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Orlagh | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall


Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched high above the golden sands of Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, a fusion of designer-led interiors and ever-changing ocean vistas flawlessly combine at Orlagh. Offering an inspirational coastal escape that caters for all, whether it's re-connection for those seeking time for two, adventure that you crave, or simply taking time to unwind in the hot tub; Orlagh seamlessly fuses back-to-the-elements beach cabin appeal with luxe living.



Clad in Siberian larch with a wraparound deck, a private hot tub and panoramic sea views, this Nordic-style beach house exudes a designer-led edge. A coastal rhetoric features throughout, from the yacht-friendly balau wood to the organic flow of the wave-inspired roof. This bijou bolthole has been designed with intimate retreats in mind, yet wall-to-floors windows create a light-filled space that celebrates its salt-lashed setting. If it's a luxury self-catering cottage you crave; you won't find a location more cliffside than Orlagh.


Vibrant and bold in design, while it's all about the vista at Orlagh, no detail has been overlooked when it comes to creating a space that is at once restorative and inspirational. Ambient lighting, sinkable sofas and a bedroom designed for lazy lie-ins, this is a couples retreat that doesn't shy away from making a statement. Jewel hues sit alongside a nature-inspired palette in this eclectic abode. Uplifting and energising, Orlagh is a hideaway cabin designed for all seasons, bringing the outside in on balmy days, while hunkering down fireside of a winter's eve is a real indulgence.


With a landscape that's impossible not to lose yourself in, whether you're immersed in the hot tub or reclining to wave-watch from your vantage point, Orlagh affords a rejuvenating immersed-in-the-elements essence. The ultimate coastal escape from the every day, this cottage for two is an idyllic base from which to explore the rugged coastline that surrounds; head out on leg-stretching walks right from the doorstep. With Tregonhawke beach stretching out below, sundowner eves are best spent with sand between toes; while storm-watching from this cliffside location is an inimitable experience.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,795 per week, £1,295 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOrlagh has one double bedroom with a king-size bed, and a bathroom with a modern freestanding bath, walk-in shower, Lusso stone sinks, underfloor heating and a door to the outside hot tub.
  • FeaturesHot tub and outdoor heated shower
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilySorry, no children or babies.
  • PracticalitiesParking is available next to the main road and there is a designated parking space for one car between 1st April - 30th September. Outside of these times, parking is on a first come first served basis. If arriving at night torches are recommended. Please note the cliff path is shared with other houses. Due to the clifftop setting, the chalet is reached via uneven steps and a steep, paved path down from the parking area, similarly from the property to the beach, which may be unsuitable for the less able. The Neff kitchen has an oven, induction hob, microwave and integrated dishwasher, with a 3/4 height integrated fridge with small freezer compartment and an environmental cafetiere. The utility area has a Bosch washer-dryer, hanging rack for laundry and underfloor heating with access to the outdoor shower.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper, iPad with Spotify, Starlink internet, Smart TV with Netflix, Sonos multi-room sound system, luxury bed linen and towels, and logs and kindling.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.
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The unrivalled coastal views of Whitsand Bay
From a bright yellow door to slate-toned wallpaper, the beauty is in the detail
Ocean views that stretch for miles and miles

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Whitsand Bay

The three-mile stretch of stunning Whitsand Bay is on Cornwall´s lush south coast, midway between the Plymouth border and Fowey to the south. Walk the sands, take ocean dips and explore quintessential Cornish villages.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Orlagh is located on a cliff path just Tregonhawke Beach on Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, not far to the west of Plymouth.
  • By Car The property is approximately five hours from London, and 45 minutes from Plymouth.
  • By Train The journey time to Plymouth from London Paddington is just over three hours, followed by an hour-long local bus journey to Whitsand Bay, then a three-minute walk to the house.
  • By Air Exeter Airport is an hour and a half drive by car.

From the owner

“We first came to know and love Whitsand Bay when our children were young.”

From the owner

My mother spent many happy summers here with her grandparents. The adults and young children would travel up from Torpoint on a ´Charabanc´ and the older children would walk behind.

Sometimes they would camp for a few days in ´the meadow´ just below the Cliff Top Café. It is believed that the site was first built on during World War II for families from Plymouth to escape to during air raids. Part of the clifftop was owned by the Edgcumbe family and when they decided to sell it, about 50 of the chalet owners got together to raise the money to buy it. It is now owned and managed by the TCCOA (The Tregonhawke Cliff Chalet Owners Association).

When we acquired our plot, the site contained a wooden chalet with a corrugated iron roof. It had been built in the late 60s by the parents of the family that owned it.

