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The Edge | Luxury Self-Catering Beach Hut | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Settled into the cliffs with a bird’s eye view over Whitsand Bay and Cornwall's soft south east coast, The Edge is the perfect self-catering bolthole for honeymoons and romantic escapes with up to two dogs in tow. With immaculate attention to detail and a hot tub with a view of the moon over the ocean, this eco-friendly cedar-clad beach hut is a fanciful couples’ retreat. 

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Introduction

A luxury eco-friendly beach hut with stunning sea vistas, The Edge provides an idyllic solo retreat or couples' escape for those looking for some blissful time out. Stretch into the day on the yoga deck and later wander the shore with feet buried in the surf. On long, lazy afternoons, the inside's cool coastal interiors are the perfect spot for reading a book or simply admiring the views, whilst outside a hot tub above the beach is the most tempting of ways to spend every evening. From dawn til dusk, The Edge gifts the most remarkable vantage point for gazing over this oft’ forgotten corner of east Cornwall. 

Inside

Talk about making it difficult to get out of bed; with a floor-to-ceiling picture window offering views from under crisp linens to the sapphire horizon, the only concern on any morning will be who’s on tea-making duty. A chinking shell chandelier and circle windows gazing out to sea ensure you feel a million miles from home. When you are ready to rise, the open-plan living area connects you to the outside world with bi-folding doors running the length of the room. Cosy up by the log fire while the wind whips up a frenzy on the surf and, on balmy days, throw open the doors to let the sea breeze wash through the cabin.

Outside

When it comes to wow-factor locations, The Edge delivers on every level. Uninterrupted panoramic sea views provide a dramatic backdrop throughout all of England’s four seasons, while inside, handmade and bespoke furniture provide the comfiest of places to kick back and watch the ever-changing weathers across the sea. With a rugged cliff track running straight from the front door to the dog-friendly beach below, a dawn (or midnight) skinny dip is only a short stroll away. Thoroughly invigorated, return to your bolthole and wash off salty skin in the al fresco shower.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,850 per week, £1,350 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed, small wet room with walk-in shower and heated outdoor shower for rinsing sandy toes.
  • FeaturesHot tub, heated outdoor shower
  • PetsTwo 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: 10am
  • FamilySorry, no children or babies.
  • PracticalitiesThere is undesignated parking for two cars that is shared with the neighbours; if neither spaces are available, guests are permitted to park on the nearby roadside. The parking area is a short walk from the beach house down a stepped cliff track; it is uneven in places, so care should be taken. In addition to a fully-equipped kitchen, the beach hut also has a dishwasher and washer-dryer.
  • Homestay includesBottle of Champagne and Cornish chocolates, Sonos speaker, TV with DVD player, radio and CD player, iPad, WiFi internet, electric Weber barbecue, luxury linen and towels, logs for the fire 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-friendlyGreen Tourism Gold Award
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You´ll never tire of the panoramic views at The Edge
The interior reflects the coastal vistas
A luxury self-catering beach cottage with a hot tub on Whitsand Bay

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Whitsand Bay

A long stretch of sparkling blue bay and golden sand down on south Cornwall´s soft coast makes Whitsand Bay the perfect holiday spot for sea swims, long beach walks and true relaxation.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Situated on the edge of the coast of South East Cornwall; The Edge 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 cabin.
  • By Plane Newquay Airport is around an hour from The Edge, Exeter Airport is approximately 90 minutes away, with regular flights to London and major cities.

From the owner

“For us, the Edge is a place to feel completely relaxed and at peace. The extraordinary coastal views, enhanced by the full-length windows, create an unbelievable sense of space which never ceases to amaze us. The ever-changing scenery is mesmerising and always promises a truly magical stay.”

From the owner

Once a small tumble-down shack and now an elegant and eco-friendly beach hut with the most inspiring, magnificent and spectacular views that we hope will touch your soul just as they do ours.

With such amazing uninterrupted views of the sea combined with extraordinary sunsets, our heart and soul now feel part of this beautiful place!

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is referred to by the locals as ‘Cornwall’s forgotten corner’ and that sums it up really. Most visitors to Cornwall will head west and drive straight past – more fool them we say! We like it this way though. How often can you say that you are the only person walking on the beach on a sunny morning?

Of course, with such an extreme coastal location comes extreme weather and whilst we hope you have a sunny stay at the Edge, you may experience four seasons in a day. However, we can guarantee that whatever the weather, the dramatic sea views will always draw you to sit and look. Look out for seagulls plunging into the sea, huge basking sharks swimming by, kestrels and the occasional peregrine falcon hovering above the deck, and if you are really lucky a pod or two of dolphins playing in the surf!

Iris & Chris

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.

National Marine Aquarium

To See

National Marine Aquarium

The UK´s largest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium holds a Green Tourism Gold Award. Pay a visit and peer into the watery worlds of stingrays, sharks and over 4,000 different types of marine fish. Definitely worth a trip.

The Adventure Bay Surf School

To Do

The Adventure Bay Surf School

Located at Whitsand Bay at the bottom of the cliff, the Adventure Bay Surf School is open all year round and provides exciting, professional surf tuition. They offer a range of courses to suit all levels, so novices need not fear!

The Eden Project

To See

The Eden Project

Nestled in a huge crater, massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity. Cutting-edge iconic architecture, awe-inspiring gardens, stunning plants and educational exhibitions.

Guest Testimonials

What an incredible place! We have loved absolutely everything about our stay and haven´t wanted to leave ´The Edge´ much at all. We´ve had sunshine, wind, and rain and whether we have been outside lounging, enjoying the hot tub or sheltering, or sheltering indoors we have loved every second. We are both leaving super relaxed with special memories and still can´t quite get over that view. You´ve thought of everything and this beautiful place will always have a special place in our hearts.

Thank you so much for creating this perfect slice of heaven! The consideration and attention to detail really made it all the more special. Staying for a week we experienced it in many kinds of weather and it did not disappoint one bit. We have fallen in love with it here. Our dog particularly wants to say thank you for the doggy welcome basket. It helped her feel right at home.

We are due to leave tomorrow after our third night here. It feels too soon to think about that. There is still so much to absorb. The Edge has been the most perfect birthday destination.

Thank you for a wonderful stay - the best hot tub view. Listening to the waves, and watching the sunsets in our favourite bay is always a pleasure. The Edge has been perfect this week, we will be back!

This is undoubtedly a wonderful little nook. Beautifully decorated and so thoughtfully designed. Stunning, stunning views. Loved dog walks and games on the virtually abandoned beach and sitting reading on the deck.. plus some very relaxing plunges in the hot tub. We had lovely breakfasts at the Hilltop Cafe, the Old Bakery in Cawsand and the Canteen at Maker Heights. Thank you very much, we loved it.

Thank you for a beautiful stay in this stunning place. Everything is finished to such a high standard. It´s been a lovely escape following a month of mayhem and excitement. A truly special way to start our married life! Extra special thank you for making our fur babies feel so special and welcome - Winnie´s first holiday and time on the beach. Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful space to create our first memories as a married couple. The pasty pod´s pasties are great!

Peace in the 21st century seems like a fleeting concept. Finding the same peace that me and my partner have found in each other captured in a beautiful abode is not only awe-inspiring but a real blessing. Together we enjoyed the wonderful ocean views, breathtaking walks and the hot tub. We also ventured out to Plymouth where we found great places to eat. The days we shared have not only furthered our relationship but re-aligned our spirits for the hectic day-to-day of London living.

A week away from my 30th birthday celebrations and what a stunning find this was. I have visited Cornwall almost every year since I was born, but never visited the East coast. The peace and tranquillity are outstanding at The Edge. Our time has been taken up by beach walks, yoga on the deck and a cold sea swim. Highly recommend a visit to Looe, a pretty harbour town. This is truly a special place. I left feeling relaxed and completely content. We hope to return one day.

