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Cousham Cottage

Kingsand And Cawsand, Cornwall (Ref. 976396)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage lovely and well located."

    Would like bags for recycling please. Taking it home is unrealistic. Thanks.

    Reviewed by KimJun 2022

  • "This was our first time in Cousham Cottage although we come to Kingsand/Cawsand every year."

    Great spacious cottage with everything you need. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Near the beach and all amenities. Comfortable living area and great garden which has the sun for the majority of the day. Kitchen has everything you need.

    Reviewed by BenMay 2022

  • "This is a traditional cottage very close to the beach."

    The owners have managed to provide all the modern conveniences whilst maintaining a “cottagy” feeling. Downstairs there are two modern bathrooms, one with bath, one with a really good shower, both with heated towel rails. Hot water is plentiful. The kitchen is well accessorised. Nice dining area by the window; cosy and comfortable sitting area with wood burning stove. There is also a handy internal room for keeping wood and bits and pieces. Two good-sized bedrooms upstairs, and great outdoor patio area on this floor. Well furnished and accessorised throughout - simple, not tacky. You can’t park there, but the car park is close and you can drive close by to load and offload. We thought it was a good place in a good location.

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2022

  • "A very beautiful Cottage with low ceilings, fascinating history & superbly located ."

    .Great to have a dishwasher too .. Plus 2 beautiful large bathrooms ,beds very comfortable. Loved the outside roof garden . A lovely part of Cornwall to visit .

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2022

  • "We stay at Cousham Cottage twice a year."

    It is like a warm hug. You can tell that it’s a much loved property. Everything you need is there, spotlessly clean too. A few steps from the beach, pubs and and stunning views. We really wouldn’t want to change where we stay in this part of Cornwall. The cottage couldn’t be improved upon. Two bathrooms, one has a lovely walk in shower and the other a bath, so you’re well catered for there! Beautiful, modern kitchen with all the equipment you need. The lounge diner is cosy and warm and the wood burner adds to that. Bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful, crisp linen. The garden is so pretty and a wonderful place to sit and chill. Although there isn’t a parking space, this is not an issue in the slightest. You can park very close by to unpack your car and the car park is just a short stroll away. We paid £39 to park for the week (via an app), which I think is very reasonable. The housekeeper, Liz, is just a star. She ensures we have a marvellous stay every time. The cottage is always in top notch order whenever we’ve stayed. What more can I say? It’s perfect!

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Our only comments meant entirely constructively is we felt the initial supply of logs was poor and the lounge needed the fire to be comfortable, and that when paying for a week a greater supply of loo roll should be provided. We let a cottage on airbnb where we supply all loo roll and two large baskets of logs. We love the cottage and had a great time so just minor points for consideration

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Cousham Cottage is where we stay twice a year."

    It's absolutely perfect. Quirky, homely and really well loved. Every comfort you could want. It is always spotless and this goes for the towels and bedding too. Liz, who looks after the cottage, is a star. I can't recommend it highly enough. Seconds from the sea too. The car park is 2 minutes walk away and very reasonably priced. When you arrive however, you can park very close to the front door to unload your vehicle. There is a lovely patio area if you want to sit outside, reached by going upstairs! So pretty and there is a partial sea view. It's our piece of heaven for a week.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Cousham Cottage is a delight."

    It has a super location in a very quiet street but only a few steps to the beach, and is a quirky but very well laid-out old cottage. The only minor drawback is that it is a typical old cottage with low ceilings and doorways, so you need to mind your head! It was beautifully clean and well equipped, and plenty of space for four people.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic it is located in the most wonderful beautiful place"

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "The little roof terrace with a sliver of sea view is a real boon though a sun umbrella would have been welcome!"

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2021

  • "We loved staying in this beautiful cottage, a great shower, and the second bathroom by the main entrance very useful."

    A well equipped kitchen and comfortable sofas & beds. Also a great location for swimming and walks. Would definitely love to be back!!

    Reviewed by NinaMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location!"

    Couldn't fault it, all the equipment we needed and a fabulous shower! Freddie our dog loved being so close to Cawsland beach. Staff at The Bay and Halfway House pubs very friendly.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean."

    Lovely cottage in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "Great service and comms from Sykes."

