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Daydreamer | Luxury Beach Hut | Freathy Cliff, Whitsand Bay


Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Ever dreamt of your own private clifftop retreat complete with bubbly hot tub and never-ending views out across Barbadian blue waters? Daydreamer offers just that and so much more, but without the long-haul flight. Blissfully set on Freathy cliff in 'Cornwall's forgotten corner', this luxury self-catering beach hut overlooking Whitsand Bay is as seaside chic as they come.


Once home to a salty Sea Captain and lovingly passed down through his family for many decades, the newest generation have opened the doors of this luxury self-catering beach hut to offer others a slice of their seaside sanctuary. Daydreamer is sublimely set on Freathy cliff in Whitsand Bay, one of Cornwall’s lesser known holiday destinations, with unspoilt sea views as far as the eye can see. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows blur the boundary between inside and out, filling the living area with natural light and giving the feel of a blue-sky summer zephyr all year round.


The wraparound glass front and elevated position give this spacious beach hut a luxury penthouse feel. Step down into the double bedroom and be tempted into the cloudlike bed scattered with fluffy pillows and soft throws. Next door sits the en suite shower room complete with WC, basin and heated shower rail; a perfect place for post-beach pampering. Taking full advantage of the views, the living area offers sofas set alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and a backdrop of soothing coastal tones - a calming oasis in which to sit for hours contemplating the complex beauty of the ever-changing horizon.


Atlantic winds bring changeable weathers and here azure views can fast turn to moody skies. There’s nothing like storm watching from the steaming hot tub under a canopy of stars; sipping on a flute of Cornish fizz and feeling the salt spray on your face will lift you onto cloud nine. A beach hut holiday hotspot for years, Whitsand Bay has lost none of its vibrancy. The three-mile expanse of golden beach is certainly spectacular, but the real treasures lie in the hidden gem coves dotted nearby. Scamper down to Sharrow Beach or Polhawn Cove for a skinny dip and beach fire all to yourself. 

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,495 per week, £1,150 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom, one en suite shower room with WC.
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo medium 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.
  • PracticalitiesGuests can drop luggage outside, then the car park is an easy three-minute walk away. This luxury beach hut is well-equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee machine and electric oven with grill and hob. There is an outside hut with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper with a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and local produce, Smart TV with Netflix, Bluetooth speaker, DVD player, underfloor heating, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, board games, linen, towels...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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The luxury cliff top beach hut overlooks Whitsand Bay, east Cornwall
The views of the ocean from Daydreamer

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Whitsand Bay

A sparkling blue bay down on south Cornwall´s soft coast, Whitsand is the perfect spot for easy beach walks and blissful relaxation by the sea, all topped off with a dip and a fish´n´chip picnic on the sun-baked rocks.

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Whitsand Bay

Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury beach hut is situated on the top of Freathy cliff on Whitsand Bay, South East Cornwall.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is an hour from Daydreamer whilst 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 Bodmin, 30 minutes drive away, or Plymouth which is around 35 minutes away.

From the owner

“As you step into the main living area, the vista of the sea stretching the total panoramic concourse of this majestic coastline from Looe Island to Rame Head gives you both morning sun and amazing sunsets. It´s during the winter months when I find these coastal views most spectacular and invigorating.”

From the owner

The chalets on the cliff top were originally constructed in the 1940s when Plymouth was being bombed in the Second World War and residents of Plymouth were evacuated to the clifftops for safety. The chalets to house them were built from driftwood and anything useful washed up on the beaches at that time.

Our father was evacuated to this chalet as a child to be brought up by Uncle Ern (a naval Sea Captain at that time) and his wife Chris. The chalet has been in the family ever since and passed down through the generations.

We have wonderful memories as children of midnight fishing on the beaches, followed by singing to the accordion round a fire before trekking back up the cliff with gas mantles to light our way.

After approximately 75 years it was high time that the cabin was brought into the 21st century and this is how it evolved. I hope that you enjoy and take as much pleasure from Daydreamer as ourselves and our families have had over the generations!

Jane, Diane and Lynda

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.

National Marine Aquarium

To See

National Marine Aquarium

If you take the boat trip from Cawsands across to Plymouth Hoe, the aquarium is right on your doorstop when you land. The UK´s biggest aquarium, you are invited to peer into watery worlds of wonderful fish of all colours and sizes.

Eden Project

To Do

Eden Project

The amazing Eden Project is a must-see whatever the weather. An educational charity that focuses on connecting us with each other and the living world, it is home to massive biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity.

Freathy Beach

To Do

Freathy Beach

The life-guarded Freathy Beach is on your doorstep, just walk out the chalet gate and follow the footpath to the right as it winds down the cliff. There are caves and grottos to explore to the right, and rock pools big enough to swim in.

Cliff Top Cafe, Whitsand Bay

To Eat

Cliff Top Cafe, Whitsand Bay

Serving a hearty breakfast and light meals throughout the day, Cliff Top Cafe is perfectly situated for a sun-downer with stunning views stretching out across Whitsand Bay and beyond.

