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Large Holiday Cottage in Kingsand, Cornwall

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Kingsand, Nr. Cawsand, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 12,spacious and Stylish, in the Heart of the Village and Just Yards from the Pretty Beach

One of Cornwall’s best kept secrets, Kingsand is a few minutes walk from the adjacent village of Cawsand. The beaches are perfect for safe swimming, water sports and rock pooling. Kingsand boasts a range of excellent pubs, cafes, gift shops, an art gallery and deli. The stunning Whitsand Bay is close by and offers miles of golden sandy beach, a surf school, coasteering and spectacular coastal walks.

kate Holdom
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About kate Holdom

My husband and I have two children and in 1997 we moved from London with our two young children for an idyllic life in Cornwall. We did indeed have 7 fabulous years in Kingsand until family circumstances meant that we had

to move back to London for a time. Kingsand is truly unique place which we all love and miss greatly. We hope you too enjoy our wonderful home and village.

kate Holdom purchased this house in 2007

Why kate Holdom chose Kingsand

Whilst on a tour of Cornwall with a friend I visited Kingsand almost by accident.

On the same trip we visited St Ives, Rock, Padstow and other famous places in Cornwall but for us, none of them compared. We hear this time and again from people who visit.

We feel Kingsand is quite a unique place and hard not to fall in love with.The village is a really friendly place, very much unchanged by time and stunning whatever the weather. Visitors always comment on how much their children love the freedom they are afforded by the safety in the village, a rare thing today. A favorite with little visitors is being sent to the shop, money and list in hand getting the Sunday paper and fresh baked croissants…..very grown up.

What makes this house unique

We hope you enjoy our house and this fabulous area as much as we do.

PS:This place is also doggy heaven!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingsand in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-Suite bathroom to loft bedroom on 3rd floor. WC, Bath/shower over Second floor WC, bath and separate shower cubicle. Ground floor spacious shower room & WC (and washing machine).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: huge loft room, en-suite, king size bed & single bed. Bedroom 2: large double with king size bed Bedroom3: two single beds & 1 trundle bed. Bedroom 4: double bed Bedroom 5: double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Well behaved pets welcome but a surcharge of £35 per pet applies. Just a few yards from the village car park. Outside: Large sunny courtyard. Garden dining furniture, BBQ, childrens playhouse and basket ball net. Use of kayak and paddle (at own risk) . Life jacket not provided. Utility Room: washing machine in downstairs bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Crisp white cotton linen and bath towels are provided and changed weekly. For longer stays additional changes can be arranged. Other: large reception room with additional seating area. large sunny courtyard, garden furniture, playhouse and basket ball net.


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Large Holiday Cottage in Kingsand, Cornwall
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

My extended family had a lovely four day stay, the weather was good, and Cairn Cottage most comfortable. Would certainly recommend for a holiday .

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela, Thankyou for your positive review . We hope you will come again best wishes kate
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Lovely and big, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! The beach is a 2 min walk, pubs and shops close by and the car park easy to get too.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property not really up to the standard expected of a property of a high calibre

  • 3 of 5

Fridge/freezer not working on arrival. Had to use cool boxes for 2 days. Had to defrost freezer, and wait in for delivery of new one as according to owner everyone was away. House in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful large cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing week share with lovely friends and family in a cosy large beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Would highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for taking the time to write a review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cairn Cottage! Please come again soon 👍
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Lovely stay in Kingsand

  • 4 of 5

Lovely time in Cairn Cottage Kingdoms.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Home & Setting - Perfect For Families

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing. Comfortable beds, ample room for all the family, well maintained and very clean. The property is positioned in the perfect area for exploring, long walks with dogs and is within reach of lots of Cornwall's beautiful coastal villages and towns. Although there is no need to venture far as Kingsand has the scenery, the walks, good places to eat and drink (Afternoon tea at The Old Bakery is the best!). The little ferry is a short pleasurable trip over to Plymouth. Overall I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thankyou very much for your review of Cairn cottage and kick starting our online reviews. We appreciate your feedback and are glad the house worked out well for you . regards kate
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Half Way, Rising Sun & Devonport
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Whitsand bay Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Plymouth or St Germans
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The View
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended


A mixture of sand & shingle, there are three main beaches in the villages of Kingsand & Cawsand. All beaches are ideal for swimming, sailing & rock-pooling.

Whitsand Bay: A stunning walk or a few minutes drive will take you to a 7km stretch of perfect sandy beaches with its own surf school.

Kayaking, diving and snorkelling are also popular as is sea angling, with a good variety of fish being caught from the rocks or further out on boats.


4.5 hours drive from London

Nearest railway: Plymouth or St Germans 33 km

The Cremyll passenger ferry departs from Stonehouse, Plymouth and arrives in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe which is a short bus ride or taxi ride to the village.

1.5 hours from Exeter airport.


Between March and October there is a delightful passenger ferry (the Red Pig) that departs from Cawsand Beach and takes passengers to the Barbican steps in Plymouth where you can walk to the city centre, the Hoe, Aquarium or enjoy the atmosphere and restaurants of the famous Barbican.

Further Details:

We are in a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty. The South West Coastal path runs through the village providing a range of coastal and countryside walks.

The historic village of St. Germans and Port Elliot House are well worth a visit as is the nearby Edgcumbe House and Gardens and the National Trust's Anthony House.There is a well stocked village store in Kingsand and a delightful deli which sells it's own hand made specialty breads. A Co-op, Spar and cash point in the neighbouring village of Millbrook (2miles). All the main supermarkets will deliver to the village. There are charming passenger ferries that will take you to the trendy Royal William Yard which boasts an array of boutiques and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Prices are for 12 people sharing
50 % deposit to secure booking.
Balance paid no later than 8 weeks prior to the letting start date.
Plus £250 damage deposit (returned within 10 days of departure).
Well behaved dogs welcome (£35 surcharge) but MUST be kept on the ground floor and must be cleaned up after.

Changeover Day:
Saturday Change over
Arrival from 3pm
Depart 10am.
Short stays and late booking offers available.

Notes on prices:
4 night stays are charged at 5/7ths of the normal weekly rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.