Cold, windy, rainy, beautiful! This was my first time in the UK and I loved it. Driving was frightening. We stayed on both sides of the Cornwall coast and loved it. The countryside and the people were lovely. I look forward to coming back with my teens, thank you for a memorable stay.

I can honestly say this has been the first place we have stayed where we have felt like we can really switch off our minds and fully relax. It has been such a beautiful place to spend my 24th birthday. The bottle of bubbly, cake, bread, eggs, milk etc upon arrival was such a lovely touch, especially after a long drive. The sunset views from the chalet are the best I have ever seen! An unforgettable trip! Me and my husband have created so many special memories. Thank you!

What an amazing experience we had staying at The Edge! We chose this spot as our summer vacay place to stay but also to celebrate our dogs birthday and it exceeded our expectations. The view is immaculate and we could not get enough of it. Every little detail was thought through which made our stay unforgettable. Will definitely visit again next year and hope the weather will be as lovely as this year.

We have absolutely loved our stay at The Edge. We got engaged here on Friday evening on the terrace. Being here made the occasion even more incredible. We cannot wait to come back and thank you for everything.

Cute little house with absolutely stunning views! And to top it off, quick & direct access to the beach! We had our little boy hooked, with us making 2 trips down and up daily. A wonderful stay - leaving with pretty pictures and fond memories. Our stay was too short!

Our stay here was perfect. The views, the location and the neighbours were all fantastic. With a beautifully welcomed cosy home. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you for everything.

A magical week of doing very little. We spent our days reading, snoozing and enjoying the views. We were lucky enough to get some lovely sunshine and will never forget the evenings relaxing in the hot tub, watching the sunset. Our pug Boris has particularly enjoyed basking on the desking and being carried back up the steps after a walk on the beach!

Wow, where to start! We came here for my partners birthday and upon arrival, we instantly knew we had made the right choice. The photos on the website are amazing, however, upon being here, you simply cannot describe the magical feeling it gives! As we checked in the sun was setting, so we sat and watched the sun disappear. We did a tiring, but very worth it, coastal walk and visited Looe, a lovely place, but when you´re out, you just want to get back to The Edge! The view, the setting, it´s hard to explain how good this place is... Amazing!

The weather in all its changes has been magnificent to watch! The local restaurants were exceptional and we enjoyed fantastic walks along the coastal path. We are sad to be leaving and heading back to reality, but we are already planning our return! Thank you.

We were due to be married at Polhawn Fort on the 5th of June, and this was supposed to be our mini-moon. Our wedding date is now next year, but we kept this weeks booking and named it our pre-moon! Amazing views, chalet and a really beautiful part of the world. Thank you for having us, and we will definitely be booking again.

We chose The Edge very spontaneously back in February as a birthday weekend. Sadly, we were not lucky with the weather, but the angry sea, lashing rain and howling winds all viewed from inside was spectacular! We have stayed in more than we planned but the rugs and hot water bottle were particularly appreciated! We were so impressed with everything and the attention to detail.

Thank you for creating such a beautiful home. It is truly amazing and far better than the photos can ever show. My partner and I came for a short break and now feel truly relaxed. We have seen dolphins every day, loved the binoculars and telescope. The hot tub and sunset - wow! Our dog has had the best time, we have had to hold him back from running down to the beach every day. If you come here you don´t need to go anywhere else. What a special place, so special in fact that we got engaged sitting on your sofa. We are planning on returning already!

We had the most magical stay at The Edge. It was the perfect spot for my honeymoon and my birthday celebrations. The beauty of the view and relaxation is exactly what we needed as a newly married couple, we will definitely be back. Thank you!

The Edge really does have the wow factor. We have spent a very relaxing few days here, no need to venture out, enjoying the fabulous views from the hot tub. A lovely way to spend a birthday and fourty five years married.

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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