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Breakers | Luxury Self-Catering Beach Chalet | Whitsand Bay


Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

A cliffhanger in every sense, this luxury beach chalet and its jaw-dropping location in Whitsand Bay promise a truly unique getaway. If it’s a coastal escape you crave, then you can’t find a spot much more dramatic than this. Overlooking the sparkling sea, this stunning clifftop retreat boasts far-reaching panoramas and days of sandy toes and salty skin.


With enviable views over Whitsand Bay, Breakers is a cool, luxury hideaway adorned with Barbara Hepworth prints, maritime finds and quirky Cornish treasures. Etched into the cliffside, hazy sun-drenched days and romantic evenings are made extra special. Wake up to awe-inspiring sea views stretching to the horizon and dip in and out of the outside world as you please. Easy access to the coast path and sandy beach just below tempt long balmy days on the sand, whilst the cosy interiors offer blissful hibernation in winter months. 


Breakers beach chalet has been styled using soft tonal hues which draw inspiration from the coastal landscape. Day or night, nestle into the sinkable sofa and gaze out through the enormous windows. With sliding doors, you can welcome in the salty sea breeze in summer or hunker down by the fire on chilly nights as stars pinprick cloudless skies. Making an idyllic vantage point for sipping coffee in the morning sun, the sumptuous bedroom opens straight onto the deck. There is also a dressing room with a single bunk bed available for children.


Keep eyes peeled for dolphins playing in the waves and seals basking in the sun. There are two spacious decked areas leading from the living areas; for ultimate romance dine al fresco underneath the stars in the pergola, or plot afternoon adventures with a map book from comfy chairs. The front deck is the perfect location for ice-cold G&Ts, taking in the scenes and watching the sun sink into the ocean. For seaside adventures, head to Portwrinkle fishing village or visit the secluded (and often empty) Hoodny Cove for a dip.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests (+ 1 child over the age of 5)
    From £1,250 per week, £995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom, with one small single (2ft 6) bedroom available on request for an additional £100 per week or £50 per short break. One bathroom with bath and shower overhead.
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  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children aged twelve and above are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is room for one car in the allocated space on top of the cliff. Please note the chalet is reached via a steep, uneven walk down from the parking space, similarly from the property to the beach, which may be unsuitable for the less able. The house has an oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, bean-to-cup coffee maker, dishwasher and washer dryer. The second set of bi-fold doors are kept locked in winter months (available all summer).
  • Homestay includesSmart TV with DVD player, Sonos speaker, De´Longhi coffee machine, board games, bottle of Crémant, iPad, WiFi internet, Weber electric barbecue, linen, towels....House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Cool tones and subtle blues mimic the sea outside
Enjoy cool coastal-inspired interiors at Breakers beach chalet
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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.

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Whitsand Bay

Getting there

  • On the Map Breakers beach chalet is situated on the edge of the coast of South East Cornwall; overlooking Whitsand Bay.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is around an hour from Breakers, Exeter Airport is approximately 90 minutes away.
  • 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.

From the owner

“Settings as special as this one are hard to come by, if we say so ourselves! Perched cliffside and surrounded by sea vistas, the coastal views are amazing and ever-changing. A truly romantic beach chalet hideaway for a break you´ll never forget.”

From the owner

Frequent visitors to West Cornwall and Devon residents for over 25 years, we started looking for a bolthole on the coast in 2010. Following our search, we discovered Whitsand Bay - and what a find!

The beach chalets on Tregonhawke Cliff date back to World War II, although many fell into disrepair during the 1960s and 70s. When we purchased our chalet, the shell had been rebuilt but neither the interior nor the groundworks had been started. It was basically a blank canvas, which was ideal as we knew exactly what we wanted to do.

It took almost a year to complete; one of the main challenges was getting materials down the cliff (heavy sleepers and tons of pebbles are not easily shifted!). We decided to make Breakers available to Unique Homestays guests and it has been overwhelmingly successful. Visitors from all parts of the world have loved our beach chalet and found their time to be peaceful and relaxing, ideal for recharging their batteries.

There’s one thing we absolutely demand of all our guests – to have a great time during their stay.

Andy & Barbara

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.

