A mile from Rosudgeon is spectacular Acton Castle, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty commanding the peninsula between Stackhouse Cove (200 yard walk, low-tide sand) and Prussia Cove.
Romantic 18th cent.
seaweed expert John Stackhouse spotted the site from St Michael's Mount for his wedding present to his betrothed, Susanna Acton.
Built of granite, Grade II listed, the castle has formal shared gardens and lawns, slate terraces, sunken garden with pond (unfenced) and sensational sea views (beautiful sunsets), including of St Michael's Mount.
Farmland surrounds it and rough private drive leads to it (please observe 10mph speed limit).
The Coast Path passes by.
This is a glorious location for walking or peace and fabulous views.
The castle is divided into apartments; we let three John Stackhouse Apartment (all ground floor of the left wing, arrow 1) has stunning sea views.
Slate-floored hall; cloakroom (loo).
Marvellous huge living/dining/kitchen (38' x 17') with two mullioned windows looking seaward, slate floor (rugs) with hexagonal wooden centre, big stone fireplace with electric fire, smart TV, iPod dock.
Well-equipped kitchen area (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with lovely kitchen sink sea views across Mounts Bay to Mousehole.
Two bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with TV/DVD, and a twin (2'6" beds, zip-linkable to 5' double; wardrobe in hall).
Shower-room (suite with large cubicle).
Rosudgeon: hamlet (pub, shop) a mile from the sea (beaches), 6 miles from Penzance and 3 from St Michael's Mount.
Sandy beaches at Perran Sands, Marazion and Praa Sands, 2½ miles.
Spectacular cliff walks via Prussia Cove (once a smugglers' favourite), 1½ miles.
North coast surfing beaches and St Ives, 8.