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Chough Cottage

Kingsand And Cawsand, Cornwall (Ref. 976425)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The outside seating area is in need of some TLC."

    We didn't use it but noticed lots of mold, bird droppings which seam to attract flies. Sorry but it was not very nice. Everything else was great.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2022

  • "Chough Cottage is really lovely, with the added bonus of that incredible sea view."

    We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by KirstyJun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Chough cottage, it really captures the perfect Cornish feel."

    We would definitely recommend and we would definitely stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2022

  • "We have stayed at Chough Cottage at least five times."

    The view window of Plymouth Sound with it's Naval, Commercial, and Pleasure craft (small sailboat racing on Wednesdays in Cawsand Bay) is exceptional. Don't bother with a car! The location with miles of walks will take your two weeks to complete and the beauty and grandeur of Cornwall is everywhere. Plenty of close by Pubs are available as is a small yet well stocked store. Of course I'm biased a I was born and bred in this neck of the woods and return from Western Canada regularly for rejuvenation.

    Reviewed by JimApr 2022

  • "What a fantastic find!"

    The cottage is in a great location with no passing traffic. It is only a short walk to the sea, local shop and friendly pubs. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, providing everything that we needed. We had a wonderful stay at Chough Cottage and hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "The only slight negative is the comfort of the settee, which I notice has been mentioned before."

    The sofa is not particularly substantial and not suited to sitting in for more than short periods. Not a problem with an active holiday where the cottage is used as a base but worth bearing in mind if long nights in were the aim. Otherwise we had no complaints and will definitely return. The unique selling points for this cottage are the fabulous sea views from the lounge and the traffic free location, which both make for a very peaceful and relaxing break.

    Thank you for your comments. We have now replaced the sofa, and are confident that you will find this a significant improvement. We look forward to you staying again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Chough cottage was the most ‘perfect’ immaculate holiday home and we have stayed in others in Kingsand."

    (Thank you to the caretaker) The view from the lounge was just amazing. The ‘welcome’ bottle of wine and biscuits were a lovely surprise as was the owner contacting us to make sure we were happy. Everything was provided that we needed for our stay. We would love to be able to spend our holiday here next year. The Beardsmore Family

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at chough cottage, the view from the living room was amazing with sea views, the weather was gorgeous so just finished a brilliant week."

    Everything was there that u needed for a lovely comfortable holiday

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2021

  • "We have stayed at Chough Cottage a number of times over the past 10-12 years and have always been happy with the quality and cleanliness of the property."

    However, sadly this time we felt the cottage was grubby - dusty, dirty switches, the cutlery drawer was in need of a thorough clean the frying pan was dirty and the oven hadn't been cleaned prior to our arrival. We also found food left in the cupboard and freezer compartment. We feel that it is time for an overall update especially the hob and oven, the towels could do with replacing - they were very worn. The little courtyard area was neglected and not a pleasant place at all - not as per your description. Despite this we still enjoyed our stay but felt we should be honest with our feedback.

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Chough Cottage, but we apologise that in some areas standards fell below what you and we would wish for. We are grateful to you for bringing these to our attention, and will of course address these issues. As you will know from previous stays, the inner courtyard is small and enclosed. On our recent visit we repainted the walls of the courtyard and cleaned the decking. We realise that some moss tends to fall into the decking, especially during stormy weather. The cleaners do keep an eye on this, but it is not practical for them to completely clear it every changeover. We are aware that the electric hob is a little old-fashioned. It has been hard to do upgrading in the context of the pandemic, but we are looking to upgrade this as soon as we have a gap in bookings and access by the relevant trades is possible. We have spoken to the cleaners, and are confident that the cleaning issues were a one off, as they are normally very thorough. We have now replaced some duvets and bedlinen, and also checked all the towels. Most towels are thick and fluffy, but we have purchased new ones to replace the few which were less good. We hope this reassures you, and hope that you will book to stay again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage set in a perfect location, that has everything you could wish for, from local pubs providing excellent food, a well stocked convienient store and stunning coastal walks ."

    However, even though the cottage welcomes dogs, if you have a large elderly dog that doesn't like stairs this cottage may not be a suitable choice, as the living room is located up a narrow staircase, and also has a few steps directly as you enter the front door which our elderly Lab had problems coping with. We also found the seating not very comfortable for a cosy night in and the TV system was poor.

    Reviewed by ElisabethSep 2020

  • "We love Chough Cottage and will come back again!"

    And the welcome wine, biscuits and note are a lovely touch. The decor is tasteful and clean. The only minor things to note are a cooler duvet for the summer would be very much appreciated, the sofa has seen better days and the back cushions are now sagging (you can get them re-filled), and please could you install a retension ring on the front outside wall so that we could bring a paddle board with us and tether it to the front of the cottage, as it is impossible to bring one through the house to the back courtyard which is a shame, even when partly deflated. But other than that we love it!

    Reviewed by GillJul 2020

  • "One small criticism was that the twin bedroom needed a blackout blind it was ..."

    One small criticism was that the twin bedroom needed a blackout blind it was very bright in the morning apart from that the property was great & the area superb on all counts,walking,eating out ,water sports ,gardens etc Chris davis

    We are glad you enjoyed your holiday at Chough Cottage. Sorry to hear that you had problems with light in the front bedroom, we are aware it can be very bright on sunny mornings. The window is actually fitted with 2 blinds: the front one with the seagull pattern and a rear cream blackout roller blind set into the window recess. We hope to see you again at Chough Cottage for future holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2020

  • "The property is well situated, not far from Plymouth with public transport links, yet in a serene location."

