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Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

From £688 p/w

  • Sea View: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: Yes
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Beach: 250 Metres
  • Arrival: Saturday


Walk to the Beach

250 metres down the cliff path.

Best thing about

The commanding cliff top position and views.

The Details

  • Location

    Where Is It?

    Perched on Tregonhawke Cliff, high above the beach and sea below, Brackenbank is a chic chalet made for romantic escapes and family holidays. With dramatic views of the expansive ocean and a unique position tucked into the cliffside, this retreat is not simply a holiday home but an experience to be had. It was recently featured in The Guardian's 30 UK Holiday Cottages to book for 2021.

    Whitsand Bay is a wide, dramatic arc of coast, with a long sandy beach dotted with craggy rocks and backed by high cliffs. Located on the Rame Peninsula, this beautiful stretch of Cornish coast is bound by the Lynher and Tamar rivers, the Hamoaze and the sea. Known as Cornwall's 'Forgotten Corner', the area is designated as one of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    The dramatic cliffside position will give the illusion that there is nothing around you but ocean, yet there is plenty to see and do nearby. Explore the winding clifftop paths, stroll to a nearby cafe for lunch and relax with ever changing sea views. Close by are the pretty coastal villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, from which a ferry will take you across to the bustling city of Plymouth with its scenic port and array of eateries.

    Read what Simon from Beach Retreats got up to during his stay at Brackenbank.

  • The Property
    • A unique, beach chic chalet with stunning views and light, airy interiors.
    • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and spectacular panoramic views over Whitsand Bay.
    • Sitting area with 3 seater sofa, armchair and pouffe, wood burner, 32" flat screen TV with Freeview and Chromecast, digital radio with Bluetooth, selection of books and games.
    • Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with compartment freezer, dishwasher, Delonghi Icona Micalite coffee machine, circular porthole style window and stable door leading to secluded decking area.
    • Dining area with table and four chairs; sliding patio doors leading onto a private garden with superb views.
    • Cot and high chair available.
    • Wi-fi.
    • Electric heating throughout.


    • Plush and stylish master bedroom with king size bed, chest of drawers, local artwork and magnificent sea views over Whitsand Bay.
    • Cosy second bedroom with chalet style bunk, double on the bottom and single on top, deep walk-in wardrobe, and 17" flat screen TV with Freeview.
    • En-suite wet room from the second bedroom with shower, WC and hand basin.
    • Family bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and hand basin.


    • Private garden with lawn and decking area, with plently of space to relax with a book and a coffee or tuck into dinner overlooking the stupendous views.
    • Garden features two sun loungers with a side table, a coffee table and two chairs, a bench looking out to the ocean and alfresco dining bench seating underneath a shade sail, all facing the panoramic cliff and sea views.
    • Coal BBQ.
    • Outdoor shower.
    • Utility shed with a washing machine.
    • One allocated parking space available April-September and additional roadside parking at the top of the cliff, on a first come, first served basis.
  • Need to Know
    • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (additional charge applies).
    • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.
    • No smoking within the property or anywhere on the premises.
    • Cautionary deposit of £150, due with full balance.
    • Roadside parking is available with an additional parking space available April - September in the field located 5 minutes walk away. Please note - the path from the parking spaces down the cliff to Brackenbank is narrow and uneven and may be difficult for those with reduced mobility.
    • Book a 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim this offer, book a 7 night stay and use code 7FOR5 on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.
  • What can I walk to
    • The sandy beach of Tregonhawke, which has a seasonal cafe, and is part of Whitsand Bay's 5 mile stretch of coast. Please note the footpath down the cliff to the beach is steep and not suitable for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility.
    • Go swimming, kayaking, wind and kite surfing or fishing at the lifeguarded beach (May-September).
    • Cliff Top Cafe (10-minute walk).
    • The View restaurant as listed in the Michelin Guide (15 minute walk).
    • The Vaults restaurant at Whitsand Bay Holiday Park (5 minute walk).
    • Take a short drive to the coastal villages of Kingsand, Cawsand and St John, with cafes, shops and surf hire.
    • A little further to the east is Plymouth, with everything a big city offers, or a few miles west you'll find the seaside towns of Looe and Polperro, with seafood restaurants, pubs and even a monkey sanctuary!

Guest Reviews

"Everything was just about perfect, but especially those views! Just wow. It's easily been the best location I have ever barbecued from! It was nice and clean, all the amenities you need and walks on your doorstep. Fabulous stay! Thank you."
P Lighten, September 2023
"We have stayed here several times before. We love the views from the chalet, just waking up to the view is very restful. The chalet is very well appointed. We had a lovely relaxing stay. "
A Shortall, August 2023
"The property was exactly like the photographs! We entered and all said WOW! Very comfortable, stylish an breathtaking views. The perfect place to explore in the day and then unwind in front of the log burner with a glass of wine, bliss!"
Gaiger, March 2023
"Beautiful property with a gorgeous outlook. The property was beautifully kept and very modern. Listening to the sea, daily was so relaxing and it was a pleasure to be able to look at the great views from all windows. My husband and I will definitely return in the near future."
Jones, January 2023
"We've stayed in this property before, and love it every time. You can just draw back the curtains and see the sea! It's great for a beach holiday, but also as a base for exploring the Rame peninsula."
Shortall, September 2022
"The property was beautiful and the location was spectacular. I was particularly surprised with the amount of items that were already there for us to use, in previous holidays such as this you need to take many items but everything from washing up liquid, tea-towels, tea, coffee, condiments was all there! The facilities were amazing such as the coffee machine and the outside shower which, if had been summer, would have been a very welcome addition as it could be heated where so many are just cold water! The lovely fresh flowers were also a very thoughtful touch. It all made an already wonderful holiday truly amazing and believe me I'll be recommending Brackenbank and will be back!"
Roberts, February 2022
"Our stay was truly wonderful, the property was so beautiful, the owner has thought of everything to put in here to enjoy your stay. The views were absolutely stunning, never got fed up looking at them, I would truly recommend staying here. I would also like to say that Beach Retreats customer service and help have been the best, definitely book through them again."
Lewis, February 2022
"The views are what we came to see and of course didn't disappoint. The cottage is lovely and worked really well for 3 adults and one dog. Well stocked provisions, coffee maker and grinder excellent and parking wasn't a hardship at all. Decks and outdoor space ideal with quality loungers and cushions. Nice eating area as well although the canopy did fill with rain but hey, that's Cornwall! "
B Hindle, June 2021
"The chalet is beautiful and the views were exceptional. We would be happy to stay there again. I was glued to my binoculars! It was interesting being there during Storm Francis!"
K Ward, August 2020
"Really well equipped property in great condition with fabulous views from the house and adjoining bbq area. It's a simple holiday in all the right ways, providing a real recharge to the battery and quality time with kids."
S Bonnard, August 2020

Special Offers

Book a 5 night break and get an extra 2 nights free. This offer is available from November to Easter (excluding school holidays). To claim this offer book a 7 night stay and enter ‘7FOR5’ on the checkout page, or book by telephone on 01637 861005.




Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

From £688 p/w