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Aurora | Luxury Self-Catering Beach Cabin | Whitsand Bay, Cornwall


Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Facing the rise and fall of the sun as it journeys from day to night, Aurora clings to the tumbling cliffs above Freathy Beach at Cornwall's Whitsand Bay. The ocean and its changeable moods set the rhythm at this luxury self-catering cabin that commands the view from every aspect; whether serene or a sea in raging turmoil, no stay is short of spectacular here.



High on a cliff with the ebbing and flowing sands of Whitsand Bay stretching out beneath the tides, Aurora is akin to sitting in a ship captain’s chair; uninterrupted views of the waves, sun radiant on the water like a golden pathway to the horizon ahead. Whether days on the Cornwall coast are spent soaking up the sun or with wind tangling hair on the South West Coast Path, rest is guaranteed at this luxury self-catering cabin.


A pared-back, white-washed interior adorned with simple coastal décor allows the panoramic sea views that flood in from the triple-aspect windows to take centre stage, while the decking doors, when flung open, create seamless inside-outside living on balmy summer afternoons. Wake to a flamingo pink sky from the king-size bed, brew rich coffee whilst mist swirls across the view and curl up by the fire as salty storms whip the clapperboard façade.


Fierce community abounds across Whitsand Bay and the Rame Peninsula; a wander through the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, hopping from inn to inn, is sure to reward in rosy cheeks and friends made for life. Outside the cabin, the coast path traverses sweeping cliffs, dipping down to hidden coves where there’s only the seals for company. As the sun makes way for the moon, sink into the hot tub, chinking glasses to salute the day.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £1,695 per week, £1,250 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere is one double bedroom with king-size bed along with a contemporary shower room with rainfall shower.
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilySorry, no babies or children.
  • PracticalitiesParking is on a first-come, first-served basis on the main coastal road that runs along the cliffside or via long-stay parking which is further away. The path down to the cabin is steep (think of it as an adventure!), has no street lighting and can be slippery when wet; shoes with good grip and a torch are advised, and backpacks will be more suitable than cases. Due to the nature of the path, please take care and note, access is not suitable for those with limited mobility. The open-plan kitchen includes an electric oven, hob, fridge with freezer drawer and dishwasher. There is an external utility shed in the garden, which includes a washing machine and tumble dryer. Due to the cliffside location of Aurora internet connection and phone signal can be weather dependent and intermittent; consider it a digital detox!
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper of local produce, Samsung Smart TV, Nespresso coffee machine, WiFi internet, Bluetooth speaker, underfloor heating...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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Aurora is a small but perfectly formed beach hut at Whitsand Bay
Follow the coast path to reach Freathy Beach below
A fresh interior invites the scenes outside to take centre stage

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry

Whitsand Bay

Famed as Cornwall´s long lost, forgotten corner, Whitsand Bay and the Rame Peninsula are the epitome of coastal living; long stretches of golden sand, pumping sets of reliable surf and fiery sunsets plunging into the uninterrupted horizon.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Aurora is situated on the top of Freathy cliff on Whitsand Bay, South East Cornwall.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is an hour from Aurora, 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

“The first time I wound my way down the coastal pathway to Aurora, I was captivated by the setting.”

From the owner

There is so much that we love about Aurora. The mesmeric views from the decking, its authentic footprint on the Whitsand cliffs and, of course, the way Mother Nature showcases herself in all her forms all around.

Aurora is simply a haven for getting away from it all. In the winter, our family love to watch the winter weather rage across the horizon in front of the woodburner, just as much as balmy summer breaks with sand between our toes and salt-thick hair.

Of course, we spend many nights in the hot tub - the only light comes over the Rame Peninsula from Plymouth, and so the skies are pretty magical at night.

We hope that you find peace and rest at our clifftop cabin.

The Shah 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.

Patchwork Studios, Maker

To Do

Patchwork Studios, Maker

A thriving community venue high on a Cornish hill overlooking the Plymouth Sound with a busy roster of events throughout the year, from live music, spoken word and cinema.

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.

Local Fishing Villages

To See

Local Fishing Villages

Polperro is well worth a visit for it´s higgledy piggledy charm; 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 further afield to Charlestown and Fowey.

Royal William Yard, Plymouth

To Do

Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Catch the Cremyll Ferry (on the hour and half hour) and enjoy a scenic trip across to Admiral´s Hard. The Royal William Yard is a short walk of around five minutes away, alive with bars, pop up breweries, galleries and cafés.

Guest Testimonials

Stunning property, beautiful décor and the view was out of this world! The delicious welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise. Thank you for such a memorable stay, we had a wonderful time.

Privacy, ocean view and direct access to the beach below, not to mention the hot tub with incredible ocean views. The property and it´s facilities are amazing. Thank you very much!

Aurora is a beautiful property, and in a stunning location; you really do feel like you´re watching the world go by. We enjoyed staying there immensely and can´t wait to return one day soon.

We have spent unforgettable days at Aurora. We have enjoyed the tranquility and the secluded and remote location. Aurora is not only beautifully situated it is also furnished and decorated with love. I fell in love again with England and especially with the south coast.  

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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