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Tempest | Luxury Self-Catering Beach Hut | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a 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 Cornwall lure you under its spell...

Introduction

Tempest is a stunning cliffhanger and one of the largest 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.

Inside

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.

Outside

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 £1,795 per week, £1,295 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: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over five welcome. One cot and one highchair are available
  • PracticalitiesThis property 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, DVD player, picnic basket with thermos flask and water-proof blanket, beach towels WiFi internet (also landline), DAB radio, iPad, gas barbecue, linen and towelsHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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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 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

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!

Stunning. Beautiful. So good for the soul. We will be back!

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!

Thank you so much for a lovely stay at your perfect property. Thank you for also arranging the weather for us. It was perfect!This was the best start to our lives as husband and wife. We want to live here forever.

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.

The pictures on the website don´t do this property any justice as its a very spacious property with amazing facilities and viewing.The outside space was also well thought out and offered several levels

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We were here for a week but still sad to leave. Really appreciated the view, the decor and the well stocked kitchen - a really inviting house! We enjoyed exploring the beaches nearby. Our kids even got in the water and enjoyed it without getting too cold! Remarkable for October.

Fabulous property, Fantastic location, flawless in every way. We will definitely be back! Your attention to detail has made our long weekend even more special. Thanks so much!

Had an amazing relaxing time! Thank you so much for letting us share this beautiful place even if it was for a short while. You have done an amazing job - just perfect! Thanks again.

Honeymoon heaven! Our first holiday as husband and wife in your romantic bolthole on the cliffs will be held in our memories for the rest of our married lives. Complete perfection. We can´t wait to come back again to celebrate our anniversary.

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. The ´wow´ factor hit us as soon as we walked through the door and wasn´t faded throughout our stay. The view is stunning and the decor is 5 star. What an amazing job you have done, as mentioned before by so many others, the little touches made such a difference. And the tasty goodies in the hamper were much appreciated. We are so sorry to be leaving. This is somewhere you could truly wake up to forever. We hope to see you very soon.

A dream home by the sea! It made us realise that it would be enjoyable taking a holiday out of season in a beautiful home like this! It has been so relaxing and we have loved the views; the fire; the spa bath and the walks along the beach - we do hope to return!

A fabulous three days. Tempest is exactly as described and better! The views are stunning, and you feel like you are actually on the sea! All the fresh flowers were a lovely touch as well!

Breathtaking! We had a short break to get away from it all- the house, views, location and all of it was superb! Thank you so much! A recharge in a wonderful location and great house.

A truly magical stay! We have stayed in numerous Unique Homestays, but this place says it all! I didn´t want to leave the view. We will be back!

Thank you very much for allowing our family and the dogs to stay in your beautiful home Tempest. Being greeted by both of the owners and having the hamper of goodies really set the scene for a wonderful long weekend. It was gale force winds and rain but that just added to the experience, sitting by the fire. We will definitely come again as soon as time allows. Thank you so much!

The house has been a perfect location for our honeymoon. We have had a great time here!

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