Welcome to Sundown, our fabulous beachside holiday home for 12 guests
Private steps lead down to the foreshore from the garden.
The huge sitting-room.
The dining-area.
Looking down on the garden from the balcony.
Sundown from the entrance driveway way, with plenty of parking for all
The large, enclosed garden.
The steps down to the beach are securely gated.
At the bottom of the steps you are right on the beach.
The cosy end of the sitting-room.
There's a big TV for family film sessions.
Feet up in front of the wood-burner.
This little beauty will keep you snug on cooler evenings.
The conservatory end of the sitting-room.
Wine and nibbles as a holiday treat!
Two separate sitting-areas give plenty of space to spread out.
A tucked away area for gaming.
The dining-area looks out over the garden.
Three oak dining-tables can be pushed together for family feasts.
A light and bright space for meals.
Plenty of space for family meals.
Cornish artwork.
The kitchen-area is around the corner from the dining-area.
The fully fitted kitchen.
All necessary appliances are provided - including a wine fridge!
The kitchen looks out over the front garden.
A big range cooker to cater for family meals.
A built-in coffee machine for delicious morning coffees.
Plenty of storage space in the kitchen.
The games-room has a half-size pool table.
Table-football.
There's also an air hockey table.
Bedroom 1 on the ground floor can be made up as a super-king size bed or twin beds.
This lovely room has patio doors out to the garden.
The view from the patio doors- it doesn't get much better than this!
This shower-room is en suite to Bedroom 1 and can also be accessed from the hall.
Bedroom 2 is huge and has a super-king size bed, dressing-area and an en suite bathroom.
The large windows let the light flood in and takes full advantage of the view.
Fabulous views from the balcony in Bedroom 2 - possibly the best seat in the house!
Looking from the terrace over the garden and of course out to sea- it really is quite sublime!
Pretty armchairs in Bedroom 2 for sitting and admiring the view.
Bedroom 3 has a super-king double bed, which can also be made up as twin beds.
Bedroom 3 also has wonderful views out to sea.
The en suite shower-room in bedroom 3.
Bedroom 4 has a comfy bed and an en suite shower-room.
Bedroom 4 looks out over the garden at the front of the house.
Bedroom 5 has a single bed and a captain's bed.
The captain's bunk is accessed via a ladder so not suitable for younger children.
Bedroom 6 has a double bed and, of course, wonderful views.
The big family bathroom.
See if you can find Sidney the seagull.
A porthole on the staircase looks out over the garden.
Sundown enjoys a prime location with direct access from the garden down to the beach
The beach at nearby Seaton.
Portwrinkle is a short drive away.
A footpath winds its way down the cliff to wonderful Long Sands below Tregantle Fort.
There are wonderful coastal walks nearby.
Looking towards Cawsand from Kingsand.
The beach at Cawsand.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is nearby with walks through the grounds looking out over Plymouth Sound.

Sundown

2181

7.5 miles W of Kingsand / Sleeps 12 + 2 cots

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Inn on the Shore (¼ mile)

Serving up delicious food seven days a week, The Inn on the Shore provides guests with an extensive menu from breakfast to evening meals. All of their meals are created using local produce and traceable farm meats, and their fish is sourced from West Country ports. Tasty meals are topped off with beautiful views. There is decking and a children’s play area.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great Pub

We ate here twice during our stay and the food was excellent as was the service.
We also visited for drinks and the views were fantastic definitely would visit again.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Ok for outdoor eating but interior in need of TLC

We booked here on a recommendation and were seated inside in a tiny bare and unwelcoming room. We eventually moved outside which was much better. Service was lovely and food was ok-fine but I would not go back unless I knew the inside had had some work. It seems like a very old inn with lots of nooks and crannies but felt dark and a bit dinghy to be honest.

Nearest beach

Downderry Beach (40 yards)

Sand and shingle, Downderry Beach comes into its own at low tide. With lots of rock pools to explore and sheltered inlets offering private spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine, there is plenty of room for everyone. Although access to the main beach is easy, the eastern end is reached by a steep cliff path and many coves become cut off at high tide. The eastern end of Downderry Beach is a favourite amongst naturists.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

wind and rain blown...but lovely

We walked and walked along here to get some "air" on the windiest wettest day of half term! We sand blasted all of our features smooth as there was a little too much air with sand! Young & old enjoyed ooing & aaaing at the beautiful pebbles and rock pools, though the kids could barely stand up straight for long! Would DEFINITELY like to return on a day with less "weather" !


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2011

Beach and food

Although staying just near Downderry we did not venture here to the last day but wished we had spent longer here - very clean and very long stretch of beach. The best evening meal we had here too at The Blue Plate - and suggest you book or you will have to be seated if room in the conservatory, it was superb - a little pricey and adults only really but really really good quality and plenty of locals eating there which speaks volumes!

Nearest walk

Portwrinkle to Downderry (2 ¼ miles)

A fairly strenuous walk along the coastal path with an option of a low tide meander along Downderry beach. iwalkcornwall give further details about this walk on their website and also lots of others.

Nearest town

Seaton (Cornwall) (¾ mile)

More of a hamlet than a village, Seaton has its own beach and a quaint village green. Along the coast is the much busier Looe, a lively resort that straddles a river and edges up the sides of a deep wooded valley. Seaton’s biggest attraction is undoubtedly the Monkey Sanctuary, home to a colony of Woolly monkeys and a group of Capuchin monkeys, all of which are guaranteed to melt the heart.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2015

Dog friendly beach & nature reserve.