Country Gardens
To Do

Country Gardens

From the 865 acres of parkland comprising Mount Edgcumbe County Park to the riverside setting of Anthony House and woodland walks at Cothele, there are a host of interesting gardens to explore closeby, especially radiant in spring.

Local Fishing Villages
To See

Local Fishing Villages

Polperro is well worth a visit; take the horse and cart to the harbour front then head on foot to look for the natural swimming pool. Visit the fishing village of Looe or step back in time in nearby Kingsand and Cawsand.

On the Water, Whitsand Bay
To Do

On the Water, Whitsand Bay

Whether you are a novice when it comes to on-the-water escapades or you are looking to challenge your skills, there is a whole host of activities available locally from swimming to surfing to coasteering to kayaking and more.

The View, Whitsand Bay
To Eat

The View, Whitsand Bay

Featured on Caroline Quentin’s ‘Cornwall’ series, The View serves superb fish and seafood in simple, modern and tasteful surroundings. Head along the coast road with the sea on your right for around three minutes and you´ll be there!

Guest Testimonials

Breakers was everything we wanted in a short stay, and more. It has a superb view even with the grey wintry days. The house is extremely comfortable with good quality linen, towels and furnishings. The welcome hamper was lovely, and the kitchen so well equipped with every utensil you could possibly need and herbs, oils, condiments and dishwasher tablets! I even liked the tea towels. The downside was that this proved to be expensive - but only because I now need to buy a coffee machine, crockery and new bed linen so I can recreate Breakers at home! The view may prove more difficult!

What a find, we needed a break from work and ´Breakers´ is just perfect. Stunning views, a well equipped and beautifully decorated home to relax in. It´s so peaceful, you can kick back and listen to the sound of the sea, go for a coastal walk or head down to the beach. Our little beagle enjoyed it all very much. We don´t want to leave this beautiful place. We´d like to say a big thank you to the owner for all your help!

We´ve had a wonderful week at Breakers. It´s been a relaxing and peaceful experience, everything needed was provided. We loved the fluffy bathrobes, and the shower gel was so nice we will be stocking up when we get home! Our dogs Teddy and Bear have loved the beach, swimming and lounging on the decking. We´ve enjoyed cooking today and cuddling up, walking, watching DVDs in the evening. We were so lucky with the weather, it has been sunny every day, although I would love to stay here when its stormy and windy too!

Three days simply aren’t enough at beautiful Breakers. The little touches were so perfect, we couldn’t have asked for more or better. Champagne in the fridge and a selection of fine chocolates. Everything provided in this property is top class which we thoroughly appreciated. If only everyone could follow such great standards, it’s so simple and made the world of difference. Thank you for the quality tea and coffee, we had the best of everything! Cornish butter, fresh bread, local eggs. I would definitely revisit & recommend.

My wife and I have had such a beautiful time away together here at Breakers and celebrated our honeymoon here. It has been such a peaceful and relaxing time together. We will always have a warm smile in our hearts when we look back at our stay. The views are amazing, the sound of the waves gently crashing, the birds singing, the weather has been amazing, the starry nights, the relaxing start to each day, the walks, all of these wonderful things and sounds we will miss and will always have a special place in our memories.

Our stay was everything that we wanted it to be. Breakers is very well equipped and in a beautiful location, it was spotlessly clean and everything promised was provided. There is a lot to do and see in the area and no doubt we will return one day, but for this stay, we spent most of it at the property on the decking! We had glorious sunshine and spent time sunbathing and reading. The next day it poured it down all day, but it didn’t matter, we relaxed watching the sea and enjoyed simply ‘being’!

This has been the most private and beautiful property we have ever visited. Everything is so comfortable and we would love to stay forever. Meeting the owners was lovely, thank you for two weeks relaxing and enjoying the fantastic scenery and for having a forget-the-date-and-time time.

We couldn´t have imagined a more peaceful, cosy or idyllic place to spend our "mini-moon". Perfect sunsets every night, walks on the beach without seeing another person, and an amazingly comfortable and well-equipped nest to relax in. Waking up to the sounds of the waves and that view is extremely special. Thank you for the beautiful hamper - you really did think of everything! We will certainly be back - next time, hopefully, with a dog, which would make those walks along the coast even more magical. An unforgettable week, thank you!

