Totally unique, packed full of charm and with the most stunning of coastal views - welcome to Erica! Perfectly positioned by the beach, this darling of a cottage makes for the ultimate coastal getaway, whether you are looking for a romantic seaside escape, family beachside break or a fabulous adventure for your four-legged friend. Located right in the heart of the charming twinned villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, you can throw yourself into village life from this plum location with the harbour, shops, galleries, pubs and cafes right on your doorstep. It is a magical haven for a great holiday.
Set over four floors, to take full advantage of the spectacular setting and boasting two beachside terraces, the breathtaking view from this mid-terrace cottage stretches out over the sheltered waters of Cawsand Bay to Fort Picklecombe, Plymouth Sound and Dartmoor in the distance. Step into the cottage kitchen which is light and airy thanks to the large picture window that leads out to the terrace area, a wonderful spot for a leisurely breakfast or lunch, but with the villages having such a great offering of places to eat and drink, including The Old Bakery Cafe right opposite – you will smell the delights as they bake – there's every excuse not to do any cooking, well you are on holiday after all!
The cottage stairs lead up to the sitting/dining-room, where the bijoux dining-table enjoys the best seat in the house taking in that view, you won't worry that the cottage has no television, and the warm glow of the wood-burner makes this an ideal retreat for those out-of-season breaks.
Head up again to the charming second bedroom, which conveniently has its own en suite cloakroom. This room is set up in the eaves and the sloping ceiling adds to the overall charm and character but please mind your head; there is limited access to one side of the double bed.
The main bedroom is on the lower ground floor with its large picture window leading out to a second terrace and of course more of those glorious views, it will make it difficult to get out of bed everyday. This floor is also home to the stylish shower-room and utility-area.
Kingsand and Cawsand are real treasures, unspoilt over time. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, blessed with spectacular scenery, fabulous walks and secluded beaches.
The calm waters of the village beaches are perfect for safe swimming, fishing or kayaking. Haven't got your own, don't panic you can hire one in the village. Stroll along the maze of narrow streets, lined with colour washed cottages, it's a real delight and for some more serious ramblers the coastal path runs right through the villages taking you to secluded coves, the dramatic cliffs of Whitsand Bay and the charming Mount Edgcumbe Estate. With its prime location right on the headland it offers 800 acres of parkland, estate and gardens not to mention a historic house, artisan shops along with a choice of places to eat and drink – ideal to refuel for your return stomp.
If you fancy a trip to the Maritime City of Plymouth, hop aboard the passenger ferry from Cawsand (seasonal) or the one from Cremyll (year round). Here you will discover the historic Barbican and Plymouth Hoe, The National Maritime Museum and the city's latest hotspot, The Royal William Yard.
Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Utility-area with washing machine
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Kitchen with electric hob, double electric oven and fridge
Sitting/Dining-room with wood-burner
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
As a typical circa 17th Century cottage, Erica has tight staircases which are quite steep, open tread and the tread narrow in places so please take care. Apart from the shower-room and cloakroom the rooms do not have internal doors.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Public car park (100 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Patio furniture
- 4 NS heaters
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.