Seaton has a really lovely beach where dogs are able to walk easily, right around to neighbouring Downderry. There's a really nice beach café and pub right on the front and a very useful 'village green' area right on onto the beach too for picnics/kids play area, with a car park attached (there are around 12 free parking spaces around the green itself, a real rarity these days too). But the hidden treasure is the nature reserve directly at the back of the car park - you and the dogs can walk two miles to neighbouring Hessenford, through a beautiful wooded pathway, with lovely small lakes and smaller 'otter trails' along the way. A really wonderful surprise which you simply must explore!

Also nearby

Blue Plate Restaurant (250 yards)

Situated in the heart of Downderry, this restaurant offers a choice of dining in the main restaurant, conservatory, private "chefs table" or the terrace for al fresco dining in summer. The food is simple and no fuss using fresh, local produce.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Fabulous meal

Loved our meal at this restaurant - highly recommend!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2012

A thrilling experience

Gorgeous meals, good wines, very kind staff, friendly atmosphere.
We'd love to come back.

Finnygook Beach (3 miles)

Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Rain Rain Rain...

...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

really great pub! Dog friendly

We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.

we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.

Seaton Beach (1 mile)

With a gorgeous wooded valley on one side and wide, rolling ocean on the other, Seaton Beach at the foot of the Hessenford valley is a unspoiled gem. The River Seaton runs across the sand and pebble beach, making a great play area for children and those wanting to paddle through shallower water. At low tide, numerous rock pools are revealed at either end of the beach and a large foreshore is revealed, idyllic walking territory for you and your dog. A cafe, shop and toilets are available and there is disabled access.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Popular family beach with a cafe and a car park. A stream running through the beach gave our kids hours of fun building dams.

Fowey (13 miles)

Situated at the mouth of the River Fowey, this ancient town formed around the natural harbour as a trading port with merchant houses along the waterfront, some of which are now holiday cottages in Fowey. Historically there was much smuggling and piracy in the area, but as trade diverted to Plymouth, Fowey became more of a fishing port, although china clay is still exported from here today.

The harbour is appealing to various seagoing vessels, with many yachts sheltering in the bay and often large cruise liners bringing visitors to the town. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water for sea fishing or pleasure boating with guided river trips, kayaking, canoeing and coasteering.

There is a good mix of shops and places to eat, with something for everyone. The Daphne du Maurier Festival (now called the Fowey Festival of Words and Music) is held here each May, when the town comes alive with literary inspiration and the Royal Regatta is worth a visit.

The main beach for Fowey holidaymakers is Readymoney Cove, but Whitehouse and Polridmouth Cove are also nearby. You can walk between them if you’re a keen walker - there are coast path stomps, estuary meanders, leisurely woodland strolls or town tours to wear you out before heading back to your Fowey cottage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Beautiful Fowey

Lovely little Cornish town. Parked at the top car park


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Mrs French

Harborough and St Catherines castle


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Fowey

We parked by the Bodinnick Ferry terminal which gives you a flat walk into town. Had a lovely ice cream at the Game of Cones shop. If you find hills difficult but want to see as much as possible of this fascinating town, take the Fowey Tour which you will find by the Aquarium. The best fivers value ever as you are taken all round the town with a very interesting commentary. We both learnt so much about Fowey.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Self drive boat hire

Whilst in Fowey we hired a self drive boat it was really enjoyable we saw kingfishers and other animals. You can moor up and have lunch. We had the boat for 3 hours which I would say was plenty as the tide made where we could go restricted. We hired our boat from a lovely guy called Steve( he is located in the blue hut in the harbour)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2015

small but perfectly formed

We came over twice on the Bodinnick ferry which docks at the far end of the esplanade, and parked in the main car park at the top of the town. Only very brave people would attempt to drive through and park in the town, even out of season. The ferry runs all year.The town bus was essential to get back up the very steep hill. It was very helpful that the minivan bus took the dog on board as well as us. The tourist information office is next to the bus stop in town, and the staff were very friendly, with plenty of suggestions for our visits. We enjoyed lunch one day at a dog friendly café called, I think, Pinky Murphy's. The Fowey Hotel was also pleased to allow us to bring the dog in whilst we had lunch in the bar overlooking the beautiful estuary. I would visit Fowey again with pleasure.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2012

stunning

Fowey is a beautiful little town with stunning views. We parked in the main top car park and used the bus to get up and down ( I am slightly disabled) The bus driver was extremely helpful and friendly. The town is fascinating, full of history, good little shops, galleries and restaurants etc. We also took a 45 min boat trip round the estuary which was fun and good value.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Lovely town

Great for shopping and eating. Park at the Boddinick end so you dont have to climb the steep hill!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

A Gem!

What a beautiful place! With gorgeous views!
Must visit Fowey Hotel Bar for a cream tea, with views over the bay from their balcony. Lovely! From there, wander down to Readymoney Cove.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Very attractive.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Enter via the delightful Boddinick Ferry which docks at Daphne du Maurier's childhood home. There are beaches, boat rides, and canoeing on offer, as well as many pubs, restaurants, and delicious local ice cream. My only tip is to leave your car in one of the car parks, explore on foot and enjoy the atmosphere.

Port Eliot Festival (3 ½ miles)

Thought to be the oldest continually inhabited abode in the UK, Port Eliot has been home to families for over 1000 years. Fancy joining in? Well at Port Eliot festival you can. Opening their grounds for a fantastic weekend of music, art, fashion, nature, food and more, the owners of Port Eliot welcome you to celebrate, relax and most importantly, have fun.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2020

Good

Great


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

The Best of Lit and Music

Part lit fest, part music fest. Port Eliot takes all the best bits of a literary festival - Q&A's with your favourite authors, showcasing work from new writers and poets – and mixes them with the vibe of a music festival. One of the highlights at last year's festival (2010) was Jarvis Cocker taking over the decks for a late night DJ session in the dance tent. There is already excitement building around this year's festival with the announcement that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be curating the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema.

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