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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 £2,595 per week, £1,950 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 Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • 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
  • 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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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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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

A much needed and much enjoyed escape to this wild bit of coast. We have seen all weathers but got our dip in the sea on one of the calmer days - a balmy 10C! We´ve loved the view, the fire, the flowers and most of all the sounds of the sea and wind. We are truly restored.

We got engaged here! This place will always be in our memories and in our hearts. The perfect weekend and we couldn´t have asked for a more perfect place. The weather was amazing, sunshine all day and those views to enjoy. Thank you for making this weekend as memorable as possible.

Thank you to the owner for such a lovely stay at your beautiful home. This is our second time back at Tempest, and it hasn´t disappointed. Great weather and a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the gorgeous views all over again.

With a few days to go, I booked a last minute trip and can´t believe how fortunate we were to have discovered this incredible place! The views on arriving at Tempest here are breathtaking, making it a truly enchanting home. Being here has given us a much needed chance to relax and appreciate the peace and beauty of the property and its surroundings. The owner has created a wonderful home, warm and welcoming with so many thoughtful touches. A very special place with memories we will never forget.

Such a beautiful home! We have had the most perfect stay and relaxation levels have reached a new high. This is our first trip to Cornwall and we have fallen in love with the area and your home. We have been surfing, hiking and enjoying the beautiful weather, including evening and sunset dinners on the deck, which have been magical. The level of detail hasn´t gone unnoticed, and thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Thank you so much for everything! From the warm welcome hamper to your prompt responses to the much-needed adapters. It was all amazing! We loved our stay and hope to return to this beautiful part of the world sometime in the future. Enjoy the season and thanks again.

The perfect holiday home, we have particularly, enjoyed watching the surfers and the birds swooping and diving into the sea. Walking down to the beach and enjoying the beautiful views. One evening we spotted a cruise ship, MS Rotterdam making its way across the bay and out to sea. We discovered it had departed from Plymouth and was on its way to New York. The binoculars come in very handy to get a close-up view. The hot tub was used every evening, it was a luxury that enhanced our stay. Thank you, it has been a great relaxing holiday.

What a magical place! We have been in a lot of great places but yours is a very special one. Not only is the view absolutely stunning but the house itself is a real jewel and we have enjoyed every moment of it! We will return home with a lot of wonderful memories and maybe one day we will return to this unique place of yours!

Dreams do come true! Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful property with amazing views. We are happy to have made lots of family memories here!

As two couples who are lifelong friends and travelling companions, this holiday came at the perfect time after isolation over the last couple of years. This beautiful home provided us with everything we needed and more; the view simply took our breath away every time. The house is comfortable, warm and inviting and a special thank you for the fresh flowers everywhere. To top it all off we had glorious weather all week, which meant wonderful walks on the beach together. We just can´t wait to return!

We rarely return to places, but Tempest called us back and boy, we were delighted to be here for every reason. A wonderful week in the most superb surroundings. Thank you for the special little touches and simply all the magic in your home. Another dose of the best medicine by the sea. Heaven!

What an amazing few days we´ve had. We couldn´t have found a more perfect spot for our first holiday as a family. The dog and baby both had a wonderful time! The house is cosy and that view! Thank you for your hospitality, a truly wonderful stay. We even saw a pod of dolphins!

What an amazing trip! The whole family were thrilled as soon as we walked through the front door of Tempest. The walks on the beach and relaxing nights in the hot tub made this stay all the more enjoyable. We really didn´t want to leave, so thank you.

What a lovely place to stay! We really enjoyed walking on the beach and admiring the views. We very much hope to visit again, also, the hot tub was amazing! Thank you so much for sharing Tempest with us!

What a magical place to stay! Thank you for making our first holiday as a family of three as relaxing as it can be. The house is the perfect little escape for us and we have fallen in love with the view. After a challenging two years of lockdown, pregnancy and maternity leave, this little break was just what we needed. Especially watching shooting stars from the hot tub. We´re going home with wonderful memories, thank you!

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.

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 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!

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!

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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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