Stay and play…
Kingsand and Cawsand have all the amenities from traditional, welcoming pubs, cafés, bakery, galleries, gift shops and post office, to the village shop and grocers, so you do not need to get in the car for your stay.
There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local area such as Paddleboarding, sailing, swimming, gig rowing, bird watching, and walking. The popular SW Coast Path runs through the village with Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on one side and Penlee Point and the beautiful Rame Head peninsular with its historic chapel and Polhawn Fort on the other. The village also has its own sheltered beaches and rockpools and is popular for swimming all year round.
Within a short drive are the long sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay, popular for wreck diving, surfing and body boarding. The National Trust property Antony House (used a location for the 2010 Alice In Wonderland film with Johnny Depp) is nearby, as too is Port Eliot House and Estate, famous for its annual Literature Festival.
The city of Plymouth with its vibrant social life, shopping and entertainment can be reached by car or passenger ferry. It has many fine eateries including the superbly located Dome Restaurant on Plymouth Hoe and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli in the historic and popular Royal William Yard. (This leisure space has been transformed from a Naval Victualing Yard a vibrant location of varied eateries and you can get there by ferry!)
Being situated on a gorgeous coastline attracts many couples to get married near here. The nearby Polhawn Fort is very popular, however if you are a guest you may not be able to stay at the wedding venue, so Walney is perfectly placed for you to retreat to after the special occasion. The church at Maker is also a wonderful place to tie the knot, as is Pentillie Castle & Port Eliot Estate.
Cornwall has endless places to visit from the spectacular coastline, moody moorland and the rolling countryside in between. Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Lands End, St Michael’s Mount and Tintagel Castle to mention just a few. There are many National Trust properties and gardens including Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Trerice, Trebah, Trelissick and Glendurgan. With their sub-tropical valleys taking advantage of the Gulf Stream, many of these feature unusual and exotic flora.