No 1 The Cleave - the perfect base for your holiday
No1 The Cleave is a beautiful coastal cottage, with a stunning waterside location, perfect for a fantastic holiday, whether you are interested in all that the Rame Penisula has to offer or you just want to kick back, relax and take in the view, this is the place to stay!
Here is an indication of what you can pack in to your break..
Swimming, Sailing or just splashing around the beaches are wonderful, No1 The Cleave is ideally placed being directly on Kingsand Beach, providing you with a child friendly, dog friendly beach, so easy if you want to pop back for a quick lunch or an extra towel.
Cawsand Beach (dog friendly out of season) is just a stoll around the corner if you are looking for a change or scene and plenty of rock pools.
Looking for more adventure then head to the beautiful Whitsand Beach, three miles of beach from Rame to Portwrinkle, considered to be one of Cornwalls hidden gems, great for body boarding, surfing, walking or sun bathing!
Freathy Beach is a wonderfully sheltered beach, parking close by and not too far to walk with your picnic! (We understand that this beach is currently closed to the public due to unstable land)
The beaches of Mount Edgcumb park are not to be overlooked and a great spot for watching The British Firework Championship -
Other beaches just a short drive away - Portwrinkle which has a stoney beach;
If you want to get out onto the water and learn how to sail -
Surfing / Kite Surfing
Head to Whitsand Bay to ride waves, no experience - contact for details of lessons - call Dan on 07722 913 206
Want to fly your stunt kite? park at Rame Head you'll find plenty of wind up there!
Keen to have a go at Gig Racing? Rame Gig Club is based in Cawsand and happy to have willing volunteers have a go on a Friday evening -
If you enjoy walking No1 The Cleave could not be in a better position, with a range of walks to suit any legs young and more experienced! Take a right outside the cottage and walk to Cawsand to pick up the coastal path that leads to Penlee Point and onto Rame Head, where you can stand in the 11th Century chapel and look out at the fabulous coastline.
Head East from the cottage and you can walk to the beautiful country park of Mt Edgcumbe with its delightful café in the Orangery or for a pasty at The Edgcumbe Arms. From Kingsand you can take a short walk (albeit up hill on the way there) for lunch or a snack at the gourmet Canteen at Maker.
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For those who are keen to put on their running shoes and go cross country - there are miles of wonderful quiet country roads or cross country paths with challenging hills!
The route to Rame Head is a challenging uphill climb but easy on the way back - approx 6miles (10km)
Local Places to Eat & Drink
The Old Boatstore Cafe - The Cleave, Kingsand
The Halfway House - Garrett Street, Kingsand
The Devonport Inn - The Cleave, Kingsand
The Old Bakery - Garrett Street, Kingsand
The Rising Sun, The Green, Kingsand
The Cross Keys Inn, The Square, Cawsand
The View, Military Road, Whitsand Bay
Edgcumb Arms, Cremyll
The Canteen, Maker
Getting out on your bike could not be easier, the terrain offers lots of challenge but if its a family cycle ride you are looking for head to the Drakes Trail for as long or as short as your little ones legs can manage - all on a disused rail line -
Fancy riding on the Moors then head to dartmoorhorseriding.co.uk for a more local experience
Mount Edgcumb House
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall. Whether you are searching for a venue for a family outing or group visit, enthused by the magnificent Grade I Cornish gardens and famous historic house, combining your visit with a cruise of the River Tamar, or viewing the national collection of camellias you are invited to come and explore, enjoy, learn its history or even dream awhile.
Mount Edgcumbe House was first built in the 1500s and was restored after World War Two. It is jointly owned by Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council and is one of the regions most popular historic tourist destinations.
The House and Earl's Garden (admission charged) re-opens for the season on Sunday 27 March to Thursday 29 September 2016 It is open Sunday to Thursday and bank holiday Mondays between 11am and 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm). Tickets for the House can be purchased from the gift shop inside the House during normal opening times.
National Trust -
We have really enjoyed visiting all of these National Trust properties and we never tire of going back as there is always something new to see or do!
Antony House - check opening times, fantastic gardens for kids to run around
Cotehele - a 25 minute drive away, lots to do at this National Trust property, great restaurant and lovely walks
Buckland Abbey - the home of Sir Walter Raleigh, house and gardens great for exploring
Saltram House - fantastic playpark for kids as well as plenty of walks and an interesting house too!
Rainy Day Activities
Swimming - Whitsand Bay Caravan park is the nearest (very warm) swimming pool or over to Plymouth Life Center for a large pool.
Cinema - Vue or Reel in Plymouth
Bowling - TenPin Plymouth
Plymouth Gin Distillery -
Plymouth Ski Center for - Tubing, Dry skiing and Tobboganing - jnlplymouth.co.uk
Mayflower Steps -
Fishing Trips - email
Canoe Adventure -
Visit Looe -
Eden Project -
Lost Gardens of Heligan -
Cawsand Ferry - 01752 253153 or 07971 208 381 or email
Cremyll Ferry - 01752 822105 Email:
Torpoint Ferry - 01752 812233
Bus Service - 70/70A/70B/71This route has wheelchair access This route has buggy access Cremyll - Torpoint - Plymouth (Royal Parade) via Millbrook - Cawsand - Whitsand Bay - Torpoint Ferry - Devonport
Taxi - Coastline Taxis, Millbrook 01752 822322