    There is a local shop, friendly pubs, and a restaurant. The cottage is set on three levels. It includes a spacious bathroom, two bedrooms, and a large living space which includes a kitchen/dining area. The owners have gone out of their way to give the cottage a 'homely' feel. It is comfortable, warm and 'snug'. The 'cares of the world' will feel as distant as the moon, which incidentally you can observe at night with the binoculars provided, over the wonderful views across Plymouth Sound. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "I'm afraid the bed was not comfortable and gave me backache so we had to come home early."

    The rest of the cottage was OK though. We'll equipped and quirky which we like and the sea views were fab. Just not very comfortable.

    We have spoken to the owners and they have advised us of the following: Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not find one of the mattresses at the property comfortable. It is a slatted bed with a good quality sprung pocket mattress and memory foam topper to ensure total comfort. The caretaker and all the previous guests have said it is very comfortable. Obviously mattress preferences are very individual. We are glad that you enjoyed the sea views and the other aspects of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquiDec 2019

  • "It's our third time at Chough Cottage and our first two week stay."

    Holiday was perfect. Some nasty rumours about that the stupendous view will be obliterated by a new house being built across Heavitree Lane ??????

    Reviewed by JimSep 2019

  • "Sea view from Chough Cottage fantastic."

    Caretaker and owner friendly and helpful. Would re-book this one.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2019

  • "Having been to this location many times (50 times in as many years) I have since 2010 stayed in different houses in Cawsand."

    Chough Cottage is by far the best for small families/groups. It was clean, beautifully presented and well equipped. The thoughtful notices explaining things were very helpful. The only thing that gave me a hint of concern (and this is being picky) I would prefer the shower door to be a hinged opening door rather than sliding. The space in and out of the shower was quite small and, it occured to me as a grandparent, if you are a parent trying to help your young child shower - it is very difficult to manoeuvre in such a tight space. The shower hose itself was also very short in length and perhaps would benefit from a longer hose. The shower head needed cleaning out or limescale remover as it was a bit dribbly in places. It might be interesting to know that you can now buy shower heads that are suitable for low water pressure which the shower clearly had. That said - just a delight and out of all the houses that I have stayed in in Kingsand/Cawsand - arguably one of the best and I will most definitely wish to return there. It is rare to find a holiday home that fits that makes you feel so at home and not as a "guest" and Chough Cottage succeeded in being a real home from home. Congratulations to the home owners for thinking the whole guest experience through so carefully.

    Reviewed by JudiAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very well equipped with nice personal touches.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2019

  • "Wonderful house in a wonderful village."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "Great location lovely cottage, not particularly baby friendly but we managed."

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "We absolutely loved Chough Cottage ."

    .. warm, cosy, beachy with fab views of the bay. A real home from home.

    Reviewed by ChloeAug 2018

  • "The cottage is excellently well positioned, tucked away nicely, but extremely close to everything - sea, beaches, pubs, cafes, car park, convenience store and gift shops."

    Wonderful view from sitting room, a well equipped cottage, the owners have been very thoughtful. Kingsand is a lovely place to visit - would recommend place and cottage highly.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2018

  • "Chough Cottage is a lovely, well-equipped property in a great location."

    The view from the lounge window is stunning - we were lucky enough to be there in a heatwave but I could enjoy gazing out on that view in any weather. The only (slight) minus point is the one very small loo for all who stay there, but it’s difficult to see how that could be changed with the age and layout of the cottage - the character of the rest of the house more than compensates. The description of how to access the cottage, parking for unpacking and key details were all helpful. We would recommend a weekly ticket for the village car park as good value and easy. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2018

  • "Chough Cottage was like home from home."

    The owners have thought about everything to make our holiday perfect. The cottage was as described and we plan to visit again. I have visited Kingsand/Cawsand on 3 separate occasions and my mum 10 times. It is a quaint village with good feel factor. I recommend newcomers to the village and especially as stay at Chough Cottage.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, everything you needed."

    Gorgeous views out to sea, we were very comfortable. We love Kingsand and wanted to be close to the sea front and this was a great location, we never left the village. My only negative comment was there were too many signs pinned everywhere, I know they are meant to be helpful but there were just too many so I really felt like I was in someone else’s home with so many dos and don’ts, put these in the information book, I have never seen so many in a holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2018

  • "Everything was as expected."

    The pre holiday info was welcome

    Reviewed by PhillipMar 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors - Ground floor: 1 x double bedroom with door to garden, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • First floor: Open-plan living area with sea views and sitting area, kitchen and dining area
  • Lower ground floor: Bathroom with bath, separate shower and basin.
  • Electric fires with night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with freesat, Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Parking is in a public car park 200 yards away, it is possible to unload 30 yards from the property.

The property

In Kingsand, an 'upside down' little house on three levels with good sea views, snuggled in a row of 18th century houses, two minutes stroll from the beach and Coast Path.

Access is from a narrow lane which has no passing traffic.

At ground level there are two bedrooms: a twin, and a double with French windows to a tiny courtyard, imaginatively done just for two; ground floor toilet.

Then head down stairs to a lower level to a smart, roomy bathroom.

Up on the first floor there is a light, open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area with those lovely time-wasting sea views - binoculars provided to observe the shipping which passes.

Thoroughly well done, comfortable and convenient.

Take a day walking in nearby Mount Edgcumbe's 800 acres or take the seasonal pedestrian ferry to Plymouth.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

KINGSAND AND CAWSAND

The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, with narrow streets winding between pastel-coloured cottages, lie on the Rame Peninsula just 5 miles from Plymouth.

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Region Information

Note: Loading and unloading, 30 yards away; car park, 200 yards.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas