Stories of the Sea

A weekend of luxury living at Penthouse at The Bay

A weekend of luxury living at Penthouse at The Bay

We wound our way through stunning scenery to uncover Cawsand, a hidden gem situated in Cornwall, just inside the border with Devon and tucked away on the Rame Peninsula. After having driven for just under two hours, we arrived to a lovely welcome hamper and were instantly transported to another world of gently lapping waves and beautiful sea views.

Views from Penthouse at The Bay

We’d been so looking forward to taking our children away on this mini break and where better than an apartment directly overlooking the beach – my son was very excited! 

Dinner at Penthouse at The Bay

With both grandparents and children joining us, this luxurious abode is just perfect for multi-generational getaways with loved ones. After we’d all chosen our bedrooms (with a choice of four en suite bedrooms to there was no arguing) we decided to get a delicious meal delivered from The Bay restaurant which is just downstairs. It was delivered plated up, ready to tuck into on the beautiful waterside dining area in the apartment. We later enjoyed a G&T along with a heavenly view of moonlight reflecting on the water below. 

Penthouse at The Bay at night

On Saturday the weather was beautiful and calm so after a breakfast spent bathing in the morning sunlight, we headed down to the beach just in front of the apartment (we knew when to leave as we could watch the ferry approaching!) and caught the first crossing to Plymouth. The journey takes around 30 minutes, taking in the glorious scenery along the coast and arrives at Plymouth’s famous Barbican. 

Cawsand at Sunset

The Cawsand Ferry

After having coffee and a bacon sandwich while delighting in the morning boating activity, we headed to The National Marine Aquarium. This is the UK’s largest aquarium, and it was fascinating for our young son to learn about the different habitats and get to see sharks, rays and even a turtle up close.

Aboard the Cawsand Ferry

After a late lunch at The Flower Café and a stroll around the Barbican, we caught the 3pm ferry back to Cawsand. Prior to our departure from the quay, we got talking to the skipper of the Plymouth Princess and met his adorable dog, Bramble. Halfway through the return journey the skipper asked if we would like to let our son have a turn on the wheel of the ferry, which he absolutely loved! It was the highlight of his weekend and made some wonderful memories. 

Sailing to Plymouth on the Cawsand Ferry

On our return to Cawsand we walked through the village, which is so unspoilt and calm. The sea laps at the shoreline and is crystal clear, so many people were swimming and with yachts bobbing in the bay we felt like we were in the Mediterranean! 

Inviting waters at Cawsand

We’d noticed Olives tapas bar on our walk so we ordered another take out, complete with pan fried prawns in garlic and chilli on ciabatta, and settled down for the evening. With two tired children it was heaven to be able to dine on restaurant quality food in the comfort of the apartment.

Sunday was a little blustery, so we had a slow morning and breakfast in bed before lazing on the super comfy corner sofa, catching up on some TV with hot chocolates on the balcony before heading off to Whitsand Bay.

 Breakfast with a view at Penthouse at The Bay

What a view from the clifftops there, I haven’t visited this area of Cornwall before, it’s stunning. Heading home on the Sunday afternoon back to reality, we reflected on what a marvellous weekend we’d had in this stunning part of Cornwall. 

 Penthouse at The Bay

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