Welcome to Erica - just sit back and take in that view.
You can enjoy the view from every room.
The cottage kitchen.
Bedroom 1 is on the lower ground floor with direct access to its own terrace area.
The view is very special.
The little galley kitchen is well stocked.
From the kitchen the large windows open up leading you out to the higher decking area.
A lovely corner in the kitchen to have your morning coffee.
The sitting/dining-room is on the first floor.
Erica is set over four floors to make the most of the view. The open-tread stairs are a little steep and may not be suitable for all.
The dining-area takes pride of place soaking in that view.
The cosy sitting-area with its toasty wood-burning makes this a great retreat all year long.
Bedroom 1 on the lower ground floor has a super-comfy king-size bed.
Steps lead out from bedroom 1 to a utility-area, shower-room and the stairs to the upper floors.
The shower-room is situated on the lower ground floor.
The bed in the second bedroom is adorned with lovely linens, cushions and throw.
The view is framed perfectly in the second bedroom.
The second bedroom has an en suite cloakroom with a hand-basin and WC. Please note there is limited access to one side of the bed.
Erica sits in the heart of the twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
You are so close to the sea it will send you to sleep at night.
The Old Bakery Cafe is opposite Erica - how convenient is that, you can smell the bread as it's baking!
The old Devon/ Cornwall border sign which used to run between the two villages - there is now a more obvious border - the River Tamar.
The villages have a great choices of places to eat and drink. The Halfway House is only a few yards down the road. On a Wednesday night you might hear the Halfway Harmony singers singing a tune or two.
The villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are utterly charming.
Another pub in the village offering good old traditional hospitality.
At low tide there is a large expanse of beach - your four-legged friends will simply love it.
Watch the comings and goings of the water.



Kingsand / Sleeps 4 (no children under 5)

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This was our 4th visit so we knew what to expect, save for the weather! Several issues were dealt with locally and with the help of Classic, quickly and effectively without a fuss and intrusion on our stay.

Stunning views from two separate terraces overlooking the sea - the position and view of Erica is excellent. The beds were very comfortable and the property spotlessly clean. However, we were disappointed with the overall condition of the property which would benefit from a facelift, in particular the kitchen. This is not the property for you if you have any mobility issues as the three staircases are narrow and steep. In addition, if the weather is inclement rendering the terraces unusable, the property does not have adequate inside space for four people, for example there is only comfortable seating for three in the sitting room.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased you enjoyed the wonderful views and the cottage was comfortable. We shall pass your observations to the owner so they can, if possible, improve the comfort in this charming 17th Century Cottage with stairs and rooms typical of this age. Thank you for your helpful comments. Sarah R, Customer Support

The house has fantastic views but is let down by its poor state of repair and many parts of the kitchen do not work. Not really suitable for four adults. We have stayed for many years but this will be are last stay, in need of extensive work to modernise and deal with defects reported to Classic ( roof leak).

Reply from Classic Cottages

We’re delighted you enjoyed the wonderful views. We shall certainly be passing your comments to the owner so they can attend to the concerns you have raised. We hope to welcome you to another Classic Cottage in the future. Sarah R, Customer Support

Erica is a lovely cottage in many ways, and in a beautiful situation. The bottom terrace is a stunning place to sit out in the evenings overlooking the sea. It is narrow and steep inside, and it is characterful. Be aware there is a lack privacy in the master bedroom if you forget to shut the curtains! It is not the most comfy holiday cottage, but this could easily be remedied with new mattresses on both beds (one extremely saggy, one hard and lumpy!) Maybe another comfy footstool in the lounge too. Fortunately we had lovely weather so this did not matter as much as it could have done had the weather been poor.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We absolutely agree, Erica has the most enviable location! We're sorry that you struggled with the mattress comfort and we've shared your concerns with the owners to consider when planning future improvements. We're so pleased you were fortunate with the weather and enjoyed exploring the stunning local area. Julie, Customer Support

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location overlooking the sea. Classic cottages went over and above to make sure everything was perfect for our stay.

Enjoyed yet another stay in this marvellous house in fantastic location. I'm sure we will return again.