Guest Testimonials

A beautiful location with a high standard of accommodation. The service from yourselves was brilliant.

An unforgettable stay! This was truly a wonderful way to start our married life. We have thoroughly enjoyed our bubble of wedding bliss. Thank you so much.

We had the most perfect honeymoon at Daydreamer. This place is an absolute gem! The long journey down to Cornwall was well worth it. Thank you!

The most amazing stay for our honeymoon! Beautiful walks with stunning views. We loved the view from Daydreamer and also Old Sail Loft in Looe! Thank you for a fabulous and restful break.

Wow, what an amazing place to spend New Year. Daydreamer is stunning and I managed to paint a canvas of the scenery. The local villages are beautiful and the hot tub is so relaxing. Seven nights of pure relaxations here - we will be coming back. Truly gorgeous!

What a magical stay we had in this little cabin! We cooked, saw the sights, went to the beach, and visited the local villages. Our dog, Bailey, loved it too! Thank you so much!

Talk about a room with a view! We came here for some much needed quiet time away from work and the phone and found total peace, a lovely hideaway, and a view that you can never get used to! It´s stunning. We had the most incredible 30 degree weather and spend as much time on the beach as the tides allowed; walking, swimming, and meeting the lovely locals. A total piece of heaven!

A truly beautiful and special place! A surprise getaway for my 30th birthday and after an amazing few days, I also became a fiancée! What better place than Daydreamer could there be?! Stunning views, a hot tub under the stars, and pure relaxation. Perfect!

Breathtaking! After a few very hectic and stressful weeks re-planning our wedding on medical grounds, we needed somewhere to re-charge and relax. We couldn´t have found a better place! Well rested and ready for what lies ahead, we will be back! A truly spectacular place to be with my new wife.

This has been one of, if not the best holiday we have ever been on. The view is to die for! Daydreamer is a lovely little chalet, equipped for every occasion and every meal! Thanks for a lovely holiday.

We have had the perfect week! Long walks on the beach, sunsets, days where we did not leave the comfort of Daydreamer and some lovely trips out including, Looe, Polperro, Rame Head, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and also the Coddy Shack is a must!

Had a wonderful time. We really got to make the most of the property as the weather was great. The views was stunning. Would love to return and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

We had the perfect honeymoon in this beautiful hideaway. Long walks on the beach in the evening with beautiful sunsets, delicious meals at the Finnygook Inn. Wish we could stay at Infinity for ever.

So glad we found this amazing place. Had an amazing relaxing stay. The weather was on our side for the most part and we enjoyed long walks along the beach at low tide and had a great evening meal the ´The view´. The hot tub was a great touch! Would definately come back.

We celebrated our special day earlier in the month and came here for a couple of days to start our honeymoon in Cornwall. Our wedding was small and perfectly formed. Daydreamer is small and perfectly formed. it was absolutely fabulous and we loved it.

Daydreamer was a fantastic home to wind down in after a manic few weeks leading up to our wedding. Irrespective of the time of day, the view is absolutely priceless. We couldn´t have asked for a better place to spend our first few days together as a married couple.

The only place I long not to leave! It has been magical in every weather. We love Polperro and Cawsand plus magnificent Rame Head - a beautiful walk up to the derelict chapel with views to die for. Cornwall is our new favourite place.

Wow... This really is the most beautiful home from home! Gorgeous, unspoiled views, a very unique special location and the most wonderful surroundings. Thank you for an amazing holiday, we don´t want to leave.

We had the most wonderful weekend at Daydreamer. It was a weekend I will treasure forever. It is such a stunning location. I am counting the days until we return. Thank you!

This beautiful place has given us the perfect spot for our honeymoon. Quiet, peaceful and secluded with absolutely stunning views. We have enjoyed sunsets, stargazing and relaxing in the hot tub. We also took a surf lesson just down on the beach below. Wonderful memories. Thank you!

Staying here as an addition to our honeymoon has ended our wedding celebrations perfectly. You cannot beat waking up to that view each morning! We ventured out to the local villages nearby and thoroughly enjoyed Cawsand with its small harbour. Everyone here is so friendly and it is such a beautiful spot. Amazing!

The only place I long not to leave. It has been magical in every weather. We love Polperro and Cawsands plus magnificent Rame Head - a beautiful walk up to the derelict chapel with views to die for. Cornwall is our new favourite place. Thank you!

Just "wow". Thank you so much for letting us enjoy a relaxing stay your incredible family holiday home. We will certainly be back (if we can find a gap in the calendar)!

I´ve stayed up at Whitsand Bay on several occasions but this beach hut really is something else; easy to access, spacious and with a real private feel. Their brand new hot tub is the cherry on the top! It meant we could enjoy the fresh seasalt air and to-die-for views whatever the temperature was outside. I would say I´d recommend Daydreamer to everyone I know, but I don´t want anyone else to discover my new favourite hidden gem holiday home! Thank you Unique Homestays.

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