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Heart of Cawsand, Cornwall's Forgotten Corner, ideal for Family Holidays.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 9 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

- Peaceful location, close to Pub and village beaches

18th Century Terraced Farm workers cottage, situated minutes away from the village square and beaches. Draystone is a 2 storey house, situated in the heart of Cawsand. The accommodation comprises 2 large bedrooms and a children's bunk room, large family bathroom on the first floor with sumptuous underfloor heating. The ground floor comprises of living room, dining area, separate WC , and kitchen leading to the enclosed patio area. The kitchen is fully equipped. A brief stroll of 2 minutes takes you down into the villages of Kingsand/Cawsand with their excellent selection of pubs and cafes, beaches and rock-pools. The property provides the ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Rame Peninsula via the meandering coastal paths to the secluded beaches of Whitsand Bay and Mount Edgcumbe House Estate.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2017

About John

We live in Western Australia with our dogs Lenny and Lucky. Having gone to college close by, as well as having friends in the villages, we bought Draystone and were fortunate enough to get married and live in Cawsand for a couple of years before work took us further afield.

We hope that you get to enjoy Draystone and the surrounding areas.

John purchased this cottage in 2004

Why John chose South East Cornwall

It's just a lovely place to live beside the sea, with lots of variety, whether walking along the coast path, paddling a kayak out in the Sound or relaxing outside one of the pubs or cafes.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to the village beaches, virtually a traffic free village. Never to far from a cafe…. or a beer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Previously run through Helpful Holidays with no major complaints.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cawsand in Maker-with-Rame

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , under-floor heating
  • 1 large bathroom with twin sinks, bath, shower, and toilet. 1 separate downstairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 'Blue Room' large four poster bed - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 'Green Room' - 2nd floor - plenty of space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , 1 set of Children's bunk beds, 2nd floor.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6, 1 x King (2), 1 x Double (2), 2 x Bunk Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, large King-size bed (iron four poster) Bedroom 2, large double size bed Bedroom 3, Children's' bunk room (suitable for <12 yrs)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside Area: Enclosed patio area which catches the sun, outside table and chairs available. Dogs are not to be left unattended. Utility Room: Fridge freezer, drier, washing machine, beach equipment. Discount for 2nd week booking First Batch of Logs Provided (Winter Only) Please remove and recycle as much rubbish as possible.


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Heart of Cawsand, Cornwall's Forgotten Corner, ideal for Family Holidays.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

4th time visit

  • 5 of 5

Our (I think) fourth visit to Cawsand/Kingsand and Draystone. Everything perfect as usual. A lovely cottage, warm and welcoming within an easy stroll to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really nice to have a great review like this, credit must go to Jo, and all the other people who help us. We hope that you and your family continue to enjoy the area, and build some great holiday memories.
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A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed to cater our needs. Would definitely be back again. We were lucky with the weather while we were there. And Jo was helpful when we needed her.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, we could have stayed for many more weeks and didn't want to leave

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing and beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our week staying at Draystone. The accommodation was very clean, tidy and well decorated. The kitchen was fully equipped and the towels and bedding smelt fresh. I know you don't go on holiday to do the washing but the washing machine was brilliant!

The beach is only a 5min walk away! Cawsand itself consists of a pub and a takeaway (which sells ice-cream and some other essentials) but that is really all you need! It takes 5-10 mins to walk to Kingsand where there is a convenience shop, two more pubs, a coffee shop and post office.

Cawsand is absolutely beautiful with a sandy beach, partly shingles in places and plenty of rockpools to go crabbing in. You can hire kayaks and stand up paddle boards on the beach which were very reasonably priced. There is also a foot ferry every 90 mins (weather permitting) from the beach which is a pleasant 30 mins trip to Plymouth. The local pub, Cross Keys, is a traditional pub with a large selection of drinks and the staff were very helpful and welcoming. The food was very reasonably priced, delicious and the portions were large!

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Draystone and Cawsand - except that I would rather keep this very special little place to myself!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday and stay at Draystone cottage.We Would like to say a big thank you to John Fiona and Jo the house manager for our lovely stay at the cottage.

I Would highly recommend telling friends and family about the cottage, which I feel is set in a perfect location.

There are plenty off things to do, maybe a coastal path walk a relaxing day on the beach or a short boat trip to Plymouth, that run a service from Cawsand beach.