Lovely quirky cottage - do read the descriptions carefully - in a fantastic position.

a cosy cottage with wonderful views, good pubs and bakery, in a village(s) with a real community feel

This quaint little cottage is set in a stunning location, with incredible views. The village has lovely shops & pubs and some beautiful walks. The ferry across to Plymouth is a must do & very good value for money.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to read how much you enjoyed Erica. The setting really is spectacular and we're so pleased that you enjoyed exploring the local area. We'd love to welcome you back again soon. Julie, Customer Support

This is a lovely house in a great location and is well equipped. The views from both balconies is beautiful. The stairs in the house would be very difficult to negotiate for anyone over average height or with any degree of mobility problems. The living area is not really furnished for 4 people having only a two seater sofa and one arm chair. Areas of the property would definitely benefit from an update. We loved the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and will most certainly return to the area. If you're visiting and enjoy swimming in the sea this is the perfect spot. All the pubs and eateries in the area were very good.

We have stayed in many cottages in the village over the years and found Erica provides great views of the sea from all rooms and it’s great to eat breakfast on the large balcony in the sun. However the property could benefit from some TLC

Excellent stay in this little cottage. We love, love, love the view and sound of the sea from every room and watching gazillions of swimmers! Very entertaining. (Dog was baffled by disappearance of beach at high tide though!). Beautifully clean village. Lovely friendly place. Great pubs. Best food at The Devonport. And delicious, huge pizzas delivered to our door from The Old Bakehouse (opposite) - hilarious! Car parking was easy in September (£25 a week). We stopped outside Erical to drop our bags on arrival with no problem. (Note extra L on door name. Brilliant lock on front door for ease of use - ignore key box!). As others have mentioned, the stairs are challenging, especially for tall people with big feet! Perfect for two (only three lounge seats) but we had friends to stay for a couple of days and it was fine. Bring your own kitchen essentials: salt, pepper, clingfilm, vinegar etc and more tea towels. No beach towels and house towels are getting tired. Note that you can lock patio doors open a smidge for air at night and sea sounds - heavenly! Big hooray to Classic Cottages for sorting out minor glitches. Very well done and thank you. I’m sure we’ll return. Make sure you walk on Rame Head out to the medieval chapel. Gorgeous!

Fantastic views that made it hard to leave the cottage and great location for all local amenities etc.

Beautiful and convenient location for two. Lovely feel to the cottage, quiet yet in the centre of things close to shops , pub, ferry and beaches, but also managed to feel tucked away Would recommend

Unfortunately we were not happy with the standard of this cottage, it's not up to the usual Classic Cottage standard. We have fed back details, but generally the property feels unloved and needs some attention. The views and location are excellent. However the property notes should mention that the patio is joined to the neighbours and has no privacy at all if the neighbours are out! It could be a lovely property with some updating and attention to detail and style.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are very sorry that Erica did not hit the mark for you and of course have shared your suggestions to improve the property with the owner. We hope to welcome you to another Classic Cottage in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Great spot, sheets clean, lovely layout of house. Shower obviously been blocked for some time as there was a plunger in there. No drainage. Overflowed running into bathroom and bedroom. We left a day early as we could not face the flood waters a 3rd time. There were rusty broken fishing rods, empty planters outside, rusty furniture, old buckets, a propeller, an old sock. The whole place was deeply dirty - the surface had been cleaned but under sofa in corners etc looked like not cleaned or decorated for 20 years. No microwave. It would have been good to be more explicit. We couldnt cook the food we brought. It would also be good to be explicit that there are no internal doors, especially on bedrooms. There was old food in the cupboard and in the freezer. Plates bowls, cutlery and frying pan were dirty.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are really sorry that there were areas of your stay that were not quite to expectation. We so wish that we heard from you during your stay as we would love to have investigated and put any areas amiss right for you. We of course highlighted your points to the housekeeper to check. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and hope to welcome you back to the area in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

We stayed at Erica for 5 nights and really enjoyed it. It’s centrally located with walks, shops, and pubs just down the street. The views were fantastic and we spent a lot our time looking out the window and reading about some of the history of the area. Maybe not ideal for the vertically challenged - going up and down the narrow stairs but the cottage’s character and location are certainly worth it! We would definitely stay again.

Fantastic character cottage in an amazing location. Views from windows and decking are incredible. Great to have pubs, beach and lovely walks on the door step. We had a fantastic break and loved the area.

