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Downderry, Cornwall (Ref. 959144)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Victoria

    “We’ve been staying at the Watchtower every year for four years now and it never disappoints.”

    The house is always clean and tidy and the location is perfect for our mix of young and old guests with the beach moments away and the shops and pub within easy reach.

    The house is always clean and tidy and the location is perfect for our mix of young and old guests with the beach moments away and the shops and pub within easy reach. The only downside is that the price has gone up so much for next year that I don’t think we’ll be able to book again

    - Victoria, May 2022

The property

This property sits just above the shoreline of Downderry beach and has lovely sea vistas.

Superbly positioned to command uninterrupted views encompassing Rame Head and the Eddystone lighthouse, a panoramic seascape and the sound of waves lapping onto the foreshore will fill your days.

One of a small row of quaint coastguard dwellings built in the early 1800's, the aptly named Watchtower Cottage sits facing seaward fronting a neatly lawned garden, overlooking the shore, rock pools and sand and shingle beach below. The sympathetically styled interior promotes homely comfort whilst retaining period character and in the living room large windows frame the views over the garden to the sea beyond.

A well equipped kitchen and four bedrooms, one of which is conveniently en-suite lead off from a central hallway.

Bounded by low hedging, many happy hours can be spent in the front garden taking in the fresh sea air and coastal views. Access to the beach is just a few paces from the cottage, recommended by the Marine Conservation Society activities include, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing.

This is a sheltered beach made of sand and shingle with rock pools at low tide.

A small slip road gives access to the beach for those launching boats.

Downderry lies between two of the most beautiful parts of the South West coastal path.

A short walk will take you to the centre of the village where you will find a local store/post office, a beach shop with pasties, the restaurant 'The Blue Plate' and the renowed 'Inn on the Shore' which offers great food and local ales.

Just a 10 minute drive to the longest zip wire ADRENALINE QUARRY at Menheniot for those thril seekers, 10km Bike Trail through woodland at Lanhydrock National Trust 15 miles away and the monkey sanctuary and Crafthole golf course are within a fifteen minute drive.

There is parking for two small cars or one medium car adjacent to a small rear garden.


  • All on one floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC), 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single (walk through to a double)
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Laundry room
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, espresso coffee machine
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars/1 medium car
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins walk
  • Beach at the end of the garden.

About the location


Looe 6 miles; Liskeard 10 miles; Polperro 11 miles; Plymouth 18 miles.

Downderry is a small quiet coastal village situated in south east Cornwall. Downderry has a sheltered beach, Post Office and shop, deli, and a cliff top pub and an excellent restaurant, serving quality local food. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach from Downderry to Seaton, where you will find a family friendly south facing beach and the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature reserve is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities. The picturesque working harbours at Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away, and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall take you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where you will find plenty to see and do, including a marine aquarium, a theatre, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican waterside area.

Note: property sleeps up to six adults only