We arrived late one Autumnal evening after a long week at the office and so decided to leave our unpacking until the morning. Instead we made ourselves at home with a Friday night movie curled up on the sofa- heaven. One thing I love about Unique Homestays properties is that they each have the ability to make you feel utterly at ease, like the warm, welcoming homes of old family friends.

Although the property is glass-fronted, it wasn’t until the morning that we were able to fully appreciate the 180 degree views of Whitsand Bay. We were totally blown away- Daydreamer takes the term ‘sea views’ to a whole new level. Despite Whitsand Bay being sprinkled with lots of beach huts, new and old, in all shapes and sizes, this luxury love nest is one of a kind. The seaside-inspired bedspread and pillows added vibrancy to the crisp white walls, sleek kitchen and wooden floor, which together made the old beach hut feel beautifully modern.

Watching from the window we could see that the tide was out and there were only a few dog walkers dotted on the huge sandy beach. So after spending the morning settling in, we decided to join the wrapped-up,  rosy-faced walkers and go for a long walk starting from Freathy cliff. We had a look through the house book for the owner’s recommendation and plotted to stop at little Cliff Top Café to refuel with hot chocolates and sandwiches before our return trek back up the cliff.

After the fresh walk back along the coast path, we showered and changed into our swimwear so that we could enjoy the thing we’d been looking forward to most – the cliff top hot tub! Sitting side by side, bubbly in hand, with our magical home stay behind us and the endless ocean in front, it was one of those rare moments we knew we’d remember for a very long time.

On Sunday we awoke to one of the coldest days of the year so far, but my goodness it was beautiful! Not a soul on the bay below and wall-to-wall blue skies all around. The sun glittered off the ocean’s surface like it was a fine summer’s day. For lunch we’d booked a table at the Devonport Inn in Kingsand and decided to take a taxi there so we could enjoy a bottle of wine with our meal. My partner couldn’t resist the Sunday roast dinner on offer, whilst I went for the catch of the day - half a Rame Head lobster - and I was not disappointed.

After a long lunch, we returned to Daydreamer for our last night. We sat in the living room and watched the day fade to night outside. The sea was alive with trawler ships catching oysters and in the far distance we could see Eddystone Lighthouse beaming over the bay. I even spied a young couple playing in the shallows with their puppy. It was all very picturesque and much more interesting than what the television channels had lined up for the evening!

When dusk turned to dark, we retired to bed and slept soundly to the sound of the waves lapping the beach. It was blissful.

Thank you so much Jane for letting us experience your amazing home.