Lady Emma's Cottage sits alone in a stunning landscape.
There are wonderful views of the water from the garden, the house and, of course, the hot tub.
The hot tub looks out to the water.
Lady Emma's has a fabulous setting, with views across Plymouth Sound.
Lady Emma's has been perfectly furnished to suit the style of the house.
There are four beautifully appointed bedrooms.
The dining-room is the heart of the home.
Beautiful camellias in the garden.
The gardens are delightful all year round!
The well appointed kitchen.
Beautiful wooden floors run from the kitchen through to the dining-room.
Holidays are the perfect time to enjoy meals together.
A lovely to spot to enjoy the fabulous view.
The wood-burner warms both the dining-room...
...and the lounge, making this a perfect retreat whatever the weather!
Plenty of books for some holiday reading.
The shower-room on the ground floor.
Beautiful bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 is double aspect, making it wonderfully light and airy.
The vanity unit in the bedroom is very handy.
One of 2 bathrooms on the first floor.
Bedroom 3 can be set up as either twin beds or a double bed.
Pretty bedroom 4.
The second bathroom on the first floor, with a gorgeous free-standing bath.
Lady Emma's Cottage is in wonderful surroundings, with no neighbours and just the occasional passing walkers.
A section of the track to the cottage which wanders through the woods.
The track goes through the deer park.
The Cremyll Ferry goes across from Cremyll to The Barbican in Plymouth.
Looking down on the village of Kingsand.
The beach at Cawsand.
The beach at Long Sands is a short drive.
The House at Mount Edgculbe.
The start of the track down to the house - ignore the No Entry signs.
This is the locked gate into the deer park for which you will have a key. Please keep locked at all times.
The track down to the cottage.

Lady Emma’s Cottage


1.8 miles NE of Kingsand / Sleeps 8 + cot*

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7 Nights from £1036

What an amazing oasis to spend time in. Surrounded by nature , watch deer, bats, badgers and squirrels from the hot tub and seals on the nearest beach. There is no need for the car as so many fabulous walks from the door and the ferry to Plymouth from Cremyll means that the amenities at the Royal William Yard are within easy reach with more amenities again within a walk at Kingsand/Cawsand, Millvroom and the Barbican or again across the water. Amazing time in this lovely place.

A large comfortable house in an excellent setting. Coast walking on one side, parkland walking on the other side. “Beach” not really suitable for swimming as big boulders and current too strong. Lovely watching shipping coming and going to Plymouth, but sometimes quite noisy!

We originally booked as a family of 7 adults and 2 dogs but sadly had to cancel due to covid. We managed to move the booking to this year but had an additional 2 babies joining us! The property, garden and views were exceptional. It felt so welcoming. There was enough room for all. Even got to use the hot tub! The dogs loved the garden, lots of nooks and crannies and bushes to explore. The deer even came to visit. Every piece of household equipment was thought of. I would suggest though to bring extra loo rolls. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get away from it all. We will certainly be booking to return. Can't wait!!

Excellent location in the Mount Edgcumbe estate, right on the South West coastal path, easy access to Plymouth, via the Cremyll ferry, and to Kingsand/Cawsand via the coastal path. Our car didn’t move from the driveway all week as it was easy to find plenty to do locally, on foot/ferry.

What an absolutely amazing cottage in a truly fantastic location - spotless, comfortable and with enough space for six adults and a toddler to enjoy a truly relaxing week away. The accommodation is well laid out and has a large secure garden within the grounds of the Mount Edgcumbe estate, so as well as exploring the beach, the folly and the house we could also be assured our daughter was safe playing in the garden as well. It was our first time on the Rame peninsula but absolutely won't be our last!

