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The Sunday Times "One Of The Uk's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages"

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Cawsand, Cornwall, England - Alistair Sawday’s "One Of The Top Coastal Rental Properties For 2012, 2013 & 2014"

Blue Monkey has been awarded by The AA their most prestigious 2017 5* Gold Award for Self-Catering Accommodation.

The Sunday Times featured Blue Monkey amongst the UK’s Best Coastal Holiday Cottages.

Trip Advisor Top Vacation Rental Award Winner 2011-2017 rated Blue Monkey ‘Excellent’ with over 125 5* reviews

Tatler Magazine included Blue Monkey in their June 2016 edition: ‘Tatler on Sea… Get the Most from the Coast!’

Awarded Alistair Sawday's 'Top Coastal Rental Properties' every year 2012 through to 2017

Luxurious Blue Monkey sleeping 10 is available from £699 for 3 nights. Seconds from the sea it is a spacious baby friendly holiday home. This grade II listed property with garden is a luxurious home away from home, located in the heart of Cawsand, 4 minutes from Polhawn Fort.

Low Season: Book 3 nights, get 4th FREE (subject to availability).

Inviting interiors have just the right mix of contemporary seaside chic & traditional features - a true family heaven, a pebbles throw from the beach. The moment you step out of your car, you hear the waves & smell the sea. Midway between two of the loveliest fishing villages of south Cornwall – Kingsand & Cawsand are as one – is a handsome well-proportioned Georgian house a street back from the sea, a tardis of a holiday home. The villages alone have 3 family friendly sandy beaches in a sheltered bay, the more adventurous may prefer Whitsand Bay, ideal for surfing. All generations will love it - brilliant set up for 2 families.

More Details

Property Manager
Annabel Herbert
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Annabel Herbert

Hi,

Please do ask any questions that you have about Blue Monkey and the stunning local area.

We would love to share one of the most beautiful places in the world to relax and unwind with you.

Best regards

Annabel Herbert

07845 468 487

Annabel Herbert purchased this house in 2007

Why Annabel Herbert chose Cawsand

The "Forgotten corner of Cornwall" is a truly remarkable place - steeped in beauty, romance and ideal for a child friendly holiday, where due to the safety of the quiet streets and clean beaches on your doorstep everyone can have a chance to unwind.

The walks along the coastal path are breath taking and the micro-climate of Cawsand Bay never fails to offer some of the best weather in the South West.

What makes this house unique

Awards:

The AA awarded Blue Monkey 5* Gold for Self Catering Accommodation

The Sunday Times "One of the UK's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages" providing a child-friendly welcome in stylish surroundings.

Alistair Sawday’s "One of the Top Coastal Rental Properties for 2012 & 2013."Blue Monkey is ideal for two families to share and this has resulted in over 80% of the property being booked each year mainly by returning guests and their friends.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Awards:

The Sunday Times "One of the UK's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages" providing a child-friendly welcome in stylish surroundings.

Alistair Sawday’s "One of the Top Coastal Rental Properties for 2012, 2013 & 2014."



Blue Monkey is ideal for two families to share and this has resulted in over 80% of the property being booked each year mainly by returning guests and their friends.
Jul 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cawsand in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathrooms to master bedroom 1 & 2. Shared bathroom to kingsize, twin and bunk room Shower room on ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8-10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with ensuite Master bedroom with ensuite Kingsize bedroom Twin bedroom Bunk room - 2 children's beds * NB prices shown here are for 8 people staying at the property. For 10 guests using the 5 bedrooms please see our website.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: All generations will love it here as it is a brilliant set up for family. Step in to find carpeted stairs and deep cream sofas, beautiful sash windows a rustic-chic décor, it mixes contemporary and traditional features, all-white walls, pretty coastal-scene artworks and a sympathetic refurbishment provides a revitalising seaside freshness. * NB prices shown here are for 8 people staying at the property. For 10 guests using the 5 bedrooms please see - http://www.bluemonkeycornwall.com/booking The sporty will sail, or trek the coastal path. The walking is a joy. It's hard to imagine this sweet Cornish house according to locals used to be a pub (Blue Anchor) which Nelson frequented and a cannon ball store (a triangular stack of cannon balls is called a Monkey) hence the name Blue Monkey. Outside: Also there is sunny patio garden with built in seats, safely enclosed for children and dogs, which creates a home away from home, a world away from city life. Utility Room: Airing cupboard, washing machine & tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The comfy beds are covered in white linen and fluffy white towels are included. * NB prices shown here are for 8 people staying at the property. For 10 guests using the 5 bedrooms please see our website. bluemonkeycornwall.com Other: The bedrooms are light and airy, the comfy beds are covered in white linen and the luxurious ensuite bathrooms are divine. Also there is sunny patio garden ideal for BBQs.

Reviews

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The Sunday Times "One Of The Uk's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages"
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
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Blue onkey was welcoming and homely with lots of pleasant touches , the welcome pack was great!

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Our holiday included three small connected families - including a nine year old, a toddler and a teenager plus 2 dogs. As the weather was changeable, we made out own entertainment from beachcombing and collecting seaglass to rockpooling, dog walking and exploring the area. As one of our company has been very poorly lately, we were determined to have fun. This involved two pirate nights where we dressed up and generally enjoyed ourselves! Duncan cooked delicious meals including a thai curry and we woke to the smell of freshly baked bread most mornings. We set off with enthusiasm for a longish walk to the Mount Edgecombe estate via Port Picklecombe - the cocker spaniel , Charley, & golden retriever, Sonny ,really relished the walk. The dramatic scenery was spectacular and the mounting storm clouds even more so! Eventually a full-blown electrical storm saw us all running for the cover and warming coffee of the Edgecombe stables coffee shop! Some of our group then chickened out by returning in a taxi!

