Where is it?
Hytte can be found in a special location, nestled in the sand dunes of Hayle beach, away from the crowds. A private path leads down to the beach, a mere 25 metres away. And while the path is tricky for those with mobility issues, down uneven granite steps and no handrail, you are transported away from everyday life into a place of calm and pure escapism. Hyette is a Norwegian word for ‘Huette’ – derived from the German word for a wooden cabin, commonly used for Danish beach dune houses.
The beach extends to a three-mile expanse of golden sandy beach, stretching from Hayle Towans across to Godrevy Point beach in west Cornwall.
The property itself can be found at the edge of Hayle, at the mouth of an estuary, nestled between St Ives and Gwithian. The town is home to top notch ice cream and pasty shops for hungry stomachs, while the soft sands of the river's banks cry out for a paddle as it weaves its way towards the shoreline. St Ives Bay stretches from Hayle estuary to Godrevy lighthouse, miles of golden sand and expansive horizon. A little further along the beach's stretch you'll find Gwithian, flat open sand perfect for racing, kite flying and horse riding too- you'll often see ponies being taken for a canter in the shallows.
Before long, Gwithian morphs into Godrevy and the iconic lighthouse stands proud on the skyline, rearing up from its rocky outcrop bright white against the sky. Famed for inspiring Virginia Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse, it's a feature of the landscape loved by locals, surfers and visitors alike. From here, the rugged coastline sweeps away from the beach and over the National Trust owned headland to the inaccessible Mutton Cove, home to a Grey seal colony.
Back in Hayle, the Saltings nature reserve is a prime place for murmurations in the shoulder months and Carbis Bay and St Ives are a short hop away by train. The ultimate scenic route, it clings to the coastline promising photo-worthy vistas galore.
This cosy beach chalet enjoys sea views with open plan living and dining spaces. There is plenty of seating and a 42inch Smart TV.
The fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, fridge freezer, and washing machine.
The dining area has a square wooden table with four stools that tuck under.
Electric storage heaters throughout.
Wi-fi available with a 4G dongle.
The first bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
The second bedroom has a single bed, sea view, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
There is an en-suite bathroom to the second bedroom, with a walk in shower, heated towel rail and WC.
The family bathroom is next to bedroom one, featuring a walk-in shower, heated towel rail and WC.
A fourth member of the party can use the sofa bed in the living room, taking the sleeping capacity to four.
There is a patio with sea view, round metal dining table with four chairs, and 2 deck chairs.
The private path has steps down to the beach, some 25 metres away. Please note the granite steps are uneven in places and there is no handrail.
There is plenty of parking space on the drive as well as outdoor storage.