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Amaia | Luxury Self-Catering Beach House | Looe, Cornwall Coast


Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, Amaia emerges with timeless beach house elegance from a quiet stretch of the south Cornwall coast near Looe; its organic wood and soft grey tones blending with Mother Nature's shifting moods. Settled on the cliffside with private access to Plaidy Beach and a hot tub looking out across the horizon, this large luxury self-catering home has been created with joy and kinship above all else.


Built to ship-style stature clinging to the Cornish cliffs, Amaia’s expansive sea views dominate the light, colour and atmosphere which flows throughout; a different home with each rushing thundercloud or ray of sun. Made with togetherness in mind, the modern light-filled kitchen calls for chatter over seafood platters and fizzing Champagne, while sunny ochres and inky greys combine to reflect the coast’s ever-changing palette. Whether it’s dawn dips on your privately owned beach or hot tub sundowners, this luxury self-catering escape will see you returning year on year.


A house as perfect for celebratory dinner parties that extend long into the night as soft, slow mornings under heavy blankets, Amaia is both restorative and invigorating; ready to fall in with the tempo of the day’s agenda, whatever that may be. Three spacious floors, all with enormous windows, welcome seamless inside-outside family living. Along with the open-plan living spaces which lead out onto the wraparound deck, there's an atmospheric library which invites adventures into other worlds, a cinema room for movie nights, and five en suite bedrooms with front row views of the waves for dream-filled slumbers of pirate ships and mermaids.


Amaia offers a serene sense of isolation with little to disturb aside from the gentle ebb and flow of the tide. Over an acre of sub-tropical gardens zig-zag down the cliff to Plaidy Beach meaning that, whether frolicking in the waves or dozing with toes in the sand, seaside living is easy. After racing back to the house to rinse off in the al fresco shower, light up the barbecue for a fresh mackerel supper under exploding skies. However tempting it is to stay put, one must explore the pretty coastal villages of Looe and Polperro, where higgledy-piggledy lanes spill towards the water’s edge and lively taverns burst with raucous laughter long into the night.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £6,500 per week, £5,195 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsFive en suite double bedrooms are situated across two floors of Amaia. On the upper ground floor, two comfortable bedrooms feature cloud-soft double beds with en suite shower rooms (please note the ceilings in these bedrooms are A-shaped so be sure to watch your head). On the lower ground floor, two sizeable bedrooms with king-size beds are found, both with en suite bathrooms and separate rainfall showers. The final bedroom on this floor features a super king-size bed with en suite bathroom and separate rainfall shower. All lower ground floor bedrooms flaunt access straight out onto the decking. There is a separate WC found on the middle floor.
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  • FeaturesHot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, cinema room with bar
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome; one cot and one highchair are available. Due to the garden layout and various drops, the property is recommended for children under 12 months or aged seven and above.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for four cars on the gated drive. The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering stays, including an American double fridge-freezer with water dispenser, Fisher & Paykel coffee machine, Nespresso coffee machine, two induction hobs, Fisher & Paykel oven, two dishwasher drawers, Quooker boiling water tap and microwave. The washing machine and dryer are located in the separate utility room. The cinema and bar room has a wine fridge alongside an under-counter fridge and cocktail making equipment. Please ensure extra care is taken with liquids in the carpeted rooms and children are carefully supervised, as the luxury carpets can easily stain with spills. The quartz surface tops on the middle floor of Amaia are heat sensitive and easily damaged, please be mindful of this. Please note, the garden is not enclosed and spreads across multiple levels that lead down to the beach, with various drops and edges, therefore children must be supervised at all times. While guests have private access to the beach (via an un-lit path), it also has public right of way.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper filled with local produce, Smart cinema TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, Sonos sound system including outdoor speakers, coffee machines, Nutribullet, WiFi, scented candles, fluffy bathrobes, firewood and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Sweeping sea views from the hot tub
The master bedroom flaunts a sumptuous super king size-bed

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A quaint coastal town hidden at the bottom of a lush valley, Looe is packed to the brim with nostalgia. Straddling a river that leads to the sea, think fresh seafood, soft-whip ice cream and plenty of cosy pubs sporting roaring fires.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Amaia sits just above Plaidy Beach on Cornwall's south coast near Looe, just four miles from pretty Polperro.
  • By Car This luxury beach house is located around two and a half hours from Bristol and four and three-quarter hours from central London.
  • By Train The two closest train stations are Bodmin Parkway, which is around 30 minutes drive away, and Plymouth at 40 minutes drive away.
  • By Air Bristol International Airport is just under two and a half hours away, while Newquay airport, with regular flights from London, is just under an hours' drive.

From the owner

“The breathtaking, far-reaching views from every room in the house stretching out across the ocean make this house extra-special.”

From the owner

The sea-facing position of Amaia means you have a front-row seat to nature, in all weathers, at all times of the day: it is quite simply awe-inspiring to watch the sea shift and change from one moment to the next. In the evenings, curling up to watch the moon bounce off the glittering black waves below is highly recommended.

Outside, we have curated a mature Mediterranean garden, designed to hold pockets of surprises. It is a space of peace and tranquillity with a sense of privacy and a closeness to nature. Even if you visit as a large group, you are guaranteed to feel secluded here.

At low tide, you can stroll down to our beach and over to the next, exploring rock pools and caves along the way. Whereas at high tide, you can brave the chill and swim across or take a paddleboard down with you to explore this stretch of coastline.

However, our favourite way to start the day here is to pad out of bed, grab a coffee and take it out onto the decking to watch the morning light, creating a sense of serenity that carries through until nightfall.

It's just just magical, inside and out.


Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Looe with an insider’s perspective.

Sea Explorers
To Do

Sea Explorers

Explore the clear waters off the private beach by taking hire of SUPs, kayaks or the increasingly popular seascooters at Millandreath (the next beach over). A great group activity.

The Talland Bay Hotel Restaurant
To Eat

The Talland Bay Hotel Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant that believes the best food should be an emotional experience. Purely using locally sourced produce, dining here is a memorable event.

The Old Sail Loft, Looe
To Eat

The Old Sail Loft, Looe

An historic building right on the quayside, this restaurant has character by the bucketful; buttery leather armchairs inside and festoon lights out, serving up fresh seafood dishes and delicious cocktails.

Coastal Walks
To See

Coastal Walks

The South West Coast Path is right on your doorstep, a way-marked trail that hugs the contours of the land. Pack some provisions and head out to discover secret pockets of Cornwall.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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