Thank you from the Vancheri family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at 11pm after travelling 8 hours with 2 young children we were amazed. The property was nice a warm awaiting our arrival. It was VERY well equipped which meant I could even do some baking with the children throughout the week.

The children loved the bunk beds. Both double rooms were very large with plenty of storage. The outside space was lovely as we were lucky enough in March to have a full week of sun!

The location of this property is brilliant it was literally a minute walk to the beach which we all loved. On the one night we did fancy a takeaway we had to go to the town 3 miles away but it was actually quite nice being away from our busy lives back home!

We went to Plymouth on the foot ferry from Cremyll which was pretty easy and quick. We were there mainly to watch my brothers passing out parade for the Royal Navy which was only a 15 minute drive away so a great location.

Overall I want to thank John and Fiona who are great at putting our mind at rest by communicating whenever we needed to. Also Jo is an absolute gem not only providing such a clean lovely house but also for finding an item which we lost and posting it to us!

We will be back. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Crossed Keys
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
To Plymouth (Summer)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Mellion
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
St Germans
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
The View
Nearest Ski
18 Kilometres
Marsh Mills (synthetic slope)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Excellent Mountain Biking to be had on Dartmoor.


3 small pebble/sand beaches within 10 minutes walking distance of the property. Whitsand bay is 20 min by car, lovely long sandy beach, surfing and rock pools.

Lovely coastal path walks in either direction, Rame Head (Westwards), Edgcumbe Estate and Maker (Eastwards).


Plymouth is the closest town, approximately 50min by road across the Tamar Bridge, or Torpoint Ferry. The closest railway station is St Germans or Liskeard approximately 25 mins by car. In summer it is possible to arrive by foot ferry from the Barbican, Plymouth. Plymouth/Newquay/Exeter are the best airports to arrive from. Plymouth - Roscoff Ferry terminal 50 mins by car.


Eden Project at St Austell is 50 min away by car. Dartmoor and Exmoor are approximately an hour away. The historical city of Plymouth is a foot ferry ride from the beach in the summer, or 50 min by the Torpoint Ferry/Tamar Bridge.

Several excellent National Trust properties are close by, St Anthony, Lostwithiel, Lanhydrock, Cotele, and Saltram House. Plymouth has the historical Barbican, Aquarium, and Mayflower steps, as well as the Hoe, (Catch the foot ferry over from the beach in the summer).

Further Details:

Kingsand/Cawsand has a lovely vibrant community. The coastal scenery is spectacular. The local pubs all provide good food and local ale! The villages have a number of small shops to buy essential provisions. Fresh fish can ordered locally. The local pubs and cafes, I'd recommend them all for different reasons, but the Devonport, and Crossed Keys are recommended, and a walk or cycle ride to the Cliff Top Cafe at Freathy is not to be missed. The View at Freathy for fresh fish is excellent, (summer only).

Parking is close by the property in a public carpark, 5min walk away. Weekly tickets can be purchased (£35 Cornwall.gov website). Pick up and drop off outside the property is no problem.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cawsand, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Draystone 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Draystone Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
Draystone New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Full payment must be received 8 weeks before booking date. Bookings will confirmed on receipt of funds to account. A damage deposit will be required. Cancellation within 1 month will only return 50%, unless the property is re-booked. Dogs will be charged. Excessive cleaning beyond normal will be charged.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday, the property should be vacated by 10:00 am, returned in a clean tidy manner. Incoming guests should be aim to arrive at 3:30 pm.

Guests should aim to minimise rubbish, and recycle.

Notes on prices:
Pricing includes linen, and towels for use inside the property. It does not include a refundable damage deposit, held against damage and excessive cleaning. No short stays of less than 1 week are considered. Discounts available for 2 weeks available.

Parking: There is no parking at the property, there is a public car park less than 3 mins walk away. It is possible to drop luggage off directly outside the property. See Cornwall Council car park website, weekly ticket ~ £36. Instructions for how to obtain weekly ticket will be sent to confirmed guests.

Payment to account given on booking instructions, which will be emailed to guests. 1 week given to confirm and pay deposit to secure booking, (50% of Total cost, Rental + Damage deposit). Remainder balance to be paid 4 weeks before booking commences. Refunds as per booking form, but will try to refund full amount when appropriate, or offer an alternative date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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