At Whitsand Bay, about a mile from Millbrook, a detached, cliff-side chalet with stunning 'ships ahoy!' views from Rame Head to Looe. About 100 yards of steep cliff footpath, ending in 24 steps, lead to it from the road. To the side, a grassed area (picnic table) on two levels (small children beware) for sitting/sunbathing. Café/shop, about 70 yards; beach by footpath, about 200 yards. Inside it is fresh, light and contemporary. Living/dining/kitchen (microwave, freezer, larder fridge, TV/DVD) with 180 degree sea views. Two small bedrooms – a double (5' bed, access to one side of bed only) with 'nothing between you and the sea' views, and one with two 2'6" single beds (zip-linkable to 5' double); bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Washing machine, sink and additional loo in a shed. Parking permit provided from 1 April to 30 September. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and foot/car ferries to Plymouth, 5 miles. A wonderful place, great for watching the sun rise.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Property is within 1 mile of a sandy beach|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3 star.
South Cornwall: between the river Tamar and river Fowey and south of Bodmin Moor is inland Cornwall at its most gentle and lovely: deep, wooded valleys (including on Bodmin Moor's southern edge) between sheep and cattle-grazed fields; tidal creeks (exceptionally pretty Lerryn is on one of them). Most of it is delightfully by-passed by main roads.
On the coast are long sandy beaches (Whitsand Bay), high headlands and sandy coves at the foot of cliffs (Lantic Bay) to walk to, two of Cornwall's loveliest cove villages (Kingsand, Cawsand) and a classic fishing village (Polperro). From Looe - river-mouth fishing village/resort with sandy beach - you can fish and sail. Round here Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote. A branch line railway chugs pleasantly from Liskeard to Looe. Don't miss the Musical Instrument Museum near St Keyne. Just to the west is Cornwall's star modern attraction, The Eden Project, worth a once-a-year visit into the future indefinite, and Lanhydrock, a very lovely National Trust house and garden. Beyond them begins the extraordinary and spectacular china clay country, good for a visit (excellent museum). You should go to Cotehele beside the Tamar, too, and Calstock for the 'messing about in boats' activity.
Whitsand Bay: 5 miles of sand and rocks, uncrowded because no roads to the shore, between Rame Head and Portwrinkle. Cliffs slope down to the beach, with chalets in places, including Tregonhawke (acclaimed restaurant, beach café) and Freathy (playing field/tennis court, buses to foot ferry to Plymouth from Cremyll) hamlets. Good surfing; HMS Scylla (sunk for marine research) attracts divers. Beach fishing; coarse fishing nearby. Cliff-top golf. Coastal walks. Millbrook, 1 mile; Kingsand/Cawsand, 2.