Absolutely stunning property in a beautiful, remote and picturesque location. Very comfortable, spotlessly clean and a real get away for peace, walking and fresh air. Everything you need is in the property but would recommend taking food if you don’t fancy unlocking gates to go out at night as you are quite limited on pub options out of season, didn’t bother us as we wanted a place to get away from it all and relax, which this property offers in abundance. Hot tub is a lovely bonus after a day of walking and climbing cornish hills! We’ll definitely be back!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review, and for your comments about the high standard of cleanliness which we'll be sure to share with the housekeeper. The walking opportunities in the park and surrounding areas really are fantastic, as you found, and we hope you get the chance to explore some more on your return visit. Tanya, Customer Support

A beautiful, charming cottage in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

We had just the best time at Lady Emma’s. Beautiful location with lovely views. The cottage was immaculate on arrival and the Jacuzzi was a bonus after the long walks. An Enchanted cottage in a Enchanted wood! We will be back! Thank you.

This must be the best combination of cottage and location available in England.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your lovely comments - what a recommendation! We are so glad that you enjoyed Lady Emma's Cottage! Sarah, Customer Support

We are going to move in to this cottage and never leave .

Reply from Classic Cottages

We can definitely see the appeal! The location is pretty hard to rival, and whilst we can't move you in permanently (sorry!), we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

We had the best holiday we’ve ever had at this wonderful cottage in idyllic location. The cottage was so comfortable and well equipped we really did not need to leave the estate at all. Great walks and glorious peace we will come back someday definitely.

A slice of heaven! If I were to dream a place up it would be Lady Emma’s with her beautiful views, her woodland walks and her home from home comforts.

Very remote and peaceful cottage, with a long drive down a bumpy track. Great views of the estuary and an excellent base for walking.

Our family gathering had an absolutely wonderful time at Lady Emma’s Cottage! We walked in all directions to Kingsand and Cawsand and around the beautiful Mount Edgcumbe estate. Great meals and beers at local hostelries as well as catering for ourselves around the ample dinner table using the well-equipped kitchen. It was a perfect venue for our family celebration - thank you!

Cottage is idyllic it’s just a shame that some of the fixtures are worn and need replacing.

Everything was great, lovely position, fabulous views and so quiet, walks straight from the door. Hot tub is always a bonus! We had a great holiday.

The only reason not to recommened this cottage is it will make it more popular and therefore harder to book.

Would highly recommend for walkers and those who want to escape for some peace, quiet and reflection

An absolute stunning cottage in the best location!

The place to go for getting away from it all.

Lady Emma’s is a beautiful house, very peaceful with an abundance of wildlife in all directions. There are loads of walks from the doorstep and you can revive in the hot tub after a days walking. We loved mount Edgcumbe park and also took a ferry across to Plymouth. A week didn’t seem long enough, we will have to return at some point.

Fabulous location for peace, relaxation, beautiful walks, etc. Housekeepers do an awesome job to make you welcome with every detail thought about and house very clean and tidy on arrival.

There is no doubt in our minds that Lady Emma’s Cottage is one of the best self catering cottages we’ve yet to experience. The remoteness provides an excellent retreat and makes for a wonderful base for spectacular walks along the South West Coast.

My fifth visit to Emma's, quiet and scenic with excellent walks with the dog. I would definitely recommend if you appreciate peace and relaxing surroundings.

Is was perfect!

LEC ticks all the right boxes for a great stay if you like sea views, woodland & coastal walks and a sense of privacy. Despite it's unique location, it also has access to great cafes and pubs in the locality and of course, plymouth is just a short ferry ride away for nightlife, restaurants and shops. We doubt you'll need to fall back on Plymouth attractions as there's more than enough to see and do around the Rame peninsula.

The cottage was more than I had expected- what a beautiful location even in the rain! The cottage was warm and cosy with plenty of room for our party of 7 adults. We enjoyed walks from the cottage to Kingsand and also walking to Cremyll to take the ferry across to Plymouth. Spectacular views and the camellias in Mount Edgcumbe country park were a joy!

The care takers Rob and Tanya were outstanding

This is an extraordinarily beautiful site for a holiday cottage and we feel very lucky to have spent a week there. Also, the care and attention that Tanya and Rob give to looking after the house and grounds, makes it even more special.

A brilliant place to stay. Very comfortable and superb views from the whole property. Great for children as well.

Our fourth visit says it all. If you like peace and quiet in a remote location with lovely views, this is the cottage to book.

