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Tempest | Luxury Beach House | Whitsand Bay, Tregonhawke Cliff


Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering break at Tempest. Once you have fallen asleep to the sound of the waves, soaked under twinkling star constellations in the hot tub and gazed out at the infinite views of sea and sky, you'll find it hard to believe there is anywhere else in the world. Let this luxury beach house in east Cornwall lure you under its spell...


Tempest is a stunning cliffhanger and one of the largest beach house abodes on Tregonhawke Cliff in Whitsand Bay. Ideal for families or groups of friends, this heavenly retreat and its paradisiacal surrounds has something for everyone, whether you are big on adventures or enjoying a calmer pace of life. Offering unfettered access to sand and sea, the Rame Peninsula remains one of Cornwall's most unspoilt pockets. Enjoy fish and chips sat on the harbour wall of a nearby fishing village or throw sticks for your dog into glass-like waters; a summer holiday here will create memories by the bucketful.


Come inside and let your worries float away; the striking industrial interiors harness a palette of chalks and charcoals with playful pops of colour, while floor-to-ceiling windows draw the eye towards jaw-dropping panoramas. The open-plan living areas of this private beach house provide stylish space for complete relaxation; throw open the sliding doors and let the sea air work its magic whilst you cradle a coffee and sink into the sofa. For lazy mornings and early nights, both the spacious bedrooms at Tempest boast unbroken sea views reaching out towards the horizon. Snuggle into the squishy pillows and relax.


Wherever you choose to sit within the tiered gardens at Tempest, the call of the birds and the hypnotic ebb and flow of the tide will provide a soothing soundtrack to the day. Ease yourself awake with al fresco tea and toast and gather together your beach essentials. Lay out soft towels and poke a vintage parasol into the sand before letting the sun warm your skin under the shade of the umbrella. Later, after a day of beach fun, enjoy a barbecue on the deck with the vast blue ocean splayed out before you. Beautiful throughout the year, in wintertime, enjoy a dip in the hot tub and watch the wild crashing waves from your cliff top eyrie.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,995 per week, £1,495 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne ground floor double bedroom with king-size bed and spa bath, one first floor zip-and-link bedroom (which can be set up as either a super king-size double or a twin) with en suite shower room and WC. There is also a ground floor WC.
    View bedrooms
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsOne large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over five are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThis beach house has ample unreserved on-road parking on the cliff top, with just a few steps down from the road to the house. The kitchen has two ovens and grills, a combination microwave and grill, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine. There are also non-slip dog bowls, dog towels and treats provided for your pooch to enjoy.
  • Homestay includesOrganic and local produce hamper, Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, picnic basket with thermos flask and waterproof blanket, beach towels WiFi internet (also landline), DAB radio, iPad, gas barbecue, linen and towels...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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A hot tub overlooking the sea on the Cornish coast, what could be better?
Tempest is a luxury self-catering beach house at Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
While away hours watching the weather shift over the sea

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Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay on the Rame Head Peninsula of South East Cornwall is idyllically located in Cornwall´s ´forgotten´ corner, where natural beauty is found in abundance. Miles of sand is flanked by towering cliffs peppered with beach huts.

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Whitsand Bay

Getting there

  • On the Map Situated on the edge of the South East Cornwall coast; Tempest holds a superb clifftop position overlooking Whitsand Bay.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Plymouth, which is around 45 minutes drive from the property.
  • By Plane Newquay Airport is around an hour away, Exeter Airport is approximately 90 minutes.

From the owner

“Every day is different at Tempest; the ever changing sea views never fail to stir a different emotion. I love to lay in the bath looking out over the ocean, particularly on a stormy night. My family most enjoy the spectacular sunsets whilst I love to watch the moonlight on the water.”

From the owner

I first purchased Tempest in 1982 at the age of 22, when it was a simple and rustic beach chalet. I was the only inhabitant at the time, sleeping with my window wide open at night!

