Balcony Cottage

Kingsand And Cawsand, Cornwall (Ref. 976427)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Leake

    “We've just returned from a fabulous week in Cawsand staying in Balcony Cottage and you'd be hard-pushed to find a more idyllic property.”


    We didn't use the car for a week. Literally a 3 min walk to the beach (uphill coming back). Amazing views of the sea from the cottage and lovely to hear the waves lapping the shore at night. It's an extremely safe bay with swimmers at all times of the day. Really clear and clean sea and something for everyone, with the kayaks and paddleboards for hire on the beach and plenty of rock pools when the tide goes out. Coastal paths run right beside the cottage in both directions and we took lovely walks on both of them, to Rame Head and to Mount Edgecumbe, where the gardens and cream teas are beautiful in equal measure! A passenger ferry comes right into the beach every hour, running back into Plymouth Barbican. The sea trip itself is beautiful and very handy for a change of scenery if the laid back Cornish life leaves you wanting. In the village itself you have The Bay Restaurant, right opposite the cottage, serving drinks and fresh seafood (plus other things if you have fussy teenagers like us). There is also the Cross-Keys Inn, where everything is hand-made by the Chef, and delicious (currently food finishes at 7). I wouldn't bother with Half-Way House - we had a very uninspiring yet expensive visit there. There is also a fish and chip shop in the village square and you must visit The Sourdough Bakery for their handmade pizzas (which you need to order in advance). All places are Covid-safe but do require advance booking. The cottage itself is delightful. Everything you could possibly need and a lovely welcoming bottle of wine on arrival. All linen was fresh and there wasn't a thing that we needed that we didn't have. Just one look out - the low doorways. Hubbie and son banged their head a few times despite the warnings! I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with walking difficulties as, apart from the hill, there are several steps on the approach and two flights inside - although totally worth it for the amazing views. The courtyard is beautifully maintained and was a riot of colourful flowers this week. Made some wonderful memories at Balcony Cottage and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    - Mrs Leake, June 2021

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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Double Bedroom Shower Room


  • 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 (it is possible to unload outside the house)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Five 'gastropubs' less than 500 yards 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
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people and 1 baby.

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

About the location


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.