We have had such a lovely four days in our beach hut. The weather has been gorgeous and was a perfect way to celebrate our honeymoon. The beach below is glorious, our Labrador loved running into all of the rock pools. It is so peaceful here and the view is to die for. The dressing gowns and home touches are amazing and make it very had to leave such a gorgeous place.

We stayed at Breakers to celebrate a big birthday. It was excellent and welcoming. Clean, tastefully furnished and the kitchen is well equipped. The owners have used every inch of the space to the max with clever design. The welcome bottle of wine and hamper was a lovely touch. We loved the gas log burner which made it so comfy in the evenings, especially when the weather was wet and miserable outside. I cannot fault the set up and the owners have tried to think of everything to ensure a pleasant stay. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

What a wonderful week we have had in this oasis! Breakers is perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly require. The views are just spectacular, and the weather has been gorgeous! Lots of walking along the beach and up and down the cliffs, plus a lovely walk to Cawsands along the coastal path. We will be back!

We loved the location of Breakers, it was perfect for us and the dogs. We enjoyed long quiet beaches for runs and swims. We wanted another week and are likely to book again. Everything was excellent.

Such a lovely spot, thank you! It was a total treat and the perfect retreat from the working world. We enjoyed stunning walks to Cawsand and then back over the fields to Breakers. The trip was blessed with sunshine and thunderstorms, the best!

Thank you so much for making this chalet the perfect holiday destination; from the chilled bottle of Crémant to the fantastic coffee machine (we have the same model on order as I write!) we were surprised and delighted by every details. We completely lost the game of "I bet they don´t have a ???" as you definitely have everything! We had amazing weather and loved the beach and cliff walks. Lunch at ´The View´ on Sunday was delicious, thank you for the recommendation. We can´t wait to return!

We have had a wonderful time at this fab beach chalet. The views are stunning & it´s a fantastic place to unwind and relax. The chalet is so well equipped and tastefully furnished. Thank you for providing a special place to make memories of our 30th anniversary.

What a beautiful home you have, you have thought of everything and we felt very welcomed! The view looking out is breathtaking and a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon road trip! We have really enjoyed the opportunity to relax after the madness of the wedding, Breakers was the perfect place to unwind. Thank you for the hamper and all the little touches, we will definitely be back again soon!

The perfect place, we could never tire of the most beautiful view. Have loved the opportunity to explore a new part of Cornwall, especially loved Kingsand and Cawsand. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous beach hut.

This wonderful chalet did as it said on the tin! We have had a wonderful break and the first three days were a heatwave at 33 degrees! The chalet has all the equipment we needed and is beautifully appointed. It´s fabulous to wake up in the morning to the sea view. We went to the Devonport Inn for an evening meal and it didn´t disappoint, it was great! Our little dog has turned into a beach bum and does not want to go anywhere else! Many thanks.

We have had a very relaxing break here this week! The weather may not have been the best but we made the most of it! A perfect place to re-charge our batteries after getting married the week before. The chalet was everything we could have wished for and more, and the views are stunning even with the wind and rain. The attention to detail here is second to none, and the welcome hamper was delicious. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, we will be back!

We have had a great relaxing break here this week! A perfect place to re-charge the batteries after getting married last week. The chalet/log cabin was everything we could have wished for and more and the views are stunning, even with the wind and rain. The attention to detail here is second to none and the welcome hamper was delicious. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! We will back.

We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary here and have had a really relaxing time. Being on the cliff with views over the sea made us feel like we were on an exclusive island! We loved the provisions and attention to detail, we felt truly at home without a care in the world. Thank you for opening your home and making it possible for us to have this truly memorable holiday.

My daughter and I had a very relaxing weekend in your beautiful sea side property. I loved the attention to detail and luxurious surrounds which you have achieved. Our little dog Evie seemed very happy to, loved the beach and we must have walked miles.I have also fallen in love with hammocks! I would love to return with my husband. Maybe in the future.

My wife was able to wake up on her 60th birthday to the sound of the sea and incredible views, it was our little slice of heaven. The garden is wonderful and we loved the blinds on the pergola which have given us food for thought for home! Thank you again, we had a very special time.

We loved every second spent in this beautiful, fabulously appointed and furnished beach hut with the most spectacular view. I am already missing waking up to the sound of the sea.

