Howton Cottage

Torpoint, Cornwall

Have a traditional seaside holiday at this little cottage for friends and family in the centre of Cawsand, one of Cornwall’s hidden gems


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Follow a narrow, meandering street in a village that feels unchanged since its days as a smuggler’s haven and discover an original fisherman’s cottage with a pretty, seaside feel. A stable door takes you into the cosy living room and well-equipped kitchen just beyond – owner Susie leaves you scones, jam and clotted cream so you can have a proper Cornish cream tea.

This is a place for a truly British seaside holiday. Walk out of the house in either direction and you’ll hit the beach in a couple of minutes – swim or paddle in the sea, build sandcastles and examine the rock pools, or hire a kayak straight from the beach and explore the many hidden coves. Surfers head to golden sands backed by sheer cliffs at Whitsand Bay three miles away, and hikers can head for the scenic West Coast Path which passes through the village. You’ll also find four excellent pubs on your doorstep for a well-deserved pint afterwards. 

Cosy sitting room at Howton Cottage in Cornwall

We think you'll love

  • The roll-top bath, perfect for soaking in after a long walk
  • Buying a traditional pasty or pizza from the Old Bakery to eat on the beach
  • Taking the (seasonal) passenger ferry from the beach to Plymouth, a great way to discover the Devon-Cornish coastline
Modern kitchen with appliances

Home truths

  • The property has no parking but two car parks are just a five-minute walk away and weekly permits can be bought
  • There’s no sea view from the house
  • The communal space is limited - dining is on a foldout table in the living room


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: We offer a 5% discount overall for guests taking both Howton Cottage and Seacroft (sleeps 8) (which are within 40 yards of each other) for the same week.

Booking information

Check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Please see owner's website for availability. Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Cot available. Extra bed available. Luggage storage is available pre-check in
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £57
Weekly price
from £395
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 4
From £572 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Cawsands and neighbouring Kingsand are twin villages which run into one another on the Rame Peninsula. This is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but is often overlooked by holidaymakers heading south so is quieter than many other parts of Cornwall. The village is lived in year-round and has good pubs, shops and a couple of bakeries. There’s a thriving artists’ community too: check out Westcroft Gallery, in a converted boat shed next to the beach in Kingsand.

Local points of interest from Susie Warwick

  • In an area designated of Oustanding Natural Beauty and right on 630 mile south west coast path Howton Cottage is loved by walkers and birdwatchers alike - see Spoonbills, Oystercatchers, Avocets or simply enjoy the crashing seas and wonderful scenery.
  • Four great pubs in the village provide food to everyone's taste, from fish and chips to French cuisine and great beers too. The local shop also has pasties to take on your walk or onto the beach.
  • The four safe, clean beaches are great for children, paddling or searching rockpools. Kayaks and dinghys are available too in summer or you may take the passenger ferry to the ancient Barbican for the National Marine Aquarium, Theatre Royal and shopping.
  • Three miles of Whitsand beach provide private corners or for surfers, a summer school. You will never be lost for something to do. Whitsand Bay Holiday park has a heated indoor pool and golf can be had at the nearby hotel.
  • Lots of National Trust houses and gardens are within an easy car journey - Antony, Lanhydrock, Cothele. Also, Eden Project, Heligan, the open-air Minack Theatre, Gweek Seal sanctuary and Monkey sanctuary at Looe, great for children.
  • An historically rich area too: King Charles and Lord Nelson both came to the village. You will notice 18C Palmerston's Follies (military forts) built to keep the French at bay and the 14C chapel at Rame Head where a beacon blazed during the Armada.


Susie Warwick

Susie now lives in Hertfordshire, but was based in Devon for many years and greatly enjoys giving others the opportunity to experience something of real Cornish living. The cottage is looked after by housekeeper Toni, who will leave a key in a safelock so you can let yourself in; she’s extremely helpful and available at all times for emergencies.