In Cawsand, with stunning views out to sea over Plymouth Sound from nearly all rooms, an impressive, Grade II listed, four-storey house, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with its neighbours along the lane through the village, all keeping watch over Cawsand Bay. It has been totally transformed from its 19th cent. origins and is now the smartest of seaside homes, made thoroughly modern and comfortable by thoughtful owners as their own family holiday retreat. At the back, an enclosed, walled garden on four levels - a paved courtyard (barbecue, hooks for wetsuit storage etc., hot/cold outdoor shower) with stone steps (gated at top) up to a large deck (sun loungers) above; more steps up to second decked area (table/chairs for 12), from which sloping paths up to the top level and a small, raised, lawned area with covered pergola.
From street, door to hall and two smart ground-floor bedrooms, both with superb sea views (shutters for privacy) - a double (5' bed, TV) with small step down to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a twin; shower-room (suite, step up to cubicle); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, sink); door to courtyard/garden. On the first floor, width-of house, open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric range-style double oven/5-ring ceramic hob, larder fridge, fridge) with extendable dining table positioned to enjoy ever-changing views (binoculars provided), woodburner, smart TV/DVD/PVR, iPod dock, sofas/chairs for 10; snug (smart TV/DVD/PVR) with further seating for 6 and French windows to deck/garden.
On the second floor (stairgate), three bedrooms (footboards on beds) - a double (5' bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite) and a twin, both with sea views, and another neat twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath, double washbasins). On the top floor (stairgate), the big attic master double bedroom (zip-linked 6' bed or twin, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and king-of-the-castle views (binoculars) over the whole bay.
Damages Deposit £500. Loading and unloading outside only; public car park, 400 yards (3 permits provided). Arrival after 4pm. Much thought has gone into making this a great place for gatherings and family holidays.
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.
Over four floors. Ground floor: 1 x king-size bedroom with en suite bathroom, 1 x twin room; shower-room with shower, basin and WC. Utility room and door to courtyard/garden. First floor, width-of house, open-plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen, and dining area. Snug with comfy sofas and glazed doors to deck/garden. Second floor: 1 x king size bedroom with en suite shower-room and sea view. 2 x twin, one with sea view. Bathroom with bath, shower over, double wash basins and WC. Third floor: 1 x super king-size double bedroom (zip-linked bed can be twin on request) with en suite bathroom and sea view.
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.