    A beautiful cottage than immediately felt like home. We all loved the break.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "Lovely cotrage in a very beautiful location"

    Reviewed by SallyannSep 2020

  • "The cottage oozes character and history and has been generally well modernised."

    The owners had generously provided more kitchen items than we were expecting, very helpful. The new bathroom with walk in rain shower was wonderful. A couple of niggles: the bathroom was not completely clean. We did not need to use the front bathroom, however, no water came out of the hot tap, so we could have had issues. The cottage instruction pack needs updating by the owner. A car parking pass is no longer provided but we spent a lot of time looking for one, as referred to in the instructions. The local councils have changed their practice and require a registration number to be entered on parking passes. This would be a valuable benefit as guests are required to use the village car park apart from loading and unloading. It would not be too difficult for the owner and Sykes to require future bookers to provide their car registration numbers in advance so that the owner/housekeeper could purchase a permit and have it waiting in the cottage. The cottage in Devon we had booked for the week prior offered this benefit which we appreciated. Otherwise, Sykes should make it very clear in the Cousham cottage advertising that bookers would benefit from ordering a weekly pass in advance from the local council. Finally, the spiral staircase required extra care to negotiate, especially when descending. Apart from these niggles, we enjoyed the cottage and particularly the roof terrace at wine o'clock, very much indeed.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfectly situated in the heart of the village with great access to beaches, pubs and a few local shops."

    Great that the cottage is dog friendly, as is the nearby beach in Kingsand and wonderful coastal walks and the grounds surrounding Mount Edgecombe. For those days you want to escape village life, a ferry connects directly to the historic Barbican in Plymouth. The cottage itself is comfortable, well equipped and immaculately clean, with a little secluded courtyard offering some outdoor space to eat, drink and listen to the sea nearby. We very much look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by TimothyAug 2020

  • "Our second stay at this wonderful cottage and we've rebooked for October."

    Great service from Sykes, coupled with a wonderful owner and housekeeper too. Lots of little touches make this the best place we've ever stayed in Cornwall....and we've stayed in a lot!

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2020

  • "An absolutely fabulous cottage."

    We just couldn't fault it. Sykes were brilliant to deal to begin with and then we end up in the most beautiful 17th century Cornish gem. Perfect!

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in an ideal location."

    I highly recommend this cottage for familiy"s or couples.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, with everything you need!"

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    Reviewed by BeckyJul 2019

  • "It has been a lovely and well-kept cottage set in a lovely village in wonderful countryside with friendly locals!"

    Everything we needed for our holiday! We will come back for sure. Joane and Steffen Tobisch from Dresden (Saxony, Germany)

    Reviewed by JoaneJul 2019

  • "We have been going to Cawsand for many years and cousham cottage is now one of our favourites."

    The outside space which was a sun trap all day really made it special

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "I have spent several holidays at Cousham Cottage."

    The owner and caretaker are lovely, any little problems are deal with quickly. The kitchen is very well stocked with all you need I make meals if your don't want to eat out.

    Reviewed by JeanetteMay 2019

  • "Have been travelling to Kingsand / Cawsand for over 10 years This cottage is one of our favourite so far"

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, very clean ."

    It was a lovely cottage. Beautiful place .we had lovely walks . The pubs were fantastic . We will be back next year. And the people was very friendly

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, full of history and charm."

    Very well equipped and situated in a very convenient location with a public car park nearby. The cottage is only a stone’s throw from the beach and there are other beaches nearby. If you like walking you have come to the right place as there are plenty of scenic walks close by. A glimpse of the sea can be seen from the little garden. There are a few pubs in Cawsand and nearby Kingsand which all serve good food

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "A BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE AND WELL MAINTAINED."

    ONCE WE MASTERED THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ON THE CERAMIC HOB EVERY THING WAS FINE.LOVELY PLACES TO EAT OUT IN KINGSAND JUST 5 MINUTES WALK FROM THE COTTAGE.WE WOULD FULLY RECOMMEND PEOPLE TO TRY A HOLIDAY IN THIS AREA.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "Cottage is lovely and has everything that we required."

