• Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Beach: 200 metres
  • Arrival: Saturday
  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: No
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Beach: 200 metres
  • Arrival: Saturday

Highlights

Walk to the beach

Take the footpath direct from Acton Castle to the coast and coves, some 200 metres.

Best thing about

The coastal views from the roof terrace of this 18th century castle.

The Details

Location

Where is it?

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by secluded, rocky coves, Acton Castle stands proud on the cliffs over Mount's Bay. The nearest rocky cove is 200 metres in front while Praa Sands, Prussia Cove and Perranuthnoe are further afield.

Prussia Cove is between St Michael's Mount, Marazion, and the Lizard Peninsula. The picturesque cove sits on the eastern flank of Cudden Point. The dramatic coastline of Prussia Cove is made-up of three smaller coves called Piskies, Bessy's and Kings. The smaller beaches of pale gold sand, sheltered by the cliffs, offer the perfect spot for rockpooling and bathing at low tide.

Climb the stile at the bottom of your garden and cross the field, and you will find yourself on the South West coast path. Eyes towards the sea, head left for a twenty-minute shoreline stroll towards Prussia Cove, passing the rugged Cudden Point and mystical Piskies Cove as you go. Alternatively, head right for the beachside village of Perranuthanoe, home to a sea facing café and gastro-pub the Victoria Inn where you can take a break from your walk with a well-deserved crab sandwich.

For a day in the waves, drive the short distance to Praa Sands, a lifeguarded beach which has that special seaside buzz.

Acton Castle:

Built in 1775 as a country house, Acton Castle offers commanding views over Mount's Bay. The now Grade II listed building, was created by John Stackhouse, an enthusiastic marine biologist. Stackhouse wanted a gentleman's retreat where he could carry out his botany. The scientist commissioned architect John Wood the Younger, who at the time, recently completed designs for the world famous Royal Crescent in Bath.

Cornwall's most famous real-life smuggler John Cater, The King of Prussia, is known to have rented a farm at Acton Castle, and for a time, was the building's caretaker. When Stackhouse was not at the property, Cater took advantage of the empty space and used it as a hideout. Old Cornish tales say that smuggler's tunnels run from the castle to the coast although they have never been found.

The Property

The Tower is a large duplex apartment, occupying the top two floors of Acton Castle plus a large private rooftop terrace with 360 views. Think large bedrooms with sea views, a sumptuous and complete refurbishment to match the grandeur of the building, matched to a hi-spec kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Grand, open plan living space with electric heating and spectacular rural and coastal views over St Michael's Mount.
  • Light-filled living space with adults snug area completed with two contemporary leather chesterfield sofas (one sofa bed), a chesterfield tub chair (cosy for two), vintage trunk coffee table and fluffy rug.
  • Spacious teens area with oversized corner sofa, 54" Smart TV with Freeview Play, access to Netflix and Xbox 360, Bluetooth speaker with door leading to rooftop terrace.
  • Board games area with a chabudai and four large cushions.
  • Airy, light-filled dining room with a long wood table, ten rattan chairs, Bluetooth speaker picture frame windows with tranquil views, natural stone floors with cosy underfloor heating, and a coat and shoe tidy with storage bench perfect for leaving your wellies by the front door.
  • Modern country kitchen with high beam ceiling, kitchen island, built-in tall fridge and tall freezer, induction hob, fan extractor, combi oven with microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, and natural stone floors with cosy underfloor heating.
  • Superfast Fibre Wifi.

Sleeping:

  • Opulent master bedroom with en-suite, super king bed, two bedside drawers, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table and chair, chaise lounge chair, box window seating, electric heating and magnificent coastal views.
  • En-suite wet room with walk-in rainfall shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • Second bedroom with en-suite bathroom, super king zip and link bed, two bedside tables, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, freestanding large ornate mirror, electric heating, box window seating and large picture frame window overlooking the manicured gardens and out to sea.
  • En-suite with bath, overhead shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
  • Third bedroom with a king zip and link bed, two bedside drawers, wardrobe, chest of drawers, electric heating, and views of Mount's Bay.
  • Cloakroom with shower, WC, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Outside:

  • Spectacular rooftop terrace with breathtaking views over the communal gardens and Mount's Bay to St Michael's Mount. Large wood dining table and chairs, two sun loungers and coffee table.
  • Grand communal gardens with manicured lawns, sub-tropical planting, and ornamental fish pond.
  • Private parking for three cars and other spaces available.
  • Path down to the beach and coastal path.

Need to Know

  • Sorry, no smoking inside the property.
  • Sorry,no pets
  • Cautionary deposit of £750, due with full balance.
  • Please note, that the castle is approached by an unmade private drive.

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Guest Reviews

Luxurious property in a fabulous location. We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to returning. The most comfortable beds and very clean.
A magical experience in Acton Castle. The commanding views of the surrounding coast were spectacular and access to the cove made it feel like our own private escape.
We had a fantastic week at The Tower. Outstanding property with incredible views from all bedrooms, living room and of course the spectacular roof top terrace.There is much attention in every detail of decoration, the kitchen is very well equipped and the beds are extremely comfortable. You can start coastal walks in both directions from the doorstep of the property. Thank you to the owners for creating such a wonderful place. We hope to return in the future!

Special Offers

Book a 3 or 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is only available after October half-term and before Easter, excluding school holidays. Only available to book by telephone on 01637 861005.

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