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If you are looking for a luxurious family friendly self catering holiday cottage in Cornwall then the Blue Monkey may be just what you’re after. Offering families a taste of the good life, by the sea with the beach on the doorstep & romantic log fires & claw foot baths inside. It is the perfect bolthole to escape to for a bit of family rejuvenation any time of year, whether beach combing & rock pooling in winter with hot chocolate & log fires, or beach picnics, buckets & spades & long lazy evening BBQs in the garden.
Blue Monkey is a picture-perfect Grade II listed child and dog friendly cottage in Cornwall, exterior hides a beautifully renovated interior with four spacious bedrooms & an equal number of glamorous bathrooms, including two with deep & indulgent free-standing baths. Mini guests are well catered for with a 3 travel cots, 2 high chair and 2 stair gates, 1 at the bottom of the stairs and at the top of the second floor stairs plus, where they are commonly accommodated in the pretty twin bedroom.
The enclosed terrace garden at the rear is a lovely space for little legs to stretch, although the beach just a 30 second dash from the door, is often a stronger draw.
Please note that due to health and safety we do not provide “children’s’ toys” only board and card games and over 50 children’s and 100 family / adult DVDs.
Baby / Child friendly Items Provided: 3* Travel cots (1st floor under bed in back bedroom) Baby door-bouncer (1st floor under bed in back bedroom) 2 Baby changing matts (1st floor under bed in back bedroom) 2* High chairs 2* Stair gate (1st floor front bedroom trunk) Baby bath (1st floor under bed in back bedroom) Foam play matt – jigsaw fit Baby Place Setting / Melamine Feeding Set Day travel rucksack Black out curtain (with window suckers on it – ideal when setting up cots in 1st floor front bathroom) Beach tent with sun shade Waterproof picnic matt 1 Towel, 3 Sheets, 1 Blanket Bag of baby toys (ducks, book etc) Emergency nappies Fishing nets, crab lines, body boards, cricket bats, boomerangs, boules etc (Please remove sand after use & dry) 2 body boards Bookcases of books, games & DVDs as well as some of the most beautiful English countryside & beaches for a playground Board games are stored in the cupboard in the left living room cupboard. (Please don’t remove any books from property). Socket protectors / Fun Blocks / Due to H & S -very few baby & young children’s toys are provided – (always advisable to bring your child’s favourites)
The spacious open plan living/dining area is a lovely spot for cosy family nights thanks to its plentiful comfy seats, exposed stone walls, open log fire, Bose iPod doc, 40 inch HDTV with Sky package, DVD, VHS recorder and stereo system (inc CD player) plus a handy range of books, DVDs and board games. The dining room is bright and airy thanks to its white washed walls warmed by a stone feature fireplace and large wood dining table with seating for up to 10 guests. The dining area also provides access to the lovely courtyard garden with BBQ and seating area. It is quite a suntrap and an idyllic spot for morning coffee, lazy afternoons or evening meals al fresco.
The large kitchen is well equipped for families and stylishly kitted out with an electric oven, grill, hob, fridge freezer, wine/beer fridge, dishwasher, microwave, food blender, plus a casual dining area perfect for breakfast time. There is a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer plus a second access door to the garden.
Of the four bedrooms, two are on the first floor along with the main bathroom, and two on the second floor. The master bedroom is a perfect retreat for frazzled parents, with a lovely double bed and en-suite bathroom with romantic roll top bath. The second bedroom, a further double, is another haven with a contemporary white theme and a scattering of antique pieces. It has ‘Jack & Jill’ access doors to the main bathroom.
The second floor is home to a further double bedroom with original fireplace and shared shower room with the twin bedroom, which also has a lovely feature fireplace. There is a fourth shower room on the ground floor which is ideal for washing off days at the beach before settling in the house for the evening. It is also handy for four-legged guests, since well-behaved pets are welcome at Blue Monkey.
Blue Monkey is ideally suited for families and caters exceptionally well for parents with babies, providing most of the bulky items that you can now leave at home.
Dog Friendly Self Catering Cottage between Cawsand and Kingsand in Cornwall
Blue Monkey is a favourite with animal lovers as it is renowned for being one of the best dog friendly self catering cottages in Cornwall. Well behaved four four-legged guests are welcome at Blue Monkey and the surrounding area is very dog friendly providing extensive dog walks along the coastal paths. Most pubs welcome dogs and happily provide water bowls as do the local ferries.
Blue Monkey’s ground floor is tiled and dogs are most at home either in front of the open fire or snuggled up on rugs by the sofa. The enclosed courtyard terrace garden at the rear is a lovely space for pets to stretch, although the nearest dog friendly beach is less than a minute from the door, making Blue Monkey the best holiday cottage to rent in Cornwall.
Dogs will relish being on the coastal path with 2 stunning walks in both directions. One to Rame Head and the other towards Mount Edgcumbe via the Minado a vast expanse of open grass land. Also within a 5 minute drive is Whitsand Bay a stunning 7km white sandy beach, which is a dog’s paradise.
Dogs are allowed all year on Kingsand beach. However they are banned at Cawsand beach from Easter Day to October 1st but can roam freely all year round on Whitsand beach.
Blue Monkey welcomes well behaved pets for a fee of £75 per pet.
No dogs are allowed on the furniture or above the ground floor.
If guests want to go out for the day without their dog, they can book them into Trehill Kennels & Cattery, Rame, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1LF Tel: 01752 829018 rather than leave them at Blue Monkey and risk bad behaviour and loss of deposit.
Via the downloadable link at the bottom of the page is a dog guide which shows which of the local beaches are always open to dogs.
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Listing Updated: 02/08/2021
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