... one mile seaward of Rosudgeon is Acton Castle, commanding the peninsula between Stackhouse Cove (200 yards walk away, low-tide sand) and Prussia Cove, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While on St Michael’s Mount in 1772, the romantic but rheumatic seaweed expert, John Stackhouse, spotted the site for his wedding present to his betrothed, Susanna Acton. Built of granite, Grade II listed, it has formal shared gardens and lawns, slate terraces, sunken garden with pond (unfenced) and sensational sea views, including of St Michael’s Mount. Rough private drive to it. Farmland all round. Coast Path. The castle is now divided into apartments. We let three.
... Susanna's Apartment (arrow 3), on the first floor, is named after the wife of Acton Castle's eccentric creator. It is approached by external slate steps at the back. Slate-floored hall to large, light, airy living/dining/fitted kitchen (TV/DVD) with mullioned windows, window seat and cushions to enjoy stunning views along the coast to St Michael's Mount. Well-equipped kitchen area (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker). Two steps down to two bedrooms – a double, and a twin (2'6" beds). Pretty bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and loo. Unbeatable views and beautiful sunsets.