A stone-built milking parlour in bygone days, Milkmaids has been transformed into the most wonderful holiday home. Top quality furnishings, crisp cotton linens, WiFi access, a bespoke oak staircase and a warming wood-burner show the quality of this lovely cottage. The open plan living-room occupies the whole first floor where dormer windows and skylights let light flood in. Sofas flank the wood-burner and plenty of books, games and puzzles will keep everyone occupied. A small lawn and patio-area catch the sun for most of the day and children can play in the huge lawned rear garden. Approached along leafy lanes, this sheltered location is peaceful and secluded but sandy beaches and pretty seaside villages are just a few minutes away.
The open plan living-room in Milkmaids is a really sociable space with the wood-burner ensuring cosiness in colder months. Shaker-style units and a smart black range cooker in the kitchen/dining-area provide a wonderful space for cooking and enjoying leisurely family meals. A lovely hand-crafted oak staircase leads down to the two pretty bedrooms and the under-floor heated family bathroom. Outside, the patio is a perfect place for meals or drinks and the orchard provides another relaxing place to rest and unwind. The beautiful Rame peninsula is famed for its mild climate, sheltered valleys and stunning coastline. Seaton and Downderry beaches are a couple of miles away, with gardens and parkland walks at nearby Mount Edgcumbe and Antony House. Napoleonic Polhawn Fort (now a wonderful wedding location) looks down over Whitsand Bay where the sandy beach is worth the climb down the steep cliffside paths. Looe and Polperro are within easy reach, as are Kingsand and Cawsand with their narrow streets, terraced fishermen’s cottages, ancient smugglers’ pubs, shops and a ferry that crosses Plymouth Sound to the historic maritime city. It is equally easy to nip across the nearby Tamar Bridge and explore the pretty villages and wonderful moorland walks in Devon but beware, they make their cream teas the wrong way round with the jam on top of the cream (never served that way in Cornwall!). The welcoming Owners are on hand, providing a freshly baked cream tea, cider and apple juice on arrival but carefully respecting your privacy during your holiday. Milkmaids is equipped to a high standard and Ecover washing up liquid, washing tablets, dishwasher tablets, paper towel, cling film, foil, loo rolls and soap are provided – so there is very little you need to bring from home.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted power shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Other properties at this location: Meadows (2616) and Millers (2247).
- Regret no pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture
- Partial under-floor heating and 5 NS heaters
- Electric car charging point (type 2, 32 amp 230 volt plug in)
Milkmaids is a lovely stone-built barn conversion.
Looking towards Cawsand from the twin village of Kingsand.
Leather sofas, soft cushions and a textured rug help you relax in comfort.
The open plan living-room is on the first floor.
The wood-burner will keep you toasty warm whatever the weather.
Looking towards the kitchen-area.
Oak flooring and a bespoke staircase and banisters show the quality of the cottage.
The kitchen has a contemporary black Rangemaster cooker.
The sunny sitting-area outside Milkmaids.
The double bedroom on the ground floor (Bedroom 1).
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park has lovely walks, some overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Guests are welcome to use the Owners' orchard.
Seaton beach is a short drive away.
Portwrinkle beach is nearby.
Cawsand beach is very sheltered.
Bedroom 2, the twin bedroom.
A footpath leads down to Long Sands below Tregantle Fort.
There are wonderful coastal walks in the area.