What a beautiful spot for what turned out to be the most amazing weekend! This place will forever be in our hearts as the place we got engaged. Thank you so much! Big thanks for the bottle of bubbles to help us celebrate. It could not have been more perfect!

Totally agree with all the comments, you have thought of everything. Lovely hamper which was a nice surprise, we have made many happy memories to take home especially the days when the weather was kind! The view is fantastic and the long way down to the beach is worth the effort as well. We have never taken so many pictures.

Thank you for letting us stay in your little house in paradise! It has been the perfect start to our married life (it´s always going to be this perfect right?)! Never have we done so little and been so happy about it. Gorgeous walks in the sun, cups of tea whilst watching the horizon from the decking, long sleeps and delicious food by the fire. AMAZING!

Many thanks for letting us share your little slice of paradise! We have had the most fantastic time, the dogs absolutely loved all the walks. The breakfast at the Cliff top cafe is a must! For the special view, The View is also a must. We were even lucky with the weather and enjoyed the late afternoon sunshine sat on the terrace, looking out to the sea with a glass of wine- what more could you ask for! Thank you once again, you have a wonderful place and have made our holiday very special. We don´t want to leave!

This is our second stay at Breakers as we enjoyed it so much the first time! The weather was amazing as is the fantastic accommodation. The highlight for me was a marriage proposal on the beach! Thank you for another fantastic holiday! PS, the new barbecue is brilliant!

Breakers is an amazing place which is very relaxing and romantic. The chalet was just perfect and extremely well thought out for ones every need. I would like to take the view home with us, and not to mention the wonderful weather we have had. Thank you so much for such perfect memories.

Thank you so much for a perfect week away in this beautiful place. The sea views from Breakers were amazing to wake up to, and we even dined outside on the deck. The hamper was a great touch too, and the Prosecco went down a treat. We cannot wait to come back!

We couldn´t have asked for a more magical and relaxing romantic retreat for our Honeymoon. The views are incredible and we have never seen so many stars at night! The house has been the most perfect, warm and comfortable stay, I could live in the bath if the comfy bed didn´t call me so much. Breakers is so well equipped we didn´t need for anything.

Of all the places we have visited this week, the location of Whitsand Bay cannot (in our view) be matched. Breakers is a great retreat which we have truly enjoyed. We love to cook and the range of equipment in the kitchen did not disappoint - fantastically and ingeniously stocked and organised.

Simply magical! We have thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Breakers. The chalet is so well equipped and is very comfortable. Thank you for allowing us to share it and for the hamper and other goodies. We hope to be back!

Unbelievable - the pictures on the website are exactly meeting reality; a five star luxury chalet, the most beautiful of the many we have stayed in. The hamper and the survival kit in the fridge make it even better, so we would award six stars in total. We enjoyed the stunning view in sunny and stormy conditions and explored Cornwall all over, having a luxurious and cosy place to rest and recover, and we achieved a rewardable rise concerning our fitness!

We had such a fantastic week here. Breakers was such a comfortable home away from home. The location is wonderful too and hearing the sound of the sea was so relaxing. There was so much thought put into the set up of the property. We loved the bi-folding doors and the outside space with the hammocks and deck chairs. Thank you!

Breakers offered us a refreshing break and a great spot to retreat to. On clear nights there is so little ambient light that the stars are really clear. Thank you for such a lovely stay. The hamper was a really nice touch too!

Thank you so much for a wonderful and very relaxing break, it will be hard to return to reality again! Breakers is wonderful, as were our walks along the beach and being able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Lovely, just lovely! From the moment we stepped in the door everything was perfect, including the weather! We have so enjoyed the comfort and luxury of Breakers. We have run along the cliff top, walked on the beach and dined on the deck; perfect.

Such a lovely week watching the waves and boats, snuggling up by the fire and recharging our batteries! Enjoyed day trips to Fowey, Polperro, Looe, the National Trust´s Anthony House and a Sunday lunch at River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Plymouth. Perfect!

Breakers has been wonderful. What a great place, an ever changing scene when you gaze out of the windows. We have had a really special few days, everything you need and more in a holiday home!

