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Suki | Luxury Beach House | Tregonhawke Cliff, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall


Torpoint, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

The story of this Tregonhawke Cliff hideout begins in the East. Moulded from earthen materials and encased in timber slatting, its roots might rest in sukiya-zukuri architecture, but its fruits hang high above Whitsand Bay. Named after a concept that teaches the delights of refinement, elegance, and exquisitely performed tea ceremonies, Suki is a luxury beach house in Cornwall that could’ve been plucked from beneath a cherry tree in Kyoto.

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As if the architects behind the abodes of a Geisha and a Samurai mixed up their blueprints, this is a home of masculine and feminine halves. In a spirit of compromise, the best of both remained: pink softens ink, terracotta tempers boucle, and carpentry warms claywork. Evoking the feeling of a traditional Japanese tea house, yet with all the coastal cool that Whitsand Bay affords, this laidback luxury beach house has the hallmarks of a romantic hideout, but with a modest twist. With its aromatic cedarwood hot tub, glass walls that unfurl like blooming sakura, and innovative eco-wood cladding, Suki brings Japandi aesthetics to Cornwall’s secret corner.


There’s something about Suki that feels like living inside the pinkish-amber glow of a Himalayan salt lamp. With blushing plaster walls, reams of natural light, a crackling Stûv woodburner, and furnishings kept to a meditative minimum, even Marie Kondo would approve of this joy-sparking space. Spend mornings elbow-to-elbow, whipping up soufflé pancakes and sipping matcha lattes while the sun dances on reclaimed tiles; at twilight, sink beneath bubbles in the stone tub, with far-reaching views from picture windows over a dazzling arm of the Atlantic. Ready for a taste of the simple life? Go where snug functionalism meets Ikigai micro-fort.


It’s Tregonhawke Cliff, but it feels like the seascapes of the Aegean Islands. On blue sky days, sit cross-legged on the terrace, engaging in whichever mindfulness practice works best for you: be it inhaling coffee, or deep in Zen. Then into the hot tub for a soak in the sky: from these great heights, six-foot-wingspan gannets seem to plunge into the sea like arrows and golden sands take on the appearance of muscovado sugar. When you can tear yourself away from this south-facing suntrap, there’s surf spots where dolphins show fin, coastal cafés serving toasted tea cakes, and beaches made for wild swimming and chilled Riesling sundowners.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere is one bedroom with a king-size bed, in-room bathtub, en suite wet room shower, and WC.
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  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsOne small, well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyOne babe-in-arms six months and under is very welcome, a Moses basket is provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is undesignated road-side parking for one car, which is a walk of 5 minutes from the beach house on a steep coastal track that may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. If arriving after dark, a torch will be required. The bespoke plywood kitchen has an oven, electric hob, washer-dryer, dishwasher, and fridge-freezer. There is underfloor heating throughout. Please note that the deck is not enclosed, guests travelling with a dog should therefore exercise due diligence.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper, iPad, Starlink internet, 32-inch Smart TV, Morning coffee machine, Sonos speaker, books and board games, luxury bed linens, towels and bathrobes, and logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • 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-friendlyAir source heat pump, Clayworks walls, Naturalmat mattress
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A structured glass canopy brings the blue ocean inside the blush bedroom
Simple detailing doesn´t detract from the coastal vista
A pastel colour palette brings warmth into this coastal interior

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Whitsand Bay

The crème de la crème of the Cornish coast, Whitsand Bay is the image you conjure when daydreaming of that quintessential English coastal escape: think sea, surf, sandcastles, wild swimming, and perhaps a jug of sangria.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury beach house is on Tregonhawke Cliff, hanging over the sands of South Cornwall’s Whitsand Bay, perfectly located for visiting a myriad of coastal villages and Rame Head Heritage Coast.
  • By Car Suki is around twenty-five minutes from Looe, under one hour from Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley, and four-and-a-half hours from London.
  • By Train Plymouth Train Station is one hour away by road. There are regular trains from London Paddington to Plymouth with a journey time of three hours on Great Western Railways. There is a local bus that travels from Plymouth to Whitsand Bay.
  • By Air Exeter Airport is one-and-a-half hours from Suki by car.

From the owner

“It´s so discreet, that you barely notice the path that leads to Suki. The interiors were crafted by a carpenter with a past life as a boat builder, and tactile plaster walls change shades as you move through the house.”

From the owner

As part of our retirement plan, we were looking for a holiday let investment to provide us with an income and an occasional escape from family and friends in Bristol. We looked at, and passed up, a number of sensible options before falling for an old timber cabin on a cliff. Although the cabin was not suitable for modern living, it sat on a freehold plot of land with the most amazing views across Whitsand Bay and beyond. We had a vision for redevelopment that was shared with Unique Homestays, and worked with the team to help develop our vision and bring it to life.

Words or photos will never do justice to the view or the sense of floating above the sea when looking out from the deck or hot tub. There is always something going on - people in miniature on the beach or in the sea, ships passing through, or the abundance of wildlife including birds flying past at eye level. Although we would highly recommend exploring the area, we honestly feel that the best days are spent here from sunrise until sunset in the relaxing confines of our little piece of Cornwall.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Phil and Paula

Owner recommendations

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

The Devonport Inn, Torpoint

To Eat

The Devonport Inn, Torpoint

This popular traditional pub, with characterful interiors displaying an eclectic mix of antiques, is owned by a gent named Jerome from Northern France. His passion lies in creating classic dishes using the very best of fresh, local produce.

The Adventure Bay Surf School

To Do

The Adventure Bay Surf School

Located in Whitsand Bay at the bottom of the cliff, the Adventure Bay Surf School is open all year round. Offering a range of courses to suit all levels, they provide exciting, professional surf tuition. You´ll be popping up in no time!

Spot Dolphins, Rame Head

To See

Spot Dolphins, Rame Head

The Rame Peninsula has long been a popular spot for its stunning wide-angle views. Those with good binoculars might catch sight of dolphin pods and seals out to sea, or cormorants bobbing about on the breeze.

Royal William Yard, Plymouth

To Do

Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Catch the Cremyll Ferry (on the half-hour and hour) and enjoy a scenic trip across to Admiral´s Hard. The Royal William Yard is a short walk of around five minutes, alive with bars, pop up breweries, galleries, and vibrant cafés.

Guest Testimonials

We had an amazing stay for our minimoon, absolute bliss, just what we needed. Even better than the photos in real life. Suki is stunning. We will miss it, thank you again!

Amazing trip, we could have been on the other side of the world! Complete peace and serenity. The location makes it a great workout for your legs! Can´t wait to come back.

Absolutely utterly magic, thank you for having us to stay at Suki- we don´t want to leave! We will miss waking up to the incredible sea views and enjoying morning coffee on the deck.

What a lovely place to stay. Very relaxing, we absolutely loved it. We did not have the best weather but it was cosy and warm inside, and we could look at the stunning views. Highly recommend The Canteen for breakfast, coffee, and cakes. Cawsand is definitely worth a visit.

Suki is such a dream house with amazing interiors and stunning views. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this wonderful hope, we´ve had the best time exploring this part of Cornwall.

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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