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Welcome to the Blue Monkey, Cawsand, Cornwall


Luxury Holiday Cottage in South East Cornwall

If you are looking for a child & pet friendly holiday cottage to rent in Cornwall then Blue Monkey is perfect for you.  With its inviting interiors this Cornish holiday favourite has just the right mix of contemporary seaside chic and traditional features. Blue Monkey is one of the most popular baby and dog friendly holiday cottages in Cornwall and is a true family haven, just a pebbles throw from the beach which comfortably sleeps 8-10. An additional bunk room (sleeping an extra 2) is now available; please see availability




Last 2 weeks in April £999 for 8 people


10% off May and June Bookings


From the moment you step out of your car, you can hear the waves and smell the sea. Located midway between two of the loveliest fishing villages of south Cornwall – Kingsand and Cawsand are as one – is a handsome well-proportioned Georgian house a street back from the sea, Blue Monkey is a tardis of a Cornish holiday home. It is the perfect base, from which to explore Cornwall's forgotten corner. The villages alone have 3 family friendly sandy beaches in a sheltered bay, the more adventurous may prefer the more rugged Whitsand Bay, only a short drive away, ideal for beginners to intermediate surfing.

All generations will love this coastal holiday cottage in Cornwall as it is a brilliant set up for the family. Step in to find carpeted stairs and deep cream sofas, beautiful sash windows and a rustic-chic décor, it mixes contemporary and traditional features, all-white walls, pretty coastal-scene artworks and a sympathetic refurbishment provides a revitalising seaside freshness..

This luxury holiday cottage houses a state of the art kitchen that holds everything you need with crockery by Emma Bridgewater. Store cupboard essentials are provided & fresh bread & milk . The bedrooms are light and airy, the comfy beds are covered in white linen and the luxurious en-suite bathrooms are divine. There is a spacious dining and living room with open fire and the logs are on the house.

There are ample games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Murder Mystery, Connect 4, etc.), 100’s of books, DVDs, 42 inch HDTV, Sky HDTV & Box Office, Fibre Optic Wi-Fi, Bose iPod doc, and plenty of beach toys; cricket bats, body boards, fishing nets, crab lines, boules etc. - all for you. Older children will be in heaven, ambling up and down the winding car-free streets (cars are related to the car park) dropping in on ice-cream parlours and little pocket-money shops; tinies can run the sands and paddle in the rock pools - there are three family-safe beaches in this sheltered bay.

Also there is sunny patio garden with built in seats, safely enclosed for children and dogs, which creates a home away from home, a world away from city life.

The sporty will sail, or trek the coastal path. The walking is a joy and it is an ideal dog friendly cottage.

It's hard to imagine this sweet Cornish house according to locals used to be a pub (Blue Anchor) which Nelson frequented and a cannon ball store (a triangular stack of cannon balls is called a Monkey) hence the name Blue Monkey.

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Need to Know:

Rates information: Weekly stays from £650 – £3000 Sat. to Sat.; out of season Dec. to Jan. only, 4 day stays are £550-750.

Ideal for: Outdoor families with children and groups of friends who enjoy the great outdoors, water sports and anyone who likes to explore a charming unspoilt picturesque Cornish village and coastline.

Sleeps: 8-10 (3 large double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite & a twin room).  An additional bunk room allowing a total of 10 guests to stay (i.e. the bunk room sleeps 2) is now available for 2013. Two cots are also provided.

Property style: Spacious grade II listed 18th-century former canon ball store / public house.

Grounds: An enclosed private sun trap garden with table and chairs set into the wall. Perfect for those who need somewhere to escape & unwind or light a barbecue with the dogs roaming free.

Minimum hire: During peak season mid March to November a minimum of 7 nights is available preferably Saturday to Saturday. In the off peak season (December – January) a minimum of 4 nights can be booked.

To make a booking: Complete the booking form and a 30% deposit is required. The full balance is required two calendar months before the let. The whole balance and deposit is required for bookings made within two months of the let. Guest deposit is returned within 10 days of the let.

In the Know:

Access: Available from 15.00.

Parking: There are 2 passing bays outside the neighbour's property to aid unloading, NB this is immediately after Blue Monkey on the Right (20 meters from The Half Way house pub). Skinners car park is less than 25m away and cars can be parked at the top of the village for free.

Eating and drinking: A bottle of Award winning South African wine, bread, milk and preserves and pickle awaits guests upon arrival. All essentials are available from the well-stocked local supermarket 2 minutes away, up Fore Street.

Housekeeping: Serviced by House Nannies The Cawsand Cleaning & Management company. They are on hand for any of your questions. Ordinarily the house is professionally cleaned between 10 am - 3pm on the change over day and fresh linen and towels are all provided.

Entertainment: Free Fiber Optic Wi-Fi, Sky HD (Including Sky Box Office), Bose iPod Sound Doc, DVD player, a selection of DVDs and books & numerous board / card games, a radio in the kitchen, cd player in the dining room and digital radio via the HDTV in the living room and landline telephone is free to use (using an honesty box policy). Eco-friendly: We use local suppliers and builders and source local produce where possible to minimise our carbon foot print and recycle and conserve heat and energy where possible, we use a green 5* cleaning company and ask all guests to minimise heat and water waste whilst staying at the property.

Floor Plan: Click on the Gallery section, The House and Area for the layout of all 3 floors. Click here to view the Gallery.

Children: Click here to view the Family page.
We are very proud to have been awarded for the 4th year running "Top Vacation Rental Property - 2014," by Trip Advisor. 
Trip Advisor, "Winner of 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 -  Top Vacation Rental Award."
Enjoy England 5*.


Alistair Sawdays"One of the Top Coastal Rental Properties 2012, 2013 and 2014. "Blue Monkey is ideal for two families to share & this has resulted in over 80% of the property being booked each year mainly by returning guests & their friends.


Trip Advisor, "Over 100, 5* Reviews - Rated Excellent."


The Sunday Times,"One of the UK's Best Coastal Holiday Cottages" providing a child-friendly welcome in stylish surroundings.

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Trip Advisor 2014 Winner Blue Monkey - 5 Star - Enjoy England

"A fantastic venue for a family gathering. Blue Monkey provided all that we could have wished for - spacious, well equipped, with very thoughtful provision for the youngest member of our party ( 23months)  We had a great get- together with ..."

Jeny P, Sept 12,
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