Kingsand & Cawsand Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Tim Burton filmed ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Antony House in 2008?
Kingsand and Cawsand are twin villages just three minutes walking distance from one another, on the Rame Peinsula. The villages used to be divided by a stream and the painted sign can still be seen on the border cottage! Located in an area known as Cornwall’s ‘forgotten corner’ – the villages have remained untouched by time, giving Kingsand and Cawsand holidays a charming nostalgic quality. The villages remain traditional, with narrow streets and picturesque buildings, including Kingsand and Cawsand holiday cottages for the perfect Cornish break.
- The Westcroft Gallery in Kingsand occupies a converted boat shed
- Admiral Nelson once visited Kingsand and Cawsand
- Kingsand was in Devon until 1844, and the ancient border is still visible
Kingsand & Cawsand Tourist Information
Twenty five miles from Plymouth, Kingsand and Cawsand enjoy superb views of the city across the estuary. The Cawsand Ferry operates between Cawsand Beach and Plymouth throughout the summer, so a day out exploring the area during a kingsand or Cawsand holiday needn’t involve the worry of driving.
Both former fishing villages with smuggling pasts typical of the area, the smuggler’s tunnels of Kingsand and Cawsand can no longer be seen - although disused fish cellars and boat stores are still visible along the surrounding coast! Cawsand bay is a favourite with walkers, and holidays in Cawsand are especially suited to those who enjoy cliff walks as there are plenty to choose from. Kingsand’s striking scenery and unique climate have long made it a popular destination for artists, and a boat shed beside the sea houses the Westcroft Gallery.
Beach Holidays in Kingsand & Cawsand
Cawsand and Kingsand holidays are well suited to family breaks by the beach, as the area boasts a handful of pretty, safe beaches perfect for those with children. The villages have three beaches between them – Kingsand Beach, Girt Beach and Cawsand Beach. All beaches in the area are safe for bathing, and they are mostly shingle. Cawsand and Kingsand Beaches each have parking and toilets nearby, so there is no need to stray far from the beach until you’re ready to! Kingsand Beach also has shops and restaurants nearby, and allows dogs throughout the year.
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Kingsand & Cawsand Family Attractions
National Trust-owned Antony House, near Plymouth, was used for Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ during filming in 2008. With its sprawling landscaped gardens, patterned iron gates and foreboding building, Antony House now includes the Alice in Wonderland Experience so that visitors can live the magic of the tales first hand. Lucky children might spot the caterpillar and his bubbling Hookah pipe, the Mad Hatter’s tea party – or even Alice! A visit to this magical attraction will enchant those during their Kingsand and Cawsand holiday.
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Eating Out in Kingsand & Cawsand
When it comes to eating out on the Rame Peninsula, Kingsand and Cawsand can offer a range of dining experiences. Whether those staying in self-catering Kingsand and Cawsand holiday cottages are in the mood for traditional pub food, a romantic meal for two, or a unique meal in a historic venue – the villages can deliver. The Rising Sun in Kingsand, a former customs house dating back to the 18th century, promises great food, real ale and regular live music. Other favourites include the Cross Keys Inn in Cawsand, and The Halfway Inn – names after its position between the two villages.