In Cawsand, with the most stunning views out to sea over Plymouth Sound from nearly all rooms, an impressive, Grade II listed, four-storey house, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with its neighbours along the lane through the village, all keeping watch over Cawsand Bay.
Trevarna has been totally transformed from its 19th century origins and is now the smartest of seaside homes, made thoroughly modern and comfortable by thoughtful owners as their own family holiday retreat. At the back, an enclosed, walled garden on four levels – a paved courtyard (barbecue, hooks for wetsuit storage, hot/cold outdoor shower) with stone steps up to a large wooden deck above; more steps up to second decked area (table/chairs), from which sloping paths up to the top level and a small, raised, lawned area with covered pergola. Much thought has gone into making this a great place for gatherings and family holidays.
Hall and two smart ground-floor bedrooms, both with superb sea views (shutters for privacy) – a double (5’ bed, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and a twin; shower-room (suite); utility room. On the first floor, width-of house, open-plan living/dining/kitchen with extendable dining table ideally positioned to enjoy ever-changing views (binoculars provided), woodburner, TV/Sky/DVD, iPod dock, sofas/chairs for 10; snug (TV/Sky/DVD/PVR) with further seating for 6 and French windows to deck/garden.
On the second floor (stairgate), three bedrooms – a double (5’ bed, TV) with en suite shower-room (suite) and a twin, both with sea views, and another neat twin; family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). On the top floor (stairgate), a big attic master bedroom (zip-linked 6’ bed or twin, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower) and plenty of space to enjoy the king-of-the-castle views (binoculars) out over the whole bay.
This property has central heating and a woodburner.
Broadband internet connection, phone, five televisions, two DVDs, satellite television.
Linen and duvets are provided at no extra charge and towels are provided free of charge.
A travel cot and high chair are available.
Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, freezer, tumble drier.
Low season: £1,125 per week
High season: £2,995 per week
Christmas and New Year: £2,475 per week
Kingsand and Cawsand are exquisite adjoining fishing villages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sheltered by a wooded headland; pebble-and-sand beaches, family pubs, cafés, essential shops.
Watersports hire in Cawsand. Whitsand Bay, 1 mile; Mount Edgcumbe (800 acres for walking), and pedestrian ferry to Plymouth (city amenities, theatre, cinema), 2½ miles. Plymouth by car ferry, 8½ miles.
Nearest airport: Newquay, (50 miles)
Nearest station: Plymouth, (11 miles)