Local Area

The Rame Peninsula is part of South East Cornwall and is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a stunning coastal landscape with a mixture of country park, tidal inlets and sandy beaches interspersed with unspoilt villages with old cottages. Walking is a great way to explore the area and a circular walk from Penlee Point will include the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and provide glorious views of Plymouth Sound.

Both Kingsand and Cawsand beaches are east-facing beaches with plenty of opportunities for exploring the rockpools, kayaking and watersports.

Penlee Point

Penlee Point

The Old Signal House is situated at Penlee Point, where the English Channel meets Plymouth Sound. It is overlooked by Queen Adelaide's Grotto where the wife of William IV came to watch the king sailing in the waters below. There is swimming from the sandy beach and fishing from the rocks. Above the Point, the Penlee Battery Nature Reserve is famous for its butterflies and orchids.
Cawsand and Kingsand

Cawsand and Kingsand

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are walking distance in the opposite direction to Rame Head and have four pubs all serving good food! In summer a regular ferry from the beach in Cawsand takes you into the heart of Plymouth. The beach has a protected swimming area and Stand Up Paddle boards and canoes are available for hire.
Plymouth

Plymouth

With its famous Hoe and Barbican, Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions. Why not explore the city by boat from Cawsand beach? Our favourite round trip is to return by the Cremyll passenger ferry to Mount Edgcumbe and then walk through the park back to Cawsand.
The Rame Peninsula and Rame Head

The Rame Peninsula and Rame Head

Rame Head is a delightful half hour walk from the house. Above Rame Head stands the historic church of St Germanus, still lit by candles. Further along the coast the three mile long sands of Whitsand Bay beckon - a favourite for surfers.
Mount Edgcumbe House, Gardens and Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House, Gardens and Country Park

The former seat of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe, Mount Edgcumbe House is surrounded by formal gardens and set in a Grade 1 listed landscape. The country park covers 865 acres of the Rame Peninsula. The woodland and coastal walks and marvellous view combine to make Mount Edgcumbe one of the most spectacular attractions in the West Country at any time of year.
Things to Do

Things to Do

Whether you enjoy sightseeing, being on the beach, being on the water or visiting an historic house, there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy during your holiday at The Old Signal House.