Old Bakery and the Boathouse are good too. 90 minutes walk to the Cremyll ferry (and thence to the River Cottage canteen). Good walking and running. Cottage itself was warm, cosy and comfortable for a couple, with a well-equipped kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks
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Loved Mayflower Cottage........would highly recommend it : -)

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our early 60's and spent a very enjoyable week in Mayflower Cottage last week. The Cottage itself is very picturesque.....probably the prettiest in the village, and was photographed by many passing tourists during our stay there. The house itself has everything that is needed in a holiday home, and is in a perfect location for the few pubs and shops in the village. It is also a 5 minute walk away from Cawsand the neighboring village.

The cottage is also excellent value for money. The only downside is that there is no phone or internet signal in the house, however a phone signal can be picked up at the seafront which is a minute walk away, so it was not a problem for us.

Taking the ferry to Plymouth is a must....it departs about every 90 minutes from a little jetty in Cawsend, and the return bus trip on the 70a bus, which takes the scenic route via Whitsand Bay ( time, about 1.20mins, but whose in a hurry!!!) is also very special, and well worth doing.

The owners of the house have left a lot of very helpful information about the area, which we really appreciated. We would definitely recommend Mayflower Cottage to friends and family who want to enjoy a taste of the real Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. Am looking into wi-fi currently; it is available in the nearby pubs, and via a village system - but I guess we need to join the 21st century! Some mobile signals are receivable in the cottage....but it IS Cornwall. They ALL work on the nearby beach!
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Lovely Cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We've been stopping at Mayflower cottage for the last 7 years!! Each time we know what we're getting: Lovely cottage, well maintained and in a superb location 50 yards from the King Sand beach and about 75 yards to 2 pubs and the village store. The cottage has all the facilities you'd need for a holiday in this sort of location. King Sand offers a good beach for kids, both sea activities and rock pools next to it. Nice walks from the doorstep, particularly overlooking the bay towards Plymouth / Mount Edgecombe. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review us. Nice to hear!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Looe/China Fleet/Others
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fishing, sailing, scuba diving, walking trails all close by. Many National Trust country houses locally. Regular local music in pubs; occasional music festivals.


80 yards from beach.


Ferries arrive at Plymouth. Exeter is the nearest airport. Car hire strongly recommended.

Further Details:

A village shop providing basic provisions. Three public houses plus a further two in the adjacent village of Cawsand. A small supermarket in Millbrook (two miles away) with a small Sainsbury's in Torpoint (about 6 miles away). Local ferries to Plymouth from Cawsand (foot passengers/seasonal), Cremyll(foot passengers)and Torpoint (cars). Several local NT properties, including, Mount Edgecombe, Anthony, Buckland Abbey, Llanhydrock. Sandy beaches, both in the village and at Whitsand Bay. South Cornwall coastal path runs through the village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kingsand, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required. Balance payable 2 weeks before the start of the holiday. If you cancel inside 4 weeks, the deposit is forfeit

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Arrive 4.00pm and depart 10.00am

Notes on prices:
Update 25/2/14. Prices held at 2013 rates for the ensuing 12 months. A premium will be sought re Bank holiday lettings. Contact us for details, please

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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