Frequently asked questions

  Is there anything we should do before we arrive?
  What are the check-in and check-out times?
  Do you allow pets?
  Do you provide bed linen and towels?
  Is there parking?
  Are there any house rules we should know about?
  The Rame Peninsula
Is anything we should do before we arrive?
Food Shopping
if you are coming over the Tamar Bridge on the A38, conveniently, there is a Waitrose and Lidl in close proximity to the first roundabout after the tunnel.

If you are coming via the Torpoint ferry then there is a Sainsbury's on the Torpoint Cornwall side just as you are leaving the town on the A374

There is also a well stocked Spar in Kingsand which has most things essential for survival and is open from 7am to 7pm seven days a week.

Book a Restaurant
If you are intending to eat out on your first night you should book a table, especially in high season. Please bear in mind that sometimes it is difficult to calculate your arrival time, so if you are going to be late please let the restaurant know in good time.

There is a choice or six places to eat within the village.

  • Cross Keys +44 (0)1752 822706
  • Cawsand Bay Hotel +44 (0)1752 822425
  • The Devonport Inn +44 (0)1752 822869
  • The Halfway House +44 (0)1752 822279
  • The Rising Sun 01752 822840
  • Morans

  • What are the check in and check out times?
      It takes quite a while to thoroughly clean the property, make the beds, remove the bins etc. As first impressions are quite important we want to ensure that the property is maintained to a high standard. 4:30pm checkin is the earliest guests can enter the property on the day of arrival and we ask that you leave the property on the day of your departure no later than 10:30am.
    Do you allow pets?
      One well behaved medium sized dog (Laleham House only), sorry, no cats. There will be an extra charge of £20 with a £50 supplemental deposit to cover any damage that might occur, eating the furniture for example. Also could you make sure they do not go upstairs or in the bedrooms.
    Please note that if you intend to leave the dog alone in the house for extended periods then please consider using the Trehill Kennels and Cattery, Rame, Phone 01752 822741 which are close by.
    Do you provide bed linen and towels?
      Yes - we supply bathroom towels but can you bring your own beach towels.

    Just a request. Could you rinse off sandy feet or paws before entering the house. It's just that the baths or shower trays get blocked after a while and being made of acrylic tend to get scratched.
    Is there parking?
      Because the village is a typical cornish coastal village the streets are quite narrow and as a result there's no permanent parking with the property. However you can unload by temporarily parking outside. It is appreciated if you can tuck in so that other cars can pass and residents are usually understanding if they have to wait a few minutes.

    The main council run car park at the Cawsand end of the village is 36.40 per week or 5.20 per 24 hours. If you want to pay for the week then it may be easier to do it using the Phone and Pay service, see   click here   to see information about it - .
    If you are planning to do some touring round Cornwall there may be a case for purchasing a Rover ticket that allows you to park in most council run car parks in Cornwall. The cost is £47 and can be purchased on line by   clicking here  

    Skinners car park in the centre of the village, near the Halfway House pub, is a pay and display system. The weekly rate is 25 April to September and £18 from October to March. With both carparks you aren't guaranteed a place if you leave and go out for the day but they are usually only full during bank holidays and even then most day visitors start leaving after 4pm.

    There is free on road parking on Jackman's Meadow, the approach road to Kingsand and if you are lucky, a few other areas around the village.

    Are there any house rules we should know about?
  • Please respect others by keeping noise levels within reasonable bounds, especially after 11pm.

  • Try and conserve energy by closing windows and doors when you are not in the property.

  • Please ensure excessive sand is removed outside the house and sand is not washed down the showers. It also scratches the acrylic trays.

  • If you use the BBQ then please leave it tidy and cleaned after use. We would recommend using disposable barbecues, available in the village shop, and placing them inside the standing barbecue. (The cleaning company charge an extra 10 if they have to clean the bbq grill!).

  • As has already been mentioned, please don't smoke in the house.

  • From time to time, minor damages and breakages do occur and we don't charge for this, but could you let us know by leaving a note or giving us a ring of any incidents before you depart so we can resolve problems quickly for the next guests.