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The Old Signal House

Kingsand and Cawsand, Cornwall (Ref. 983271)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "An exceptional and beautiful apartment with a breathtaking view."

    Everything went smoothly. We were certainly not the last time in this place. Many many thanks.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your views. We are so glad you had a lovely stay and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreasMay 2022

  • "Our second visit to the Old Signal house was as lovely as our first visit a year ago, it was great to be back."

    The house is in a stunning location, the view from the balcony can keep you mesmerised for hours. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins appear, which is apparently very rare, the seal made an appearance again and there is plenty of interesting ships to watch. The house is brilliantly equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket, the prosecco and cream scones were a lovely treat. The log fire is great for evenings with a glass of wine, watching the world go by. We are already planning our next trip!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is really important to us to try and make sure all our guests enjoy their holidays. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, the dolphins are special. Thank you for your repeat custom, that also means a lot, and we would love to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NorahApr 2022

  • "Loved the beautiful building, which had everything we ever needed."

    The location is perfect for peace and quiet, and the view was breathtaking. Spacious rooms with good front garden area perfect for dogs. Nice distance to Cawsand village which is filled with all the Cornish charms. We loved every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by EricaMar 2022

  • "Great stay lovely location everything you could ask for."

    Everything you could need was provided.

    Reviewed by RussellNov 2021

  • "This is a fantastic, unique and very comfortable holiday home."

    There are a lot of steps down to it but after a couple of trips up and down it becomes much easier. It’s worth it for the seclusion and spectacular views. All the appliances are very modern as is the decor. The espresso coffee machine was a bonus. The large utility room and extra downstairs loo and shower came in useful. There are lovely walks along the coast path nearby and we enjoyed swimming from the rocks and beach area just below the house (via a newly cleared path). Be aware that the access road to the property is very narrow with few passing places but thankfully not many vehicles need to use it.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2021

  • "Fab property, very comfortable, extremely will equipped."

    I can’t think of anything that wasn’t there. The location of the house was just amazing, enjoying the coming and going of all sorts of boats , ships and wildlife,We experienced all weathers during our stay which we loved, Great walks right from the door step. Cawsands and Kingsands are just lovely quaint Cornish villages. We will be back, just have to brace ourselves for those steps !!

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "A really quirky cottage in an amazing location!"

    What a way to spend the first week out of lockdown, a real treat! The owners were amazing with their communication before and during our stay and the views from the balcony were simply breath taking. The steps down and up to the cottage increased our fitness :), and the walks along the coastal path were really lovely. We loved every minute!

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage a real home from home and WHAT a view."

    The accommodation is beautifully presented, well supplied and very clean. Beds are comfortable and all linen is of a high quality. Plenty utensils and crockery, enough for everyone. Everything has been thought through here and the owners have done an excellent job of making this a lovely cottage to stay in. Plenty hot water and heating efficient. There are some beautiful walks with stunning views (weather permitting) on the South West costal path, some pretty villages but take care some very narrow. The downside is the steps, steeper than we thought and some steps are deep and a bit slippy in the wet especially with fallen leaves on, also hand rail was broken halfway down and very slimy from wet. Great caution is needed even for the fittest of people, the step issue should be more highlighted in the description. Also it says dog friendly but I would think seriously about taken dogs, the steps down to lower floor in cottage to front are not good for dogs, they slip and can't get grip as no carpets. You need to keep your dogs on leads and watch carefully. Keep your luggage to a light and compact for carrying up and down.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2020

  • "Lovely location fantastic views, walking distance from the beautiful village of Cawsand and Kingsand"

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "The place was exactly as advertised and watching the Naval boats, fishing boats and wildlife from the balcony a real joy."

    The only problem we had was the main oven failed to get above 150C but the small oven was fine. We mentioned this to the couple who came to clean on leaving and thought it would be an element and would inform the owners. The place was a joy to stay in and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "The Old Signal House is unique."

