A beautiful, spacious & luxurious 18th century holiday home in South East Cornwall, just a stone’s throw from the beach. Child & pet friendly; perfect for traditional ‘bucket & spade’ get-aways with family & friends, sleeps 8-10.
Latest Prices Including 20% Discount: 15-29 June £1500 per week or ONO.
Trip Advisor "Over 92 ***** Reviews - Rated Excellent."
The Sunday Times "One of the UK's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages" providing a child-friendly welcome in stylish surroundings.
Trip Advisor "Winner of 2011 & 2012 Top Vacation Rental Award."
Alistair Sawday’s "One of the Top Coastal Rental Properties for 2012 & 2013."
Blue Monkey is ideal for two families to share and this has resulted in over 80% of the property being booked each year mainly by returning guests and their friends.
Inviting interiors have just the right mix of contempory seaside chic and traditional features. Family heaven, a pebbles throw from the beach, comfortably sleeping 8. An additional bunk room (sleeping an extra 2) is now available, plesae see booking tab for latest prices.
The moment you step out of your car, you hear the waves and smell the sea. Midway between two of the loveliest fishing villages of south Cornwall – Kingsand and Cawsand are as one – is a handsome well-proportioned Georgian house a street back from the sea, a tardis of a holiday home. It is the perfect base, from which to explore Cornwall's forgotten corner. The villages alone have 3 family friendly sandy beaches in a sheltered bay, the more adventurous may prefer the more rugged Whitsand Bay, only a short drive away, ideal for beginners to intermediate surfing.
All generations will love it here as it is a brilliant set up for family. Step in to find carpeted stairs and deep cream sofas, beautiful sash windows a rustic-chic décor, it mixes contemporary and traditional features, all-white walls, pretty coastal-scene artworks and a sympathetic refurbishment provides a revitalising seaside freshness..
The kitchen is state of the art and holds everything you need with crockery by Emma Bridgewater. Store cupboard essentials are provided & fresh bread & milk .
The bedrooms are light and airy, the comfy beds are covered in white linen and the luxurious ensuite bathrooms are divine.
There is a spacious dining and living room with open fire and the logs are on the house.
There are ample games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Murder Mystery, Connect 4, etc), 100’s of books, DVDs, 42 inch HDTV, Sky HDTV & Box Office, Fiber Optic Wi-Fi, Bose iPod doc, and plenty of toys; cricket bats, body boards, fishing nets, crab lines, boules etc – all for you. Older children will be in heaven, ambling up and down the winding car-free streets (cars are related to the car park) dropping in on ice-cream parlours and little pocket-money shops; tinies can run the sands and paddle in the rock pools – there are three family-safe beaches in this sheltered bay.
Also there is sunny patio garden with built in seats, safely enclosed for children and dogs, which creates a home away from home, a world away from city life.
The sporty will sail, or trek the coastal path. The walking is a joy
It's hard to imagine this sweet Cornish house according to locals used to be a pub (Blue Anchor) which Nelson frequented and a cannon ball store (a triangular stack of cannon balls is called a Monkey) hence the name Blue Monkey.
Need to Know:
Rates information: Weekly stays from £650 – £3000 Saturday to Saturday; out of season December to January only, 4 day stays are £550-700.
Ideal for: Outdoor families with children and groups of friends who enjoy the great outdoors, water sports and anyone who likes to explore a charming unspoilt picturesque Cornish village and coastline.
Sleeps: 8-10 (3 large double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite & a twin room). An additional bunk room allowing a total of 10 guests to stay (i.e. the bunk room sleeps 2) is now available for 2013. Two cots are also provided.
Property style: Spacious grade II listed 18th-century former canon ball store / public house.
Grounds: An enclosed private sun trap garden with table and chairs set into the wall. Perfect for those who need somewhere to escape & unwind or light a barbecue with the dogs roaming free.
Minimum hire: During peak season mid March to November a minimum of 7 nights is available preferably Saturday to Saturday. In the off peak season (December – January) a minimum of 4 nights can be booked.
To make a booking: Complete the booking Form and a 30% deposit is required. The full balance is required two calendar months before the let. The whole balance and deposit is required for bookings made within two months of the let. Guest deposit is returned within 10 days of the let.
Access: This is possible before the standard time 15.00; to drop luggage off, light a BBQ, enjoy the complimentary wine & relax in the garden, please ask when booking.
Parking: There are 2 passing bays outside the neighbour's property to aid unloading, NB this is immediatly after Blue Monkey on the Right (20 meters from The Half Way house pub). Skinners car park is less than 25m away and cars can be parked at the top of the village for free.
Eating and drinking: A bottle of Award winning South African wine, bread, milk and preserves and pickle awaits guests upon arrival. All essentials are available from the well stocked local supermarket 2 minutes away, up Fore Street.
Housekeeping: Serviced by House Nannies The Cawsand Cleaning & Management company. They are on hand for any of your questions. Ordinarily the house is professionally cleaned between 10 am - 3pm on the change over day and fresh linen and towels are all provided.
Entertainment: Free Fiber Optic Wi-Fi, Sky HD (Including Sky Box Office), Bose iPod Sound Doc, DVD player, a selection of DVDs and books & numerous board / card games, a radio in the kitchen, cd player in the dining room and digital radio via the HDTV in the living room and landline telephone is free to use (using an honesty box policy).
Floor Plan: Click on the Gallery section, The House and Area for the layout of all 3 floors. Click here to view the Gallery.
"Blue Monkey is a spacious, comfortable and well equipped house where 8 adults could easily relax, meet together or have their own space. Cawsand is a pretty village with good pubs and a good location for walking along the coastal path. Car parking is..."
Susan May 2011,
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