Amazing booking process, wonderful information, prompt and full customer service, amazing website with planner! Exceeded expectations - amazing! Rob and Tan were wonderful, welcoming and helpful! It was the best break I have had in a long time - i will definitely be returning both to Classic Cottages and to Lady Emma’s.

Amazing and perfect demonstration of a wonderful booking agent, service, location and venue.

You should all pat yourselves on the back.

Thank you!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your amazing review of both Lady Emma's Cottage and our company. We'd have to agree - the location of this lovely cottage is out of this world and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the whole experience. We hope you get the chance to come back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

One of the best properties that we've ever visited. Home from home and wonderful setting in the woods. We love the views, isolation and coastal walks and proximity to Kingsand / Cawsand. We also love the ferries to Cawsand, Barbican and Cremyl and the sea views that they give. Definitely recommend this property for a "get away" experience with close access to a major city for those who find it too quiet.

This is a lovely peaceful and relaxing place to stay and we will be returning in the future.

10/10 this property is perfect. Can’t wait to return!

Fabulous property. Ideal for any age group. Lovely to relax in. Easy and great walks without driving and fun activities at Edgecumb Park.

Fabulous cottage in excellent location. Quiet, secluded with lovely walks and views.

A stunning location and a beautiful house. The ideal retreat for a quiet holiday but would be just as ideal for a gathering of friends and family.

The photographs of this cottage do not do it justice! It is absolutely stunning! The surroundings were idyllic- an excellent location for our Christmas break: a real home from home. The cottage was excellently equipped and had everything we could want and more. We loved it!

Lady Emma's Cottage was stunning! The setting was idyllic - we had a family break at Christmas and the cottage was a real home away from home and more - it was fully equipped with everything we needed! I would highly recommend this cottage.

Thoughtfully plastic glasses were supplied for the hot tub!

A wonderful relaxing house and gardens, home from home, with lovely views. The welcoming and thoughtful extras left for us and our dog made us smile. Though you will need to be a keen walker to explore everything the surrounding area has to offer. Or you could be as lucky as us to see the deer from the comfort of the hot tub.

Rob and Tan were very welcoming and friendly. The cream tea, bottle of fizz and flowers were a lovely surprise. The semi skimmed and full fat milk, tea and coffee were much appreciated. The property was extremely clean. Views were outstanding and the property exceptional.

Paradise in every way.

As soon as we walked through the front door we felt at home. It was quite amazing. We immediately settled down and got on with enjoying the cottage and its surroundings, which are stunning. Lots of walks to go on - and after, a hot tub to enjoy.

Would highly recommend this place.

If you like beautiful walks, excellent scenery, an abundance of wildlife and an interest in boats and ships plus excellent accommodation then this is the house for you. 10/10.

Lady Emma's Cottage is perfect accommodation in a stunning and peaceful location and was enjoyed by the three generations in our party - aged two to seventy!

An excellent week in a lovely house. The hot tub and location were truly fantastic. Recommend it to anyone at any time of year.

A beautiful and well equipped cottage in a fabulous and unusual location. We loved everything about Lady Emma's Cottage!

If you like peace and quiet in a lovely setting this cottage is recommended. Cottage is well equipped and comfortable. Be prepared to do some walking.

Lovely cottage, spoilt by very public walk way in front of cottage, not just a few walkers but many, not private as stated. And be aware of teenagers lighting fires on the beach ( 100 yards ) at all hours, so be prepared to close your window at night. Warning for dog owners, Tick infestation inside compound

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. Lady Emma's is part of the wider Mount Edgcumbe Country Park which is open to visitors and includes footpaths and multi-use trails. We're really sorry that you obviously were disturbed by walkers and people using the beach nearby - the cottage is tucked away at the further reaches of the wider estate, and normally 'traffic' is very limited so we wonder if there was a particular reason for the increased footfall - maybe a one-off guided tour? We'll check this out with the Owners. Thanks for the warning about the ticks - as in all woodland/heathland areas, these can be a nuisance and your vet will advise you on removal if your dog picks one up. It's always a good idea to cover your legs and arms if walking through vegetation just to protect yourselves as well. Tanya, Customer Support

A fantastic find for a relaxing, picturesque holiday.

Relaxing, wonderful cottage in a truly beautiful, "get away from it all" position with superb facilities - will 100% be booking again.