    The property, and it's facilities, is high end, which compensates for the inevitable challenges due to remoteness and access. We stayed with three teenagers during a week of stormy weather, and they seemed to get a kick out of: visiting the little low-tide beach with caves at the bottom of Penlee Point; the windswept hike out to Rame Head, and the rather beautiful walk through forest to Kingsand and Cawsand. This little stretch of coast has a micro-climate that makes it nice being out and about whatever the forecasters throw at us, even in February.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "An amazing location, with fabulous views and great walks extremely close by."

    You do need to be relatively fit to carry bags/cases etc. down and then up the steps, but well worth the effort.

    Reviewed by GOct 2019

  • "The location is superb there is no doubt about that!"

    The steps up and down were ok for us but this would not be suitable for anyone with a mobility or fitness issue. The house was very nice and homely, with all the things that we required. If you want a quiet spot to stay with dogs, and like steps this is the house for you!

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "Definitely not the place to take teenagers- if you are a couple or a family who likes long walks or a quiet holiday this would be perfect."

    The location is remote and the beach is not accessible at all states of the tide. The steps down to the signal house are not for the faint hearted especially with luggage or food. The constant fog leaves the whole property feeling damp and it was mid July. The property itself benefits from a balcony with amazing views of Plymouth sound and the accommodation is comfortable and well appointed.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the spectacular views from the balcony and found the accommodation comfortable. We ensure that the description includes clear information regarding the steps - all 84 of them - and the peaceful, secluded location. Most of our guests come here for the fantastic coastal setting, and I am sorry to hear that this was not ideal for your teenagers. You were so unlucky to have fog when the rest of the country was in a heatwave. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosalynJul 2019

  • "Wonderful sea views and great location for exploring the Rame Peninsula."

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2019

  • "Cannot rate this accomodation high enough."

    Yes there are lots of steps to reach the house, but the views make it well worth it as are just spectacular. We didn't have the best of weather, but the wood burner more than made up for this. The bed was so comfy and the bath towels thick and fluffy. Everything you could need for a self catering holiday was provided. Lovely little hamper on arrival and the scones and clotted cream were a deliciously perfect touch. Will be recommending to all friends and family. Thanks Heather for being a fantastic host :)

    Reviewed by GeorginaJun 2019

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x king size double with door to garden and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area, kitchen and balcony
  • Lower ground floor: Utility area with shower and separate WC .
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars in private car park
  • Enclosed patio garden and communal lawn
  • Up to two well behaved pets accepted
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property is accessed via 84 steps from the parking area
  • Note: This property is surrounded by steep cliffs, children and dogs must be supervised at all times.

The property

Situated in possibly the best and most unique location on the Rame peninsula, this former Trinity House fog signal building is a true hidden gem.

Private and secluded, this fabulous period property was built to house the families of staff manning nearby Eddystone Lighthouse.

Atop the cliffs and with spectacular panoramic sea views this is a truly unforgettable holiday home, ideal for older families, friends and couples.

Accessed via 84 steps from the parking area, from the hall head to the sunny open plan living space, sea facing and beautifully finished.

Twin doors open to the full-width balcony where you can take in the ever-changing seascape beyond.

On the same level are three comfortable bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and doors leading to a small garden area.

On the lower ground floor you'll find a patio garden looking out to sea with a small communal lawned area.

Sited directly along the coast path, follow in the footsteps of smugglers and explore the historic Napoleonic fortifications protecting Plymouth sound.

In the evening why not meander along to the pretty fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand where you'll find plenty of pubs and restaurants in which to enjoy a hearty meal.

The Mount Edcumbe Estate and Gardens are within easy reach as are the golden sands of Whitsand Bay.

Further afield take the Cremyll foot ferry across the Tamar to spend the day exploring Plymouth with its many shops and attractions.

Whatever you choose you're sure to have an unforgettable holiday at 2, The Old Signal House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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
  • Christmas
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