    We have stayed several times, being honest I would say that there are a few things that need looking into. Lots of chipped mugs and glasses, the kitchen tap that falls apart and the side gate which has a dodgy lock (these were a problem last year too!). However, these are minor things that did not spoil the experience. A lovely place and we would come back again. ***Owner response***I’m glad you found the cottage lovely. We always try to address everything that comes up immediately. We have replaced all the chip mugs and the tap, which has a moving part can become loose on occasion. will be fixed. We are aware the gate can be affected by the weather and can get a bit stiff. We plan to replace this in the Autumn. I’m sorry if this was an inconvenience to you and we look forward to seeing you again.

    I’m glad you found the cottage lovely. We always try to address everything that comes up immediately. We have replaced all the chip mugs and the tap, which has a moving part can become loose on occasion. will be fixed. We are aware the gate can be affected by the weather and can get a bit stiff. We plan to replace this in the Autumn. I’m sorry if this was an inconvenience to you and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2018

  • "Cousham was a very well stocked cottage with plenty of clean crockery and cutlery and a very effective dishwasher which is an essential in a holiday home in my opinion."

    The flowers and tea tray were a lovely welcome.The whole place had a very good atmosphere and I will be rebooking. The one disadvantage was that both bathrooms were downstairs and the stairs need care when using but all the other advantages and proximity to the beach far outweigh this disadvantage.

    Reviewed by AJul 2018

  • "Ideal location in an idyllic place, beaches and 4 pubs, all with food, within minutes walking distance."

    Having been here for last 4 years a little tired in places and cleanliness on arrival not up to previous years.

    Reviewed by EleanorJun 2018

  • "It is a lovely cottage very well equipped and in an excellent position for the ..."

    It is a lovely cottage very well equipped and in an excellent position for the beach and for the many scenic walks around the area

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Superb location ."

    ... But maybe people should be made aware that on evenings when it's hot and sunny it can get a little noisy, when people are stood outside the pub the cottage faces the back of .... Not that it bothered us in the slightest, as we were usually there with them :D Only other point maybe, is that we were unaware that there is no access to outside space/garden without going up the staircase ..... a slight problem for us, as our two elderly dogs couldn't manage them, and couldn't join us sitting out. But it didn't spoil our visit at all ....

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

  • "Our second visit to Cousham Cottage and thankfully it lived up to the first."

    A great little haven tucked away from the whirl of the world. A perfect place to enjoy everything that this part of Cornwall offers.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2018

  • "Booked at short notice so more complicated than usual, but appreciated owner's flexibility and office staff's patience when I was finding website frustrating."

    .. Fab property in brilliant position, really comfortably and stylishly furnished, spotlessly clean - as always in our experience with HH. Lounge appeared much bigger in website photos than it actually was, but we enjoyed its cosiness, it wasn't a problem at all. Only slightly critical comment is that I feel it is misleading and inaccurate to say that heating is included, when we actually needed the wood burner to be warm, and yet only a small quantity of logs, sufficient for one evening, were provided. Re. Feedback being published or not - no preference. Still awaiting notification of return of our deposit.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King-size double, 1 x Twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power and starter pack for the wood burning shove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • If you would like to bring a puppy to the property please enquire first
  • Sorry no smoking.

The property

In Cawsand, a stone’s throw from the beach, a 17th cent., Grade II listed cottage over two floors, its interesting past hinted at by the smugglers’ tunnel cleverly disguised in an under-stair cupboard.

Once also the village sweet shop, it nestles alongside sister cottages on a narrow lane behind the square with just occasional vehicles passing.

Just right for a couple or small family.

Inside, good-sized rooms, original beams and some low lintels.

From the lane, 3 steps up to tiled lobby and bathroom; stable doors and step up to living/dining room with wood burning stove, and a smart cottage-style kitchen with slate floor and granite worktops; rear hall (space for beach gear/walking boots/children’s board games) and shower-room.

Steep narrow stairs with 5’2” beam and, rope rail wind up to the first floor landing where a smuggler’s tunnel cupboard and door to garden can be found and two bedrooms – a king-size double , and a twin.

Behind, sheltered by a high wall and with a peek of the sea between rooftops, an enclosed suntrap paved terrace with decked area, table and chairs.

A welcoming cottage in a friendly seaside village just 50 yards from pub and shop.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas