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Balcony Cottage

Kingsand And Cawsand, Cornwall (Ref. 976427)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Miss Bland

    “The house as always (4th time staying) was lovely and immaculate.”

    However, our time in the house was ruined by the people staying in the flat above. We saw 2 ladies, 3 small children and a large dog going into the house and they were incredibly noisy. The children woke us up early each morning running riot and sounded like they were coming through the ceiling and this carried on until 8pm when they went to bed. However then the washing machine above the living room went on and the spin cycle made the living room shake and was incredibly noisy. The dog when ...

    However, our time in the house was ruined by the people staying in the flat above. We saw 2 ladies, 3 small children and a large dog going into the house and they were incredibly noisy. The children woke us up early each morning running riot and sounded like they were coming through the ceiling and this carried on until 8pm when they went to bed. However then the washing machine above the living room went on and the spin cycle made the living room shake and was incredibly noisy. The dog when left alone (on several occasions) howled and barked continuously for hours, to the point we had strangers knocking on the door to complain. After a few days we raised this with the caretaker and owner who were very apologetic and tried to get it sorted out but didn’t manage to do so as the last night was the worst noisy until 11.30 pm. One of the ladies came down to apologise and said it’s impossible to keep small children quiet, which isn’t satisfactory in any way. To be blunt that wasn’t our problem, they should not have been staying above us, we wouldn’t have booked on this basis had we known. We ourselves have 2 children (who also complained as their bedroom got the brunt of it) and we have a dog (in Kennells) and neither of these have ever ruined a holiday for anyone else. The cottage details are mis-leading saying there is an upstairs flat that the owner might use occasionally, which implies 1 person there if you are unlucky. We have never had this issue before either (even though there has been people above), but had we known it would be like this we would not have booked this time. We chose this house at a premium price for its location and like to spend lots of time in the house, and this time had to go out more as it was so stressful being in the house and explaining to our boys why the people were so noisy. This is our one holiday this year and we feel incredibly sad and disappointed with the experience. Having stayed in Kingsand/Cawsand for 12 years, 4 of these in the house this is the first time I have looked forward to going home and feel exhausted. We did send a video clip of the dog barking to the owner who was horrified. Ultimately we have lost out this year and have the dilemma of losing somewhere we wanted to stay again and again. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Balcony Cottage. The owners had hoped that once you reported the situation, it had been quickly corrected. They are very sorry and embarrassed that the upstairs visitors were so inconsiderate. They will be following up with the owners visitors to prevent this in the future. We are pleased to hear that other than the points raised you have enjoyed your previous holidays at Balcony Cottage. We hope that, despite what has happened, we see you again next year. Owner relations

The property

In Cawsand with great ‘right out to sea’ views, the first two floors of a Grade II listed, 18th cent.

cottage snuggling in with its neighbouring cottages.

It has been completely renovated, exposing its fascinating history - no humble fisherman’s cottage this.

Some say smuggling helped pay for its fine panelling, coving and English Delft-ware tiles.

Five steps up from lane to rear courtyard (table/chairs).

On the ground floor, dining room (TV/DVD, iPod dock) with view out to sea; flagstoned hall; kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker); back porch with washing machine, tumble drier; double bedroom with sea views; shower-room (suite, large shower tray) and back door to courtyard.

The staircase has original Chinoiserie panels and leads to living room with handsome ornamental fireplace, TV/DVD and stunning ship-watching view, and two more bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with more great views, and one with two singles; a few more stairs up to bathroom (suite with roll-top bath and separate shower).

A few low lintels.

Loading/unloading outside only; public car park, 200 yards.

Attic flat (separate access) occasionally used by the owner.

Sleeps maximum of 6 and 1 baby.

A delightful cottage. Kingsand and Cawsand: exquisite adjoining fishing villages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sheltered by a wooded headland; pebble-and-sand beaches, family pubs, cafés, essential shops.

Watersports hire in Cawsand.

Whitsand Bay, 1 mile; Mount Edgcumbe (800 acres for walking), and seasonal pedestrian ferry to Plymouth (city amenities, theatre, cinema), 2½ miles.

Plymouth by car ferry, 8½ miles.

Floorplans

1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Double Bedroom Shower Room

Summary

  • Over two floors, 1 x ground floor double bedroom with sea views, shower-room with shower, WC and basin
  • Dining room with sea view
  • Kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with ornamental fireplace and sea view
  • 1 x king-size bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
  • Electric panel heaters with night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Parking is in a public car park 200 yards from the property, it is possible to load/unload outside
  • Note: Attic flat (separate access) occasionally used by the owner
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people and 1 baby.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

KINGSAND AND CAWSAND

The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with narrow streets winding between pastel-coloured cottages, lie on the Rame Peninsula just 5 miles from Plymouth.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people and 1 baby.

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