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Old Coastguard Cottage | 117

Downderry | Nr Looe | Sleeps 4-5

2 Coastguard Cottages Downderry Torpoint Cornwall
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  • "Idyllic location within walking distance of the beach. Ideally situated to explore South West Cornwall..." Mrs J Bell ··· read all
  • "The location of this cottage was amazing - fantastic sea views. The Cornish cream tea on arrival was..." Mrs H Long ··· read all
  • "A delightful cottage with fantastic sea views! Well equipped and comfortable. Nice garden with sea views..." Mrs D Fowler ··· read all
  • "Absolutely loved the view and location. The cottage itself was full of original features which made..." Mr R Taborsky ··· read all
  • "Lovely little cottage and the sea view was wonderful. A great peaceful retreat with rustic charms." Mr & Mrs J Harrison ··· read all
  • "We had a fabulous time at this historic cottage. The location couldn't have been any better with the..." Mr A Chitre ··· read all
  • "We have stayed at the cottage many times before and it still provides a wonderful seaside holiday in..." Ms J Boon ··· read all
  • "The cottage is very old and quirky, but we were warm and comfortable during Christmas and New Year...." Mrs E Davey ··· read all
  • "Best view ever." Mr N Daniels ··· read all
  • "Its just what we love, close to the beach, quiet, clean and a lovely bit of heaven. Thanks for the opportunity..." Mrs J McNeil ··· read all
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  • Sleeps4-5 Help!
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bath/Shower rooms1
  • WC1
  • PriceLow £429 / High £918
  • Bed Linen£6.00 pppw (paid on arrival)Help!
  • Towels£4.00 pppw (paid on arrival)Help!
  • ElectricityIncluded
  • HeatingCentral Heating incl.
  • ChangeoverSaturday
  • Check in4:30 PM
  • Check out10:30 AM
  • PetsSorry, no petsHelp!
  • SmokingNo smoking
  • Loyalty discountNot availableHelp!
  • ParkingPrivate Parking (2 spaces)
  • Short BreaksYes (out of high season)
  • 10Customer Rating4Customer RatingCustomer RatingCustomer RatingCustomer RatingHelp!
Please note: Paid on arrival, bed linen available at £6 per person per week & towels are available at £4 per person per week.
With uninterrupted panoramic sea views along the coast from Rame Head in the east to Dodman Point westwards, this cosy little single storey cottage stands just 50 yards above Downderry beach. One of a small row built for the old coastguard station in the early 1800s, the cottage retains much of its simple period character with white washed walls and a delabole slate roof.

The terrace has a few steps leading up to the gated entrance at one end with a right of way fronting the cottages, leading to the stable door which opens to a flagstoned entrance porch. The original storm doors lead to an inner hallway and to one side is a sitting room with a sanded wood floor, comfortable leather seating facing the stone and slate fireplace and stunning sea views from the bay window right across to the Eddystone lighthouse in the distance.

Leading off the lounge at the rear are two modest sized bedrooms, a double and one with 2ft 6in bunk beds, both with wash basins. On the opposite side of the hall, there is a newly fitted kitchen/dining room with modern units, a pine dining table with chairs and a spectacular view far out to sea. To the rear of the kitchen, there is a further double bedded room with a wash basin and a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and electric shower over the bath.

The back door leads out from the bathroom to a small sheltered courtyard with a rotary line and a useful laundry room with a 2nd sink. The level front lawn extends to the edge of the low cliffs with delightful views overlooking the sea and beach below. There are boundary fences between the cottages (although young children will need to be supervised) and a 3ft high sturdy wire fence on the seaward side. There is a private parking area for one large or two small cars parked end on end about 20 yards away.

The beach with sand and rock pools at low tide is just a minutes walk down the hill, and all the village amenities are very close at hand with a pub, local shops, post office and restaurant. Golf and diving are available in the area, and the village of Seaton is a 20 minute walk along the coast.

PLEASE NOTE
- Bed linen is available at £6 per person per week
- Towels are available at £4 per person per week to be paid on arrival
- There are boundary fences between the cottages (although young children will need to be supervised) and a 3ft high sturdy wire fence on the seaward side
- Sorry, this property does not accept pets
Facilities
  • BBQ
  • DVD/CD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Duvets
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Highchair (on request)
  • Microwave (combi)
  • Parking
  • Payphone (outgoing calls only)
  • TV (Digital)
  • Washing Machine

Features
  • Open fire
  • Panoramic sea views
  • 50 yds to beach
  • Broadband (wireless)

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Old Coastguard Cottage
Property from the water - see arrow
Sitting room
Sitting room
Sitting room
Garden with a view!
Kitchen/dining room
Kitchen/dining room
Double bedroom off lounge
Double bedroom off kitchen
Bunk bedroom off lounge
Bathroom off kitchen
Garden and view
View of beach and Looe Island from the garden
View from the garden of Downderry beach
Downderry slipway
The Inn on the Shore at Downderry beach
Downderry beach
View from the garden towards Rame Head
Winter sunrise south of Rame Head
Summer sunset
Winter sunrise
Coast path to Portwrinkle
Shag rock near Downderry
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Old Coastguard CottageSitting roomSitting roomKitchen/dining roomDouble bedroom off loungeBunk bedroom off loungeGarden and viewView from the garden of Downderry beachThe Inn on the Shore at Downderry beachView from the garden towards Rame HeadSummer sunsetCoast path to PortwrinkleWhitsand Bay
Property from the water - see arrowSitting roomGarden with a view!Kitchen/dining roomDouble bedroom off kitchenBathroom off kitchenView of beach and Looe Island from the gardenDownderry slipwayDownderry beachWinter sunrise south of Rame HeadWinter sunriseShag rock near Downderry

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Reserved: When a property is not yet available to be booked, a customer can 'Reserve' the property in their name on a first come first served basis. When Cornish Traditional Cottages and the owner have agreed availability and pricing for your selected period we will contact you to let you know if you can then book the property in your name. A Reservation does not guarantee a booking because the owner has first right of refusal on all availability.
Old Coastguard Cottage - Testimonials
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  • "Idyllic location within walking distance of the beach. Ideally situated to explore South West Cornwall. Added bonus of parking space." Mrs J Bell
  • "The location of this cottage was amazing - fantastic sea views. The Cornish cream tea on arrival was a lovely touch and made us feel welcome. Thank you." Mrs H Long
  • "A delightful cottage with fantastic sea views! Well equipped and comfortable. Nice garden with sea views, we enjoyed our stay and the BBQs in the garden. Walks to Seaton and Murrayton to see the monkeys, Inn on the Shore too." Mrs D Fowler
  • "Absolutely loved the view and location. The cottage itself was full of original features which made our stay really authentic." Mr R Taborsky
  • "Lovely little cottage and the sea view was wonderful. A great peaceful retreat with rustic charms." Mr & Mrs J Harrison
  • "We had a fabulous time at this historic cottage. The location couldn't have been any better with the best sea views." Mr A Chitre
  • "We have stayed at the cottage many times before and it still provides a wonderful seaside holiday in a fantastic location." Ms J Boon
  • "The cottage is very old and quirky, but we were warm and comfortable during Christmas and New Year. The location is unbeatable with pub, cafes, shop and public transport etc all very close at hand, all within the sight and sound of the sea." Mrs E Davey
  • "Best view ever." Mr N Daniels
  • "Its just what we love, close to the beach, quiet, clean and a lovely bit of heaven. Thanks for the opportunity to share." Mrs J McNeil
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