The view from the cottage is second to none with a choice of two small terraces for some alfresco dining. (I have made some concerns I had with the outside space to Classic Cottages). The cottage is very small and the stairs are steep. It sleeps 4 comfortably in the two bedrooms but the sitting room only has a two seater and one armchair for evening relaxing. The location is perfect for a getaway break, close to beaches and some fabulous walking!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the wonderful views over Kingsand Beach - Erica is in a fantastic spot! Thank you so much for contacting us directly with your concerns so that we can investigate - that is really helpful. It sounds as if you had a lovely getaway break and we so hope to welcome you back in the future so you can continue your explorations. Sarah, Customer Support.

This was our first visit to the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and we loved it! The location of this property was amazing and we never tired of looking at the views from every room. Lots of lovely walks on the doorstep and a great local shop (The Stores) on the doorstep for delicious treats on your return. Everyone was very friendly and we will definitely return.

Excellent location,, clean and comfortable.

What a beautiful little village Cawsand / Kingsand is. Erica is situated on the prettiest little winding and narrow street and the kitchen and lower bedroom doors open directly onto balconies overlooking the sea. Parking at the local carpark and walking up to the property was very easy - we paid on our phones for a week (£18 I think) and then came and went as we wished. The Old Bakery opposite Erica closes for the winter but there is another little coffee shop a minute away at the end of the road where the coffee is great and pastries are delicious. The Halfway House Inn is the nearest pub and the staff and locals there were so friendly. We loved Cawsand / Kingsand and the locals, and we loved staying at Erica.

This quirky little cottage with fabulous sea views on each of its four floors has the makings of a magical holiday let. Sadly however, currently it is badly let down by chronic lack of maintenance. Hopefully, the owners of the property can be persuaded to address the various problems we’ve raised with Classic Cottages and will refurbish to a level that will realise the cottage's full potential.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Erica. We're thrilled that you loved the amazing sea views from this stunning property. We really appreciate you making us aware of the areas that would benefit from improvement; we've passed on your suggestions to the owner so that they can be addressed. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Julie, Customer Support

Great sheltered location with wonderful views from all floors, in the heart of the village and easy access to facilities.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely comments - we are so glad that the location worked so well for you. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Erica. It is in the most stunning situation and we loved being so close to the sea and being in the centre of such a thriving little village. Our dog was made welcome everywhere we went and the walking was a complete joy. We walked the whole Rame Peninsula, to Mount Edgcumbe and back and on another day we caught the super little Cremyll ferry over to Plymouth. We hope to return and have recommended it to several friends too.

Awesome views and location

Excellent location stunning views peaceful Christmas break everything we needed in cottage loved it didn't want to leave

Fantastic property for a wonderful family holiday. Erica has everything you need (did not miss the TV) and amazing views from two deck areas - the sunrises are worth getting up early for! The location is perfect and right opposite the village bakery - perfect.

The weather not so good but it doesn’t matter when you have such a wonderful view and surroundings. Just heaven to listen to the sea, you’re so close.

The most perfect location , very peaceful and the views a real tonic to wake up to ! Enjoyed every minute. The cottage was very well supplied .. literally everything we needed .. and more ! Games , rugs for the beach , a little canoe . Only negative are the 4 floors but that’s the price for the views from every room - 2 patio doors and terraces and even a large picture window in the lounge which fully opens !

Perfect, if small cottage. The large balconies with great sea views make up got the lack of internal space

Erica is a quirky comfortable cottage in a stunning location. Set over 4 floors it certainly keeps you fit and our dog found it very confusing! Kingsand/Cawsand is beautiful with little winding streets & great walks in either direction. The property is certainly handy for the bakery where we got our morning pastries & fresh bread & there is a well stocked shop & even a fish & chip van at weekends. We would love to return

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely comments for Erica. Your local recommendation for morning pastries sounds lovely - what a great way to start the day! We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

Amazing cottage with fabulous views. Great walks from the doorstep, 5 pubs within walking distance. A truly wonderful break.

Lovely cottage with fabulous views. One room on each of the 4 floors so lots of stairs. If tall , over 6 foot, you need to be wary not to bang your head! Easy walking from the village to Rame and Edgecombe .

Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting with amazing views from every level.

Lovely comfortable cottage with amazing views. The location was perfect and we enjoyed sitting out on the terrace having meals al fresco. Would definitely stay at this cottage again.

Idyllic Cornish cottage with superb views overlooking Cawsand beach and estuary . A personal highlight was listening to the waves from the bedroom as one falls asleep .

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