Thank you so much for providing a beautiful place for us to send our honeymoon - we don´t want to leave! We can´t wait to come back! Two days of awful weather, but two days of spring like sunshine has been amazing. Marlow the dog enjoyed the beach and the garden is enclosed. The property has provided us with everything we needed to start our married life. Thank you again.

Last Saturday Becky and I got married!! After a couple of nights in Gloucestershire, we braved the weather and made our way to this wonderful retreat by the raging sea. I write whilst sitting next to a hot fire opposite my wife, it doesn´t get much better! As other newlyweds have said, this is the best possible place to begin married life. We´ll be back!

We booked this long weekend away over 6 months ago for our 10 year wedding anniversary, so we have looked forward to it for a long time and all that time we hoped for bad weather. All we wanted was to relax by the fire, enjoy the amazing views and cook some nice food, We weren´t disappointed! The storms were frighteningly good! The chalet is obviously made of strong stuff, as well as being perfectly finished and appointed. We will certainly be coming back!!

We had a great week, even with varied weather. So cosy inside with the wind roaring all around you. We walked to The View and back, there was no need for a torch as the moonlight was so bright. The perfect evening. Sunday lunch at The Finnygook was wonderful! Totally appreciated our stay at Breakers. Great start to 2014. Many thanks!

Excellent short break! Worth every penny; lovely views, location and a very comfortable house. Although the weather wasn´t very forgiving it added to the warm wintery feel watching DVDs by the fire. Thanks for a lovely week.

Fantastic location, so peaceful! Amazingly well-appointed, had absolutely everything you could possibly want. We had a wonderful, lazy time away from the hustle and bustle with lots of walks on the beach... perfect.

It´s important to me that the accommodation is comfortable and clean, it was so lovely to arrive and feel completely at ease without anything to worry about, lovely :-) Beautiful location, a true ´get away from it all´ feeling, nothing but the sea to look at.... Wonderful!

We absolutely loved staying at Breakers. We had many plans to visit the sights, but ended up just relaxing at Breakers. It had everything we needed for dining with the best views, walks on a beautiful deserted beach and having cream tea on the deck. We were so lucky with the weather. Altogether a very relaxing break. Thank you.

We celebrated our honeymoon here and what a perfect place to chill out after the madness of a wedding. We dined at Nelsons, The Finnygook Inn and the view and all the food was excellent. Wonderful chalet and superb location. Waking up to the sound of the sea every morning was bliss. This place will hold very special memories for us.

For the three weeks of our summer holiday, it was the perfect place to choose! The house has every comfort one can think of and the little favours we received from Barbara and Andy have made us feel most welcome. Thanks a lot for sharing this place with us! We feel very sorry to leave...

We had a wonderful stay here. The views and scenery are wonderful. We enjoyed some nights in cooking simply fish dishes with wine and listening to the sea sounds. We also went to the Finnygook pub. Very tasty and lovely service, plus they accept dogs. Our stay here has been memorable. We loved Polperro and Fowey and Portwrinkle, although a tiny place was quiet and good for taking our dog. We were blessed with this weeks weather 80 degrees plus, could have been on a Greek island easily but without mosquitoes!

Breakers has exceeded all expectations (which were high). We really appreciated the luxuries of the chalet, the beautiful views and glorious coastal walks. We slept with the stable door open so we could see the stars and hear the sea.

Gorgeous in every way - the lovely touches like the hamper and soft bathrobes. The property is beautifully appointed - and the location was magnificent. We walked the stunning coastal paths in glorious weather and think is the best walking we have done in a long time. Then we came back for cream tea on our own terrace overlooking the sea. Wonderful. It doesn´t get any better for us! Thank you.

Such a wonderful and peaceful little haven. Came here for our third wedding anniversary and for a bit of rest and re-coup and it certainly provided. Hardly saw a soul the whole time we were here. So private! The hamper on arrival was fab and catered for my gluten free diet - another treat. Soft bath robes and fire with remote control and the sound of the waves. It really is perfection!

I would stay here Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer. We have had 7 wonderful days of peacefulness and enjoyment. The view is amazing and the beach cottage just perfect. I am so sad to leave it, but will most definitely be coming back here in summer to make full use of the outdoor area. Thank you Andy and Barbara for sharing your holiday place with us. It has been the exact break we have needed from working in film.


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