It has since seen many changes, from losing the roof in the 1989 storms when it had lots of tiny little rooms, to creating the upstairs to its present day open-planned glory. That's simplifying the story. In a nutshell, a partner, three sons and 33 years later, it's taken several different changes and renovations to make this what we feel a comfortable beach home.

When I came here at the age of 22 to "have a look", I sat still, listened to the waves and breathed. That was it! I've been hooked ever since. So beware, when you're staying at Tempest it is hard to do anything but relax. You are trapped by the Whitsand Bay spell.

The Peters-Deacon 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.

The Devonport Inn, Torpoint
To Eat

The Devonport Inn, Torpoint

A very popular traditional pub with characterful interiors displaying an eclectic mix of antiques! Owner Jerome is from Northern France and has the French passion for classic, uncomplicated dishes using the very best of fresh, local produce.

Beach Days
To Do

Beach Days

Tempest is only 0.1 miles by footpath to Tregonhawke Beach (100+ steps), with a plethora of other beaches all around, including the dog-friendly Whitsand Bay. Bundle up a picnic basket, blanket, bucket and ball and enjoy.

Water Sports
To Do

Water Sports

From learning to surf to coasteering to kayaking, there are a whole host of activities to get involved in nearby. Whether you’re a novice or pro looking to try something new, get hooked on your new favourite activity and have fun.

Parks and Estates
To See

Parks and Estates

From the 865 acres of parkland that comprise Mount Edgcumbe County Park, to the riverside setting of Anthony House and the woodland walks at Cothele, there are plenty of interesting gardens and historic houses to explore.

Guest Testimonials

We can only echo the comments of the guests that have all stayed before us. What a fabulous property, an absolute gem! We have had a wonderful few days exploring the area and just relaxing as much as possible. We will definitely be back!

We love Tempest! What a location for our honeymoon, which was a year late no thanks to COVID, but was the best medicine after a tough couple of years. We truly felt at home and absolutely do not want to leave, but guess it´s only fair to share this amazing place with someone else. Our dogs have also had the best time, often caught staring out to sea and enjoying the decking space in the sunshine. Whitsand Bay is a paradise and we hope to return very soon. Thank you for making the first few days of married life unforgettable!

Thanks for a wonderful weekend! It was absolutely idyllic. We couldn´t have asked for a better (would-have-been) honeymoon that was delayed by COVID restrictions. We loved all the thoughtful touches, and the hamper full of goodies was just what we needed. We could have looked out at this view forever and we feel lucky to have enjoyed it playing board games and enjoying a glass (or two) in the hot tub. We hope to visit again very soon!

We have loved every second here! We´ve been very lucky with amazing weather during our December stay. Such a beautiful beach house with amazing views and we´ve loved walking along the coastal paths taking in the sea air. It´s a very peaceful part of the world and Cornwall never disappoints in winter! Thank you so much for the welcome, the lovely hamper and a fantastic stay.

We´ve had an absolutely fantastic time at Tempest. The weather has thrown all sorts at us! When it´s sunny, the view is magical with breathtaking sunsets. During stormy times, it´s equally as amazing with some very angry skies! The house itself is a hidden gem and makes the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. The added touches around the house, such as flowers everywhere you look, make it that extra bit special. We thoroughly loved it!

Tempest and its location are wonderfully dramatic. From the constantly changing coastline, to the wind that sang us to sleep every night, to the blazing sunsets in the west. In the midst of this drama, Tempest is a wonderful tranquil home beautifully decorated with countless touches of creativity, imagination and fresh themes to enjoy in every room; just so magical. Long walks along the coast path, watching the waves on the beach at low tide and the lovely hot tub have all made for a wonderful stay. Thank you for an incredible experience.

What a truly incredible piece of heaven! We loved absolutely everything at Tempest. It´s so clean, organised and exactly what we needed! We will definitely be back for another stay!

