The exterior of this pretty barn.
A sheltered private garden.
Bovisand beach is a great place for young and old and is only a short walk from your doorstep.
The very pretty bedroom.
A gas-fired wood-burner style stove keeps this lovely cottage warm and cosy.
Another angle of this pretty barn with the stone steps leading up to the front door.
What a pretty place to sit with a good book.
What a lovely spot to enjoy a spot of home cooking.
The dining-area leads down towards the bedroom.
Excellent use of space in the kitchen.
The compact kitchen.
The shower-room.
Plymouth sound is such a spectacular sight.
What a delightful walk to Bovisand Beach.
Bovisand beach looking glorious.
The coastal path sign helping you follow your feet to several glorious areas in this heavenly spot.
The tower of Wembury church and the coast beyond.
Steep stone steps up to the front door.
The stunning views can be enjoyed from inside too.
A lovely spot for a drink.
Steep wooden stairs down to the pretty ground floor bedroom.
Why not try a toe in the water at a beach just down the road?
The view from the top of the stone steps which lead up to the front door.
Sunset on the beach at Wembury.
Beautiful garden features can be found at every turn.
Spacious and well kept external areas.

Princes Granary

761

3.3 miles SE of Plymouth / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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

Nearest pub

The Mussel Inn (60 yards)

The Mussel Inn focuses on good, honest food, quality beverages and top-notch hospitality. Specialising in seafood, fresh produce is sourced from Plymouth Fish Market and specials are updated regularly. Traditional pub favourites are also served and there is a roast on Sundays.

Nearest beach

Bovisand Beach (1 mile)

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beach has golden yellow sands and is a popular spot with locals. Flanked by rocky cliffs at each side, there is ample car parking or you can gain access from the coastal path. Dogs are allowed off season but not from May to September.

Nearest walk

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay Walk (1 mile)

Start from Wembury National Trust car park and from the entrance turn down the slipway to the beach. The coastal path will take you behind the beach and along the cliff tops. You will follow the coast past HMS Cambridge and onto Heybrook Bay where you can return back the way you came or head slightly inland and follow the perimeter path around HMS Cambridge and pick up the coastal path again further on. The walk is about 3 miles, and is quite hilly and can be muddy underfoot.

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

Mr Gould July 2019

on a lovely sunny day

a great walk

Nearest town

Wembury (1 ¼ miles)

Homes in the South Hams area of Devon are among some of the most expensive in the country for good reason. Utterly unspoilt, brimming with natural beauty at every turn and edged with gorgeous beaches, the South Hams are idyllic. Wembury village perches on a particularly lovely spot of coastline, with low, rocky cliffs to the front and gentle green farmland behind. Don’t miss the Wembury Marine Centre, where they’ll tell you all about the rich sea life that inhabits the south Devon waters.

Also nearby

Bantham (11 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

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

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

The Ship Inn (3 miles)

In a superb position right on the water, The Ship Inn is a peaceful, traditional pub without juke boxes or quiz machines, perfect for a relaxing lunch.

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

Mr Cox June 2012

Had an excellent evening with great food with absolutely wonderful staff including the owner Lisa.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Penney July 2008

The Ship Inn

Great atmosphere and excellent food.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (3 ¾ miles)

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park sprawls over 865 acres of the Rame Peninsula. Built in the 16th Century, the house contains 500 years’ worth of history, artefacts and treasures. Explore the house before turning your attention outside and heading out into the grounds and parks, where paths and trails weave their way around picturesque routes. You may even see some of the park’s fallow deer, too.

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

Mr Barnett April 2019

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

The park grounds are extensive, spectacular views and great for long walks.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Wonderful parkland with many walks and beautiful gardens with views of Plymouth.
Staff at Mount Edgcumbe House helpful and informative , interesting house to wander around beautifully maintained.

National Marine Aquarium (2 ¾ miles)

Check out the oceans’ strangest creatures and marvel at the beauty of the coral reef. With 50 live exhibits, three massive tanks, over 4000 animals, and six zones to explore- Explorocean, The Shallows, Atlantic Reef, Mediterranean Sea, Weird Creatures and Coral Seas - there’s plenty to keep the family entertained. Budding scientists and ocean explorers will love Explorocean, two floors of interactive exhibits exploring how technology is being used to help us understand and care for our oceans.

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

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

We went in the off-season (October) and found it lovely and quiet, with no large school groups or families to contend with. Not the easiest place to find if you don't know Plymouth, though the parking was good. Overall a good location for seeing the Hoe and visiting the prettier parts of Plymouth harbourside.

The aquarium is of a fair size, but we felt the website was somewhat misleading as to the grandeur of the exhibits. The shark tank felt a bit of a let down, as the viewing wasn't as good as I've seen elsewhere. The design of the place also leads to somewhat unfulfilled expectations, as after the shark tank there is more to see, but it ends quite abruptly at the turtles. With a better route it could definitely be improved, though I give 5* to the quality of the tanks and the health of the animals.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great for a rainy day

Been twice and the kids loved it both times. Go early on a rainy day in the school holidays as it gets busy.

Art 2 Frame (3 miles)

Exhibitions of original work and a gallery selling prints, glassware and sculpture.

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

October 2012

The whole area around Rame Head is a walkers' paradise and the wildlife is abundant. Scenery is magnificent.

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