With a most enviable location right on the water's edge offering breath-taking views over Plymouth Sound, The Song of the Sea is a delightful waterside apartment in the historic Fort Picklecombe and is just the tonic for those looking for a terrific little bolthole for two in a very special location.
Located in the Rame peninsula, where lush undulating countryside meets the staggering beauty of the coast, you are sure to spend many an hour simply gazing out to sea, but if you can drag yourself away for the day, there is a whole host of delights waiting to be discovered in this beautiful part of the county.
This open plan apartment is aptly-named; with large windows opening out to the balcony, only yards from the water's edge, the song of the sea is always in the background.
A lift from the underground car park leads up to this first floor apartment, which has wonderful views even from the galley kitchen and the bedroom-area (two steps up from the living area) so you can even gaze out to the sea from the bed – it will make it very difficult to get out of bed in the morning!
Built in 1860 as part of the harbour defences, the Fort has been renovated into beautiful apartments with fabulous communal gardens, a private harbour and a little sandy beach to boot. The grounds are bounded by the 850 acres of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park which has a historic house, Grade I listed garden and some wonderful walks to explore.
The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with their colour-washed cottages, beaches, shops and an abundance of pubs and cafes are easily accessible along the shoreline at low tide. If you fancy some historic grandeur why not visit the historic houses and gardens at Antony (National Trust) and Port Eliot, or for a taste of city life, hop on the ferry across the Sound to the Maritime city of Plymouth.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV and DVD player. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. King-size double bed (5').
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to communal Laundry-room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble-drier
If for any reason the lift is out of action, access to The Song of The Sea is up a flight of stairs (12 steps in total).
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Covered parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Balcony furniture
- 4 panel heaters
- Public telephone on site
Fort Picklecombe is right on the water's edge.
Patio doors lead out to the balcony.
The view from the balcony is quite special.
Looking across Plymouth Sound.
The Song of The Sea is a delightful apartment for two.
You can enjoy your meals on the balcony or inside the apartment.
Plenty of room to chill out and relax after a great day exploring all that South East Cornwall has to offer.
The kitchen has everything you need, including a great view.
The bedroom-area is open to the rest of the apartment but can be curtained off if required.
Treat yourself to cream tea whilst you take in that view.
The setting is very special.
The communal gardens at the back of the Fort are an unexpected haven of peace and tranquility.
The gardens are a delight all year round.
A glorious autumn day on the sea off Kingsand with Fort Picklecombe in the distance.
Looking from Kingsand towards Fort Picklecombe on the horizon.
Looking from Kingsand to Fort Picklecombe on the point.
Kingsand and Cawsand are only a couple of miles away.
The beach at Kingsand.
Looking west from Rame Head.