Thank you so much for allowing us to borrow this amazing place, it was the best place to break out of lockdown and introduce us to staying somewhere that wasn´t home. We loved the views, the treats, the team, the walks, the sunshine, the sound of the waves and the hot tub as the sun went down. Thank you again for all your help! We hope to visit again - and soon.

Thank you so much for an amazing stay in your stunning property. We had a fantastic weekend with our family who have been twice before already, and I am sure we´ll be back again too!

Wow! What an absolutely stunning house and the most amazing views. Just beautiful! The owner has been a star looking after us through the worst storm they´ve had in years! Can´t wait to come back again, and fingers crossed for the weather!

We have had a wonderful time at your amazing house! Thank you for the warm and lovely atmosphere, the fresh flowers, the delicious Cornish products, and the fabulous interior furnishings! We have enjoyed the beautiful view from your terrace and great walks along the coastal path. Many thanks for giving us the chance to stay at Tempest. It has made our holiday an unforgettable experience!

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us - Tempest was the perfect location for our mini-moon! Thank you also for the delicious hamper of local treats and bottle of Prosecco - it´s those little extras that made our stay extra special! We´re heading back to London relaxed and revived, and we will be sure to come back again soon!

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us. We loved every moment of our holiday and it was the perfect getaway from London! We especially enjoyed the hot tub and the kids adored playing on the beach! We can´t wait to come back very, very soon!

Thank you so much for such a beautiful and peaceful bank holiday weekend at Tempest. The house and the views are simply stunning and we feel incredibly lucky to have stayed here. Our little boy and dog have loved every minute of their stay. Thank you for sharing this breathtaking house and we can´t wait to come back.

We´ve had the most wonderful time here at Tempest. When we arrived, the view was simply stunning and took our breath away. We couldn´t have wished for better weather! We had lovely morning walks along the beach and lazy afternoons on the sun loungers. Perfect!

We have had a fabulous weekend! Tempest is gorgeous and the views are stunning! You left us some lovely goodies in the hamper including the scones, a real treat Tempest is so well equipped and we wanted for nothing. The hot tub is a wonderful addition, lovely and hot on chilly nights. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!

Thank you yet again for another magical stay in your beautiful home. We just love it here and could stay forever! It´s been very special bringing our son this time for him to see where his Mummy and Daddy got engaged! No doubt we will return again in the near future.

We have had a fantastic and memorable stay at your lovely house. The view cannot be described with words, nor can its incredible powers of rejuvenation and relaxation that it has had on us. The facilities and equipment to make our stay as comfortable and convenient as possible were really great and much appreciated. From our excursions to Polperro, Padstow and Rame Head, to seeking shelter from the storm, to eating Cornish pasties out on the terrace - all were absolutely perfect! Thank you.

This was our second time in this lovely house and we have really enjoyed this amazing place all over again. Having your first coffee in the morning and soaking in that precious view towards the sea is all you need after the stresses of every day life. Thank you so much for all the love you´ve put into this place!

The two weeks spent here have gone by so fast. We had a wonderful stay enjoying the superb views to the sea which were so different each day! We felt so comfortable in your lovely beach house and thank you for your kindness!

Thank you so much for the wonderful time at your beautiful house! The view, the fresh flowers, the perfect decoration - no detail was missing! Absolutely gorgeous! We will highly recommend Tempest to our friends and family!

From the internet, we expected a wonderful house on the Cornish coastline - when we arrived we were completely blown away! The house has a warm and friendly atmosphere, perfect facilities and a gorgeous sea view! We have seen so many beautiful places and enjoyed a great week in Cornwall. Thanks a lot!

Our first family holiday with our daughter who is 4 months old today - not only our first family holiday but our first wedding anniversary so this stay is very special to us. When we walked through the door we were stunned by the breathtaking views. The house is beautiful and very clean. We were lucky enough to experience the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen. We have taken pictures of us in the sunset which we will treasure forever. We will highly recommend to everyone. Sad to be leaving but we will return again. Thank you so much.

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