The Sea Room at Ropehawn
At a Glance
Stones throw from the sea
Wood Burning Stove
Al Fresco eating
Ideal Honeymoon spot
Walking distance to the beach
Off the beaten track
Perfect For Couples
Boat Hire Available
It could be straight out of a Daphne Du Maurier story, this impeccably renovated boat house is perched on the edge of St Austell Bay looking straight across the water to Fowey and left to the historic Charlestown Harbour. Floor to ceiling glass doors at the front are the entrance to The Sea Room where you will find a sitting room laid out to make the most of the staggering rugged bay views. The open plan sitting room is lined with well-stacked bookshelves and complete with all the mod cons by way of television, DVD and Wi-Fi tucked out of sight. Useful nick-nacks like binoculars and torches reside there also. There's a large log-burning stove for wild-weather evenings or just throw open the French doors onto your private patio area to let in the salty sea air when the weather's balmy and baking hot.Eating
The bespoke kitchen, tucked away to one side of the open plan living area, is fully equipped with top of the range appliances (with instructions!) and a separate gas hob. There is an adjacent boot room just outside which houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and has space to hang wet suits and leave wellies to dry.Sleeping
Up on the mezzanine making the most of the outstanding sea views, the bedroom has been opened up to the rafters and has views out over the bay from the king sized bed. Hidden behind some Narnia inspired carved wooden doors lies the ensuite bathroom.Bathing
A walk in wet room style bathroom making the most of the nautical clean lines, the loo is enclosed to the left. Straight through the Narnia doors with the deep sink basin looking out across the water - brushing your teeth has never been so ship shape - the wet room houses a super power shower to hose off the salt water.Garden
The Sea Room has a private courtyard overlooking the water at the front of the property, which is a perfect spot for an alfresco breakfast or evening BBQ. When the tide is right The Sea Room has its own private shingle beach for winkling and walking. The water is also your garden and is excellent for canoeing across to find hidden beaches and clandestine coves.Parking
Arriving by boat is by far the nicest way to approach The Sea Room, which has a private slip-way for your use. If you are arriving by car there is private parking available for you. Please be aware that between your retreat and your private parking space is Cornwall Wildlife Trust woods and a steep footpath. We can arrange for someone to meet and accompany you and your bags down to The Sea Room, but if you are arriving late please do be aware that sturdy footwear and torches are a must. Powerful torches are left in The Sea Room for you use.Back to cottage list Availability
- 28 Dec - 3 Jan £1851
- 4 Jan - 28 Mar £1197
- 29 Mar - 23 May £1350
- 24 May - 27 Sep £1851
- 28 Sep - 18 Dec £1350
- 19 Dec - 31 Dec £1851
- Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
- Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
- Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
- No hidden charges or booking fee.
- A 1⁄3 deposit secures your dates.
- Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
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He was obviously onto a good thing – with acres of golden sands, aquamarine waters and enchanting views, the coast walk from the village of Lelant to St Ives is, I believe, one of the best in the country. I rise with the sun and make a pilgrimage to a church that has twice surrendered to the sands to begin my walk along the stunning coastline towards St Ives.
"This old fishing port is traduced lately because it has gone in more for pictures than pilchards, and for tourists instead of tin. Yet, he who breasts the hill on the road from Hayle after the sprawling villadom of Carbis Bay, passing the landward leaning woods at Tregenna Castle – he who passes these things and gazes down on the huddled town on its promontory below him, can hardly restrain a gasp of admiration." John Betjeman, in Cornwall: A Shell Guide, 1964.
Theatre as you’ve never experienced it before. Carved out of the Cornish cliffs by one woman and her gardener, The Minack is a triumph of vision over reality. Pack up a picnic and head to Cornwall’s far west for a taste of theatre under the stars – and quite possibly one of the most stunning backdrops on the planet.
Sitting out on the lawn under the palm trees that wend their way down towards a sparkling blue sea, with a glass of something cold, crisp and refreshing in hand, is not a bad way to spend a summer’s afternoon. It’s easy to lose hours watching the seals sunning themselves on St Clement’s Isle, getting lost in the views across the bay to St Michael’s Mount, listening to the call of the gulls overhead and the sound of the sea lapping the shore, making The Old Coastguard perfect for lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In 1831 a certain Mr James Halse who lived in the environs of St Ives in Cornwall, developed an ambition to be elected as the area’s MP at Westminster. Problem was, in the 1800’s only men with land were allowed to vote. And so clever Mr Halse set about building one of the first planned villages in the country – including houses for his 80 or so miners, each with about half an acre of land as standard.
Tintagel Castle, located on a rocky peninsular off the north coast of Cornwall, may be a ruin today, but you can easily trace the footprint of what must once have been a mighty fortress. Perched on a lofty cliff and surrounded almost entirely by water, the roots of stone walls trace outlines where courtyards and turrets once teemed with life in this bleak and unforgiving coastal location.