On Monday evening we ordered pizza takeaways from the nearby shop - I think we over ordered but we had cold pizza slices for our beach picnic the next day. A beach we liked was Port Wrinkle - it was warm that day and we all went in for a swim- quite an achievement with ages ranging from 17months to 76.

All in all a good holiday - we hope to return to this lovely area and Blue Monkey soon.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you at Blue Monkey again soon!
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5

Lovely cottage, perfect for Christmas Break x

  • 5 of 5

A week in the charming village of Cawsand!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Luxury house in beautiful Cornish village

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house, right on the small high street. So close to pubs, a great cafe, beach, but feels like you are tucked away when in a great spacious house. Deco all modern and homely, and the log burning fire a great addition on a blustery cold weekend. Would improve nothing, only to say that I hope that we can book it again. Mike

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Short Break at Blue Monkey

  • 5 of 5

Went down to Blue monkey for an extended weekend. Had a fantastic time. The house was amazing with great facilities. The Village that it is situated in, is a picturesque, quaint Cornish village. It is lovely!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your visit to Cornwall's 'forgotten corner' and that you'll come again.
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5

Magical Blue Monkey

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at Blue Monkey, the cottage provides everything you need plus more. One visit and you'll be hooked. Great area for a holiday, lovely village, great pubs and the wonderful Moran's cafe, go check it out for yours.elves

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A gem

  • 5 of 5

A most relaxing week with friends & family from Switzerland. Excellent place with all the comforts one could wish for! The welcoming touches and the homely feel were exceptional. It really does feel like home from home.

We all thought that the Rame peninsula and Kingsand/Cawsand in particular is a rather special place. We enjoyed our visit immensely!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
31 Metres
Halfway House Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Cawsand Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whitsand Bay Gold Club
Nearest Train
23.6 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Motorway
65.7 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
31 Metres
Halfway House Inn
Nearest Beach
22.86 Metres
Kingsand
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are three main beaches in the villages of Kingsand & Cawsand. All beaches are safe for swimming.

Kingsand Beach is a mixture of sand & shingle.

Cawsand Beach is mainly sand with all the usual facilities at the back of the beach. There are rock pools & inlets for children to play in its sheltered location & makes Cawsand a popular family beach

Whitsand Bay: A short trip to the other side of the Rame Peninsula will take you to a 7km stretch of perfect sand

Travel:

Located in the SE of Cornwall.

Blue Monkey is 4 hours from London and less than 2 hours from Bristol.

Distances:

Situated in the heart of the village 30 seconds from the waters edge. You are in the perfect place for exploring a section of one of Britains most beloved National Trails the "South West Coast Path". If you follow it around the coastline, it takes you past Penlee Point & Rame Head, with its 11th century monks' chapel & stunning views to the glorious 4 mile stretch of sand & surf at Whitsand Bay. The View restaurant overlooking Whitsand Bay makes an ideal refreshment stop.Mt Edgcumbe House.

Further Details:

In the village are 5 pubs, a post office, cash point, village shop, 2 galleries and 2 further present shops

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cawsand, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov to Dec 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£672
for 3 nights
From
£199
£674
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,174
for 7 nights
£2,174
 
 
Jan to Feb 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£672
for 3 nights
From
£199
£674
 
 
Spring Half Term 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,374
for 7 nights
£1,374
 
 
Feb to March 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£774
for 3 nights
From
£233
£874
 
 
Mar to Apr 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,874
for 7 nights
£1,874
 
 
Apr to May
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£774
for 3 nights
From
£233
£1,274
 
 
Summer Half Term 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,974
for 7 nights
£2,974
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,374
for 7 nights
£2,374
 
 
July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,874
for 7 nights
£2,874
 
 
July to Aug 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,474
for 7 nights
£3,474
 
 
Aug to Sept 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,974
for 7 nights
£2,974
 
 
September 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£873
for 3 nights
From
£266
£1,274
 
 
Winter Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,574
for 7 nights
£1,574
 
 
Nov to Dec 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£774
for 3 nights
From
£233
£1,074
 
 
Christmas N Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,774
for 7 nights
£2,774
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £75
admin and concierge £75

Booking Notes:
To make an enquiry or booking please check the availability and prices below and then submit your booking enquiry via the contact page. A deposit £500 is required. A £50 administration fee is charged per booking and well behaved dogs over 12m are welcomed for £75 per dog.

Peak season End May - second week in September (Xmas, half terms & New Year) (Inc): Min of 7 nights can be booked Sat to Sat.

Non peak season September - Start June (Inc): Preference is for a minimum of 7 nights, but a minimum of 3 nights is possible.

Changeover Day:
Change over day throughout the year is Saturday - out of season 3 night stays are allowed with flexible change over day
Check out time is 10 am prompt and check in time is not before 3pm.

Notes on prices:
* NB prices shown here are for 8 people.
For 10 guests using the 5 bedrooms please see our website.

Would you like a free night in 2018? Check out Blue Monkey's guest holiday video competition: see Blue Monkey site

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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