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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 fire pit to toast your toes and seek out shooting stars. 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 £5,995 per week, £4,495 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, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, cinema room with bar
  • PetsOne well behaved dog is welcome on prior request.
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome; one cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere are two parking spaces on the gated drive and one additional space opposite the property. 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. Due to the coastal landscaping, there are some steep drops in the garden so young children should be supervised when playing outside. While there is public right of way, guests of Amaia enjoy private access to the beach below.
  • 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
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyElectric car charging point which can be used at an additional cost
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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.

Guest Testimonials

We totally loved this house. It´s fantastic for a group as there are many spaces to go to so you arent all on top of each other. The location was fantastic and Looe is a lovely short walk on the beach or coastal path. I was very sad to leave!

Hats off to the owners and to the Unique Homestays team who have thought of everything - from kitchen appliances to quick-drying towels for outdoor use. We really enjoyed our time at the incredible property.

We loved our stay at Amaia. Very beautiful property in a spectacular location. We would absolutely love to return!! We loved spending time around the fire pit and relaxing in the sunken hot tub, what a complete treat!

The house is amazing and the grounds were outstanding. We loved it so much and our disabled son just roamed the gardens with a big smile on his face. Walking down to the private beach in the morning was just the icing on the cake. We are going to look to book again next year. It is the best property we have stayed in ever!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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