Welcome to Clarendon
The restoration of this exquisite, three storey, seaside house in the Rame Peninsula, the forgotten corner of Cornwall, has revealed some hidden treasures and offers a fantastic holiday retreat, just yards from the beach.
Built around 1750 and set in the picturesque Cornish villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Clarendon is a beautiful Georgian house set only seconds from the beach and nearby pubs and restaurants. Designed over three floors and with dramatic views and unspoilt scenery, the house is perfect for parties of up to fourteen to share, whatever the season.
What makes Clarendon Special
The whole family can relax in the huge living room with its oak floors, comfortable sofas and chairs and toasty wood-burner.
The cupboard is full of games to entertain the children as well as a smart TV (Netflix is provided)
Homemade scones with jam and clotted cream and a bottle of bubbly will be on the on the table awaiting your arrival.
The dining area is a great entertaining space with amazing, antique, Spanish floor tiles and underfloor heating. Another toasty wood burner sits under an original, period fire place.
The kitchen itself is very well equipped for any type of dining with a Range Master cooker, an American style, double fridge freezer, a dishwasher and a washer dryer. You can find there a large French butcher’s block, set into marble work surfaces, which sit above the hidden treasure of the house. Light pours through the glass covered extension and an oak door leads to a downstairs cloakroom. Dated from as early as the seventeenth century, a beautiful, hand crafted well or, as many locals claim, a smugglers tunnel, is lit and covered in glass, for all to see. It remained hidden for over a hundred years and was only discovered during the recent renovation. This is now the centrepiece of the kitchen with a coin slot to post coins and to make a wish.
There are five bedrooms in total, accommodation for up to fourteen people. The master bedroom is at the top of the house with original panelling along one wall and a beautiful sea view. As you lay in the six foot super kingsize bed and listen to the waves crashing against the shore, look up and you will see Roman numerals carved into the recently exposed wooden beams. These are from a vessel that was shipwrecked on the Rame Peninsula, and whose mast poles were salvaged and used to construct the roof of the house. A huge en suite wet room, is off to the side, which also houses two basins and toilet. On the same floor is a twin room with two single beds which have trundle beds underneath for sleepovers.
On the next floor down you will find a beautiful, sea view, double room with a five foot king size bed and a further two single bedrooms with single beds, and trundle beds underneath.
The mattresses are all of top quality and the bedding itself is made up with high quality soft linen.
As well as the en suite wet room on the top floor and the cloakroom on the ground floor, there is a stylish white bathroom on the middle floor which has a long bath and shower. White towels are provided.
(please bring own beach towels)
The back door in the kitchen opens to some steep stone steps that lead up to a three level garden. On the first, patio level, you will find a large Weber barbecue and seating area. Follow the steps up further and to discover a large outdoor dining area with a mosaic, tiled table and chairs surrounded by beautiful purple and orange flowers during the summer months. Follow the steps further and you will find a grass level with a full size table tennis table for hours of fun.
Situated on the Southwest Coastal path and mostly unknown to the hordes of tourists who flock to the county each year, the Rame Peninsula is often called the forgotten corner of Cornwall . Standing out as a beacon of tranquility and authenticity are the ancient fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, which are protected by the headland and, as such, are often within their own more temperate climate. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with quiet, secluded beaches, magnificent scenery and spectacular walks and hikes.
For those of a more adventurous disposition, the nearby beach of Whitsand Bay, offers great waves for surfing, and the Adventure Bay surfing school. Nearby villages include, Millbrook, St Johns, Crafthole, Looe and Fowey.