We had a lovely stay in a well furnished cottage in a fabulous location away from it all. Thank you.

This cottage is homely and has everything you could possibly need and more. The location is truly outstanding . The natural environment enchanting. The hot tub delightful after a full day walking in the woods. Nothing is too much trouble for the house keepers. We hope to return soon. A property of the highest calibre.

Breathtaking, Homely, Clean, Paradise for us.

If you want a totally relaxing and peaceful break this is the place for you, there is no need to go anywhere as it is all here for you, stunning views, beautiful walks on your doorstep, Mt Edgcume has so much to discover and if you do miss the bright lights of the city you can pop on the ferry at Cremyll across to Plymouth. Lady Emmas Cottage is truly wonderful and very dog friendly, your furry friend will love the freedom and the enclosed garden is perfect for chasing squirrels from a safe distance.Pack the champagne for the hot tub, you really will feel as though you are the Lord or Lady of the estate while you're there!!!!

This cottage is very comfortable beautiful views we!ll never forget peaceful location it's a fair trip on the track down to the cottage but once there well worth it

Very well appointed - even down to the smallest detail

This property is a little piece of heaven!! We feel very privileged to be able to enjoy the owners property. The housekeepers do a wonderful job, and are very friendly and helpful. They make us feel like old friends. As we are going back in 6 weeks time for our 4th visit, and have already booked next years, what more can we say!! Thank you.

Good place for a complete escape from the fast pace of life

Wow Wow Wow. Superb property in a beautiful location. We were so impressed by the way that the cottage is maintained and presented. Words cannot describe how beautiful the surrounding area is and it really was the most wonderful place to spend a week in the sun. Thank you so much Lady Emma!!!!

Perfect cottage. Comfortable and well equipped, in an ideal location

We had a brilliant holiday lovely cottage in amazing location, lovely caretakers who left us a great cream tea which was very appreciated. very hard to leave to go home.

A family holiday that turned into a romantic week for two. Just a perfect place for both.

Superb location, and after a second visit have completly fallen in love with lady Emma's. So have booked for 2 weeks next year!!

Fantastic house in a fantastic location, ideal if you want to cut yourself off from the rest of the world!!!

We have stayed in many 'top end' holiday homes and cottages over the years and this is certainly up there with the best. It is unrivalled for privacy, location and views. The comfort and quality of the house it's furnishings are superb and the gardens and facilities are outstanding. The added bonus of a hot tub with views of the sea and all the associated activity was the icing on the cake ! This is a real home from home - with added peace and quiet and total relaxation. Its the perfect place to escape the rat race and enjoy the nature and the scenes around you - including the deer and sheep ! Its a well looked after property with a fantastic welcome provided by Susan and Michael who look after the place so well. The home made scones and clotted cream were delicious - thankyou ! We cant wait to come back - trouble is the more people that get know about this place the more we'll struggle to get a slot ! Damn - I didn't think this through did I ?!

Our stay at LEC was everything that we could have wanted. The house was comfortable and had very good facilities (Wi Fi would be a good addition to the property). We were delighted to be able to bring our dog to share the lovely walks from the house. No driving required to reach sea, woods and country walks as everything was on the estate. We were blessed with good weather which made our visit complete but we expect that in the event of bad weather, there are plenty of attractions in nearby Plymouth, including a very good aquarium and the Barbican district, containing good pubs and restaurants. The Elizabethan history is very interesting and a historical walk is well worth the trouble. It was easy to reach local coastal villages and bays either by walking or a short drive. The Edgcumbe estate itself is very pretty and deer were spotted most days around the cottage gardens. The formal gardens and estate cafes were also worth a visit and were easily reached from the cottage on foot, albeit up a small incline. Hasta La Vista....for sure..!

Beautiful location, such relaxing surroundings, well equipped accommodation. A great place if you have a dog, so many places to wander!!! Could not find a fault, just loved it there. Will return again in 2014, 3 years in a row. Lady Emma's is one of my families favourite places in the UK, a great discovery.

Lovely location and enjoyed every moment. We hope to return!

a grand place to get away from it all.

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