We started planning to rebuild the chalet in 2017. The build actually started in February 2019 and finished in November 2019. Our architect and builder were both great to work with and our architect managed the project; she was also our interior designer and stylist too!

The Burridge Family 

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.

Surf school, Tregonhawke Beach

To Do

Surf school, Tregonhawke Beach

Always fancied having a go at taking on those big blue rollers? With a well-known surf school just down the road from the house, now would be the ideal time to learn a few wave skills, and gen up on that important tidal detail.

Cliff Top Café, Tregonhawke Cliff

To Eat

Cliff Top Café, Tregonhawke Cliff

This clifftop café is just metres from Orlagh and welcomes ramblers and surfers for breakfast, lunch and tea. Stroll up from the house for a full-on fry-up or mug of steaming coffee: well earned after a morning walk.

Visit Polperro, Polperro

To Do

Visit Polperro, Polperro

Under an hour by car round the curve of coast, this quaint chocolate-box village has its own tiny working harbour, a good array of pubs and shops and a tidal swim pool. Take fish and chips on the beach, while making up smuggling stories.

Spot dolphins, Rame Head

To See

Spot dolphins, Rame Head

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

Guest Testimonials

Spending our honeymoon here has been everything we hoped for. Relaxing, peaceful and cosy. Watching the sea rolling in everyday is magical. The cabin is beautiful and designed to perfection. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back soon. PS. We loved the hamper, thank you so much.

Our fourth visit to Whitsand Bay and our second time at Orlagh, it gets better everytime. Our absolute favourite place to holiday in the UK, we will be back! The setting is incredible but what really makes it special is the attention to detail in Orlagh from the furniture, decor, bathroom, hot tub - everything is spectacular. Thank you for having us back, until next time!

The views are spectacular and will forever be imprinted in our memories. We fully embraced the hot tub, catching some rays while the sea air blew across our faces. The best part was staying in a cottage where the attention to detail is so much appreciated. The decor reflects a place that is much loved and we are so thankful that you shared this with us. Thank you for the very generous welcome basket of local goods, they were delicious. We had a great time here and very much hope to return soon.

When I asked my partner to find us a place to stay, I described a cottage facing the ocean on the edge of the world, surrounded only by nature. The type of place you would escape to and write a novel, et Voila, Orlagh. Your cottage is amazing. What an unbelievable privilege to have stayed here. We have woken up to the sounds and view of the ocean, interrupted only by the calls of the nesting seagulls and jackdaws, an extra special treat.

Our stay here was incredible and encompassed all the elements we could have wished for & more. The layout, the interior design, the soft furnishings, the kitchen equipment; every detail was of a high quality and standard. I have to mention the welcome hamper, which included enough locally produced sumptuous goodies to make a dinner and breakfast. They were the icing on a very beautiful cake... to sum up an amazing stay at Orlagh. Thank you to the owners and Unique Homestays.

Wow! We have had the most relaxing time in your beautiful cabin watching the ever changing weather roll in, the view never gets tiring. This place will forever remain in our thoughts and we can´t wait to return.

Orlagh is the most perfect place to relax and unwind with everything we could possibly need. We have loved watching the weather change from sunshine to storm with a first class seat, spectacular views can be spied from every corner of this perfectly designed space. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful spot with us, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would certainly highly recommend. We look forward to returning.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our most recent escape to Cornwall. The wonderful architecture and finish have contributed to an exquisite space within Orlagh which made this a remarkable break for us. A truly relaxing holiday combined with the local area, walks and scenery have re-charged the batteries and we can only thank you for that!

Our second visit to Orlagh, what can we say other than fabulous in every way. Everything catered for at such a high standard, we want to live here! We have stayed at lots of properties all along this coastline and this is by far the best. See you next year Orlagh!

Your hospitality and generosity were so unbelievably kind! My first trip to the UK and I picked one of the most magical places! Orlagh is a haven of rest and rejuvenation, I loved every moment! Thank you for sharing this beautiful home.

Thank you for having us in your wonderfully designed cabin. Everything was catered for at the highest level and it made our stay completely unforgettable! This is our 7th visit to Whitsand Bay and this was one of the best. So thank you again, hope to be back soon!

We were very impressed with the location, the property and the facilities available. The property was clean, so well-equipped and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper was very appreciated as we arrived late on the first day due to traffic levels.

Fabulous location, and a wonderful property that is beautifully kitted out. Elegant and luxurious and every conceivable thing seems to have been covered. Thank you for a lovely stay!

We really enjoyed our stay at Orlagh and were very pleased we chose it. It has been beautifully designed and furnished. We would definitely consider returning. We were absolutely blown away by the incredible views!

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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